2003 News

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DECEMBER 2003
Land Swap Proposed; Neighbors Opposed

School Board, Kemper Family Present Views on Memorial

DEIS: 1st Looks at Apt. Project for Madison

Tougher Alcohol Policy for MHS

Mamk Library Budget Passes

Homemade Holiday Cookies in a Heartbeat

Andrew Young Addresses Human Rights at MHS

New Public/Private Partnership at Harbor Is.

Want a Model Train With That Fill-Up?

Musical Debut at New Hommocks Auditorium

New: Sunday at the Sheldrake

Important Tax Changes for 2004

DEAR SIS: The Unknowing Leading the Clueless

Register Now for Red Cross Winter Safety School

OPINION:
-- Epidemic of "I-itis"


LETTERS:
-- Sadness Over Kemper Memorial Stalemate
--Historical Perspective on Memorial


Obituaries:
Thomas F. Reynolds, Jr.
Rev. Msgr. Lamont R. Hamilton

Mamk Budget Up $1.5 Million

Where Does Your Sales Tax Go?

Ironman Beats Clock to Earn $40K for Park

Students Cheer Gay Rights Supporter

Flu Found in Westchester - Get a Shot

New Store Offers Frozen Help for Cooks at All Levels

Mamk Preschoolers Get a Lead on Reading

MHS "Calendar Art" in Designer One Window

Elevating the Humble Potato for Company

Running With Scissors Reviewed

NOVEMBER 2003

Town Board Accepts Revised Environmental Study for Proposed Apartments

Historical Society Supports Preserving Park

Veteran Volunteers Play Key Role in Making Peter Pan Magic

Changes on Horizon for Jr Prom

Parents and Kids Bond Over Good Books

Opening of Auditorium Crowns Hommocks Renovations

Human Rights Commission: MLK Awards & Andrew Young Coming to MHS on Dec 4

County Taxes: Can Mamaroneck Avoid Another Huge Hike?

Food Drive Set by United Way and Local Food Pantry

Taming Dry Weather Flow

Which Wine Goes with the Turkey?

Steigerwald Finishes Triathlon & Wins Janus Charity Challenge

Hispanic Resource Center Gets $4500 in Grants

Communications & Boundaries: Expert's Tips on Teens

Parents & Kids Bond Over Good Books

Need Homework Help? Workshops to Address Issues

Planning Intensifies for Family University

Moving Kemper Memorial Back on School Drawing Board

The Shooting of JFK: Dallas, November 22, 1963

Cooking Classes & Holiday Celebrations at Twinkle Toes Career Doctor: What Do Docs Earn?

$1 Million Expansion Plan for Flint Park?

Time for Public To Weigh-in on Park Plans

Will it Wow the Kids? New Flint Park Playground

REVIEW: No Compromises on 2004 Prius?

Selection Committee Starts School Board Search

November 4 Election Results: Jean-Marie Brescia Returned as Judge on Low Turnout

OCTOBER 2003
Town Zoning Board Okays Post Road Project

Sports Spotlight on Top Scorer: Lady Tiger Thea Parry-Childerley

New-Fangled Amusements, Old-Fashioned Attractions at Central Scare Fair

Larchmont Becoming The Place for Antiques & Collectibles

Youth Council Paints ICARE Apartment

Busy Seniors Prepare for Bazaar: Nov 14 & 15

Hommocks Auditorium: A Few Weeks From Completion

Dream Season Comes to an End:
Lady Tigers Drop 5-4 Heartbreaker in Overtime


"Stegasaurus" Playground Rises At Chatsworth

Ragamuffins Take Over Larchmont Avenue

Mamaroneck Schools Foundation Expanding

Want a Village Tree? Have a Shrub to Give Away?

Ironman Supports Flint Park Playground: Invites Community to Help Too

Doris-Patt Smith Receives AAA Award: Traffic Commission Chair Retires After 21 Years

Mamaroneck Math Scores for 2003:
Grade 4 Stays High; Small Dip for Grade 8


Latimer Continues Campaign for County Legislature as Opponent Moves to Manhattan

Town of Mamaroneck Zoning Hears Melron Proposal:
The Case of the 10-Foot Buffer


Mamk Town Preliminary Budget Shows 9.3% Rise

Larchmont Team Places in Rivertowns Fall Classic

Larchmont Station Project Moving Again?

At the Library: Minimalism at the Dia: Beacon & Chasing the Record of the Sea Witch

Fire Safety Day at Foley's October 18

Fiesta Draws 250 Guests & $53,000+ for Hispanic Resource Center

Larchmont Vehicles Vandalized by BB's

"Wildman" To Devour the Leatherstocking Trail on November 16

Board Moves on MHS Addition, 47 Teachers Up for Tenure

Rare View of Alton Tobey's Original Paintings

New Classic Gourmet Bakery with a Contemporary Mindset

Movie Review: The School of Rock: "One of the Best"

Mamk Tigers Victorious Under the Lights in Front of 3,000 Faithful

Village Attorney Sheds Light on Open Meeting Rules

LMC-TV to Celebrate 20th Birthday at "Sunny Award" on October 19

Board of Regents Slows the Pace: Backtracks on Math & Physics

Rec Programs: Mamk Pre-Teens Just Want to Have Fun

FBI & ACLU Spar Over Patriot Act at League Forum

Larchmont Merchants Staying Local, Online

Instant Messaging at Hommocks: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Mother Raising Questions After MHS Student's Hair Set on Fire

Enjoy Halloween All Month Long

What's that Barge Doing Out on the Sound?

United Way Meets 2002 Goal; Ups it for 2003

Town Board Settles With Hampshire; Celebrates with Mamaroneck Artists Guild

Looking for Buried Treasure - By Canoe

Mamaroneck Dumps Physics Regents: Reaction From Students & Regents

Manor Inn Sails Through Architectural Board on Second Try
SEPTEMBER 2003
It's Autumn 2003: Pick an Apple, Pick a Pumpkin

Larchmont Adopts New Planning/Zoning Notification Process

MHS May Drop Regents Physics Exam & Curriculum

Phyllis Wittner & Nita Lowey to be Honored by Conservationists

Larchmont Avenue Church Wants Your Books!

After State Revision, Most MHS Students Pass Math A Regents Exam

New Fences and Drainage to Keep Foul Balls & Wet Fields Under Control at Lorenzen

Oct 1 Deadline to Sign Up with Washingtonville Fuel Co-op for Low Prices

Get Ready for Flu: Larchmont Flu Clinic Oct 30

Russian Art-Italian Opera: Single Session Lectures at Continuing Ed

Are the Beaches Getting Cleaner? Larchmont Volunteers Find Less Trash

Art in the Park Draws Artists & Crowds of All Ages

Local Officials Prepare for Isabel: You Should Too

Manor Inn (Finally) Sold

Tiny Turnout for Fire District Vote: Referendum Approved 33 to 2

Wanted: Singers of All Ages for New Community Choral Society

Kudos for Kopa; Town to Regulate Rock Removal

Retiring Community Services Dir. Kopa: "Will be missed."

Supt. Sherry King: On School Curriculum, Construction, Kids

Great Quality, Low Prices for S.A. & Spanish Wines Says Local Expert

Village & Town FD's Attacking Fires, Training & Hot Dogs Together

CommUnity Gathers Despite Rain to Remember Victims of 9/11

Village of Mamaroneck Historic Harbor Street Fair 2004 Already?

Village of Mamaroneck Police Situation Impacts Town

Neighbors Oppose Variances for "Cook's"

Firefighters Collecting Coats for Needy: Oct 13-20

REP Wins Spot on DEM Line; Impounds Machines

Scenes from Iraq: Bonadonna's Sketches Sent Home to Young Sons

Official Welcome Home for Lt. Rich Heine Back from Iraq

Gala Winetasting Fiesta For Hispanic Resource Center: Oct 9

Beth Emeth Welcomes New Rabbi

Lowest Gas Price Still in Larchmont: County Investigating Increases

9/11 Ceremony at Memorial Park Pond

White Cockatoo Missing: Grey Cockatiel Found

Last Minute Prep Has Schools Ready

Republican Running in Democrat Primary: Sept. 9

9/11 Ceremony at Memorial Park Pond

County to Help Fix Duck Pond; Ice Rink Plans on Hold

How'd Larchmont & Mamaroneck Do in the Blackout?

Locals React to New Limits on Teen Drivers

Lost Cockatoo, Found Cockatiel

First NY Death from West Nile: Local Vigilance Required

LPD Helps Launch School's Open Safety Drive

Larchmont Again has Lowest Gas Prices in County

New Rabbi at Beth Emeth

September 13 CommUnity Walk: We Will Always Remember
AUGUST 2003
First NY Death From West Nile: Local Vigilance Required

Larchmont Police Help Launch AAA

New Phone System & Numbers for Schools

All School Buildings Ready for Start of School

Intense Orientation for New School Staff

Fresh Leaders Take Helm at All District Schools

Lt. Heine Back From Iraq

Manor Inn Site Plan Passes Planning Commission

Village Hikes Water Rate 17%

Town Calls for Referendum on Fire House; Rejects Environmental Study for Proposed 7-Story Apartment

Village Board Refines Flint Park Plans & Considers How To Pay the Bills

"Chop Shop" in Larchmont? Police Intervene
JULY 2003
july news:
Manor Inn Designs Turned Down at Architectural Review Board

Will New Keg ID Law Curb Underage Drinking?

Latimer, O'Keeffe Protest Possible 30% Rise in County Tax Rate

Mamaroneck Schools Lose Suit Over Girls' Soccer

SSO Update: Flint Park Tank Holding Its Water

Dissension over Reappointments in Larchmont: Resolved?

Bonnett Ave. & Board Tempers Boil Over Park & Parking Lot

Board Splits 3-2 on Offer to Update Village Website

Town Prepares to Tackle Development, Moratorium and 2004 Budget

Larchmont Looking for the Perfect Light

Latimer Lauds Local Recycling Effort

Village Aiming for Streetscape Renewal in Summer of 2004

Extra Help for Teens with Extra Needs: ELM Summer Youth Job Program

School Board & Teachers Union Reach Agreement on 4-Year Contract

Over 90% of Mamaroneck Students Succeed
in Accelerated Science
july features
Larchmont Reservist Returning From Iraq?

Larchmont Ex-Prisoner Returns to Famagusta

New Consignment Store: Vintage Kidz

Amid Heat, Smoke &Water, Firefighters Home Skills

Art Show & Sale in the Park - And Ice Cream Too: Sept. 13

Julian Block: Better Tax Breaks for Business Expenses

More Than College After MHS: Dan Davis Heads to Air Force

Multiple Changes Underway at Murray Avenue School

Carwash Washing Up After Fast Fire

Ever Wonder about Those Honking Horns? Fire Code

More than $565,000 raised as Larchmonters Swim Sound

Dancing up $50,000 for Latin America

REVIEW: Pirates of the Caribbean Shivers the Timbers

My Favorite Destinations: London

CAREER DOCTOR: Can English Major Find Happiness as a Psychologist?

REVIEW of ChefWorks: When Kids Get Bored, Stir the Pot

Where Do Your Taxes Go? Gazette Tax Calculator Tells All

Hot Racers Cooled by Antique Fire Engine: Photo and Video

Massive Mamaroneck Village Firemen's Parade:
See Them March on Gazette Video!


Do Not Call! Federal Register May Give You a Busy Signal

Stealth Taxes Elimated, Eventually
JUNE 2003
june news
Edgewood Sidewalks Dominate Town Board

Libarians Dismayed at US Supreme Court Decision on Internet Filters

Librarians Concerned: USA PATRIOT Act

$1 Million Capital Campaign Underway for Manor Park

Larchmont & County Going After Mosquitoes: Residents Can Help

More Farmers Coming to New Rochelle Market: Starting July 27

Ozone Alert for NY State June 25, 26

Curb Your Yard Waste! Fines for Improper Disposal

6 MHS Seniors Who Failed Regents  WILL Graduate: Commissioner Calls Exam "Unfair"

Larchmont Sailor Dies, Boat Sinks After Collision on Long Island Sound

Math A & Physics Regents Exams Roundly Criticized; Most at MHS Pass

Ten Hommocks Students Suspended: Alcohol, Pot

Surprised Board Calls for More School-Village Cooperation in Wake of Media Response to Hommocks Suspensions

Join a Utility District to Combat Water Pollution in Larchmont?

Ten Hommocks Students Suspended: Alcohol, Pot

Election Results: Selection Committee Announces New Members

League of Women Voters Recommends Longer Terms for Trustees

PD's Help Crush Auto Theft Ring

Town Board: Time to Dredge the Duck Pond?

Walkathon in Memory of Talia Cohen Nets 13K

Hot Classes at MHS Summer School & Adult Enrichment

Teens Invited to Join Larchmont Fire Cadets

It's Hurricane Season. Be Prepared.

Plane Crazy? WRAIN Working to Route Planes More Fairly

Mamk Incumbents, Latimer Run Again; Town Justice Only Contest for November Elections

Ship-Shapes & "Cool" Ideas Unveiled for Flint Park

Violent Brawl at Station. Globe Connection?

Station Project Back on Track?

Rabid Raccoon Followup

School Budget Passes
june features
MHS Class of 2003 Graduates

REVIEW: The Hulk - More Than a Big Green Monster

Village & Town Plan Free Summer Entertainment: Concerts, Movie

Spiritual Health "Not Good, Not Bad" Rev and Rabbi Tell Local Summit

Runners Club Celebrates 1st Anniversay - Summer Schedule

Larchmont Up Early For Harry Potter V Debut

"Sublime" Celebration for Retiring Principal: Fanfare for Dr. Dreier

Mamaroneck Tigers End 20 Game Winning Streak at Finals

Tennis Great McEnroe Coming to Mamaroneck

Hong Kong to New York Sailor Returns to the Hommocks

Larchmont Side Walk Sales: June 18-22

Chatsworth Revue Celebrates 100 Years of Musicals: June 17, 18

St. Augustine Celebrates 75 Years

Larchmont Hair Sylist Lops Locks for Love

Water Monitors Get Wet for Science

Mamaroneck Street Fair Draws Huge Crowds: Photo Essay

Space Camp vs Camp Commando: Dear Sis

Scouts Take to the Sound

Getting All Wet For A Good Cause: Swim Across America is July 19

St. Augustine Celebrates 75th Anniversary

What's Happening at Pryer Manor Marsh?

Summer Sheldrake Ecology Program

Powerful Lyrical Art: David Tobey
MAY 2003
may news
Sidewalks Coming on Edgewood; Parking Permits Still Available

OK for New Rochelle Library Budget

Struggle to Balance Althletics & Environment in Park

MHS #79 in America's Best School List

Libraries Prepare to Bar New Rochelle Patrons

High Housing Costs Turning Away People Who Make Our Community Work

1999-2003: Stable English Test Scores for Mamaroneck?

May 24 Emergency Horns to Sound: Do You Know What to Do?

"WAHOO!" Colonel Reed Bonadonna Back from Iraq

MHS Junior Prom Traditions Trump Reforms

LWV Gives Preliminary Backing to Longer Trustee Terms

Alice Bloom to Receive Major LMC-TV Award May 22

Peter Berendt to Become Director of Special Education

Gap Reopening Friday

Town OK's Next Steps for "Cook's"

CVS Opens on Chatsworth: Some Controversy Continues

"Big Dig" Adding Over 80 Trees to Village Streets

Merchants Propose Banners for Larchmont

Larchmont Run Winners:Garland, Kravis:

Albany Scrambles School Budget:
Vote Moved to June 3, Mmk Gets More $$


Village Passes Budget with 6.5% Increase & $6K for Counseling
may features
  • Victory at Sea! GAII Conquers 154 Year Sailing Record

    Huge Fines For Talking on Cell: Dear Sis

    Pro Tennis Comes to Mamaroneck

    Gun Shots in Mamaroneck?

    Pills: Huge Price Spread in Larchmont

    4th Graders Win for Third Year in a Row

    Students Walking May 30 in Memory of Talia Cohen

    Soccer Travelers Team With Special Olympians

    GA II on Course to Topple 154 Year Sailing Record

    Who Was W.W. Johns? Stories of the Memorial

    Generous Teen Comforts Children Facing Surgery

    June 8: Mamaroneck Fair Celebrates Old & New Village

    Memorial Day 2003: Past & Current Concerns

    Chatsworth Carnival: "A Huge Success" - Photo Essay

    Great American II: Ahead After the Equator

    Larchmont Gardens Civic Assoc Continues History on May 27

    Julian Block Tax Advice: Social Security Gifts from the MAGI

    3 Tall Ships at Mamaroneck Historic Harbor Fair June 8

    LMC-TV Summer Film Workshop: "Make a Movie That Tells A Story"

    Green Hair, Great Eats at Murray Fair: Photo Essay

    Great American II: Sailors vs Squalls and Doldrums

    Photo Exhibit: Larchmont's Leslie Long

    May 31 Tag Sale Supports Habitat for Humanity

    May 20 -21 Rummage Sale at Larchmont Avenue Church

    Award Winning Fillmaker Nicole Gunther

    Seeking Hosts for Russian Exchange Students

    Volunteers Appreciated in Larchmont

    May 19: "Fun in Nuclear Park" by Larchmont Playwright Wanshel

    May 10: Chemical Free Gardening & Compost Bin Sale

    Dancing, Art, Ice Cream & Nature at the Sheldrake

    "Overwhelming" Turnout at 1st Annual Pet Parade

    Red Cross Summer Safety Training for Teens, Adults

    "FAME, The Musical" at MHS May 1, 2, 3

    Dana Reeve to be Honored by Friends of the Family

    My Favorite Destinations: Florence, Italy

    Great American II:Sailors Battle Fatigue
    APRIL 2003
    Local Librarians Fear Effects of New Rochelle Vote

    Controversial Library Vote in New Rochelle Now Set for June 3

    "Bulky" Houses on a Diet? VOL Proposal & Reaction

    Extra "Eyes," Extra Security at Larchmont Train Station

    3 Candidates Run for 3 School Board Seats: Registration Info

    Informing Residents: Town & Village Consider Improvements

    Commercial Property Owners Plead for Exemptions From Moratorium

    I Know A Village Where the Pets Parade: Saturday, May 3

    Larchmont Run 2003: Sunday, May 4

    New Look, Bench & Pergola Coming to Pine Brook Garden

    Planning OK's "Bulky House" Code Changes

    CVS to Open in Two Weeks

    Turrets Returning to Manor Inn?

    New Schedule: Organic Waste Pick-up

    "Signs" of Renewal on Chatsworth Avenue

    Learn CPR in One Day

    NY State School Report Cards Released for 2001-2002

    Ny State SED: Commissioner's Report

    New Village Board: Mayor's New Agenda

    School Board Selection Committee Nominees: Felsher, Parter, Tse

    Latest School Budget: Taxes Up 9.88%

    Latest VOL Budget: Taxes Up 6.5%

    Town Board: Standard Terms for Committees? Parking Curbs?

    Want to be a Sheldrake Naturalist?
    MARCH 2003
    War Knocks out MHS Trip to China

    Tentative Village Budget up 10.9%

    Dispatch from Kuwait: Larchmonter & CBS Reporter Lou Young

    Poll: How Do You Find Out About Town News?

    Nita Lowey: Supports Troops & Quick End to War

    Town Debates Recurring Parking Issues

    Village Elections: Republican Wiener and Democrat McAndrews

    Possible Buyer Would Preserve Much of Manor Inn

    Pellet Gun Incident at MHS

    No Bail for Mom of Abducted Baby

    Prelim School Budget Would Hike Taxes by 9.84%

    Candidates Clash at LWV Debate

    Interview with Candidate for VOL Board of Trustees: Geoff Young

    Interview with Candidate for VOL Board of Trustees: Anne McAndrews

    Still No Demolition Permit for Manor Inn

    Village Board Seeks Streetscape Feedback: Lights & Barrels

    Car Crash Near Mavis Tire May Be DWI

    School District Budget Would Hike Taxes 9.84%

    Mamaroneck Man Nabbed in Drug Raid

    School Budget Would Hike Taxes by 9.84%

    Potentially Dangerous Damage At The Gap Store

    Make That No Demo Permit For Manor Inn

    Town Moratorium on Post Rd. Development

    Brescia is New Town Justice; New Water Plan

    What Do You Think of New Light & Barrel?
    FEBRUARY 2003
    Village Board Discusses Difficult Budget Year

    Manor Inn Not for Sale: Owners Still Seeking Demo Permit

    Hommocks Pool Plans for 2004: Meeting March 27

    Larchmont Killer's Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court

    Town & Village Keeping Up with Melting Snow & Heavy Rains

    "Potentially Hazardous Damage" at Gap Store

    Holding Back Floods in Town and Village

    Ready? Emergency Preparedness in Town and Villages

    School Advocates Fear State Budget Cuts

    Airborne Jeep; Driver Charged with DWI

    New Ice Cream Store Coming to Baskin-Robbins Location

    Multiple Pressures on Village Budget

    Threat Level Orange: Larchmonters Prepare

    Local Schools on Most Improved List

    Schools Need $1.5 Million Extra to Cover Hikes in Out-of-District Placements

    Construction Claims Parking at CVS Lot

    Martin Takes Top Spot at Sheldrake

    Dunkin Donut Bandit Hits Larchmont: $5K Reward

    Board Sends Henie Off to Active Duty with Extra Pay

    Conservancy Seeks Feedback on Flint Park Plans

    Town Intends Joining Greenway
    JANUARY 2003
    Chatsworth Stepping Up Safety Measures

    Taming Storm Water: Town Urged to Join Rgional Effort

    Red Cross Called In to Apartment Fire

    Forum on Indian Point: "Clean Fuel" or "Shut it Down"?

    More Parking, Fields & Water Access Proposed for Flint Park

    Whoops! Sale of Bell Photos Earns $5,600 (not $560,000) for the Library

    Village Dems Start Early: McAndrews, Young & Bernstein To Run

    Town Passes Floor Area Ratio Legislation

    Charge That Permit? Town & Village Consider Credit Card Options

    New Directions for Village Website?

    Abducted Baby Returned to Larchmont

    Caller Targeting Children: Advice for Parents

    Leave Christmas Trees and Tree Limbs at Curb

    Tocci/Bramson Campaigns Cost $791,000
    DECEMBER 2002
    Town Board Still Working on Floor Area Ratio Law

    WANTED: Science Professionals to Judge "Pre-Intel" Science Fair

    Mamaroneck Well-Represented at Westchester County Summit on Teen Drinking

    Elaine Price at Local Summit: Predatory Lending Throughout Westchester

    CVS and Village Sign Lease for Parking Lot

    Larchmont Station Renovation On-Hold: May Not Start Until 2004

    Larchmont Commuters: Prepare for Transit Strike!

    No Recycling on Christmas or New Year's Day

    Town Board Approves 2003 Budget: Taxes to Rise by 5.6%

    Larchmont Democrats Announce New Leadership

    More Cable Channel Changes: LMC-TV Must Move

    Village Board Plans Substantial Fee Increases

    Manor Inn Owners: "We have an accepted offer."

    Manor Inn Steering Committee: Still Pursuing Efforts
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