The election campaign season has finally come to an end this past Tuesday. Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the US, defecting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Incumbent Democratic State Senator George Latimer defeated Republican Julie KIllian with 55.3% of the votes. He won his third consecutive term as senator for the 37th District which includes Mamaroneck, Rye and New Rochelle. Incumbent State Assemblyman Steve Otis, who ran unopposed was also reelected. He represents the 91st Assembly District which includes Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye and Rye Brook.
The Democrats swept all three trustee spots in the Village of Mamaroneck, defeating Republicans Dennis Cucinella, Maria DeRose and Malte Stoeckhert. The winners were environmental lawyer and professor Victor Tafur, with 19% of the votes, former chairman of the Village Budget Committee, Keith Waitt with 18.2% and Incumbent Trustee Leon Potok with 18.1%. The newly elected are our Round Table guests. As for the much discussed referendums, both were passed with over 3,000 votes each. The propositions will allow the trustees to appoint a village attorney and members of the Planning and Zoning Boards.
The Village of Larchmont came together during the aftermath of a destructive fire. In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 6th, a fire destroyed an apartment building on Palmer Avenue. The Larchmont Fire Department fought for six hours to douse the flames and to assure that nobody was hurt. While everyone survived without any injuries, eleven families were left homeless and the businesses of Love Bella and Love Shoes were completely ruined due to smoke and water damage. During the tragedy, the people of Larchmont were an inspiration as they stepped up help those affected by the fire. Residents were at the scene providing food and coffee to first responders and began immediately planning and organizing ways to help. By Monday afternoon, volunteers filled the VIllage Courtroom, the police and fire departments to sort through clothing and other donations for the fire victims. The Love Larchmont Facebook page, has been actively involved in the aid efforts. Tiffany Smith started a thread for clothing, food and shelter. The community posted needed items as well as places for the families to stay, shower or even just to relax for a while. Work gloves are also being donated to help go through the rubble. A long list of local businesses, including Auruay Gourmet and New York Sports club are offering their services for the victims free of charge.GoFundMe pages have also been provided for any victims that don’t have insurance and gift cards have also been collected. The families involved are having difficulties finding new homes. Tiffany Smith told The Local Live that members of the community have opened their doors until the families have situated their housing. Village of Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh posted “Everyone has been so touched by the generosity of this community. This is why people love Larchmont” on the Love Larchmont page.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with the newly elected Village of Mamaroneck Trustees, Leon Potok, Incumbent Village of Mamaroneck Trustee; and Trustee-Elects Victor Tafur and Keith Waitt about their plans for the Village.
In the Community features Eddie Geideman, the owner and Lead Trainer at Push Fitness. Eddie talked to us about an event that Push Fitness and the American Cancer Society are presenting, in partnership with Fiore Pilates and Tovami Yoga. It’s called Sweat for the Cure.
In the Spotlight features Bullseye Resource Center on Hoyt Avenue in Mamaroneck. Alexandra Garcia learned about the world of kiln forming and lots of other products that can be created with this unique art form. Bullseye is world-known for its creation of glasses by kiln forming.
Our Pet of the Week is Socks. She is about fourteen weeks old and weighs around fifteen pounds. She loves to cuddle, snuggle and to be held. She loves dogs of all sizes and humans as well. She is happy in her play pen with her toys and is currently working on her house training. She will be the perfect addition to any family. For more information on Socks as well as other pets, go to http://www.ny-petrescue.org.
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