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#18: February 2006

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Editorial: Too much (development), Too Little (planning), (But it’s still not) Too Late

Spend a few minutes here on the Beacon Dispatch web site and you’ll discover that there’s a minor furor going on with regard to the City’s recent million-dollar pseudo-bond, which resulted in 500 hundred residents signing a petition to put the bond to a referendum. There’s also a continuing debate about the development/salvation of the […]

Mi-Ro’s Closes – The End of an Era

Beacon’s last old blue collar bar fades away by Jack Sinephotos by John Fasulo In the fifties and sixties when Beacon’s dye plants, hat factories, and rubber fabricators were booming, beer ran down Main Street from Fishkill Creek to the Newburgh/Beacon ferry slip like a frothy tributary of the mighty Hudson River. Back in that […]

Master Plan Update

by Sara Pasti Since July 2005 Beacon’s Comprehensive Master Plan Committee has met on a monthly basis to discuss issues related to the master planning process and to organize the community input phase of the planning process. During the same time period, Beacon’s planning consultants have been developing a Basic Studies document that describes Beacon […]

Officer Sues City Over Discrimination

Lawsuit challenges nepotism law Beacon Police Officer Richard Sassi, Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Beacon after being denied a promotion in the Beacon Police Department. Sassi is suing the City of Beacon, Mayor Clara Lou Gould, City Administrator Joe Braun, and six city councilman, alleging he was denied the promotion […]

When a Bond Is Not a Bond

Possible referendum and current City council leaves the future unclear for Hiddenbrooke by Jeffery Battersby Just prior to the end of its last session, the Beacon City Council voted to approve a $1 million bond, to allocate funds for the purchase of the Hiddenbrooke property on De Puyster Avenue. The property is currently owned by […]

New Year, New Council, New Agenda

Master Plan, Tioranda Bridge, and relationship with police department top agenda for 2006 by Jeffery Battersby November’s election brought about significant change to the Beacon City Council, putting new council members in each of the four wards and adding one new member to an At-large position. The Dispatch sat with members of the City Council […]

Interview: Carole Rowley

by Charles R. Smith Jr.  My family used to go camping and had an autoharp, it’s like a zither- a guitar where you don’t have to do anything- and we would take it camping and my parents loved all the folk songs from England and we’d sit around the campfire and all the neighbors would […]

Highland Wanderer: Fishkill Ridge Trail to the (hopefully!) frozen falls

Difficulty: Easy Appx Distance/time: 1.4 Miles 45 – 75 minutes depending on conditions. Trail Markers: W Hike type: Out and back Low/High Points: 450’/800’ NYNJ Trail Map #: 102 Of Note: Enjoyable streamside trail that ends at a waterfall. The falls are especially beautiful if the weather has been cold enough to freeze them. This […]


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