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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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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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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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Michelle Lichtenberg, a longtime resident and volunteer in the village, will be the 2021 recipient of the community’s highest award, the Scarsdale Bowl.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Westchester County Bee-Line bus drove under an overhang and got stuck after hitting the old Scarsdale train station building on Depot Place Monday morning, Nov. 23. Just after 8:30 a.m. Scarsdale police and fire departments responded to the scene.

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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…

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An E. Hartsdale Avenue resident told police Nov. 12 she was in her residence when her doorman contacted her about a building inspector wanting to see her renovations. The man gave his name as “Pete,” and the woman spoke to him on the house phone but never saw him or allowed him to come up. C…

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The board of trustees voted favorably (6-1) in a work session on Nov. 10 to refer five proposed zoning code changes to the planning board. The work session to review the proposed zoning code changes was originally scheduled for March but was postponed due to the pandemic.

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A Duck Pond Road caller Nov. 12 said he saw what was either a wolf or a coyote headed toward the woods. Police searched Duck Pond, Sherbrooke and Heathcote roads from Post Road to Brookby Road to no avail. Another resident who read multiple reports of sightings on social media called police …

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Police responded on a report of a pedestrian hit Nov. 6 in the crosswalk at Popham Road while the walk sign was illuminated. A 38-year-old West Harrison man in a Ford van traveling south on Depot Place attempted to make a left hand turn onto Popham Road when he hit the 69-year-old pedestrian…

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Four new police officers were welcomed into the Scarsdale police force in an outdoor ceremony at the Crossway firehouse Oct. 22. Officers Dante Barrera, Adam Henry, Christopher Sordellini and Alexandre Zapletal all have previous police experience. Barrera, 29, graduated from St. John’s Unive…

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As municipalities continue to contend with the financial toll from the coronavirus pandemic, Scarsdale Village officials presented a new revenue shortfall projection during a work session Oct. 27.

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While the district contends with the reopening of school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of education has calculated the pandemic’s effects on the 2019-20 budget. During a board meeting Oct. 19, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart Mattey presented data on the district’s fisc…

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Police are investigating a burglary at a shop on Scarsdale Avenue Oct. 23. The burglars came in through an unlocked window, taking approximately $100 in cash and a few items including a Buccal swab valued at $1. A deposition was made on scene and photos were taken.

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Police responded to the scene of an accident on Popham and Garth roads Oct. 17 when an 83-year-old man was struck by a car while attempting to cross the street. According to the police report, he was crossing Popham Road in the crosswalk while the walk sign was illuminated. The driver was tr…

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The Procedure Committee has announced this year’s slate for election to the nonpartisan Citizens Nominating Committee. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 10, and, due to the ongoing pandemic health concerns, voting will be by mail-in ballot only.

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Jason R. Gordon, 44, of Popham Road, turned himself into police Oct. 5 after a complaint was made regarding his violation of an order of protection issued by the Scarsdale police. The reported violation took place in the playground area of Hyatt Field on Boulevard. Gordon was charged with tw…

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Police responded to Sycamore Road Sept. 21 on a report that a gym bag containing drug paraphernalia was found in Corell Park. A man from White Plains found and reported the bag. Police looked through it and found inside a Bic lighter, a Ball mason jar, a marijuana grinder, a glass water pipe…

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Kitchen supplies valued at $650 and $200 in cash were reported missing by a Graham Road resident Sept. 14. She said on July 9 a moving company moved her from Massachusetts to Scarsdale; after the move, she noticed things missing. She told police she contacted the moving company, which reques…

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Six candidates gathered at the Scarsdale Congregational Church as the polls closed on Election Day, Sept. 15, separated into two groups of three, one group inside, the other outside, with the church foyer between them.

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Police responded Sept. 7 on a report of rooster noises emanating all morning from a Brewster Road address. The homeowner, who keeps the roosters as pets, told police she is making every attempt to keep the birds quiet, including using special collars designed to reduce their crowing sounds. …

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A Columbia Avenue resident reported Aug. 30 her 2 carat diamond ring, valued at $20,000, was stolen by two furniture store employees working in her home Aug. 6 fixing a broken headboard. She said the two men were unattended in her bedroom for about 10 minutes. She told police that’s when she…

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They’re a familiar sight during most elections, but in Scarsdale campaign signs are a rare commodity, mostly due to the village’s century-old nonpartisan system, which set out to squelch infighting and the need to campaign for office by instituting Scarsdale’s nonpartisan Citizens Nominating…

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Police responded to Taunton Road Sept. 5 on a report of an unknown person attempting to enter a house. Police saw a man — as described by the caller — sitting on a bench on the front porch. When he told police he was trying to get in because his parents lived there, they told him he was at t…

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Before COVID-19 shut down New York, Scarsdale residents and candidates were gearing up for a contested village election on March 18. But then, two days before the election, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to postpone elections throughout the state and to allow local elec…