The Water Department will continue with its fire hydrant maintenance program over the next couple of months. This work may result in isolated incidents of discolored water at various times during the day. If you have any problems or questions, please call the Water Department at 831-3136.
Designer Michael Bastian makes Beacon his weekend home, and CNN.com recently featured a video that showcases some of the city's highlights through Bastian's eyes. Click here for the site - then scroll down to the "Drive" section, click the right-facing arrow, and then launch the video that appears.
All are invited to attend the 2nd annual July 4th Reading of the Declaration of Independence. This will take place in front of City Hall - 1 Municipal Plaza - at 11:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Due to city budgetary constraints we need your help to hold the annual fireworks display this year. The 2011 display was secured through private donations from local businesses, organizations and residents. All the more reason to join in at this celebration of civic pride. Help bring the rockets red glare to Memorial Park!
Checks should be made payable to "City of Beacon" and write in the memo section "Fireworks Fund." Questions can be directed to Mayor Randy Casale at (845) 838-5010.
We would like to thank these Business, Vendors, Council Members, Residents, and Supporters who have already contributed to the 2012 Fourth of July fireworks fund:
- Skyrocket Club - $500.00 Donation
- Fireworks Club - $100.00 Donation
- Sparklers Club - $50.00 Donation
- Firecracker Club - $ 25.00 Donation
School of Jellyfish is organizing a symposium and exhibition of Parametric City: Beacon - City as Live Organism. This is a project to explore and promote the vision of an ecological and intelligent urban America.
To read the press release, click here.
A recent article in Yahoo! Travel featured ten riverfront towns of various sizes from around the country, and included Beacon on their list. Read the article here.
The City of Beacon and Royal Carting are please to announce that, commencing Saturday, June 16, 2012, Royal will begin delivering new 65-gallon single stream recycling carts to Beacon residents. Recycling instruction are laminated on its orange lid for easy reference. All recyclables, papers, plastics and metals should be placed in the cart and curbed on the night before your normal recycling collection day. Separation of recyclables is no longer necessary and the laundry basket type recycling bin will no longer be utilized.
Royal expects that is will take approximately eight (8) weeks to deliver carts to all City residents. In the meantime, Royal Carting invites Beacon residents to visit its website at www.royalcarting.com for detailed information about single stream recycling.
Download the list below, or stop by City Hall tomorrow morning to pick up a copy.
CITY-WIDE YARD SALE
Saturday, June 9th 2012 9am to 3pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides free comprehensive home assessments, also referred to as an energy audit, through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. This program takes a look at your home, identifies energy saving improvements, and offers a variety of incentives and low-cost financing options to help implement the work. Typically, homeowners enjoy benefits such as increased energy efficiency, increased health and safety, fewer drafts, consistent temperatures throughout rooms, increased ventilation, humidity control and substantially lower utility bills.
Click here for more information.