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Today’s 5 Things: Cop Dies, Swastika Found, Mascot Banned, Piano Returned, Hoops Begins

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Even as a community news organization, striving to highlight all the good works and happy moments shaping the character of our towns, sometimes the local news is just damn depressing. Nature of the beast, I suppose. 

That thought crossed my mind when I happened upon the news of the death last week of a beloved Peekskill city police officer, Gregory Jones, at the young age of 48.

Jones, who enjoyed nearly a quarter century of work for the Peekskill Police Department, was the type of cop who became the friendly face of the department, in a community that has faced some struggles with engendering trust between the authorities and the community.

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