Latest news and conversation around the news from Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley.
BloggersSarah Armaghan Nik Bonopartis John Dyer Meghan E. Murphy Timothy O'Connor Matt Sartwell Kenneth Schachter Jillian Sederholm Christian Wade Thomas Zambito Ryan Chatelain Mae Cheng Karl de Vries Nirmal Mitra
Students at Peekskill Middle School have turned the destruction from superstorm Sandy into a months-long investigation of climate change that they will present at a symposium in Florida next month.
Gathered to practice their 20-minute speech Thursday in a middle school art room, the students spoke of how power outages, downed trees and spoiled food made them think more about why two major...Read more »
The election is more than eight months away, but Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster has already drawn her first challenger for the city's top job.
Frank Catalina, a Republican, lawyer in private practice and former Peekskill city attorney, filed paperwork last week with the New York state Board of Elections seeking his party's nomination to run for mayor in the November election.
Catalina,...Read more »
With its cracked asphalt, crumbling sidewalks and stone walls, the gateway to Peekskill from Route 6 -- otherwise known as Main Street -- doesn't do much to instill civic pride. But city officials say they are hoping to change that blighted image and are considering a proposed face-lift along Main Street, from High Street to Hamilton Avenue. The project would add pedestrian-friendly amenities, including...Read more »
After several rounds of layoffs, the City of Peekskill's employees have seen their workload increase so much that the city is considering closing down City Hall an hour early every day to give them more time to do their jobs without distractions from the public.
The proposal, pitched by Acting City Manager Brian Havranek, would close City Hall at 4 p.m. during the week to allow workers more...Read more »