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Peekskill Gets a New Chief, Environmental Review Process Ends for Central Firehouse Plan

Five things you should know for today, Dec. 28.

1.) State Environmental Review Ends for Peekskill Central Fire House Plan

The Peekskill Common Council approved the findings statement for the central fire house proposal. Read more here. 

2.) Peekskill Officials Appoint Lt. Eric Johansen as Acting Police Chief

Peekskill police Lt. Eric Johansen was appointed acting police chief during Thursday's Common Council meeting. Read more here

3.) Chamber to Start New Year with Networking Breakfast

The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first networking breakfast of the new year on Jan. 3 at the Harbor at Charles Point , located 5 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. Members from the Microsoft team will be on hand to demonstrate the Surface tablet; new Windows 8 software and phones; and answer questions about Windows Office 365. The event costs $15 with a paid reservation, $17 at the door and $20 for non-members. Click here to reserve a seat. 

4.) Brewery Ommegang Tap Takeover Tasting!

Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown's brewer of Belgian style ales, will be at the Green Growler Craft Beer Grocery, located at 368 S. Riverside Ave. in Croton-on-Hudson, today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will have the following beers on tap for customers to try before they buy: Belgian Pale Ale, Abbey Ale, Rare Vos, Gnomegang, Belgian Independence Day Tripel and Art of Darkness.

5.) Polar Plunge at Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill

Join The Quiet Man Public House & the This Is Me Foundation for their first annual Polar Plunge on New Years Day. Participants will be taking sponsorships  to 'Plunge' into the Hudson on New Years Day with all proceeds going to scholarships for local students.  Interested in participating? Emailinfo@thisismefoundation.com or just come on down to support and observe. The Quiet Man Public House will be providing beverages to keep all those attending warm!! You may also sponsor a participant by visiting www.wepay.com/donations/polarplunge. To learn more about the This Is Me Foundation, www.thisismefoundation.com or 'LIKE' us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/thisismefoundation

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