The media has been accused by President Donald Trump of falsely reporting the crowd size for his inauguration. President Trump responded to the comparison images from President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. The images show that President Obama apparently had a larger crowd. The Washington Post, who was among various news outlets to publish the photos, stated that both photos were taken at 12:00 noon from the Washington Monument. The Local Live would like to point that the National Park Service stopped determining the crowd sizes following the Million Man March in 1995.
Local Live reporter, Rebecca Berman spoke with local residents regarding their thoughts on the election and the inauguration of the forty-fifth President of the US.
Several thousand men, women and children recently made history on January 21st the day of the inauguration. Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker was among those in attendance. The monumental scaled protest brought peaceful rallies to D.C., New York and around the nation, as well as solidarity demonstrations around the world. Women’s March Movement claims that the discourse of the election campaign has insulted and threatened minorities in the country. On her facebook page, Parker posted the following statement regarding the Women’s March, “Yesterday restored my faith in America. People were kind, here to help, and showed that we will stand together for what is right. So thankful to all of you who marched all over this country. You made America great again”.
Why is The Sandbox Theatre fighting to remain in its current location? When owners Dan Ferrante and Jason Summers attempted to expand their property, several old permit issues and violations were discovered as well as a zoning conflict. The owners have taken care of the permit problems and violations, but they are unable to solve the zoning issue. The problem is due to the fact that the C1 Zone District of the VIllage of Mamaroneck doesn’t allow a theater to be able to operate. Since the owners do not not want to vacate their current property, they have requested the VIllage of Mamaroneck to amend the zoning law to allow the theater to continue its operation in the C1 District. The Village proposed Local Law P-L-L-B-B 2016 to allow the Sandbox Theatre to remain in its current location. The new law would also have added more theaters as well as other places of public assembly and other forms of entertainment in the C1 District Zone. Unfortunately, the law did not pass, due to the Board of Trustees stating that the law was too broad. By the end of the meeting, which lasted approximately an hour, the Board agreed on a new draft of the law to only include theaters in the C1 District. The law cannot be voted on until a new public hearing on February 14th.
Mamaroneck High School students William FIschel and Molly Sloan will join 700 of the most musically-inclined students in the eastern region of the US to perform at the All-Eastern Honors Concert in April. The concert is headed by the National Association of Music Education, which is one of the world’s largest and only musical education organizations. For more information about the organization and what it does, go to NAFME.org. The concert will take place at the Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
The drug epidemic in Mamaroneck will be up for discussion on January 31st at 7:00 p.m., on a special one hour live call-in episode of The Mayor’s Report. The Executive Director of Drug Crisis in our Backyard, Susan Salomone and Village of Mamaroneck residents, Jim Abbate and Susan Batterton will be on hand for the discussion. Mayor Norman Rosenblum wants to encourage the community to tune in and call in with comments and questions.
The Local Live celebrated its three year anniversary and our 151th episode at Molly Spillane’s on Friday, January 27th. The party was open to viewers, LMC volunteers and supporters. Music for the event was provided by two bands from the School of Rock in Mamaroneck. There was food, soft drinks, a cash bar, a photo booth and raffles for gift certificates to local businesses.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin and Mike Witsch spoke with New York State Senator George Latimer and New York State Assemblyman Steve Otis about the election, inauguration and what is happening in both our area and in Albany.
Our Pet of the Week is Doogie, a one year old Terrier mix. He weighs about thirty-eight pounds. He loves long walks and playing outside. He would do best in a home that does not have young children. For more information on Doogie and other adorable pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
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