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#17: Dec/Jan 2006

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Editorial: A Christmas Wishlist for the Beacon City Council

Forgive us for being a bit giddy this time of year, but something about the season has got us dreaming about the future. And, like a couple of bright-eyed cherubs sitting up on Santa’s lap, we’ve got a little wishlist for the Beacon City Council. A couple of items that we think will make the […]

City Installs New Water Meters

But some residents get soaked by Karen Maserjian Shan At first, Bennett Gray was pleased to find out her old water meter was being replaced with a new one. “I got the postcard in the mail that just said, ‘We’re coming around installing new water meters,’ and I thought, ‘That’s probably a good idea,’ “ […]

Top Stories of 2005

by Michael Daecher It wouldn’t be a year end issue without an end of the year list, and this year is no exception. 2005 was a busy year in Beacon: we saw the dilapidated New York Rubber factory burn to the ground, we broke ground on the new Wee Play Children’s Park, and we enjoyed […]

Wood Burning: an Alternative to High Fuel Costs

by Jack Sine With fuel oil and natural gas prices significantly higher than last year, many people are turning to firewood as a way to stretch their heating dollar. If you’re thinking of becoming one of them, there are several things you should know. First, burning wood in your fireplace won’t reduce your fuel bill […]

The Care and Feeding of the Live Christmas Tree

by Jack Sine There are a great many things to be said for getting a live Christmas tree. And there are several thousand reasons not to get a cut tree. They’re called pine needles. They hide in your carpet, your furniture, and your flooring waiting for the first warm day of spring when you walk […]

Beacon Voices: Mr. Albert Bell, Barber

by Michael Daecher The tv was tuned into the Iowa / Minnesota football game on a sunny Saturday afternoon in mid-November. Iowa was killing, but few of the customers seemed to notice. Above the tv a hand-written sign quoted the Bible, “In all these ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thee” and signed photos […]

Chevron-Texaco Property to be Sold in Glenham

by Jennifer Sipple The Chevron-Texaco property in Glenham is about to be sold to a developer. The red brick buildings that glow in afternoon light and the aluminum warehouse-like structures scattered among them make up the former research facility at Old Glenham Road. But that is only part of the 150 acres. Fishkill Creek winds […]

Christmas in July Revives Beacon’s Winter Symbols

by Jeremy Freeman According to BACA director Sara Pasti, last year’s Main Street decorations were a wee bit anticlimactic, “There were beautiful wreaths (donated by the Tioronda Garden Club) hung along the street, but they weren’t lit and you couldn’t see them at night.” She mentioned things might be different this year and suggested calling […]

Highland Wanderer: Gateway to Mount Beacon Park

The holidays typically lead to a great deal of indoor business and frivolity with very little in the way of outdoor recreation. With time of the essence, but a breath of fresh air essential, Scenic Hudson’s Gateway to Mount Beacon Park is the perfect solution for a quick hike. Enough to get the blood flowing […]


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