Beacon Voting Sites Move

City also approves school at St. Luke’s

By Jeff Simms

Several Beacon polling sites have been changed for the Sept. 13 primary election.

Ward 1 voters in the first district will vote at the Lewis Tompkins fire station at 13 South Ave., while those in the second district will poll at Rombout Middle School at 84 Matteawan Road.

All Ward 2 voters will vote at the fire station.

Ward 3 voters in the first district will go to Rombout Middle, while those in the second and third districts will vote at J.V. Forrestal Elementary School at 125 Liberty St.

Finally, Ward 4 voters will poll at the fellowship hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty St.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you are not sure which ward and/or district you live in, visit

Planning board

The Beacon Planning Board on Aug. 14 gave its final approval to allow St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to subdivide 1 acre of its nearly 10-acre parcel to rent to the Hudson Hills Academy.

The nonprofit Montessori school has about 50 students in preschool through third grade at its Hanna Lane location, which opened in 2013. The school will expand to the eighth grade at St. Luke’s while a second location in Newburgh will close. School begins Sept. 13.

The Planning Board has also scheduled for its September meeting one of the final public hearings — this one for site-plan approval — on the proposed Edgewater development near the waterfront.

In addition, the City Council will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 on a proposal to renovate an abandoned building on the campus of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 21 South Ave. to create three apartments. The project, which the Planning Board last month found to be consistent with the city’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, requires a special-use permit because it proposes multi-family housing.

Sept. 5: This story has been corrected to update the polling site for Ward 4 voters.

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