BOCES Vote, Bridge Openings and Presidential Debates

Here are five things you need to know today, Oct. 3.

1. Peekskill School Board Approves $16.9M BOCES Project

The Peekskill school board passed a resolution Tuesday authorizing the  Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)  to move forward with a $16.9 million project to redesign its therapy pool, and replace HVAC units, roofs and fire alarm systems in its buildings. Peekskill schools district is the first district to vote on the project, which must be approved by all 18 BOCES member districts before it can proceed. Check back later today for a full story.

2. AMVETS Bridge Opens

The long awaited completion of the AMVETS bridge's rehabilitation project on the Taconic State Parkway is here. State officials held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that more than a month ahead of schedule the northbound bridge would reopen to traffic. Check out our video from Tuesday's press conference on Patch today.

3. First Presidential Debate

The first of three televised presidential debates between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be begin at 9 p.m. tonight.

4. Book Babies at the Field Library

Book Babies, an interactive program held at the library for babies to 3-year-old and their caregivers, is being held today at 11 a.m. inside the Field Library in Peekskill. The event will feature stories, songs, fingerplays and play time.  Registration isn’t required to attend.

5. "Hen Hud Library to Screen "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library will host of screening of the movie “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” at 1:30 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 4. The movie, which stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor, is rated PG-13 star and is being shown as part of the library's weekly matinee series.


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