Tag Archives: Peekskill

Westchester BioTech Center Deal Approved

On April 3, 2017, the Westchester Board of Legislators and County Executive Rob Astorino announced the successful agreement to move forward with plans for the Westchester BioScience and Technology Center on the county-owned property next to the Westchester Medical Center. … Continue reading

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Lapolla Little League 50th Anniversary

Lapolla Little League 50th Anniversary, a set on Flickr. On Saturday April 20, 2013 the Peekskill Lapolla Little League held its 50th Opening Day Ceremony. I was honored to be there to recognize the achievement as County Legislator, but more … Continue reading

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Legislator John Testa Announces Re-election Bid for County Seat

On Monday, April 8th Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa announced his intentions to seek re-election for a third term in front of a large crowd at the Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake. Over 100 supporters were present … Continue reading

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Westchester and County Mayo, Ireland Sign “Twinning” Agreement

The Saint Patrick’s Day season was especially significant this year. Once again officials of Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland were here to participate in the festivities organized by the Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. Peekskill and Castlebar have had a special … Continue reading

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Guess Which Solidier is Me

Last April I posted a story about how I came across an advertisement for a documentary film I was part of during the US Bicentennial in 1976 (https://johngtesta.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/strange-how-these-things-happen). The organization I have belonged to since 1969 is called The Brigade … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Emancipation Proclamation

On September 12 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech in NYC at the Park Sheraton Hotel as part of the NY State Civil War Centennial Commission’s observance of the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. He emphasized … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Coalition Creates 2013 County Budget

In an historic moment for Westchester County a bi-partisan coalition of 9 legislators came together to create the 2013 budget that does not raise taxes, preserves the County’s fund balance, provides fiscal stability for the future, protects the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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