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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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In the wake of the problem-ridden primary on June 23, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) formed a task force to analyze complaints from residents.

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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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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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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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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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With all 949 districts reporting in-person voting results, Mimi Rocah, a Scarsdale resident, leads incumbent Tony Scarpino 27,748 (68%) to 13,064 (32%) in the Democratic primary for Westchester County district attorney.

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Camp operators were faced with a tough decision this month when New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on June 2 that day camps could open in-person programs later this month with guidelines followed to help protect campers and staff members from the spread of COVID-19.

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In the June 23 Democratic primary, three candidates are challenging 16-term incumbent Congressman Eliot Engel to represent District 16, which comprises parts of the Bronx and Westchester, including most of Scarsdale.

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Dr. Kenneth Croen has been watching from the beginning. He’s been studying COVID-19 data worldwide, nationally in New York State, regionally in Westchester County and at Scarsdale Medical Group, which had set up an early testing center on Heathcote Road once commercial testing became available.

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Despite the number of COVID-19 cases starting to flatten across New York State, police and fire departments remain vigilant in trying to protect their own by limiting chances for exposure during the pandemic.

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Tracy Lazarus looked out her window in Scarsdale as her landscapers tended to her garden. She was happy to see that her gardeners were still able to come and manage her lawn, as it was a bright spot in monotony of self-isolation.

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After the mail is delivered each morning, one local family goes through the motions of its new routine. One by one, each piece of mail is removed from the mailbox and wiped down with Clorox wipes before being deemed safe to enter the house. Packages are left outside for 24 hours before getti…

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An April 7 executive order initiated by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner that would have required pharmacies and grocery stores to follow specific guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19 in unincorporated Greenburgh was superseded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and M…

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Banning online sales of vaping products, making compensated gestational surrogacy legal and preventing domestic abusers from keeping or buying guns were three major pieces of legislation New York State Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) fought for as part of the $177 billion New York St…

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A tax relief bill introduced by Westchester County Executive George Latimer to the county board of legislators this week would defer to July 15 any late fees for payment of county taxes, which are due April 1 but payable by April 30, for taxpayers facing economic hardships caused by the COVI…

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With COVID-19 cases in New York accelerating and hospitals in Manhattan hitting capacity, medical groups in Westchester, including Westmed Urgent Care, are funneling patients into virtual visits, a technology which has existed for some time, but is now ramping up as patients look to limit pu…

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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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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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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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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…

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In response to the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Scarsdale’s large Chinese community “has been on high alert,” according to Rita Pan, public relations representative for the Scarsdale Chinese Association (SCA).

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When a 30-year-old woman physically attacked three Jewish women in Brooklyn while shouting anti-Semitic insults, New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin didn’t expect the attacker to be released from custody. She also didn’t expect her to attack people two times thereafter.

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Notable for her glass ceiling-shattering work as the first woman majority leader of the New York State Senate, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-District 35) returned to her roots Dec. 12 for a discussion hosted by the nonprofit Scarsdale Forum.

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Twelve alleged members and associates of the Gambino crime family were charged in a federal court in Brooklyn Dec. 5 on charges of racketeering conspiracy, bribery, loan sharking, fraud and obstruction of justice. Two of the defendants charged include Yonkers resident Andrew Campos — an alle…

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Darlene Reda, the program administrator for Westchester County’s office for women, in a conversation about domestic violence and abuse Oct. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at Scarsdale High School, will give people a deeper understanding of domestic violence, the complexity of abusive relationships and an …

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If you have never heard of Greta Thunberg, ask a teenager. They will fill you in on the 16-year-old Swede who has become the face of teenagers fighting climate change worldwide. She is known for calling out politicians for their lack of action, her nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize and, mos…

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Dana Rubin, a journalist, speechwriter and advocate for women in leadership roles, recently launched Speaking While Female Speech Bank, a website that highlights the power of a woman’s voice. The Irvington resident has also begun giving public talks themed “Westchester Women Speak Out.”

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A brief storm ripped through Scarsdale early evening on Monday, Aug. 19. Trees were down and traffic lights were out. Seventy-four Scarsdale Village customers without power as of 8:30 p.m., according to the Con Ed website. The estimated time of restoration is 3 a.m. Tuesday. Scarsdale’s emer…

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Starting Oct. 26, voters in New York State will be allowed to cast their ballots early for primary and general elections. Scarsdale residents will be able to do so at the public library in Eastchester and Greenburgh residents at the Dobbs Ferry village hall, according to an announcement issu…