Last week, our community was hit with intense weather which included snow, ice, and high winds. The National Weather Service reported that last Thursday’s Nor’easter gave us 11.5 inches of snow. Another wintry mix on Sunday delivered freezing rain and sleet, which forced the Hearts and Homes for Refugees March to be canceled. A new march has been rescheduled and we will provide the new date as soon as it is announced. Due to the high winds on Monday, Mamaroneck Avenue School was forced to close early because of a power outage from downed power lines. Con Edison said there twelve power outages that affected more than 400 customers. According to lohud.com, the wind gusts in our area reached fifty-four miles an hour.
The body of a fifteen-year-old Mamaroneck teen was recovered last week in New Hampshire. The Mamaroneck Daily Voice reported that Arthur Remy, his father and another man were snowmobiling back from a fishing derby when it broke the surface and fell in. The teenager and the other man died. Remy’s father survived and was treated for hypothermia. A mass honoring Arthur Remy was held on February 17th at Saint Mary’s Church in Milford, Connecticut. The family has set up a trust in Arthur’s memory and in lieu of flowers, checks can be made out to the Arthur Remy Memorial Project.
A twenty-six-year-old Mamaroneck man was found dead in his cell at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla one day after he was arrested by Harrison police. Westchester County Corrections officials are investigating the apparent suicide of Alex Fusco, was being held on charges of petty larceny and drug possession. The last suicide reported at the Westchester County Jail was thirteen years ago. Fusco was a 2008 graduate of Mamaroneck High School and had a prior criminal record according to lohud.com.
Which is the best technology to use for parking on Mamaroneck Avenue-single space meters or multi-space meters? The Village of Mamaroneck Ad Hoc Parking Committee has been studying several technology options since 2015 to find the best solution for both residents and commuters along Mamaroneck Avenue. On February 13th, Maria DeRose, the Parking Committee Chairperson presented a list of recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The committee chose the single space meters instead of the multi-space meters. She explained that there are two parking options. The first one is paying with a credit card and the other is using a smart card. The Board of Trustees will have the final word. If you would like to read the parking recommendations from the committee, contact Village Manager Richard Slingerland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of this broadcast, the future of the Sand Box Theater is undetermined, due to the violation of the current zoning law. The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees redacted a law that will change zoning code to allow the theater to continue its operation. At the public hearing, about twenty residents asked the board to pass this law. The arguments including increases of traffic and noise in the area as well as the lack of parking. Residents claimed that they did show up at the first public hearing and that they were taken by surprise. They came prepared to the second meeting and provided a detailed chronology of the theater’s permit violations. The Board of Trustees did not pass the law. Trustee Leon Potok drafted a new law that will be discussed at another public hearing within the next two weeks.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have put in motion raids that target undocumented immigrants across the nation. Because of the raids, the Community Resource Center will be hosting a free forum on Tuesday, February 21st from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The HRC encourages anyone who might be impacted to attend to get the most accurate information available.
On Thursday, February 16th, the filming of a new movie by Likely Story and Netflix called “The Land of Steady Habits” took place on East Boston Post Road. Crew members were seen taking film equipment off trucks inside the Derecktors’ shipyard property. Filming was to continue until 9:00 p.m.
Sedona Taphouse presented LMCTV with a check for $788, one dollar for each steak that was sold in the month of January, as part of their “Steakout for Charity” campaign. And thanks to community support, the restaurant has benevolently extended LMCTV’s run for the month of February. For the next two Monday’s, Sedona Taphouse will donate one dollar for the sale of every $6 flat iron steak to help benefit LMCTV. We are thankful for this generous extension and to our community for your support. We look forward to dining with you and enjoying more steaks to support us and Sedona Taphouse’s future beneficiaries.
In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Shannon Powell and Linda Ryan, founders of Indivisible Westchester and Chloe Malushaga, Founder of Indivisible Westchester at Mamaroneck High School about the program, what it stands for and how it benefits our community.
In our LMCTV Varsity Sports Play of the Week, the Mamaroneck Boys Basketball team hosted Roosevelt High School for their season finale which held playoff implications for both teams. The Tigers, who honored outgoing seniors at the start of the game, was looking to break a six-game losing streak. Roosevelt, on the other hand, carried an eight-game winning streak to the competition. The teams were tied at the beginning of the second half. The Sharks took the lead but Jared Bader and Ethan Renner combined to give the Tigers a four-point lead. The Tigers then went on a ten-point rampage to win the game. Renner finished the game with eighteen points while Bader scored twenty-two. The Tigers will be seeded fourteenth for the Section 1 Class Double A Playoffs. They faced Scarsdale on Saturday, February 18th, but lost the game by the score of 61-58.
In the local sports news, Rye Neck Panthers senior Luis Galeano held his college commitment ceremony at Rye Neck High School on Thursday, February 16th, during which he officially signed on to play men’s soccer at SUNY-Albany. Galeano played midfield for the Panthers for three years and helped them in winning the Class B Sectional Championship in his sophomore year. The team reached the finals two more times during his tenure with the team. Galeano was surrounded by family, friends, teammates, coaches and teachers for the special occasion.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next month, the Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee held its annual “Shamrocks and Hearts Benefit Dinner”. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 19th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Michael Murphy filed this report about both the dinner and the parade.
This week’s In The Spotlight features the School of Rock in Mamaroneck. Sheyla Navarro spoke with students and teachers about the school.
Our Pet of the Week features two pets, Nick, a lovable 4-month-old Lab who wants to play. He is incredibly sweet with humans and other dogs. If you’re looking for an affectionate and energetic puppy, then Nick is the right dog for you. But if you’d prefer a feline friend, Charlie might be perfect for you. He is a handsome 2-year-old male Tabby and white cat. He is great with other cats and should go to a home with another young cat as he’s super playful. For more information on both Nick and Charlie, as well as other adorable pets, go to http://www.ny-petrescue.org.
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