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Residents in the Rye Neck School District voted against a proposed $35.5 million school renovation project by just seventeen votes. According to the superintendent’s office, the final vote tally was 380 against and 363 for the capital bond projects. In an email that was sent to the Rye Neck community, the Rye Neck Board of Education and Administrative Team said that they were disappointed that the bond was defeated, saying “Our research concluded that basic infrastructure needs, growing enrollment of our district, and commitment to contemporary instructional environments demanded a comprehensive facilities approach. However, we respect our community’s reaction to the project and will consider other options to meet these challenges in the coming months”. All of the school buildings and athletic facilities in the district would have undergone improvements, which would include new roofs and state of the art classrooms, studios, labs and athletic facilities. More than 13.5% of the Rye Neck project was expected to be financed by the state.

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The Town of Mamaroneck approved a new plan that was set up by the Housing Choice Voucher program to help increase fair housing. Anna Denoy spoke at the Town Council meeting to explain the details. One development in the plan included a new way to bring in money for the program and ensure quality of life in the apartments. This development dictates that any landlord who does not make proper repairs to keep their apartments up to code will be fined.

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New Rochelle baker Jaclyn Dinko and her partner Natasha Jagopat will try for the $10,000 prize on the season finale of Cake Wars which airs on The Food Network. Dinko, who is a self-taught baker, owns Caked Out Creations told The Daily Voice that if everything goes according to plan, she hopes to spread the love with her own cake studio, ideally in New Rochelle. As a cancer survivor and nurse, she said “she wants to bake a difference”. The episode airs Monday at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17th on The Food Network. Jaclyn and Natasha will be on The Local Live to share their experience about participating on Cake Wars.

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The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention is hosting a series of “Out of the Darkness Walks” around the country to create awareness and to raise funds for suicide prevention programs. On Sunday, October 16th, Harbor Island will be the location for the Westchester Walk. The walk will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will finish at 1:30 p.m. If you want to help support the cause and participate in the walk, go to www.ASFP.donor-drive.com for more information.

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Friday, October 14th is the last day to register to vote in New York. Registering is very easy and you can even register online. You can create an account at www.dmv.ny.gov and use your driver’s license, permit or your non-driving ID. Sign in, select “Register to Vote and fill out the form.

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In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with the Community Resource Center’s newest directors, Jirandy Martinez, Gail Vidales and Janet Rolon about their new positions and the latest events and programs that are available at the center.

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In our LMC Varsity Sports Play of the Week, the Mamaroneck Boys Soccer Team capped off Homecoming Weekend with a match against New Rochelle. With the score tied, defender Thomas Howse stopped two Huguenot scoring attempts.

Our In The Spotlight segment features Estancia Buenos Aires Argentinian Steak House, which is located at 150 Larchmont Avenue in Larchmont.

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Our Pet of the Week is Sully, the friendly cat. He has extra soft fur and loves to be petted. He may be a cat but he has the playful personality of a dog and he loves to meet new people. He would be the perfect fit for any home. For more information on Sully and other adorable pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.

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