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Snow, Farmer’s and Shopping in Peekskill

You may need that snow shovel one last time on Sunday. The last snowy hurrah! before the spring solstice.
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But, spring is in the air downtown this Saturday.

There’s the Peekskill Farmer’s Market making it’s 2016 debut. It will be held not in it’s usual place on Bank Street, but on the plaza in front of the Peekskill Field Library. More info here.
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And don’t miss the the indoor market at the Peekskill Flatz. They have food, pottery, clothing and much more!

Peekskill Debate Info

This was posted on Facebook by a person who was at the meeting where the agreement was made.  Spanish


PEEKSKILL DEBATE FOR NOV. 3, 2015 ELECTION OF
MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL

DATE: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
TIME: 7 P.M.-9 P.M. (Doors Open 6 P.M.)
VENUE: The Neighborhood Center (lower level Field Library); Requesting room 4-10p

VIDEOGRAPHY: Mike Miner of MJM Television & Video Productions has exclusive rights to record the debate. He will post it on the internet and government channel 78. With exception of bona fide news media (eg, News 12, LoHud.com), no individual or organization has permission to visually record the debate.

7 p.m.-8 p.m.
CANDIDATES FOR COMMON COUNCIL
Tina Fischer (R)
Brendon Fitzgerald (R)
Vivian McKenzie (D)
Andre Rainey (D)
Herbert Reyes (R)
Kathleen Talbot (D)

2-minute opening statement
1-minute closing statement
1-minute answer to each question

Each candidate will be asked the same 3-4 questions
Opening statements may be delivered from seat at dais or from podium
Questions will be answered from seat at dais
Candidate may use time in any manner desired (eg, to respond to another candidate)
Coin flip will decide which party delivers first opening statement, then will alternate candidates by party for remainder of opening statements
Sequence remains same for closing statement
First question will be asked of candidate delivering last opening statement and work backwards

8 p.m.-9 p.m.
CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR
Frank Catalina (R)
Ken Martin (D)

2-minute opening statement
2-minute closing statement
1:30-minute response to each question
:30-second rebuttal (for candidate who answers question first)

Each candidate will stand at own podium
Candidate may use time in any manner desired (eg, to respond to another candidate)
Coin flip will decide order for opening statements
Sequence remains same for closing statement

QUESTIONS
Moderator will prepare questions
Audience members can submit written questions by 6:30 on supplied 3-x-5 index cards
Questions will be invited via email, promoted through social media and in PennySaver
Moderator will screen audience submissions to ensure questions apply to all candidates and to eliminate inappropriate questions (eg, directed at individual candidates or expressing personal grievances)

AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE
Please hold applause until the end
No videography of any kind permitted


DEBATE PARA PEEKSKILL noviembre 3, 2015 ELECCIÓN DE
ALCALDE Y CONCEJO COMÚN

FECHA: Martes, 27 de octubre 2015
HORA: 19:00-21:00 (Puertas Abiertas 18:00)
LUGAR: El Centro de Barrio (Biblioteca Campo nivel inferior); Solicitando 4-10p habitación

VIDEOGRAFÍA: Mike Miner de MJM Televisión y Video Productions tiene derechos exclusivos para grabar el debate. Se publicará en el Internet y el gobierno de canal 78. Con excepción de los medios de comunicación de buena fe (por ejemplo, Noticias 12, LoHud.com), ningún individuo u organización tiene permiso para grabar visualmente el debate.

7 p.m.-8 p.m.
CANDIDATOS PARA COMÚN DEL CONSEJO
Tina Fischer (R)
Brendon Fitzgerald (R)
Vivian McKenzie (D)
Andre Rainey (D)
Herbert Reyes (R)
Kathleen Talbot (D)

Declaración inicial de 2 minutos
Declaración final de 1 minuto
Respuesta 1 minuto a cada pregunta

Cada candidato se le pedirá a las mismas preguntas 3-4
Declaraciones de apertura pueden ser entregados desde el asiento en el estrado o desde el podio
Las preguntas serán contestadas desde el asiento en el estrado
Candidato puede utilizar el tiempo de cualquier manera deseada (por ejemplo, para responder a otro candidato)
Lanzamiento de moneda decidirá cuál partidos entrega ra ca primera declaración inicial, a despues se alternarán los candidatos por el partido por el resto de las declaraciones de apertura
Secuencia sigue siendo igual para las declaraciones final.
Se pedirá a la primera cuestión al candidato que entrego la ultima declaración de apertura y trabajar hacia atrás

8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Candidatos a la alcaldía
Frank Catalina (R)
Ken Martin (D)

Declaración inicial de 2 minutos
Declaración final de 2 minutos
1: La respuesta de 30 minutos a cada pregunta
: 30 segundos de réplica (por candidato que responde a la pregunta primero)

Cada candidato se situará en propia podio
Candidato puede utilizar el tiempo de cualquier manera deseada (por ejemplo, para responder a otro candidato)
Lanzamiento de moneda decidirá Para que las declaraciones de apertura
Secuencia sigue siendo igual de declaración final

PREGUNTAS
Moderador preparará preguntas
Los miembros del público pueden formular preguntas por escrito a las 6:30 en suministrados 5 3-x-fichas
Las preguntas serán invitados por correo electrónico, promovido a través de los medios sociales y en PennySaver
Moderador proyectará presentaciones audiencia para asegurar preguntas se aplican a todos los candidatos y eliminar preguntas inapropiadas (por ejemplo, dirigidas a candidatos individuales o expresar agravios personales)

ETIQUETA DEL PÚBLICO
Por favor, mantenga el aplauso hasta el final
No videografía de cualquier tipo permitido

Support a Cleaner Mighty Hudson

BM_4380While this site is usually all things Peekskill, our home shares the Mighty Hudson with everyone. Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson is sponsoring a candlelight vigil this Thursday to promote a full recovery from PCB pollution, and to celebrate our region’s most treasured natural and economic resource — the Hudson River.

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Unfortunately, there is not one at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green, but there are plenty others. Here is a full list of candlelight vigil locations and contact information. All vigils are on Thursday, July 23 and start at 7:30 p.m. (You can sign up officially at the event section of the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson page on Facebook.)

BEACON (Dutchess County)
Sponsored by City of Beacon/Scenic Hudson (Beacon Riverfest concert starts at 6 p.m.)
Location: Long Dock Park, Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
Contact: Jake Salt, 415-378-1658, jsalt@scenichudson.org

COEYMANS (Albany County)
Sponsored by Coeymans Neighborhood Association
Location: Coeymans Landing between Westerlo and Dock Street, Coeymans, NY 12143
Contact: Barbara Heinzen, 646-238-7089, barbara@barbaraheinzen.com

KINGSTON (Ulster County)
Sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing at foot of Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: Kyle Downey, 845-803-6862, kdowney@skidmore.edu

MECHANICVILLE (Saratoga County)
Sponsored by City of Mechanicville/Scenic Hudson
Location: Mechanicville City Dock at Terminal Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118
Contact Jake Salt, 415-378-1658, jsalt@scenichudson.org

NEWBURGH (Orange County)
Sponsored by City of Newburgh/Scenic Hudson (live music and food)
Location: Unico Park at the waterfront, Front Street b/t 3rd & 4th Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
Contact Jake Salt, 415-378-1658, jsalt@scenichudson.org

NEW YORK CITY
Sponsored by NYC Friends of Clearwater
Location: Pier 63 between 22nd and 23rd Streets, at Hudson River, NY 10001
Contact: John Breitbart, 917-612-9353, johnbnycfc@yahoo.com

OSSINING (Westchester County)
Sponsored by Riverkeeper
Location: Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: Suzie Ross, 914-588-6100, suzie.e.ross@gmail.com and Emma Lagle, 914-355-0874, elagle00@gmail.com

SCHUYLERVILLE (Saratoga County)
Sponsored by Village of Schulyerville/Scenic Hudson
Location: Fort Hardy Park, Off of Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Contact: Jake Salt, 415-378-1658,
jsalt@scenichudson.org

NYACK (Rockland County)
Sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation
Location: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 N Broadway, Nyack, New York 10960
Contact: Sister Hope Altkin, 845 358 4601 ext. 32
shaltkin@forusa.org

What’s Up Peekskill? Jazz, Reggae, Punk and More!

Thursday, April 23th

Dan Lavoie
@ Birdsall House@ 9:30 pm

Friday, April 24th

The Flynns
Gleason’s 9 pm

The Levins, and the Lords of Liechtenstein
@ The Beanrunner Cafe 8 pm

Fred Gillen, Jr.
@ The Peekskill Coffee House 7 pm

Adam Falcon
@ 12 Grapes 9pm

Phineas and the Lonely Leaves
@ Birdsall House 10 pm

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The Big Takeover
@ Hudson Room 10 pm

Rangers vs. Penguins – NHL Playoffs, Round 1, Game 5.
— The Rangers are up 3 games to 1. Can we clinch it?
I’m sure on every tv bar in Peekskill  7:00pm

Saturday, April 25th

Least Best Beast, Sad Horse and The Funs
@ Division Street Guitars – 8pm

Glenda Davenport – Vocalist  & Hiroshi Yamazaki – Piano
@ Division Street Grill 7:30 pm

Tom Cobb Trio
@ The Peekskill Coffee House 7 pm

Thunderhead Organ Trio
@ The Beanrunner Cafe 8 pm

Dynomite Di & Destruction
@ Hudson Room 10pm

Sunday, April 26

Sam Levin w/ guests
@ The Peekskill Coffee House 1 pm

Spring Fling
— Crafts, Gifts, Vintage Retail and an Open Mic
@ Beale Street Barber Shop 2-6 pm

AmericaAmerica
@ The Paramount Theater 7 pm

Rangers vs. Penguins – NHL Playoffs, Round 1, Game 6 (if needed).
I’m sure on every tv bar in Peekskill  Time – TBD

Wednesday, April 29

Ladies Night “Unplugged”
with Sara Carbone & Friends Tomas Cataldo and Anne Carpenter
@ 12 Grapes  8pm

Peekskill in the News

Lately some  well respected newspapers have taken notice of our town.

A few weeks ago, March 6, the Wall Street Journal noted our “increasingly vibrant downtown,” and that we’ve “experienced a resurgence in recent years.”

The following weekend saw a surge in business.

Today, April 1, The New York Times has jumped on our bandwagon with a Donnie and Marie reference in the headline, “a Little Country, a Little Urban.” (not sure what that will get us…)

Let’s see what happens this coming weekend!

And remember, Peekskill Rocks!