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#21:May 2006

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Two New Lawsuits Filed Against City

Latest suits highlight animosity between police and City officials by Jeffery Battersby On March 3, 2006 and March 17, 2006 Beacon residents Sandra Tabone and Shannon and Manley Finch filed two separate lawsuits against the City of Beacon and City Administrator Joseph Braun. In the suits, the plaintiffs allege that Braun and the City of […]

Editorial: All Politics Are Local

So many thoughts go through your head on a typical day in Beacon. Why are we still at war in Iraq? What happens if the price of oil goes too high? Why are school taxes going up? Is the police chief good for Beacon? Who is accountable? And none of these questions have simple answers. […]

School Budget and Library Vote Set for May 16th

Proposed school budget marks an 8.87% increase over last year’s double-digit increase by Jeffery Battersby After last year’s double-digit tax increase for the 2005-6 school year, the City of Beacon School District, for 2006-7, is proposing a budget increase of 8.87% or roughly $3.97 million dollars over the last school year. The new budget sees […]

Beacon Voices: Irina Mozyleva, Opera Singer

by Michael Daecher The first time I saw Irina Mozyleva sing was a few years ago at the Alagash coffee house on Main Street here in Beacon. A friend and I saw her perform a recital of traditional Russian folk songs for an audience of about 25-30 people. I could fit the amount I know […]

Book Review: The $64 Tomato

How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune,and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden by Meredith Heuer I opened William Alexander’s $64 Tomato reluctantly.  After finally purchasing my first home, I was about to achieve my long held dream of having my own little patch and I was […]

Beacon Police Blotter

edited by Michael Daecher This month’s police blotter covers the period of March 25 to April 23. During the month the Beacon Police Department responded to 1164 total calls, 229 of which were traffic stops. A total of 63 arrests were made. Why is the blotter edited? Why not show all calls? The blotter has […]

Spring Means Fresh Produce

Recipes for a perfect lunch or dinner by Bruce Beaty Spring is my favorite season for cooking, if only for the arrival of beautiful, bright new produce after the long winter drought of verdant goodies. It’s out with root vegetables, slow-braises and stews, and in with lighter, cleaner flavors, and simpler cooking. There is an […]

Highland Wanderer: Adriatic Sea Expedition

by Ray Fusco & Shane Braddock Shane Braddock is an Australian of Croatian descent and he would be my partner on the first ever unsupported crossing of the Adriatic Sea by kayak.  Our friendship stems back several years ago when Shane and I guided sea kayak trips together in the New York harbor.  I had […]


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