Letter to the Editor: The Case for Affordable Housing in Peekskill

Dear Editor, Westchester County doesn’t offer the same housing opportunities as it did thirty years ago. Now, between substantial student loan debt and low-paying entry level positions, the majority of my generation... Read more »

Peekskill Police Reform Task Force Elects Chair, Creates Committees, and Sets Calendar of Public Meetings

The City of Peekskill Police Reform Task Force recently met to review its purpose, establish committees, appoint officers and create a schedule of public and confidential meetings. The purpose of the Task... Read more »

Legislators Borgia & Smith Jointly Request Funding for Three Projects in 2021 Capital Project Budget

In advance of the release of County Executive George Latimer’s 2021 Capital Project Budget, Legislators Catherine Borgia and Colin Smith requested the inclusion of three projects. The projects are: $2M for the... Read more »

Harckham Honors Hispanic Residents for Outstanding Achievement

First Hispanic Judge in Peekskill, Business Owners Honored New York State Senator Pete Harckham marked Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 by honoring three outstanding Latinx residents of the 40th Senate District, including the... Read more »

Balter Partners’ Workforce Housing Has Deep Roots in Peekskill 

On Sept.9, Mayor Andre Rainey, County Executive George Latimer and other officials gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new affordable housing project in Peekskill. Strategically located midway between the city’s downtown and waterfront districts, 645 Main Street will offer 82 rental apartments and is scheduled for completion by summer 2022.  In... Read more »

Municipalities Roll-out Welcome Mat for New Business

It’s not hard to find warnings and bad news about the future of small business in New York State. Still, some see a silver lining.   The recent influx to Westchester County of new residents is good news... Read more »

Peekskill Announces Microenterprise Assistance Program Grant Funding for Small Business

Para ver esta información en español, visite www.cityofpeekskill.com/planning-and-development/pages/microenterprise-program.  The City of Peekskill Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP) will provide grants to eligible entrepreneurial, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or... Read more »

Peekskill Police Reform Task Force Hosts Public Meeting on October 1

The City of Peekskill’s Police Reform Task Force will hold its first public meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm with options for in-person and virtual attendance. Chaired by Peekskill Mayor Andre... Read more »

A Digital Time Capsule Captures Art Inspired by Covid 

My father was a historian. He taught me to love the voices of the people who were there at specific moments of history: the diaries of Victorian ladies, slave narratives, letters from soldiers, poetry from hometown newspapers, meeting minutes of... Read more »

Peekskill Remembers 9-11 Heroes

Peekskill residents marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center at their annual ceremony held at the memorial at Riverfront Green. Several hundred people remembered... Read more »