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Prominent Lincoln re-enactor Fritz Klein, who has brought Lincoln to life on the History channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, among others, was in Peekskill Saturday to mark the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's historic visit to the City in 1861.
Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster, members of the State Conference of Mayors as well as other local officials,called on State lawmakers today to put an end to unfunded state mandates that they say are tying the hands of
It'll be a holiday extravaganza in downtown Peekskill on Saturday December 4.
Santa Claus is coming to Peekskill beginning at noon and will be offering rides on his Winter Ferris Wheel to coincide with a full day of family holiday fun.
The City of Peekskill and six other municipalities in Northern Westchester are taking steps to come up with new ways to reduce energy consumption in order to save money.
The municipalities, all members of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC), were awarded a grant earlier this year from NYSERDA to cover costs of the study. Two companies, Ecology and Environment Inc and Blue Springs Energy LLC were awarded a $280,000 contract to assist the communities by coming up with recommendations to reduce their energy consumption patterns.
Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster is taking a unique approach to attracting businesses to the City today.
Foster is taking on the role of a veritable tour guide, and is leading a busload of brokers and developers on a tour throughout the city in an effort to entice commercial developers to set down roots in Peekskill.
Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster is livid after viewing a Saturday Night Live skit which called the City a "hellhole" where people are "rock-eaters and "freaks." Foster said she started getting emails about the skit last weekend. She says the complaints piled up to the point that she decided the city needed to respond. Said Foster, "It's one thing if you were going to make fun of the buildings, but when you make comments that people might think are slurs on them personally, they get a little put off by that,and we're a wonderfully diverse community and it just touches the hearts of the people who live here." The Mayor added, "The skit was in poor taste and insulted residents of two communities, Peekskill and Plattsburgh."
The skit in question was aired February 27 and features SNL's Fred Armisen who plays Governor David Paterson. When the "governor" was asked what he plans to do with his remaining time in office he commented "Well, I'm going to do a farewell tour of upstate New York -- hellholes like Plattsburgh and Peekskill. I'm going to speak at their town halls or whatever abandoned Shoneys they huddle in. I'm going to give those rock-eaters something to cheer about. Those freaks love me up there."
The Mayor said she welcomes writers of SNL to visit her historic city and see first-hand the vast beauty of the Hudson River, the acclaimed artist community and the exceptional quality of life.
Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster says despite a downturn in the economy, her city is continuing to attract new businesses and development. She says construction is already underway at a new Holiday Inn Express that will be located at John Walsh Boulevard and Louisa Street. The location will offer its guests scenic views of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge as well as access to major roadways and mass transit. The hotel is expected to open during the fourth quarter of 2010.
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