Gazette Ceases Publication: Donates Archives to LHS

In 2010, the Larchmont Gazette ceased publication. In 2011 the publishers donated all contents to the Larchmont Historical Society, which will continue to make the Gazette archives available online.

All inquiries should be addressed to the Larchmont Historical Society.

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Body of Missing Firefighter Found Near Larchmont Shore Club

On Sunday,  July 4, police recovered the body of James Drago, the Mount Vernon firefighter missing in the Long Island Sound since Saturday, June 26. According to Larchmont Police  Sgt. William Walsh , the body was found by a marine unit from the Mamaroneck Village police at around 9:30 am in the water near the Larchmont Shore Club, in the general vicinity where had had last been seen alive.

Boats moored off the Larchmont Shore Club

According to the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s office, Mr. Drago was identified Sunday morning by New Rochelle police. An autopsy will be conducted on Monday.

Mr. Drago, 49, and a woman in her late 20s (who police have declined to name) had been swimming on June 26 off a boat anchored in the water near a reef known as Hen and Chickens. At around 1 pm, she called 911 to report him missing. From around 1:30 to 10 pm, there was an extensive search deploying police and civilian units from a number of neighboring communities, Westchester County and New York City.

Larchmont police continued the search on subsequent days, but no sightings were reported until today.

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