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Vern Way, Owner of Mi-Ro's passed away June 27, 2011



Photos from Vern Way's closing party at Mi Ro's posted here as a tribute to Vern Way who passed away on June 27, 2011

Added by john fasulo on July 1, 2011 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

A flip of the coin... school; no school;school; no school.....



   I don't knpow about you, but I've been wondering about something.... Just WHO makes the decision to  call a snow day and when do they make the final call?  Is it the Superintendant of Schools; a Sub-Super along with someone paid to stay up all night to watch The Weather Channel; who then reports his or her findings to the Super,..... WAIT.. News flash !! 5:37a.m. No School today... a good call in light  of the reports that have been coming in. But I'm Still wondering…


Added by john fasulo on February 1, 2011 at 6:01am — 2 Comments


The next time you go to drop off some junk at the transfer station, take a look at the pile of red, rusting arched iron bridge sections dumped against the fence. If you are new to Beacon, you most likely will have no idea what they are or where they came from. If you have been here for awhile, or if you grew up here, you'll recognize this pile of rusting iron to be the bowstring truss…


Added by john fasulo on November 26, 2010 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

Beacon Tax "error"

Just curious......Has anyone here seen the Poughkeepsie Journal article today on the tax error and over payment costing residents $2 million?

Added by john fasulo on October 22, 2010 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

Bow String Truss sections from the Tioronda Bridge

So. The Tioronda Bridge truss sections are stacked against the fence of the Beacon Recycling Center and elicits, I'll assume, genuine concern.. "what a shame",.. A "pity." The iron sections, have been rusting away for years, even prior to the bridge being dismantled a few years ago. Could it have been saved?

Yes. But that's water over the dam, so to…


Added by john fasulo on September 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

Remember the Tioronda Bridge?

Remember the Tioronda Bridge and the rush the previous administration was in to have it removed? The city administrator at the time, Joe Braun, was adamant about the need to removeit as we needed to build a new wider and stronger span to accomodate emergency vehicles. Never mind that the Tioronda Bridge was one of two such historic bridges left in the state, and that even wiht a new bridge, most emergency vehicles wouldn't be able to squeeze through the RR underpass a few hundred… Continue

Added by john fasulo on September 6, 2010 at 5:33pm — 14 Comments

Rails to Trails OR Trails to Rails


I don't have anyhting against bikes or hikers, But I don't advocate turning railbeds into trails anymore either. Once you put in a trail on the Beacon Line, it will make it that much more difficult to use the tracks for their intended purpose. As for $$ the feds are in the process of re-directng transportation funds for light rail and trams....A tram would do two things. it would move people from the rver to uptown and would be an attraction in itself. I dont think we are…


Added by john fasulo on August 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

A green Trolley for Beacon

There are a number of precedents for track gauge to be mixed in the past... The point here is that

NG track could be laid between the existing standard gauge track and would not have to cross the MNRR main, as the line crosses the MN main via a bridge putting it on the west side of the main line. The track then could follow the walkway to near the end of the Metro North parking lot a short walk from the station.

Even without the NG track, the MTA track could be…


Added by john fasulo on August 25, 2010 at 11:53am — 12 Comments

Trams Trains and Trolleys

With the TOD a hot issue for us and other transportation issues faced not only by Beacon, but by most communities around the country, I'd like to chime in again after just returning from Europe; sometimes referred to as the "Old World" as opposed to that idea that somehow we here in the USA are "new" IE advanced technologically. Europe is, thought by many, to be "old" or worn out,

It's been a few years since Ive been to Europe. I recently returned from four weeks in Belgium…


Added by john fasulo on August 23, 2010 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

MTA Finds pot o' gold at end of TOD Rainbow!!

Beacon, NY

MTA finds Pot o' Gold at end of MTA Rainbow !!

MTA officials and press office personell rushed to Beacon the other night amidst rumors that

a pot of gold was found in the MTA parking lot at the end of a rainbow....MTA officials were quick to point out that while the pot of gold would help in the MTA's quest to make the Beacon waterfront a…


Added by john fasulo on May 21, 2010 at 7:01am — No Comments


The castle on Pollepel Island is crumbling. Actually,it has been deteriorating since first built in the early 20th Century by Francise Bannerman who, no matter how you ice the cake, was an arms merchant; buying and selling weapons to the highest bidder. In the late 1960’s, a fire gutted the castle not long…


Added by john fasulo on February 12, 2010 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Travels With Pop

Travels with Pop

I’ve had more than just a passing interest in trains, railroads and photography since I was a small boy. That interest can be directly attributed to the fact that I spent a lot of time with my grandfather, who we all called “Pop”, and was a machinist for the New York Central Railroad in the Harmon Shops, about twenty miles south of our home in Beacon, N.Y. Most Saturday’s were spent with Pop, either taking the train somewhere, or the ferry across the Hudson River to… Continue

Added by john fasulo on March 23, 2009 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

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