McLaughlin Announces Juneteenth Ceremonies

Deputy Town Supervisor Rae Syzmanski (left) and Town Supervisor Daniel McLaughlin

By Stephen E. Lipken



Pelham Town Supervisor Daniel McLaughlin welcomed the community to the June 6th Council meeting.  After approval of the minutes, McLaughlin called upon Deputy Supervisor Rae Szymanski for the Flycar Report.


“There were 76 Flycar calls in May; 39 in Pelham; 35, Pelham Manor; one on I-95 and one on the Hutch,” Szymanski stated. “There was a long response time for the backup ambulance; in 1 case, a 9-minute wait, but the medic was responding from New Rochelle, which added the extra time; 47% of the calls were answered in 6 minutes and under; 82% seven minutes and under.


“Dan [McLaughlin] and I continue to work on assessing our Emergency Services, what our future options may be…We received an e-mail from a Pelham Manor resident concerning two incidents that happened over Memorial Day weekend; one where a young girl had to wait to be transported from a Police Station.


“I went back to Empress Ambulance and asked them to research the occurrences; they didn’t have them.  If it came directly from 60 Control, Empress would not know.” 


Next, Councilwoman Lara McLoughlin said the 2022 Town Concert Series will begin on Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm at Gazebo Park with food trucks available, continuing every Monday until September 12 except Monday, July 4th.  In case of inclement weather, call Hot Line at 914-738-6644. 


Supervisor McLaughlin then said the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration is slated for Saturday, June 18th at Wolfs Lane Park from 2 to 6pm.

McLaughlin announced new Probationary Pelham Town Constable-in-Training, John Zoccolillo III, whose father John, Jr. (Chuck) was a Village of Pelham Police Officer  and former owner of Peltown Taxi.  Part of Zoccolillo’s duties will be crossing children at Glover Field, staffing events at the Town House, Gazebo Park plus Traffic and Criminal Courts security.