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Beacon Halloween Parade: 2pm

Yep, that would be taking place TODAY: Sunday, October 21. If you’ve got a costume, join us at 1pm next to Bank Square. March of horror starts at 2pm (EDIT: yea, NOBODY seems to agree on what time it actually starts: Chamber of commerce says one thing, Beacon City website says another… aaaaannnnd check it out –  we’re marching at one. Cool. Lots of people but probably many left out.

Hocus Pocus Parade

For the coming April showers (and the melting snow)

The Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee blog posted an item at Mother Jones that seeks to answer the question “How Clean Must Food Containers Be Before Recycling?”  It’s a question we keep asking in our household.

On further environmental news germaine to our fair city, the BCAC has posted details on a seminar dealing with controlling stormwater quantity and quality.  The seminar takes place (somewhere in Dutchess or Putnam county, TBA) on March 15 and in Kingston on March 16 and is presented by Barbara L. Kendall of Kendall Stormwater Services.  Click on the link above for additional information on the seminar.

And talking about runoff… The Hudson Valley Green has a post reporting on the City of Beacon’s long standing problem of Raw sewage flowing into the Hudson River and the current efforts that may finally render some improvement in the situation.  Below is a video Hudson Valley Green shot of sewage gushing out of a sewer pipe as if it were a novelty sprinkler feature for your garden hose.

The sale of the old Beacon High School (Beacon Studios)

On Jan 15, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported on the recent sale of the old Beacon High School known in recent years as Beacon Studios.  The new owners of the building are Ethan Cohen and Zhu Ceng, and it’s reported that the building will be called MOCA Beacon – perhaps the one name that might be more generic than Beacon Studios.

There is some discussion about the sale on the Beacon Citizen Network

For some background on the recent history of the old high school and the trials and tribulations of the Beacon Cultural Foundation which purchased the building in 2003 for $4.25M making precipitating the occupation of the space by artists and a handful of non profits and small businesses, try searching through the archives of the Beacon Dispatch and