1. A gem of a village along the Sound Shore in Westchester, Larchmont has been ranked among the best places in the nation to live.

    Beautiful neighborhoods with stately homes, convenient clusters of shops and restaurants, great schools and proximity to New York City all contribute to Larchmont’s national reputation. It was no surprise when Money magazine ranked Larchmont 11th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States in 2005. People who live in Larchmont had known that for years.

    Larchmont has diverse housing ranging from apartments (condos, co-ops and rentals) along major thorofares to gracious single-family homes overlooking the Sound. Hundreds of apartments are clustered near the Larchmont train station, providing a convenient commute to New York City, Greenwich or Stamford. Larchmont’s mix of housing, schools, access to the city and overall lifestyle have long made it a favorite for people of all ages.

    The village is noted for its many attractive parks. The most famous doubtless is Manor Park, a quiet retreat with paths, shelters and a beach along the Long Island Sound. But equally dear to residents are the small parks scattered throughout the villages, many of which include play areas for children. A particular favorite is Turtle Pond Park, where the namesake ponds have delighted children for generations. Larchmont’s youngsters attend the Mamaroneck Union Free School District.

    Larchmont has a somewhat surprising history. At the turn of the 20th century, the village was a seaside summer resort catering to visitors from New York City. Some of the beautiful Victorian summer houses and hotels from this era remain as private residences, while a pair of century-old yacht clubs continue to host regattas, local landmarks reflecting a proud past.

    The town of Mamaroneck, founded in 1661, is one of Westchester’s oldest communities. With a natural harbor adjacent to the colonial-era Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck was a bustling town and trading center long before the American Revolution.

    Mamaroneck, a Native American name translated as “the place where the sweet waters fall into the sea,” owes much of its early success to these sweet waters, with shipyards, fishing and docks all contributing to the early local economy. The arrival of the railroad added a resort and weekend community catering to wealthy Manhattanites. Over time, Mamaroneck evolved into a suburban bedroom community where many residents commute to jobs in New York City, White Plains, Greenwich, Stamford and other nearby employment centers.

    The result has been a town that is diverse in every sense, with housing stock to match. Many of the “cottages” from Mamaroneck’s days as a summer retreat remain, particularly in waterfront neighborhoods such as Orienta Point. Other parts of town provide traditional post-war single-family homes and the downtown area has walkup rentals and multi-family homes.

    The town of Mamaroneck is divided into three parts: the village of Larchmont, an unincorporated area and part of the village of Mamaroneck (the rest of that village being in the town of Rye). The incorporated villages and the unincorporated town all are self-governing. The town provides direct municipal services – police, fire and sanitation – to the residents of the unincorporated area, and recreation, property assessment services and election supervision to both villages. Children attend the Mamaroneck Union Free School District.

    Local recreational resources include a larger waterfront park, public pool, ice skating rink, tennis and more.

    Mamaroneck’s main commercial streets are the Boston Post Road (Route 1) and Mamaroneck Avenue. Local industry is centered along the railroad near Fenimore Road. A quirky vestige of Mamaroneck’s once robust working waterfront remains along Route 1, where a number of shipyards still build and repair high-end sailboats, motor cruisers and commercial vessels. (The Derecktor Shipyard is so well known for racing yachts that it built two 1987 America’s Cup entrants simultaneously – including the winner.)

    Mamaroneck may sound familiar to golf lovers because the famed Winged Foot Golf Club was built there in 1910. The private club hosted a number of professional tournaments including the 1997 PGA Championship and the 1929, 1959, 1974, 1984 and 2006 U.S. Open.

    Westchester County is known for a fast-growing fine-dining scene, but Mamaroneck is home to something far more humble that has been satisfying people’s hunger for nearly a century: Walter’s Hot Dogs. Incongruously located in a copper-roofed Chinese pagoda by the roadside, Walter’s has been selling its secret-recipe dogs and spicy mustard to generations of Mamaroneck residents. Perhaps it will become a tradition for your family.

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  2. HealTheHarbor.com visits 'Midday's With Meg Miller on WVOX/WVIP radio. Mayor Steve Otis and the City of Rye NY is neglecting and covering up the present code enforcement avoidance issues on Hen Island located in Rye NY. Hen Island since inception has not been required to comply with any health, safety, building or environmental standards as set forth in the Rye City or New York State Codes. Just this summer, Mayor Otis, the Rye Zoning Board and the Building Department allowed a new home to be constructed on Hen Island without enforcing many of the codes, which are in place to protect the environment as well as the community. In this case, the owners dig a hole in the ground to dispose of gray water effluents without health department approvals. Water is collected from roof tops with bird feces pumped into homes and used for domestic use. Showering, cooking, washing dishes, ECT... This interview is a short example of the cover-up that continues in Rye today.For more information please visit HealTheHarbor.com.

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  3. Jordan Glass addresses the Rye City Council with regard to code enforcement avoidance on Hen Island in Rye NY. Mayor Steve Otis and the City of Rye NY is neglecting and covering up the present code enforcement avoidance issues on Hen Island located in Rye NY. Hen Island since inception has not been required to comply with any health, safety, building or environmental standards as set forth in the Rye City or New York State Codes. Just this summer, Mayor Otis, the Rye Zoning Board and the Building Department allowed a new home to be constructed on Hen Island without enforcing many of the codes, which are in place to protect the environment as well as the community. In this case, the owners dig a hole in the ground to dispose of gray water effluents without health department approvals. Water is collected from roof tops with bird feces pumped into homes and used for domestic use. Showering, cooking, washing dishes, ECT... For more information please visit HealTheHarbor.com.

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  4. Mayor Steve Otis, the City of Rye,along with Westchester County Deputy Health Commissioner Lenny Meyerson is neglecting and covering up the present code enforcement avoidance issues on Hen Island located in Rye NY. Hen Island since inception has not been required to comply with any health, safety, building or environmental standards as set forth in the Rye City or New York State Codes. Just this summer, Mayor Otis, the Rye Zoning Board and the Building Department allowed a new home to be constructed on Hen Island without enforcing many of the codes, which are in place to protect the environment as well as the community. In this case, the owners dig a hole in the ground to dispose of gray water effluents without health department approvals. Water is collected from roof tops with bird feces pumped into homes and used for domestic use. Showering, cooking, washing dishes, ECT... This commercial is a short example of the cover-up that continues in Rye today.

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  5. On The Waterfront featuring Mr. Floatie a 8' turd who explains the sewage issues addressed on HEALtheHARBOR.com. This web site addresses environmental, sewage and building code violations being perpetrated on Hen Island a community along the shores of The Long Island Sound in Westchester NY. It also exposes the underhanded cover-up of Mayor Steven Otis and Lenny Meyerson both City of Rye and Westchester County Health Department officials to suppress the serious health, building and safety code violations.
    If you are a boater,swimmer or are concerned about environmental conditions in the Long Island Sound or interested in a cover up amongst local Rye City and County Health officials this video and this site is a MUST SEE.

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Hen Island is one of the largest privately held land parcels in Milton Harbor and needs to be protected from the very people that control it, both the private corporate owners, and the public governmental enforcement officials. We will be continuing our…


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Hen Island is one of the largest privately held land parcels in Milton Harbor and needs to be protected from the very people that control it, both the private corporate owners, and the public governmental enforcement officials. We will be continuing our efforts, keeping everyone informed of our ongoing legal battles, to get all governmental enforcement officials to "recognize" the alarming health, building and environmental issues posed. These conditions are accidents waiting to happen, and some that have happened already. Here, you'll find information in the following areas of outrage: sewage, building & safety, domestic water collection, and environmental racism at its worst. We need enforcement that protects every community from pollution
regardless of location. You'll also find a petition to sign, and the opportunity to write letters to public officials. To keep your spirits up, visit the "Fun with their Failures" section. There you will find games, puzzles, songs, videos and lessons for all ages. We
think you'll get a real kick out of an endearing fellow named Mr. Floatie. We believe that no matter how serious things get laughter can always help to heal. Thank you for your interest but most of all, for caring about Hen Island, our harbors, our waters and the environment, that are so precious to us all.

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