The Latest Town News in Peekskill, Cuchanan, Cortlandt, Mount Vernon, and Yonkers

PEEKSKILL—Some city residents are uneasy about plans by The Renaissance Project, a local drug-abuse treatment organization, to build a methadone clinic on Peekskill’s border with Cortlandt. More than 675 people signed a petition to block the construction in what critics of the project call a redeveloping neighborhood.

BUCHANAN—The Nuclear Regulatory Commission directed Entergy Corporation, the company that owns the Indian Point nuclear power plant, to upgrade its fire-control systems throughout the facility. The regulators concluded that the current system would not respond to a fire emergency quickly enough.

CORTLANDT—Residents anticipating a Walmart Supercenter across from the Cortlandt Town Center will have to make do with the Walmart they already have. The owners of the 33-acre site, where the new store would have been constructed, sold the property, and its new owners aren’t interested in a “Super Walmart.”

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MOUNT VERNON—Nurses from Mount Vernon Hospital picketed outside the beleaguered medical facility, protesting their working without a contract for two years.

YONKERS—The city’s cash-strapped school district is planning to lease a defunct Catholic school on North Broadway to increase its capacity to handle a spike in enrollment. It would be the second parochial school leased by the city.

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

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Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

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