Morning Sirens from Indian Point, Paramount News and a Methadone Clinic Closing

Five thing you should know for today, Feb. 20.

1.) Peekskill Officials Move Closer to Choosing Paramount Manager

 The Common Council gave acting City Manager Brian Havranek the go-ahead to carry out due diligence with the group it wants to run the Paramount, but did not release the name of the group Tuesday night. Read more here.

2.) Hudson Valley Hospital Announces Closure of Methadone Clinic

 The Hudson Valley Hospital Center announced Tuesday afternoon that it is planning to close its methadone clinic in July. The announcement comes at a time when the Peekskill Common Council is in court with the city Planning Commission over the approval of a site plan for a methadone clinic on 3 Corporate Dr. “We proudly operated it for over 30 years, and it took five years to find a qualified partner but only one year for the City of Peekskill to put a halt to the service. It is really a shame that the City has shown this level of bias towards these patients.”

3.) Siren Blasting Over Indian Point

The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a test of the system on Wednesday, February 20 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.   During this test the sirens will sound at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties.

4.) Hen Hud School Board to Host Budget Input Session Today

The Hendrick Hudson school board is hosting an informal session today, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to  give the public a chance to talk about budget issues.  The session is scheduled to take place inside the board room of the district office, located at 61 Trolley Road in Montrose.

5.) Gilda's Club to Make Announcement at the  Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Gilda’s Club Westchester are scheduled to announce the addition of new support groups at the hospital. Check back later today for more on this announcement.


Joe Citizen February 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Mr Federspiel "It is really a shame that the City has shown this level of bias towards these patients" really? Is this not the same bias the hospital showed in wanting to get the program off its property because the clients "hang around" and do not help the image of your facility. People in glass house should not throw stones.
Wendy Kelly February 20, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Good Luck Gilda's Club, you may be out on the street along with the Meth Clinic. keep your funding pouring in otherwise you will get the boot to.
joshua tanner February 20, 2013 at 06:58 PM
I saw the estimate for evacuating the 10 mile radius around Indian Point was 5.5 hours. Nobody actually believes that - so its pretty incredible if not psychotic that that is the working figure in an expensive "engineering" report.


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