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#27:November 2006

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Editorial: Vote Yes On Open Space Referendum

In November of 1909 the naturalist John Muir sent an open letter to the American people encouraging them to contact their members of Congress and encouraging them to preserve the Hetch-Hetchy Valley, “…unmarred as places of rest and recreation for the use of all the people…” At the time of Muir’s writing the City of […]

Election 2006: An Overview

An overview of the candidates whose races affect the City of Beacon The following races were chosen due to their immediate effect on Beacon. We have presented incumbent candidates first, followed by challengers. We have tried to present this information in a proactive, unbiased manner. We have therefore chosen to focus on the candidates’ records, […]

Solar Powered Racing

Newburgh teens build solar cars and race them by Jack Sine Mixing 16-year-old kids, cars, and racing is a recipe for disaster to most adults. But not if you’re looking at a group of 50 or so teenagers at Newburgh Free Academy who are not only building and racing solar-powered cars—they’re also doing it for […]

Beacon School District Update

by Bill Zopf, Board President & Dr. Jean Parr, Superintendent The students and employees of a school district deserve a safe and secure environment. Yet making improvements to facilities in order to maintain and enhance a safe school environment can be costly. In this month’s column we’ll explain Beacon School District’s eligibility for funds to […]

Beacon Voices: Michael Benzer and Jennifer Smith

by Ellen Timmer ET: This facility is pretty impressive. Can you tell me what you do here? MB: We make glass for Hudson Beach Glass, as well as for Architectural Glass and Beacon Glass Works. The products that we make under the Hudson Beach Glass name are some of the products at the firehouse gallery […]

Recipe: Vegetarian Holiday Menu

by Bruce Beaty When thinking about a theme for November’s recipe column, I was tempted to eschew anything related to Thanksgiving. It seems to me that every magazine, newspaper, or early morning TV program has recipes for the moistest, crispiest turkey, the best cranberry sauce, or a stuffing that can please everyone (even though our […]


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