Larchmont Playhouse Purchased by Film Lover, Billionaire Developer

A developer has purchased the Larchmont Playhouse and plans to transform the theater into an art house cinema.

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What Can Westchester Learn from Harvey?

Harvey reminds us that the chances of floods in Westchester’s coastal areas are increasing.

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Larchmont Library Hosts Eclipse Viewing

An excited crowd gathered in front of the Larchmont Library Monday afternoon

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Is Your Drinking Water Polluted? New Database Has Answers

The news isn’t so good for Mamaroneck. Tap water provided by Westchester Joint Water Works was “in violation of federal health-based drinking water standards.”

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New Rochelle Gets 250K Grant to Clean Beechmont Lake

The funds will be used to restore the lake’s ecological health, beauty, and water retention capacity.

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Coming Up: Local Earth Day Events: Larchmont, Scarsdale

This weekend celebrate Earth Day locally.

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Mobile App Monitors Westchester’s Rising Sea Levels

A mobile app developed by Columbia University scientists lets you use your phone to check rising sea levels

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‘A Brush with Nature’ at Larchmont Library Gallery

On display in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Library throughout March. The exhibit is free.

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Report Shows Cost-Effective Energy After Westchester’s Indian Point Shuts Down

The lower cost of wind and solar power and many of the clean energy projects started by the Governor in recent years are enabling factors for success.

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Coming Up: How Clean Is Your Beach?

Save the Sound will host a series of “conversations” to discuss their water quality monitoring work in Sound Shore communities of Westchester and how you can help.

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Coming Up: Privatize Westchester County Airport? – Feb 21

A secret deal struck by Astorino with Oaktree Capital Management?

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Removing Westchester Ice and Snow: Green Alternatives

But experts say you can choose to limit damage to the environment in several ways.

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Indian Point Nuclear Reactors to Close by 2021

Two remaining nuclear reactors at Indian Point will be closed down– one by April 2020 and the second by April 2021

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Today’s Snapshot

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Coming Up: ‘Polypetalous’ Exhibit in Larchmont, Opens Nov. 5

‘Polypetalous,’ as in many “Pop Flowers,” is a new show coming to Kenise Barnes Gallery in Larchmont.

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What Trump and Clinton Say About Energy and Climate

Each of their brief comments has been fact-checked by the nonprofit environmental publication Grist and his article is quoted largely below.

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Playwright Edward Albee’s Larchmont Upbringing

The Albee Court Apartments at the corner of Larchmont Avenue and the Post Road were named for Edward Franklin Albee, Mr. Reed Albee’s grandfather

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Turkey Season in New Rochelle

Beechmont area residents in New Rochelle have a new neighbor

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New Rochelle Schools Lead Test Results

9% “exceeded the EPA ‘s action level of 15 ppb,” meaning the lead levels were too high to be safe.

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Teaching Kids About Nature: Enrollment Now Open

Want to show the world to kids?

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Mamaroneck Rain Barrels Are Back, Will Help Prevent Floods

Offered at a discounted price to Mamaroneck residents to encourage residents to conserve water resources as well as to protect water quality.

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Westchester Schools Testing Positive For Lead Contamination in Water

Several school districts in Westchester have tested positive for lead-contaminated water:

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Coming Up: Mamaroneck Clean and Green Day- April 30

“Many of our residents don’t realize that Mamaroneck has 15 parks,”

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Westchester Gets An ‘F’ on Air Quality Report Card

The report finds that we are being exposed not only to unhealthy levels of ozone, earning a grade of “F,” but that data on particle pollution isn’t even collected in our area.

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Indian Point Update: Critical Bolts Damaged and Missing

Inspection shows 25% of the bolts keeping the inner walls of the reactor core from coming apart–were either missing or seriously degraded

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New Rain Barrel Program in Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Residents can use the rooftop water to water plants and lawns and clean cars.

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Coming Up: Larchmont-Mamaroneck ‘Grow It Green’

Celebrate spring at the “Grow It Green” community event

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Wildflower Meadow Project in Larchmont

These native plants are of ecological importance because they support a variety of wildlife

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Lower Electricity Bills Coming to Westchester

Purchase clean energy at a fixed rated from wind, solar, and hydro projects.

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High Levels of Radioactivity at Westchester’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Andrew M. Cuomo ordered an investigation of recent “alarmingly high” levels of radioactive tritium-contaminated groundwater found at the Indian Point nuclear plant

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Is There Lead in Westchester Drinking Water?

For Westchester, most recent drinking water quality studies available online were completed in 2013.

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Should We Feed Westchester Birds in Winter?

Majority of studies show positive effects, especially during severe winters.

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Coming Up: Make Your Own Animal Tracks in Larchmont

On Sheldrake Family Weekend, everyone can learn how to identify common animal tracks and make their own plaster track mold to take home.

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Coming Up: Winter Farmers Market Opens Jan. 2

Every Saturday through April 16, the winter market will feature popular vendors, live music, and kids’ activities.

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Today’s Snapshot

Cherry Blossoms bloom in New Rochelle on Christmas Day

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New Rochelle’s Future: Downtown Plan Approved

The New Rochelle City Council has given final approval to the long-evolving development plan for downtown New Rochelle.

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How Climate Change Hits Westchester

Those of us at home in Southern Westchester have an updated tool for understanding how climate change will affect us.

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Larchmont , Mamaroneck, other Towns Sued For Water Pollution

The groups allege that the county and towns have failed to adequately limit ongoing water pollution

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Mamaroneck’s Otter Creek Now in Westchester Land Trust

The Preserve is the “largest privately-owned tidal wetland designated and protected as a nature sanctuary in Westchester County”

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Coming Up: Composting Workshop, Sheldrake in Larchmont- Nov. 7

Buy an Earth Machine compost bin for $85 and the workshop on backyard composting is included.

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New Farm Pick Up in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Ro, Scarsdale

Farmigo, is now offering a neighborhood pick-up spots at Sheldrake Environmental Center and several local schools.

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Focus on Greenpeace at Jacob Burns Film Center

An inspiring documentary on the early years of Greenpeace

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Coming Up: Fall Festival at Sheldrake Environmental Center-Oct 18

October 18, from 1-4 PM Sheldrake Environmental Center in Larchmont will hold this year’s Fall Festival

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Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers: A Must-See

The new restoration of the spectacular Untermyer Gardens, now more than 40 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Yonkers, is something to behold.

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Mamaroneck Shows Cleanest, and One of Dirtiest Waterways

The cleanest 2015 site was at Taylor Lane in the outer Mamaroneck Harbor

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