Category Archives: history

Watch the latest OnTopic with John Testa show

Topics on this show include: New Mobile Command Vehicle for Peekskill and Northern Westchester, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley opens N. Westchester office, Anti-drug/heroin initiative established with Westchester County Police with Cortlandt, Peekskill and Yorktown, NY Knicks move D-League … Continue reading

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My Reflections on American Legion Boys’ State

Once again through the process of cleaning and sorting through boxes of saved items I came across a package of material from a very special experience I was fortunate to be a part of as a student at Peekskill High … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013, a set on Flickr. This year the Memorial Day activities throughout my district were especially poignant and significant. It is always an honor to participate in any ceremony honoring veterans and this year the special tributes and … Continue reading

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Westchester Veterans Museum Re-dedication

Westchester Veterans Museum Re-dedication, a set on Flickr. On Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2013, I participated in the re-dedication ceremony for the Westchester County Veterans Museum at Lasdon Park. I was honored to be there not only as Westchester … 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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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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