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Now THAT'S a transit alternative
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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31581592Unlike other cities in the US and Canada that have …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Newman Feb 27, 2015.

Just saw a piece on PBS News Hour about small hydroelectric projects getting streamlined federal approval... Fishkill Creek?
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Am I missing some obvious reason why we could not do this?Or is this a "duh" moment, and we should absolutely get this going.The creek and its hydropower is why Beacon exists at all. A return to…Continue

Tags: creek, fishkill, hydroelectric, dam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew W Robinson Sep 22, 2016.

Discussions revived

I am not sure if there is a need for news versus discussions, but the thematic difference is real. Let's try it out for awhile.Continue

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Matthew W Robinson replied to Ben Royce's discussion Just saw a piece on PBS News Hour about small hydroelectric projects getting streamlined federal approval... Fishkill Creek?
"From my readings I have gathered that hydro power is mostly not a good thing. I understand it seems to be free energy but there are repercussions. We should break up all of those dams on the Fishkill Creek to allow the watershed area to heal. Solar…"
Sep 22, 2016
Ben Royce commented on Ben Royce's blog post Scott Bateman of Beacon on Jeopardy! tonight, 9/14
"and he won! go scott, see you tomorrow, the kids and i cheered for you over dinner"
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Ben Royce commented on Marcia Anne Frahman's blog post Citizens against parking meters in Beacon
"thank you! we have plenty of side lots, especially on east main just change the traffic flow and signage and make the lots more accessible and identifiable to get people parking there"
Mar 23, 2016
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Ben Royce commented on Ben Royce's blog post Parking meters: bad idea. Not because of the hassle, but because it is offset by lost business.
"they did a study already http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Planning/BeaconParkingAnalysis.pdf the parking capacity is there, but just like you said, hard to incorporate into an easy stop and go the study has a bunch of…"
Mar 4, 2016
TC commented on Ben Royce's blog post Parking meters: bad idea. Not because of the hassle, but because it is offset by lost business.
"I agree that traffic flow is as much of a Main St parking issue as total parking spaces. For example, the municipal lot behind the credit union and Rtie Aid is basically invisible to a visitor looking for a parking space. And if they do park there…"
Mar 4, 2016
Ben Royce commented on Ben Royce's blog post Parking meters: bad idea. Not because of the hassle, but because it is offset by lost business.
"I deleted my original response to you because, upon reflection, I am not actually surprised that there are people who want Beacon to return to the days of an empty Main Street and no tourists: if there is such a thing as a Donald Trump supporter,…"
Mar 3, 2016
TC commented on Ben Royce's blog post Parking meters: bad idea. Not because of the hassle, but because it is offset by lost business.
"This has been discussed here before. Is Beacon really going to come out ahead financially on this, or is it another hairbrained scheme to "do something" about a problem without thinking deeply about the issue? Main St Meters, again One…"
Mar 1, 2016
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Parking meters: bad idea. Not because of the hassle, but because it is offset by lost business.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/southern-dutchess/2016/02/28/beacon-looks-add-parking-meters/80558996/You're just killing business. Which offsets any parking revenue, and then some.Expand the side lot parking areas. And all of the unused parking potential on the East side near the creek as part of developments there.Parking meters are a bad…See More
Feb 29, 2016
Ben Royce commented on Ben Royce's blog post The Beacon Board of Ed Soap Opera
"update: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/education/2016/02/20/former-beacon-school-chief-teacher-file-defamation-lawsuit/80664848/ a defamation lawsuit wounded egos, versus the education of our children consider the salaries,…"
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How long have you lived in Beacon?
9 years
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Computer programmer, Finance and Healthcare
What's your favorite thing about Beacon?
Beacon is creative and egalitarian

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At 4:34pm on June 20, 2012, Beacon Independent Film Festival said…

Hey Ben, 

Thanks for friending us. We are knee deep in the planning stages and everything is happening fast and furiously. I'm glad you got in touch. We would love to make local filmmakers a part of this journey. Let's stay in touch!

Check out our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BeaconFilmFest

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At 10:54am on November 9, 2011, Mary Fris said…

I am AMAZED that Randy mentioned the Beacon Line, that came out of left field....!! Thats good news; Steve always seems loathe to discuss it...I think Steve is more in favor of an incline railway, but doing something with the spur, always made the most economic sense to me. Its been a nice daydream up till now....I sure hope Randy will get a group together to research this issue!

At 7:19am on August 24, 2010, john fasulo said…
Ben:
If yhou have my phone number, call at your convienience... if not add to email ship1949@aol.com

thanks
john
At 11:13am on January 26, 2010, Joan Martorano said…
Thanks for the info Ben.
At 3:09pm on January 25, 2010, Joan Martorano said…
Hi Ben,

I was reading your response to Venessa's new post and saw that you mentioned a senior high-rise on 9D. Do you know where I can find more information about this building. I have an elderly mom who I might have to move up here from NYC. Thanks.

Joan
At 10:56am on November 6, 2009, Randall Martin said…
thanks for backing me up in the calm and measured way!
I know I often sound like a "flying off the handle" crazy man.
 
 
 

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