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#25:September 2006

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Editorial: Don’t Get Schooled Again

Late last month the group that bought and now manages the former Beacon High School—The Beacon Cultural Foundation—announced that they were filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While rising utilities costs were cited as one reason for the BCF’s financial woes, in an article in the Poughkeepsie Journal the cultural foundation’s Sam Yanes revealed what is […]

Beacon Muralist Rick Price Gives the Library a New Face

First Person by Rick Price This project began when I first moved to Beacon from San Francisco, in the early fall of 2004. I’d heard about all the artists and creative types who’d moved to Beacon and I’d read the articles about Beacon being part of an art renaissance in the Hudson Valley. Despite this, […]

Sandlot Memories

The History of Beacon Baseball by Jack Sine The beginnings    In 1951 World War II was a grim and close memory, Korea was a bloody fact, and the Cold War was ramping up at a feverish pace. It was a time that was starving for some positive karma. In Beacon three men found that […]

Highlights of Recent City Council Meetings

by Garrett Deutermann August 7th Meeting City Police Officer to be stationed at BHS and Rombout Middle School On August 7th, 2006 the Beacon City Council commended a piece of legislation passed by New York State (NYS) that prohibited discrimination, harassment, and bullying in public schools. The board requested that the Beacon City School District […]

Plans are underway for the annual Spirit of Beacon Day

Plans are under way for the annual Spirit of Beacon Day to be held on Sunday, September 24th (rain date, October 1st) from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, and the theme for this year is “Beacon’s Youth – Tomorrow’s Future.” The committee is taking reservations for booth space and from any groups who are interested in marching […]

Beacon Voices: Kamal Alassal

by Kate Fraher Kamal Alassal, proprietor of Dr. K Imported Car Service & Repair, is a local mechanic who came to Beacon from Lebanon, by way of Manhattan and Briarcliff. He stepped away from his work on a 1971 Maserati to talk about his business, the growth of Beacon, and war in Lebanon. Sphere: Related […]

Recipe: Preserving Summer Produce

Simple instructions to can your favorite vegetables and fruits in no-time by Bruce Beaty Since I was a kid, I’ve always greeted September with mixed emotions. Weather-wise it’s my favorite month. It’s still more summer than it is fall, with warm, less humid days and gradually cooling evenings that make for perfect sleeping conditions. It […]

Ramble Down the River

Hudson River Valley Ramble Kicks off its Seventh Year by Jennifer Sipple This year’s Hudson Valley Ramble is about to take place with over 160 guided walking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and biking experiences which highlight the Hudson’s river valley and estuary.  With a wide variety of events, the Hudson Valley Ramble offers something to just […]

Beacon School Board Reports

A regular column from the president of the Beacon School Board by Bill ZopfPresident, Board of Education, Beacon School District Quality of education, student safety, property taxes, home values, educated work force.  What do these things have in come?  Either directly or indirectly your school board makes decisions affecting these and other aspects of life […]


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