On Tuesday, March 7th, members of the Community Resource Center as well as over 350 immigrants and allies rallied with people from all over New York state to fight for the right to a NY driver’s license for immigrants. Participants provided influential testimonials, rallied and marched as they visited over seventy-five legislative offices. The CRC was joined by several Mamaroneck immigrant residents who wanted to join the cause in solidarity in the campaign. Jirandy Martinez, the Co-Executive of the CRC said, “we couldn’t be more proud! Our efforts to push this campaign forward in the Senate continues. Please follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter #greenlightNY and your State Representative know that you support this issue!”
Town of Mamaroneck parking permits will increase in price starting June 1st. The Town of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of the rate hike on March 1st. Town residents will be notified of the new price increase via mail on April 1st.
On Monday, March 6th, a freight train engineer sustained a severe head injury when his train passed through the Mamaroneck Train Station. The Journal News reported that a railroad spokesman said that the conductor thought that something had hit the train so he stuck his head out to check and was struck on the head by an object outside. The fire department and EMS crews responded and the engineer was taken to Westchester Medical Center.
The Insurance Service Office has once again rewarded the Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department with a Class Three Rating. The Insurance Service Office reviews over fifty thousand fire departments across the country and then rates them on a scale where one is the best and ten is the worst. The VIllage of Mamaroneck is the only fully-staffed volunteer fire department out of the five thousand class three departments. Village of Mamaroneck Mayor, Norman Rosenblum stated that the department’s rating will have a positive effect on business owners’ and citizens’ fire insurance premiums in the Village of Mamaroneck.
For the first time, Mamaroneck Schools Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaps is proposing a budget that oversteps the New York State tax levy limit that was enforced in 2012. The 2017-2018 budget proposal has an increase of 1.59%, raising the tax levy 2.48%, which is above this year’s 1.04% tax cap. The increase in the budget needs to be approved by at least 60% of voters. Public reviews of the budget will be held on March 14th and March 21st. The last hearing and board vote will be held on May 2nd. The final vote on the budget by the community will be on Tuesday, March 16th. Registration for voting on the budget will close on May 11th at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to watch the superintendent’s presentation, go to our website. www.lmctv.org.
In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Jim Killoran, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Westchester about the organization and what the latest projects are for our community.
In our LMC Varsity Sports of the Week, the Mamaroneck Ice Hockey team made its final preparations for a return trip to Buffalo to defend their state title from a year ago. Local Live’s Steve Anastas spoke with Tigers Head Coach, Mike Chiapparelli about the trip, this year’s team and his induction into the Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame.
On March 8th, La La Land producer and MHS graduate, Fred Berger spoke with his former teacher, Dr. Michael DiGennaro as part of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Continuing Education Center’s Notable Neighbors Series. After the interview with Dr. DiGennaro, Berger spoke with Local Live Co-Producer, Cat Galeano
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