Tuesday, Nov 29th
Backed by SNAP, Residents Cry Foul on Crossway Lights at Village Board Meeting

Backed by SNAP, Residents Cry Foul on Crossway Lights at Village Board Meeting

A well organized group of Quaker Ridge residents renewed their campaign against ...

Much to Share 30 Years After Graduation from Scarsdale High School

Much to Share 30 Years After Graduation from Scarsdale High School

Peter Yaverbaum, Jacob Appel, Allison Weinberg, Howard Gertler, Peter Grosz and ...

Scarsdale Boys Soccer Team Wins the New York State Class AA Championship

Scarsdale Boys Soccer Team Wins the New York State Class AA Championship

It was two months ago when I first wrote about Scarsdale High School’s, now lege...

Volunteers at WRT Cook Thanksgiving Dinners for Those in Need

Volunteers at WRT Cook Thanksgiving Dinners for Those in Need

Congregants from Westchester Reform Temple are doing their part to fight food in...

Going Private: A Wide Array of Educational Opportunities in Our Area

Going Private: A Wide Array of Educational Opportunities in Our Area

When you ask most newcomers why they put down their roots in Scarsdale, you’re l...

Statement from Robin Stettnisch

Here is a response from former part time library employee Robin Stettnisch to the statement made by the Scarsdale Public Library Board on Spetember 26, 2022

FAKE NEWS!

1) On 12-15-2017 SPL Director Beth Bermel did indeed give me her word that I would get my job and salary back when the newly renovated library reopened.
And I have texts to prove it.
Lie detector test, shall we Beth?

2) In 2017, before the library closed, I earned $21,156 which averages 9.27 hours per week.

In 2018 the library was open for 6 months and I earned $13,431 which averages 11.77 hours per week.

This is a far cry from the 3.5 hours in the Board statement. And I actually would have loved to work more but seemed to me that employees who were newer and made less money were mostly offered any hours before long time employees who made more money, hmmmm...

3) Why would I formally apply for a job I already had? Beth officially rehired me at the temporary "Loft" quarters in January 2019.
I was one of the chosen few to be offered a job back because we were thought so highly of...
The one caveat, entry level salary at the Loft.
But, I trusted Beth's promise for when the library reopened, so I took it.

4) I was hired at the Chappaqua Library (which I love!) during the SCS library renovation. I worked both at Chappaqua and at the SPL Loft when I was rehired there.
Of course, since I was a new employee of Chappaqua, I had to start at entry level salary.
Which is why my decades of service and salary at Scarsdale is so critical to my family.
Scarsdale forcing long term employees back to entry level salaries is financially devastating in the present and in the future, as retirement earnings are greatly based on "final average salary".

5) SPL Library Board met on 3-14-22 (after 7 months of them still completely ignoring me) and I attended on Zoom. The Library announced they had a $1.8 million dollar surplus and the Board was absolutely ecstatic! They were falling all over themselves congratulating SPL Director Beth Bermel on her wonderful achievement! They were joyously brainstorming ideas about what could be done with all that extra money that Beth saved....

And so, I reminded them that part of the $1.8 million dollar surplus was there because of what was so unethically, immorally and heartlessly done to the staff...
I pointed out that what they saw as "fiscally responsible" was indeed "morally reprehensible".
I pointed out they shouldn't be rejoicing over money saved if it was saved by intentionally hurting long term employees and their families.

That is where the $1.8 million dollar "tongue in cheek" statement came from. And the Board knows that. Just another failed attempt to purposely, deceitfully, mislead the residents of Scarsdale.

As for me, I started out over 1 year ago in August 2021 asking the Library Board, the Mayor, and the Village Board, simply for my job and salary back as promised by Beth.

I simply asked them to stand up and do the right thing.

And they all chose, and still do, to completely ignore me.

Heartless.

Good Work

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Scarsdale Elects New CNC Members and Passes Amendment to Allow Non-Citizen Residents To Participate On The CNC

Scarsdale Elects New CNC Members and Passes Amendment to Allow Non-Citizen Residents To Participate On The CNC

Greenacres candidate Zhendi Shi casting her ballotTwelve new members were elected to serve on the Scarsdale Citizen’s Nomination Committee (CNC) on T...

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Around Town

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From Boys to Men: Reshaping Manhood

From Boys to Men: Reshaping Manhood

Reshaping our concept of manhood and challenging stereotypes is a key factor in reducing gender- based violence. SFCS, the Scarsdale Safe Coalition an...

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Neighborhood News

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Scarsdale Boys Soccer Team Wins the New York State Class AA Championship

Scarsdale Boys Soccer Team Wins the New York State Class AA Championship

It was two months ago when I first wrote about Scarsdale High School’s, now legendary, boys soccer team. They had won their first six matches and were...

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On Our Minds

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Volunteers at WRT Cook Thanksgiving Dinners for Those in Need

Volunteers at WRT Cook Thanksgiving Dinners for Those in Need

Congregants from Westchester Reform Temple are doing their part to fight food insecurity in our local communities. To ensure that as many people as po...

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On Our Radar

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A Magical Night in Edgewood

A Magical Night in Edgewood

On November 18th, Edgewood Elementary School hosted a Family Fun Night where local magician Joseph Fields amazed the crowd. During the course of two s...

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Parenting

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Going Private: A Wide Array of Educational Opportunities in Our Area

Going Private: A Wide Array of Educational Opportunities in Our Area

When you ask most newcomers why they put down their roots in Scarsdale, you’re likely to hear that the terrific public schools the top reason for the ...

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Village Voices

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Backed by SNAP, Residents Cry Foul on Crossway Lights at Village Board Meeting

Backed by SNAP, Residents Cry Foul on Crossway Lights at Village Board Meeting

A well organized group of Quaker Ridge residents renewed their campaign against a proposal to install lights at Crossway Field at a pre-Thanksgiving m...

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Shout it Out

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CNC Invites Public To Organization Meeting November 28, 2022

CNC Invites Public To Organization Meeting November 28, 2022

The Citizens Nominating Committee welcomed 12 newly elected members and invites the public to observe its first meeting on Monday, November 28, 2022 a...

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School News

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Much to Share 30 Years After Graduation from Scarsdale High School

Much to Share 30 Years After Graduation from Scarsdale High School

Peter Yaverbaum, Jacob Appel, Allison Weinberg, Howard Gertler, Peter Grosz and Adriana Souza from the SHS Class of 1992Though it’s been thirty years ...

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Schools

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Middle School Students Encouraged to Stand Up and Be the Change

Middle School Students Encouraged to Stand Up and Be the Change

On November 18th students at Scarsdale Middle School took part in a powerful day of learning when the school held its 19th annual Human Rights Day. Th...

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The Goods

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Who Do You Think Should Win the Scarsdale Bowl? Committee Seeks 2023 Honoree

Who Do You Think Should Win the Scarsdale Bowl? Committee Seeks 2023 Honoree

The 2022 Scarsdale Bowl Committee is looking for nominations for the 2023 Bowl Award winner. The Committee will hold its first of several meetings ded...

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Real Estate

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The Lack of Homes on the Market Drives Prices Up

The Lack of Homes on the Market Drives Prices Up

Though the national headlines have been pointing to recession and downturn, the story in the Scarsdale real estate market is different, at least for n...

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Today's News

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Arts and Entertainment

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Cellist Peter Stumpf to Perform with Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra

Cellist Peter Stumpf to Perform with Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra

Works by Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius will be performed at Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra’s 2022-2023 season opening concert on ...

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People

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Family Fun Day on November 25

Family Fun Day on November 25

The Scarsdale Business Alliance in Partnership with Scarsdale Moms Announces its Second Family Fun Event, Townsgiving, and its Line-Up of Activities &...

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Health

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November Is Diabetes Awareness Month: Watch Out for Signs of Neuropathy

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month: Watch Out for Signs of Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that causes pain and numbness in the hands, legs and feet of diabetics; in fact, diabetic neuropathy is ...

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Pet of the Week

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Beckett: A Standout in Heathcote

Beckett: A Standout in Heathcote

In a village of cuddly goldendoodles and cockapoos, a large agile, muscular, 70lb German Shepard named Beckett is a true standout. Shepherds were orig...

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