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With construction ongoing for the past year, the $20 million renovation that will eventually become the new and improved Scarsdale Public Library — and a community hub — has started to take shape.

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As a standing room only crowd filled Greenburgh Town Hall with a hum of conversations on July 16, the dais stood empty, with only the stenographer seated at the front of the room and Town Attorney Timothy Lewis nearby. Then, as the clock struck 7:35 p.m., Supervisor Paul Feiner and former Ne…

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Police spoke to a Fountain Lane apartment resident July 8 who said she lost her visa booklet. She said the last time she used the document was in January at John F. Kennedy Airport. The woman said she needed to provide a police report of lost property in order to replace the visa booklet.

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An officer responded July 10 to a report of a larceny in progress from a clothing store at Boniface Circle. The officer spoke with store employees who said they saw two women wearing wigs put merchandise under their dresses. One employee said the two women left the store and got into the ele…

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The Greenburgh Town Board decided to hold over a resolution July 10 that would authorize the Greenburgh Consolidated Water District No. 1 to increase water rates over a five-year period to fund a vast array of infrastructure improvements and capital projects, totaling an estimated $54 million.

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The Bronx River Parkway Reservation, Westchester’s first and oldest county park, will finally have a continuous pathway for biking, hiking, jogging and other recreational pursuits.

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Every spring and summer, two to three volunteers from the Hartsdale Beautification Committee would walk up and down E. Hartsdale Avenue near the Hartsdale train station hand watering flowers in some 21 planters. Eventually the challenge of watering all those plants caused the committee to re…

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While driving on Medford Lane July 1 a tree limb fell on a man’s car causing damage to his front bumper and dents and scratches to the driver’s side fender and windshield. A company was performing tree cutting on Barford Lane at the time of the accident. An employee of the tree cutting servi…

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Police stopped a driver on Weaver Street July 1 who had an illegally tinted/nontransparent material on his car’s front windshield. After checking the driver’s license, the officer found it was suspended. The driver, identified as 20-year-old Yonkers resident Victor Martinez Contreras, was arrested.

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The Urban Horticulture Institute of Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science had too many saplings — around 250 to be exact. The saplings were getting too big and Dr. Nina Bassuk, a research professor at the university who specializes in urban trees, wanted to find them a new home.

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On June 24, an Ogden Road woman reported to police that her 2015 BMW was egged. The woman said her son had parked the car in front of their home on June 23 at 5:30 p.m. On June 24 at 12:30 p.m. her son told her that the car had been egged. The car was brought to the car wash, but eggs stains…

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Formulating the inception of his candidacy for Greenburgh town supervisor on transparency, open government and municipal participation, candidate Lucas Cioffi, a resident of Edgemont, created and launched the Greenburgh Civic News Feed, a news aggregator that pulls from 25 local news sources…

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While differing opinions remain on whether to install lights at Butler Field, another group came forward to voice its support. The Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation, a committee linked to the village, voted unanimously at its most recent committee meeting to support the project.

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Josh Ringel, who has worked in the village since June 2015 as assistant to the village manager, is moving on. He’s taking a job as the assistant village administrator in Tarrytown.

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Police responded to a Butler Road house June 22 around 4:15 a.m. on a report of a man screaming outside, banging on the door and trying to get into the house. They found a man, 19-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut, resident Richard Levy, banging on the front door. He said he took an Uber from …

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After securing AKRF, a New York City company with an office in White Plains, as the planner for the Freightway redevelopment project, the village of Scarsdale has released a request for proposals to developers.

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Police received a call from a Dunham Road resident June 19 that a man was going into a car and taking property. Officers arrived to the scene and saw a man who matched the description given by the caller. Investigation revealed the man, Stanley Dejesuscruz, was in possession of stolen proper…

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A man told police June 10 he received a letter from Chase Bank, located on E. Hartsdale Avenue, to update his safety deposit box information. When he went to the bank June 1 to update the information, the key to the box didn’t work and the signature card was missing. He scheduled a locksmith…

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A chorus of “Hi! Are you guys going to Albany, too?” was repeated time and again as we waited in line for the Amtrak train. As we joined pairs of friendly, engaging students on the train, it wasn’t long before we were making friends as we traveled through the picturesque Hudson Valley to the…

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Two candidates are vying for the office of town clerk in the upcoming Greenburgh Democratic primary. On June 25, incumbent Judith Beville, who has served since January 2008, will face off with Maria Portilla, who has been endorsed by the Greenburgh Democratic Committee.

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In an effort to convince the village to codify against pesticide use, the Scarsdale Forum’s Sustainability Committee released an update to its 2018 report on sustainable landscape management to protect public health, welfare, safety and the environment.

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On the heels of Bill S5793B, “An act to amend the village law, in relation to the requirements for village incorporation,” introduced May 15 by New York State Sen. James Skoufis, a new bill has been introduced as of June 12 by New York State Sen. James Gaughran of New York’s 5th district.

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A man was killed by a train on the Metro-North railroad tracks in Scarsdale June 12, according to information from Scarsdale and MTA police, after either falling or jumping in front of an 8:26 a.m. train heading southbound from North White Plains to Grand Central Terminal on the Metro-North …

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Police responded to the Scarsdale train station at 9:20 a.m. on a report of a fatality on the Metro-North southbound track. All Harlem Line service was suspended between Crestwood and White Plains. Scarsdale fire, SVAC and MTA police also came to the scene. Inquirer reporters on the scene co…

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Gerardo Casarella sat at a large table in his mechanic’s shop waiting room May 31. He twirled the rag in his hand multiple times on the same portion of table, cleaning it beyond perfection. Eventually he stood up and walked over to move a shelf that stood in front of more than two dozen pict…

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The search for a new village assessor continues but, in the meantime, Scarsdale Board of Trustees has put Jane Lawrence in charge as acting assessor to sign off on the tentative assessment roll by June 3.

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Jeffrey Sherwin and Jon Lewis stood in the Greenburgh Town Hall parking lot May 28. In his left hand, Sherwin firmly grasped a nearly 4-inch thick folder, filled with more than 600 pages of signatures, exhibits, affidavits and a $6,000 check made out to the Town of Greenburgh.

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In November 2010, Edgemont resident Gertrude Rothschild died. A world-renowned materials science and engineering professor at Columbia University, Rothschild was a physicist who researched and developed light-emitting diodes used in many modern day technologies like cellphones and television…

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If you’ve ever parked a car in Scarsdale you’ve probably experienced it — a large chalk mark on your tire. The old-fashioned white chalk streak, which is supposed to be a reminder for parking enforcement officials to see if you’ve overstayed the time limit in a particular parking spot, is se…

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As part of a five-year plan for water rates, the Scarsdale village government will, for the fourth time, increase the water base rate as well as include the addition of an excess rate Tier 2, in order to meet the needs of a degrading water infrastructure system.

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A multiyear campaign is over. The Hartsdale train station off of E. Hartsdale Avenue will have two elevators installed, with initial construction beginning in spring 2020, according to Catherine Rinaldi, president of Metro-North Railroad.

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More than 225 members of the community gathered April 10 to celebrate and honor Jill Spieler, the recipient of the 2019 Scarsdale Bowl at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.

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As excitement and discussion continue to build around what type of development will spring up at the Freightway garage site, one concern seems to be resolved — the development would have a minimal impact on the neighborhood school.

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An uncontested village election brought in 457 votes from Scarsdale residents to elect Marc Samwick as mayor and Seth Ross, Jonathan Lewis and Rochelle Waldman as trustees. That number places this election as the second-highest voter turnout for an uncontested election.