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William Powers

Community Advisor

Bill Powers has been an active civic member for all of his adult life. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade Committee. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Peekskill Celebration, and Vice Chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade Committee. He currently runs his own public relations and TV production company, Powers PR Video. He is an Emmy-nominated TV producer, Telly Award winner, and Beacon Award winner. He is also a published writer and photographer and was selected as the 2007 Grand Marshal for the Peekskill St. Patrick's Parade. Professionally, he has held positions at the City of New Rochelle, Cablevision and the Chamber of Commerce, generally with a focus on public relations.

William Powers's Contributions

  1. Street Team Helps Clean Up Downtown Peekskill

    Street Team Helps Clean Up Downtown Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Has downtown Peekskill been looking a little nicer recently?A street team has been sweeping up Peekskill three times a week, cleaning up of all the litter. The program is funded through next summer thanks to a $20,000 grant from Wheelabrator Westchester and contributions from the City of Peekskill and the Peekskill Business Improvement District.The team consists of ...

  2. Peekskill Filled With Classic Cars At Vintage Grand Prix

    Peekskill Filled With Classic Cars At Vintage Grand Prix

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Downtown Peekskill was throwing back the clock on Sunday.The city hosted the first ever Peekskill Vintage Grand Prix which featured car enthusiasts from throughout the tri-state area showing off their vintage wheels. More than 50 classic cars paraded through the streets of downtown Peekskill including Austin-Healeys, MGs, Jaguars, Corvettes, Rolls-Royces, Porches, and ...

  3. Classic Cars Will Parade Through Peekskill

    Classic Cars Will Parade Through Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill be turning back the clock next Sunday.More than 50 classic cars will parade through downtown Peekskill on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an event called Peekskill's Grand Prix. The show is presented by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.Car enthusiasts can expect to see Austin-Healeys, MGs, Jaguars, Corvettes, Rolls-Royces, Porsches, ...

  4. Peekskill's Inn On The Hudson Sold

    Peekskill's Inn On The Hudson Sold

    The Inn on the Hudson in Northern Westchester has been sold, ending a run of 60 years. The Inn on the Hudson, a Main Street institution in Peekskill, had been run by five families for three generations before being sold to Barry Patel. A sales price was not disclosed.“Like the City of Peekskill, we have been through good times and tough times, but we have always prevailed. It was a ...

  5. Westchester County Marks 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

    Westchester County Marks 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

    A series of events will be held throughout Westchester County Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.The county will host its annual memorial ceremony at "The Rising" at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla at 7 p.m. Monday.The Town of Cortlandt and Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson will be hosting a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. at Croton Landing ...

  6. Michael O'Hanlon, 59, Cortlandt Manor, First Responder At Ground Zero

    Michael O'Hanlon, 59, Cortlandt Manor, First Responder At Ground Zero

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Michael Richard O’Hanlon, a retired FDNY firefighter, died Monday at his home in Cortlandt Manor following a battle with a smile on his face resulting from his service at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11 attacks. He was 59.O'Hanlon was a 30-year veteran of Engine Company 68 in the Bronx, retiring in 2013. He and his fellow firefighters from Engine 68/Ladder 49 ...

  7. Game Over: The Stadium Closes After 18 Years In Garrison

    Game Over: The Stadium Closes After 18 Years In Garrison

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Stadium has struck out.The Garrison eatery/sports memorabilia museum on Route 9 announced on its Facebook page Saturday that it closing after 18 years.No reason was given for the closure. The Stadium was known for having such items like the first ever Heisman Trophy, Mickey Mantle's Triple Crown Trophy, a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ring and much ...

  8. Live Music, Food, Fireworks Highlight Hudson Valley Expo

    Live Music, Food, Fireworks Highlight Hudson Valley Expo

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- It's one of the biggest days of the year in Peekskill.The annual Hudson Valley Exposition returns to the Peekskill Riverfront Green on Saturday, August 5, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event features fireworks and a headline performance by Gary U.S. Bonds.“We are showcasing everything that makes the Hudson Valley such a special place to experience,” said Deb Milone, ...

  9. Peekskill Celebrates July 4 With Annual Parade

    Peekskill Celebrates July 4 With Annual Parade

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill held its annual parade to commemorate America turning 241 on Tuesday.The two-mile parade began in front of the Washington Street State Armory. Parade participants included vintage cars, vintage firetrucks, firefighters, pipe bands and Boy Scouts. 

  10. Croton-Harmon Students Celebrate Summer At The Fest

    Croton-Harmon Students Celebrate Summer At The Fest

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Croton-Harmon High School students kicked off their summer last Friday with The Fest, an outdoor celebration at Vassallo Park.The event was sponsored by the Croton Community Coalition and encourages students to have a safe and drug-free summer.Students were treated to a mechanical bull ride, photo booth, dunk tank, food, refreshments, live music and a DJ. Shop ...

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