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.
It took me three hours to get home from Harrison to Putnam Valley Wednesday evening because DOT did not do a good job on the major roads in Westchester. I travelled on both main roads and local roads, and by comparison, the local roads were better treated than the Hutch, 287, and the Taconic. Spokespeople need to stop using talking points when asked questions in these matters, they sound idiotic. Sue Stepp from DOT was out of step with reality when she stated, "The best advice we can give people is to keep their traveling at a minimum when the weather's bad." I have news for Ms. Stepp, all of the drivers on the roads were coming home from work, many of whom couldn't afford to take any more time off of work because of last week's storm. The DOT failed to properly salt the main roads for commuters to get home safely. DOT probably got caught off guard by the storm, we all did, but there was still time to pre-treat the roads before slush hour started. View Comment