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A 29-year-old man from Scarsdale was arrested Jan. 4 on the Bronx River Parkway near Fenimore Road following a two-car collision at the intersection of Paddington and Ogden roads. The man, identified as Jake I. Gorobetz of Circle Road, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle ac…

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Terry Singer, known as “an exceptional volunteer” in the Scarsdale community with decades of commitment to volunteerism, will be the 2022 recipient of the community’s highest honor and award, the Scarsdale Bowl. The Scarsdale Bowl has been awarded annually since 1943 to “one who has given un…

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In June 2020, in a Democratic primary for the New York State Assembly seat he has held since 2010, Tom Abinanti of Pleasantville fended off a challenge from Jennifer Williams of Irvington, who had never held elected office. Two years later, Abinanti will face a more seasoned opponent.

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A former firefighter who threatened self-harm and also harm to the chief brought police to the Greenville fire station on S. Central Avenue Jan. 3. On arrival, police spoke with the chief, who said he got a phone call from a former firefighter earlier that day. He said the firefighter was an…

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The New York State Police have issued a warning to be on guard against the so-called “Grandparent Scam.” These scams usually involve someone calling to claim that someone’s grandchild or other relative has been arrested (and a bail bondsman) needs to be paid immediately and, in some cases, a…

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The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved the town’s tentative 2022 operating budget on Dec. 15. The budget decreases the property tax levy slightly in both the townwide (A Budget) and town outside (B Budget) budgets.

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A Meadow Road resident Dec. 30 called to give police an itemized list of the things she said were taken from her car during an incident reported Nov. 25. She said four children’s North Face jackets valued at $500 total; a gray hat valued at $180; RayBan sunglasses valued at $100; about $150 …

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A CVS employee Dec. 27 was accused of assaulting a customer on N. Central Avenue. The employee was one of a pair of employees who ran after a man apprehended Dec. 24 for allegedly stealing from CVS and Marshalls. A store manager said the victim, a 50-year-old man, took three sodas from the b…

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A gift was stolen from a property on Montrose Road Dec. 21. The homeowner told police he left an envelope containing cash taped to his garbage can as a holiday gift for his sanitation workers, but the envelope was missing before they arrived. The homeowner said he wanted the incident to be d…

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Two people were arrested Dec. 15 on Kempster Road and charged with criminal possession of stolen property. Brandon Douglas, 38, and Jeannine Mota, 42, were arrested for allegedly stealing a package from a location on Withington Road. As the suspects were being processed, a woman residing on …

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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, the sight of long lines of cars with medical workers in hazmat suits conducting drive-thru testing at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle were like nothing most of us had ever seen before. Then in the winter of 2021 we saw long li…

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A Secor Road resident called police Dec. 13 to report identity theft, saying $6,990 was withdrawn from an investment account without her authorization. The woman said she was checking her accounts when she discovered the money was missing. She contacted the investment company, which, she sai…

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On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Scarsdale Committee for Historic Preservation declined to vote on developer Eilon Amidor’s application to fully demolish what remains of the century-old house at 41 Hampton Road, with CHP chairperson Adam Lindenbaum saying “a vote on the historical merits of the home…

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On the ninth anniversary of the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, school shooting, New York Assemblymember Amy Paulin held a press conference Dec. 14 to discuss several stringent gun control bills she has authored, three of which she will seek to pass in the upcoming New York State legislative sessio…

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A dealership on S. Central Avenue reported Dec. 7 a Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen off the lot overnight. The employee said he noticed the car was missing when he did his inventory. He said both keys to the car were inside the dealership in the lockbox. Video surveillance of the lot showed a…

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the county’s $2.2 billion 2022 budget, which cuts the county property tax levy by $7 million. It is the third county property tax cut in a row for Latimer, and the largest cut in more than a decade. The cuts impact residents throughout the c…

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Police are investigating a larceny reported Dec. 8 when a 2021 Audi valued at $61,150 was stolen from a residence on Shawnee Road. The owner said he parked the car in front of the house the night before. In the morning it was gone. He said both sets of keys were on the same keychain and they…

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Credit card fraud was reported Nov. 15 by an E. Hartsdale Avenue resident who told police he got an email from Apple stating his purchase was available for pickup at the Apple store in Yonkers. He immediately contacted Apple and said he’d never placed an order. He called his bank and cancele…

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A bank employee at First Republic Bank on Popham Road notified police Dec. 2 of a man attempting to make a fraudulent transaction. She told police she was following him after he attempted to use a fraudulent driver’s license to obtain banking documents. She told police she had checked his ID…

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At a Nov. 30 public meeting, members of the Scarsdale Committee for Historic Preservation (CHP) accused developer Eilon Amidor of Brite Avenue Development Corp. of circumventing the CHP to partially demolish a 90-year-old home at 41 Hampton Road, violating the “spirit and letter” of the Scar…

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It’s been two weeks since 18 New York State assemblymembers, including Amy Paulin of the 88th District, which includes Scarsdale, sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul on Nov. 16 urging her to set parameters toward removing the mask mandate for schools. In that time there has been the discovery…

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Former Scarsdale Public Library employee Robin Stettnisch has been picketing — every hour she can spare since mid-October — outside the newly renovated library, as well as on the corner of Olmsted and Post roads and across from the Scarsdale train station. She is trying to bring attention to…

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Scarsdale Police are investigating a reported burglary at a residence on Brite Avenue. A caller reported the burglary Nov. 28 and said it occurred between Nov. 26 and Nov. 28. The caller said they’d been away and came home to find the rear door open and the bedrooms disturbed. Reported stole…

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At the beginning of this month, village Treasurer Ann Scaglione submitted the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the village of Scarsdale, which covers the fiscal year spanning June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. On Nov. 9, the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees — as well as Scaglione, Vil…

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Donna Conkling’s statistics as Scarsdale’s village clerk for just over 20 years are astounding. She’s served under 11 mayors and 38 trustees, attended “at least” 500 board meetings and written over 11,000 pages of minutes. But her impact goes beyond that for not only the elected officials, b…

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Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced Monday, Nov. 22, that Bronx resident Latonia Stewart was sentenced for burglarizing six homes of families she targeted because they were attending funeral services of loved ones between 2017 and 2018.

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A caller said while making a turn Nov. 16 on Post and Drake roads he was struck by another car that didn’t stop. He couldn’t identify the other car. A report was made to the Scarsdale Police Department.

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Police responded Nov. 11 to Mom’s Cigar Warehouse on S. Central Avenue for a reported burglary. Police spoke with the business owner who said a customer told him that cigars were missing from the customer’s locker. The customer said he had purchased cigars Nov. 11 and wanted to store them in…

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In advance of its Nov. 23 public hearing on the opt out/do nothing vote on the Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act (MRTA) that is expected to come on Dec. 14 — in advance of New York State’s Dec. 31 deadline — the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees continues to seek community input.

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With a slow rollout for Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds and with New York State pulling out of the Westchester County Center in favor of Westchester Medical Center (WMCHealth) in Valhalla due to low daily usage, communities are seeking different ways to get vaccines to youn…

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Every morning as the sun rises, Ron Winters of Myrtledale Road walks his dog Dusty for about three miles in Scarsdale and the surrounding areas. “I see a lot of people with dogs, even that early,” he said, estimating he typically passes about 20 other dog walkers during a one hour stroll.