As Village of Mamaroneck Mayor, Norman Rosenblum is deciding whether to run for Westchester County Legislator, Village Republicans have reached out to a former party chair to run for the mayoral spot. George Mgditchian told The Local Live, “it is a rumor, not a determination”. But he added that he was “always happy to serve my community in whatever capacity they need me”. If he does run, it would be the first time he tried for a position on the Village Board of Trustees. He served on the Zoning Board for ten years and he is currently the president of the Orienta Point Association. Town of Mamaroneck Councilman, Tom Murphy and former Village of Mamaroneck Trustee John Hofstetter, both Democrats, have declared their candidacy for the mayoral position.

Due to concerns of Village residents suing over tripping over sidewalks with loose and uneven concrete, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees unanimously approved $220,000 to restore the crumbling sidewalk located in front of the police station and courthouse on 169 Mount Pleasant Avenue and Johnson Street. Funding for the restoration will come from issuing debt or a future budget application.

Six members of the New Roc Hells Angels were arrested last week on gang-related offenses. One of the members arrested was Mamaroneck resident, Jeff Amato. Amato, who is fifty, could face life in prison on charges of participating in a narcotics conspiracy. He is also charged with possession and distribution of Methamphetamine, which could lead to a sentence of twenty years. The US Attorney’s Office said that the gang, “wreaked havoc on the streets of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties” since around 2008. Other charges included were racketeering, money laundering as well as assaulting a rival gang member with a hammer.

Murray Avenue School teacher, Elizabeth Dillon died March 18th after fighting cancer for the past fourteen months. The Mamaroneck School District said that Dillon’s “love of children and quiet positive demeanor touched the lives of countless students and staff members”. Dillon, who was a Larchmont native, taught at Murray for twenty-six years. She will be missed by the entire community.

On Saturday, March 25th, Mamaroneck’s Molly Spillane held a fund raiser for the St. Baldrick Foundation to help find cures for pediatric cancer. Larchmont resident and an eight-year-old cancer survivor, Margaret Sheker was honored. Participants, as well as the entire Molly’s family shaved their heads in support and to raise funds.

In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Dr. Robert Shaps, Mamaroneck School District Superintendent, Dr. Nora Mazzone, Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services and Elizabeth Clain, Principal of Mamaroneck High School about the upcoming Mamaroneck School District budget and the future of the Mamaroneck High School’s A.P.P.L.E. program.

On Sunday, March 19th, the sixth annual Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Parade was held in the Village of Mamaroneck. Local Live anchor, Alexandria Garcia filed a report on the highlights.

Our Pet of the Week, Cupcake is a cat who is a real charmer, as well as cuddly, playful and beautiful. She would be happiest as the only cat in an active household without small children. For more on Cupcake and other adorable pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.

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