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Community Issues, Ideas, & Initiatives


Community Issues, Ideas, & Initiatives

a place to talk about the important issues facing beacon, pitch ideas, collaborate in a positive way, & take action!

Location: Beacon
Members: 73
Latest Activity: Feb 29, 2012


Dirty Tricks in the Campaign for Mayor 34 Replies

Started by Joan Martorano. Last reply by Joan Martorano Nov 1, 2011.

A New Farmers' Market Committee 3 Replies

Started by Maggie. Last reply by Waving willie Jun 9, 2011.

Dinner Collective 26 Replies

Started by Wendy Sharon Gross Alexander. Last reply by Sandra L Mort May 31, 2011.

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Comment by Scott Tillitt on April 19, 2009 at 11:47am
Exactly, Joan! I remember visiting Woodstock a couple years ago on a Sunday, when they have a weekly drum circle in their sort-of town square. I left thinking that's a major thing Main St is missing. I have a dream that it would replace that parking lot across from Homespun. The East End would be nice for the reasons you say, but a central location might be better.
Comment by Joan Martorano on April 19, 2009 at 11:41am
i just got some great feedback. Did you know that the area just over the bridge on East Main Street used to be a square called Fountain Square, and yes, it had a fountain. Also a community garden is being planned near the dummy light.
Comment by Joan Martorano on April 19, 2009 at 11:23am
Beacon needs a town square. Even the smallest town in Europe has a central place where people can hang out outdoors, usually some benches and trees around a central fountain. Usually some businesses sprout up around the square, particularly cafes and food stores where provisions for a picnic can be purchased. I count two vacant lots on Main Street, and there's lots of neglected space near the creek. Anyone know who owns these areas? A town square on the east end would be particularly welcome, as it would bring visitors down to that end of town.
Comment by Venessa Miemis on April 6, 2009 at 10:30pm
i just emailed MTA about the amount of trash around the station, which is apparently their responsibility. i'm tired of all those blue & white parking receipts everywhere. they emailed me today ensuring one of their managers would take care of it. so we'll see......
Comment by Maureen on April 6, 2009 at 10:28pm
As someone who takes the train every day and welcomes many of my friends into Beacon via Metro North, I would love it if the tunnel did not smell like urine. And a mural? Icing on the cake!

You can't go wrong with cool murals and flowers, I think. Great ideas!

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