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Police responded to a location on E. Hartsdale Avenue Jan. 3 for a report of a heavily damaged car believed to have just been in a collision on N. Central Avenue by Chatterton Parkway. The car was believed to have fled the scene.

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The Feb. 12, 2013, concert featuring musicians from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and the Scarsdale High School orchestra at Carnegie Hall may have been a one-off show, but its impact continues to be felt almost a decade later.

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Among the protocols announced for schools reopening after winter break in Scarsdale was eliminating visitors to schools, which includes a ban on spectators at Scarsdale athletics home games at least through the end of January. This did not sit well with a majority of board of education membe…

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A 29-year-old man from Scarsdale was arrested Jan. 4 on the Bronx River Parkway near Fenimore Road following a two-car collision at the intersection of Paddington and Ogden roads. The man, identified as Jake I. Gorobetz of Circle Road, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle ac…

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Voters elected 12 candidates to join the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee in the 2022 election that ended Jan. 11, and approved all eight proposed amendments for the SBNC Resolution, including one that expands the procedures for vetting and interviewing candidates, and one that al…

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Terry Singer, known as “an exceptional volunteer” in the Scarsdale community with decades of commitment to volunteerism, will be the 2022 recipient of the community’s highest honor and award, the Scarsdale Bowl. The Scarsdale Bowl has been awarded annually since 1943 to “one who has given un…

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In June 2020, in a Democratic primary for the New York State Assembly seat he has held since 2010, Tom Abinanti of Pleasantville fended off a challenge from Jennifer Williams of Irvington, who had never held elected office. Two years later, Abinanti will face a more seasoned opponent.

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Scarsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman announced Friday, Jan. 7, via email that Test to Stay and Test to Return will begin Monday, Jan. 10, as the district has received 5,000 antigen testing kits from New York State.

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A former firefighter who threatened self-harm and also harm to the chief brought police to the Greenville fire station on S. Central Avenue Jan. 3. On arrival, police spoke with the chief, who said he got a phone call from a former firefighter earlier that day. He said the firefighter was an…

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Justin Wood just wanted to get fit and spent two years focusing on cardio, light weightlifting and proper nutrition to lose 70 pounds. His newfound lifestyle led the now-Edgemont High School senior to set New York State records in powerlifting for his age group in his very first competition …

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The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved the town’s tentative 2022 operating budget on Dec. 15. The budget decreases the property tax levy slightly in both the townwide (A Budget) and town outside (B Budget) budgets.

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With demand for mental health services escalating during the pandemic, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS) has expanded its capacity for services, hiring nine professionals over the last two years. Some have replaced counselors who decided to leave for personal or professiona…

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A national championship and signing her National Letter of Intent committing to NCAA Division I powerhouse Notre Dame were among the fencing highlights of 2021 for Scarsdale High School senior Sedna Gandhi.

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A Meadow Road resident Dec. 30 called to give police an itemized list of the things she said were taken from her car during an incident reported Nov. 25. She said four children’s North Face jackets valued at $500 total; a gray hat valued at $180; RayBan sunglasses valued at $100; about $150 …

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A CVS employee Dec. 27 was accused of assaulting a customer on N. Central Avenue. The employee was one of a pair of employees who ran after a man apprehended Dec. 24 for allegedly stealing from CVS and Marshalls. A store manager said the victim, a 50-year-old man, took three sodas from the b…

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A gift was stolen from a property on Montrose Road Dec. 21. The homeowner told police he left an envelope containing cash taped to his garbage can as a holiday gift for his sanitation workers, but the envelope was missing before they arrived. The homeowner said he wanted the incident to be d…

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Started in Massachusetts in 1992, First Day Hikes are now a national event taking place in all 50 states on Jan. 1. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the options for hikes in New York State range from self-guided treks to small staff- or volunteer-led hikes to multiple event options tha…

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Village residents will vote on Jan. 11 to determine whether the School Board Nominating Committee Resolution, which establishes guidelines for the SBNC’s processes, will be amended. Resolution Chair David Benderson and Resolution Vice Chair Sarah Bell of the SBNC have put forward eight propo…

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Though Test to Stay in school was approved by the Westchester County Department of Health on Thursday, Dec. 9, neither the Scarsdale nor Edgemont school districts have adopted the optional program to keep unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who had a COVID-19 exposure in school, while some o…

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Two people were arrested Dec. 15 on Kempster Road and charged with criminal possession of stolen property. Brandon Douglas, 38, and Jeannine Mota, 42, were arrested for allegedly stealing a package from a location on Withington Road. As the suspects were being processed, a woman residing on …

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It is our hope that the youngster who asked for his parents’ business “to blow up ‘Kaboooom’” was referring to an increase in profits and not some sort of explosion or insurance fraud. Welcome to Letters to Santa, 2021 edition, courtesy of the North Pole and the Scarsdale Recreation Department.

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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, the sight of long lines of cars with medical workers in hazmat suits conducting drive-thru testing at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle were like nothing most of us had ever seen before. Then in the winter of 2021 we saw long li…

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A Secor Road resident called police Dec. 13 to report identity theft, saying $6,990 was withdrawn from an investment account without her authorization. The woman said she was checking her accounts when she discovered the money was missing. She contacted the investment company, which, she sai…

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On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Scarsdale Committee for Historic Preservation declined to vote on developer Eilon Amidor’s application to fully demolish what remains of the century-old house at 41 Hampton Road, with CHP chairperson Adam Lindenbaum saying “a vote on the historical merits of the home…

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The all too familiar headline “Breaking News: School Shooting” appeared again on Nov. 30 when four high school students were shot and killed by a classmate in Oxford, Michigan. Over the past 20 months, COVID-19 and virtual learning gave Americans a blanket of hope that school shootings would…

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On the ninth anniversary of the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, school shooting, New York Assemblymember Amy Paulin held a press conference Dec. 14 to discuss several stringent gun control bills she has authored, three of which she will seek to pass in the upcoming New York State legislative sessio…

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A dealership on S. Central Avenue reported Dec. 7 a Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen off the lot overnight. The employee said he noticed the car was missing when he did his inventory. He said both keys to the car were inside the dealership in the lockbox. Video surveillance of the lot showed a…

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After being the lone Scarsdale varsity program not permitted to compete during the 2020-21 school year — wrestling had one outdoor exhibition match — once the cheerleading team got clearance in August for a full competitive experience this school year, including being permitted to practice a…

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Police are investigating a larceny reported Dec. 8 when a 2021 Audi valued at $61,150 was stolen from a residence on Shawnee Road. The owner said he parked the car in front of the house the night before. In the morning it was gone. He said both sets of keys were on the same keychain and they…