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A BRIDGE NY grant for the rehabilitation of the Heathcote Bridge that Scarsdale received in 2018 will finally be put to use. Superintendent of Public Works Jeff Coleman expects partial reconstruction and repairs to the bridge over the Heathcote Bypass to begin next year.

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At the beginning of this month, village Treasurer Ann Scaglione submitted the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the village of Scarsdale, which covers the fiscal year spanning June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. On Nov. 9, the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees — as well as Scaglione, Vil…

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Donna Conkling’s statistics as Scarsdale’s village clerk for just over 20 years are astounding. She’s served under 11 mayors and 38 trustees, attended “at least” 500 board meetings and written over 11,000 pages of minutes. But her impact goes beyond that for not only the elected officials, b…

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For the first time publicly, the Scarsdale village trustees weighed in on the issue of allowing cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption lounges within Scarsdale borders under New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act (MRTA).

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A caller said while making a turn Nov. 16 on Post and Drake roads he was struck by another car that didn’t stop. He couldn’t identify the other car. A report was made to the Scarsdale Police Department.

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As part of its Nov. 23 board meeting agenda, the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees will vote on two amendments to village code that would continue the use of village property for outdoor dining and the display and sale of goods, which have been extremely popular with merchants and resident…

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Trustees, leading village employees and residents came together at a public work session on Nov. 16 to discuss proposed changes to Scarsdale’s wireless facilities ordinance.

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In advance of its Nov. 23 public hearing on the opt out/do nothing vote on the Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act (MRTA) that is expected to come on Dec. 14 — in advance of New York State’s Dec. 31 deadline — the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees continues to seek community input.

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Every morning as the sun rises, Ron Winters of Myrtledale Road walks his dog Dusty for about three miles in Scarsdale and the surrounding areas. “I see a lot of people with dogs, even that early,” he said, estimating he typically passes about 20 other dog walkers during a one hour stroll.

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The manager of Bare Burger on N. Central Avenue Nov. 4 said while he was taking out trash, he saw three men taking pictures of the building and making a video of various exit doors and roofs of adjacent businesses. He said when they realized they were being watched, they pretended to be thro…

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The Scarsdale Public Library has eliminated and forgiven all existing overdue fines. Fines can be a barrier to those seeking literary and community resources and, by eliminating fines, the library board aims to encourage the Scarsdale community to enjoy the library’s extensive collections an…

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The Citizens Nominating Committee election was held Nov. 9 at the Scarsdale library for residents to elect new CNC members. Beginning Nov. 29, the CNC’s 30 voting members will engage in a rigorous vetting process to nominate a slate of nonpartisan candidates for village offices, including th…

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Ulysses Fernandez, 29, from Yonkers was arrested Nov. 6 for driving while intoxicated. He was pulled over at Post Road near Rugby Lane after being detected by police radar as speeding on Post Road. According to police, Fernandez appeared intoxicated, his speech was slurred and he showed othe…

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A 64-year-old Scarsdale woman was taken to Westchester Medical Center Oct. 28 to be treated for injuries after being hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk at Fenimore and Brewster roads. The driver, a 90-year-old Hartsdale woman traveling westbound when the person tried to cross the st…

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The nonpartisan Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Scarsdale Public Library from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eligible Scarsdale voters will elect candidates from their neighborhood who wish to participate in the work of the CNC.

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A woman said she was attacked by two dogs Oct. 18 while she was running on Greendale Road. She said she believed the dogs’ owner lived at a specific address. On police arrival, the dogs’ owner was outside. He said when he had let his dogs out to do their business, one of them was startled by…

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The Scarsdale Village Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in village hall and on Zoom to seek community input on making the sidewalk cafes that proliferated during the pandemic a permanent feature of village life. Several restaurants put tables and chairs under the D…

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Anticipating a work session on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at which the village board will discuss whether or not to permit on-site consumption and dispensaries of marijuana, the Scarsdale Forum, a local think tank, recommended the village should opt out of retail cannabis businesses, and ban smoking o…

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Scarsdale residents and village trustees weighed in on a proposal to strengthen the village’s wireless facilities ordinances at a public work session Oct. 12, with some village residents raising concerns that the development of 5G and other wireless infrastructure could pose serious threats …

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A 78-year-old woman hit two pedestrians on Oct. 14 at the intersection of Scarsdale Avenue and Popham Road. The driver said she was traveling south on Scarsdale Avenue when she saw two people in the road. She said she tried to stop but she hit them. The pedestrians, an 80-year-old woman and …

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At its regular meeting Oct. 12, the Scarsdale Village Board outlined plans for an accelerated, more collaborative and transparent budget process. The board also proposed amendments to the village code governing veterans’ property tax exemptions and police residency requirements.

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An Innes Road resident Oct. 8 reported her house had been burgled and things were missing. She said she and her partner were out for the evening and when they returned they saw a rear sliding glass door was broken. At the time they were unsure what was taken. Police arrived and saw evidence …

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The Scarsdale board of trustees and village staff unveiled a draft request for proposals (RFP) during a work session Oct. 5 to address the traffic and pedestrian safety challenges in the village downtown and on Sprague Road.

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A 38-year-old man from Merritt Island, Florida, was arrested Oct. 1 and charged with two counts of assault in a domestic violence incident involving force with a blunt object. One charge is a felony charge, the other is a misdemeanor. His alleged victims were his parents, who are 69 and 71 y…

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The board of trustees sealed the deal Sept. 28 for a $114,000 agreement with Lothrop Associates, a White Plains-based architectural firm, to assess Scarsdale’s outdated pool complex and develop three proposals to revamp infrastructure and increase membership.

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Village government representatives met Sept. 30 with Nadav Douani, head of international relations of the city of Hod HaSharon, which is Scarsdale’s “sister city” in Israel. After explaining governance and community life in Scarsdale, village officials took the visiting dignitary on a tour o…

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Recognizing the health and safety risks, the potential costs of increased public safety and education and the likelihood of a low tax revenue boost, the Scarsdale Forum is recommending a “wait and see” approach when it comes to permitting cannabis businesses in the village of Scarsdale.

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The owner of a male Husky dog called police Sept. 20 to report her dog got loose and was hit by a car on Mamaroneck Road at Deerfield Lane. She said she found her dog on the south side of the roadway near the sidewalk, but it was already dead. A passerby reportedly saw the car that hit the d…

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Pushing into a three-year legal battle, Scarsdale resident Robert Berg and the village of Scarsdale filed briefs this summer in the nation’s second highest court, following appeals from both parties last December over the constitutionality of village codes governing lawn signs. At issue is w…

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Dipping a toe in the water, rather than diving right in, village officials have wrapped up a two month search for a firm to assess Scarsdale’s outdated pool complex and capture community perspectives about the facility. Of the seven firms that submitted responses to the village’s request for…

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While on patrol on Mamaroneck Road Sept. 16 police saw another officer in the vicinity of the Scarsdale pool talking to the driver of a gray BMW. The trunk of the car was open and the man was removing items from the trunk. The man told the second officer he had a flat tire which was observed…

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Having dealt with the perils of the COVID-19 pandemic without a wage increase in the 2020-21 budget, the village’s nonunion employees are set to get a raise. Village trustees voted unanimously to amend the 2021-22 adopted budget and boost 41 employees’ base salaries by 2% as of Sept. 14.

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The Village of Scarsdale has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a 2020 lawsuit from Niram, Inc. after the construction company, which was tasked with constructing the village’s new library on Olmsted Road, alleged the village failed to award the company’s contract, causing a delay in the proje…

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The storms will keep coming and they will keep getting stronger. After the village of Scarsdale was pummeled with a record-breaking 8 inches of rain in a short amount of time during Tropical Depression Ida late evening Sept. 1 into early morning on Sept. 2, Village Manager Robert Cole said t…

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An active fire was reported around 10 p.m. Sept. 4 on Myrtledale Road. Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Greenville, White Plains and Greenburgh firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was extinguished and two residents were safely evacuated. They advised no one else lives there. Three Scarsdale f…

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The aftermath of Tropical Depression Ida, which dropped a record 8 inches of rain down upon Scarsdale in just a few hours late Wednesday, Sept. 1, into the early morning, had residents cursing the village’s infrastructure, specifically its inability to handle groundwater and sewage overflow.

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A Penn Road caller Sept. 1 said part of his house was exposed to the elements, water was coming in and there was heavy flooding in the basement. The fire department reported a delayed response due to the volume of storm calls but said they would come as soon as possible.

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First responders are on scene at 16 Myrtledale Road battling a two-alarm fire, which was reported around  10:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 4. The Inquirer has received an unconfirmed report that a person was taken out of the house on a stretcher.

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A 12-year-old Scarsdale boy riding a bicycle was struck by a driver Aug. 24 on Heathcote Road and Palmer Avenue. The bicycle was vouchered and placed in police safekeeping as well as the young cyclist’s helmet. The owner of a business on Palmer Avenue said he has video of the incident. Addit…

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The Scarsdale Board of Trustees voted unanimously Aug. 24 to approve multiple changes to village parking permit rates ahead of the start of permit sales on Sept. 1. The changes include relocating the merchant parking lot to Christie Place garage and opening up spaces for nonresidents in Chri…

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While patrolling Post Road Aug. 22, police saw a large branch in the roadway that fell from a dead tree. A White Honda minivan with another large branch wedged under it was in the northbound lane. R&D Towing arrived and lifted the van so the branch could be dragged out. Paperwork was iss…

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The Scarsdale Procedure Committee (PC) administers a longstanding tradition in Scarsdale in which 30 residents elected by their neighbors to serve on the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) nominate a nonpartisan slate of candidates annually for open village board offices. The process is mea…