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The 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade will be held tomorrow, March 12, at 3pm. As Grand Marshal, Rev. James J. Gardiner, S.A., will lead the parade through the streets of Peekskill.
The Westchester County Health Department says watery sewage overflow from Peekskill sewer lines that had been discharged from three manholes located at South Street and Hudson Avenue in Peekskill has been taken care of.
The sewage overflow was caused by this week's heavy rains.
Longtime physician and former Emergency Department Director at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, John A. McGurty Jr., was honored today with the dedication of a new hospital conference room in his name.
Dr. McGurty, who served as HVHC's Director of Emergency Medicine from 1996-2003, has served tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan and as a U.S. Navy reservist and Medical Corps Captain. He has also served as Navy flight surgeon and is due to return overseas later this month for a third military deployment.
About 100 people were on hand for today's dedication ceremony in the hospital lobby to unveil the plaque that will be placed outside the hospital's new Dr. John A. McGurty, Jr. Conference room.
Those on hand included Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster, members of the U.S. Marine Corps, New York State and City of Peekskill Police as well as hospital staff and physicians.
"I am both surprised and extraordinarily humbled to have been selected for this honor," said Dr. McGurdy. "I am also very grateful to our local community for allowing me to serve them and for my fellow physicians,nurses and employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center for their years of loyal service."
Peekskill Police have arrested a city man who they say pointed a loaded firearm on a tow truck driver who was repossessing a car parked in front of his residence.
Cops say the car actually belonged to a family member. The suspect, 22 year old William Bolton, was arrested following a complaint from the tow truck driver. It's unclear whether the car was actually repossessed.
After an investigation, Detectives obtained a search warrant for Bolton's residence and in addition to making the arrest, found a 9mm handgun, several grams of cocaine and over an ounce of marijuana. Bolton was also wanted in connection with an outstanding warrant for failing to turn himself in after he had been sentenced to a year in jail following a previous drug conviction.
Bolton's charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, a felony and 2nd Degree Menacing, a misdemanor.
He's been remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail.
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.
After 15 year old Jordyn Phillips learned that her Mom needed heart surgery in September, she decided to turn the heart-wrenching news into a heartwarming story.
The Peekskill High School student said the thought of possibly losing her mother was a terrifying experience. Her mother's heart valve surgery inspired Jordyn to send a message to parents, "Take care of your heart. You owe it to your children."
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's historic visit to Peekskill.
Today, ground was broken for the interior construction of the Lincoln Depot Building which is slated to become the future Lincoln Depot Museum.
Westchester County Legislator John Testa was joined by County Executive Rob Astorino, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster, Former Peekskill Mayor Frances Gibbs and dozens of others to mark the beginning of the contruction.
The building, which is located near the Peekskill waterfront is the site where Lincoln made his speech before some 1500 people. It was one of his many campaign stops on a 12 day journey from Springfield, Illinois to his inaugural in Washington D.C. in 1861.
It is widely believed that Lincoln visited the City at the request of Peekskill Attorney William Nelson who served with Lincoln in Congress.
During his stint as Mayor of Peekskill Testa was able to obtain the necessary funding to purchase the Lincoln Depot site and facilitate the complete renovation of the exterior of the structure. The lifesize bronze Lincoln Statue that stands in front was dedicated in 2006.
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