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Westchester police departments are on standby after stickers promoting white supremacy were found in several municipalities and, on Jan. 14, the Westchester County Office of District Attorney Mimi Rocah released a photo from a recent sighting of suspects in Sleepy Hollow.

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Robert Berg, a Scarsdale resident and former candidate for village board and mayor, appealed a district court judge’s ruling in November that deemed the village’s provisions on sign postings on public land constitutional. The court also reversed a preliminary injunction that halted the villa…

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In 1994, the village passed its first piece of legislation to hamper the debilitating noise emanating from leaf blowers. Compared to nearby municipalities, Scarsdale was relatively early in dealing with the leaf blower noise nuisance and village staff had spent months looking at scientific r…

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The New York State Senate has passed a comprehensive bill that enacts a four-month foreclosure and eviction moratorium for renters, homeowners and small landlords facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) eliminated the full deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) and capped deductions at $10,000. The law disproportionately hurts Democratic states like New York, where residents’ state and local taxes often exceed $10,000. To fight back…

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Police responded to ShopRite on S. Central Avenue Jan. 5 when a customer inside the store called to report her wallet was stolen from her purse. She said she was shopping for groceries, her handbag resting on the top shelf of the cart, when an unknown man approached her and began asking her …

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For a third time since the pandemic began, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees Jan. 12 voted unanimously to extend two provisions that allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining and allow downtown merchants to sell goods on sidewalks.

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos spent time in White Plains overseeing the conversion of the Westchester County Center from an entertainment venue into an emergency COVID-19 hospital last spring. When he returned recently, it was to convert th…

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John Farmer witnessed his friend’s car hit a tree on Brewster Road in Scarsdale on Monday, Jan. 11, around 7 p.m. Farmer, 18, of Elmsford, got out of his own car to help his friends and he called 911. All five occupants of the heavily damaged car were taken to Westchester Medical Center to b…

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A one-car crash occurred Jan. 9 at Freightway and Garth Road when a driver unsafely backed out of a parking spot and struck a dumpster, damaging his own car and the dumpster. Police on patrol observed the collision as it happened and saw the driver leave the scene, proceeding north down an a…

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Police responded to N. Central Avenue Dec. 28 on a complaint of a trespasser. Upon arrival, police saw a man fitting the description of the person in question wearing a black hoodie and no face mask, walking near the H Mart supermarket. The man, Delvon Bolling, claimed he is allowed to use t…

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Hurricanes, superstorms, tropical storms and blizzards can have a crippling effect on properties and economies. In Westchester County over nearly the past decade from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to Tropical Storm Isaias this past August, damaging winds and the weight of heavy snow have led to do…

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A Subaru was exiting Hutchinson River Parkway Jan. 1 turning right onto Hutchinson Avenue at Meadow Road when it struck an Acura. Airbags deployed and the driver of the Subaru drove away from the scene. Before long, though it was dark and rainy, police located a car with heavy front-end dama…

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Worried about a potential fire hazard or environmental impact, residents in Greenburgh are pushing back against a proposal from Eagle Energy Storage, which is seeking to construct a 20-megawatt (MW) 4-hour Tesla Megapack battery storage facility on the property of the Knollwood Country Club.

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During the village’s inaugural budget work session Dec. 15, treasurer Ann Scaglione presented year-end projections for the 2020-21 budget, which includes a $3.5 million revenue shortfall and a $4 million surplus in expenditure savings.

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Police spoke with a Poe Street resident Dec. 9 about a suspicious incident that happened at the caller’s house. She said a month earlier a young man approached her at home and said his package was shipped to the wrong address. He asked about a specific house number on the street; the woman r…

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While there are as many questions as there are answers about the first COVID-19 vaccine released this week, the look on the faces of front-line workers taking the vaccine, which you could still see despite mask-wearing, says all you need to know as they were overjoyed posing for pictures dur…

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A familiar face is looking to cement her previously interim seat on the Greenburgh Town Board. Ellen Hendrickx, a 21-year resident of the town who served on the board for seven months after the death of Councilman Kevin Morgan, announced her candidacy for the town board on Dec. 3.

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Police returned to White Oak Lane on Nov. 30 on a report of fraud. They spoke with an Edgemont High School administrator who said two checks mailed to a contractor for services rendered were intercepted and cashed by an unknown party. The school official said the fraud became known when the …

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Expecting a long and arduous 2021 budget process due to the unpredictable consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees decided in a work session Dec. 8 to continue its pause on Freightway redevelopment discussions.

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Councilwoman Diana Juettner was always fascinated with the intricacies of government. A self-proclaimed “political junkie,” while other American University students were out gallivanting the streets of Washington, D.C., Juettner was in the Capitol, staying up all night, ecstatic to see Congr…

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The White Plains Library has compiled a list of local COVID-19 testing sites and the types of testing each location provides. The schedules and availability of testing varies and are subject to change — check a location’s website or call before visiting.

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Police arrested Patrick J. McHugh, 57, of Yonkers on Dec. 2, charging him with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .18% or more and traffic infractions. Responding to the intersection of Coralyn Road and Reynal Crossing …

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For a decade now the Greenburgh Town Board and the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) have been drawing up plans to limit leaf blower usage in the town. Multiple draft resolutions have been scrapped and many work sessions have been dedicated to the proposal — all to no avail.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused municipal revenue to nosedive and costs to skyrocket, forcing some towns to consider a property tax increase. In order to stave off a tax hike, the town of Greenburgh plans to expend $15.5 million from the townwide general fund balance and $11.9 million fr…

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An elderly Wildwood Road resident reported someone stole a bag he left outside his garage Nov. 24 while he sat for a while inside the garage, reading a newspaper. He told police he placed two bags outside near a recycling bin. One bag contained a number of beverages, the other his iPad value…

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Howard Scott Adams, 50, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was arrested Nov. 25 at the intersection of Mamaroneck and Stratton roads. He was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI. Police found him after receiving a report of an erratic driver. The caller said Adams pulled over and parked on Stratton Roa…

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Due to a recent positive diagnosis and subsequent contact tracing involving the Scarsdale Village Building Department personnel, no in-person services are available from the building department and the office will remain closed until Dec. 9, subject to the health status of personnel at that time.

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In an effort to spruce up Boniface Circle Park, the towering Colorado blue spruce tree in the circle may be on the chopping block. Decorated annually for many years as the Scarsdale holiday tree, the spruce is an icon, but apparently it is not thriving in its current environment.

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Two young men, aged 16 and 17, wanted for robbing the Shell Gas Station on S. Central Avenue Nov. 19 were arrested in New York City Nov. 24, charged with robbery in the second degree. Police said the pair were located and placed under arrest following an investigation led by Greenburgh detec…

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Village Manager Steve Pappalardo told the village board of trustees Nov. 24 that 14 village employees in the Department of Public Works were affected by a COVID-19 diagnosis or through contact and were required to quarantine for two weeks. Because both full-time and temporary/seasonal crew m…

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Police received a report Nov. 21 about a cyclist struck with possible injuries. Police on arrival saw no signs of an accident. The caller, who witnessed the event, said the cyclist was traveling south on Fox Meadow Road when the bike encountered a truck traveling east on Butler Road. The col…

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A Westchester County Bee-Line bus drove under an awning and got stuck after hitting the old Scarsdale train station building on Depot Place Monday morning, Nov. 23, at 8:32. The police and fire departments responded to the scene. Traffic is impacted in that area.

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After a two-year legal battle initiated by Scarsdale resident Robert Berg, a district court judge upheld in a court ruling on Nov. 12 that the village’s provisions on sign postings on public land was constitutional. The court also reversed a preliminary injunction that halted the village’s e…