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Scarsdale Forum To Honor Inquirer Editor, Host 'State Of The Village,'

Former Scarsdale Inquirer Editor-in-Chief Linda Leavitt will be honored with one of the Forum's most prestigious awards.
Former Scarsdale Inquirer Editor-in-Chief Linda Leavitt will be honored with one of the Forum's most prestigious awards. Photo Credit: Scarsdale Inquirer

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The popular Scarsdale Forum will hold its first public meeting and discussion next week, where they will bestow a local resident with one of its most prestigious honors.

The Forum will honor Linda Leavitt with the Public Service Award - which has only been awarded to six other individuals in the Forum's lengthy history - at the meeting, celebrating the Scarsdale Inquirer's former Editor-in-Chief for more than three decades of commitment to the community.

Levant spent 31 years at the helm of the Inquirer, where she became a staple and figurehead in the community.

Former honorees for the Public Service Award include Dean Rusk, John W. Gardner, Dr. Howard A. Rusk, Malcolm A. MacIntyre, Lowell Tooley and Audrey Hochberg.

In addition to celebrating Leavitt's legacy, Scarsdale Mayor Jonathan Mark will present the annual "State of the Village" address, and field inquiries from those in attendance during a question-and-answer panel. That will be followed by "a thought-provoking panel discussion of managing development in Scarsdale."

The meeting starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 in the Scott Room at the Scarsdale Public Library. Preceding the meeting, there will be a reception featuring light refreshments beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Scarsdale Forum is a civic organization that is more than a century old. It is dedicated to improving life in Scarsdale. The forum studies issues before local, regional and state governing bodies and provides input and recommendations through public reports and statements.

For program and membership information, visit www.ScarsdaleForum.com, e-mail office@scarsdaleforum.com or call 914-723-2829.

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