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A Clarendon Place resident called police Jan. 15 to report someone was throwing rocks at her house. She said it sounded like four or five rocks but she was too frightened to look outside. Police looking around saw multiple broken eggs in the driveway under a broken window. The eggs, it appea…

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Tasha Young didn’t always know about the power of policy in politics. She knew the basics about political ideologies — Democrats and Republicans, Conservatives and Liberals — and saw what formed views, but she didn’t consider the actions needed to form the laws and policies that benefit or i…

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Edgemont School administrators presented site plans for several proposed essential interior and exterior improvements at Greenville, Seely Place, and Edgemont Jr/Sr High schools. The site plans include new roads for improved traffic flow and emergency access, added parking spaces, and cafete…

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Police responded to ShopRite on S. Central Avenue Jan. 5 when a customer inside the store called to report her wallet was stolen from her purse. She said she was shopping for groceries, her handbag resting on the top shelf of the cart, when an unknown man approached her and began asking her …

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In music circles, Rebecca Angel has long been known as a talented singer. But now, the 25-year-old can add “award-winning” to that descriptor: Angel, a former Edgemont resident, recently received a nod from the Independent Music Network (IMN) for New Artist Breakout Single. Her jazzy recordi…

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For a third time since the pandemic began, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees Jan. 12 voted unanimously to extend two provisions that allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining and allow downtown merchants to sell goods on sidewalks.

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The results are mixed when it comes to securing appointments for the COVID-19 vaccines, but the education community had an overall sense of joy when unexpectedly being added to New York State’s list of eligible groups on Friday, Jan. 8.

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos spent time in White Plains overseeing the conversion of the Westchester County Center from an entertainment venue into an emergency COVID-19 hospital last spring. When he returned recently, it was to convert th…

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John Farmer witnessed his friend’s car hit a tree on Brewster Road in Scarsdale on Monday, Jan. 11, around 7 p.m. Farmer, 18, of Elmsford, got out of his own car to help his friends and he called 911. All five occupants of the heavily damaged car were taken to Westchester Medical Center to b…

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A one-car crash occurred Jan. 9 at Freightway and Garth Road when a driver unsafely backed out of a parking spot and struck a dumpster, damaging his own car and the dumpster. Police on patrol observed the collision as it happened and saw the driver leave the scene, proceeding north down an a…

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The present, as we know all too well, is a scary time to be living in. But what will the future be like? Gish Jen, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based author and Scarsdale High School distinguished alumnae, Class of ’74, explores the possibilities in her latest novel, “The Resisters.” The paper…

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Police responded to N. Central Avenue Dec. 28 on a complaint of a trespasser. Upon arrival, police saw a man fitting the description of the person in question wearing a black hoodie and no face mask, walking near the H Mart supermarket. The man, Delvon Bolling, claimed he is allowed to use t…

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Hurricanes, superstorms, tropical storms and blizzards can have a crippling effect on properties and economies. In Westchester County over nearly the past decade from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to Tropical Storm Isaias this past August, damaging winds and the weight of heavy snow have led to do…

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Though it was a challenge at the time, Scarsdale coach Jennifer Roane now knows how good she had it in the fall. Going from coaching tennis outdoors with very little close contact and equipment sharing to gymnastics indoors with 100 percent equipment sharing is a complete 180 during the COVI…

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Ten and a half years, three titles and many successful programs later, Dan Walczewski said goodbye Wednesday, Jan. 6, to the Scarsdale Department of Parks and Recreation, the only place he’s ever worked. Next week he will take over as the assistant superintendent of recreation in Yorktown.

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A Subaru was exiting Hutchinson River Parkway Jan. 1 turning right onto Hutchinson Avenue at Meadow Road when it struck an Acura. Airbags deployed and the driver of the Subaru drove away from the scene. Before long, though it was dark and rainy, police located a car with heavy front-end dama…

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Every year the Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department gives Santa a hand by setting up boxes for mail addressed to the North Pole in various locations throughout the village. After being collected and opened, every letter to Santa is responded to and then, we assume, forwarded to Ol’ Sain…

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Worried about a potential fire hazard or environmental impact, residents in Greenburgh are pushing back against a proposal from Eagle Energy Storage, which is seeking to construct a 20-megawatt (MW) 4-hour Tesla Megapack battery storage facility on the property of the Knollwood Country Club.

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Salvatore Minardi thought he would have more than enough time to reserve his seat for Christmas Eve Mass. He had already attended some of the in-person masses at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale during the pandemic, so he was well versed in the ins and outs of reserving a seat. L…

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Every year thousands of music students across the state participate in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) festival. Each student performs rudiments and a solo piece in a stressful audition, a one-shot chance to earn the honor of being named one of the best musicians in the …

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Police spoke with a Poe Street resident Dec. 9 about a suspicious incident that happened at the caller’s house. She said a month earlier a young man approached her at home and said his package was shipped to the wrong address. He asked about a specific house number on the street; the woman r…

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While there are as many questions as there are answers about the first COVID-19 vaccine released this week, the look on the faces of front-line workers taking the vaccine, which you could still see despite mask-wearing, says all you need to know as they were overjoyed posing for pictures dur…

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A familiar face is looking to cement her previously interim seat on the Greenburgh Town Board. Ellen Hendrickx, a 21-year resident of the town who served on the board for seven months after the death of Councilman Kevin Morgan, announced her candidacy for the town board on Dec. 3.

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To gain insights into what academic life has been like for students during the first half of the 2020-21 school year, the Scarsdale Board of Education met with a group of Scarsdale High School students via Zoom conferencing Monday, Dec. 7. The special meeting comprised school board members, …

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Even in the midst of the global crisis, local heroes deserve to be recognized. Last Friday, Dec. 4, Westchester County did just that, spotlighting 49 residents, all aged 60 and older, at the 38th annual Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Awards. Sharing top honors at the virtual event was a gentle…

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Police returned to White Oak Lane on Nov. 30 on a report of fraud. They spoke with an Edgemont High School administrator who said two checks mailed to a contractor for services rendered were intercepted and cashed by an unknown party. The school official said the fraud became known when the …

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Expecting a long and arduous 2021 budget process due to the unpredictable consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees decided in a work session Dec. 8 to continue its pause on Freightway redevelopment discussions.

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Fall is the most beautiful season in and near the village of Scarsdale, and especially this year, 2020, I was amazed by the fabulous foliage that I have relished every fall for the past 10-plus years. But this year, things are different. As I walked along the scenic Bronx River pathway, the …

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Councilwoman Diana Juettner was always fascinated with the intricacies of government. A self-proclaimed “political junkie,” while other American University students were out gallivanting the streets of Washington, D.C., Juettner was in the Capitol, staying up all night, ecstatic to see Congr…