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My Peekskill — # 14 – The Peekskill Pipeline Project: Now’s the Time!

Spectre Energy

Spectra Energy just received the last scrap of permission they need to start building a huge methane pipeline right through the middle of our lives.

Spectra didn’t get our permission. They didn’t think they had to. And they were right.

They believe the fight is over. They think they can now […]

My Peekskill — # 13 – Money! Peekskill! The Future!

On Wednesday I caught up with John Katovich at the Beahive in Beacon. He spoke at “Financing for Healthy Communities and Social Enterprises” during his whirlwind East Coast tour (Beacon, BK Creative League in Brooklyn and the Hartford Capital Summit.) The event was organized by advocates for a better tomorrow (and my friends) Stephen Filler […]

My Peekskill — # 12 – Look! A pipeline!

This one will be a series of vignettes. Because, honestly, I don’t know what to tell you.

Unless something completely unexpected happens, the Algonquin Pipeline will start expanding this week. As in, actual physical changes being made in Northern Westchester, right here in Peekskill. More than 1,000 trees will be cut down in Blue Mountain […]

My Peekskill — # 11 – Two Good Places

This week I’m talking about two good places in Peekskill where two good people are making many good things happen – New Era Creative Space and 925 South. And there’s no earthly reason you can’t start participating in both of them right away. Both of them are within a 45-second walk from The Peekskill Coffee […]

My Peekskill — # 10 – Actual Reality, Bernie, Peekskill

So, this time it’s Japan. Houses being washed away. “Unprecedented” rain. June marked 27 years since NASA scientist James Hansen gave testimony to the US senate, “the first time a lead scientist drew a connection between human activities, the growing concentration of atmospheric pollutants, and a warming climate.” Learn more here. How are those […]

My Peekskill — # 9 – Time for a Louder Whistle

Two things. A whistleblower story and an official letter on official letterhead.

This is a story about serious warnings. It’s a story that takes place 9 minutes from downtown Peekskill. And a story that takes place along a continuous wiggly line extending from Pennsylvania to Canada. And a story that takes place on Planet A, […]

My Peekskill — # 8 1/2 – Brave Noo World – The Interview

As promised, I caught up with Andre Rainey and asked him the questions in my mini interview. I’m presenting some short punchy responses to my questions to give you a flavor of what this idealistic young man is all about. I’m publishing the full interview as an Endnote. If you’d like to learn more about […]

My Peekskill — # 8 – Brave Noo World

Peekskill Oh Peekskill

Welcome to My Peekskill, my weekly column that’s off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush. I’m a new guy in town, and if it’s presumptuous to talk about “my” Peekskill, then color me presumptuous.

Once a week I’ll write about Peekskill. This town is changing, and changing quickly, and I […]

My Peekskill — # 7 – Spanish as a First Language and Cookies

Peekskill Oh Peekskill

Welcome to My Peekskill, my weekly column that’s off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush. I’m a new guy in town, and if it’s presumptuous to talk about “my” Peekskill, then color me presumptuous.

Once a week I’ll write about Peekskill. This town is changing, and changing quickly, and I […]

My Peekskill — # 6 – What’s Next?

Peekskill Oh Peekskill

Welcome to My Peekskill, my weekly column that’s off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush. I’m a new guy in town, and if it’s presumptuous to talk about “my” Peekskill, then color me presumptuous.

Once a week I’ll write about Peekskill. This town is changing, and changing quickly, and I […]