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Scarsdale High School junior Sarah Jane Traumer spent her 17th birthday baking 100 cupcakes for the Scarsdale heroes. She recognized their bravery, especially the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She spent the day baking, icing, decorating and boxing all 100 cupcakes. She delivered the b…

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When disaster strikes, local communities can usually count on their local libraries as a source of refuge, entertainment and education. But with a pandemic, where social distancing and limited human contact is heavily advised, going to a library and checking out a physical book can seem daunting.

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Edgemont High School senior Olivia DePietto felt devastated by the death of George Floyd. She was upset by everything she was seeing on the news and couldn’t sit back, watch and do nothing.

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Jordan Copeland looks at Scarsdale and he sees things most people do not. It could be a house abnormally close to the street in Edgewood, a gas station on Post Road in an area with no other businesses, a clock above a shop in Scarsdale Village featuring County Trust, a bank that hasn’t exist…

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Memorial Day celebrations in Greenburgh were not spared the disruptions that the coronavirus has caused throughout the world, but that did not deter local residents from hosting a socially responsible event to honor those who died fighting for their country.

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The Scarsdale American Legion Post will assemble on Memorial Day in a discrete ceremony with 10 or fewer participants, as set by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Memorial Day gatherings. For the health and welfare of the veterans, as well as to maintain compliance with applicable NYS rules, the public …

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We Scarsdalians put a lot of stock in our appearance, as evidenced by the numerous stylists, barbershops and nail salons around town. It’s no surprise, then, that our banishment from these good-grooming meccas has caused palpable distress. What’s a crowd accustomed to weekly blowouts, expert…

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On Sept. 11, 2001, Sylvie Rosenbloom rushed down from her home in Scarsdale to St. John’s Medical Center in Yonkers an hour after the first airplane hit the World Trade Center. She was off that day, but reported to work in case they needed the hands of an extra emergency department nurse.

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The Center for Aging in Place offers this informal senior services/referral directory and online resources for Westchester County amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with thanks for the help of DOROT Westchester, RSVP of Westchester, Volunteer New York! and Nonprofit Westchester.

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Two Scarsdale students, Matthew and Jordan Knispel, are leading the effort in New York to help seniors in our community. Matthew, a junior at Scarsdale High School, is president of the New York division and Jordan, a seventh grader at Scarsdale Middle School, is vice president. 

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Westchester saw its first case of the novel coronavirus in early March. A few weeks later, on March 23, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered hospitals across the state to increase their ability to care for 50% more patients. By then, White Plains Hospital (WPH) was already preparing for the surge.

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On Wednesday, April 22, send a huge thank you to Scarsdale’s Police and Fire departments, the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp, as well as the sanitation and water department workers. They have been working tirelessly on our behalf, and some of the first responders have tested positive for…

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the rhythm and routine of our daily lives, instructions to avoid the potentially lethal COVID-19 are clear and prominently posted. We are told to: Stay Home, Stay Safe. Stay Home, Save Lives. Shelter in place.

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There was nothing conventional about the life of Ilse Schweid from the day was she was born in Minden, Germany, Aug. 2, 1922, to the day she died as Irene Hirsch on March 30. The Holocaust survivor, the youngest of nine children, changed her first name to distance herself from her native cou…

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When the 1-mile zone was set up in New Rochelle and the National Guard was called to help on March 10, most of the Scarsdale Chinese realized the dire situation our own community might face. We had been closely monitoring what happened in China for over a month, and many members wanted to he…

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With a pair of 3D printers at Scarsdale Oral Surgery at the Apple Bank Building in Scarsdale sitting idle due to the lack of patients — only emergencies are permitted during the COVID-19 pandemic — Dr. Evan Chafitz found a way to get back to work. Since last week, Chafitz has set up a person…

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After her three kids are fast asleep Elise Houpt gets to work. She gathers all her ingredients and starts to mix. Hours pass and she finally begins to see the fruits of her labor — tins filled with sugar cookies fresh out of her oven. She stays up until around 3 or 4 a.m. every night baking …

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As the sun was about to set Thursday, March 26, the Goldrich family of five gathered around a laptop in their Edgemont home, poised to celebrate youngest son Henry’s bar mitzvah service. But it was not a typical ceremony. Instead, the simcah took place online with 154 guests tuning in via Zo…