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Preparation, flexibility and feedback were the themes running throughout the second set of Edgemont parent forums held virtually Monday, Aug. 3. The sessions reviewed the proposed hybrid schedule for reconvening instruction at the Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School and Greenville and Seely Place s…

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Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman called it “a turbulent and chaotic week coming off a turbulent and chaotic series of months in which we’ve been all engaged in coping with a worldwide pandemic” as the Restart Committee and district administration pivoted on several fronts — based upon crit…

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More than 2,100 residences and businesses in Scarsdale and 5,000 in Greenburgh lost power as Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the area Tuesday, Aug. 4. About 1,500 in Scarsdale still faced outages as of 9 a.m. Thursday, and numerous roads remained closed while cleanup of downed lines and t…

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The Scarsdale Restart Committee continues to listen to parent feedback. Less than 48 hours after the district released the plan to the public for the first time Monday night, new changes were made to the elementary school and high school hybrid schedules today.

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Monday evening, Aug. 3, the Scarsdale community finally got a look at the school district’s reopening plan, an 84-page document that will likely go through more changes before and after being sent to New York State for review on Friday, Aug. 7.

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After abruptly canceling in-person graduation on July 23 when district officials reported that a group of seniors may have been exposed to COVID-19, administrators organized and released a celebratory graduation video with speeches by students, administrators and teachers, as well as video a…

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At the Scarsdale Sidewalk Sale July 27 to Aug. 1, The Scarsdale Inquirer sponsored a contest to win gift certificates from local merchants. Hundreds of folks stopped by our booth at the corner of Boniface Circle and Spencer Place where we offered special subscription discounts, and dozens of…

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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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In two virtual forums held Wednesday, July 29, Edgemont school administrators presented proposed hybrid schedules — a combination of in-person and distance learning — for the elementary and junior/senior high schools as they resume instruction in September.

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Police responded to ShopRite on S. Central Avenue July 20 on a report of a shoplifter in custody. The store’s Asset Protection officer had Edel Nunez in the store’s office. The officer said Nunez was seen hiding meat and Snapple beverages in his shopping cart in a reusable shopping bag and l…

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A July staple for decades, the Scarsdale sidewalk sale has seen great changes over the years reflecting things like the economy and the types of businesses occupying storefronts in the downtown area. The 2020 sale was certainly unique in its own way, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When it leaked and spread on Facebook that the Scarsdale Restart Committee was rumored to be considering having high school students in a full e-learning setting beginning in September in order to better serve the district’s younger students in person and be able to offer more elective optio…

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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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Linwood Road resident Harry Garten, who turned 100 on July 11, has seen a lot of changes and drama in a century, but nothing quite compares to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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A mere 18-inch pipe serves the entire 18.5-acre watershed above Old Colony Road, causing major flooding on Pipeline Road when it rains in Edgemont, according to Brian Zappi, the consulting vice president of ZappiCo Construction LLC, which is proposing to build four houses on Old Colony Road.

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Police responded July 13 to a credit union on N. Central Avenue in Hartsdale on a call from a customer who said she was there to make a loan payment and an employee told her she had an attitude. The customer said the employee began yelling at her, confronted her, threw money at her, and that…

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Scarsdale Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman released a statement Thursday, July 23, to let families know how the district is formulating its plan for reopening Scarsdale schools in the fall and the dates for releasing that information to the community.

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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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Extraordinary times such as these call for effective leaders — leaders such as Rabbi Deborah Hirsch, who has been appointed interim rabbi of Temple Israel of New Rochelle for the next year. Although she only began there this month, she has already immersed herself in the synagogue, meeting w…

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Employees of the Candlelight Inn on S. Central Avenue saw two men pumping out containers of used cooking grease on the restaurant’s property early in the morning of July 6. After being confronted by the employees, the men stopped pumping and left. The restaurant’s owner told police the men w…

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Thursday morning, incumbent Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino called challenger Mimi Rocah to concede the Democratic primary. Rocah, a Scarsdale resident, will run against Republican nominee Bruce Bendish in the general election in November.

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While the opening of schools in New York State essentially comes down to three options — in-person, distance learning or a hybrid — the possibilities for interscholastic athletics are much more complex. If there are sports at all, athletic departments will be scrambling no matter what.

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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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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest leadership award a Girl Scout can earn. After completing prerequisite steps, high school Girl Scouts design and carry out a service project that leaves a lasting mark on their community and includes at least 80 hours of work. They raise all funds need…

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After years of debate and planning, the two-phase $28.4 million Greenacres Elementary School construction project, which included a four-classroom addition on Huntington Avenue, reconfiguration of existing interior spaces and the renovation of 11 classrooms, is on target for a September finish.

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On June 30, Capt. Costanzo “Gus” Spedaliere was sworn in as the Greenville Fire District’s fire chief, filling a rank left open with the retirement of former Chief Dan Raftery who is stepping down after serving 47 years in the district, including 34 years as fire chief.

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A woman walking her 12-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever on Mount Joy Avenue June 29 reported to police that an unleashed brown pit bull mix charged at her and her dog. The dogs fought and the woman sustained light scratches on her hand and leg. She said she didn’t know if she was injured b…

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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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Jacob Rosewater, a rising Scarsdale High School senior, has thrown down the gauntlet in his hometown. He’s challenging his liberal-leaning, progressive-claiming village and school district to put its full support behind building affordable housing to help fight segregation.

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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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When you walk out of the blood donation center after an hour of giving your time and blood, you receive a simple sheet of paper that sums up why you were there.

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With COVID-19 still an ever-present threat in the United States, school districts across New York State have been grappling with a strategy to prepare teachers, administrators, students and parents for a potential fall reopening of schools.