On Thursday, May 4th, an arrest was made in the hit and run accident that killed Vincent’s Truck driver Salvatore Brescia. Anthony Mangano, who is a fifty-one year old Queens resident was charged with a felony for leaving the scene of the accident. According to police, Brescia, who was thirty-two at the time of the accident, was assisting a disabled vehicle in the northbound lane on I-95 near Exit 18B on December 29, 2016. The Daily Voice reported that Mangano was arraigned in the Town of Harrison Court and was released on $2,000 bail. His next court appearance is Tuesday, May 16th.
Last week, a special meeting was held to consider innovative development in the Village of Mamaroneck’s industrial zone around Fenimore Road between I-95 and the railroad. The meeting consisted of residents, business and property owners, who set a goal to attract new business and create a “maker” zone. MAKER is an acronym for manufacturing, artisanal foods, krafts, environmental buffer and recreation.The ambition for the group is a zoning change that will allow retail. You can watch the entire Land Use Summit meeting on http://www.lmctv.org.
Hundreds of Mamaroneck Town homeowners were issued a surprise tax hike this spring. A letter that was sent from the town in April explained that according to an article in The Loop-NY, seven hundred and forty parcels were reassigned from Mamaroneck to New Rochelle’s sewer district to correct a long-term error. Since New Rochelle has a higher sewer tax, those parcels received larger bills. Town of Mamaroneck Administrator, Steve Altieri told The Loop, “in retrospect, we could have just advised people of the reclassification, but I am not sure that the taxpayers would have understood the meaning of that change”.
The Community Resource Center of Mamaroneck was one of several local organizations that participated in the May Day Rally that was held in White Plains. Hundreds of people crowded the stairs of the county building on Martine Avenue to show their support for immigrant workers. The Mayor of White Plains, Thomas Roach, as well as other elected officials gave their support for the County’s immigrant workforce.
Westchester County Clerk, Tim Idoni, spoke recently with Town of Mamaroneck Councilman, Tom Murphy about his choice to run for another term. Idoni, who has been in public service for over thirty-six years, has spent the last ten years as the County Clerk. In this role he manages county land records, handles Westchester’s naturalization services and he also serves as the clerk of the Supreme and Westchester County Clerks. What does he hope for in the election? He plans to use his incumbency advantage in order to get his name out there, to run an active campaign and to remain positive in being re-elected. While Idoni admits that County Clerk may not be the sexiest job in the world, he’s willing to fight to keep his position and he plans to do it with a smile.
On April 21st, the Rye City Council voted to appeal a state judge’s decision over the control of Playland Amusement Park. In March, the judge threw out the original suit by the Council which left authority with Westchester County regarding planned capital improvements. Playland, which is located in Rye is owned by the County. Renovations are long overdue for the eighty-nine year-old amusement park, but have been put on hold due to litigation snags. The renovations include fixing the leaking Playland pool, which could cost up to $10 million on its own. The park will open for the season on Saturday, May 13th.
On July 1st, Lina Cannavo will become the new assistant principal for Mamaroneck High School. She taught Spanish and Italian at Rye Neck for ten years. She also established data analysis districtwide and provided professional development for Rye Neck staff and supported students with learning and behavioral needs. Currently she is a community leader intern at the Community Resource Center.
On Wednesday, Chloe Malushaga of Mamaroneck High School received the Youth Award Certificate, as well as the Congressional Certificate for outstanding achievement from St. Vincent’s Hospital. The hospital has been honoring high school students whose volunteer service best exemplifies the hospital’s mission since 1993.
Neighbors for Refugees, previously known as Hearts and Homes for Refugees of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, recently announced a new event called “Welcoming Refugees, What You Can Do”. The event will be held at the Westchester Jewish Center on Sunday, June 11th from 2-5 p.m. The Larchmont and Mamaroneck Community will speak on behalf of refugees and will discuss ways to assist them. Holly Rosen Fink is the organizer of the event and said, “this event is to primarily inspire, and encourage people to act to help refugees”. The keynote speaker will be Jodi Kantor who is a New York TImes journalist. Others to speak at the event will be local politicians, and representatives from HIAS and Catholic charities.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin spoke with Stephen Moser, Task Force Leader, Walk-able, Bike-able Town of Mamaroneck and Mitch Green, Chairman, The Sustainability Collaborative about bike routes in our community.
In our LMC Sports Play of the Week, the Mamaroneck Softball Team trailed Yorktown by a score of 5-0. Shortstop Mia Steinberg started a much-needed rally with a triple. Don’t forget to vote in our online poll to determine the 2017 Play of the Year at www.lmctv.org. The poll will be available until Sunday, May 14th. The winner will be announce at LMCTV’s Annual Award Show on Wednesday, May 24th. The nominee’s are Mamaroneck Softball-Muratore’s playoff walkoff; Rye Neck Volleyball-Yannuzzi saves the Panthers; Mamaroneck Boys Soccer-Howse’s head saves the Tigers; Mamaroneck Field Hockey-Molly Banks home the winner; and Mamaroneck Ice Hockey-Dente’s overtime game winner. You can vote once per day.
Also in sports news, two students from Mamaroneck High School organized a tennis contest, Aces For Alzheimer’s.
The Westchester Children’s Museum celebrated its first birthday on Sunday, April 30th. Local Live reporter Mike Witsch was on the scene to cover the festivities.
Also on April 30th, the second annual Mamaroneck Food Truck & Makers Market was held on Fayette Avenue. Local Live reporter Ian Sacks filed a report on the event.
Our Pet of the Week is Sunflower, a sweet three-year-old black cat who loves the camera and would make an excellent social media buddy. She gets along well with both people and other cats. For more information about Sunflower and other adorable pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
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