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[UPDATE] Officials to Make Paramount Theater Management Recommendations Next Week

The recommendations will be made in executive session during the Feb. 4 Peekskill Common Council meeting.

Update, 6 p.m.: Councilwoman Kathleen Talbot, who is the Common Council's representative on the Paramount search committee, said the group met with one of the prospective theater managers last week and two of them Tuesday night.

Talbot said the three proposals come from entities with ties to the Hudson Valley area and that their proposals are very different in terms of the vision they have for the Paramount.

"Some people will recognize the names, some won't," Talbot said. "It depends on how involved you are in the field."

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The committee charged with helping to choose a new management team for the Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts in Peekskill is scheduled to make its recommendations next week.

The committee, which is made up of city officials, business leaders and community members, finished an information gathering session with the interested parties Tuesday night, Bob Knight, a spokesman for the Common Council, said today.

A recommendation for a new management team will be made in executive session during the Feb. 4 Common Council meeting. The names of the three firms that made proposals will be revealed on Feb. 5.

The center has been closed since October, when the original management team closed its doors after failing to reach its fundraising goal for the year.

Peter Goodson January 31, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Just who is on this committee besides Talbot that will be recommending? Talbot knows nothing except following Foster around like a puppy dog so we should all be very scared about this seemingly rigged process. As more of the truth comes out about the situation we are finding out how Foster is the one who screwed the transition process to begin with. She can't help getting in the way and trying to control everything. She is clueless and screws everything up. She is doing the same thing for police chief. Now I read she has to borrow $3 million just to pay payroll! It is only January and the city is already out of money?! We are in for true disaster ahead.
Pablo Diablo January 31, 2013 at 02:32 PM
"Some people will recognize the names, some won't," Talbot said. "It depends on how involved you are in the field."" That's a pretty obnoxious, condescending comment. And what's with the coy guessing game they're playing? Just tell us the names, you scurvied hacks. Some people will recognize the stupidiy of Talbot, some won't. It depends on how involved you are in the field of stupidity.
Cremlock Dregs January 31, 2013 at 05:00 PM
"Some people will recognize the stupidiy of Talbot, some won't." Most will.
leesther brown January 31, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Jason Angell Mary Foster Brian Havaranek Mikey Morey(former PDCC chair) Kathy Talbot and a special guest appearance by Dr.Richard Becker of Cortlandt..as per Mary Foster he represents thousands of theater goers,and the average family......#you'llsmellthat?!..
Peter Goodson February 01, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Wait a minute!! Is this really the committee deciding on the future of the Paramount?! Angell- Foster's hand-picked failing BID director! Havranek-Foster's hit man and unqualified City Manager! Talbot- Foster's clueless pet! Becker - Dem member of Cortlandt Town Board and failed Congressional candidate! But the one that says it all... Mike Morey- former Peekskill Dem Chair and the architect behind failed Superintendent Judith Johnson's administration who put the district in the sad state it is today!!!! The same Morey who organized the bond committee who got the referendum "passed" to build the middle school that is now falling apart already and was wayyyyy over budget!! So much for hiding any political agenda. Not one independent, objective person on that committee. They had their choice picked before any proposals were requested. A total set-up from the get go!

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