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#8:March 2005

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Editorial: Rip Van Winkle Meets ‘We the People’

The feathers are flying on the Beacon Dispatch Web site (http://beacondispatch.com). Whether the topic is local sewer lines or the best hot dog in town, self-described “long-time Beaconites” and newcomers are sparring like feisty cockerels. Perhaps it’s an issue of anonymity (it’s easier to confront strangers online), but it clearly comes from the heart. Why […]

Beacon Voices: Dennis Pavelock, Concerned Citizen

by Michael Daecher Anyone who has attended a meeting at the city council, school board, or planning board, knows Dennis Pavelock. Often carrying Polaroids and testimonials from concerned citizens, he’s been an advocate for better government for years. In fact, he’s only missed about two city council meetings since August, 1995. Around town he’s known […]

Police Overtime Raises Questions

by Michael Daecher Overtime payments for Beacon police officers exceeded the budget by more than 50% in 2004, and few details have been released to show how that money was actually spent. According to a document provided by the City Administrator, seven officers earned more than the Chief of Police last year, while five officers […]

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