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The End (Or, beware the Ides of marching on)

Nearly three years ago 5 people got together in a little room on a struggling Main Street and decided that the City of Beacon needed a newspaper of its own. It was then that Audrey Molsky, Debra Adamsons, Nell Timmer, Mike Daecher, and I decided to fill an important gap in the Beacon community. We’re […]

You Want $1500 Dollars For What?

If you haven’t attempted to open a business in Beacon—or more specifically, a business where your customers sit in your establishment for an extended period of time, like a restaurant—you’re no doubt unaware that opening this kind of business in this City is an expensive proposition. But not for the reasons that you might expect. […]

Beacon Voices: Florence Northcutt—The Howland’s Maître d’

Interview and photos by Jeffery Battersby The first person to greet me when I walk through the door of the Howland Cultural Center isn’t actually a person at all; he’s a dog. Florence Northcutt’s amiable bulldog Major who, moments earlier, had been lying on his bed in a corner of the Center enjoying the warm, […]

Beacon School District Update

Co-Authored by Bill Zopf, Board President & Dr. Jean Parr, Superintendent March 2007 We are a little more than half way through the school year and entering into a very busy period for the board and administration.  We have the special vote in March for making repairs and improvements throughout the district, we have started […]

My Secret Love Affair

A personal recollection of the Howland Cultural Center by Thom Joyce For the last 8 years I’ve been having a love affair. A love affair with a cultured lady who has a passion for all the arts: performance, literary, and visual. And the best thing about it is that my best friend, my wife, does […]

City Council Update

by Germán Hayles City Council Meeting February 5th, 2007 Resolutions: Special Use Permit: Artist Live/Work Space – 17 East Main Street – Owner: Sharon Bronte. Amendment to Special Use Permit: Professional Office – 1203 North Avenue – Owner: Karen Palumbo. Traffic & Safety Committee Ratifications: No parking between signs South Side of Tioronda Avenue from […]

Let’s Celebrate Fat

by Andrea Ramirez Valentine’s Day: the only big snow day we’ve had so far this year. It was great. Schools and businesses were closed, and everything slowed down. I’m all about enjoying the snow magic and play whenever possible, so I did. Coming back home I felt exhausted, but in a good way — the […]

Taking Stock

by Andrea Ramirez I was listening to the radio yesterday when I heard the new flu shot commercial. Did you know? Not only infants and senior citizens but pretty much everyone else should get a flu shot this winter, and it’s not too late: you can still go to the hospital and get it! That […]


by: Sara Pasti The Comprehensive Plan Committee delivered its draft plan to the Beacon City Council shortly after the first of the year.  Beginning Thursday, January 25th, the City Council will review the plan in a series of Special Workshops taking place approximately every two weeks.  These special meetings—which will take place separately from regular […]

Professional Theater Plays Beacon

The TrueNorth Theatre Project has found a home on Main Street by Jack Sine “…see the players well bestowed…” Hamlet Act II, Scene II Actor – the mere mention of the word evokes images of wretched excess, blatant egotism, uncontrolled self-indulgence, and grossly inflated paychecks. Not so in Beacon. In Beacon the words that apply […]

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