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“Summer Events & Fun in the Tri-Municipalities” — July 6, 2016

“Summer Events & Fun in the Tri-Municipalities”

Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive recently held a Town Hall Meeting at the Mamaroneck Town Center to discuss the state of the county. Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor Nancy Seligson introduced the “Ask Astorino Town Hall Meeting”. A presentation was opened the meeting. A Q & A segment was then followed. Astorino spoke on a variety of issues which including economic growth, affordable housing, controlling land use and zoning, Playland, the Safer Community Initiative Against Narcotics, the county’s budget and taxes. The full video of the meeting is featured on our website,

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County Legislator Catherine Parker was a recent guest on LMCTV’s Tom Murphy Show where she discussed the county’s budget, affordable housing, pollution laws, and gun control. She also talked about the efforts in the county for gun control legislation due to the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Orlando. You can watch the entire show at

There is an update to the new parking regulations for Mamaroneck Avenue. The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees approved a new legislation that will extend parking fee times and extend hours to all meters on the avenue. The new changes will bring the hourly fee for parking from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour and the parking times will now be until 8 p.m. Trustees Finch, Potock and Miller voted for the legislation while Mayor Rosenblum and Trustee Santoro voted against it. The Democratic trustees hope that the increase in hours and fees will create more turnaround and less traffic all across the avenue. The decisions made at the meeting will not have an effect on what parking meters the board will choose. That decision will come at a later date. We will continue to follow this story. The full meeting is on the LMCTV website.
Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 3.41.43 PM.pngIn sports news, two Mamaroneck swimmers were invited to the Olympic trials and one even qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Cody Miller and Jack Collins who are both members of the world-renowned Badger Swimming Club competed in the US Olympic Swimming Team trials that were in held in Boulder, Colorado this past week. Cody Miller secured second place in the 100m Breaststroke with a time of 59:26 seconds, which was enough to secure his Olympic dreams. Congratulations to Cody and good luck in Rio!

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 3.23.41 PMThe US Supreme Court recently voted to deadlock President Obama’s actions to expand DAPA and DACA last week, two policies made to protect immigrants and their families. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, has so far provided temporary relief to nearly 720,000 immigrants, according to the Migration Policy Institute. This group of immigrants were brought to the US as young children and the policy allowed them to apply for temporary work authorization and to be able to obtain a Social Security number as well as a driver’s license. DAPA, or Deferred Action for parents of Americans, is aimed to help the parents of these children and to give them access to citizenship and working papers. Janet Rolon, the Director of Services at the Community Resource Center, spoke of how the ruling of the Supreme Court will affect immigrants in our area and around the country.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 3.24.08 PMNominations for both Democratic and Republican trustee candidates have been made.

On the Democratic side, incumbents David Finch and Ilissa Miller will not be seeking re-election. The candidates are:

Victor Tafur, who was born and raised in Colombia and recently became a US Citizen two years ago. He is an environmental law professor and also serves as Co-Director of the United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Program at Pace University Law School.

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Keith Waitt currently serves as Chairman of the Village Budget Committee and the Village’s Industrial Advisory Committee.

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Incumbent Trustee Leon Potok is running for the third consecutive term. He previously served as chairman of the Village Budget Committee as well as the Mamaroneck School District Budget and Finance Committee.

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The Republican candidates are:

Maria DeRose, the current chair of the Advisory Parking Committee. She is also the North American operations manager for Lorenz Life Sciences Group International.

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Dennis Cucinella is a current member of the Board of Architectural Review and has formerly served at the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Joern Malte Stoeckhert is the chairman of the board of architectural review as well as the Treasurer of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul in New York City.

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In the time leading up to Election Day, LMCTV will host a “Meet the Candidates” show. The program will help you learn more about the local candidates and their future plans if elected as trustees. We let you know at a later date when the show will air.

The efforts to save the Larchmont Playhouse by residents is still going strong. The group “Keep the Movies in Larchmont” is led by Ellen Zuckert, Jessica Veith, Vicki Rosenstreich and Elizabeth Bradley. 238 people have already pledged $215,000 in just a week’s time. The group would like to bid on the $1.5 million property and turn it into a non-profit theater like the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville and the Pelham Picture House. According to the group’s Facebook page, the cut-off date is June 30th, but the broker has given the group an extra week to help raise enough pledged. If you would to make a pledge, please email or sign the petition at to show support for the cause. We will inform you of any updates and changes.
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This past Monday, around 400 fans of HGTV’s Property Brothers, waited in line to see the Canadian twins Drew and Jonathan Scott at the Barnes and Noble in White Plains. The brothers were in town to promote their newest release entitled, “Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding and Fixing Your Dream House”. The book is filled with all the buying, selling, renovating information that the brothers have learned over the years. Jonathan and Drew have been filming new episodes of the hit TV shows, “The Property Brothers” and “Brother vs. Brother” locally for about two months. They were even spotted on Mamaroneck Avenue near the Harbor! So be on the lookout, they might just be in your neighborhood!

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In our Round Table discussion, Maura spoke with Jill Fisher, Town of Mamaroneck Superintendent of Recreation; Steve Josephson, Village of Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce President; Sandy Korkatzis, Village of Mamaroneck Superintendent of Recreation; Solange De Santis, Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council Chair to find out what’s happening this summer in our area.

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This week The Mamaroneck Fireman’s Parade made our In the Spotlight Segment.

Our Pet of the Week is Calliope, a beautiful and sweet female Lab/Shepherd mix who is about 12 weeks old. She’s such a little doll. When she’s not running around like the spunky, playful puppy she is, she flips over onto her back waiting for belly rubs. She is completely paper-trained and gets along very well with her furry foster siblings. She would love to be in a family with other dogs and children. For more information on Calliope and to browse other adorable pets, go to

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Flood Mitigation in Mamaroneck “Helping the Community Help Themselves” — February 10, 2016

Flood Mitigation in Mamaroneck “Helping the Community Help Themselves”

This past Tuesday, LMC-TV producer and hostess of “A Town and a VIllage Too”, Alice Bloom spoke with the Village of Mamaroneck Manager, Richard Slingerland. They discussed village issues including deer and coyote control, budget and taxes, parking meter technology upgrades and industrial and residential development plans. The Army Corps of Engineers flood study, which was released on January 29th, was one of the highlights of the interview. Slingerland explained that this new plan consists of widening and deepening the rivers throughout the village. He added that the plan will be the most effective use of the federal, state and county funds. He will be one of our guests in our Round Table discussion. Bloom asked him about the parking situation and he discussed the pilot program in length. He finished the interview by stating what he wants the community to know about the village’s finances.

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You can watch the full interview on Friday, February 5th at 9:30 on Channel 75 for Cablevision views and 36 for Verizon viewers. Alice Bloom’s show, “A Town and a VIllage Too” has been on the air for 15 years and has over 300 episodes. The show brings our three communities together at one table to discuss ways in which they can work together, expand cooperation and share services.

Whether you live in the Village of Mamaroneck, the Village of Larchmont or the Town of Mamaroneck, you can take advantage of a new law that allows your municipality to negotiate the best electricity and natural gas prices for you. This is due to a new state pilot program called “Community Choice Aggregation” or CCA. The program was created by sustainable Westchester, a county-wide non-profit that promotes sustainability initiatives and is composed of a consortium of Westchester County local governments. How does the program work and what steps have our municipalities taken to facilitate residents lowering their energy costs?


The first step, which has already been completed by the three municipalities, is the enactment of a local law that enables them to participate in the pilot program, without forcing them to commit to it. After the local law was passed, the second step was to sign a memorandum of understanding, known as an M-O-U, which has also been completed. When Con Edison or the New York State and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) are notified by the municipalities, the final step will be a bidding and negotiation process of the lowest energy price. This is the current state for our three municipalities. Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor, Nancy Seligson, gave The Local Live an updated report from the town.

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Village of Larchmont Mayor, Anne McAndrews told The Local Live, “the request for proposals went out to suppliers on Friday. Bids are on February 22nd and that is when we’ll know they have secure and compliant bid.” So far, 20 Westchester municipalities have adopted local laws in joining the pilot program. It is important to mention that customers will still receive only one bill each month, and it will still come directly from Con Edison or NYSEG. Thew new bill will reflect the change in supplier and new. lower supply rates. Residents can opt out of participating in the program. They can try it for one month and if they don’t like it, they can go back to their former energy provider. We will be following this story closely and will update you with any new information, so that you can benefit a possible lower utility bill. If you want to read more about Sustainable Westchester, you can log onto to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) aobut the Community Choice Aggregation Program.

In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin spoke with Richard Slingerland, Village of Mamaroneck Manager and Tony Gelber, Chairman of the Village of Mamaroneck FMAC (Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee) regarding the Village and flood situations.



The Rye Neck Boys Basketball had a tight game against Hawthorne Cedar Knolls in a possible playoff qualifying game. Senior Noah Caplan provided a late spark from both ends of the court on our Play of the Week.

Ready for Super Bowl 50 and looking for a last minute Super Bowl party? If that’s the case, Rob Baez has a deal from the newly opened Smokehouse Tailgate Grill you might be interested in.

The Pet of the Week is Marisa, an adorable Terrier mix. She weighs around 22 pounds and is around five months old. She is a sweet dog but can be shy in new environments. She has scruffy fur around her face and looks like a Dalmatian mix. She needs a home with another dog and too much activity and noise which can still scare her. Once she feels comfortable in her new environment, she is as adorable as can be. For more information and to browse other adorable pets, go to

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MHS Students Will Attend NH Primaries — February 2, 2016

MHS Students Will Attend NH Primaries


On February 6th, MHS teachers, Joe Liberti, Evan Madin and Emily Dombroff will be taking students to New Hampshire in an effort to teach the students of the importance of getting involved in their government in order to make changes and improvements. Congratulations to Mamaroneck High School for fostering an interest in their students for our country’s futures. You can tweet for updates via @MAMK_NH16.

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