COVID-19 Updates

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The world is finally opening up and travelers are eager to head overseas this summer after more than a year of travel opportunities curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bags are packed and flig…

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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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The room had a hum of excitement as students scurried around huddled in groups working on their projects. Laser-focused on the task at hand, students tinkered with aluminum foil, helping one a…

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Tuesday, July 6, was a long time coming for the Scarsdale Recreation Department as full summer sports camps, day camp and teen travel camp returned to the village for the first time since 2019.

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As the lone varsity team not permitted to compete during the 2020-21 school year, the Scarsdale cheerleaders are concerned that 2021-22 will be more of the same, so they, along with their pare…

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Updated June 18: to watch the program replay, go to https://youtu.be/oBGcs1j8_IQ.

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Following a barrage of confusing messages to parents and school officials over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, June 7 that the state would allow school districts to decide whe…

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Artists in all fields felt deeply the effects of the pandemic last year. Some had to deal with loss of jobs and opportunities; others felt empty of inspiration and energy to create. Finally, a…

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 w…

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Following approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and New York State, 15-year-old Andrew Cavalier quickly registered for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment to receive his first dose o…

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For most of us, 2020 was a year we’d rather forget. Yet we all can admit, albeit reluctantly, there were some aspects of it that do merit reflection. The depth of our resilience became evident…

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As John Catoliato tells it, the main challenges facing music education at Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School during COVID are the same as those before the pandemic: space and time. Only now, he says…

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Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp (SVAC) has partnered with the Westchester County Department of Health to provide in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound Scarsdale residents 18 years of a…

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The physical education class exemption that Scarsdale High School sophomores, juniors and seniors who join an interscholastic athletic team are eligible for will return next week. Physical edu…

Two days after beating Mamaroneck, the Scarsdale football team found out about a positive COVID-19 case on the team on Monday, April 12. The Raiders are quarantined for 10 days and will be rel…

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The Scarsdale School Board and Village Board of Trustees met March 22 to review a number of common concerns and projects. Among the boards’ immediate concerns are the need to recruit and hire …

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A starving artist Jill Krutick isn’t. A graduate of The Wharton School and NYU Stern School of Business, she spent 16 successful years in finance at Citibank and Warner Music before turning a …

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New STAR assessment proficiency data revealed that students in grades 3-5 scored relatively the same in math and reading proficiency between winter 2020 and winter 2021.

On Friday, March 26, Scarsdale Schools sent an email blast to Scarsdale families about a “bank fraud” guilty plea by former Sovereign Health Chief Investment Officer Barton Schack. Last year, …

It’s been a long journey for the village’s 2021-22 budget. A difficult financial year marred by the ever-present coronavirus pandemic extended the village’s normal budgeting process, resulting…

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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, partici…

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As of Wednesday morning, March 31, just over 6 million New Yorkers had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. Though some may have thei…

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Nolan Bansal has been going to the Scarsdale Public Library since he was a little kid. Years later, the library continued to be a special place for him as a senior at Scarsdale High School. He…

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When the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon New York in March 2020 it landed right before Easter, one of the holiest periods for Protestants and Catholics, a time when family and friends gather …

As if four two-way starters getting injured in the first game of the delayed, shortened season wasn’t a tough enough blow for the Edgemont football team, one day prior to their second game of …

Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) has reopened the Dine the ‘Dale outdoor dining space in Scarsdale Village on Spencer Place between Harwood Court and East Parkway.

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The mileposts are set. Edgemont schools are preparing to reopen with full-time, in-person learning.

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Twenty-seven teams competed safely at the Section 1 winter cheerleading championships. Scarsdale High School was not one of those teams. And, as of now, the girls will not compete in the curre…

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A cause for celebration for many administrators in the district, grades 3-5 joined K-2 in moving to full-time, in-person instruction on March 22, a little over a year since the coronavirus pan…

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David Raizen called Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ new designation as a community paramedicine provider, “An ounce of prevention.”

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The pandemic has been tough for young athletes.

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The village board of trustees agreed on March 15 to increase fund balance appropriations to $2.58 million in order to reduce the 2021-22 village budget’s tax levy to 2.99%.

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Edgemont Schools are on track to bring back all students who wish to be in-person by the end of April.

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Scarsdale may be getting a piece of the pie with the Congressional passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package this week, which President Joseph Biden signed into law on Thursday. The…

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Mayor Marc Samwick and Village Manager Steve Pappalardo responded to a continued influx of emails and calls to village hall from taxpayers who missed tax payment deadlines due to confusion ove…

With guidance changing often and without notice, athletic departments have been adapting on the fly all school year. After Westchester County and Section 1 changed guidance on spectators recen…

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With COVID-19 cases declining in Westchester and a return to full-time in-person elementary education slated for later this month, the Scarsdale School District announced plans this week to re…

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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 …

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Edgemont athletics isn’t messing around when it comes to high-risk sports at the high school. The Pantherdome and the San Marco Gymnasium, used mostly for basketball and wrestling, respectivel…

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…

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Some fundraisers strike the perfect note — a local virtual concert, scheduled for next weekend, will certainly fit the bill. On Sunday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., Emily Hansen, a Fox Meadow resid…

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On Thursday, March 4, as Scarsdale ice hockey coach James Synowiez was writing an email to parents about senior night, he found out he would have to change his message entirely. Due to players…

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It’s good to connect the dots. It’s also good for municipalities to know what other municipalities are doing to solve similar problems. Good government doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel.

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Two spectators per home team student-athlete were permitted for fall high school sports events, but when it was announced that no fans were allowed for high-risk winter sports, school district…

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District administrators presented a first draft of the proposed 2021-22 school budget to the Edgemont Board of Education Tuesday, March 2. Unlike regular board meetings, the budget work sessio…

At a school budget study session March 1 — the second of three planned sessions — Scarsdale School District administrators reviewed the preliminary budget for the 2021-22 school year in the co…

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The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is considering changes to its social distancing guidelines for school districts amid pressure from local government officials who have been pushin…

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 reo…

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After several marathon meetings since January and two previous draft passes, the village revealed a $60.1 million tentative budget for FY2021-22 at the budget briefing session on Feb. 24.

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