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December 2013 News (7)

Hopes for New Council

The new City Council has been sworn it.  I have my fingers crossed that this new bunch will tackle the really important issues facing our community – income inequality and services for citizens having the most trouble getting by, and not spend too much time on chicken ordinances, parking, car-free environments, bike lanes, and other Bloomberg-type issues that are just fine but primarily the concerns of gentrification and important only for the elite. Now, with a Democratic sweep, I’m hoping…


Added by James Victores on December 30, 2013 at 5:17pm — 33 Comments

Shocking Beacon School Cafeteria Recipe Exposed!

After being tricked into eating real food by having fun, a scandalous 86 percent of the student body said they liked it.    Find Out More Info Here.…


Added by Mark Roland on December 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

"Fellowship of the Bling" Second Saturday Sale at CherryBomb PopUp Shop! Save 5%

This Second Saturday, 12/14/13, save 5% on all jewelry marked $30 and higher at CherryBomb PopUp Shop! I'm a seller in the shop, though I make a jewelry bag that can hold this fabulous jewelry! Top artists are included in the sale, so if you're looking for metal or wearable sculpture art, hit this sale:

Added by Katie HM on December 13, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Farmer's Market Moves Indoors, Adds Workshops, Santa, Local Beer

Yes, Virginia, there is a farmer's market in Beacon during the winter. This season the market expands to the second floor of Scenic Hudson's River Center, aka the big red barn at Long Dock Park, with crafts, workshops, and…


Added by Mark Roland on December 13, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Planning Board's First Look at NEW BEACON HOTEL on Main Street

At Tuesday's planning board meeting, members seemed enthusiastic about a 10-room hotel for Beacon's West End, just up from Bank Square and across from Hudson Beach glass.…


Added by Mark Roland on December 12, 2013 at 12:18am — 34 Comments

Artisanally Crafted Holiday Shopping Guide for Main Street!

And the number one reason for holiday shopping on Main Street: No need to take an Ultimate Fighter training class. (We're ready to throw in the towel.) Lots of other reasons, too. Like supporting friends and neighbors, and all the businesses on Main Street.



Added by Mark Roland on December 5, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Amtrak and Metro North Hudson Line service suspended indefinitely

5:54 AM train out of Poughkeepsie derailed near Spuyten Duyvil, 4 dead.

Same spot where a garbage train derailed in mid July.

Added by Ben Royce on December 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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