Kyle Troy of the Marine Education Center hosts an LMCTV series on Long Island Sound. Photo Credit: Provided/ LMC-TV
Back-to-school backpacks courtesy of state Sen. Jamaal T. Bailey. Photo Credit: Provided
Coding camp in Scarsdale Photo Credit: Provided

Around The Towns: Waterfront Series, School Backpacks, Coding Camp, Floating Billboards

Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Television is airing a four-part educational web series about the Long Island Sound. The series highlights the beauty of the Sound, educates the Sound Shore community on the environment’s biodiversity and inspires youth to learn more about the natural wonder right in their backyard. The program is hosted by award-winning Marine Biologist and Naturalist Kyle Troy of the Village of Mamaroneck’s Marine Education Center.

The four-part series is a "must watch” for coastal communities with eco-minded families, boaters, and fishermen who want to learn more about the Long Island Sound.

The series can be viewed on LMCTV’s website at www.lmctv.org as well as the station’s Facebook page. Last week's first part is accessible by clicking here www.facebook.com/lmctv1. It also is being broadcast on LMCTV’s channels 75 Optimum and 36 Verizon/Fios.

Back to School with Senator Bailey

Senator Jamaal T. Bailey hosted his annual Back to School event. He provided over 500 students with bookbags and supplies for the start of the new school year. In addition to the school supplies, the event featured various organizations that provide services to parents such as after school programs, tutoring services, and activities for students.

"Students should have the essential materials they need to be ready for the school year. I am glad to be able to provide supplies and bags to students in the 36th District," Bailey said.

This year's back-to-school event was sponsored by Spectrum, Tru 31, Target and Montefiore.           

Elected Officials Tour Scarsdale Coding Camp

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Scarsdale Deputy Mayor Jane Veron visited the Code Heroes - Learn to Code, Change the World with The Digital Arts Experience and AT&T to address the young participants on the importance of girls engaging in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and career path. 

The two week-long program held at The Digital Arts Experience (DAE) is the region’s only free coding program for underserved middle school, students. In addition, Feiner and Veron toured the program during which students and teachers demonstrated what the young students have learned during the experience and demoed their final projects, which focused on curbing cyberbullying and promoting online safety through technology. 

Also touring the program’s demo day in Scarsdale was Amy Kramer, president of New York AT&T, Symra Brandon on behalf of Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Tim Foley on behalf of state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Rob Kissner, founder & president of DAE.          

No More FLOATING Billboards

Who knew this was a problem?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation sponsored by state Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried prohibiting boats from operating, anchoring or mooring in the navigable waters of New York State, including the Hudson and East Rivers, while operating a digital billboard or a billboard that uses flashing, intermittent or moving lights.

Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, said: "Billboards belong in Times Square, not in the middle of the Hudson and East Rivers. These floating billboards are a dangerous distraction to drivers, boaters, and pedestrians, not to mention an eyesore. New Yorkers deserve to have a respite on our waterfront from the barrage of modern life."