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#20: April 2006

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Editorial: On the Waterfront

Scenic Hudson has been a champion of the Hudson River, guaranteeing that the River that Flows Both Ways will remain alive, thriving, and flowing for years to come. Over the last several years this commitment to the River has also resulted in a more specific commitment to the City of Beacon and it’s waterfront. This […]

Online Update: Progess on Water Pressure

City of Beacon’s council recently approved fourth ward councilperson Steve Gold’s request for a new proposal by the City’s engineers on installing 12-inch water lines halfway up Mountain Road. Gold requested the proposal after discovering from Chief Joseph that installing a fire hydrant connected to a 12-inch water main running halfway up the mountain would […]

Highland Wanderer: Sweep the River Clean

Scenic Hudson’s 9th Annual River Sweep Sets its Sights on Beacon and Beyond On April 22nd, Scenic Hudson will kick off their 9th annual Great River Sweep, a nine-day event that brings thousands of people together—from Manhattan to the Hudson headwaters in the Adirondacks—in an effort to clean up the Hudson River and its tributaries. […]

Beacon Police Blotter

edited by Michael Daecher  This month’s police blotter covers the period of February 15 to March 24. During the month the Beacon Police Department responded to 1317 total calls, 352 of which were traffic stops. A total of 67 arrests were made. What’s the difference between larceny, burglary, and robbery? According to the Merriam Webster […]

Beacon Voices: Abdullah Wajid, Imam

by Michael Daecher Sitting on Main Street, across from the post office, is Beacon’s Masjid Ar Rasheed Islamic Teaching Center. The building serves as a community center and mosque for about 200 Muslim families in town. You may not have noticed the mosque itself on Main Street, but you may have heard the distinctive call […]

Mountain Lane Hydrant Pressure Still An Issue

City pursues options for upgrading water lines by Karen Maserjian Shan Low water pressure in Beacon’s Mountain Lane area may be mildly bothersome for people living there, but a recent house fire in the neighborhood has given rise to serious concerns about the area’s availability of adequate water and water pressure to deal with fires. […]

Comprehensive Planning Update

by Sara Pasti On March 15th, David Stolman and Chris Holme of Frederick P. Clark Associates presented to the Comprehensive Planning Committee the second in a series of two presentations related to the Basic Studies document that will used as the basis for Beacon’s planning efforts. The March presentation included a summary of land use, […]

Wee Play Children’s Park: A dream becomes a reality

by Jack Sine All parents have experienced it when their children were toddlers – the terrifying moment when you take your eye off the little one for just a second and the child puts him or herself in danger. One of my more vivid memories is of my then two-year old daughter jumping into the […]

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