Regardless of whether this is a ploy, someone takes my daughter out of school without my permission, to a free clinic for an exam by a doctor?/nurse?who I don't know, without my permission and give her birth control pills ( putting a chemical into her body), without my permission, deserves to get his rear end kicked. They give my daughter condoms, while I'm not thrilled, I can live with it. You do all those things to my daughter, again without my permission, these people deserve to be charged with assault. Who do these people think they are? The Peekskill School District condones one of their guidance counselors taking one of their students out of school during school hours without the parents knowledge? Please get your heads out of your butts. This opens up a Pandora's box. Have the Tosto's done this before? This needs to be investigated and the Peekskill PD should be involved. This is well beyond worrying about a 16 year old getting pregnant. This has everything to do with parental rights and the parents protecting their minor child from people who think they have the right to exert their beliefs on someone else. This whole thing makes me sick. View Comment
Again, the democrats have shown how disingenuous they are regarding the past. Not a week ago. Ms. Claxton said Don Benett was "picked" by the mayor and had 4 years experience. Cathy Pisani. Being the lone republican on the council at the time had 20 years experience. So Cathy Pisani should have been named deputy mayor based on her seniority based on Ms. Claxton's current reasoning. Do you see now why no one trusts the city government. View Comment
Why was my last post removed? What I said was I had used my name in the past but had gotten 3am phone calls. That I am an independent and not affiliated with any party and vote for the best person regardless of party affiliation. And that I hope this common council does the right thing and allows the duly elected new council to vote on their choice. View Comment
Aren't we all getting tired of this political posturing in Peekskill. Once the votes were counted I assumed that we would try to show a little bi-partisanship and get along for a couple of months. But then the self appointed majority leader takes a shot across the bow with her "I'm really in charge because we are the majority and the mayor is really only a figurehead". (Drew, remind Mary of that please). Now the dems are trying to dump a judge who's done nothing but his job the last 25 years. Darren, of course people are going to complain. He puts them in jail when the facts warrant. Bill Maher has been an asset to Peekskill since he's been appointed. PLEASE, do not let politics get in the way. Have a little class on this one. If the council that has been duly elected for the coming term votes Mr. Johnson as the new judge, so be it. But don't allow this very important appointment be done by those walking out of the door. View Comment
I'm confused by your censorship. You deleted a comment I made about the lack of coverage of the final graduation and final day of Assumption School. A school that has been an intregal part of the city for 107 years. It was neither vulgar or rude. Quite confusing. View Comment
The dedication of the people who run the Lapolla little league is astounding. Thank you Dixie, Chris and John for your help in keeping this most important youth activity going, even if your kids have moved on to high school and college. You do this selflessly and with your hearts. I'm one parent who appreciates what you do year after year after year. For all those parents who complain their kids have nothing to do and are bored, sign them up and keep Lapilla going another 50 years. View Comment
Really, with all the crap going on in this country and around the world, who cares. Tell me the soldiers that are in Afganistan are coming home and they'll be in Greenwich, we will be there to welcome them home. View Comment
Why should the chief have to live within the city? Most cops I know do not live in the city/town they work it to preclude conflicts of interest. If they live within 15/20 minutes of Peekskill that should suffice. The other part of that is by the time you get to be considered as a chief, you are already raising a family wherever you have settled. Now you have to pick up and move the family within the city limits? Does not seem fair. Because most people do not want to uproot their families it will cut down on available qualified candidates. View Comment
So I read today that St. Patricks Cathedral had their bronze doors removed for cleaning as part of a $175 million makeover. Let's see, clean bronze doors or the education of the next generation. I see where the archdiocese interests lie... Next time the collection basket comes around for the archdiocese, think twice. View Comment
This is only partially true. Let's look at the whole story. Ms Davies states that teachers would be relocated. In reality the 250 teachers from the closed schools would be placed on a list for rehiring in other schools and based on seniority be offered positions in other schools as they become available..But with the closure of these schools who would be hiring? As for the students, they will not be transferred to other parochial schools. The parents would have the option of going to another school. But where would Assumption students go? Could all 200 students be absorbed into the closest school, st Columbanus? Im thinking no since that school has about 200 students of their own. St Augustines in Ossining already has a waiting list for some classes and they are expected to absorb the kids from St. Theresa's in Briarcliff. The reality is that most kids will go to Peekskill public schools where they will have to absorb almost 200 kids with no increase in tax collections. Will they have to reopen Uriah Hill?
The Archdiocese is blowing smoke up our skirts.
Is it a coincidence that these schools have been closing as the Archdiocese has been paying out millions of dollars settling the lawsuits from the pedophile priest scandals? The kids lose a second time. They have said this is the last round of closures, of course that is until they cut and close again. They have failed the children and for that they should be ashamed. View Comment
Who will have to absorb the 225 children left without a school? Does Peekskiil have the room? Will Uriah Hill have to be reopened to accomodate the extra students? Where will the teachers and aides find employment? Not only the Assumption school employees, but the other 300 teachers and aides from the other schools.
These questions need to be answered.
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I'm confused. I just drove past the station on the corner of welcher and Washington, the gas station and annsville and the shell on north division and all had gas. I think this is and old story. Have to keep up. People need this info. View Comment