Pet Rescue — August 15, 2017

Pet Rescue

This past week we took the Local Live to the streets of Mamaroneck during the Summer on the Avenue Block Party. Working with Pet Rescue Vice President, Paula Krenkel and Board Member, Barbara Gebala. We showcased several adorable dogs that need a new home.

Bailey is a 1-2 year old Siberian Husky from West Virginia. Bailey has one blue eye and the other is brownish-blue. Bailey is very energetic, loves lots of activity and going to the dog park. Looking for a house with another dog.

Seg is a German Shepherd, who also from West Virginia. He is 7 years old and weighs 74 pounds. He gets along with other dogs, cats and people. Seg loves to be with his human and doesn’t like to be alone for long periods of time.

Kuno is a 2 year old Terrier mix. He is 20 pounds and is very active and bouncy. He gets along with other dogs and is looking for a house with older children.

Serena is a hound-beagle mix. She is around a year old, 37 pounds and is trained. Serena is a little shy but, very sweet and is good with any family.

Hamilton is a Golden Retriever-Cocker Spaniel-Shepherd mix. He is still a puppy and needs constant attention but, he is very mellow.

Lady, Leo (black coat), Levi, Leon, Landon (name subject to change) are siblings. They are are 3-4 months old, 7-8 pounds, and are not house broken but, are paper trained. It is not recommended to have small children around them because they are teething.


For more information on any of these dogs and to learn about other pets, please go to

Girl Power — August 7, 2017

Girl Power

Three companies have bid to manage and operate the Westchester County Airport. Frasca and Associates, consultants for the county will be reviewed and identified next week. The bidding process is required by the Federal Aviation Administration. The bid was announcement following a public meeting held on Thursday, July 27th. The purpose of the meeting was to consider a controversial plan to overhaul the airport and add two departure gates and new parking garages. Opponents are concerned that the expansion will lower nearby property values and increase noise and traffic.

The week of July 30th began the annual paving project in the Town of Mamaroneck. The work will occur daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The affected areas will be Maple Hill Section, Ellsworth Road and Stoneyside Drive. Detours and traffic delays are expected due to lane closures. Officials are urging residents to seek alternate routes and to park vehicles on unaffected side roads that coincide with parking regulations.

Mamaroneck’s House of Honda is closing after fifty-three years of selling and fixing motorcycles. The last official day is unclear but owner Honda Bob posted a thanks to his loyal customers on Facebook and said he was “on to living a new and different life, taking all my wonderful memories with me”. The Local Live wishes him well in his future endeavors.

The Center for Continuing Education has a new executive director, Diane Cashman, who will be adding new classes and programs. New fall classes include ones on the geopolitics of Korea, the impact of diversity on America’s bottom line and the failure of traditional polling methods to determine political and other outcomes. Some of the new programs are a Harlem Gospel music tour and a cooking series that will collaborate with local restaurants. Registration for the fall classes begin on August 25th and classes will begin on September 25th

Local Live reporter, Meral Kathwari spoke with Jennie Reich Litzky about her video documentary, “Girl Power” that reflects on women in history and their impact on society.

Our Pets of the Week are Yellow, a friendly cat and Bucky, a Lab Mix. Yellow loves to lounge around and be petted. She would make an excellent family pet. All she asks for is love from humans and she gets along with other cats. Bucky, who is a year-and-a-half, is friendly, outgoing and a little goofy. He gets along with other dogs. He is crate-trained and considers his crate to be his happy place. You will find a wonderful and playful companion if you adopt Bucky. For more information on either Yellow or Bucky, as well as other adorable pets, go to

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Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream — August 1, 2017

Ralph’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream

Salvatore DeRose, Jr., the owner of Sal’s Pizza in Mamaroneck passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 22nd, at the age of forty-nine. He is survived by his wife, Maria, his children, Alexandra, Nicole, Salvatore the third and Cristina as well as other close family members. Maria DeRose spoke on behalf of herself and her family saying “the DeRose family is so grateful with the overwhelming outreach and support of the community”. The funeral was held on Friday, July 28th at the Church of Resurrection in Rye.

A Bronx resident was arrested by state police for shooting a man who was found on the side of the road on I-95, near the Mamaroneck exit on July 18th. Fifty-five-year-old Jamil Fields was charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault of twenty-four-year-old. Bronx native Mouhamed Cisse. Fields is being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail. The victim was found by police who were responding to a report of a crash on the highway. The U-Haul in which Cisse was riding in crashed with a maroon Honda while travelling northbound. The investigation is still open, so if anyone has any information, please call police at (914) 769-2600.

Laura Bott, the owner of the Bott Shoppe and Vanessa Ridder from School of Rock recently formed the Sound Shore Business Alliance, in an attempt to unite different community groups and make community events and information easier to find. The group had their first meeting last Tuesday night.

On Thursday, July 27th, a public hearing was held to discuss the Westchester County Airport’s draft master plan. The hearing included a presentation on the proposed plans as well as a time for public comment. We will have updates on this story on next week’s show.

According to The Mamaroneck Review, Village of Mamaroneck Deputy Mayor, Louis Santoro is pushing for a taxpayer-funded attorney to fight an ethics complaint. This is the second time that Santoro is asking for the Village to pay for a personal attorney. Last year, the Village paid for a personal attorney when he defended himself against a lawsuit brought on by Mayor Norman Rosenblum regarding the trustees’ decision to remove the mayor’s authority to name members of several village boards. The Review reports that Santoro is again hiring a personal attorney-himself-this time to defend against a complaint that he didn’t recuse himself from certain deliberations at a public meeting that was held in February. It’s not clear if the Village will pay again for a personal attorney, since the practice is still being discussed by the Village Board. An Ethics Board representative stated that it has not yet taken up the complaint against Santoro.

In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Scott Rosenberg, owner of Ralph’s Italian Ices about his establishment being closed down and what he plans to do next.

The Tiki Party that was held on the beach at Harbor Island on July 21st was a lot of fun for all. The event was co-hosted by LMCTV and the Mamaroneck Village Recreation Department. We would to thank Molly Spillane’s Pub and Orange Bank and Trust for sponsoring the event. Local Live reporter, Marcella Milder has the story.

A new show, Dollars and Sense premiered on LMCTV on Thursday, July 27th. The show is produced by Larchmont invest professional Michael Feinman. Mike Witsch spoke with him regarding the program.

Our Pets of the Week are Shy, a two-year-old cat and Blue, a two-year-old white Shepherd mix. Shy is small and looks like a kitten. She is sweet and playful who does well with other cats and enjoys human affection. Blue is calm and playful. He would do well in a home with other pets or children. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, wouldn’t you like your own Dire Wolf? For more information on either Shy or Blue and to learn about other pets, please go to


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