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#19: March 2006

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Editorial: Chief Sassi Should Step Down

On February 8th Beacon Police Chief Richard Sassi filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Beacon. In that suit he claims that disciplinary proceedings pending against him are a response to his criticism of City leaders who have asked for more accountability from the Chief. If the Chief feels he has been harmed in […]

Construction Commences on the Rivers and Estuaries Center

The first in several major steps begins by Jennifer Sipple Over the past couple of years, Beacon residents have become aware of the expanding presence of the Rivers and Estuaries Center now located on Main Street.  Questions loom: will the future Center bring new businesses to Beacon, more job opportunities and higher real estate values?  […]

University Settlement Faces a New Future

by Karen Maserjian Shan Last summer almost 150 kids attended summer camp at University Settlement’s Beacon site. In fact, kids have been camping at the Beacon campus for years. Founded in New York City in 1886, University Settlement began as a means to provide for people in need. Nowadays, the Settlement offers early childhood services, […]

Beacon Police Blotter

Edited by Michael Daecher From January 1 to February 16 the Beacon Police Department responded to roughly 1,540 calls. About 30% of these were traffic stops, some of which resulted in arrest. Others were false alarms. But there were also a good number of crimes involving theft or violence against a person. Some of these […]

The Busy Cook’s Overnight Delights

Three easy dishes for entertaining that can be made the night before by Kristine Nesslar I’m back at work full time and while the dinner parties of the past where I prepared for 6 days are out of the question I’m not willing to give up entertaining completely.  The only solution, other than hiring a […]

Crossing the Adriatic Sea by Kayak

by Ellen Timmer With the Winter Olympics just having ended in Turin, Italy, we’ve all gotten a taste of extreme winter sports.  In local sports news however, local resident Ray Fusco is preparing to depart on a challenging journey in a sport more commonly thought of as a warm weather endeavor.  Mr. Fusco will be […]

The Straight Skinny on Ireland

by Robert Emmett It’s Irish history month again. We’ll be hearing all the old stories about St. Patrick’s origins, and maybe some new ones, as well. Historians differ on his origin, but agree he came from a Roman enclave around 500 AD. That makes nearby Wales a llikely place. We don’t know for sure if […]

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