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#6: Dec/Jan 2005

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Editorial: Citizen Journalism

About a year ago, we started a Web site called the Beacon Dispatch. The idea was to help people living in Beacon keep up with changes happening in town, and give tourists a better idea where to find a good cup of coffee or bite to eat. Six months ago the idea grew into a […]

Newburgh Hosts Arts & Culture Forums

By Sara Pasti The rapid development of Beacon’s art scene since the opening of the Dia:Beacon museum is continuing to inspire other cities along the Hudson River . In August 2004 Jean-Ann McGrane, the City Manager of Newburgh, announced the first in a series of brainstorming sessions on the role of arts and culture in […]

Beacon Voices: Howard and Ruth Goins

by Michael Daecher On Friday, October 15, Howard Goins was honored by the Southern Dutchess NAACP for his contributions to the community. As a member of the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he enjoys singing in the Men’s Chorus and Gospel Choir, and former Worshipful Master of the Hebron Masonic Lodge here in Beacon, […]

Shop Local!

Main Street Shops Offer Inexpensive Items for your Holiday Giving By Nancy Rosaler “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting” Princess Elizabeth Bibesco—English writer As the holiday shopping season is now upon us it seems appropriate to remind readers of the importance of shopping locally for holiday gifts. I urge […]

Editorial: What Beacon Needs

In keeping with this month’s “Best of Beacon” theme, it only seems right that we should also make note of what Beacon needs as well. There’s no doubt that the City has undergone numerous changes over the last 2-3 years. Changes that have stretched the City’s infrastructure, revitalized its storefronts, raised property values, put stress […]

Best of Beacon: 2004

Well, it’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holiday season. Tis’ the season for end of year lists, and the Beacon Dispatch couldn’t pass up the opportunity to weigh in on what we think are the best things happening in Beacon. It started last year, and we hope to make […]

Meeting to discuss Beacon Master Plan

The ChThonic Clash Coffeehouse and the Beacon Dispatch are pleased to announce a conversation on planning to be held on Thursday, December 9th at 7:00PM at the ChThonic Clash Coffeehouse located at 420 Main Street in Beacon. The forum is being organized in response to concerns from local residents about the development of a master […]


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