Dining Out–or In? That Is the Question 

When New York State cleared Westchester County restaurants for phased reopening, Brian Doyle, co-owner of J.P. Doyle’s bar and restaurant in Sleep Hollow, was prepared to move quickly.   “When you get the keys to the car, you want... Read more »

Police Chiefs Talk Protests and Peaceful Co-existence 

Communities across the nation have recently seen the streets erupt in protest against racial injustice, and the mostly tranquil towns along the Hudson have been no exceptions.    Since the death of George Floyd at the hands... Read more »

Money Talks, and His Says Black Artists Matter

Prominent Peekskill business owner Bre Pettis this past June announced a charitable initiative, Peekskill Art Grants, to assist local Black artists through financial aid that helps pay for the promotion and presentation of their work.  Throughout his tenure as a technology entrepreneur and futurist, has lent... Read more »

Council Approves Peekskill Walks Proposal to Create Public Space on Esther Street

Street will be closed to traffic and opened up to people this summer and fall in downtown Peekskill Peekskill Walks’ proposal to create a new public space in downtown Peekskill is moving... Read more »

Rallying the River Towns

  Not since the ‘60s has America seen social activism as impassioned, determined, and perpetual as we have witnessed these past historic weeks.   That tumultuous era’s unrest was to protest an unpopular... Read more »

Peekskill Resident Named Executive Director of the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester

Joanne Dunn of Peekskill, was well aware that her new role as executive director of The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc. would require her to bring all of her experience as... Read more »

Five Local High School Students Awarded 2020 HOPE for Youth Foundation Scholarships

Lakeland, Peekskill, Putnam Valley, and Walter Panas High School Students Receive Awards The HOPE for Youth Foundation awarded five local high school students with scholarships this year at their recent scholarship awards... Read more »

Coping with Coronavirus: A Grim Business Made Ever So Grimmer 

The truth of this pandemic was coming in our door every day.” That is how Carmine Carpinone, the owner of Dwyer & Michael’s Funeral Home, in Tarrytown, concisely captures the grim reality... Read more »

School Districts Partner to Enrich their Communities during COVID-19 Pandemic

Chinchillas can jump 6 feet high, kangaroos sleep 18 hours a day, and for the best sound, guitarists should place their fingers behind guitar frets – not on them.  Those are some of the... Read more »

CHHOP Receives $5,000 Grant from United Way of Westchester and Putnam

The money will be used to purchase food for Fred’s Pantry Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP) received a $5,000 grant from the United Way of Westchester and Putnam... Read more »