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August 2014 News (6)

LED streetlights in Beacon

I watched the recent Beacon City Council meeting (on TV) where a consultant presented a proposal to replace existing streetlights with LED lights.  I have several concerns regarding this:

1) why would the City of Beacon (us, the taxpayers) contract ANYTHING (of significant cost) without competitive bids being sought?

2) the projected "break even point" was, I believe 17 years!  Does anyone think that it is wise to have the same company that is trying to get business also…


Added by Steve Knowles on August 22, 2014 at 2:06pm — 14 Comments

A Beacon Young Filmaker & Dancer Team Produce A New Dance Video In The Hudson Valley

The Beacon Independent Film Festival organized a pilot program for young film makers. As a result of this great program Adam and Noga Cabo put together their first ever music video. They also started a new YouTube dance video channel called Shoes_ShowYouHow(9Dance). Noga Cabo and Adam Cabo attended the young filmmaker classes, and loved the experience. They were very inspired. The sister and brother team, which are also in the Solar Sound Band produced the dance video which they filmed at…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 21, 2014 at 1:05am — No Comments

I've revived Groups and Discussions

There was some issues with these areas of the site awhile back, but I think they can be of use again.

Added by Ben Royce on August 18, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

The Second Saturday Jam With St.George and Friends @ Joe's Irish Pub august 9th's musicians were!

Thank you to all the performers and patrons and the full moon, last nights gig was tremendous great performances by all and a great crowd of listeners and dancers!! A list of all performers will follow and I have to say sorry to Richie Sarles for not getting him up, my sincere apology to him.

    Thank You everyone again for making the Second Saturday Jam at Joe's…


Added by russell St.George on August 10, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

State Police playing Army on Mt Beacon?

Facebookers of Beacon have suggested that the several hours of close helicopter activity on or around Mt Beacon on the evening of Monday August 4th was related to NY State Police playing Army. One person said they hiked up to see what was going on and was confronted by a state police officer in military garb who told them to get lost and mind their own business.

Does anyone have any facts surrounding this event?

Added by TC on August 6, 2014 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Raffle II to help Sparrow's Nest

Sparrow's Nest prepares and delivers 2 trays of food every Monday to the families of MOMS WITH CANCER. At any given time, we're talking about 15-30 families receiving these meals - at no charge to them!  I am fund-raising and have committed to running the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon in November for my mom and sister, both Cancer Survivors. Please help!   Read more about Sparrow's Nest…


Added by karen meyer on August 3, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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