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By Ray Fashona
The issue of race relations is not something that can be digested in
one big bite. It is too complex, too multi-faceted. At best, we can
nibble away at the edges until, eventually, we hopefully get to the
In talking to a wide variety of people for this story, one thing became quite clear – everyone agrees more dialog is needed to even begin to understand the problem, let alone solve it.
There is no need to rehash here the wave of violence that has swept the country recently, much of it between police and black citizens. Racial tensions nationwide are reminiscent of the late 1960s, when violence was rampant and cities burned.
Attempting to take the racial temperature of Dutchess County is no easy task. Everyone has a story, both law enforcement and ethnic groups who say they have been pushed to the limit.
Paralympic equestrian Sydney Collier rides “Western Rose” (Rosie) in the ring at the Woodstock Stables near Millbrook. She will compete for the U.S. at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in September. Photo by Curtis Schmidt
by Jan Larraine CoxA stellar teen athlete is training in our midst. Bright light Sydney Collier of Stanfordville has conquered great odds to head to Rio in September, competing for the Gold in the Paralympic Dressage category.
The Beacon Community Pool is now open at University Settlement. - Courtesy photo by Heidi Harrison
By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment
The Beacon Community Pool is now in full ‘swim’ seven days a week at University Settlement Camp. Open till Labor Day, it is located at 724 Wolcott Avenue (Route 9D). Approximately 100-200 swimmers and splashers a day are cooling off in the blue waters of the 140 by 50 foot pool, which has depths ranging from two to eight feet. The City of Beacon has employed sixteen lifeguards as seasonals, with three to four on duty at any given time.
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