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Assemblymember Amy Paulin told the Scarsdale Forum in a Zoom meeting held Dec. 8 that she, among others, thought that then Gov. Andrew Cuomo “had done an incredibly good job with the pandemic” (Inquirer, Jan. 7, “Paulin sums up legislative accomplishments at Forum meeting”).

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Garth Road apartment owners and renters have a Scarsdale address and enjoy proximity to restaurants and shops in Scarsdale Village; but on Election Day, they vote in the town of Eastchester in which they reside and are registered. Until recently, voting on Garth Road was easily accomplished.…

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The holiday season is synonymous with giving and Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS) needs your support. Like most organizations, SFCS was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however our dedicated professional staff continued to meet the challenges presented over the past two …

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In my lifetime, I have witnessed our summers get hotter, winters get less snow and hurricane seasons intensify. Just three months ago, Hurricane Ida floods devastated our area. Now, our December days are littered with excessively warm days. This is not normal. These are the trickling effects…

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Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps is currently in the midst of its annual fund drive. SVAC is a community treasure, regularly going above and beyond the call of duty — never more so than during the pandemic. SVAC is not funded by the village of Scarsdale; it is supported by the generous co…

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Three moms from Scarsdale started a petition to ask our village board trustees to opt out of allowing a marijuana store or lounge in our village center. I am one of the three moms. So far, more than 570 residents signed the petition to support this. The overwhelming message is “let Scarsdale…

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As a parent of a fourth grader this was our first full season in the Scarsdale Youth Football (SYF) program, and it sure was a memorable one. After an undefeated season and a league championship win, I couldn’t have imagined a better end to the year … and then we attended our very first Scar…

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On Feb. 22, 2012, Scarsdale invested a substantial amount of tax dollars to create and publish a 221-page report on homes throughout the village that were deemed historic. While the purpose of this publication was to provide clear guidance for prospective homeowners, recent years have contra…

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Recently retired Village Clerk Donna Conkling’s work on behalf of the village was nothing short of exemplary. Donna brought consummate professionalism, unwavering dedication, and unquestionable integrity to everything she did as our clerk. One of the many things that set Donna apart was the …

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How prescient that a Hartsdale smoke shop was just busted for selling vaping and cannabis products to minors [“Shops charged with selling tobacco to minors,” Nov. 19], because that is exactly what will happen if Scarsdale chooses to allow marijuana dispensaries.

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I applaud the steps taken by Scarsdale School District Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Ray Pappalardi to address the health needs of student-athletes by including two full-time trainers, concussion management and physical therapy services as described in the Inquirer’s N…

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I was greatly saddened to read this short, disheartening letter by Mr. Hartzell [“Just say no to marijuana outlets in Scarsdale,” Nov. 12]. It seems our beloved Scarsdale Inquirer is quick to take up the banner of negativity about marijuana dispensaries when readers write to express viewpoin…

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On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, I received an unexpected and wonderful visit from Maeve Richmond, a fifth grade Girl Scout from Troop 1436, and her grandfather, Scarsdale resident and Vietnam veteran Dan Caro. Maeve greeted me with a smile, a “thank you for your service,” a hand drawn note and a b…

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Scarsdale is rightly proud of the splendid lifestyle and educational standards it has for its children, and proud of the efforts continually made to improve those standards and protect our children from harm. I doubt if any community in the United States has produced a citizen like Rippy Phi…

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In case you missed it, our newly elected congressman for the 16th congressional district, Jamaal Bowman, voted against the infrastructure bill. Acting as a member of “the squad,” Bowman defied common sense by voting against the infrastructure bill as supposed leverage to pass Biden’s broader…

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I agree with the letter in last week’s Inquirer [“Pool should be fixed, not studied, using village funds,” Oct. 29] by the Leitners, stating we don’t need to have an expensive consultant to study and fix our pool complex.

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As a parent of a young adult with developmental delays, as well as a professional in the field, I was quite surprised to learn that noise from the leaf blower “could contribute to many conditions, including developmental delays” [Points of View, Oct. 22]. That’s a new one on me! Where was th…

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There’s a great new way to shop local and support our Scarsdale businesses. The Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) has created a unique program that makes it fun, convenient and easy for all of us to help our merchant community, and keep local spending local. It’s called the ’Dale Dollars eGi…

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Sometimes if you’re lucky, you get the opportunity to meet and spend important, meaningful and memorable time with important people or ones who later prove themselves to be important for the country and the world. For me, that person was Gen. Colin Powell, who died Oct. 18 at age 84 from com…

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I’ve been reading with interest and concern about the status of the Scarsdale Pool Complex. We as a community must rally around this gem. As one who grew up in Scarsdale, and later raised my family here, the pool has always been a gathering place, none more so than during the pandemic, when …

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Every year, more than 700 school districts throughout New York observe School Board Recognition Week to honor the service of our dedicated volunteer school board members. By proclamation of the governor of the State of New York, School Board Recognition Week took place this week, Oct. 18-22.

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Early voting starts Oct. 23 for Westchester county executive, county clerk and county legislator. Elections are important at all levels of government, especially local elections where the winners directly affect residents’ quality of life. The Scarsdale Democratic Town Committee urges voters…

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There is an important election this November. The Scarsdale Democratic Town Committee encourages all voters to cast their ballots for the Democratic ticket and vote “yes” on all five state constitutional propositions and the single Westchester County proposition.

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A beating heart means life. When a heart stops beating there is death. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, in the Inquirer [“Paulin speaks out for women’s rights at rally,” Oct. 8] boasts she has spent her life arguing for women’s rights, including the right to abortion.

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The Scarsdale Drug and Alcohol Task Force is concerned about the ramifications of the recent Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) enacted by New York State. Of immediate concern are the impact on our youth population and the uncertainty surrounding the implementation of the MRTA.

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After careful study of the proposed County Ethics Code, the League of Women Voters of Westchester wholeheartedly endorses this sensible referendum, and thanks the county leadership for its thorough examination and expansion of the existing County Ethics Code.

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It’s not too early to think about this fall’s elections. There are three ways to vote: in person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2; early voting in person from Saturday, Oct. 23through Sunday, Oct. 31; and by absentee ballot. Make a plan to vote now!

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For the past three years Robert Berg has been in court with the village over the placement of signs on village and private property. While running for office he and his VCP party initially polluted the village with his campaign signs violating local village code. Eventually the village relen…

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Scarsdale residents and members of our beautiful outdoor municipal pool — a true gem — should be aware of a public meeting held this past Tuesday, Sept. 21, at village hall where a consultant team made a public presentation on the future of the pool. There were about 26 members of the public…

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The Procedure Committee invites Scarsdale residents to run for a position on the nonpartisan Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC). As one of 30 volunteers on the CNC you will interview, evaluate and select candidates running for positions on the village board of trustees, who will then appear…