The Larchmonth Playhouse is ready to reopen as a movie theater that will screen foreign, independent and arthouse films. Cohen Brothers Realty Group that bought the historic playhouse last September, recently received zoning approval to expand the theater to four screens. The planning documents state that the company will keep the theater’s facade as is with a small change to the signage of the theater.
In our Round Table discussion, Maura Carlin spoke with Debbie Friedman of We Persist and Farah Kathwari of Invisible Westchester about the “Women of Resistance” movement and their respective organizations and how to get involved.
Our Pets of the Week are Tommy, a black cat, and Wonder Woman, a Chihuahua puppy. Tommy likes to watch birds from windows and munching on treats. Wonder Woman is a little shy but is ready for her forever home. For more information on either Tommy or Wonder Woman, as well as other pets available for adoption, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
Due to becoming the new Westchester County Executive, George Latimer’s NY State Senate seat is now open. Local Democrats have endorsed Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer. On Wednesday, January 24th, there were approximately 150 supporters to help open her Mamaroneck campaign office which is located on Ward Avenue, across from the train station. Republican candidates are Westchester Prosecutor, Dan Schorr and attorney Sarmad Khojasteh. A primary to decide the Republican candidate is likely. In the meantime, Governor Andrew Cuomo has not set a date for a special election.
The LMC Varsity Sports Play of the week took place during the annual Mamaroneck Boys Basketball Tournament. In the first round, Mamaroneck’s Ethan Rennar took control of the game against undefeated Rye. The Tigers eventually lost the game but beat Port Chester for third place in the tournament.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer came to The Local Live last week to discuss his plans for the county and also to answer questions from our viewers. Topics included his statements on new executive orders, the Westchester County Airport as well as the Immigration Protection Act. You can watch the entire interview at www.youtube.com/thelocallive.