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By Kristine Coulter
(Continued from Cover) Grady stated, “The police actions
in this case prevented what could very well have been a life
threatening encounter with innocent victims.”
Grady said the evidence established that Murphy was described as “delusional” and thought he had developed a relationship in New York who was part of a spiritual/healing group which he was a member.
According to the evidence, said Grady, Murphy quit his job abruptly two days prior to the incident.
Read the full story in this week’s print edition.
Sargent Elementary School’s Gem of the Hudson float.
- Photo by Kristine Coulter
by Kristine Coulter
Thousands gathered on Main Street throughout the day on Sunday to
celebrate the annual Spirit of Beacon Day (S.O.B.D.). Those who
attended the festivities and watched the parade celebrate this
year’s theme of “Beacon – the Gem of the Hudson.”
Beacon resident Lillian Carlton was at the New Visions Church booth.
Carlton said she enjoys S.O.B.D. “for the parade with the schools, the food, the people and just having a good time.”
A parade kicked off at 1 p.m. Parade watchers saw floats, Scout groups, marching bands, local fire departments and the City of Beacon Police Department march down Main Street. Members of the Beacon City Council, as well as county and state politicians, waved as they marched in the parade.
Mark Rubinstein is the 7th and 8th grade Band Teacher at Rombout Middle School.
Rubinstein said he likes “showing off the band and giving back to the community.” There are 91 band members this year, he said.
Attendees were able to walk along Main Street and visit vendors during the five-hour event.
'Seussical' coming to Beacon Theatre
Some of the cast in the Beacon Theatre’s “Seussical The Musical.” - Courtesy photo