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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…

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Father Thomas Lynch likes to walk around the parking lot of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and pray the rosary. Times are different with social distancing guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and some days, Lynch said, he feels like he’s “living a little more like a monk” than …

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With most of us sequestered at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems there’s nowhere to go. Yet incredibly, more than a hundred Scarsdale residents have logged thousands of miles while walking and bicycling over the past couple of weeks. They’re members of Scarsdale Pedals Over Pani…

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With families social distancing or quarantining at home due to the national outbreak of COVID-19, the Edgemont Community Council developed a community connect program to help get supplies to high-risk community members.

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Over the past few weeks, hundreds of U.S. colleges have closed their campuses in one of the country’s latest efforts to help “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students were given mere days to pack up and move home, and they will keep up with coursework through e-learning.

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Throughout all of the twists and turns of this COVID-19 epidemic, one key fact has persisted: the people most seriously affected by the COVID-19 or novel coronavirus are those over the age of 60, and more specifically those who have underlying health conditions.

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On Sunday, March 8, Scarsdale Synagogue held a Purim celebration and carnival. Although there were fewer participants than in years past, gathering together to share some Purim silliness, particularly in light of the virus-related concerns, lightened the mood.

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Iona College will commemorate the 50th year since it began welcoming female students to its all-male institution with yearlong events. Because of the coronavirus, the event scheduled for April 3 will be postponed to Sept. 18. At that time, Iona will present the 2020 Legacy Award and 2020 Wom…

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Even in the best of times, broaching serious subjects with children can be tricky. And these are most definitely not the best of times. With coronavirus circulating in the community, it’s hard to know what to say to kids about it.

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From a distance, they could be taken for bird feeders — miniature wooden houses perched on top of wooden posts. Approach them more closely and they look like works of art, decorated with color and flair. Stand next to one and you’ll discover a door opening to the treasure inside: books of al…