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Monday, December 06, 2010

Scarsdale: Suicide is not the Solution Part II

It looks like it did not go unnoticed by the New York Times.

Loss Binds the Mortals of a Village

The death of Mr. Steel, who, with a classmate, wrote one of Harvard’s fight songs, and who lived in Scarsdale for eight years before his death on May 12, 1927, did not occasion much sociology — mostly sadness, puzzlement, and concern for his three children.

In some ways, there’s a similar dynamic at work now, after four apparent suicides in two months reverberated through New York City’s most famous suburb, with its seductive Tudor village and its easily caricatured culture of strivers and hyperachievers.