News and Events for Larchmont Residents
From the Mayor

Dear Fellow Larchmonters,

It feels as though we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and are slowly beginning to return to normal. As the weather turns colder and we start to move inside more, please be sure to to follow all of the CDC guidelines regarding gatherings and masking so we can all continue getting back to our regular routines.

September was an eventful month! Our return to some normalcy included celebrating Larchmont Day. Although we missed last year, we were excited to be able to celebrate Larchmont’s 130th anniversary of its incorporation as a Village this September. The weather was fantastic, we had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed celebrating the day in Constitution Park. A huge thank you to the Larchmont Fire Department, Larchmont Police Department, Village DPW and the Larchmont Event Team for making the day such a special event.

As part of Larchmont's 130th Anniversary, we were also lucky to have been able to have a live performance featuring the Chamber Orchestra of New York, led by its Music Director (and Larchmonter) Salvatore Di Vittorio. The ensemble presented music by 20th century Larchmonter Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Di Vittorio's own Larchmont Harbor dedicated to the anniversary, as well as music by Gershwin, Puccini, Debussy, Respighi, and film composer Nino Rota.

Last month we also celebrated the 75th Anniversary for Anderson’s. Larchmont is lucky to have such a wonderful, independent book store in our downtown. We are looking forward to more ribbon cuttings this fall!
I am also happy to report that our downtown did extremely well through the pandemic. We have had a net gain in businesses in our downtown and our business district is thriving. We received such positive feedback on our outdoor dinning from both residents and our local businesses that the Village created a new permit option to allow restaurants to have outdoor dining year-round. Our out-door dinning has helped to make our downtown vibrant and a true “destination”.

Larchmont continues to be a leader when it comes to environmental issues and we recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate Kane Park as Westchester County’s first AGZA-Certified Green Zone®. Thank you to the Larchmont Environmental Committee, AGZA, Quiet Communities, and Sustainable Westchester in helping the Village create our Green Zone.  
We are looking forward to even more events in October, including the Ragamuffin parade!

Stay Well,
Mayor Lorraine Walsh
Village Notes
Please be sure to join us for the scariest parade of the year! The Ragamuffin Parade will be held on Saturday 10/23.
The Parade will start at 3pm on the corner of Larchmont and Palmer Aves and continue down Larchmont Ave to Constitution Park where hot dogs will be handed out by the LFD Volunteers/Event Team. 
Committee and Department Updates
Larchmont Environmental Committee

The Larchmont Environmental Committee would like to remind residents, landscapers, businesses, clubs, and houses of worship that for the health of our community and our earth, leaf blowers may only be used during April and from October 15 to December 15. Property owners, landscape company owners and crews are all subject to escalating fines for violations. 

We encourage residents and landscapers to mulch mow leaves, allowing the shredded leaves and grass clippings to fall back into the lawn, instead of blowing them to the curb. The shredded material will decompose to organically nourish the soil and turf for stronger growth. Leaves may also be moved around shrubs and trees or to garden beds and backyard compost piles. These widely accepted practices, already embraced by many residents and landscaping professionals, are in keeping with the guidelines of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Healthy Yards Project which is dedicated to helping residents achieve safe, sustainable and appealing properties. 

Larchmont Fire Depart

October is home to fire prevention week, but fire safety should be practiced year round! This month we will point out key life safety tips of smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
  • Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.
  • Test batteries monthly.
  • Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke alarms at least once a year (except non-replaceable 10-year lithium batteries).
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8-10 years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking
Remember to always call 911 if you have a fire, even if you believe you put the fire out! 
Village Calendar

10/2 Larchmont Arts Festival
10/4 Board of Trustees Work Session
10/5 Traffic Commission Meeting
10/6 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
10/11 Village Hall Closed - Columbus Day
10/18 Board of Trustees Meeting
10/19 Planning Board Meeting
10/23 Ragamuffin Parade!
10/27 Architecture Review Board Meeting

For times and locations of meetings, please visit the Village Website.

Minutes for previous Board of Trustees meetings can be found HERE.