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Congratulations to the Town of Mamaroneck for becoming a certified “Climate Smart Community” for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy. The award was presented by Kelly Turturro, the Regional Director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. There were only nine communities recognized by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Mamaroneck is proud to be part of the small yet impressive group.

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In other Town of Mamaroneck news, a new budget plan was announced by the Board during a meeting held on September 21st. The Board explained that the Town staff is working to have a new budget by December. Meeting and hearings will be held within the coming weeks.

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Here are a couple of announcements:  September 30th will be the last day to pay school taxes without a penalty. You can pay online at The Sheldrake Fall Festival will be held on October 16th. There will be leaf mulching demos, quest leaf blowing demos as well as rain barrels. Lastly, the Hommocks Ice Rink will open on October 1st for regular skating sessions.

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On September 22nd, Village of Mamaroneck Mayor, Norman Rosenblum and residents held a public forum to openly discuss the drug abuse that is happening in our community. The Mayor told The Daily Voice, “the effect of this epidemic and threat, in particular to our young people, as well as the general public is unfortunately emphasized by the recent overdose deaths in the Village of Mamaroneck of three young residents; two of which happened in the past couple of weeks”. Recent fatal drug overdoses included a young man from Washingtonville and a 25-year-old woman from Shore Acres which prompted a call to action. The Mayor established the Mayor’s Drug Culture Committee to address the epidemic of drug abuse and will include students, parents, local and state officials. The Local Live will keep you informed of any new developments.

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Managing the Mamaroneck High School schedules has just gotten a little easier thanks to Mamaroneck High School senior, Harrison Crandall. He created a free app called “MHS Schedule that will clearly display a student’s schedule. Crandall has worked on the app since March, but it wasn’t until the first day of school on September 6th, when he launched Version 1.1 of the application. Crandall says he has been getting positive feedback from his classmates. He said, “I am still getting people stopping me in the halls, thanking me for MHS Schedule!”. For those students who still don’t have the app, they can go to the App Store on their iPhones and download. Currently, the application is not available for android phones.

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In other school news, Mamaroneck High School Counselor Keith Yizar retired after 33 years of serving the Mamaroneck School District. On Wednesday night, at the Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, members of our community, friends and family members joined him at a special dinner to celebrate his years of service. It should be noted that this was a community organized event and the school district was not involved. One of the organizers, Jeff Meighan told The Local Live that Yizer would not accept the dinner tribute unless the funds were raised to help students from Mamaroneck High School. Yizer chose The Jaydean Alexander MHS Scholarship Fund to receive the proceeds.

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In our Round Table discussion, Rebecca Paganini spoke with Kaitlyn Murphy, a local comedienne.

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In our LMC Varsity Play of the Week, the Rye Neck Boys Soccer Team was in a scoreless tie with Bronxville, when in the second half, Reed Peterson took a pass from Donovan Dunning to put the Panthers ahead.

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This past Saturday, Larchmont celebrated its 125th Anniversary. Alexandra Garcia covered the event for The Local Live and filed this report. Another event held this past Saturday, was the 3rd Annual Half-Time Beer Festival. Meral Kathwari was on-hand to file a report for The Local Live.

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Our Pet of the Week is Pez, a one-and-half-year-old Tabby Cat. He was the youngest of his siblings, so he’s used to having other cats around. He’s very playful and loving. If you would more information on Pez and other pets, please go to

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Willow Gardens Memory Care

The Larchmont Streetscape Project is over at last. The project brought approximately a half million dollars in fee for property owners. The fees for sidewalks are $6.83 per square feet, aprons are $9.54 per square feet, pavers are $88.40 per linear feet and finally curbs are $40 per linear feet. A document known as “Copy of Larchmont Streetscape Apportionment by Address” is available to view on the Village of Larchmont website and is listed under the September 19th Board of Trustees meeting agenda. The list details fees for each property owner according to the respective appointment by address. The document shows that the total fees per property owner range from $7,000 to almost $32,000. Mayor Lorraine Walsh stated that the fees could be paid in total or could be added to the property tax bill and will be paid in the next fifteen years. Walsh also said that the fees were mentioned in three past meetings in September 2012, April 2013 and August of this year. The mayor added that each property owner will receive a letter that details their individual fees.

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Also discussed at the meeting was the extension of the moratorium for the land use problems of property subdivision, which ends in twenty-four days. The Village drafted seventeen local laws that aim to change the current residential zoning code. The newly drafted are still open for discussion by the public are available on the Village website. We will be following this story and will keep you updated as each law is discussed.

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Lucie de Blanc, a Mamaroneck High School student, will be honored at the Westchester County Association’s “Women in Technology” awards. The luncheon honors leading women scientists in Westchester. De Blanc was selected as one of two student honorees among other distinguished professionals for her work both inside the classroom and out.She co-created a new coding club at the high school that merged with the computer science club and she is also the co-president of the club this year. She previously interned at AT & T as part of the Girls Who Code Program and with the Village of Larchmont where she helped to re-design content for their website. Her computer science teacher, Jigar Jadav nominated de Blanc for the award saying, “this is a tremendous accomplishment and a much deserved recognition for all the hard work Lucie has put in for the past three years.”

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With the closing of the A&P on Mamaroneck Avenue, due to bankruptcy in July 2015 and the Mexican restaurant “3 Jalapenos”, also located on Mamaroneck Avenue, some residents are wondering what’s next for the empty spaces. has reported that Comstock Residential Contracting bought the restaurant property for $1.2 million. They will be building a residential building with thirty-three parking spaces and ground floor commercial space. The development was approved in July. Building permits will be filed for the property within the month. According to, an undisclosed new supermarket and CVS may also inhabit the former A&P space. No opening date has been announced. The projects are part of the transit-oriented development legislation that the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees enacted in December 2014. Because the area is in a flood zone, the developers architecture and plans will have safety measures that include a four-foot raised ground floor and a water-catching basin below-ground.

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A new bank has opened in the Village of Mamaroneck. Orange Bank & Trust Company recently held its grand opening to introduce their new location on 1214 East Boston Post Road. Executives from the company met with Village of Mamaroneck officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the bank’s twelfth branch. For more information on the services available at the bank, you can visit the branch or call (914) 341-7130.

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In our Round Table, Discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Sallie Carlin, Executive Director, Willow Gardens Memory Care at United Hebrew Nursing & Rehabilitation and Grace Ferri, Vice President of Marketing at United Hebrew Nursing & Rehabilitation, about Alzheimers, dementia and a new facility in New Rochelle that will help patients with both conditions.

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In our LMC Varsity Sports Play of the Week, the Rye Neck Volleyball Team trailed rival Mamaroneck 13-2 in the first set before the Panthers staged a huge comeback. Junior Sam Yannuzzi started the rally by first making a diving save and then playing a ball perfectly off the ceiling later in the point.

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In our “In the Spotlight” segment, Laura Cruz-Colon attended the Third Annual Access to free health care fair and filed this report. The Local Live welcomes Laura, a resident from our community and encourages other residents to join us as reporters for local events.

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The Local Live’s Mike Witsch interviews Services Director Chris Curtin of the MAC Angels Foundation.  Dedicated to supporting families with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), learn more about this non-profit!

Our Pet of the Week is Orlando is an adorable Lab-Shepherd mix pup who’s about five months old. He is very sweet and playful. He adores his toys and loves to pick up interesting objects during his walks. His mother, Keira and sister, Bloom are also available if you’re interested in opening your home to the whole family. For more information on Orlando, and to see other adorable pets, go to

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Saving Larchmont Playhouse

This past Sunday was the tragic fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Members of the Larchmont and Mamaroneck communities convened at Memorial Park to honor and remember those who were killed on that fateful day and to offer support to the survivors. Several local officials were also on hand to pay their respects to both family members and survivors. Everyone present reflected on the events of that horrific day. Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker gave a moving speech in which she expressed the importance of grieving and growing together. Songs and prayers were presented to memorialize both the heroism and unity that emerged from the attacks. On behalf of all LMCTV staff and volunteers, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences to all the families from our community who were affected by the attack. We will never forget.

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Election Day is just fifty-three days away and the fight for the Village of Mamaroneck Trustee seats have narrowed down since the Democratic Primaries which were held on September 13th. Victor Tafur led the votes with 467, followed by Keith Weight who had 465 votes while Incumbent Trustee Leon Potok had 434 votes. Candidate Stuart Tiekert was eliminated due to having received only 354 votes. According to the Westchester County Board of Elections, the results were at 100% after 1,720 residents from all 15 districts of  the Village of Mamaroneck participated in the primary elections. Prior to the Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters and the Mamaroneck Review interviewed the Democratic candidates who are running for Trustee in the Village of Mamaroneck. The candidates shared their personal bios, and gave their reasons for running for the position as well as their own personal views on the issues and situations in the Village. Discussions were held regarding flooding and the Army Corp of Engineers Mitigation Plan, water quality in Long Island Sound, the local industrial area, infrastructure and parking.

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And in reference to the parking situation in the Village, the pilot program to test both multispace meters and single-space smart meters on Mamaroneck Avenue has ended. The purpose of the program, which started in late May and concluded on Labor Day, was to determine which type of meters were favored among residents. Village Manager RIchard Slingerland stated that the online parking survey did not receive a lot of responses but the Village did receive input from residents via email. He is currently working on a new parking report which will be presented to the Parking Committee on September 22nd at the Regatta. We are looking forward to hearing the recommendations from the Parking Committee in a presentation to the Board of Trustees. It should be noted that the Parking Committee also conducted a survey among residents and business owners and concluded that Village residents did not want multispace meters. They only recommended the implementation of multispace meters in Village parking lots. Slingerland also stated that since the pilot program is now over, both the multispace meters and smart meters will be replaced for the old single space coin meters.

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During the lastest Zoning Board meeting which lasted over five hours, Ralph’s Italian Ices was again the main focus due to  traffic and noise complaints from the neighborhood as well as a new request from the owner regarding staying open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. The Board decided to let the establishment stay open later with a compromised time. From now on, Ralph’s will be open on weekdays until 10:30 p.m. and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The Board also ruled that Ralph’s will have to turn their lights off at an earlier time.

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The newest member of the Village of Mamaroneck Police Force was introduced at this week’s Board of Trustees. His name is Vincent and he is the new K9 officer patrolling the streets of our village along with his partner, Officer Osvaldo Ramos. The pair graduated from K9 School this past June after seventeen weeks of training. They began patrolling on June 27th. Vincent is a Belgian Malinois German Shepherd, which is the preferred breed for law enforcement dogs. Vincent was born in the Netherlands and was chosen in February 2016 by Officer Ramos to be the Village’s new K9 officer.

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In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Elizabeth Bradley, Co-Chair of the Save the Larchmont Playhouse Committee about what is happening with the project to keep the playhouse in Larchmont.  

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In our LMC Varsity Sports Play of the Week, the Rye Neck Black Hats football survived offense struggles when quarterback Gabe Arjam turned things around.

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The annual Kiwanis Car Show was held at Harbor Island. Meral Kathwari was on hand to file a report about the event.

Our Pet of the Week is Admiral, a sweet Tree Walker Coonhound. He is three years old and is very loveable and very social. He can be shy with people but really loves being with other dogs. He could use a friend to help him come out of his shell. For more information on Admiral and other adorable pets, go to www.

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The Center for Continuing Education Larchmont/Mamaroneck

Attention Village of Mamaroneck residents, a referendum will be on the ballot in November’s election. What is it for? The Board of Trustees passed two local laws “U” and “T” to strip the mayor’s powers of appointing the Village lawyer and members of the planning and zoning boards. The power of appointing will fall directly to the Board of Trustees if you vote yes on Election Night. Minutes before the special meeting on Tuesday night, Democratic Trustee Illissa Miller spoke with The Local on behalf of her party and explained more about the two laws. Local residents were not pleased with the law proposals to remove the mayor’s powers. In a peaceful demonstration held half an hour before the meeting outside Village Court, residents held signs saying “Support the Mayor and stop Potok and Finch’s power grab”.  The meeting ran 2-1/2 hours and members of the Board of Trustees reaffirmed their position about letting residents make a decision on the referendum. Mayor Norman Rosenblum also reaffirmed his position about this action to be “petty politics” and he challenged the legality of the special meeting. However, residents fired back at the Board of Trustees with both anger and frustration. On Tuesday, November 8th, this referendum could change the way politics happen in the Village of Mamaroneck. So spread the word to residents who aren’t aware of it and make sure to be informed before casting your vote on Election Night. LMC-TV will be airing “Meet the Candidates” shows to introduce the public to the local candidates who are running for Trustee. The schedule and programming will be available on

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For the second year in a row, Mamaroneck Union Free School District had a 3% increase in enrollment. The district welcomed 5500 students on the first day of school with 160 new students. In a letter to parents, Mamaroneck Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaps said that some of the water sources in the six schools exceeded allowable levels of lead. Water tests were conducted in July and the reports came back this week with 46 of the 339 water sources, which including fountains and sinks, exceeded the acceptable levels. Shaps said the bottled water coolers would be made available, and signs will be posted the out of service water sources. The school website is back after renovations were made this summer. You can check out the updated look at

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In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Blythe Hammer, Executive Director, The Center for Continuing Education Larchmont/Mamaroneck about the courses available for adults and the benefits of taking the courses.

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In our Play of the Week, the Rye Neck Boys Soccer Team started off their season with a match against Harrison. Panthers Senior Reed Peterson provided the go-ahead goal to give the team the lead.

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Have you ever wanted to produce your own story and have it run on our show? You can contact us to collaborate. Producer Joel Louis-Ferdinand did just that. He reported on Taste of Port Chester, which is an event organized by the Tamarack Tower Foundation to give aid to the Port Chester School District students.

Our Pet of the Week is Tilly, a pretty blonde and white dog who has a lean, muscular body. She is very charming and would do best in a home with someone who is dog savvy, can give her a predictable routine and continue her training process. She is a wonderful communicator, very affectionate and would make a loving companion. For more information on Tilly and other pets, go to

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Playing Music for Academic Improvement

The summer’s hot temperatures and heat waves could be to blame for a substantial fish kill in Mamaroneck Harbor. This past Tuesday, the remains of dead oysters and other sea creatures washed up on a public beach at Harbor Island Park. Wendy A. Rosenbach, a regional spokesperson with the State Department of Environmental Conservation in New Paltz, New York, told the Mamaroneck Daily Voice” “The DEC was recently made aware of a fish kill in Mamaroneck Harbor. The exact cause or extent of the fish kill is unknown, but fish kills tend to occur in warmer months when the water’s capacity for dissolved oxygen is reduced and fish metabolic rates increase”.

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The Marine Education Center which is located at Harbor Island Park reopened on August 20th, thanks to a joint effort with the Village of Mamaroneck and the Mamaroneck Education Center Committee. The new upgrades include an expansion of the location, which is now double in size, new equipment and displays like the touch-tank, that all ages can enjoy. Peter Linderoth, the Chair of the Marine Education Center Committee, spoke with LMC-TV to explain the purpose of the newly renovated center. Hours for the center will be Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be open until Halloween.

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There has been an update regarding parking in the Washingtonville area. Currently, non-residents can park for four hours without the need of a permit from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m. including weekends and holidays. With the passing of Proposed Local Law V this past Monday, non-residents will only be allowed to park for two hours. The reason for the change in parking hours is to allow more parking spots for residents who have voiced their complaints to the Board of Trustees several times. Residents with a permit can park at any time in the area. The new update on the law has been sent to the New York Secretary of State and will become effective on the date it is filed.

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In other parking news, the VIllage of Mamaroneck has issued a notice that parking meter rates and enforcement hours have increased for Mamaroneck Avenue. But not for the other Village lots or streets. The new rate is now 25-cents per fifteen minutes and meters will be enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, not including holidays. Parking meter enforcement will resume Tuesday, September 6th (the Day after Labor Day).

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In our Round Table discussion, Rebecca Paganini spoke with Yonkers School District Music Teacher, Joseph Lento regarding his several achievements in both musical and academic outreach.

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Fez Turkish Meze is featured in this week’s In The Spotlight. Meral Kathwari visited the local restaurant to get information on their menu.

Our Pet of the Week is Sunflower, a three-year-old cat who was found by the side of the road. She is as cheerful and friendly as her name. She is up-to-date on her shots and is ready for her forever home. For more information on Sunflower and other adorable pets, go to

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Animal Whisperer

The Mamaroneck Village Board of Trustees is in the process of proposing two local laws that would give them the authority to appoint the village attorney and new members of both the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals-powers that are currently executed by the mayor. If the new laws, which will be named “U” and “T” are approved, they will put before village voters in a referendum this fall. The two proposals were introduced at the August 15th Board meeting and are scheduled for a public hearing on September 6th. Proposed Local Law U-2016 would transfer the mayor’s power of appointing the village attorney to the Board of Trustees, while Proposed Local Law T-2016 would transfer the mayor’s power to appoint members and chairpersons of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals to the Board of Trustees. Under the current VIllage Law of the State of New York, the mayor holds these powers, and the Board of Trustees votes to either approve or disapprove the decisions. Both new proposals which would overrule the mayor’s power must be approved by voters.

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The New York Department of State has determined that the plan to control flooding in the Village of Mamaroneck is consistent with the state’s coastal zone management plan, as well as the Village’s Waterfront Revitalization Program. In an August 17th letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, the State Department made four recommendations which included minimizing the removal of native plants, coordinating plans with village and county officials, and developing a plan to ensure the project’s success and to manage the water quality. The State Department’s approval is a step forward for the project which will impact areas along the 1.8 miles of the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers. Several residents who live along the route are complaining that details have been made public and that their questions have gone unanswered. Village Manager Richard Slingerland told The Local Live that the Village sent three separate letters to the fifty or sixty residents whose property might be affected. The Village Board has also answered questions at monthly meetings as well as a public session that was held in the Emelin Theater with the Army Corps of Engineers. Last week, Eyewitness News on ABC aired a story about one resident who marked off a section of her backyard that she claims “might be swallowed up” not by flood water but by the federal government. VIllage of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum told the reporter that the resident’s worries are premature due to the fact the engineering phase of the project is just beginning and that nothing is ever perfect. He added that the village could never afford this big a project, and that the if the village didn’t start the project now, the federal funds would not be available in the future. The project, he said, will improve the quality of life and the vibrancy of the village.

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During the August 15th Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees meeting, it was announced that work will begin on the “village green” area of Constitution Park. It is expected to be completed by September 2nd. The renovations were made possible by public and private collaborations. The non-profit organization. Larchmont 125, helped to raise $12,500 to get the project started.

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In other news regarding Larchmont 125, they will be celebrating their second annual Larchmont Day Street Festival on Saturday, September 24th, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Larchmont and Boston Post Road. The festival will feature live entertainment, carnival games, big trucks, food truck. The event is free to the public. Don’t miss out on this great event for the whole family!

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There is a new clothing recycling drop-off location in the Town of Mamaroneck. You can donate your clothing, shoes, socks, purses, belts and ties at the town’s 40 Maxwell Avenue Recycling Facility. The effort is to recycle usable items to thrift stores while unwearable items will be turned into rags and cloth.

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In our Round Table Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Suzanne Johnson, an animal rehabilitator and dog whisperer to get an insight on what are our pets are thinking.

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On August 11th, Mamaroneck residents celebrated the last block party of the summer season. Local Live Reporter Alexandra Garcia was there to report on the festivities.

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The 2016 Summer Olympics came to a close on August 21st with Team USA winning 121 medals, including 33 for swimming. In this week’s edition of “In the Spotlight”, producer Cat Galeano went to get an inside look at Larchmont’s Badger Swim Club, where many US Olympic swimmers got their start

Our Pet of the Week is Alice, an out-going 2-year-old Lab-Shepherd-Ridgeback-Hound mix. She’s sweet and friendly with both people and other dogs. For more information on Alice, as well as other pets, go to

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Pet Adoption Show with Westchester Humane Society

The Local Live would like to congratulate Larchmont Badger Swim Club member, Cody Miller on winning the bronze medal in the 100 meter breaststroke at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Miller swam the race in 58.56 seconds, which broke the US record for the event and earned him his first Olympic medal.

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He finished behind gold medalist Adam Peaty from Great Britain and silver medalist Cameron Van Der Burgh from South Africa. Miller spoke to NBC News after winning his medal and said, “I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little kid. And you never really think it’s going to happen until it happens”.

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New cuts in transportation for the Mamaroneck School District will go into effect for the upcoming school year. In a letter to parents, Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps explained that due to the challenging budget, the district will cut school busing for students of private and parochial school when schools from the district are closed. Shaps said, “According to the Commissioner of Education, the district is not legally required to transport students to non-public schools on days in which the Mamaroneck Union Free School District is closed”. At the present time, the transportation budget for the new school year is $3.5 million, and he estimates an annual district savings total of $77,000. There are approximately fourteen days in the new school year when Mamaroneck schools will be closed that there will be six days in which parochial or private school students will have to find alternative transportation.

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In an update to a story from last week, the City of Rye is one step closer to pursuing legal action against Westchester County over the management of Playland. As of August 3rd, the City has retained outside legal services in an attempt to challenge the County for lead agency. Due to state limitations, Rye has until August 11th to file the Article 78 lawsuit. According to City attorney, Kristen Wilson, Westchester County unlawfully declared itself lead agency on $60 million worth of upcoming projects last April  Over half the amount is slated to be funded by taxpayers. In addition to the lead agency issues, Rye Mayor Joe Sack demanded better communication from the County and a better say in a slew of proposed Playland projects, including amusement and infrastructure improvements. If filed, the lawsuit would bring a stop to the projects for the foreseeable future While city officials and their legal team consider all options, the clock is ticking on the deadline of August 11th. If the suit is not filed by that date, Rye will lose the right to challenge the County’s actions.

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New York State Senators, David Carlucci and Jeffrey D. Klein, released an investigative report titled “Protecting our Children: How Pokémon Go and Augmented Reality games expose children to sex offenders in Westchester and Rockland Counties”. The investigation listed 100 addresses of registered sex offenders. It revealed that some sexual offender’s residences were located nearby Pokémon stops, in which area game players often visit. In the report, investigators also caught 93 Pokémon characters directly in front of these residences. As a result, the senators concluded that the 2009 New York State Law that prevents sex offenders from social media should be updated to also prevent them from Augmented Reality Games, like Pokémon. In response to the report, Governor Andrew Cuomo has already taken action to add a clause to sex offenders’  parole agreements. Another new law requires game developers to continuously consult the New York State Ses Offender Registry as well as remove all in-game objectives from within 100 feet. Non-compliance could also result in fines of $100 for each incident. Please be alert when you’re out on the street playing Pokémon.

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At this week’s meeting, the  Mamaroneck Town Council announced that there will be major updates and improvements to the Town website. Starting August 22nd, residents will be able to register for some recreational programs online. Traffic and vehicle summons now can also be paid on the web, as long as the Town police issued them. Lastly, starting September 1st, property tax payments will also be accepted on the Town website. Full details on the new system can be found on the Town website. Speaking about the website changes, Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson said that she and council members, “hope it will make life more convenient for residents and more efficient for the Town as well”.



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The Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department also announced that an independent organization, ISO recently evaluated the fire department and based on a 10-point scale with 1-being the best, gave it a 2 rating. Only 53 fire departments in New York State have a rating of 2 or higher. So congratulations, firefighters and thank you for keeping us safe.

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September 16th was announced as a tentative date for a YMCA-run health fair the the French-American School. Nearby hospitals will even be involved at the event. Be sure to mark the date!

In the latest press release from Seventh District Legislator, Catherine Parker, it was announced that the Westchester County Health Department has implemented a plan to protect the County from the potential threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. The plan is to provide free minnows for backyard ponds, water features and free larvacide tablets (commonly known as dunks) for birdbaths, planter drip trays, rain barrels and unused pools. To get free larvvacide tablets, call (888) 364-4723. The Health Department wants to remind county residents to use EPA-registered insect repellents when outdoors and to cover up exposed skin. For more information about Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, visit

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In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with Melissa Romita, Humane Society of Westchester Board Member; and Debbie Whitman, Humane Society of Westchester Volunteer about some dogs and kittens that are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Westchester.

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Mamaroneck Avenue restaurant Frankie and Fannucci’s now has a new “Pour Your Own Tap Room”. Local Live Producer Kevin Vachna visited the restaurant to get more information on the new feature.

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