COVID-19 Updates

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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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Two days after playing their first game of the season, 12 Scarsdale High School varsity boys basketball players were notified by school officials they are required to quarantine through Saturd…

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After a successful low- and moderate-risk fall sports season and with bowling, gymnastics, skiing and swimming/diving set to have postseason next week for winter, the only local sport to fall …

As a follow-up to its guidelines on high-risk interscholastic athletics, the Westchester County Department of Health released documents pertaining to recreation and club sports Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Village staff reviewed and increased estimated revenues in multiple categories in the 2021-22 budget, decreasing the proposed budget gap by $192,500 to $1.6 million.

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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 vaccin…

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A new quarantine scenario arose for Scarsdale High School on Tuesday, Feb. 16. In an email to parents, district administration alerted the community that an unspecified team was ordered to qua…

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only half of the 48 wrestling teams in Section 1 will compete this winter. Edgemont is among that group. Scarsdale, currently, is not.

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New data released by the New York State Department of Health revealed that the Ambassador of Scarsdale, an assisted living facility on Saxon Woods Road, recorded 19 confirmed COVID-19 deaths —…

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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 intr…

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The Scarsdale Police Department adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through personnel and budget reallocations. For example, about $231,000 is allocated annually for school cros…

The board of trustees took incremental action in the 2021-22 village budget process Feb. 9, approving hikes in the recreation department’s fees and charges, including a pool membership increas…

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Scarsdale may add a summer enrichment program for elementary school students if there is enough interest from parents. The program, budgeted at a cost of $250,000, would be funded against tax …

The coronavirus’ tendency to spread quickly among tightly packed groups of people has resulted in a mass exodus from New York City to the suburbs, including Scarsdale, as people seek more room…

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Between the school and athletic department’s COVID-19 protocols being well thought out and thus far having prevented spread of the virus, the district’s plan to implement testing for high-risk…

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Basketball and ice hockey were given the go-ahead for full contact practice and competition by the Scarsdale Board of Education Feb. 8, Monday night — actually Tuesday morning when the school …

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In an email on Friday, Feb. 5, Scarsdale schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman alerted the community about “another important step towards a more normalized school experience for our stud…

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For art aficionados, perhaps no pastime has been harder to forgo during the pandemic than lingering in museums, pouring over new and exciting finds. But local culture vultures can now rejoice:…

Though the village saw decreased revenues across the board due to the pandemic, the building department has been an outlier, keeping pace with increased demand for house additions and alterati…

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To explain the core concept of her latest project, Scarsdale artist Marnie Gelfman uses a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist o…

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The COVID pandemic has, by and large, been a time of sorrow. But Brooke Diamond, a Scarsdale High School 10th grader and Fox Meadow resident, has distilled her experiences over the past year i…

From cameras to Chromebooks, infrastructure to interactive panels, Paul Garofano, Edgemont’s director of technology and information, reviewed the district’s remote and hybrid instruction, whic…

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If it hadn’t been for the snowstorm that cost districts two days of in-person school on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 1 and 2, some Section 1 schools would have started their official full-contact …

In an ongoing effort to gather community response to its bond proposal to fund major construction at all three schools, Edgemont School District administrators asked the town of Greenburgh Pol…

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During a work session on Jan. 21, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Brian Gray submitted proposed recreation fees and charges for 2021-22, including a possible 30% increase in fees for mu…

The Scarsdale Board of Trustees started the budgeting process last week amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated municipal revenues across the country and forced many municip…

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On Monday, Feb. 1, Westchester County Executive George Latimer clarified that high-risk sports were approved for Feb. 1 as of Jan. 27 and that the county DOH met Friday, Jan. 29 to go over gui…

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The Scarsdale Board of Education heard a budget presentation Jan. 11 that focused on staffing recommendations and projected enrollment for the 2021-22 school year.

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In the spring it was hiking and biking, in the summer it was tennis and this winter it’s platform tennis. Outdoor activities continue to dominate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Four hours after the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, some Scarsdale residents held a small …

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Crashing websites, no available appointments and waning supply. Senior adults in Scarsdale, who have already been dealing with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are now de…

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The town of Greenburgh has launched a COVID vaccine “angels” program to help residents, 65 and older, who do not have access to computers, or may lack the computer or smartphone skills needed …

The New York State Senate has passed a comprehensive bill that enacts a four-month foreclosure and eviction moratorium for renters, homeowners and small landlords facing financial hardships du…

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For a third time since the pandemic began, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees Jan. 12 voted unanimously to extend two provisions that allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining and allow downtown …

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The River’s Edge Theatre Co., founded in August 2019, isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic obstruct its mission of using theater “to reflect the human experience, spark conversation, and inspir…

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Eighty-six-year-old Rebecca Skolnik, a longtime resident of Edgemont, has become “fearful” during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I try to avoid going out unless it’s necessary, but I do get out and s…

The past year has slammed us with the unpredictability of unique events, many of them unspeakably horrible. An out-of-control pandemic, a tsunami of mail-in ballots, violently contested electi…

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The results are mixed when it comes to securing appointments for the COVID-19 vaccines, but the education community had an overall sense of joy when unexpectedly being added to New York State’…

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos spent time in White Plains overseeing the conversion of the Westchester County Center from an entertainment ve…

Never have I ever thought I would finish college at home during a pandemic, but here we are.

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The 2021-22 budget process began in earnest on Dec. 21 with a preliminary report by Scarsdale Schools Assistant Superintendent Stuart Mattey highlighting year-end and long-term financial proje…

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Though it was a challenge at the time, Scarsdale coach Jennifer Roane now knows how good she had it in the fall. Going from coaching tennis outdoors with very little close contact and equipmen…

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Leah Breakstone and Ariel Weinsaft had just been named co-editors-in-chief of Scarsdale High School’s longstanding news publication Maroon when the pandemic started to sweep across New York.

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Every year the Scarsdale Parks and Recreation Department gives Santa a hand by setting up boxes for mail addressed to the North Pole in various locations throughout the village. After being co…

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The following was sent to Edgemont schools district parents on Saturday, Dec. 19:

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Salvatore Minardi thought he would have more than enough time to reserve his seat for Christmas Eve Mass. He had already attended some of the in-person masses at Immaculate Heart of Mary Churc…

During the village’s inaugural budget work session Dec. 15, treasurer Ann Scaglione presented year-end projections for the 2020-21 budget, which includes a $3.5 million revenue shortfall and a…

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The following letter was sent to the Scarsdale schools community Friday afternoon, Dec. 18:

A hopeful point in the pandemic. A light at the end of the tunnel.

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While there are as many questions as there are answers about the first COVID-19 vaccine released this week, the look on the faces of front-line workers taking the vaccine, which you could stil…

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