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Beacon School Board Update May 2008

The Latest update from School Board President Bill Zopf.

Change Is In the Wind

A new hosting service and an upcoming interview with Beacon’s new Mayor.

Revolutionary War Site Threatened by Developer

by Michael Boyajian Few people realize that a major historic site exists in Fishkill. A location sacred to the American Revolution yet threatened by commercial development. A place whose hallowed ground was walked by the very likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette and General Israel Putnam. The site is the Fishkill […]

Hello world, We’re New Again!

Welcome to the new Beacon Dispatch website.

Mayor Gould demotes Sassi; considers further action

Yesterday PoJo reported that Beacon Mayor Clara Lou Gould extended police chief Richard Sassi’s unpaid suspension by two weeks. She also made the decision to demote Sassi to an unspecified position. Said the Mayor in her letter to Sassi: "You clearly have a complete lack of respect for the city administrator, which disrespect led to […]

Hearing officer recommends punishment for Sassi

Yesterday the Poughkeepsie Journal reported on the latest developments in the case against Police Chief Richard Sassi. The City of Beacon hired attorney Michael Kranis to review the evidence against Sassi and make recommendations to the city about next steps. According to PoJo: "[Kranis] concluded Police Chief Richard Sassi is guilty of misconduct and should […]

Dylan favors obscurity over classics at Dutchess Stadium

Had the kids with me, so I couldn’t stay for the whole performance. From what I did hear, the set included some obscure gems from the Dylan catalog. Here’s the full list courtesy of fan site expectingrain.com: 1. Cat’s In The Well 2. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 3. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum 4. The […]

Chief Sassi turns in his badge

POJO’s Dave Paulsen reports that yesterday Beacon Police Chief Richard Sassi turned in his badge, gun, city car, and other effects after hearinbg about additional disciplinary charges from the City that could lead to his termination. Sassi’s attorney, Jonathan Lovett, had this diplomatic spin on recent events. "Quite frankly, the chief is not upset about […]

Funding for New Access Bridge to Dennings Point Announced

by Nell Timmer On Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at a press conference at the entrance to Dennings Point, Executive Director of the Beacon Insititute for Rivers and Estuaries, John Cronin and Congresswoman Sue Kelly announced a $500,000 federal grant that will be applied to the construction of a new vehicular bridge to the Point.  The […]

City to Decide on Sassi Charges

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that a decision regarding Chief Sassi’s disciplinary hearings should come down by the end of the week. Says PoJo, "Sassi faces three sets of disciplinary charges. The first was issued September 2004 when City Administrator Joe Braun accused him of lacking professionalism and accountability in budget discussions and misusing and improperly […]


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