To the Editor: Sidewalks? or Trees?

Larchmont, which prides itself as having been named a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation for more than 30 years, and which even flies a Tree City flag, has totally blown it by taking down stately 50 plus year old trees.

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Arbor Day in New Rochelle

The City of New Rochelle held a ceremonial tree planting in observance of Arbor Day on  April 29 at Library Green Park. City and library officials and the City Arborist were joined by staff and students from Isaac E. Young Middle School National Junior Honor Society in planting a Kwanzan cherry tree. New Rochelle has been a Tree City for 22 years and was recognized on April 1, 2011 as being a Tree City USA Community for 2010 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation /Division of Lands and Forests. In support of urban forestry:

–       The City has adopted a tree preservation and replacement law that governs tree removal on private property larger than one acre and on properties that are subject to site plan or subdivision approval. Trees removed from such properties must either be re placed with saplings or through contributions to a City-administered tree fund.

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Scarsdale Undercover: 1/31-2/6

In Scarsdale Undercover, we share some of the more…unusual…police activity on the beat in Scarsdale.  The “real” crimes will continue to appear in our weekly Police Blotter. GET OUT OF THERE

On Feb. 3, police received call about a man stuck in his car with the doors locked after the car battery went dead. Officers suggested the man unlock the doors by hand and get out.  He did. SNOW PATROL

Police hit Scarsdale High School Jan.

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Thick Snow Cover

Garden Now? Are you Kidding?

For those of us who can’t wait for Spring (uh…everyone…?), we’ve compiled a garden checklist to help combat winter blues, indoors and out. Plan ahead
Now’s a great time to assess your garden. Perhaps you want to add some plantings or move things around. Some people keep a notebook or take photos during the growing season. These are really helpful when staring out at your snowy white canvas.

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