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The following was sent to parents late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19:

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The Restart Steering Committee, the group tasked with analyzing the school district’s reopening protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic, reaffirmed the district’s commitment to 6 feet of physi…

With 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Scarsdale as of Nov. 10, we are fortunate the infection rates are not surging as they are in other areas, but 10 is double the number of cases we had a month ago.

Following an increase in coronavirus cases in the tri-state area, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new restrictions on Nov. 11 aimed at limiting the spread of the virus.

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After consulting with “state officials,” New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas tweeted Monday that “low and moderate-risk winter sports” — …

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The following was sent to parents late Wednesday night and posted on social media Thursday morning:

Addressing six pre-determined topics and answering nearly 50 questions from the chat function of Zoom, Scarsdale School District cabinet members spent 90 minutes Thursday, Oct. 29, updating th…

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Parents of students in grades K-2 may be getting what they’ve been asking for.

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The sparse turnout at the voting site inside Scarsdale High School on Election Day at 5 p.m., four hours before polls were due to close, was far from indicative of the ardor with which the Sca…

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After conducting 39 virtual focus groups on Zoom with some 400 students, parents, teachers and administrators over a week beginning Oct. 19, the Tri-State Consortium compiled feedback and rele…

The Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) will close its doors after 45 years of business due to COVID-19, according to a statement released Oct. 26.

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As municipalities continue to contend with the financial toll from the coronavirus pandemic, Scarsdale Village officials presented a new revenue shortfall projection during a work session Oct. 27.

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While the district contends with the reopening of school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of education has calculated the pandemic’s effects on the 2019-20 budget. During a board meetin…

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With data-driven feedback collected from parents, caregivers and teachers, Edgemont school administrators recommended the district hold off on providing full-day classes for students in grades…

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After running surveys for five days, Scarsdale School District released sample results Oct. 28 of responses provided by elementary, middle and high school parents, students and teachers who as…

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We are where we expected we’d be — actually better.

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At the request of Scarsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman, the Tri-State Consortium conducted 39 focus groups over Zoom representing close to 400 students, parents, teachers and a…

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It was bad enough Cooper Cohen was going to have to watch his senior season of boys soccer at Scarsdale High School from the sidelines after tearing his ACL in August — now he can’t even do that.

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Between Thursday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Scarsdale School District confirmed four more positive COVID-19 cases among the school community. The first and fourth both led to a cancel…

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With an Ardsley runner on his tail, Edgemont junior Adam Abramowitz crossed the finish line of the first cross-country meet of the season. Mask drenched with and dripping sweat and completely …

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…

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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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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 …