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 www.ny-petrescue.org.

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