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Droves of residents tuned in to a virtual planning board meeting on July 29, mostly in opposition to a project proposed by Scarsdale Improvement Corp. to construct a 135-space three-story private parking garage on Overhill Road.

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A woman reported she was bitten by a brown, shaggy dog July 20 on Ridgedale Road. She told police she was bruised from the bite. She said while walking in front of a house on Black Birch Lane, a dog began barking at her from behind what she assumed was an invisible electric fence. She said w…

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The Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) is working tirelessly to ignite the reopening of the village with the creation of activities, such as the ongoing Dine the ’Dale initiative and the weeklong sidewalk sale Monday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2. Through the sidewalk sale, Marcy Berman-Gol…

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Nahtahja Johnson, 22, of Brooklyn, was arrested July 19 at 3:09 a.m., charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony; unauthorized use of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and operating a car as an unlicensed driver, an infraction. Six girls in their late teens, five of them from New …

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Standing together at a vigil in Chase Park last month to demand justice after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, multiple Scarsdale students recounted local incidents of racism and discrimination. In response, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees voted unanimously J…

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Emergency personnel responded July 11 on a report of a car driving off a bridge on to Mamaroneck Avenue. Upon arrival, police saw a car had crashed on to Mamaroneck Avenue, resting on its roof. The driver was out of the car and in the care of SVAC. The car was traveling northbound on the Hut…

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Traffic safety is at the forefront of public concern as the COVID-19 lockdown forced indoor fitness facilities to close in March, sending the exercise-starved outside. Scarsdale residents eager to get outside found that sidewalks suddenly seemed very narrow, and seeking to social distance, m…

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A 75-year-old woman was struck by a car on Garth Road July 3 when a 68-year-old man driving eastbound onto the westbound lane of Popham Road attempted to correct his mistake by reversing, hitting the woman in the crosswalk at Popham and Garth roads. Fire department personnel assisted while S…

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Sixty people gathered in a yard at a home in the vicinity of Lincoln and Carthage roads on June 22 were found in violation of executive orders prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people. The homeowner was contacted and everyone left.

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A Magnolia Road resident reported June 15 being the victim of identity theft and fraud. She said she received a letter from the Department of Labor stating an employee of hers has been receiving unemployment. When she examined the paperwork, she said the employee name was fictitious and the …

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After a monthslong search to replace Village Planner Elizabeth Marrinan who retired on May 21, the village named Greg Cutler, planning director for the village of Mamaroneck, to replace Marrinan on June 1.

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In 1999 Liz Marrinan stepped through the doors of Scarsdale Village Hall, eager to take on her new position as Scarsdale’s village planner. Twenty-one years, five censuses and multiple projects and subdivisions later, Marrinan is setting course for her next chapter: retirement.

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In a televised press conference in White Plains on June 18, Westchester County Executive George Latimer invited Scarsdale Mayor Marc Samwick to update the county on what the local government in Scarsdale had done to manage the fiscal implications of the pandemic, while also readying the comm…

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Gabriel Vasquez, 26, of the Bronx, was arrested after taking multiple police units on a chase through the Quaker Ridge neighborhood on June 14. Vasquez, alleged to have spray-painted graffiti on a wooden fence adjacent to the southbound lanes of the Hutchinson River Parkway, north of Weaver …

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Village Clerk Donna Conkling released a memorandum to the board of trustees June 9 announcing an extension of resident commuter parking permits through Sept. 30; the original expiration date was June 30.

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With the last rays of sunlight peaking over the post office building across from Chase Park Sunday evening, a crowd of hundreds held a moment of silence. The crowd — mostly dressed in black and wearing masks — filled the park, spilling out into the street and up onto the post office building steps.

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Police responded to a Madison Road residence on a 911 report of a burglary and two men fleeing the area on the afternoon of June 3. Upon arrival, police saw an open rear window and open patio sliding door, but no signs of force. The perimeter was secured and the inside of the house checked. …

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Police responded to a burglar alarm going off at Scarsdale-Spencer Pharmacy on Spencer Place shortly after midnight on June 3. Thieves entered the business breaking a door window; cash and a small number of items were taken. There was no other damage to the property and no suspects on scene.…

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A 63-year-old Lawrence Road man told police on May 29 his bank informed him of activity on his accounts. He received this information via text message. When he decided to call the bank rather than reply to the text, he realized his mobile phone wouldn’t make outgoing calls so he used his lan…

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A 40-year-old man from Brooklyn was apprehended in Scarsdale Wednesday after taking police on a wild chase. The man, who was driving a stolen Honda Civic, was found on the grounds of private property on Morris Lane. Public Information Officer Kieran O’Leary of the state police said around 3:…

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A Carthage Road man reported May 18 his white 2016 BMW valued at $30,000 was stolen from his driveway. He told police he was certain it happened between midnight and 6 a.m. although he didn’t hear or see anything suspicious during the night. He said he had left the car unlocked.

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Police responded to a report of concern about safety May 4 at Quaker Ridge School on Weaver Street when a line of cars arrived for a teacher appreciation event. Police reported the teacher appreciation drive-by event, planned by the school PTA, was concluding, but directed the event particip…

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A South Church Lane caller reported April 27 money stolen from her car, which was parked in her driveway. She said her car and her spouse’s car were rummaged through. Both cars were unlocked. The amount missing was unspecified.

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A 65-year-old Grand Park Avenue man on April 23 willfully violated health laws by hosting a large gathering at his home to see his daughter married. Patrol arriving on scene shortly before 6 p.m. saw a wedding chuppah with four large pillars decorated with flowers. Three musicians — a keyboa…

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Emiljan Drekaj, 26 from the Bronx, was arrested April 15, charged with trespass and criminal possession of a forged instrument. His arrest was the result of follow-up investigations of two incidents in the past of trespass and suspicious activity, one at a residence on Gatehouse Road, and a …

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After a public hearing on the village budget April 15, the board of trustees came to a consensus to allow for $210,000 from the library fund to be reallocated to minimize the $818,829 increase in the tax levy in the proposed tentative budget.

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In a March 31 work session over Zoom, Village Treasurer Mary Lou McClure presented two scenarios that outlined revenue shortfalls in excess of $3.7 million due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Scenario 1 projects a 4.25% loss of revenue due to nonproperty tax revenue changes. Scenario 2 …

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An anonymous caller reported what seemed to be nonessential construction activity March 30 at an address on Mamaroneck Road. Upon arrival, officers saw several people working. The foreman advised police the roof of the residence must be completed and said it would be done April 1. The forema…

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Aware that the contagious COVID-19 virus is everywhere and local supplies of protective equipment are running very low, the Scarsdale Chinese Association donated 3,000 surgical masks Friday, March 20, to Scarsdale’s first responders and service professionals. An additional 1,000 were deliver…

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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.