Jun 2012
Veterans Forum

A forum for U.S. military veterans will take place on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building on Main Street. Dutchess County's Director of Veteran's Services, Nelson "Eddy" Rivera, will discuss benefits that are available to veterans and their families.

County Clerk Brad Kendall will be available to provide veterans with the FAVOR ID card, which provides discounts to over 130 businesses in Dutchess County as well as certain businesses throughout the Hudson Valley. Veterans should bring a copy of Full Time Active Duty separation papers with them. Proof of honorable discharge is necessary to obtain the FAVOR card.

For more information, contact 845-486-2060.

May 2012
Memorial Building Poll Site

The Dutchess County Board of Elections has notified the city that it will no longer require the use of the Memorial Building as a poll site. Beacon residents who previously voted at this site will now vote at either Rombout Middle School or St. Luke's Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall and will be notified by mail of their new polling site.

May 2012
Faith in Art Gallery at First Presbyterian Church

Beacon's First Presbyterian Church at 50 Liberty Street is debuting its new "Faith in Art Gallery" on Saturday, June 9 from 4-6 p.m. Click here for more details.

May 2012
ZeroWaste Garden Tour

The Conservation Advisory Committee will present a garden tour of local residents on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and will meet in the DMV parking lot (223 Main Street) 15 minutes beforehand.

Click here to view the event flyer.

May 2012
Summer Program Registration

SUMMER PROGRAMS- Beacon Recreation announces summer program registration. Registration is now for the following City of Beacon Recreation programs; Playground program, Kids on the Go, Tennis Clinic, and Beacon Hoops Summer Basketball League. Registration forms available online at and in person at City Hall.

May 2012
Beacon Soccer Club

Travel team tryouts for the 2012-2013 season will be held on May 7, 8, 11, 14 & 15. Please visit for further information regarding teams, ages, field location and times.

May 2012
Letter From Ackerman Street Fire Survivor


I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the professional and volunteer fire fighters and emergency response personnel for their quick and courageous rescue and fire fighting actions they took on the night of March 26th to a major house fire at 43 Ackerman Street, Beacon, NY.

As one of the survivors of the horrific house fire, I can state without doubt that had they not responded and acted as they all did, I would not be writing this “Thank You Letter to the Community” to acknowledge their heroic efforts.  I will be forever grateful to all these heroes for saving my life, the life of my mother, Lucy, and the life of the home health aide, Daffney.  You, men and women, are very special people to put your lives on the line to save the lives of others – Again, Thank You.

I would like to especially thank Beacon Firefighters Mark Romanelli, Matthew Smith and Brian Davis; and Fishkill Firefighters Danny Burke, Brandon Knapp, Brian Canero, and Fire Chief Dean Scofield.  I am told they all helped to rescue us from the blazing house fire.

I would further like to say thank you to all firefighters and emergency response personnel at the following locations:

Beacon - 

Beacon Police Department                                

Engine 33-11 Beacon Engine

Engine 33-12 Tompkins Hose                            

Engine 33-45 Mase Hook & Ladder

Truck   33-55 Rescue Department                     

Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Mutual Aid -

Village of Fishkill Fire Department                      

Hughsonville Fire Department

Dutchess County Bureau of Fire                        

Mobile Life

Phillipstown Ambulance Corps                           

Putnam Paramedics

Glenham Fire Department (Stand-by)                

Rombout Fire Department (Stand-by)

Thank you all for my life, my mother’s life, and the home health aide’s life.  We are all blessed to have such brave individuals, as you are, for the new life you have given us – Again – Thank You – God Bless You and Your Families.

I would like to express my gratitude to my many friends, as well as many others who have reached out to me with hospital visits; get well cards; phone calls; and other personal expressions of concern and best wishes.  Many of you have assisted me in various ways during my (3) three-week treatment and recovery in the Westchester Burn Center.  As I begin to get my personal affairs in order, once again, I thank all of you for your generosity and kindness.

I would like to take this opportunity to give an update on the status of the survivors of the house fire.  My mother, Lucy, has extensive burns primarily on her legs, arms and shoulders and at this time remains at the Westchester Burn Center.  She is in critical but guardedly stable condition; is still being treated for her burns and will probably remain at the Burn Center for a few more months.  I am hopeful and praying for her recovery – please join me with your prayers as well – Thank You.

May 2012
Wee Play Project Annual Ree Play Sale May 4-6

Wee Play Project Annual Ree Play Sale
9:00 am-1:00 pm
University Settlement Camp Theater

Join Us!

Ree -Play Sale by the Wee Play Project

A community tag sale of gently used children’s items

University Settlement Theater
724 Wolcott Ave

May 4 and 5- 9am to 1pm
May 6 10am – 1pm



Apr 2012
Annual City Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 9am3pm

Attention Sellers: List your yard sale for $10 or talk to your neighbors and list 3 for $20. Your sale will be listed by street address. This list will be available to shoppers on the morning of the sale at City Hall as well as online for the weeks leading up to the sale. You will also receive a City Wide Yard Sale sign to mark your house on the day of the sale. The City Wide Yard Sale will be locally advertised by the Recreation Department.

Please submit your registration form and fees by June 4, 2012.

NEW! Online list updated with your sale after you register. Advertise your sale for weeks!

yard sale

Apr 2012
Electronics Recycling Day in Beacon

Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00 am-3:00 pm outside City Hall in the Police Station parking lot.

BRING: Computers, servers, monitors, printers, keyboards, VCRs, cellphones, wires, power supplies, fax machines, radios, modems, telephones, TVs, copiers, scanners, DVD players, stereo equipment…nearly anything with a plug!

Please don't bring air conditioners, refrigerators, or smoke detectors - those can be recycled at Best Buy and other big box stores.

This event is brought to you by Zero to Go and WeRecycle!, a national leader in socially and environmentally responsible domestic electronics recycling. Questions?