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Sunday, Feb. 14, was a big day, not just for lovers. On Valentine’s Day, New York State opened up well over 200,000 appointment slots at state-run mass vaccination centers, in addition to introducing the under-65 comorbidity or underlying health issue group to those eligible to start schedul…

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On Jan. 29, Rep. Mondaire Jones, who was elected in November to serve New York’s 17th Congressional District, announced the SALT (State and Local Tax) Deductibility Act, which seeks to remove the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Feb. 2 that repeals the section of New York State Penal Law establishing the crime of loitering for the purposes of prostitution, commonly known as the “Walking While Trans” (WWT) ban. Assemblywoman Amy R. Paulin, who represents Scarsdale, sponsored the b…

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To celebrate its centennial, the Scarsdale League of Women Voters presented “100 Years of Progress: Women in New York Politics,” a panel of women serving in state and county government via Zoom on Jan. 24. The focus was not so much on past achievements as on the challenges that lie ahead — s…

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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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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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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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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 CVS employee advised police Dec. 14 that a woman stole various cosmetic items including hair coloring and pain relief medication from the store on Popham Road. The complainant described the suspect as heavyset, wearing a polka dot shirt, blue pants and a dark colored hooded jacket. After a…

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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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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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Mimi Rocah, a Democrat who served as a federal prosecutor for 16 years, announced victory in her uncontested election to become Westchester County’s next district attorney.

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The sparse turnout at the voting site inside Scarsdale High School on Election Day at 5 p.m., four hours before polls were due to close, was far from indicative of the ardor with which the Scarsdale community — and Americans more broadly — had exercised its right to vote in the 2020 general …

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Two lines snaked their way through the Greenburgh Town Hall parking lot — one for older adults and one for those 60 and under. Voters on the lines found ways to amuse themselves as they waited. Some stood reading, inching their way forward, noses in books. Others listened to music or podcast…

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Voting for the November general election has begun and is going smoothly. This is a summary of what to expect, whether you are voting (1) by absentee ballot; (2) in person during the last few days of early voting; or (3) in person on Election Day.

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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 …