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#16: November 2005

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Meet the Candidates

This November 8, the citizens of Beacon have a rare opportunity to decide on the makeup of a new city council. Every one of the six seats — 4 wards and 2 at-large — are up for grabs. Many of the candidates have gone door-to-door to make their case, but if you weren’t home there […]

Hiddenbrooke – the Developer Responds

by Jack Sine With new houses springing up all over Beacon, open land in the city is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. That is the main reason the Dispatch ran an article in the September issue detailing the difficulties of building on the Hiddenbrooke property on DePuyster Avenue, a 123 acre wooded site […]

Beacon Voices: Edwin Lee Gibson, “Actor-vist”

by Michael Daecher The waiter approached our table, “We only have ‘Plantation’ rum, sir.” Edwin laughed, “Now how are you gonna offer a brother a drink with a name like that? Come on!” He then left the waiter off the hook and placed his order. Edwin Lee Gibson is an actor who believes strongly in […]

Beauties Tame the Beasts

Fathers and daughters dance together at Yanarella’s November recital By: Jeffery Battersby It’s 9:00 am on a Sunday morning and Mary Ritter’s got her hands full. A rambunctious class.  A room full of boys. Noisy, boisterous, rowdy, and loud.  She takes a moment to study some writing on the small sheet of paper she holds […]

Highland Wanderer: West Hudson: Stillman/Bluebird Loop

If the rainstorms of the last weeks of fall haven’t completely knocked the leaves from the trees, the end of October into the second week of November can prove to be a glorious time to enjoy the final burst of fall color. These West Hudson trails feature grand north/south views of the river, a secret […]

Editorial: Government That’s Good for All

If you’ve walked or driven down the west end of Main Street lately you’ve seen the purpose and the power of a determined City Council at work. While Ron Piccone is to be commended for transforming his street level apartments into beautiful storefronts, this transformation wouldn’t be taking place if it weren’t for our present […]


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