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#26: October 2006

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Editorial: Transparency and Truth

On September 26th the Beacon Dispatch learned that we were under investigation by our Internet Service Provider (ISP) for possibly violating our Acceptable Use Policy. According to our ISP someone had contacted them stating that the Beacon Dispatch website, and more specifically last month’s editorial, included anonymous postings that were, “…offensive, defamatory, and malicious,” and […]

Main Street’s Developing Neighborhood

by Karen Maserjian Shan When Tim Buzinski and his wife Mei Ying So decided to open a wine shop, they chose to locate it in Beacon. “We were looking for a place where we would feel comfortable and really liked to live,” said Buzinski, who, with So moved form Queens, NY to Beacon Hill this […]

Arthouse on the Hudson

Newburgh theater screens indie films and a new theater comes to Beacon by Kate Fraher Good news for art film lovers: you need suffer no more the long drives to Rhinebeck and Pleasantville. An independent film center has opened on the Newburgh waterfront and plans are underway to convert the old theater at 445 Main […]

Comprehensive Plan Update: October 2006

by Sara PastiCo-Chair, Comprehensive Plan Committee The April issue of the Beacon Dispatch included a summary of findings from the Beacon Basic Studies Inventory and Analysis document prepared by city planning consultants Frederick P. Clark Associates.  As indicated in that article, the Inventory and Analysis document shows where Beacon has been and where it is […]

Denning’s Point: A Hudson River History—A book by Jim Heron

Book Review by Debra Adamsons I had a lover in Denning’s Point this summer. No, it wasn’t “Naked Guy” living on the sailboat anchored off the Bay side of the Point, nor one of the workers constructing Building One of the Beacon Institute, or any member of DPW re-capping the landfill. Neither was it anyone […]

Beacon School Board Update

by Bill Zopf, School Board President & Dr. Jean Parr, Superintendent I appreciate the many positive comments I received in response to last month’s column.  Many people have expressed an interest in hearing more about events within the schools, so I have asked Dr. Jean Parr, the superintendent of schools, to co-author the column. As […]

Beacon Voices: Michelle Rhone-Collins

Community Builder by Nell Timmer On a beautiful, early fall day I sat down in the playground of the Beacon Community Center to talk with Michelle Rhone-Collins, the new director, about the past, present and future of the center. ET: So, you are the new director of the Beacon Community Center. What is this place? […]

Highlights on the City Council

by Garrett Deutermann September 5th meeting Tuesday, September fifth, City Council members motioned to appoint Captain Glen Scofield to Chief of Police and appoint Detective Sergeant Musmeci to Detective Lieutenant. Councilman Lee Kyriacou called a point of order, referring to a section of the local charter, “My understanding is, no appointments can be made without […]

Recipe: Home Cooking, French Bistro Style

by Bruce Beaty Alas, October is here. The pool is closed, the garden and the Farm are in their final stretches as we cross the bridge between the last warm days and the first chilly ones. Quick meals made from late summer vegetables, along with all good things coming off the grill, inevitably give way […]

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