Our Pets of the Week are Charlie, a four-year-old cat and Superman, a five-year-old Chihuahua. Charlie is very sweet and loves to play with toys, other cats, humans and also tunnels. Superman gets along with both other dogs and humans. For more information on either Charlie or Superman, as well as other adorable pets available for adoption, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
In the LMC Varsity Sports Play of the Week, the Rye Neck Boys Basketball team recently played Children’s Village. Each team was seeking their first win of the season. Rye Neck had a substantial edge in the first half when senior Aidan Heaton helped to increase their lead.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin spoke with Melissa Fletcher, ESQ, HR Learning Center, LLC and ADA Michelle Lopez, Bureau Chief, Assistant District Attorney, Bureau Chief, Sex Crimes Bureau regarding all the allegations and accusations in the news regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Recently, Westchester Magazine added three restaurants located on Chatsworth Avenue in Larchmont to their list of the Top 38 Restaurants in Westchester County. The three restaurants are Coriander, which serves Indian cuisine, Polpettina, an Italian restaurant and Durian, a Thai restaurant. For the complete list of all the rated restaurants, go to www.westchestermagazine.com.
On Thursday, December 14th, the Mamaroneck Public Library announced that their proposed 2018-19 budget had passed overnight following a vote on Wednesday. New trustees, Nancy Tucci, Paul Ryan, Len Tallevi and Janice Goldklang were elected and will begin their three-year terms on June 1, 2018. The library also announced that Clayton Otto will fill the unexpired term of a former trustee. The website for the library added a link to LMCTV’s holiday book episode of Know Your Neighbors with Library Director Susan Riley.
On December 11th, Westchester County Lawmakers approved a $1.8 billion budget for 2018 that would increase property taxes in the County by 2%. The budget passed with a 12 to 5 bipartisan vote. The budget restored funding for county parks, curators and public works engineers. Chairman of the Board of Legislators, Mike Kaplowitz told the Journal News, “this is a realistic but a sobering budget that begins to address our structural shortfalls with a fair cost to taxpayers”. However, the County Board can override the veto with twelve votes.
George Frideric Handel composed his now famous oratorio entitled “Messiah” in 1741. More than two hundred and fifty years later, the composition is played throughout the world in performances during the holiday season. In the Village of Mamaroneck, St. Thomas Church performed the masterpiece on December 17th. Lindsley Barrios went to the church to learn more about the performance.
Federal lawmakers are asking the US Army Corps of Engineers to speed up the review process of Mamaroneck’s $80 million Flood Mitigation Plan. A story published on Lohud.com, New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Eliot Engel, composed a joint letter to the Army Corps the week of December 4th, that urged approval of the plan. The letter stated, “This plan is technically feasible, environmental appropriate, economically justified, and absolutely necessary”. The lawmakers added, “The Village of Mamaroneck has suffered enough loss, and it is unacceptable to wait any longer to take action”. It has been ten years since eight-foot gushing waters devastated more than three hundred homes and one hundred commercial buildings throughout the Village of Mamaroneck. For more information regarding the push for approval, go to www.lohud.com.