September 13, 2010

The Larchmont Gazette Suspends Publication, Seeks New Team

The Larchmont Gazette, online since June of 2002, will suspend regular publication this week.

We’re not disappearing completely. The Gazette archives – including thousands of items published since June 2002 – will still be accessible at http://www.larchmontgazette.com.

And, should a new team of publishers and editors come forward, we will work with them to re-open the Gazette as a contemporary news site.

So, why are we closing down now?

Paula Eisenberg and Judy Silberstein, publishers of the Larchmont Gazette

It’s time for us to move on in our lives. The Gazette has been a tremendous labor of love – operating as a community volunteer effort since June of 2002, when we posted our first articles and sent out our first weekly email update. The number of contributing writers, photographers, commentators, and advertisers has continued to grow – as has our readership. We’ve had a lot of help, for which we are immensely grateful. (See Without Your Help There Would Have Been No Gazette for only a partial list of editors and contributors.)

But we feel our core objectives have been met.

Back in 2002, we started the Gazette with the aim of filling a void in quality coverage of local government, political and community news from the Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck, particularly in the 10538 postal zone.  With the loss of its print daily in previous decades, Larchmont was missing ways to disseminate important information and to sustain community-wide conversations.

Well, 10538 is no longer as media-starved as it once was.

We now have print and online media providing regular reporting of municipal, school, political, business and community events.   Citizens have more and easier access to live and on-demand video of town, village and school board meetings through LMC-TV on air or via the Internet.  Calendars, meeting agendas, minutes, budgets and other primary documents are increasingly available to the public 24/7 online via municipal or media websites.

Similarly, public conversation is being carried on – with varying levels of civility – in letters to the editor and on an ever increasing number of online forums.

Will something be missing when the Gazette stops publishing? We like to think so: with scores of knowledgeable and skilled volunteers, we’ve been able to produce first-class reporting and writing with a depth and breadth difficult for commercial or smaller outlets to match. That’s why we’re keeping the door open to a restart of the Gazette in the future.

We’ve shown that a grassroots, volunteer effort can lead to quality local journalism. What we haven’t done, however, is to locate our successors.

Are You Interested in a Future  Gazette?

That’s where YOU come in. Given the diversity of talent represented in Larchmont  – in business, publishing, journalism, advertising, marketing and related fields – we expect there are those of you out there with the ability and interest to take the Gazette into the next decade.

Now that we’re stepping down, we’re hoping the Gazette’s next team will step up.

Intrigued? Give us a call at 834-2893 or email publisher@larchmontgazette.com

Meanwhile, you can find all the back stories, recipes, obituaries and more at http://www.larchmontgazette.com

– Judy and Paula

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September 13, 2010

Without Your Help, There Would Have Been No Gazette

So many people have contributed to the Gazette’s excellence over the years. Mothers and fathers writing about their children’s sports teams, proud teachers describing their students’ accomplishments, even politicians outlining …read more…

September 13, 2010

Roaring ’20s Firemen’s Ball Will Raise Funds & Fire Awareness

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The Larchmont Historical Society, together with its Fire History Committee, will recognize October–National Fire Prevention Month– by hosting The Roaring ‘20s Firemen’s Ball, Saturday, October 30 at the Larchmont Yacht …read more…

September 9, 2010

Kenise Barnes Art Award Debuts at Larchmont Arts Festival: Oct 2

This year’s Larchmont Arts Festival in Constitution Park on Saturday, October 2nd from 1 – 5 pm (rain date October 3) will feature a wide array of talent in addition …read more…

September 9, 2010

Prize-Winning NY Times Reporter Kicks Off Fall Programs at Larchmont Library

New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz will speak about the dangers of concussions to young athletes at the opening evening of the Larchmont Public Library’s Fall Program Series. Mr. Schwarz’s …read more…

September 9, 2010

Race to Register Opens for Limited Slots in Sept 25 Junior Triathlon

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Calling All Kids: Swim, bike and run for fitness and fun  at the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation Junior Triathlon on Saturday, September 25. Register now, space is limited.

The …read more…

September 3, 2010

School Improvements Finished in Time for Opening Day

New smaller condensing boilers were added to replace aging, less efficient models.

Upgrades Include Revamp of Hommocks Air Distribution System; New Roofing & Blacktopping at Several Schools

Preserving and improving the infrastructure of Mamaroneck Schools’ facilities was a top priority for …read more…

September 3, 2010

Larry Keane Returns to Hommocks as Interim Assistant Principal

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The Mamaroneck Board of Education approved the appointment of Larry Keane to interim assistant principal at Hommocks Middle School.  Mr. Keane, who served as Hommocks’ assistant principal for more than …read more…

August 26, 2010

William Dentzer Jr., David Hachey and Kathryn Parter Join At Home on the Sound Board

William Dentzer Jr., David Hachey and Kathryn Parter have joined the board of trustees of At Home on the Sound, bringing a depth of knowledge and work in the Larchmont-Mamaroneck …read more…

August 12, 2010

Career Doctor: Loss of Job/Loss of Identity, Part 2

Dear Career Doctor,

My husband has a fabulous job offer abroad for one to three years. Its a promotion, salary increase and excellent experience for when he returns to the …read more…

August 10, 2010

Mamaroneck Gets an Interim Principal for MHS & An AP for Chatsworth

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Shaps announced at the August 9 board meeting that Dr. John Goetz, former “Connecticut High School Principal of the Year” and an experienced superintendent, will …read more…

August 5, 2010

Career Doctor: Loss of Job/Loss of Identity, Part 1

Dear Career Doctor,

My husband has a fabulous job offer abroad for one to three years. Its a promotion, salary increase and excellent experience for when he returns to the …read more…

July 29, 2010

Student Pass Rates Plummet as State Raises Test Bar

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) threw a loop into standardized testing on Wednesday, July 28, by dramatically increasing the score  needed to meet math and English language arts …read more…

July 29, 2010

Larchmont Hikes Water Rates By 35%

Three approvals highlighted the Larchmont Village Board meeting Monday night: a 35% increase in water bills, a bond for capital improvements of the Village Center behind the Larchmont Library, and …read more…

July 29, 2010

Mamaroneck Schools Break Ground on Artificial Turf Field

The Mamaroneck schools held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday afternoon, July 29, to officially kick off renovations to Mamaroneck High School’s flagship athletic field and to celebrate progress on the …read more…

July 29, 2010

3 Indicted in Carbon-Monoxide Death of Larchmont Native & Her Family

According to the Aspen Times, a Pitkin County, Colorado grand jury has indicted two building inspectors and a contractor in connection with the carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths in 2008  of …read more…

July 29, 2010

Mamaroneck FBLA Again Earns National Prize

For the second year in a row, Mamaroneck High School students competed successfully at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. This July in Nashville, Tennessee, Harrison …read more…

July 29, 2010

Harbor Island Hosts Free Entertainment Every Sunday in August

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July 29, 2010

Lauren Groveman’s Deliciously Simple White Rice

Special Equipment

2 1/2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan with tight-fitting lid

Ingredients

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July 29, 2010

PR: Larchmont Realtors Host Japanese Counterparts

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A lively exchange of innovative ideas and information was the focus of a recent visit of senior officers from the newly opened Japan Sotheby’s International Realty to the Larchmont office …read more…

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