The use of the Hudson as a virtual oil pipeline for the Northeast is taking off. One big problem is that the type of oil being transported is the highly volatile Bakken crude from North Dakota. It's bad enough when regular oil spills in the ocean; when Bakken-type oil spills on an inland waterway, it can be a disaster of even greater magnitude. First, a river has a…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Mark Roland on December 13, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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
After a month's delay, the 40-foot Ceres, a wooden sail barge, is being loaded with maple syrup, organic beans, Maine sea salt, various flours, and heirloom garlic in anticipation of its maiden voyage on October 6, a 300-mile journey from Lake Champlain, through the Champlain Canal, and then down the Hudson,…Continue
There are still several class openings left at the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute's 11th annual Permaculture Design Certificate Course. The 2-week course is $1,400 including 3 meals a day and campground access. …
Added by Mark Roland on June 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The class is designed for cyclists of all levels. We'll discuss how to choose a bike for transportation (shopping, getting to…Continue
Posting this for my colleague at work. The dog was last seen this morning near Tallix/Memorial Park/Rt 52. It's just a puppy, under a year old.
60 to 70 lbs
Tan color black muzzle
If found or seen call
Added by Mark Roland on March 21, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments
A massive fire is still burning in Cornwall, across the river from Dennings Point. Unable to extinguish the blaze, firefighters are changing shifts as the night goes on. The fire is in an old mill that was converted into an industrial park. As many as two dozen small businesses are located there.…Continue
On Tuesday, January 10, at 7pm at City Hall, the city planning board will hold a public hearing on the current development plans for 1 East Main Street. …Continue
The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon Deserves Better and Beacon High School Social Studies department are proud to present a
at the Beacon High School…Continue
The Hudson Valley Green received a water quality alert today from Riverkeeper. A citizen reported sewage discharge into the Harbor on September 17 and Riverkeeper confirmed dangerous levels of raw sewage. The discharge is still flowing as of today.
Dr. Hansen – America’s top climate scientist – has said that full exploitation of Canada’s tar sands would be “game over” for efforts to solve climate change.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a 1,700-mile pipe that goes from the tar sands of northern Alberta in Canada down to the big refineries in Texas. President Obama has the power to approve or reject the pipeline. I'm…Continue
The venerable Nabisco box factory building, now home to DIA:Beacon, is undergoing repairs to the south and west facades which will cover the brick with panels of corrugated zinc, likely burying forever the painted letters spelling out "Nabisco."
According to building manager Curtis Harvey, during severe rains the water comes right through the aging brick. Harvey says…Continue
With our fearless politicians and business leaders working tirelessly to make the world a better place, it almost seems pointless to do anything but go along for the ride.
We can change things, though. You are invited to a special meeting of Beacon Deserves Better, tonight at the Beahive, 291 Main Street, 7pm. We will have a regular meeting followed by a screening of "…Continue
I'm posting this not to chastise the city administration, which is working with the DEC and a private contractor to solve this problem as I write, but to remind us all that…Continue