At the January 19th Mamaroneck School Board Meeting, the future of Co-Op Camp, a program that has been part of the district since 1968 was discussed. The program, which is funded by Mamaroneck School district, offers educational as well as recreational activities during the summer. The camp is not free as parents pay according to their economic status. The majority of the students from the camp are from low-income families, representing about 75% of the students. The camp costs the district $160,000. The board is not sure if the cost fits in their annual budget. Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps is looking for options to keep the camp alive. One option is to restructure the camp as an enrichment program. You can watch the meeting online at www.lmctv.org.
Mamaroneck High School Graduate, Brandon Wesley, passed away this week, inspiring his friends and family to take action to honor his memory. Brandon loved basketball and could be found rain or shine on the courts of his beloved Columbus Park. A petition was created on change.org to rename the park as Brandon Wesley Memorial Park. The petition already has over 830 supporters. On behalf of The Local Live, we’d like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Brandon Wesley. Donations are being accepted at gofundme.com
On January 15th, LMC-TV celebrated his annual New Year’s party. The festivities took place at the Hommocks Ice Rink where many public officials, community members and volunteers came together for the fun night. There was a photo booth, delicious food and ice skating. There was something for everyone to enjoy. This year’s celebration was extra-special because The Local Live celebrated its 100th episode the night before. The award-winning program tied for second place in the Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region Video Festival for Best News and Magazine Show. We want to thank everyone who shared this special moment with us.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Jeff Meighan, president of the LMC-TV Board, (who is filling in for Mike Witsch. Mike is recuperating from hip surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery), spoke with Maria De Rose, the chairperson of the Village of Mamaroneck Ad Hoc Parking Committee, regarding the new parking meters on Mamaroneck Avenue.
In sports this week, Mamaroneck hosted their 19th annual boys basketball tournament. In the Tigers first round game against Rye Neck, Miles Haugton stole the game and gets our play of the week. The Tigers would go on to defeat Rye in the championship game in double overtime to win their first Tiger Tournament since 2012.
Our pet of the week is Angel, a very pretty girl who loves to run and play. She loves everyone and is very friendly. She is a little shy in new situations, but warms up very quickly. She is good with cats. She smiles like a human and is just adorable. She would do better in a home with older children or adults, but she could outgrow this with age and training.
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In our Roundtable discussion, Maura Carlin and Jeff Meighan spoke with Maria DeRose, the chairperson of the Village of Mamaroneck Ad Hoc parking committee, regarding the new parking meters on Mamaroneck Avenue.