COVID-19 Updates

Like all things in education during this pandemic, after school clubs had to be reimagined, restructured or rebooted. Where once students participating in math club might literally put their h…

There’s nothing quite like facing Mamaroneck under the lights, even if the outcome is a 2-0 loss on the opening day of the season.

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Families in the middle of Halloween planning right now are hearing warnings from health officials to make this year’s festivities COVID-safe. Unfortunately, to the disappointment of just about…

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In an email sent to the Scarsdale school community Thursday, Oct. 22, Superintendent Thomas Hagerman said the district learned earlier in the afternoon that an individual at the high school ha…

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If there’s one perceived flaw the Scarsdale School District and Board of Education can’t make a valid argument against, it definitely comes in the communication department.

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The sun has just set and kids in costumes are running up the steps of a house. Jesting and skipping, golden fall leaves swept away by their feet, they are hunting for their next sugary sweet. …

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Approximately 80 Scarsdale students and staff members began a mandatory 14-day quarantine Saturday, Oct. 17, after being exposed to someone in the Scarsdale High School cafeteria during the PS…

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As a former journalist and teacher, Andrea Stewart-Cousins understands the importance of communication and education. Even as a politician, that’s what the New York State Senate Majority Leade…

The Procedure Committee has announced this year’s slate for election to the nonpartisan Citizens Nominating Committee. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 10, and, due to the ongoing pandemic health…

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Following up on a commitment made this past summer, the Edgemont School District is weighing plans to return K-2 classes to on-site, full-day instruction and evaluating significant changes to …

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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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In a major win for downtown businesses, the board of trustees voted unanimously on Oct. 13 to extend two provisions set out in the village code that allows downtown street-facing merchants to …

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The Hartsdale Public Parking District passed a temporary emergency resolution on Oct. 7, which allows residents from outside unincorporated Greenburgh to buy daily passes to park in the distri…

While a junior varsity girls soccer game was being played at Blanford Field in Edgemont, the varsity team headed to Rye Neck to officially kick off the 2020 fall sports season Saturday afternoon.

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Zaza Aslanian knows to treat every game like it could be the last one of the season. Playing with her typical hard-nosed intensity, Aslanian led the Edgemont field hockey team to a 3-2 opening…

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By now, registered voters should have received a postcard from the Westchester County Board of Elections indicating the address of their polling locations for early voting and Election Day vot…

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A report by the Scarsdale Forum Education Committee released Oct. 8 recommends the school board and administration create a “new paradigm” to bolster communication with stakeholders and provid…

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Quaker Ridge Elementary School switched to fully remote learning Thursday, Oct. 15, as school district officials awaited rapid COVID-19 test results of two previously quarantined students who …

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On Friday, Oct. 16, the Scarsdale Recreation Department notified The Scarsdale Inquirer that one day earlier it had adopted a policy that all participants in recreation programs must wear mask…

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Festivity in the Hudson Valley usually shifts into high gear around Halloween, with local historic sites such as Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Van Cortlandt Manor hosting themed events. Bu…

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Ann Marie Nee wrapped up her final Scarsdale Teachers Institute course of the 2019-20 school year — the milestone 50th year for the STI — on Saturday, March 7. Exhausted, she left everything a…

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Learning pods are the newest trend in pandemic education. Small groups of mask-wearing students learning together with a tutor, teacher or parent supplement their regular asynchronous and sync…

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Jennifer Wandle made it through four days of practice as the new Edgemont girls lacrosse coach last spring when the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic closed down schools, which did not reope…

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Geraldina Shabani always loved to sew and create. Growing up in Albania, her family owned a fabric business where her interest in sewing got its start. Morphing any fabric into something weara…

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Outspoken parents also have expressed frustration with Scarsdale School District leadership for being opaque, not inclusive and secretive throughout the restart process. That has been a refrai…

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These truly are challenging times. Everyone is anxious and overwhelmed.

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Thirteen parents spoke for over an hour during the first public comment session of the Scarsdale Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 5. Three of them spoke again in the second public comme…

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With all the challenges teachers are facing in 2020 — due to ending last school year with remote learning from March through June and starting this school year in a hybrid model — Scarsdale’s …

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After two weeks of hybrid learning, Edgemont administrators and teachers at the board of education virtual meeting Sept. 29 weighed in on the district’s progress, challenges and strategies for…

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Barring a spike in COVID-19 infection rates or other unforeseen roadblocks, the Scarsdale Public Library (SPL) is tentatively eyeing November for the “highly anticipated reopening” of its newl…

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On an afternoon with a 70% forecast of thunder and lightning, Edgemont athletic director Anthony DeRosa was glued to a tracking app on his cellphone. With the last known lightning strikes hund…

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On March 11, life as we knew it in Westchester changed abruptly. A cluster of cases of the novel coronavirus erupted in New Rochelle, which led state officials to set up a containment zone in …

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Tuesday, Sept. 29, will be a monumental day for Section 1 athletics as practices will be permitted for the first time since March, when most schools shut down during the first week of spring p…

After results Sept. 15 for each school’s water test showed low to moderate levels of Legionella bacteria in the water at Quaker Ridge School and Scarsdale Middle School, the district covered a…

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For many Scarsdale residents, life in the morning and evening revolved around one location — the Scarsdale train station. That began to change soon after New Rochelle became a center of the CO…

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Being local has it perks. Though it came with a 6:50 a.m. tee time, Scarsdale’s Brandon Wu was chosen to take the first shot off the first tee of the 120th U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foo…

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…

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“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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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…