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Helpers Needed at Christmas Party for Homeless; Peekskill Schools to Dedicate Paige Health Center

Five things you should know for today, Dec. 4.

1.) Peekskill Schools to Dedicate Jason C. Paige Health Center Tonight
A dedication ceremony will be held for the  Jason C. Paige Health and Fitness Center. Paige, a former attendance teacher in the district, died from a heart attack in 2010. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., prior to the start of tonight’s school board meeting.

2.) Peekskill Common Council to Vote Residency Laws for Chief, City Manager
Peekskill officials moved forward with plans to approve a law that requires that the city manager and police chief reside in Peekskill during Monday’s board workshop.The law would require the manager and chief to move within six months after they are hired. Police Chief Eugene Tumolo was one of 11 city employees who opted to take an early retirement package offered by the city last month. Brian Havranek, who serves as the acting city manager, is unable to serve the role permanently because he doesn’t meet the educational requirements the city charter man for the position.

3.) Police Search for Yorktown Bank Robber
State Police are searching for man responsible for robbing the TD Bank located just of Route 6 in the Jefferson Valley area. Yorktown police said the man passed a note to the teller saying he had a handgun, before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man was last seen heading east on Bank Road in the area of the Toys R Us Yorktown.

4.) Patch's Deck the House Contest
We’ve launched our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country. You could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills, so now’s the time to get your holiday decorations out of the attic and “deck” your house.

5.) Volunteers Needed for Christmas Party(Note: Family resources is no longer taking volunteers due to the high volume of people who have come forward)
The Family Resource Center of Peekskill, Inc. needs volunteers for its annual Christmas party for the homeless on Dec. 22 at the Kiley Center on 709 Main Street in Peekskill. Volunteers are need to help serve food, donate of toys if they can, help clean up, give out food, direct traffic, be Santa Claus or an Elf, etc. The event takes place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., but there is a need for volunteers as early as noon. Volunteers can sign up here.

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