A podcast from Beacon, NY

Twenty years of change, with Beacon beat reporter Jeff Simms

The Highlands Current recently published a series of features on the profound changes to Beacon, including demographic shifts, surging tax revenues, crime and policing, spiraling housing costs and other aspects of civic life. The package culminated in a conversation between Beacon’s four living mayors: Clara Lou Gould (Beacon’s Moses), Steve Gold (the recession mayor), Randy Casale (our first ever guest on this podcast) and current mayor Lee Kyriacou.

To recap that coverage and share his perspective on all the dizzying changes to our city, we’re glad to welcome reporter Jeff Simms back to the podcast. Jeff has attended more council, planning board, zoning board of appeals and school board meetings than perhaps any other resident and shares his informed perspective on current city business and the forces that will shape Beacon in years to come.

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