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Storm Recovery Center Opens and Methadone Clinic Appeal

Five things you should know today, Nov. 14.

1.) Peekskill Officials File Article 78 Against Methadone Clinic Plan 
The Peekskill Common Council passed a resolution Tuesday night to file an appeal to the Renaissance Project's methadone clinic proposal. The move comes after the city's Planning Commission gave site plan approval to the clinic last month.

2.) Peekskill Pawn Shop Moratorium Extended
City officials extended the existing moratorium on collateral loan brokers  an additional six months during Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting. The moratorium was scheduled to end today. The moratorium was established to give planning officials enough time to implement zoning for such businesses and a process to license them.

3.) Storm Recovery Center Opens In Peekskill City Hall
A storm recovery center has opened in  Peekskill city hall for residents in northern Westchester County. Representatives from agencies like the state Department of Finance, the state Housing Authority and the Empire State Development Corporation will be on hand to guide residents and business owner through the recovery process. The center will be open during city hall’s normal operating hours which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Monday to Friday.

4.) Security Exercises Scheduled at Indian Point
Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Indian Point Energy Center during different parts of today , using simulated weaponry. During the drills, people near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out practice scenarios. Entergy will be using “MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems, during the drill.

5.) First-Time Homebuyer Educational Workshop
The Preservation Company and Housing Action Council are hosting a free workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located inside the Richard E. Hayes Building Plaza across from City Hall. The workshop is designed to give prospective first-time home buyers information on the home buying process. Topics include financial & credit overview, budgeting, savings, grant assistance, pre-approvals, steps in the home buying process and how to choose your team of professionals.  Call the Housing Action Council at 914-332-4144 to RSVP.

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