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Steve Knowles
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Mount Beacon Reservoir
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie HM Dec 22, 2015.

Beacon Institute

Started May 20, 2015

Over-the-air TV in Beacon
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Sep 11
Steve Knowles commented on Steve Knowles's blog post Hydropower possibilities for Fishkill Creek?
"Just saw that responses are due 16 December! (came to my office email today)"
Dec 19, 2016
Steve Knowles commented on Steve Knowles's blog post Hydropower possibilities for Fishkill Creek?
"I saw this news item in my office.  Perhaps someone in Beacon can get the ball rolling to capture the seemingly viable hydropower capabilities of Fishkill Creek.  The issues included with the last sentence appear to be non-existent since…"
Dec 19, 2016
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Hydropower possibilities for Fishkill Creek?

HYDROPOWER IN UNDEVELOPED STREAM REACHES. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office issued a request for information regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches (81 FR 78795). The office is also seeking input on the focus and structure of a potential funding opportunity to support research and development of advanced and/or non-traditional transformative hydropower technologies and project designs…See More
Dec 19, 2016
Katie HM replied to Steve Knowles's discussion Mount Beacon Reservoir
"Hey Steve, I'm catching this thread in December (and it's currently raining!!), but thought I'd add these links to the convo for anyone reading. The Philipstown Paper has covered it well in two articles that I have seen. They cover…"
Dec 22, 2015
Steve Knowles commented on Steve Knowles's blog post Beacon makes lists, so does Newburgh!
"Wow!  I don't get PJ anymore, so this is the first time I've heard of this.  This is EXACTLY the kind of incident that results in stray bullets killing TOTALLY innocent people!"
Oct 23, 2015
TC commented on Steve Knowles's blog post Beacon makes lists, so does Newburgh!
"You can't say Beacon isn't trying to stay relevant, though. Shots fired."
Oct 23, 2015
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Oct 13, 2015
Steve Knowles replied to Steve Knowles's discussion Mount Beacon Reservoir
"Thanks for the  info!  I imagine that Melzingah is REALLY low right now if the Mt. Beacon reservoir is as low as it appears to be. (I've only hiked by it once before, and it seemed to be a pretty minimal potential water source) …"
Aug 31, 2015
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Mount Beacon Reservoir

I was up there on Saturday and noticed that the reservoir appears to be 8-10 feet lower than the level at the end of May/beginning of June. (I'll post some photos on Wed; there is even a "beach" along the shoreline next to the dirt road)  I've hiked past the reservoir during the past 15 years and this is the lowest I've ever seen it (but perhaps it's always this low at the end of the summer, and I just was either not there to see it, or didn't notice?)  Anyone know about the typical levels of…See More
Aug 31, 2015
Steve Knowles commented on Steve Knowles's event Putting Pandemonium, putting tournament
"I have added a "children under 12" division. Shorter positions are marked for the kids to throw from. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals (see photo in my post the other day; Mountain Tops has donated some prizes for the two other divisions…"
Aug 20, 2015
Steve Knowles commented on Steve Knowles's event Putting Pandemonium, putting tournament
Aug 20, 2015
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"Putting Pandemonium" is ON!

The "Putting Pandemonium" putting tournament at the Beacon Glades disc golf course is just 3 days away! (on Saturday, 22 August)  (located off 9D south of Mt. Beacon lot, at the Settlement Camp) Entries will be accepted on the morning of the tournament at the field house next to hole #1, beginning at 9am; tourney will start at…See More
Aug 19, 2015
Steve Knowles replied to TC's discussion Illegal use of Mt Beacon Memorial Drive (access road)
"Nothing like a nice, quiet hike up the mountain, only to be nearly run over by a 4x4, or to just have the silence shattered by the gas guzzlers."
Jul 30, 2015
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Putting Pandemonium, putting tournament at Beacon Glades disc golf course at University Settlement Camp

August 22, 2015 from 9am to 4pm
-        Nothing but putts on the beautiful Beacon Glades disc golf course!  All 18-holes will be played, along with the two practice baskets.  All those birdie putts you may have had in the past (or perhaps par putts) will be waiting for you!-        The tournament is open to players of all skill levels, even Frisbee throwers who have never played disc golf!  Two divisions will be used; beginner and experienced.  This is a great way to check out the Beacon Glades course!-        A morning…See More
Jul 6, 2015
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"Made in the Glades" Disc Golf Tournament at University Settlement Camp on Route 9D just south of Mt. Beacon park

June 27, 2015 from 8:30am to 4pm
The 2nd annual "Made in the Glades" disc golf tournament is being held on Saturday, 27 June, at the University Settlement Camp disc golf course (Beacon Glades).  Two rounds of 18-holes will be played, with a pot luck lunch between rounds. (2nd round will begin 1 hour after the last group turns in their scores from the first round).  There are three divisions, with cash prizes for winners in each division.  The three divisions, and entry fees, are:Open - $45Amateur - $35Recreational - $25The…See More
Jun 25, 2015

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How long have you lived in Beacon?
12 yrs
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commuter to Manhattan, concerned about things in Beacon
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What's your favorite thing about Beacon?
Access to outdoor spaces.

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Hydropower possibilities for Fishkill Creek?

HYDROPOWER IN UNDEVELOPED STREAM REACHES. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office issued a request for information regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches (81 FR 78795). The office is also seeking input on the focus and structure of a potential funding opportunity to support research and development of advanced and/or non-traditional transformative hydropower technologies and project designs…

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Posted on December 19, 2016 at 12:59pm — 2 Comments

"Putting Pandemonium" is ON!

The "Putting Pandemonium" putting tournament at the Beacon Glades disc golf course is just 3 days away! (on Saturday, 22 August)  (located off 9D south of Mt. Beacon lot, at the Settlement Camp) 

Entries will be accepted on the morning of the tournament at the field house next to hole #1, beginning at 9am;…

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Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:02pm

Sale on Vegetable Plants at Sunny Garden greenhouse/nursery

I dropped by the Sunny Garden greenhouse (on Rt 9D near Stewarts)  with my wife on Saturday and decided to buy a few more cherry tomato plants.  I was happily surprised that ALL their vegetable plants are on sale! (my four plants, already with green tomatoes, were only 25-cents each!).  It appears that all the tomato plant varieties have green tomatoes, so if you thought it was too late to plant, it looks like this is your opportunity to catch up!  I don't know how much longer they will have…

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Posted on June 22, 2015 at 12:42pm

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At 1:35pm on November 4, 2014, kathy martin said…

So sorry Steve just saw your comment today. The art auction went well. We will do it again next year. Thanks !!!

At 2:22pm on January 26, 2012, Gregory H Strong said…

You're very welcome.

At 9:31am on April 4, 2011, Monica Whitney said…
That sounds like fun!  Hopefully the weather will start cooperating soon.  Let me know if you need me to help in any way.
At 8:15pm on April 3, 2011, Monica Whitney said…

Hi Steve,

Good to see you today.  Sorry we were interupted and we didn't get a chance to talk.  Hopefully we can catch up soon.  Maybe you and Virginia, Jim and I can go out for coffee or something soon.

Monica

At 5:14pm on December 30, 2010, Sacha Spector said…

Steve,

You're right in pointing out that climate change science has indeed become a dramatically and harmfully partisan issue in this country. But perhaps not in the way that you meant it. Given the U.S. GOP's unique stance on anthropogenic climate change within the global array of conservative parties, it seems strange to say that it's been the left that's been out on a limb.

 

I include a quote from a recent article in the National Journal about the

http://nationaljournal.com/columns/political-connections/gop-gives-climate-science-a-cold-shoulder-20101009?mrefid=site_search

 

"Just for the record, when the nonpartisan National Academy of Sciences last reviewed the data this spring, it concluded: 'A strong, credible body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, is
caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a
broad range of human and natural systems.' Not only William Hague [UK’s conservative Foreign Secretary] but
such other prominent European conservatives as French President Nicolas
Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have embraced that
widespread scientific conviction and supported vigorous action.

Indeed, it is difficult to identify another major political party in any
democracy as thoroughly dismissive of climate science as is the GOP
here. Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate
Change, says that although other parties may contain pockets of climate
skepticism, there is "no party-wide view like this anywhere in the world
that I am aware of."

 

 
 
 

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