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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…

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Many residents of Greenburgh experienced significant property damage as a result of the recent storm. Many lost cars, furniture, boilers, heating and air conditioning units and will have to spend tens of thousands of dollars making repairs to their homes.

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Have you driven past the new comfort station being built at the Scarsdale Middle School tennis courts and athletic field to replace the dilapidated old hut that stood there for years on the site? Praise must go to the village board that took on the “total” project after eight years of discus…

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At Scarsdale Security, we value our connection with the community and our participation in village life. This year, we are proud to be one of the sponsors of the Scarsdale Community Calendar, compiled and distributed by the Scarsdale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations. These calendars co…

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It’s a good thing that the village board went to the trouble of passing the ordinance of banning gas blowers from May 1 through Sept. 30. Unless the northern end of Greenacres is the only area of Scarsdale where the law has not been enforced, it has been an abject failure. For 1 to 2 hours e…

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Walworth Avenue at Fenimore Road has been closed for about a week. Nobody was notified in Greenacres. When will it be reopened? Many of the side streets off Fenimore Road have been closed on and off and, when closed, there haven’t been people at the closures to let us into our own streets. W…

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In recent years Con Edison has been doing lots of underground gas pipe replacements around the region. The infrastructure work is needed and is important for our safety. What’s needed is for Con Edison to provide the public and local government officials with a 5- to 10-year plan of roads th…

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The letter in last week’s Inquirer is surprising [“Becoming a village has nothing to do with who lives in Edgemont,” Aug. 20]. It is out of character for the Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) to attack someone in the personal manner they went after me. Did I hit a sensitive nerve? Did w…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused death and destruction around the world. The destruction is not of buildings or infrastructure, but an increase in poverty. People around the world need resources in order to be prepared, should another pandemic happen, to not only protect themselves but the U…

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Two weeks ago, a former Edgemont resident wrote a piece against the incorporation effort, citing a single sentence on the EIC website regarding affordable housing while ignoring volumes of other information [“The incorporation of Edgemont would be ‘misguided’,” Aug. 7].

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It’s called shoving. That’s the rippled asphalt you get at intersections such as Popham and Post roads, and at Popham and the over-lit [First Republic] bank in the village, and at Cornell and Weaver streets. It’s dangerous and unpleasant. It causes swerving and uneven braking, and it seems t…

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Over the past several years, I have read as well as written numerous letters about Edgemont’s proposed incorporation. The letter from Zach Borenstein [“The incorporation of Edgemont would be ‘misguided’; Aug. 6] in last week’s Scarsdale Inquirer sums up the issue best. What is most interesti…

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Together we are all faced with the daunting responsibilities of not only protecting ourselves and our loved ones from the ravages of COVID-19 and its variants, but also helping to protect all those we are directly responsible for, such as children returning to school, co-workers, vulnerable …

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The Scarsdale Procedure Committee (PC) administers a longstanding tradition in Scarsdale in which 30 residents elected by their neighbors nominate a nonpartisan slate of candidates annually for open village board offices. The process is meant to engage residents in civic participation and to…

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He’s almost gone, but will not be forgotten. Yes, that is and was our village manager Steve Pappalardo, a term of office much too short for a person of his ability. He followed a manager of exceptional ability, Al Gatta, but was man enough to fill his shoes. Working together for all those ye…

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Regarding the newly enacted gas blower ban, which went into effect this summer: it is not working. I don’t know how many landscapers the village enforcer has fined but, if the enforcer were to sit at the northern end of Walworth Avenue for 48 hours, the village coffers would increase dramatically.

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I had to laugh after reading your July 9 article about the rooster of Brewster Road. It reminded me of the story of Maurice, the French rooster of Saint-Pierre-d’Oleron who was sued by Parisian (second) homeowners next door for making too much noise and disturbing their sleep.

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The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale wants the public to know they can have a voice in how New York state and federal legislative districts are drawn.

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The United States Passport Agency is stressing out many American citizens. Vacations or wedding plans outside the U.S., and overseas business trips are all being impacted negatively because the Passport Agency does not have the staff or resources to process expedited passport applications in…

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As chairperson of the Council on People with Disabilities, I would like to thank the entire Scarsdale community for engaging with us in our efforts to establish a wonderfully functioning village for all people. Councils and committees are great, but it does take a village to get it done.

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This is a public service announcement to let people know that an unidentified disease is killing birds in the mid-Atlantic, southern and midwestern states. The Audubon Society advises everyone to remove bird feeders and bird baths immediately to prevent birds from congregating and potentiall…

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Harken parents and youth: the 37th season of the Scarsdale Summer Youth Tennis League for boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, will begin July 12 and continue four weeks, Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Scarsdale Middle School tennis courts.

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Grimsey Island, Iceland, June 23 —“Help,” I bellow when I finally reach the mountain peak on the tiny island of Grimsey near Iceland’s northern tip. It had been a hard climb. The mountain trail, littered with volcanic rock and pitted with sinkholes darkened by recent rains, eludes my gaze. S…

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I am writing in support of the extension of the contract for Dr. Thomas Hagerman that was presented in the Inquirer June 25 edition [“Board extends superintendent’s contract”]. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Hagerman and his superb support leadership and staff for the past year …

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Carbon, in its basic form, is a nonmetallic chemical element in the periodic table. It makes up the human body, air, the crops we grow, as well as the lead in our pencils. CO2 (carbon dioxide), a greenhouse gas consisting of one part carbon and two parts oxygen, is natural and harmless in sm…

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Thanks to The Scarsdale Inquirer for bringing attention to Critical Race Theory (CRT) and how it is spreading through America’s K-12 schools. In last month’s webinar featuring Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, he described how CRT developed in academia and he war…

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As parents the most important role we have is to teach our children strong and enduring values. That work cannot be outsourced to anyone nor can it be taken lightly. It’s a role that’s essential for parents no matter one’s political views. As expressed in your opinion piece [“Divided we fail…

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Harken! Scarsdale residents, young and old. Our beautiful gem of our outdoor pool complex needs you to join with your pool membership of choice — now. The rec department has an excellent choice of memberships options to meet our residents’ needs.

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The following letter, sent in response to feedback and videos from Scarsdale students and staff after an Equal Justice Initiative speaking engagement sponsored by the STI, PT Council and the schools’ Martin Luther King Day Committee in January, is reprinted here with permission.

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Members of the Edgemont Incorporation Committee are celebrating the tabling of legislation that would have required petitioners to file a financial impact statement vetted by the New York State comptroller. It was denied a floor vote by Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins. The EIC hired a lobbyist t…

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Amidst the general restiveness and turmoil of the last 18 months, there has been a general trend in politics and government to find something or someone new. While in some instances this may be a valid sentiment among voters, it is most definitely not the case when considering whom to vote f…