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04/27/16 Highlights of this week's edition...

Beacon Fire Dept. honors 7-year-old

By Kristine Coulter

(Continued from Cover)  Chase is in first grade at St. Mary School in Fishkill.

“In this case, this young man Chase saw a fire outside… he notified an adult,” remarked City of Beacon Fire Department Chief Gary Van Voorhis.

The chief stated, “We thought we should honor Chase.”

The two-hour event was held at Mase Hook & Ladder firehouse on Main Street. It was part of RecruitNY. The weekend of April 23 and April 24, more than a dozen firehouses in Dutchess County hosted open houses. It is a way for fire departments to recruit new members.

Tara Piotrowski, Chase’s mother, said, “He actually picked up the phone to call 911.” An adult made the call, though.

The firefighters were able to respond quickly, she added.

Van Voorhis presented Chase a firefighter helmet with his last name on it.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Parking issues brought up at Council meeting

The parking lot off of Eliza Street, where there are 90 parking spaces. - Photo by Kristine Coulter

by Kristine Coulter

TThe Beacon City Council heard from Mayor Randy Casale regarding parking on Main Street. The council meeting was held on Monday, April 18 at the Municipal Building.

“We have put our parking lot map on our website,” said Casale.

He talked about getting back to a dedicated officer to enforce parking.

“We will be enforcing parking,” stated the mayor. He noted he “was not a happy camper” while watching someone park diagonally on Main St. and parking a car on sidewalk in front of one of the banks.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the Apr. 27-May 3, 2016 issue:

  • Ree-Play sale this weekend

The Ree-Play Sale, hosted by Wee Play Community Project, will be held this weekend at the University Settlement Camp Park.


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