Parking permits for the Hunter, Spencer, Prospect and Johnson parking lots are now available in the VIllage of Mamaroneck. There are three different types of permits-daytime only, nighttime as well as a permit for both times, which is carries a higher price. To be eligible for a permit, you must be either a resident or a business owner or employee of a local business. The permit will run from June 1st, 2018 to May 31st, 2019. To purchase a permit, go to the VIllage Clerk-Treasurer’s office, which is located at 123 Mamaroneck Avenue during business hours of 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, or you can go to the official website of the Village of Mamaroneck. The sale of parking permits of the Town of Mamaroneck will go on sale on May 21st at the Town Clerk’s office, located at the Town Center which is on 740 West Boston Post Road. For information regarding permits for the Village of Larchmont, go to www.villageoflarchmont.org.
Our Pets of the Week are Ori, a sandy-blonde four-year-old cat and Omar, a Cocker Spaniel Mix. Ori, who is more of a listener than a talker, loves to be petted by the window. Omar loves to be petted, give hugs and kisses and sitting in your lap. He is very enthusiastic and would do well with a family. For more information on either Ori or Omar, as well as other available pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
On April 20th, LMCTV started a fundraising community mural. The mural, which was created by local artist and owner of MADE: My Art & Design Experience, Jamie Weisinger, is almost completed. Here’s how you can help us to finish the project.
Local Live reporter, Nick Gutierrez reviews the local high school spring sports playoffs.
For town of Mamaroneck and village of Larchmont residents who have been supporting the Food Waste Recycling Program since it began last fall, there is good news. The program turns food scraps into compost that will help gardens to retain moisture, kill plant disease as well as minimize the need of fertilizers. Village of Larchmont Mayor, Lorraine Walsh said, “the food waste recycling and composting program advances our commitment to environmental responsibility”. With the success of the recycling program, the Town held another Give Away Compost event on Saturday, May 19th. Residents were asked to bring buckets to the recycling facility, which is located on Maxwell Avenue to receive some of the compost for free. Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor, Nancy Seligson said, “the compost give-back is a gesture of appreciation to the many local residents who have enthusiastically embraced the program”.
On Tuesday, May 15th the school budgets for both the Mamaroneck and Rye Neck districts passed. According to an unofficial tally, the Mamaroneck budget passed with 78% of Mamaroneck voters supporting the budget. At least 66% was needed to pass the budget due to a tax levy of 3.97%, which was higher than the state tax cap of 2.78%. The budget, which exceeds $137 million, will allow the district to hire more staff due to the increased enrollment as well as other goals for the upcoming school year. The Rye Neck budget, which needed at least a 50% vote, received the support of 77% of voters. For the seventh straight year, the budget, which was over $41 million, was under the state tax cap.
Cynthia Arce, who was the mother of two-year-old Gabriella Boyd, who died on April 28th, has been charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder of a police officer. Arce did not appear for her hearing at Mamaroneck Village Court due to the recovery of her injuries that occurred during the attack with the police officers. She suffered three gunshot wounds to her arm, her leg and one that resulted in a perforated bowel. A grand jury has been handed the case to determine whether or not to indict Arce. Currently, she is in the custody of the County Corrections Department at Westchester Medical Center. The results of the autopsy on the toddler are still pending. During the Monday, May 14th Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Tom Murphy spoke about the “horrific tragedy” and said that he supports the actions that were taken by the police department.