On Thursday, June 8th, the Village of Mamaroneck Republican Committee released their candidates for the positions of Village of Mamaroneck mayor and trustee. The candidates are George Mgrditchian and Maria Micone DeRose. Their challengers are democrats Tom Murphy and Nora Lucas. In a press release, Mgrditchian wrote that he has been a resident of Mamaroneck for thirty-four years and has been involved on several boards, and currently he is the president of the OPA (Orienta Point Association). He said, “I have invested a great deal of time and effort familiarizing myself with the issues confronting our community, and I now feel I am at a point where I am sufficiently informed about these issues to understand how they impact the diverse community we call home”. In the same press release, Maria Micone DeRose wrote, “I want to restore a spirited sense of democracy to our local government. I believe in a Board where members can speak their own minds and work together to come up with workable solutions to our issues”.
The Town of Mamaroneck has reaffirmed its commitment to reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. In a resolution that was passed on Wednesday, June 7th, the council condemned President Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Accord. The resolution cites overwhelming scientific evidence that human activity contributes to climate change. It states, in part, “climate change will be extremely damaging to many areas of the world, including coastal areas like Mamaroneck, and that effective actions can be taken to mitigate climate change and such actions can bolster economies”. If you want to learn more about this resolution and other town news, you can see the Town meeting online at www.lmctv.org.
The Village of Mamaroneck Police Department issued an alert on Monday, June 5th that warned residents of a possible luring incident that had occurred on Wednesday, May 31st. The alert stated that at 1:30 p.m., a female Mamaroneck High School student was approached by a middle-aged black man, who spoke with an accent, driving a white van on Rockland Avenue. He said, “I want to drop you”. When she chose to avoid the man, he drove off but then approached her again on Center Avenue and said, “I just want to drop you off”. When she ignored him for a second time, he said, “I know you can hear me”. The man eventually drove away without harming the girl but the Village of Mamaroneck Police want to remind parents to talk with their children about the following safety precautions: do not talk to strangers; never enter a vehicle with a stranger; walk in public areas whenever possible and walk in group; if approached by a stranger, run to safety, try to remember the license plate number or other descriptive information, call 911 to immediately and report any suspicious behavior to the police.
An area of sidewalk on Palmer Avenue in Larchmont was shut down on Monday, June 5th as demolition began on a building that had suffered massive damage from an October fire. The building, which is located at 1912 Palmer Avenue was severely damaged from the fire that left several people displaced. The Daily Voice reported that the demolition would last from three to five days. Once completed, the scaffolding will come down and there will be a protective barrier in its place. The demolition was handled by crews from Capital Wrecking, who also started restoring the brick paver section of the sidewalk on Friday, June 9th and they mobilized their equipment the next day. The demolition started at the back of the building. Village of Larchmont officials issued the following statement regarding the temporary closure of the sidewalk, “for safety reasons, the sidewalk in front of 1912 Palmer Avenue will be closed for all of next week. Access to the Citibank and The Corner Store will not be affected. Those persons wishing to walk from Wendt to Chatsworth will have to cross Palmer twice. Please do not risk injury by walking in the roadway”.
The home of The Local Live and the LMCTV Studio, which is located at 145 Library Lane in Mamaroneck, could soon be turned into a residential development, if the project is approved by the Village of Mamaroneck Board. According to lohud.com, Garson Properties submitted the site plan last month to turn the building that is housed by LMCTV as well as an adjacent building, into a 16,000 square foot apartment housing development. A public hearing on the site plan is currently and the Planning Board will vote on the plan this coming fall. The new apartments will be close to Harbor Island Park and other local hotspots on Mamaroneck Avenue.
On Monday, June 5th, a Queens man was hit and killed on Interstate 95. The accident occurred around 1:00 a.m. near Exit 18B. According to ABC Eyewitness News, the man, who was identified as Maicol Encarnacion Garcia, had stopped on the side of the road to change a tire on his car when he was struck by a tractor trailer. The driver of the truck did not stop. Garcia, who was twenty years old, lived in Richmond Hill. State police from both New York and New Jersey are on the lookout for the truck driver. Even though, there wasn’t any specific information released about the truck, police report that it was towing two trailers. Police are encouraging witnesses to call the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Hawthorne, New York at (914) 769-2600 or the New Jersey State Police at (609) 882-2000. All calls will be kept confidential.
Last week, Mamaroneck High School held a ceremony to honor its senior athletes who will be going to college in the fall to continue their athletic careers. The Tigers celebrated the achievements of twenty student athletes. The honored students are: baseball players Truman Devitt, Andrew Francella and Jarrett Nachtigal; cross-country runners, Sam Morton and Will Robinson; lacrosse players Emmett Fay and Molly Nodiff; rowers Alexa Cestaro, Lindsay Devore, Courtney Sawyer and Nina Smoor; soccer players Matt DiCicco, Cameron Richards, Olivia Rodrigues and Jack Spiridellis; softball player Mia Steinberg; swimmer Colin Johanson; track runner Papa Diop and volleyball player Leslie Morales. There were six Division One athletes among the twenty.
On last week’s show, we introduced you to the Girl Scout’s effort to raise money for one of their younger members at the event Walk and Roll. Philippa Wharton was on hand to cover the event.
Our Pets of the week are Ginger, a five Tabby cat and Chad, a beagle-mix puppy who is just under a year old. Ginger loves to lay by the window and she loves to be petted and brushed. She has slight asthma causing her to wheeze at times. She is otherwise in good health. Chad is very sweet and loves playing with toys and other dogs. He is learning how to properly walk on a leash and he knows the commands of sit, down, paw, leave it, drop it as well as other tricks. For more information on either Ginger or Chad and other pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
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