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Rivertown Active Cases Fall Dramatically

Ten days ago, there were 183 active cases of COVID-19 spread through the four rivertown villages. At mid-month, that aggregate figure had fallen to 102, with Irvington reporting only two active cases. In addition, “the number of fatalities has been dropping dr... More »

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE

As of midnight Thursday night, fully half of New York State’s ten designated “regions” will be qualified to begin Phase One of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s metric-driven reopening plan. That is when the Central New York area, consisting of Cortland, Cayuga, Madison... More »

WANTED: COVID-19 DETECTIVES

By Barrett Seaman The seventh of the seven criteria Governor Andrew Cuomo is requiring of each of the state’s ten regions before they can begin to re-open calls for them to have 30 contact tracers for each 100,000 in population “or based on their infection rat... More »

WESTCHESTER’S REGION INCHES CLOSER TO RE-OPENING

By Barrett Seaman As a fourth region of the state qualified to begin re-opening as of this weekend, Westchester County’s metrics continued to move close to meeting the seven criteria laid out by the state. There are only 2,985 active cases of COVID-19 in the c... More »

LOCAL HEROES: TARRYTOWN’S ANNE RICHARDS

This is the first of a series of brief profiles of fellow citizens of the rivertowns whose actions, while not necessarily obvious, reflect the best of human nature at a time of crisis. If you know of others who fit this description, please nominate them by wri... More »

WESTCHESTER COVID STATS: NOT AS BAD AS THEY LOOKED

By Barrett Seaman Ever since New York State went into its PAUSE lockdown in mid-March, there has been a daily online ritual, starting with Governor Cuomo’s 11:30 a.m. briefing from wherever he happened to be and ending later in the day with a briefing by Westc... More »

FEINER AND LATIMER CLASH OVER BICYCLE SUNDAY DISTANCING

By Robert Kimmel      It is rare that Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Westchester County Executive George Latimer are in “complete disagreement” with each other over an issue. Nonetheless, that is exactly the term Latimer used this week to describe ... More »

Antibody Testing to Commence for County’s First Responders

Starting Monday, May 4, Westchester’s first responders are invited to be tested to see if they are carrying the antibody to the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over a thousand of the county’s residents to date. The testing is ... More »

LATIMER FINDS CONTINUED COVID DECLINE “ENCOURAGING”

There were, as of the beginning of May, 6,756 active cases of the virus, County Executive George Latimer reported on Friday. A month ago, that number was over 8,000. Since the first case of COVID-19 in February, the county has had 29,323 cases. Nearly 100,000 ... More »

Cases Continue to Creep Up in Rivertown Villages

A week ago, there were 223 reported cases of COVID-19 in Sleepy Hollow; 168 in Tarrytown. Today’s report by Westchester County Executive George Latimer put those numbers at 284 and 206. Irvington had nine more cases while Dobbs Ferry posted 16 more. As a perce... More »

Deaths in the County Surpass One Thousand

The death toll from COVID-19 rose over one thousand in Westchester County overnight Tuesday. And yet, the overall trend of the virus in the county reflects fewer numbers infected and fewer in hospitals. As of Wednesday, there were 7,679 active COVID-19 cases i... More »

CUOMO ADDS SOME GRANULARITY TO STATE PHASE-IN PLAN

By Barrett Seaman A day after announcing that New York State would follow a two-phased process for re-introducing economic activity, Governor Andrew Cuomo filled in some of the details on the trigger mechanisms and checklists the state would apply on the road ... More »