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#14: September 2005

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Editorial: Vote “Yes” On New Library

Howland Library is too small and dilapidated for Beacon’s needs, and should be replaced by the new building put forth by the library board. Voting “yes” on September 13 will put the wheels in motion to build a community center that has long been needed in Beacon. Sphere: Related Content

Editorial: Vote “NO” On New Library

There is no question that the City of Beacon needs a new library, but what’s presently being offered to the voters and taxpayers of the Beacon City School District is not that library. Sphere: Related Content

Beacon Voices: Buddha Heroes

by Michael Daecher If you’re a regular shopper at Beacon’s Key Foods, you’ve undoubtedly met Alex Campone, the congenial cashier with tattooed arms and a shaggy mop of black hair. He started working part-time at the grocery store while a student at Beacon High   School. Now that he’s graduated, he’s starting his first year […]

Letter to the Editor: Understanding Library Referendum Requires a Well-informed Electorate

I would like to thank the voters in the Beacon City School District for their past support of the Howland Public Library’s mission in the community.  As the library building referendum approaches, it is most important that voters be well informed.  A new Howland Public Library has been in the works for over seven years.  […]

Highland Wanderer: Bannerman Castle Kayak Tour from the Beacon Sloop Club

The Hudson River Valley is filled with kayaking possibilities, but none quite as enticing as the hardhat tours that let you view the ruins of Bannerman Castle and walk the garden trails of Pollepel Island. Pollepel (also known as Bannerman) Island has a storied history. It was considered haunted by Native Americans, drunken sailors were […]

Hiddenbrooke: Is Time On Our Side?

by Jack Sine It’s all about the water. Well, it’s also about the lack of water, and limited sewage, and too much traffic, and overcrowded schools, and the spiritual nature of the place…and, oh yeah, it’s also about making a buck. The story begins here: a fellow from Westchester named Larry Kalkstein and his group […]

Excerpt: Peggy’s Spirit

A Beacon family walks in memory of their mother and in hope for the future “The cure will be found. I know it’s going to happen, and I’m going to be there to see it—God willing.”—Mike McElduff Peggy McElduff was born in 1925, the youngest of 10 siblings. Her daughter Kathleen Lyons describes her as […]

Don Nice Brings The Hudson Home

An artist’s love affair with the natural world swims into Beacon by Jeffery Battersby Don Nice—whose latest show "Hudson River Fish" is on display at the Rivers & Estuaries Center —is an outdoorsman; a man whose artwork is informed and infused by the world around him. Growing up in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where his […]


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