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Aware that the contagious COVID-19 virus is everywhere and local supplies of protective equipment are running very low, the Scarsdale Chinese Association donated 3,000 surgical masks Friday, March 20, to Scarsdale’s first responders and service professionals. An additional 1,000 were deliver…

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During their first virtual Zoom meeting March 24, the village trustees unanimously passed a resolution to transfer approximately $1.25 million from the 2019-20 budget into a contingency account to fund potential COVID-19-related emergency services. The village also revised the 2020-21 budget…

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A caller on March 20 reported numerous people using playground equipment on Boulevard. On arrival, police saw a large group utilizing the basketball courts and playground equipment. The police PA system was deployed to inform people of the new village ordinance prohibiting large gatherings. …

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A Fraydun Lane man reported on March 18 that two weeks earlier, on March 2, he received an email message sent to his work email address from a “Mr. Paul” who offered the Fraydun Lane man a job as a personal assistant. The sender also requested the recipient purchase three eBay cards for whic…

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The Inquirer interviewed Major Patrick Cordova, who was with 66 National Guard personnel deployed to help with deep cleaning throughout the JCC of Mid-Westchester on Monday. The troops will move on to other public spaces in Westchester for the duration of the pandemic.

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A 64-year-old Washington Avenue woman went to Greenburgh Police March 9 to report a yearlong internet and text message relationship with a man who sent pictures of himself depicting a 60-something-year-old man. Last October, her internet boyfriend convinced her to send a certified check via …

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Due to the potential spread of COVID-19, the Greenburgh Police Department on March 18 reduced public access to police headquarters on Tarrytown Road. Police Chief Brian Ryan said there’s no limit on the number of people allowed into the station at any one time, but that “circumstances and fa…

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, municipalities and school districts are dreaming up new ways to communicate with the public and conduct regular business without endangering the welfare of town, village, school employees and the public.

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Brisey E. Burgos Osorio, a 29-year-old woman from the Bronx, was charged March 14 with DWI at the scene of a car accident. Police responded to a report of a two-car accident at the intersection of Fenimore Road and Walworth Avenue. A Norwalk driver traveling south on Walworth Avenue was goin…

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The COVID-19 pandemic led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an executive order Monday, March 16, delaying village elections statewide. Scarsdale and other Westchester municipalities with elections that were scheduled for March 18 will now go to the polls on April 28, which is the designate…

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An 89-year-old resident of Scarsdale who died Sunday morning, March 15, may have been a victim of COVID-19. The woman had been tested for coronavirus one day earlier and, according to a release on the Village of Scarsdale website that was tweeted at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, “that test was expected…

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Three people were arrested on March 4 for counterfeiting after attempting to use fake bills at Best Buy on North Central Avenue. Clifton Owens, 40, Joseph Vazquez, 23, and Norissa Hilton, 23, left the store in a silver Mercury with New Jersey plates, leading police on a car chase.

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The World Health Organization labeled the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, Wednesday, March 11, with more than 1,000 people infected in the U.S., and the number of confirmed cases is expected to climb now that testing is more widely available.

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A sideswipe accident happened March 2 on Old Post Road near Wayside Lane when a Scarsdale man in a Chevy passed a stopped Bee-Line bus and clipped the driver’s side mirror. Some passengers opted to get on another bus while police handled the situation.

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Dr. Kenneth Croen of Scarsdale Medical Group, an infectious disease specialist affiliated with White Plains Hospital, said his office has been “inundated” in recent days and he’s concerned about the “smoldering surge” of the COVID-19 coronavirus in light of the medical community’s inability …

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A man reported March 2 that $2,035 was missing from his wallet when he got to his job. He told police he secured his wallet in a gym locker with a combination lock at 24 Hours Fitness on S. Central Avenue where he went to work out before work. He said he also put his MacBook and his iPhone i…

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The principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School on Boulevard notified police of a suspicious incident occurring twice on school property. She said an unknown man entered the school Feb. 21 and again Feb. 28. He was in the school for only a short time, did not interact with children, and lef…

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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread overseas, some parents of students in Scarsdale are questioning the school district about specific measures being taken to protect the school community. They want to know what’s being done to prevent transmission of the highly contagious virus as …

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Police responded to a Fort Hill Road residence Feb. 18 on a report of a possible burglary. The tenant pointed out damage and evidence of forced entry through a rear door leading into the living room. A crime scene was established. The tenant reported leaving for work early that morning and r…

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A 66-year-old Brambach Road man reported Feb. 20 a pop-up message appeared on his computer saying he was hacked. He contacted the phone number given for help and believed he was talking to a Microsoft employee. The person said the only way to fix the problem was for the man to send money. Th…

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A report by Scarsdale Forum’s Fiscal Affairs and Downtown Revitalization committees released Feb. 7 on Freightway development proposals recommended the board of trustees proceed with the budgeted renovation of the existing garage so the village could continue providing parking services and c…

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During a traffic stop Feb. 12 on W. Hartsdale Avenue, police arrested Rafael Encarnacion and Samuel Avila for criminal possession of a controlled substance. The stop was initiated for failure to maintain their lane while driving on North Washington. The driver, Encarnacion, told police he ha…

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Michelle Licata, 51, of Hartsdale, was arrested Feb. 7 and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police went to Chat American Grill on Christie Place on a report of a woman passed out at the bar. As the officer arrived on the scene, an unidentified person was seen carrying the unconscious …

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Members of the Edgemont Community Council’s newly formed Pedestrian Safety Committee submitted a three-year, three-phase sidewalk build-out plan to the town of Greenburgh’s Community Development and Conservation Commissioner Garret Duquesne at a Feb. 10 ECC meeting. The plan outlines multipl…

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An Ardsley Road man walked into town of Greenburgh police headquarters Feb. 3 reporting six fraudulent charges from Door Dash. He was alerted through his credit company of fraudulent activity. The six orders were delivered to different states. The man said he hadn’t used his Door Dash accoun…

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In a 34-page traffic report released by the Scarsdale Forum’s Municipal Services Committee in January, the committee pushed once again for the village to find ways to lower the maximum allowable speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25 mph on all village roads.

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When Bob Selvaggio started his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he planned to major in English literature. Then, in his sophomore year he took an economics course and his plans began to shift. Once he enrolled in an advanced economics course, he was hooked.

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After delivering mail to a residence on Colvin Road Feb. 6, a U.S. Postal Service employee was walking back to his mail truck when a dog ran out of the residence and bit him on his forearm. On Feb. 7, an Aspen Road resident came to police headquarters to report her neighbor’s dogs came into …

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The continued growth of Scarsdale’s food scrap recycling program — the first municipal food scrap recycling program in Westchester — and the importance of finding a way to beneficially handle food waste led Westchester County to announce plans to provide a shared service to address food wast…