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Goodbye To A Great Thing

It’s been a couple of months, but I was somehow holding out hope that the Chthonic Clash, would return. A recent email makes it clear that that’s just not going to be so…

Early Morning Fire Consumes House For Second Time

A house on Mountain Lane burned for the second time in two-and-a-half years and again raises questions as to the adequacy of hydrants supplying the East side of Beacon.

An Interview With Mayor Gold (Part 2)

In part two of our interview with Steve Gold, the mayor discusses economic development, the recreation department, school taxes and future development on the City’s waterfront.

An Interview With Mayor Gold (Part 1)

Mayor Gold sat down with the Dispatch to talk about his first weeks in office, major transitions at the top of the City’s administrative infrastructure, and the City’s police and fire departments.

Steve Gold Sworn In As Mayor Of Beacon

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports today that Steve Gold has been sworn in as mayor of Beacon. Mayor Gold succeeds Mayor Clara Lou Gould who served as the City’s mayor for 18 years. In his first speech as Mayor, Mr. Gold stated that he would begin to pursue policies that promote the arts, and environmental concerns, […]

Beacon Unanimously Approves Master Plan

The Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting tonight that the Beacon City Council has unanimously approved the new Master Plan

Elementary School Helps Stock Food Pantry Shelves

What began as a fun and interesting way to answer a call for help from the community has turned into a program of pride and a way to incorporate math, science, reading, and the arts into a way to solve a real life problem.

Mayors Gould and Gold On WAMC

Mayor elect Steve Gold and future, former Mayor Clara Lou Gould recently appeared live on WAMC Public Radio’s The Round Table.

Steve Gold Wins Mayoral Race

Steve Gold wins Beacon’s Mayoral seat, John Forman and Alison MacAvery win County Legislative seats, Eleanor Thompson and Marlene Fredericks win At-Large seats while Deanna Leake, Charlie Kelly, Randy Casale, and Sara Pasti win the City’s Ward races.

2007 Beacon Candidate Profiles

Five candidates running for office in the City of Beacon give you the opportunity to get up close and personal.


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