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Bud Siegel
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  • Beacon, NY
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How long have you lived in Beacon?
6 years
More about me:
Sr. Editor at a university press
What's your favorite thing about Beacon?
Small town feel.

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The New Administration -- Next Steps

I know that many contribute to the political process and ongoing community and governmental activities personally, serving on committees and attending Council Meetings, but online voices were impressive in this past election and unless everyone has election fatigue, this should continue without interruption.  After the election Randy Casale outlined his agenda for the Poughkeepsie Journal.  It appears that his priorities include:


1.  Keeping costs under contril



Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:06am — 7 Comments

Day After Election Analysis

1)  I’m struck by just how non-ideological our local elections are.  Across the nation, voters rejected rigid conservative agenda initiatives – repealing a law limiting union rights in Ohio, rejecting a crack-down in voting rights in Maine, and rejecting an anti-abortion measure in Mississippi.  Randy and others running on the Republican line won without any party ideological divisiveness as issues, thank goodness.  (And congratulations to the winners.)

2)  Despite the keen interest…


Posted on November 9, 2011 at 7:52am — 64 Comments

Newburgh, Number 1 Murder City in New York State with Poughkeepsie coming in 2nd.

NY Magazine has a story on Newburgh which should discourage anyone from crossing the river.  The good thing is the article states it is nothing like its Bohemian neighbor, Beacon.

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 12:40pm — 7 Comments

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