Due to an unexpected growth in population, the Mamaroneck School District is desperately seeking immediate as well as long-term solutions. The installation of modular classrooms was one option that was presented by engineering consultants at the School Board meeting held on November 28th. Possible sites include the small playground on the northside of Murray Avenue School and the Dinosaur Playground at Chatsworth Avenue School. The price could reach as much as $1 million to purchase and install four classrooms for each school. The plan will require approval from both local residents and the New York State Education Department. The project would need to start building by April 1st in order to have the modules ready for the fall. Unfortunately, the Board and the Superintendent were not enthusiastic about the project. Board President, Melanie Grey cited the high cost while Superintendent Robert Shaps suggested that the money could go to more flexible options, such as an increase in classroom sizes and adding more staff. The tight timeline gives the board only a few weeks to decide. They can either drop the idea completely or decide to build modular classrooms. The discussion will continue during the next study session, which will be held on December 5th.
Project Veritas, an organization owned by James O’Keefe and located on 135 Hoyt Avenue in Mamaroneck, was put in the national spotlight recently following an article published by the Washington Post regarding a woman who works for the organization approached them with a fake news story. In the article about Alabama’s Republican US Senate candidate, Roy Moore, Jaime Phillips claimed that Moore impregnated her as a teenager, that resulted in her having an abortion at the age of fifteen. The Local Live spoke with local public officials to get their reactions to the story.
In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Sandy Soler, Family Services clinician; Gladys Perez-Divito, Licensed Mental Health Counselor & CRC Board Member and Sean Paul Wade, Certified Anger Management Specialist about the advantages, disadvantages and myths regarding talk therapy.
Local Live reporter, Rebecca Berman spoke with local filmmaker, Mark. J. Paker about his new short film, Sticks in the Local Live’s Our Community segment.
Village of Mamaroneck Mayor, Norman Rosenblum is saying goodbye after serving the village for eight years. LMCTV’s Know Your Neighbors host, Sunny Goldberg spoke with him to get his fondest memories.
Amanda Lucidon, the official White House photographer for former First Lady Michelle Obama was recently at The Voracious Reader in Larchmont. Local Live reporter, Mike Witsch spoke with her about her new book.
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