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Below is a list of updates, things to do, things not to do, meetings, closings, openings, things you need to know/might want to know. We will update the list as new items come in. The most recent items will be at the top.

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Formation-Shelbourne, the developer engaged in a yearslong legal battle with local civic associations and the Greenville Fire District over plans to build a senior living facility on the former Sprainbrook Nursery site, filed a notice of claim last month alleging that the fire district consp…

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A Columbia Avenue resident reported Aug. 30 her 2 carat diamond ring, valued at $20,000, was stolen by two furniture store employees working in her home Aug. 6 fixing a broken headboard. She said the two men were unattended in her bedroom for about 10 minutes. She told police that’s when she…

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Were it not for the pandemic, this presidential election season would probably be missing one of its most hotly debated issues: absentee ballots. In theory they’re the preferred means of voting amid fears of contagion at crowded polling places; in practice, there have been serious questions …

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They’re a familiar sight during most elections, but in Scarsdale campaign signs are a rare commodity, mostly due to the village’s century-old nonpartisan system, which set out to squelch infighting and the need to campaign for office by instituting Scarsdale’s nonpartisan Citizens Nominating…

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Police responded to Taunton Road Sept. 5 on a report of an unknown person attempting to enter a house. Police saw a man — as described by the caller — sitting on a bench on the front porch. When he told police he was trying to get in because his parents lived there, they told him he was at t…

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Police went to CVS on S. Central Avenue Aug. 24 in response to a larceny in progress. The subjects were described as a man in a striped tan shirt carrying a brown backpack and a woman in a tank top carrying a case of Heineken. Police saw the pair waiting at the bus stop in front of the store…

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Before COVID-19 shut down New York, Scarsdale residents and candidates were gearing up for a contested village election on March 18. But then, two days before the election, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to postpone elections throughout the state and to allow local elec…

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Police responded to Fox Meadow Road Aug. 29 on a report of trees being removed, possibly without a permit. Police saw a landscape truck and three workers with branches and a tree trunk lying on the ground. There was a chainsaw on the trunk of the tree recently cut down. They also saw a secon…

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Police responded to Fort Hill Road on Aug. 19 when an indoor pool motion detector activated. On arrival, police saw a truck parked on the street outside the house registered to a pool company. The driver, who owns the company, said he and a co-worker were there to replace a center pool light…

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Patrol responded to a location on Saxon Woods Road Aug. 23 on a report of a person brandishing a firearm. The suspect, a 6-foot slim man whose appearance was described as “disarranged” was wearing a blue shirt and pants that might have been a skirt, and carrying a handgun. Patrol searched th…

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Six candidates are running for three open Village Board of Trustee seats. All election districts (No. 1 through 19) will be voting between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road.

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Police responded Aug. 14 to S. Central Avenue on a report of an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The two were found standing outside the woman’s Honda Civic; she said the fight started when she hadn’t heard from him in more than an hour and went looking for him. She found him at …

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The store manager at DXL Men’s Apparel on S. Central Avenue on Aug. 3 reported two men who had entered the store; one man hid four pairs of shorts valued at $100 each and a polo shirt valued at $98.50. The man left the store, bypassing all points of purchase while the manager was busy assist…

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Westchester County’s Board of Legislators and Board of Elections held a joint meeting (Committee of the Whole) Wednesday, July 29, to discuss public complaints about voting procedures during the June 23 primaries.

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If you’re looking to cool off in a new private pool, legally you’re going to have to wait until next summer at the earliest. With the exception of a kiddie pool, anything over 18 inches tall requires a special use permit in Scarsdale.

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Police responded July 27 to Enrico’s Pastry Shop on E. Hartsdale Avenue on a report from the owner that he saw a glass rear back door shattered and broken and the door was unlocked when he went to the bakery that morning. Police noticed most of the broken glass was outside the store, not ins…

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More than 2,100 residences and businesses in Scarsdale and 5,000 in Greenburgh lost power as Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the area Tuesday, Aug. 4. About 1,500 in Scarsdale still faced outages as of 9 a.m. Thursday, and numerous roads remained closed while cleanup of downed lines and t…

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Droves of residents tuned in to a virtual planning board meeting on July 29, mostly in opposition to a project proposed by Scarsdale Improvement Corp. to construct a 135-space three-story private parking garage on Overhill Road.

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Police responded to ShopRite on S. Central Avenue July 20 on a report of a shoplifter in custody. The store’s Asset Protection officer had Edel Nunez in the store’s office. The officer said Nunez was seen hiding meat and Snapple beverages in his shopping cart in a reusable shopping bag and l…

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A woman reported she was bitten by a brown, shaggy dog July 20 on Ridgedale Road. She told police she was bruised from the bite. She said while walking in front of a house on Black Birch Lane, a dog began barking at her from behind what she assumed was an invisible electric fence. She said w…

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A mere 18-inch pipe serves the entire 18.5-acre watershed above Old Colony Road, causing major flooding on Pipeline Road when it rains in Edgemont, according to Brian Zappi, the consulting vice president of ZappiCo Construction LLC, which is proposing to build four houses on Old Colony Road.

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With restrictions on public gatherings forcing people to stay cooped up in their houses during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses that rely on live audiences, such as movie theaters and concerts, are hurting. Using a drive-in movie theater as reference, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner …

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Police responded July 13 to a credit union on N. Central Avenue in Hartsdale on a call from a customer who said she was there to make a loan payment and an employee told her she had an attitude. The customer said the employee began yelling at her, confronted her, threw money at her, and that…

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Jamaal Bowman, 44, was declared the winner July 17 over 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel in the June 23 Democratic primary for the 16th Congressional District, which includes Scarsdale and Edgemont.

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The Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) is working tirelessly to ignite the reopening of the village with the creation of activities, such as the ongoing Dine the ’Dale initiative and the weeklong sidewalk sale Monday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2. Through the sidewalk sale, Marcy Berman-Gol…

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Nahtahja Johnson, 22, of Brooklyn, was arrested July 19 at 3:09 a.m., charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony; unauthorized use of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and operating a car as an unlicensed driver, an infraction. Six girls in their late teens, five of them from New …

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Standing together at a vigil in Chase Park last month to demand justice after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, multiple Scarsdale students recounted local incidents of racism and discrimination. In response, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees voted unanimously J…

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Employees of the Candlelight Inn on S. Central Avenue saw two men pumping out containers of used cooking grease on the restaurant’s property early in the morning of July 6. After being confronted by the employees, the men stopped pumping and left. The restaurant’s owner told police the men w…

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Thursday morning, incumbent Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino called challenger Mimi Rocah to concede the Democratic primary. Rocah, a Scarsdale resident, will run against Republican nominee Bruce Bendish in the general election in November.

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Emergency personnel responded July 11 on a report of a car driving off a bridge on to Mamaroneck Avenue. Upon arrival, police saw a car had crashed on to Mamaroneck Avenue, resting on its roof. The driver was out of the car and in the care of SVAC. The car was traveling northbound on the Hut…

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On June 30, Capt. Costanzo “Gus” Spedaliere was sworn in as the Greenville Fire District’s fire chief, filling a rank left open with the retirement of former Chief Dan Raftery who is stepping down after serving 47 years in the district, including 34 years as fire chief.

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A woman walking her 12-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever on Mount Joy Avenue June 29 reported to police that an unleashed brown pit bull mix charged at her and her dog. The dogs fought and the woman sustained light scratches on her hand and leg. She said she didn’t know if she was injured b…

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Traffic safety is at the forefront of public concern as the COVID-19 lockdown forced indoor fitness facilities to close in March, sending the exercise-starved outside. Scarsdale residents eager to get outside found that sidewalks suddenly seemed very narrow, and seeking to social distance, m…

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A 75-year-old woman was struck by a car on Garth Road July 3 when a 68-year-old man driving eastbound onto the westbound lane of Popham Road attempted to correct his mistake by reversing, hitting the woman in the crosswalk at Popham and Garth roads. Fire department personnel assisted while S…