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It was 2002 and Bob Bernstein was going to his first Greenburgh Town Board meeting. He wasn’t nervous at all. He had been a litigator for 20 years and knew he could hold his own against anyone, especially locally elected officials. There was really nothing to worry about. Prior to that day h…

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On Oct. 11 Greenburgh police responded to McDonald’s on N. Central Avenue on a report of a man stealing food from behind the counter. At the time, the man assaulted two employees, one a juvenile, and fled the restaurant. The Street Crime Unit caught up with Cornelius Mantle, 20, of Crosshill…

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Solly Refael found the perfect life-work balance after closing the doors to Daniele Trissi in June. He created Trissi Corp., an appointment-only jewelry selling/buying business located on the third floor of the Harwood Building, just upstairs from 14 Spencer Place, where he had sold jewelry …

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The Hartsdale Public Parking District passed a temporary emergency resolution on Oct. 7, which allows residents from outside unincorporated Greenburgh to buy daily passes to park in the district’s designated parking areas.

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A report by the Scarsdale Forum Education Committee released Oct. 8 recommends the school board and administration create a “new paradigm” to bolster communication with stakeholders and provide avenues for wider community participation in decision-making for the schools.

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Quaker Ridge Elementary School switched to fully remote learning Thursday, Oct. 15, as school district officials awaited rapid COVID-19 test results of two previously quarantined students who began showing symptoms. The school will reopen for hybrid learning on Friday as both tests came back…

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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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Festivity in the Hudson Valley usually shifts into high gear around Halloween, with local historic sites such as Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Van Cortlandt Manor hosting themed events. But this year, owing to pandemic-related restrictions, many of this region’s beloved seasonal attracti…

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Local historian Jordan Copeland is back with a deep dive into another overlooked part of Scarsdale’s history. In his upcoming presentation, “A History of Black People in Scarsdale,” Copeland goes back 300 years to uncover the lives and experiences of Scarsdale’s Black population through the …

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Ann Marie Nee wrapped up her final Scarsdale Teachers Institute course of the 2019-20 school year — the milestone 50th year for the STI — on Saturday, March 7. Exhausted, she left everything at school, planning to clean up Monday morning, March 9. She and everyone else learned Sunday night t…

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Learning pods are the newest trend in pandemic education. Small groups of mask-wearing students learning together with a tutor, teacher or parent supplement their regular asynchronous and synchronous learning experience at school.

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Jennifer Wandle made it through four days of practice as the new Edgemont girls lacrosse coach last spring when the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic closed down schools, which did not reopen until last month. If all goes well on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Wandle will have made it through the entir…

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Geraldina Shabani always loved to sew and create. Growing up in Albania, her family owned a fabric business where her interest in sewing got its start. Morphing any fabric into something wearable — dresses and gowns — felt like her calling. After taking some professional classes, she immigra…

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A Fox News anchor residing on E. Hartsdale Avenue told police Oct. 1 a man she doesn’t know has been sending her disturbing messages. He sends them to her professional Facebook account and has been sending them since she moved to New York from Missouri in February. Since then, this man has b…

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With all the challenges teachers are facing in 2020 — due to ending last school year with remote learning from March through June and starting this school year in a hybrid model — Scarsdale’s faculty remained generally upbeat during a public Zoom meeting Oct. 5 between representatives of the…

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Given everything 2020 has thrown at us so far, who among us wouldn’t like to escape — if not from the year itself, at least from the monotony of staying home? A getaway is, sadly, rather difficult to arrange right now. But crack open “The Bluebell Girls,” the third novel by Scarsdale residen…

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Police responded to Citibank on S. Central Avenue Sept. 23 after a man later identified as Darrin Sher presented a phony Connecticut driver’s license with someone else’s name and date of birth. Sher told the teller he didn’t have a bank card but he did have a PIN. He was asked further questi…

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Barring a spike in COVID-19 infection rates or other unforeseen roadblocks, the Scarsdale Public Library (SPL) is tentatively eyeing November for the “highly anticipated reopening” of its newly renovated building at 54 Olmsted Road.

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Ann Cefola never met her grandfather, but she knew his work. She’d think of him when trotting down village streets and seeing the small medieval revival cottages, grand Tudor revival houses and large colonial revival homes dotting the landscape. Whenever she entered the village’s downtown, s…

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It is one of the most coveted awards a school can receive, and this year when the winners were announced by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 24, Scarsdale’s own Heathcote Elementary School was on the list of 367 schools nationwide to be named as a Blue Ribbon School for 2020.

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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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Scarsdale High School graduate Sam Friedman (’20) and SHS junior Jake Lubin are the recipients of the 2020 Best Shorts Film Competition Award of Merit for their production, “Boy on the Moon,” a 10-minute dramatic vignette about three teenagers in a dicey situation and facing feelings of frie…

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A man walking through a parking lot on W. Hartsdale Avenue Sept. 14 saw two shell casings on the east side of an adjacent building. Police determined the casings were from a 9 mm Luger and were silver in color. Exterior cameras are not set to cover that portion of the lot. No damage was obse…

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For many Scarsdale residents, life in the morning and evening revolved around one location — the Scarsdale train station. That began to change soon after New Rochelle became a center of the COVID-19 outbreak in early March.

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Being local has it perks. Though it came with a 6:50 a.m. tee time, Scarsdale’s Brandon Wu was chosen to take the first shot off the first tee of the 120th U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, just a few miles from his parents’ house.

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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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There’s a certain bite to the air that signals the beginning of fall and draws families to seek out places for apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, pies and apple cider in liquid and doughnut form. As one of the country’s top agricultural states, New York has an impressive array …

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Of the nine public commenters at the Scarsdale Board of Education’s first in-person meeting since March 2, six came to talk about the high school schedule, one about the high and middle school schedules, one about the middle and elementary school schedules, another mostly about tennis.