COVID-19 Updates

After a long, strange summer of social distancing, students are happy and excited to be back, according to school principals who spoke to the Edgemont Board of Education Sept. 15 during a virt…

“The show must go on” may sound trite, but it has never been more true than it is now, as performing artists face unprecedented challenges practicing their craft in the age of COVID and shape-…

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Of the nine public commenters at the Scarsdale Board of Education’s first in-person meeting since March 2, six came to talk about the high school schedule, one about the high and middle school…

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Schools are open. A semblance of familiar family routines is returning. And now the worrying mounts.

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Dr. Roslyn “Roz” Schneider has spent all three phases of her career as a pulmonologist trying to help patients breathe easier.

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Tashia Brown’s face hurt from smiling so much Monday, Sept. 14. For the first time since March 6, the doors to Scarsdale’s middle and five elementary schools opened for students. Little did an…

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The day was overcast and the outdoor campus at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School was quiet. As the clock struck 8 a.m. a few cars began to flow into the traffic circle in front of the school …

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Six candidates gathered at the Scarsdale Congregational Church as the polls closed on Election Day, Sept. 15, separated into two groups of three, one group inside, the other outside, with the …

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Below is a list of updates, things to do, things not to do, meetings, closings, openings, things you need to know/might want to know. We will update the list as new items come in. The most rec…

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David Glantz’s first day of college was not at all what he envisioned it would be when Cornell University sent him his acceptance letter in December 2019. Sitting in his double on North Campus…

Town officials released new revenue shortfall projections in a work session at the end of August with a $4 million revenue loss in the town’s B budget, which funds services for unincorporated …

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Were it not for the pandemic, this presidential election season would probably be missing one of its most hotly debated issues: absentee ballots. In theory they’re the preferred means of votin…

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The announcement Sept. 9 by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association was a bombshell that took the athletic community by surprise.

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When St. George’s Choral Society kicks off its first performance on Nov. 21, choir members — anywhere from 25 to 250 of them — will sing their hearts out individually and remotely. Joining the…

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For parents of students in the special education program, the anxiety of going back to school presents a new set of challenges during the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic.

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The annual New York Press Association convention was not held in late March due to COVID-19, so organizers announced winners of the 2019 Better Newspaper Contest through an online presentation…

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When the coronavirus caused New York City’s marriage bureau to shut down, eager couples sought other outlets for licensing — and Donna Conkling stepped up to meet demand, working tirelessly si…

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Questions like “How do 3-year-olds socially distance from their buddies?” and “What is the likelihood of young children harboring or spreading the virus?” are front and center as Scarsdale’s p…

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Cooked & Co on Garth Road is permanently shutting its doors as of today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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As Scarsdale schools prepare to reopen with a socially distanced hybrid education model in September, the district is grappling with how to clean, sanitize, disinfect and ventilate the distric…

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New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light Monday, Aug. 24, for the majority of high school fall “low and moderate risk” sports to begin practicing Sept. 21.

Late Thursday afternoon, the Scarsdale School District announced further plans for its reopening, most notably new start dates with a phased-in in-person approach that will begin Sept. 10.

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In delivering the most recent Scarsdale High School restart plan via Zoom on Aug. 20, Principal Ken Bonamo was matter-of-fact in explaining the “challenging and daunting” restart process, and …

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Dr. Moms know best, so when it comes to mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re leading educators with a mission to inform, protect and put parents, students and employees at ease a…

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There was the collective sigh of relief among diehard fitness lovers, gym owners and fitness workers across New York State when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Aug. 17 that gyms and fitness center…

Six candidates are running for three open Village Board of Trustee seats. All election districts (No. 1 through 19) will be voting between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Scarsdale…

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From delivering groceries to at-risk Scarsdale locals to teaching young students how to code, one Scarsdale High School junior has raised over $1,000 for charity in what has been anything but …

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During the town of Greenburgh’s 12th annual summer internship program, 45 high school and college students from different neighborhoods and school districts produced video PSAs (public service…

In the wake of the problem-ridden primary on June 23, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) formed a task force to analyze complaints from residents.

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While state-mandated guidelines for health and safety are clear-cut and nonnegotiable as schools prepared to reopen next month, the methods for the most effective instruction are a work in pro…

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Deemed essential workers during the pandemic, The Inquirer staff has worked at full tilt throughout the coronavirus shutdown and reopening. The stay-at-home order put our business and all loca…

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Though there is still no guarantee Scarsdale schools will reopen with a proposed hybrid system, the district remains committed to aiming for that level of in-person education after Labor Day, …

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The pandemic is on track to markedly upset municipal funding.

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We moved here for the schools. But, in reality, we moved here because of the teachers.

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By offering extended in-person hours and a full remote option for reopening Scarsdale schools this fall, parents in the community were getting closer to being satisfied, though many still want…

The Hudson River Museum reopened to the public Saturday, July 25, four and a half months after COVID-19 shut it down on March 13.

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Westchester County’s Board of Legislators and Board of Elections held a joint meeting (Committee of the Whole) Wednesday, July 29, to discuss public complaints about voting procedures during t…

After initiating Greenburgh’s medical advisory committee in April to help guide the town’s coronavirus policy, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner told the Inquirer July 21 the eight-member committee …

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If you’re looking to cool off in a new private pool, legally you’re going to have to wait until next summer at the earliest. With the exception of a kiddie pool, anything over 18 inches tall r…

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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 sched…

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This week the second largest storm since Superstorm Sandy hit our area, throwing a punch on top of the pandemic and its devastating impact on our lives. We are reeling. We are exhausted. But r…

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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 pandem…

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Small businesses are near and dear for 2011 Edgemont graduates Tej Mehta, Mitchell Breitbart and Barrie Tovar. That appreciation came from growing up supporting local shops throughout Scarsdal…

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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 …

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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 …

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Early on in the pandemic, Quaker Ridge resident Lauren Kessler took a walk around town. Meandering through Heathcote, she happened upon something unusual. “I saw a bunch of painted rocks on Li…

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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 ju…

After months of planning, discussing and preparing for an in-person graduation for Edgemont’s class of 2020, school administrators announced on July 23 that they planned to cancel the in-perso…

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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 downtow…

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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 orde…

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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. 

Like all cultural institutions, the Katonah Museum of Art has struggled to continue to function during the coronavirus crisis. But even being unable to allow visitors into the building or to h…

With restrictions on public gatherings forcing people to stay cooped up in their houses during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses that rely on live audiences, such as movie theaters and concert…

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As COVID-19 roils economic markets and causes fiscal woes in plenty of industries, the cycling sector has not only coasted, but accelerated into a pocket of prosperity in an otherwise dismal r…

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Often seen as safe havens during natural disasters for information, entertainment and resources, libraries have had to find new ways to interact with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, w…

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While students and their families anxiously await the late August or early September decision on the viability of reopening New York schools, the State Department of Health on July 13 issued a…

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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 a…

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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 weeklo…

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Carolyn Glickstein has understood the power of connection for the elderly her entire career as an aging life care professional — formerly called geriatric care manager — but never has that had…

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Parenting has become increasingly difficult during the coronavirus pandemic, especially for essential workers like Ann Busak and Kelvia DelCristo.

School districts in New York State have their work cut out for themselves as they prepare to deliver their own specific reopening plans to the state by July 31.

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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 mor…

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Just as Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Brian Gray believed not opening day camp was the right decision — the “hardest” one he’s made in his professional career — he b…

With New York State’s coronavirus infection rate decelerating, parents and caregivers of Edgemont students tuned in via Google Meetup for a pair of informative question-and-answer sessions Jul…

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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 eage…

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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 pa…

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As March wore into April and April into late spring, families everywhere wondered what the summer of 2020 would look like as it became clear the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going away. With many …

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Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of the Irvington Theater, can’t stage productions in its historic auditorium anytime soon. But the pandemic isn’t stopping the company from eng…

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In her health and safety update during a livestream school board meeting June 23, Superintendent Victoria Kniewel gave a brief overview of the district’s tentative plans for phase 4 reopening …

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Students enrolled in Edgemont High School’s senior options program typically learn about the world at large from a variety of immersive environments. But in this COVID era, nothing so far has …

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When Jordan Cascade, Jake Lubin and Will Reed set out to document the COVID-19 pandemic through the “lens” of Scarsdale, their hometown, little did they know what they would come away with.

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July 6 is the target date for some youth sports to return to the Mid-Hudson Region as part of the New York Forward rollout. While “lower risk” sports as defined by the state like tennis and go…

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A restart planning steering committee, tasked with strategizing around three potential scenarios for schools reopening in the fall, is set to convene next month, according to Assistant Superin…

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Local farmers markets have changed how they do business as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to disrupt daily life.

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Across the country, students’ lives changed overnight due to the coronavirus pandemic. They suddenly had to adapt to a new way of learning and give up in-person interaction with teachers when …

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One local high school student, with the help of some friends, transformed personal tragedy to community charity.

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The spring of 2019 was a record-setting season for Scarsdale High School golf — both for the long-dominant boys and the newly crowned girls — and coaches Andy Verboys and Barney Foltman expect…

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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…

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In a televised press conference in White Plains on June 18, Westchester County Executive George Latimer invited Scarsdale Mayor Marc Samwick to update the county on what the local government i…

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More than 120 viewers tuned in to the school board’s virtual special meeting on June 17 to hear results of the 2020 school election. With an unprecedented 4,161 absentee ballots submitted, it …

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Camp operators were faced with a tough decision this month when New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on June 2 that day camps could open in-person programs later this month with guidelin…

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Village officials and the Scarsdale Business Alliance are creatively bringing downtown Scarsdale back to life as New York State reopens in four phases following the height of the COVID-19 pand…

On Wednesday, June 3, Scarsdale High School held its annual ceremony to honor the recipients of numerous academic and community service awards. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic having closed s…

School election calendars had to be revised again on June 10 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed he would set a date for any necessary school budget revotes to be held before the end of July.

Village Clerk Donna Conkling released a memorandum to the board of trustees June 9 announcing an extension of resident commuter parking permits through Sept. 30; the original expiration date w…

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“You’re not in Scarsdale anymore — it’s the real world.”

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The village is getting ready to dive in to open the municipal pool complex in July.

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Better bring sunscreen next time you go shopping.

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For the first time since late March, Heathcote Barber Shop was buzzing on Tuesday morning. Literally.

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For three months, Amedee Williams faced the biggest challenge of his career as a music teacher as he had 140 Scarsdale High School orchestra students learning distantly from their homes due to…

Get ready to shop and dine al fresco.

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In early March, Edgemont resident Daniel Fenster was standing in front of his first COVID-19 patient at New York-Columbia Presbyterian. He was focused on the task at hand, but he couldn’t hold…

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June, July and August are the new March, April and May. At least for 2020 in the real estate market.

Caramoor has had to pivot quickly from the full summer season that was originally planned to finding new ways of inspiring audiences safely in light of pandemic restrictions. The Katonah cultu…

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Kids can let their imaginations flow with Written Out Loud, a storytelling school for young adults that’s adapted its courses to offer online summer classes for creative teens stuck at home th…

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Scarsdale’s Alternative School classes are not all that different from regular classes at the high school. Students learn just about the same material and get graded on their performance.

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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 res…

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Dr. Kenneth Croen has been watching from the beginning. He’s been studying COVID-19 data worldwide, nationally in New York State, regionally in Westchester County and at Scarsdale Medical Grou…

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Memorial Day 2020 took on a new look and a new meaning.

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The class of 2020 high school seniors can expect very different commencement ceremonies this year as Scarsdale and Edgemont schools announced plans for modified graduation ceremonies.

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While local parks and trails have been open and golf courses were open, then closed, then open again, the Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department was finally able to open up one of its own f…

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Football, poker, video games, acoustic guitars, bike rides and mac and cheese.

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With the Hartsdale Starbucks closed, David Fanning took to picking up his morning fix and walking his dog in Scarsdale Village about a month ago. On Tuesday, he noticed something different.

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Steve and Marianne Hiller have good days and bad days.

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White Plains Hospital is one of eight area hospitals that will share $265 million for essential expenses associated with treating coronavirus patients, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, D-District 17,…

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-person activity, the Scarsdale property assessment roll will be published online at scarsdale.com by June 1.

In Scarsdale and all across America, teams of dedicated professionals stand ready to render medical assistance in emergencies. For some this is their career. For many others, it’s a volunteer …

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The days of sitting in a cubicle less than 6 feet away from another person seem far behind us as we settle into required work-from-home routines due to COVID-19. It’s been a big adjustment for…

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Statewide, all school board elections and budget votes will be on June 9, conducted by absentee ballot. School district clerks will send eligible voters absentee ballots with postage-paid retu…

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As fear and uncertainty spread along with the COVID-19 virus throughout Westchester County in March, schools shut down and the state went into lockdown, but one group of Scarsdale residents wa…

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It wasn’t the 50th anniversary celebration they were hoping for, but the members of the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps understand better than most that nothing this year is turning out th…

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Scarsdale High School Alumni Association president Zach Harrison believes those from his alma mater are “leaders in their careers, leaders in their fields and leaders in their communities,” an…

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 a…

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order extending school closures and online learning into the end of the school year, the Scarsdale School District continued to grapple with and evolve the n…

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It’s a good thing Luca Dowdall’s family has a big delivery van because he and his friends keep filling it up.

The Greenville Fire District Board of Commissioners is pushing back against a provision in the Greenburgh Town Board’s resolution that reduces late penalty fees for taxes that states the distr…

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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 goo…

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Like many students at Scarsdale High School, Grant Schechtman cares about his grades. He and his classmates have an innate desire to perform well academically. They stay up late reading, study…

While New York remains on PAUSE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five regions of the state’s 10 regions can begin limited reopening starting today, May 15, in the first of four phases.

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The Scarsdale Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the proposed 2020-21 budget May 11 after multiple reiterations of cost-cutting efforts in response to the impact of the coronavirus …

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Rabbi Adam Baldachin had a handful of dirt in one hand, his iPhone in the other. In a quiet graveyard with only a funeral director and a cemetery worker in sight, Baldachin tossed the dirt on …

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“Kids” and “COVID-19” in the same sentence typically meant a discussion about distance learning. That all changed last week when a 5-year-old from New York City died of a pediatric complicatio…

Police responded to a report of concern about safety May 4 at Quaker Ridge School on Weaver Street when a line of cars arrived for a teacher appreciation event. Police reported the teacher app…

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The Scarsdale High School Drama Club (SHSDC) is breathing new life into the classic theater idiom, “The show must go on.”

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As municipalities across the state battle with the everchanging economic landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, town officials in Greenburgh are similarly wrestling with a potential $7 millio…

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Amid concerns over the strained resources of some Edgemont taxpayers who may have experienced salary cuts or layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the district’s board of educati…

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Just like all his fellow college seniors, Charlie Musoff was really looking forward to his final semester and graduation at Yale. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit and everything changed.

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At a Scarsdale Adult School board meeting March 2, Executive Director Jill Serling reported the best year ever, with an enrollment of 6,000 students, “the size of a small liberal arts college.…

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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 tha…

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When we check in with friends these days, there’s so much ground to cover: Are they healthy? Feeling stir crazy? Doing okay with the whole remote-work thing?

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On April 28, Scarsdale’s board of trustees adopted the village budget 6 to 1, with Jonathan Lewis dissenting. The adopted budget calls for a 1.46% increase in the tax levy, or $95 increase per…

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For most teachers, e-learning is uncharted waters. After stay-at-home directives came in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with minimal training teachers across the country suddenly faced the…

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Friday, May 1 was a big day for high school seniors across New York State. It was not only the day they were scheduled to make their final college choices, but the day they found out they woul…

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As a geriatric specialist working in a nursing home at age 72, Dr. Jeffrey Escher knew the risk of going to work every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 …

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We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America’s communities is local.

There is at least some relief in sight for Westchester County taxpayers impacted financially by the coronavirus state of emergency.

The town’s newly formed Medical Advisory Committee released new recommendations on April 23 encouraging restaurants to develop pre-packaged food kits for customers to prepare a meal at home an…

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Karen Smoler Heller doesn’t directly fight disease, come up with cures or treat patients, but her work behind the scenes benefits those who do and those who rely on those life-saving services.

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With more than 45 tuned in and eight concerned residents sharing public comments to hold the line on taxes, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees voted 6-1, with Trustee Jonathan Lewis dissenting, t…

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All across the tri-state area, hospitals are struggling to find protective equipment for frontline heroes.

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Every time Adam Abeshouse is able to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) he jumps in his car and heads to the Ambassador of Scarsdale on Saxon Wood Road. When he gets there, employees …

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Dr. Hyun Joon Lee (she goes by Joon) always knew her work was important.

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A 65-year-old Grand Park Avenue man on April 23 willfully violated health laws by hosting a large gathering at his home to see his daughter married. Patrol arriving on scene shortly before 6 p…

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St. Francis Hospital on Long Island initiated a clinical research study April 9 to assess the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc in treating high-risk outpatients, ages…