STREET WORK — Central Hudson is replacing gas lines in Beacon along Verplanck Avenue (shown here) and portions of Dewindt Street, including South Cedar, South Chestnut and Henry streets. The Verplanck work is expected to be completed by early November and the Dewindt project by the end of September. A gas main replacement along Main Street between Schenck and South Avenue should be finished by early October. The projects are a part of a years-long, regional initiative by the utility to address aging infrastructure. (Photo by Jeff Simms)
NEW ENGINE — The Beacon Fire Department has a new pumper — a 2018 Pierce Enforcer built in Appleton, Wisconsin — that went into service Aug. 21. It includes a 750-gallon tank and a 1,500 GPM pump. (Photo provided)Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a contribution to support our nonprofit journalism. Our annual appeal has begun! All gifts of up to $1,000 through Dec. 31 will be matched TWICE! Click here for details. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.