Mamaroneck’s Fireman’s Parade celebrated its seventieth year on Wednesday, June 28th. The parade is a highlight of the annual FIreman’s Carnival. The Carnival has rides, food and will have fireworks on Tuesday, July 4th. Nearly fifty fire departments from Westchester, Putnam, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey participated in the parade. Mamaroneck Avenue was filled with music, marching bands as well as people who supported the community’s heroes. The Local Live was on hand to speak with residents and parade participants. You can watch Marcella Milder’s special report on next week’s show.
The Village Luncheonette, which is located at 158 Mamaroneck Avenue, was severely damaged by a fire that had probably started in their kitchen on Friday, June 23rd. Witnesses stated that they saw smoke at the restaurant around 4:30 p.m. While there were no injuries reported, the restaurant remains closed.
The Village of Larchmont has begun consulting with the developer who converted a Manhattan subway underpass into a walkable retail strip, in an effort to rejuvenate the business district. The Village has hired Susan Fine and Jill Hayman of Fine Development Partners to help define a new retail plan. According to the Loop, the Village will pay the group $4,000 per month, with an expected engagement period of five months. Starting this month, the consultants will reach out to residents as well as local store owners to discover ideas such as “pop-up” stores and events in the community.
After hearing from residents and the Village of Mamaroneck Parking Committee, it has been confirmed that the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees, will choose new single-space meters instead of the option of multi-space meters. Mamaroneck Avenue would require 240 meters which would cost the Village between $200 to $700 per unit, depending on the model and technology selected. To pay with a credit card, the minimum payment is $1 and the credit card fee per dollar would vary from 47 to 50 cents. Maria De Rose, the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Parking Committee and Republican candidate for trustee, stated that credit card fees are expensive, “a smartphone parking app would save the village money, however, it will be difficult for senior citizens who do use smart phones”. Daniel Sarnoff, the assistant Village Manager, hopes that the decision will be finalized by August.
Westchester is joining the rest of New York state to legalize the ride hailing app, Uber. As of June 29th, Uber, which has been illegally operating in the state for the past several years, had threatened to shut down the app in Westchester if the county imposed its own set of rules.
The Village of Mamaroneck will have 4th of July fireworks at Harbor Island Park, starting at dark. In Rye, the fireworks will be held at Rye Playland, which is located at 1 Playland Parkway, on both July 3rd and July 4th beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Our Pets of the Week are Brandi, a four-year-old Tabby cat and Rocky, a two-year-old Shepherd mix. Brandi, who is shy, needs nothing more than a few belly rubs a day, some food, water and a soft bed. She will be a source of comfort to anyone who adopts her. She would do best as the only cat in the home where she can receive all the attention she craves. Rocky, who weighs about fifty pounds, is shy but is also very sweet and friendly. He loves to play with the other dogs at the kennel, no matter their size. He is a people dog and would love to be your best new friend. To adopt either Brandi or Rocky, or to see other adorable pets, please go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
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