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900-Plus Apply For Dobbs Ferry’s One-Day Vaccine Pop-Up

By Barrett Seaman— Area residents who called in early enough to be among the first 500 to apply for a shot of the Moderna vaccine on Saturday, March 6 are getting phone calls Tuesday telling them that they made the cut. More than 900 applied, said Dobbs Ferry ... More »

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COVID Update: Pop-Ups Popping Up All Over

By Barrett Seaman— If the state can do it, why not individual communities? Somewhat frustrated with New York State’s seemingly arbitrary decisions as to where to set up so-called “Pop-Up” vaccine sites, village officials, including those in the rivertowns, are... More »

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COVID Update: A Tip On How To Score A Vaccine Appointment

By Barrett Seaman— There are literally tens of thousands of Westchester residents who are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine but have been unable to land an appointment going by the book through the state’s authorized system. And then there are anecdotes by t... More »

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COVID Update: New Vaccine Site Coming Near You Soon

By Barrett Seaman– The downward trend line of COVID cases in the state as a whole and in Westchester continues pretty much unabated. The county had 410 new active cases coming out of the weekend, down from 571 three weeks ago. The vaccination picture is less c... More »

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Update on Vaccine Delivery Delay

Governor Cuomo issued the following statement this afternoon (Friday, February 19): “The federal government previously informed New York that the winter storms impacting much of the country have delayed nearly all shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, and since t... More »

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Breaking News on Vaccine Deliveries (And It’s Not Good)

On Thurs­day evening, Gov­er­nor Cuomo is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment: “The Federal government has informed New York that nearly all COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated for Week 10 — which were scheduled to be delivered between February 12th and February 21st... More »

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COVID Update: The Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Pop-Up Campaign

By Barrett Seaman— Every other day or so, the governor announces the opening of another “pop-up” vaccination site, where a medical team shows up, sets up shop and invites the neighbors in for a shot. Residents of the village or neighborhood can just drop by an... More »

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COVID Update: How About A Waiting List?

By Barrett Seaman– It is a given that there is not enough supply of COVID-19 vaccine to meet the demand. As Governor Cuomo continues to remind New Yorkers, there are ten million of us currently eligible to get a vaccine but only enough doses being delivered to... More »

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COVID Update: Not So Fast Taking Off That Mask, Fella!

It seemed like one small but welcome step towards normalcy when the Center For Disease Control updated its guidance to say that individuals who have had both doses of one of the two available COVID vaccines and were asymptomatic after two weeks were no longer ... More »

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COVID Update: Lots of Demand; Supply? Not So Much…Yet

  By Barrett Seaman— As the infection rates continue to improve (Tarrytown’s active caseload fell back into double digits over the weekend), more and more people are refocusing on the vaccine, where and when to get it. The deliveries are improving, as the Bide... More »

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COVID Update: Ten Cookies On A Plate

By Barrett Seaman— The numbers continue to improve. The statewide positivity rate fell again as of Friday, February 5th, to 4.31%, the lowest rate since Thanksgiving weekend. In Westchester, the number of active cases fell again to 9,343.  A week ago, that num... More »

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COVID Update: Playing Catch-Up

By Barrett Seaman— Long lines wrapping around the County Center off Rte. 119 did not go unnoticed on Wednesday. The number of people waiting to get COVID-19 vaccines was roughly double the usual number because those with appointments on Monday and Tuesday have... More »

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COVID Update: The Impact of Orlena

By Barrett Seaman– The first few days of February will be remembered as the time the coronavirus met with Orlena, the name given the winter storm that dumped up to two feet of snow on the region. One of the storm’s more lasting effects was in forcing the tempo... More »

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COVID Update: Love Is In The Air

By Barrett Seaman— The numbers have been getting marginally better across the state, which had a positivity rate on Friday of 4.65%. Active cases—particularly in Westchester—remain high, however. Sleepy Hollow still has 230 infected; Tarrytown; 154; Dobbs Ferr... More »

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COVID Update: Caught in the Crosscurrents

By Barrett Seaman– It is a difficult time to discern what direction the COVID-19 pandemic is moving—here in the rivertowns. in Wescthester County, the state, the nation—given the crosscurrents of news and data. The spike resulting from the holiday period, when... More »

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Abinanti Proposes Election Reform Steps in the Wake of COVID

By Barrett Seaman– Turning the exigencies of last year’s election procedural adjustments forced by the pandemic into legislated policy, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is proposing reforms that would lock into law much of what Governor Andrew Cuomo did temporarily by... More »

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COVID Update: The Hunt For The Elusive Vaccine

By Barrett Seaman– It is Friday, January 22. New York State ran out of COVID vaccine doses today—at least on paper. The governor’s web page still declares, “The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here,” but the governor himself acknowledged that while the 13 state-run vaccin... More »

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NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR 2021 WESTCHESTER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS

Do you know of a student or adult who has stepped up to help other Westchester residents in creative ways in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Westchester County Board of Health would like to recognize them. The Westchester County Board of Health is now s... More »

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COVID Update: Searching for Needles

By Barrett Seaman— “Have you tried Binghamton?” asked a friend. “I got an appointment in Utica at the end of February,” said a woman with a note of accomplishment in her voice. “If you go through your patient portal at one of the major hospital systems,” advis... More »

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