COVID-19 Updates

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Judy Gold resorted to telling jokes at a drive-in movie theater in Queens. People “laughed” by flashing their headlights. Next up was Zoom, with delayed reactions from participants. Then it wa…

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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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Progress is being made in the fight against COVID-19 in Westchester. Based on the Centers for Disease Control’s seven-day metrics, Westchester County currently has “substantial” community tran…

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Dr. Arshia Nishat took a look around and, despite her and her fellow physician husband working around the clock during a global pandemic, she made the decision to keep their kids fully remote …

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The last time Bill Rosenstadt traveled outside the United States was November 2019 when he went to, of all places, Wuhan in China. Next week he will travel once again now that he has his Pfize…

In a last-minute addition to its business agenda, the Scarsdale Board of Trustees voted unanimously Sept. 28 to increase the wages of unionized village hall employees by 2%.

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Though his grandfather didn’t have memories of him in the final years of his life, 16-year-old Scarsdale High School junior Ethan Elkins has vowed to let his own memories of his grandfather no…

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Though there weren’t the kinds of major hot-button issues we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and the in-person attendance and at-home viewership were way down, the Sept. 20 Scarsdale Boar…

Having dealt with the perils of the COVID-19 pandemic without a wage increase in the 2020-21 budget, the village’s nonunion employees are set to get a raise. Village trustees voted unanimously…

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If current leadership in Scarsdale, Edgemont and Greenburgh have their way, hybrid public meetings will be here to stay.

Scarsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman provided a COVID-19 update on Westchester County quarantine guidelines, the county’s testing program and elementary school outdoor lunches …

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Better late than never.

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A little leftover rain from Tropical Storm Henri certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits on the opening day of preseason for New York State Monday, Aug. 23. For the first time in over a year,…

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Schools administrators announced Aug. 19 that all staff and contractors directly involved with students would be required to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-19 test to …

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Superintendent Thomas Hagerman sent a letter to the Scarsdale Schools’ community Aug. 10 regarding the district’s planning efforts for reopening schools in September. Edgemont’s school plans w…

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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase while vaccination rates ebb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged schools to resume in-person learning this fa…

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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 n…

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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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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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