NEW FIREFIGHTERS — The Beacon City Council approved the hiring of two new full-time (“career”) firefighters/EMTs, Charles Del Bene (Badge 44) and Matthew Smith (Badge 45), to fill open positions. Both had been volunteers. They begin a 14-week recruit class at the Utica Fire Academy today (March 31). They are shown with Fire Chief Gary Van Voorhis. (Photo provided)

SPRING CLEANING — Lucy Freilich of Cold Spring did some cleanup at Little Stony Point on March 16. (Photo by Lucy Freilich)

SCOUT APPRECIATION — Beacon Elks Lodge No. 1493 recognized members of Boy Scout Troop No. 41 recently in a Court of Honor ceremony with more than 75 people in attendance. (Photo provided)

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