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Before Amber Yusuf and her husband moved from Brooklyn to Scarsdale in 2009, the pair toured the quaint village to see what all the hubbub was about. Like many residents, Yusuf and her husband were drawn to Scarsdale because of the schools’ highly regarded reputation and with two young boys,…

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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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The mission set forth by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, founders of Hoff-Barthelson Music School, in 1944 was to spread the joy of music and make available education access to reach as wide an audience as possible. In looking back during its 75th anniversary year, Hoff-Barthelson decide…

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Scarsdale High School Alumni Association president Zach Harrison believes those from his alma mater are “leaders in their careers, leaders in their fields and leaders in their communities,” and used the words “curious, smart, civic-minded, entrepreneurial, hard-working” to describe them. Wit…

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A woman contacted police May 11 to report receiving a handwritten letter from an unknown person, insulting the woman and her husband. The return address on the envelope was Edgemont High School. She said she believes the letter was a response to something she wrote on Facebook. The woman, wh…

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A woman called police May 8 and said a large black dog came out of a home and bit her while she was walking on Pinewood Road in the early morning. She said she screamed and the dog backed off, but came at her again, this time from the front, and bit her again. She said a person driving by sa…

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We Scarsdalians put a lot of stock in our appearance, as evidenced by the numerous stylists, barbershops and nail salons around town. It’s no surprise, then, that our banishment from these good-grooming meccas has caused palpable distress. What’s a crowd accustomed to weekly blowouts, expert…

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Like many students at Scarsdale High School, Grant Schechtman cares about his grades. He and his classmates have an innate desire to perform well academically. They stay up late reading, studying and finishing essays, constantly challenging themselves and their minds, staying motivated throu…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the proposed 2020-21 budget May 11 after multiple reiterations of cost-cutting efforts in response to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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As municipalities across the state battle with the everchanging economic landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, town officials in Greenburgh are similarly wrestling with a potential $7 million revenue shortfall in the 2020-21 town budget.

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After years of resident complaints about sewage overflow and flooding on Barry Road in Edgewood, the village board of trustees voted unanimously on April 28 to use $138,596 in unspent public works funds to clean, televise to inspect, smoke test, install flow sensors and produce a report for …

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A N. Central Avenue man in Hartsdale reported to police April 30 that, after picking up food from Shake Shack on N. Central Avenue, he discovered a small, clear plastic bag containing what appeared to him to be marijuana at the bottom of the bag of fries that he had mostly eaten. He told pol…

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Amid concerns over the strained resources of some Edgemont taxpayers who may have experienced salary cuts or layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the district’s board of education adopted a budget of $63,677,081 for the 2020-21 school year during a videoconference meeting on M…

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On Sept. 11, 2001, Sylvie Rosenbloom rushed down from her home in Scarsdale to St. John’s Medical Center in Yonkers an hour after the first airplane hit the World Trade Center. She was off that day, but reported to work in case they needed the hands of an extra emergency department nurse.

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When we check in with friends these days, there’s so much ground to cover: Are they healthy? Feeling stir crazy? Doing okay with the whole remote-work thing?

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Friday, May 1 was a big day for high school seniors across New York State. It was not only the day they were scheduled to make their final college choices, but the day they found out they would not return to physically complete their high school education. Or any of the second semester tradi…

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The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis led state officials last month to postpone beyond June 1 all school board and budget votes in New York, which had been slated for May 19, and it’s not clear when school elections will take place.

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Police responded to a report of excessive smoke coming from the Ferncliff Cemetery on Secor Road in Hartsdale April 21. On arrival, they were advised by the cemetery manager a burner went off-line and shut down after reaching a temperature of 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. The manager reported thr…

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After multiple community meetings and research that spanned a six-month period, the town of Greenburgh Department of Community Development & Conservation released a sidewalk prioritization study that strategizes a two-phase, 12-year rollout to fill 9.93 miles of sidewalk gaps within the …

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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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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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Westchester saw its first case of the novel coronavirus in early March. A few weeks later, on March 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered hospitals across the state to increase their ability to care for 50% more patients. By then, White Plains Hospital (WPH) was already preparing for the surge.

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Our team at The Inquirer is working day and night to bring you accurate and meaningful local coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our communities. It’s not an easy task. We have been working remotely since early March to bring you, without interruption, breaking news and useful info…

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A Cross Hill Road resident in Hartsdale reported April 17, while looking for a customer service number for Amazon, she found multiple numbers and called one. A man with a British accent, who identified himself as “Chris Martin,” directed her to a website to resolve her issue. While logged in…