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After what's been called a "tumultuous" run in Peekskill, a new city administrator will take the reins in the City of Beacon next week.

Anthony Ruggiero becomes Beacon's city manager on May 4, replacing acting city administrator Timothy Dexter, who will stay on as the city's building inspector. The city council unanimously approved Ruggiero's hiring at a March 2 meeting.

Along with the new city administrator comes a mild controversy, however, as heresigned from his $163,000-per-year post after being caught in the middle of a political squabble that placed his qualifications and a settlement that he approved under a microscope.

He was hired in 2013 to a five-year contract, according to The Journal News.

"It was tumultuous," said Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina of working with Ruggiero. "But I wish him well."

He resigned from his post in Peekskill because the Beacon city administrator position is a "great opportunity close to home," he said. With the new position, he'll make $125,000, a decrease in pay of around $38,000.

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