Our Pets of the Week are Bree, a two-year-old cat and Lois Lane, a one-year-old Chihuahua mix. Bree has a lot of spunk and gets along with everyone. She loves to be petted and play. Lois Lane is very curious and inquisitive, just like her namesake. She gets along with both people as well as other pets. For more information on either Bree or Lois Lane, or to see other available pets, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.
In our Round Table discussion, Mike Witsch spoke with Elizabeth Saenger, a member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee regarding the Martin Luther King Day Celebration which was held on January 7th in the Hommocks Theater. Former Town Supervisor, Valerie O’Keeffe was honored at the event.
Newly inaugurated County Executive George Latimer followed through with one of his campaign promises when he signed an executive order that will ban gun shows on Westchester County property. Local Live producer Kayla Coglin has more on the story. George Latimer will be on hand to help the Local Live celebrate its 200th episode on January 11th.
As 2017 drew to an end, local residents went to the Town of Mamaroneck office to prepay property taxes in an effort to lock in deductions that will be capped at $10,000 in 2018. Town of Mamaroneck officials informed residents on which taxes could be prepaid (some Town and some school taxes could be prepaid while other Village taxes could not). Accountants warned that lining up too many deductions could leave residents to be subject to the alternative minimum tax and could be cancelling out any advantage. Regardless of the warnings, hundreds of taxpayers swarmed the Mamaroneck Assessor’s office at year’s end. Although the deadline to prepay taxes has passed, there is still confusion about the new tax rules as New York State officials search for ways around the restrictive cap.
Mayor Tom Murphy came to the Local Live studio and spoke with reporter, Lindsley Barrios about what’s new in the Village.
The Community Resource Center became a temporary shelter for eight families who were displaced following an apartment fire at 349 Mount Pleasant Avenue on December 23rd. The Local Live spoke with Jirandy Martinez from the Community Resource Center about the situation. Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Tom Murphy went to social media to ask the community for funds and donations to help the families involved in the fire. Residents responded by donating $37,000 in cash and gift cards. The funds aim to secure the first month’s rent and security deposit for future housing, but finding affordable housing in Mamaroneck is a big challenge.
As the year comes to a close, the Local Live would like to thank our volunteers, producers, interns and students who help us bring news to our community.
Tonight’s episode will feature some of our best stories of 2017.
*Larchmont Girl Scouts
*John’s Crazy Socks
*St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave
*Fred Berger, producer of the film, La La Land
*Youth Ambassador of the Tourette’s Association of New York
*Amanda Lucidon, official White House photographer
*Transgender in Westchester
*The Film, Larchmont
*Village of Mamaroneck Fireman’s Parade
*Local Live’s newest and youngest reporter, Lindsley Barrios
*Walter’s Hot Dogs
*School of Rock
*Upright Paddle Boarding
*Food Truck Festival
IT’S TIME FOR PET RESCUES PET OF THE WEEK.
DOMINO IS A FOUR YEAR OLD TUXEDO CAT WHOSE OWNERS PASSED AWAY. HE WOULD DO BEST IN A CAT ONLY HOUSEHOLD, WITH NO CHILDREN. HE IS A PLAYFUL CAT WHO IS BOUND TO HAVE ADVENTURES ANY WHERE, TAKE HIM HOME AND LET YOUR HOUSE BE HIS PLAYGROUND.
CHARLIE IS 2 YEARS OLD AND HAS WONDERFUL MANNERS. HE WOULD BE BEST AS THE ONLY DOG IN AN ADULT HOUSEHOLD. CHARLIE IS FULL OF LOVE AND ENERGY, AND WOULD BE THE PERFECT ACCESSORY TO KEEP YOU WARM THIS WINTER!
TO ADOPT DOMINO OR CHARLIE OR TO VIEW OTHER AVAILABLE PETS, GO TO ny-petrescue.org