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Ben Royce's Blog – November 2011 Archive (4)

Why Beacon's future is bright

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/opinion/the-death-of-the-fringe-suburb.html

 

In short, the era of the strip mall and the McMansion are over. Due to rising fuel prices, real estate collapse, and a demographic change having to do with livability.

 

In the late 1990s, high-end outer suburbs contained most of the expensive housing in the United States, as…

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Added by Ben Royce on November 26, 2011 at 1:46pm — 3 Comments

Giant Hogweed: do NOT touch. Report it to the NYS DEC.

So it's coming folks, established in Putnam and creeping into Northern Westchester and Southern Dutchess, an invasive plant that makes poison ivy look cuddly: giant hogweed.

 

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/41952.html

 

It's quite a stunning looking plant, I can see why it was imported for ornamental reasons: 

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Added by Ben Royce on November 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Election Results

http://www.dutchesselections.com/

 

CITY OF BEACON - City Mayor

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10 out of 10 election district(s) reported.…
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Added by Ben Royce on November 8, 2011 at 11:30pm — 30 Comments

Voting Guide

This is a useful map to find what ward you live in (requires pdf viewer):

 

http://www.dutchesselections.com/dboe/Maps/City%20of%20Beacon.pdf

 

The middle number in the regions on the map is your ward. So if on that map you live in 30-3-2, that means you are in Ward 3.

 

Armed with that info, here are your Republican and Democratic tickets:

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Added by Ben Royce on November 8, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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