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Belated Larchmont Halloween This Friday; Polling Locations Open Throughout Larchmont, Mamaroneck

Updates from the Town of Mamaroneck and Villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck.

 

From the Village of Mamaroneck:

Elisabeth Radow, Larchmont/Mamaroneck League of Women Voters (LWV) president, has confirmed that all polling locations in Larchmont, Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Mamaroneck (including Rye Neck) are open for people to vote in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you need to confirm your polling location, call the County Board of Elections, at 914-995-5700.

Harbor Island Fields are open and ready for play.  However, all programs in the Harbor Island Pavilion are suspended while we clean and fix the building.

Con Edison is working with the village and is continuing their efforts to restore all homes and neighborhoods.  Right now, approximately 1,300 homes and businesses remain without power around the entire village, which means about 15 percent of the village is left without electricity. Con Edison crews will continue to work for several more hours today. 

We have made significant progress with restoration of power with large portions of Orienta, Rushmore and Bleeker Avenues.  Continuing efforts will proceed along the lateral lines on the side streets.  We are continuing to work with Con Edison on restoration efforts throughout the village including Birch Hill, The Knolls, Old White Plains Road and Highview Street, Kassel Court, Shore Acres, Soundview Drive, Beach and Melbourne Avenues, Flagler, Bleeker, Orienta, and Rushmore, along with many other locations.

Con Edison noted there were approximately 5,600 damaged locations around Westchester.  They have brought in nearly 1,500 crew-persons from across the United States to help with the restoration.  The crews need to work on a rotating basis so they do not over-exhaust, injure or kill themselves due to the high voltage they are working with and near. People should be aware that Con Ed’s map of power restorations is not always updated timely, as it is mainly a public relations tool and not a real-time status tracker.  It sees if the mains are re-energized, not if people do or do not have electricity in our homes.

The Village of Mamaroneck has approximately 150 damaged-wire locations, whereas we only had about 5 to 10 with Hurricane Irene.  The degree of damage in the village from Hurricane Sandy is estimated to be between 15 to 30 times as severe as Hurricane Irene.  This is a major disaster we recovering from.

The village has been working straight through at our offices since last Sunday, Oct. 28.  Since the storm ended, we have been working on a daily basis on storm recovery efforts, and have been driving around in the field on a daily basis to make sure Con Edison’s updates and assessments are accurate and we are not missing anything. 

At this time while 85 percent of the village has their electricity back on, the remaining 15 percent of the Village are very important to us, if not more so, because we know that residents like you are in a more severe situation.  We are continuously requesting more crews, and doing everything we can to maximize the effectiveness of the ones we have on hand.

The Town Senior Center at 1288 Boston Post Rd. will remain open tonight as a shelter and warming center, and people in need can stay overnight if need be. 

Hampshire Country Club has heat and electricity, and has invited anyone from the Mamaroneck and Larchmont communities in need to stop in for a hot shower, food or to charge cell phones, and has limited availability for overnight cots.  They are located at 1025 Cove Rd. in Mamaroneck.

Weather for the next three days, including the projected Nor'easter is as follows from the National Weather Service (NWS):

 

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph.

Wednesday: Rain, mainly after 9 a.m. High near 43. Windy, with a northeast wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 pecent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain before 2 a.m., then rain and snow. Low around 36. Windy, with a north wind 21 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: Periods of rain. High near 45. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night Rain likely before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

 

Town of Mamaroneck (from the town's website): 

The Town has gone from 70 percent without power to a restoration of almost 70 percent of homes. Only seven roads remain closed.

Even if you don't see Con Ed crews working in the Town it doesn't mean that progress is not being made. Many Con Ed staff are working offsite to repair major feeder lines to restore power.

If you notice that your neighbor's power has come on and yours still has not please call Con Edison as soon as possible at 1-800-75 CONED. Con Ed needs to know what individual homes are still out after the feeder lines have been repaired to make a full restoration.

The Town of Mamaroneck's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will reopen on Tuesday Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. Residents with questions about the storm cleanup and power restoration issues can contact the EOC.

Please note: the new contact number is (914) 381-7810

The overnight ban on street parking in the Town of Mamaroneck is being waived through Friday, Nov. 9 to assit residents during the Storm Sandy cleanup operation.

Village of Larchmont (from the village's website):

The 2013 Parking Permit sale days of Nov. 7 and 8 have again been canceled due to the potential arrival of another nor’easter this week. Parking patrons are invited to bring in, or mail, their applications to Village Hall, between now and Dec. 14.  The Clerk’s Office will be opening at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Nov. 14 to provide parking patrons with an opportunity to purchase their permits before they leave for work.  Please note that Village Hall will be closed on Nov. 6 and Nov. 12.

Due to popular demand, Halloween Trick-or-Treating will take place in the Village of Larchmont on Friday, Nov. 9 between 4-6 p.m. Parents—in light of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and whatever potential storm may hit us this week—please be sure to have an adult accompany your children while they trick-or-treat this year.

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