Denton County, Texas Sheriff Murphree Declares his County “Bill of Rights Protected”
By BOB WEIR

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Weir Only Human The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Such language has created considerable debate regarding the amendment’s intended scope. Nevertheless, it …

Bob WeirDenton County, Texas Sheriff Murphree Declares his County “Bill of Rights Protected”
By BOB WEIR

Planning For and Creating a “Blue Zone”
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — December 17, 2019 — As village government continues to proactively tackle and repair our underground infrastructure, we are also focusing on our above ground community qualities going beyond the traditional landscape and road surfaces to quality-of-life concerns. In that vein, I think Bronxville truly has the possibility of being one of those “Blue Zones”, the locations around …

Mary MarvinPlanning For and Creating a “Blue Zone”
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Kay’s Story
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 17, 2019 — An anniversary is typically a happy occasion with fond memories. This week, Kay observes an auspicious anniversary, one which she’s just grateful to be alive to experience, despite the many challenges that befell her in 2010. I suspect that she’d rather not have had the experience to be observing the anniversary to begin …

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American Democracy is Nothing More than a Market
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Those pushing for Trump’s impeachment argue that it is essential to preserve the integrity of American democracy. By placing his own interests, i.e. ensuring his reelection, over those of the nation — supposedly delivering aid to Ukraine — he has abused his power. And yet, one wonders if American democracy is really a democracy. The reality that nobody speaks about …

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Israel’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 16, 2019 — While perhaps the answer to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” is read from right to left in Hebrew, it still is “practice, practice, practice.”  Affirming that, this April you’ll have the opportunity to see the fruits of intensive practice of 48 young Israeli musicians representing Jerusalem’s Hassadna Youth Wind Orchestra …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Saratoga Springs, New York – A Hudson Valley Treasure
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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SARATOGA, NY — Saratoga Springs, a town enhanced by a history of health, wealth and racing, was first and foremost a town blessed with nourishing mineral springs. These magical waters were undiscovered until 1771 when a British general attributed the cure of his leg wound to High Rock Spring.  Post Revolution, this site became a refuge for luminaries that ranged …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Saratoga Springs, New York – A Hudson Valley Treasure
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Cultural Decline In the Age of Tolerance
By BOB WEIR

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Weir Only Human I recall a social gathering I attended several years ago in which the subject of abortion arose. A woman asked if the idea of terminating a pregnancy after 24 weeks would become that slippery slope we’ve often heard about. Before you could say “Amen,” another woman retorted caustically, “Well now, aren’t you the intolerant one!” I could …

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Hijacking Jesus’ Jewishness
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 11, 2019 — Just as sure as millions decorate trees, buy (and return) presents, and track Santa’s every move by GPS, get ready for what’s become a new vulgar Christmas tradition; propagating the delusional denial that Jesus was a Jew. The denial of Jesus’ Jewishness gets “better” by making up the claim not only that Jesus …

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The Holiday Season Hearkens Precaution and Cheer
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — December 10, 2019 — During this joyous time of the year when our shopping goes into overdrive, sadly we have to be mindful that there are thieves who will use our purchasing power as an opportunity to steal. Package thieves in particular are hard at work during the holiday season. The pickings are ripe when you can drive …

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By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Please Come Out and Vote – Eastchester Fire Department District Elections for Board of Fire Commissioners Being Held Tuesday, December 10th From 2-9pm

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The Town of Eastchester Fire District Election is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 2pm to 9pm. All Bronxville residents vote at Bronxville Village Hall, 200 Pondfield Rd. Please come out and vote!

eHeziPlease Come Out and Vote – Eastchester Fire Department District Elections for Board of Fire Commissioners Being Held Tuesday, December 10th From 2-9pm