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#12:July 2005

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Save the Tioronda Bridge for Pedestrian Use

Letter to the Editor The decision regarding one of Beacon’s oldest treasures, the Tioronda Bridge requires more than just intellect. It requires common sense and historical appreciation. For those unfamiliar with the bridge it was built during the Civil War period and is one of two remaining in the United States. It crosses the Fishkill […]

Mountain Memories

Mount Beacon in the 50s and 60s by Jack Sine All great cities have unique settings that help define them. New   York has its skyline. San   Francisco has the Golden   Gate Bridge. Chicago has its lakeshore. And Beacon has its mountain. Granted, Beacon is a very small city, but its getting bigger […]

Fiction: Young Again

by Tanya Merrill “Oh to be young again,” the old man says looking at his watch, as if expecting time to go backwards, expecting the hands to reverse. He sits alone at his aged, wooden table but keeps talking, he answers to himself. “To be young again, that’s nothing, that’s not what you should want”. […]

Beacon Voices: Pete Seeger

by Michael Daecher Last year, when I was fortunate enough to interview Pete Seeger for the first issue of the Beacon Dispatch, I had half an hour to sit with one of the most influential songwriters and political activists of the past hundred years. And all it took was a phone call. I explained that […]

Nightboat Books: Navigator of the Written Word

by Ellen Timmer A little over one year ago a small group of concerned citizens sat down to discuss the possibility of a format for covering issues of interest to the people of Beacon.  This informal meeting ended with the formal doling out of responsibilities and a list of potential names for this (ad)venture.  Out […]

BAU Wow!

Friday Night Jazz heats up the night at BAU in Beacon by Jeffery Battersby If the way a musician handles an interview is any indication of the musical ride you’re about to take, then Marvin Bugalu Smith promises to be something akin to a musical Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Within ten minutes of sitting down […]


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