News

May 2009
Thursday
14
After 65 years, Officer Memorialized

Two current City of Beacon police officers successfully petitioned to have police officer Joseph Dardis added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Dardis died of a heart attack in 1944 while pursuing a suspected military deserter. Dardis was 72 when he died on duty with the City of Beacon Police Department which was faced with a wartime shortage of officers.

Read more about memorializing police officer Joseph Dardis,


May 2009
Tuesday
12
More 2009 Summer Programs

The recreation deaprtment has posted yet another great summer program — a one week US Sports Institute camp July 6-10, 2009.

Other great 2009 summer programming: supervised playground days, kids-on-the-go field trips, Pop Warner football, Beacon hoops, summer tennis clinic, and a kayaking program for adults. Space is limited so please register early. 

Find more information on the Recreation Department page.

The Recreation Department hires seasonal staff to help run summer programs. Apply now.


May 2009
Monday
11
End of seasonal leaf collection

Bagged leaves and grass clippings will no longer be picked up curbside – the program will resume in the fall.    Bagged leaves, clippings, yard waste, and brush can be taken to the Transfer Station (95 Dennings Avenue) Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm. 

Residents can call the Highway Department at (845) 831-0932 or (845) 838-5028 to be placed on a list for brush pick up. Brush can be no more than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length. Brush should be placed near the curb and piled all one way.

Each taxpayer in the City of Beacon is entitled to one free yard of compost each year. Contact the Transfer Station at (845) 831-4390.


May 2009
Monday
11
M.T.A. Fare Update

The M.T.A. board voted to rescind the draconian package of severe fare increases and service cuts that had been enacted on March 25. As part of a financing deal approved by the State Legislature last week, the base subway and bus fare will rise from $2 to $2.25  — instead of $2.50. Tolls on the bridges and tunnels operated by the authority will rise on July 12.

Fares to ride Metro-North Rail Road and Long Island Rail Road will increase on June 1. An off-peak ticket from Beacon to New York City will rise from $12 to $13 (8.3%) and a monthly pass will rise from $334 to $368 (10.2%).

Read more about the revised fare and toll increases and the state rescue plan.


May 2009
Wednesday
6
2009 Summer Programming

The recreation department has posted more information about great 2009 summer programming — supervised playground days, kids-on-the-go field trips, Pop Warner football, Beacon hoops, summer tennis clinic, and a kayaking program for adults. Space is limited so please register early. 

The Recreation Department hires seasonal staff to help run summer programs. Apply now.

Find more information on the Recreation Department page.


May 2009
Tuesday
5
University Settlement Camp Update

The newly launched University Settlement Camp master plan website provides residents, officials, and other stakeholders with timely information about the developing master plan for the USC property. The website is also a forum for public comments and questions.

There are two public meetings scheduled for June 3, 2009 and June 17, 2009 to review programming options and offer another way for residents and others to voice their opinions.


May 2009
Tuesday
5
City Council Meeting Update

Check the calendar for imporatant notes from the May 4, 2009 city council meeting.

Find: the Climate Smart Community Pledge, a report on the Hudson Valley Main Street Summit, a report on the Magnetizing Downtowns and Historic Villages conference, and the Hudson Valley Grass Energy Initiative jobs posting


May 2009
Sunday
3
Happy Birthday Pete

Our beloved and inspiring neighbor, Peter Seeger celebrates his 90th birthday today at a concert with some of his friends — Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie, Bela Fleck, Joan Baez, Dave Matthews, Ani Difranco, many more musicians and 20,000 fans. You may still be able to buy tickets. Proceeds benefit Clearwater, the environmental group and flagship sloop that Pete launched 40 years ago to inspire the reclamation of the Hudson river.


May 2009
Saturday
2
Swim to Beacon

Register now for the Great Hudson River Swim. On July 25, join hundreds of swimmers crossing the mile of river between Newburgh and Beacon. Kayak escorts needed too. Find more in the calendar.


May 2009
Friday
1
Grand Opening :: Beacon Vintage

Sam Camhe has opened Beacon Vintage at  216 Main Street. Formerly incarnated as Mostly Modern of Park Slope, this 20th century modern furnishings shop has reloacted to Beacon. For more information call (845) 838-0508 or (917) 538-5542.