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#7:February 2005

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Update on the Master Plan

by Sara Pasti Two master planning information forums were held in Beacon in December 2004 and January 2005 to set the stage for community involvement in Beacon’s upcoming Master Planning process. The impact of recent developments such as the DIA:Beacon Museum, the announcement of the Rivers & Estuaries Center to be located on Dennings Point, […]

Pressing the Question

South Avenue Journalists Create Their Own Publication By: Nate Morgan Have you read the South Avenue News? This local newspaper, published by the students of South Avenue Elementary School, asks questions and offers information to South Avenue School students on a variety of topics. The newspaper provides these students with information on subjects ranging from […]

Art, Nature, History

Forrestal Elementary School Students Create a Habitat for Learning and Link to a Vision From the Past By: Gina Masullo J.V. Forrestal Elementary School on Beacon’s Liberty Street is the kind of place where a student walking down any of its narrow, low-ceilinged hallways will be greeted by each teacher she passes. It’s the kind […]

A Passion For The Hudson’s Heritage

Fisheries Trust Brings the River to the People by Nate Binzen Look through the plate-glass window at 197 Main Street, and what you’ll see is a work in progress: a lovingly crafted, handmade 18-and-a-half foot rowboat taking shape. It’s an elegant design that would have been familiar to anyone who spent time on the shores […]

East Main Mills Developers Change Architects

The developers of the abandoned East Main Mills factory space at 1 East Main St have changed architectural firms. According to Alan Marks, co-owner of the property, the decision was made last month to stop working with local architect Jay Hibbs in favor of New York City-based Liebman Melting Partners, who specialize in multi-family housing […]

Beacon Voices: Julann Cobb, Director, Wee Play Children’s Park

by Michael Daecher The voice on the other end of the phone was jubilant. It was Julann Cobb, and the Beacon Recreation Commission had just voted to fund her idea for Wee Play, the first playground in Beacon for children under 6. It’s been a long time coming. Beacon has several playgrounds for older kids, […]


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