News and Events for Larchmont Residents
From the Mayor

Welcome to the inaugural digital edition
of Our Village !

Happy Autumn Larchmont Residents! The Village now has a Constant Contact account and will be sending out Our Village regularly, as well as periodic email updates when there is important news or event information to share. You’ve received this because you already signed up (good job!), but may I ask that you let your friends and neighbors know to sign up too? Thanks!

I thought for the first edition I’d do a look back at the last 6 months in Larchmont. Quite a lot has happened since April Fool’s Day…

On the event front, we had great weather for the annual Larchmont-Mamaroneck Memorial Day Parade , an incredible number of runners came out for the Sprint to Flint Races, our youngest residents were entertained by Marcia the Moose, the 4 th of July races were awesome as always (and not as hot as last year) and we ended summer with the 4 th Annual Larchmont Day to celebrate our 128 th birthday as an incorporated village.

Downtown we welcomed Bango Bowls, Taaru Majeure, Mixed Enerjy, Route One and Avon Coffee Shop, celebrated the 10 th anniversary of Bread & Cocoa and saw Circle 7 Framing and Groove settled in their new ‘forever’ homes. At 1912 Palmer Avenue, “the burned-down building”, rebuilding has begun and, after some unanticipated extra work shoring up the two adjoining buildings, they are back on track. I expect it won’t be long before we are able to see a skeleton rising up behind the plywood wall. And recently I had the pleasure to meet with Charles Cohen, the owner of the Larchmont Playhouse Theater. The Playhouse is moving along and Charles shared his excitement for the progress being made on the interior construction details and theater designs.

On parking, we put into action some of the recommendations made in the downtown parking study completed last year. Palmer Avenue and Boston Post Road parking permit districts were created, we added some new merchant permit options and instituted an across-the-board senior citizen discount for Village residents. The parking consultants’ main recommendation, for paid on- and off-street parking, is now being considered. Finally, new, more clearly-worded signs have been placed in the train station parking lots and we plan to replace all other lot and parking wayfinding signs in the near future.

I am happy that we have an opportunity to work with the owner of a property in the heart of our downtown to thoughtfully develop a derelict property and bring added public amenities to the village. This proposed project, Centro Larchmont, is just beginning to make its way through the essential public review process and, as this continues over the coming months, the Village will rely on all necessary qualified consultants and land use boards to make this a win-win for Larchmont.
All around town there has been lots of activity in our parks and public roads. We started the Trees-4-Larchmont program (see more below), celebrated the grand opening of the NEW Turtle Park Playground, and went out to bid for the renovation of Constitution Park. In Pine Brook Park, as part of our commitment to a walkable Larchmont, new steel stairs were built to connect the Coolidge Street neighborhood to the park and downtown shopping. And have you noticed flags, colored markings and plywood covered holes in Flint Park? Those are signs that the Village DPW is preparing to replace a broken water main that services Flint A and B fields. This project is part of a larger initiative by the Village Parks and Trees Committee, working with the Flint Park Conservancy, to rejuvenate and re-imagine some of the existing elements of this glorious waterfront park, such as the playhouse, paddle tennis courts and nature trails.

To the more mundane, yet no less important, aspects of Village life, we restored 5570 feet of curb, replaced 1250 square feet of sidewalk and paved 4350 feet of road. All the traffic lines, cross walks and bike lane markings have been repainted. New sharrow markings will be painted to highlight a route for students to use biking from the Manor to Hommocks Middle School. And we managed to make Larchmont even more welcoming with restored Neptune sculptures and new signs at 4 of the entrances to the Village.

Lastly, at Village Hall we continue our inexorable march into the 21 st Century with our first ever on-line tennis clinic sign-ups! Coming soon…. on-line parking permit sales and water bill payments. Porro et sorsum!

If you are still with me, please use the links at the bottom of this newsletter to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And remember to spread the word to sign-up for Constant Contact emails.

See you next month,
Mayor Lorraine Walsh
Committee Updates
Parks and Trees
This spring, Trees-4-Larchmont instituted a public challenge to encourage public and private tree planting to restore our aging and disappearing tree canopy. The VoL Parks and Trees Committee with the help of DPW, planted a record number of a total of 39 trees in parks and on streets. 50 trees were planted on private property in the community. The challenge continues into the fall with the goal of planting 11 more trees on Village property and 50 more trees on private property to reach the total of 50 public and 100 private trees planted in 2019. 
The Parks and Trees Committee also been engaged in Park renovation with Village partners such as the Friends of Larchmont's Parks, The Turtle Park Project and Flint Park Conservancy. Look for the groundbreaking for the long-awaited rebirth of Constitution Park in October.
Beautification Committee
The Larchmont Beautification Committee will sponsor Larchmont in Bloom in the Fall of 2020. Awards will be given for the front yard view of residential and commercial gardens. Watch for details.
Arts Committee
Please join us on October 5 from 12-5 in Constitution Park for the Larchmont Arts Festival and support our local artists!
Larchmont Fire Department Volunteer Event Team
The LFD Volunteer Event Team is a new and exciting team that does special events around the Village. It's a great team to be involved in. The Event Team does around 8 events a year. It's a wonderful place to make new friends. Open to all ages 16-75. Don't delay - join today! Contact Bubba Fanelli at 914 403 2387 for more information and to get off the sidelines and join the team.
Larchmont Environmental Committee
The Mamaroneck Avenue School Green Tigers are hosting the movie, Chasing Coral, on October 17th at 6 pm at MAS. Chasing Coral reveals our stunning underwater world and documents the disappearance of our coral reefs.

The St. Augustine Parish is introducing the Houses of Worship Green (HOW Green) Sustainable Sunday Film Series with a short clip from A Beautiful Planet and the two short films, one with Greta Thunberg and the other about Laudato Si', Pope Francis' message to the world about caring for our common home. In Kenny Hall, auditorium in school building on Larchmont Avenue, 3:30-4:45pm on Sunday, October 27. Please join us! 
The Recreation Committee had a busy summer!
– There was fantastic participation in the spring tennis and pickleball clinics. 
– Preschool age kids had a visit from Marcia the Moose at the Flint Park Playhouse at the end of the school year. 
– Over 800 runners raced through the Manor in the Sprint to Flint Race and Fun Run in June. 
– The Fourth of July races enjoyed a nice day and was zero waste for the first time this year!

Fall will be just as exciting... Don’t miss the Rag-a-muffin parade which will move to Sunday this year.  Ahead of the the parade Recreation will once again organize window painting with the help of our local merchants. Fall pickleball and cardio tennis clinics begin this week and paddle ball will begin at the end of October. 

Please be sure to sign up for the recreation email blasts and if you are interested in volunteering for Recreation, please send an email to [email protected] 
Historic Preservation Task Force
Larchmont has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Preservation League of New York State to help fund a historic-preservation survey of the Village. The survey, scheduled to begin in November, will document the private homes, municipal buildings, and neighborhood districts that might be considered for preservation. 
The Historic Preservation Task Force (HPTF) was established in 2017 by the Larchmont Village Board of Trustees and Mayor. The primary goal of the HPTF is to research historic-preservation legislation and resources, identify Larchmont’s “features and objects” of historic interest and value, and to make recommendations regarding historic preservation in Larchmont to the Village Board. The results of the survey will provide the Board with essential information for determining whether to consider legislation that would help protect the architectural character and historic legacy of Larchmont.
A public event is being planned for early November for residents to meet the firm that will be conducting the survey and to learn about how the survey will be conducted. Details about the event will be posted on the Village website and in the next Our Village newsletter.
Information on Early Voting

Early voting has arrived in New York State and the Town of Mamaroneck is one of the communities selected to have early voting.

Who can vote early: All registered voters

When can I vote early: Early voting in NYS will begin Saturday,October 26 and end Sunday, November 3. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

Where can I vote: Town Center, 740 west Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck

Days and hours of early voting:
Saturday, and Sunday, October 26 and 27: 12pm to 5 pm
Monday October 28: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday October 29; 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday, October 30: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday, October 31: 12pm to 8pm
Friday, November 1: 8am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3: 12pm to 5pm
Village Calendar
10/2 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
10/5 Larchmont Arts Festival
10/7 Board of Trustees Work Session
10/10 Larchmont Environmental Committee Meeting
10/14 Columbus Day - Village Hall Closed, No Sanitation pick up
10/15 Planning Board Meeting
10/18 Beautification Committee Meeting
 10/20 Raggamuffin Parade (rain date 10/27)
10/21 Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
10/30 Architectural Review Board Meeting
10/31 Halloween - have fun trick or treating!
For times and locations of meetings, please visit the Village Website: