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The 2021-22 flu season is officially underway and doctors and educators in Scarsdale and the wider region are preparing to respond to what might be “an early and possibly severe flu season,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Assemblymember Amy Paulin, a longtime environmental champion, has received the top score from the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) on their annual legislative report card. She has received the top score from the NYLCV every year since they first started awarding scores to New Y…

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Sept. 11, 2001, was a day of chaos, sadness, uncertainty and fear. When a second plane hit the World Trade Center’s South Tower just 17 minutes after one hit the North Tower, it became clear something was amiss.

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Bruce and Dana Freyer have been writing day and night like they’re running out of time.That’s because they are.The more time that passes, the less chance of success they will have.

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If a person wants to travel abroad — without traveling abroad — that person goes to New Orleans. A vibrant and eccentric cultural mecca that sometimes appears more like the set of a Wes Anderson film than a real-life city, the “Big Easy” is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the storm…

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Sofia Bator finally managed to get a good night’s sleep. The 38-year-old Ossining mother-to-be had spent a tense two weeks worrying about whether her cousin Freshta Nazari, 24, had escaped Kabul, where she lived and worked, as the Taliban poured into the city during their takeover of Afghanistan.

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For someone who had nothing planned for the summer, rising Scarsdale High School senior Maya Silverstein found herself doing something “eye-opening” that became more important as the summer wore on.

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Historic, major flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida wreaked havoc throughout Scarsdale and Edgemont Wednesday night into Thursday.

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A steady stream of bikers, walkers and runners made their way behind the podium at just the right moment, proving the point that many of the speakers were making as Westchester County officially opened a new section of the Bronx River Bike Trail between Scarsdale and Hartsdale.

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Tropical Storm Henri arrived in the tristate area Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 with less wind than predicted. But the storm brought intense rainfall over 48 hours that caused flash flooding around Scarsdale and throughout the region.

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New data released Aug. 12 by the U.S. Census Bureau from its 2020 census count shows population growth across the board at the state, county and local levels in the last decade. The data collected by the bureau is used to allocate funding for schools and infrastructure and as a framework to …

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The Scarsdale community is under a tropical storm watch and is encouraged to prepare now for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Henri, anticipated to affect the area Sunday morning into Monday, Aug. 22 and 23. Weather forecasters said the storm has the potential to strengthen to a Categor…

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In the wake of a sexual harassment investigation and a scathing independent report issued Aug. 3 by the New York attorney general’s office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, Aug. 10, he would step down from the state’s top job in two weeks.

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Falling short of reissuing a mask mandate due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a press conference Aug. 2 encouraged local governments to adopt newly released CDC mask guidance and implored private businesses to move to vaccine-only admission.

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Assembly member Amy Paulin and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick were joined July 15 by state, county and local government officials, child health advocates and providers, and good government advocates to discuss the millions in savings to taxpayers and huge improvements to Early Intervention …

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The late U.S. Rep. Tip O’Neill liked to say that all politics is local, by which he meant local issues engage the voters’ strongest feelings. And so it is appropriate that the national problem of gerrymandering — redrawing legislative districts to benefit the party in power — be addressed fi…

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Standing in the shade to avoid the hot June sun in the parking lot of the Theodore D. Young Community Center, town officials, volunteers, religious leaders and politicians stood by, ready to discuss a longstanding topic among unincorporated residents: the potential ramifications of Edgemont’…

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Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah and Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced May 18 that the county would provide funding for local Westchester County police departments to access real-time interpreter services. The move will allow law enforcement agencies t…

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Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced the passage of her legislation, which bans the use of pesticides at children’s day and overnight camps.

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Redistricting is the process of drawing state and U.S. congressional legislative districts. Under federal law, redistricting must occur every 10 years, following the census, to ensure that legislative districts are roughly equal in population.

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Vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in most indoor settings in New York. This pandemic health policy change went into effect May 19 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York State would adopt the Centers for Disease Control's updated guidance on masks and social distancing. The fe…

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A Mount Vernon man who allegedly entered school buildings unlawfully in communities across Westchester and in some instances may have stolen items was arraigned April 9 in county court on multiple charges, according to a statement issued by the Westchester district attorney’s office.

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The 2021-22 New York State budget passed April 7 includes a number of new revenue sources, including higher personal income tax rates for individuals earning more than $1 million annually and an increase in the corporate franchise tax rate.

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After years of failed attempts to come to a consensus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill March 31 that legalized recreational marijuana for adult use. The legislation makes New York the 15th state to legalize the drug and opens the door for a new licensed marijuana distribution market, which i…

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Ben Boykin, chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators who represents the 5th District, which includes a large portion of White Plains and all of Scarsdale and West Harrison, participated in a virtual discussion March 18 on a myriad of topics related to policy and local economics f…

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Amid increasing incidents of identity theft relating to the filing of bogus Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, Westchester District Attorney Miriam Rocah is urging county residents to be vigilant about monitoring and safeguarding all personal information.

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Vivian Guo was sitting in her room scrolling through social media when she heard about the shootings in Atlanta last Tuesday. At first, she didn’t quite comprehend the gravity of what had happened. With many people already posting about hate crimes committed against Asian Americans and Pacif…

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On March 9, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that, beginning March 10, all New Yorkers 60 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Government employees, nonprofit workers and essential building service workers will be eligible beginning March 17.

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When COVID-19 made landfall in Westchester County in March 2020, Renee Recchia said she thought it would be a “blip on the radar.” As an employee of the Westchester County Department of Health for more than 26 years and its current first deputy commissioner, Recchia has overseen her share of…

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced March 3 that nearly 5 million New Yorkers had received COVID-19 vaccinations as of March 3, and he said event, arts and entertainment venues in the state can reopen beginning April 2 at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors.

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Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced Friday, Feb. 19, that residents in parts of Yonkers and Mount Vernon will be able to begin making an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the new FEMA/state-run vaccination site in Southwest Yonkers, New York Natio…

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Sunday, Feb. 14, was a big day, not just for lovers. On Valentine’s Day, New York State opened up well over 200,000 appointment slots at state-run mass vaccination centers, in addition to introducing the under-65 comorbidity or underlying health issue group to those eligible to start schedul…

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On Jan. 29, Rep. Mondaire Jones, who was elected in November to serve New York’s 17th Congressional District, announced the SALT (State and Local Tax) Deductibility Act, which seeks to remove the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Feb. 2 that repeals the section of New York State Penal Law establishing the crime of loitering for the purposes of prostitution, commonly known as the “Walking While Trans” (WWT) ban. Assemblywoman Amy R. Paulin, who represents Scarsdale, sponsored the b…

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To celebrate its centennial, the Scarsdale League of Women Voters presented “100 Years of Progress: Women in New York Politics,” a panel of women serving in state and county government via Zoom on Jan. 24. The focus was not so much on past achievements as on the challenges that lie ahead — s…