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During their first virtual Zoom meeting March 24, the village trustees unanimously passed a resolution to transfer approximately $1.25 million from the 2019-20 budget into a contingency account to fund potential COVID-19-related emergency services. The village also revised the 2020-21 budget…

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A caller on March 20 reported numerous people using playground equipment on Boulevard. On arrival, police saw a large group utilizing the basketball courts and playground equipment. The police PA system was deployed to inform people of the new village ordinance prohibiting large gatherings. …

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The Inquirer interviewed Major Patrick Cordova, who was with 66 National Guard personnel deployed to help with deep cleaning throughout the JCC of Mid-Westchester on Monday. The troops will move on to other public spaces in Westchester for the duration of the pandemic.

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Brisey E. Burgos Osorio, a 29-year-old woman from the Bronx, was charged March 14 with DWI at the scene of a car accident. Police responded to a report of a two-car accident at the intersection of Fenimore Road and Walworth Avenue. A Norwalk driver traveling south on Walworth Avenue was goin…

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The COVID-19 pandemic led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an executive order Monday, March 16, delaying village elections statewide. Scarsdale and other Westchester municipalities with elections that were scheduled for March 18 will now go to the polls on April 28, which is the designate…

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An 89-year-old resident of Scarsdale who died Sunday morning, March 15, may have been a victim of COVID-19. The woman had been tested for coronavirus one day earlier and, according to a release on the Village of Scarsdale website that was tweeted at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, “that test was expected…

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The World Health Organization labeled the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, Wednesday, March 11, with more than 1,000 people infected in the U.S., and the number of confirmed cases is expected to climb now that testing is more widely available.

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A sideswipe accident happened March 2 on Old Post Road near Wayside Lane when a Scarsdale man in a Chevy passed a stopped Bee-Line bus and clipped the driver’s side mirror. Some passengers opted to get on another bus while police handled the situation.

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Pandemic fears turned into local reality this week as the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus impacted Westchester County.

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The principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School on Boulevard notified police of a suspicious incident occurring twice on school property. She said an unknown man entered the school Feb. 21 and again Feb. 28. He was in the school for only a short time, did not interact with children, and lef…

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After almost a year of searching and interviewing, the village board of trustees voted Feb. 25 to appoint Victoria Sirota as Scarsdale’s sole town assessor.

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A 66-year-old Brambach Road man reported Feb. 20 a pop-up message appeared on his computer saying he was hacked. He contacted the phone number given for help and believed he was talking to a Microsoft employee. The person said the only way to fix the problem was for the man to send money. Th…

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A report by Scarsdale Forum’s Fiscal Affairs and Downtown Revitalization committees released Feb. 7 on Freightway development proposals recommended the board of trustees proceed with the budgeted renovation of the existing garage so the village could continue providing parking services and c…

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Michelle Licata, 51, of Hartsdale, was arrested Feb. 7 and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police went to Chat American Grill on Christie Place on a report of a woman passed out at the bar. As the officer arrived on the scene, an unidentified person was seen carrying the unconscious …

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In a 34-page traffic report released by the Scarsdale Forum’s Municipal Services Committee in January, the committee pushed once again for the village to find ways to lower the maximum allowable speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25 mph on all village roads.

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When Bob Selvaggio started his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he planned to major in English literature. Then, in his sophomore year he took an economics course and his plans began to shift. Once he enrolled in an advanced economics course, he was hooked.

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After delivering mail to a residence on Colvin Road Feb. 6, a U.S. Postal Service employee was walking back to his mail truck when a dog ran out of the residence and bit him on his forearm. On Feb. 7, an Aspen Road resident came to police headquarters to report her neighbor’s dogs came into …

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An argument broke out Jan. 29 between an Innes Road woman and someone blocking her driveway as cars lined up on the street waiting for school to be dismissed. When the caller approached one car, the driver told her she was unable to move much, but it was enough for the woman to pull in. Afte…

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After living in Scarsdale for 25 years and serving in multiple local civic organizations, Randy Whitestone wants to use his current professional and past volunteer experience to serve as a trustee on the village board of trustees.

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A Scarsdale man was taken into police custody on Jan. 21 and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree for violating a family court order of protection. Fabrice Haddad of Fox Meadow Road was processed and taken to Scarsdale Village Court for arraignment. He was released on his own …

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While on traffic enforcement detail on Chase Road Jan. 13, police saw a tan Toyota going in the opposite direction near Christie Place flashing its high beams. Police followed the car to the intersection of Chase and Crane roads where the driver, later identified as Thomas Chin, a foreign na…

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Police responded Jan. 3 to a report of two cars unlawfully entered overnight. The caller told police two of her cars parked in the driveway of her residence on Cohawney Road had been entered overnight; about $30 in quarters was stolen, $20 from one car and $10 from the other. Both cars, she …

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The buzz surrounding the potential redevelopment of the Freightway garage dominated the news in Scarsdale last year. Public meetings were held to get a sense of what residents might want to see in the updated space, and residents were encouraged to submit their thoughts and ideas. An ad hoc …

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The Scarsdale Board of Trustees met Tuesday night in executive session to take stock of the process for planning a redevelopment at Freightway garage.

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In a final report released Dec. 16 by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a 2017 airplane crash in Costa Rica, which led to the deaths of Scarsdale’s Steinberg family, as well as five other passengers and two crew members, was caused by a number of factors including the flight c…

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A 61-year-old Bradley Road man went to police headquarters Jan. 3 to report he was the victim of a computer scam. The man told police he received a pop-up notification on his Dell laptop that his computer was infected with a virus. The man said he called the number listed on the pop-up and a…

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On Dec. 19, Tim Ahles, a resident of Dobbs Terrace, was hit by a Newton, New Jersey, woman’s car while walking in a northerly direction in the crosswalk on Fenimore Road. According to Detective Lt. Brendan Kellaher, the accident was a serious collision and it was very apparent injuries were …

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A man drove his car into the traffic post at the corner of Popham Road and Scarsdale Avenue Monday night around 5:30 p.m., causing damage to the traffic signal at that intersection. Police closed Popham Road for eastbound traffic at Garth Road. Eastbound traffic was detoured onto Garth Road …

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Scarsdale, Hartsdale and Fairview Fire Departments were among those responding to a structure fire at 41 Walworth Ave. in Scarsdale on Saturday, Dec. 21. The fire was reported about 10:22 p.m. and was declared under control around 11:12 p.m.. All occupants were already out of the house when …

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A petition to halt the process that’s edging toward a redevelopment of Freightway garage on Garth Road began circulating Dec. 18 and garnered 500 signatures by press time Thursday.

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While conducting a routine patrol on Post Road Dec. 9, police saw a 2019 Honda Accord parked in the southbound lane of the roadway with the engine running. When officers approached the vehicle, they saw a man sleeping in the driver’s seat covered in what appeared to be vomit. Police attempte…

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The village board of trustees unanimously approved a resolution Dec. 10 to enter into a professional services agreement with LAN Associates — an engineering firm based in Goshen, New York, — to design a comfort station next to the tennis courts at the Scarsdale Middle School on Mamaroneck Road.

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The search for a new village attorney is over. The board of trustees unanimously voted on Dec. 10 to retain the services of McCarthy Fingar LLP — a White Plains-based law firm — on a $95,000 per year retainer to act as the village’s attorney.