News Anchor(s): Maura Carlin
New York State Senator George Latimer was chosen by Westchester democrats to run against republican incumbent Rob Astorino for Westchester County Executive on Tuesday, September 12th. The Westchester Board of Elections reported that Latimer won the Democratic Primary with 23,673 or 63% of the vote while opponent Ken Jenkins received 13,803 or 37% of the vote. Latimer also received 1,507 Reform Party votes, due to his being the only name on the ballot. The results for the write-in option have yet to be announced. Latimer and Jenkins both waited for information on the results in their Mount Vernon headquarters. Local Live reporter, Mike Witsch spoke with George Latimer, while Local Live producer, Sheyla Navarro spoke with Ken Jenkins. Upon hearing the results of the primary, Jenkins thanked his campaign staff and supporters and vows to give the county back to the democrats. Election Day will be November 7th. And please remember that the last day to register to vote is October 13th.
On Tuesday September 12th, eleven residents of our community who died on September 11, 2001 were remembered at the Girl Scout Rock Memorial in the Town of Mamaroneck. Local Live reporter Kristy Cappiello was on hand to cover the event.
Since the Larchmont Playhouse closed last fall, its future has been undetermined. The Local Live recently spoke with Betsy Bradley and Ellen Zuckert from the community-based group, Friends of the Larchmont Playhouse to get an update on the situation. The playhouse is expected to undergo renovations in the following year and will reopen by early 2019.
On Friday, September 8th, US Senator, Chuck Schumer came to the Village of Larchmont to address the ongoing complaints from residents and public officials of both the Village of Larchmont and the Town of Mamaroneck regarding mail delivery in our community. The complaints include missing mail, irregular delivery as well as mail being left in unconventional places. Schumer called on the post office for answers to the situation. Town of Mamaroneck resident, Eleanor Sherman was among the residents with complaints. She said that she heard that the issues had been fixed but she is unconvinced due to the fact that she is still having problems. The post office stated that a “staffing shortfall” had contributed to the inconsistent service. US Postal Service spokesperson, George Flood said the hiring of a new permanent postmaster as well as having supervisors walk certain routes had led to a decrease in the amount of the complaints but due to the problems still persisting, the post office hopes to hold a town meeting regarding the issue in the near future.
On Sunday, September 10th, the annual Kiwanis Car Show was held at Harbor Island. Local Live reporter, Aurora Fowles was there to cover the event.
Our Pets of the Week are Patty, a ten-year-old Tuxedo cat and Phoenix, a year-and-a-half-old Lab Mix. Patty is friendly with all including other cats. She is laid back and loves sitting, lying down and eating. She would be perfect for a relaxed environment. Phoenix is shy but once he gets comfortable, he really loosens up. He likes to play, run around and of course, take walks. He would be a good companion for either your child or spouse who has been wanting a dog as a playmate. To adopt either Patty or Phoenix, or to look at other pets, please go to www.ny-petrescue.org for more information.
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