Mar 2012
Tax Help

Need help prepring your tax return? AARP Tax-Aide is offering free help in Beacon through April 15. The free, volunteer-run tax preparation service is available to older taxpayers and to any taxpayer with limited income.

AARP Tax-Aide counselors will be at two sites in Beacon:

Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street
     • Mondays :: 10am to 1pm
     • Thursdays :: 10am to 1pm

Southern Dutchess Community Action Agency, 554 Main Street
     •  Tuesdays :: 10am to 1pm
     •  Wednesdays :: 3;30pm to  5:30pm

Appointments are required.
To schedule an appointment call (800) 899-1479 or 211 (The United Way Helpline)

For more information visit AARP Tax-Aide online.

Mar 2012
2012 Free Dump Program for City Property Owners


2012 Free use of the Transfer Station
Tuesday, May 15th until Saturday, September 29th 
Each taxpayer whose taxes are paid in full
can dump up to 250 lbs. per tax parcel
Owners should be present and provide valid ID. 
If the owner cannot be there or hires a contractor, a permission form must be filled out and signed by the owner and submitted at the time of drop-off.
Any questions, please call 831-4390

Mar 2012
BVAC Fundraiser

This brunch is being graciously hosted by the Coris Family at the Dutchess Manor. Everything you could want for brunch - including carving stations - will be there.

100% of the proceeds go to help BVAC. In particularly this year, we are trying to raise funds for a new ambulance to continue to meet the growing needs of the community we serve and we need your support.

Event specifics:

When: Sunday, March 25, 2012

  • 1st serving at 10:30 a.m.
  • 2nd serving at 12:30 p.m.


  • Adults $18
  • Seniors: $15
  • Children (6-12) $12

For tickets, please call:

  • (845) 831-3455 or (845) 831-4540 ext. 6


  • Dutchess Manor, 263 Route 9D, Beacon, BY 12508

Flyer in PDF:

Flyer in JPG:




Mar 2012
Spring Leaf Pick Up

City of Beacon Residents Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning Monday, April 2nd through Friday, April 27th LEAVES MUST BE PLACED IN BIODEGRADABLE BAGS PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station Free of Charge Only bagged leaves will be picked up – 4/2 to 4/6 North side of Mountain 4/9 to 4/13 South side of Mountain 4/16 to 4/20 South side of Main 4/23 to 4/27 North side of Main After this time frame, NO BAGS WILL BE PICKED UP CURBSIDE UNTIL THE FALL LEAF PROGRAM STARTS Any bagged leaves with dirt, rocks, or garbage mixed in will not be picked up! Any questions call 831-0932 (Monday – Friday 7 am to 3 pm)

Mar 2012
First Greenway Trail Committee Meeting

Mayor Casale is assembling an ad-hoc Greenway Trail committee to assist with the process of developing the trail along Fishkill Creek.

The first meeting will be held on March 29, 2012 at 7PM at Beahive, 291 Main Street.

Feb 2012
Swearing in For New Police Chief

The City of Beacon is proud to announce the swearing in of our new Police Chief, Douglas Solomon, on Tuesday night, February 21, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. We invite the community as well as fellow chiefs and enforcement officers from other local municipalities to join us to welcome our new Chief. Light refreshments will be served.

Feb 2012
Beacon Barks Parade

The 6th Annual Beacon Barks Parade

Saturday, April 28 (rain date: April 29)

10:30 a.m. to 3:00

Please visit for more info

Feb 2012
Greenway Trail Committee

Mayor Casale will be assembling a small, ad-hoc Greenway Trail committee to assist with the process of developing the trail along Fishkill Creek. Please email the mayor ( if you are interested in serving on this committee. Be sure to include your home address in the text of your email.

Feb 2012
single stream recycling


Single Stream Recycling
The City of Beacon Is Now Implementing
Single Stream Recycling
No Need to Separate Your Recyclables
What does Single Stream mean? 
Single Stream material does not have to be separated and can be placed in one container.  All recyclable items (bottles, cans, plastic and paper) can be placed in the recycling bin provided by Royal Carting. All additional recycling containers should be sturdy, reusable receptacles like a plastic crate or a spare "garbage" can. Do not use plastic bags.
All materials must be empty of food residue. Rinsing is helpful. It is not required to remove labels from cans. Glass should not be broken.
Glass Bottles
ŸJuice Ÿ Wine Ÿ Ketchup Ÿ Food Jars Ÿ Canning Jars Ÿ All Colors
ŸCanned Foods Ÿ Aluminum Cans Ÿ Coat Hangers Ÿ Pet Food Ÿ Food Trays
Plastic Containers
ŸDairy Jugs Ÿ Milk Ÿ Juice Ÿ Water Ÿ Shampoo Ÿ Liquid Dishwashing
ŸLaundry Detergent Ÿ Bleach Ÿ Soda
Mixed Paper
Ÿ All newspapers and advertisement inserts ŸTelephone books, paperback books, junk mail (including envelopes and coupons) Ÿ Magazines containing glossy coated paper, catalogs ŸGlossy flyers and mailers - staples/tape with water soluble glues do not have to be removed ŸAll sizes loose, bundled or bagged "Kraft" paper grocery bags
All dry, loose or bagged white and colored ledgers Ÿ Copy paper, note pads, loose-leaf fillers, computer print-outs Ÿ Single wall, non-corrugated boxes used to package dry food Cereal boxes, shoe boxes and other similar packaging Ÿ Paper egg cartons, construction paper Ÿ Double & triple wall cardboard boxes with liners of "Kraft", jute or test liners - flattened, cut down or folded to size no more than 3 feet by 3 feet.

Feb 2012
State of the County Address

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will give the 2012 State of the County Address on Tuesday, February 7 at 5 p.m. The location is Beacon High School: 101 Matteawan Road in Beacon. Kindly RSVP: 845-486-3600 or