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Woodsy

Well said, and thanks.
Here's the famous quote on the subject, from the late humorist Will Rogers - "Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff."

beaconfan

completely agreed. the advantages of preserving this land will far outweigh any tax benefits from developing the area. get out and vote!

B. Eakins

Comparing Hiddenbrooke to a pristine wilderness is at best tenuous and at worst fraudulent. Hiddenbrooke has been settled and has served multiple uses in the last hundred years. It has been logged, farmed, "improved" and built upon. It is not without its charm but pristine it is not. The vote is not about leaving Hiddenbrooke tax exempt, it is about a spending an as yet undetermined large amount of public money to remove the land from private ownership.(The land will not suddenly regress to a pristine state, not with the nuns still living there.) Beacon does not lack for parks of open land. Vote NO.

TM Conroy

I moved to Beacon earlier this year from New Jersey, the most densely populated and overly developed state with hardly any open space left, so I would suggest that those who here want this deal to fail might think of moving to NJ.

Mother Earth

TM Conroy,
I would suggest those who think development is evil and that all land should be owned by the government should move to Alaska.

Vote NO on using taxpayer money to forward a minority elitist agenda.

Mother Earth?

I would suggest those who think development is good and that all land should be turned into a mall parking lot should move to northern New Jersey.

Vote YES on using taxpayer money to forward a majority populist agenda: quality of life.

lie

OPEN SPACE COST MORE!

Why is Beacon demanding at least a 9% tax increase and Fishkill is having a 1% (First in 7 years) increase. Answer Fishkill keeps developing and building a great tax base. Beacon is giving tax free breaks to tree hugger institutes and buying land! We need mor tax base, VOTE NO. Give that million to the Police and Fire where it is needed!!!!

yes

i agree that a growing tax base is needed in beacon but should come from new business development on main street, not from new home construction at hiddenbrooke. in the long run, there's far more money in luring businesses to fill those still empty storefronts on main street. vote YES

billp

the area is a nice large open pice of land (SO WHAT IT HAS A FEW BUILDINGS) it would make a nice park of some sort as would the settlement camp. save the area now and lets not regreat it in 20 years that they where not saved in both area the buldings can be used and updated rented for meetings or weding parties both have grounds that would make for one hell of a outdoor wedding or gathering and festivals and the money bought in would of set the tax loss madison bauck vill has a year week long outdoor antique and collectors show that bring people fom all over the us and canada and it is all done on farm fields and some venors pay about175. aday for a spot beacon could do the same thing and is a hop skip and jump from rich westchestor. think of what could be done beacon could cash in on its past even by building a musium type vilage and charge groupes to get in and of set lost tax even more running cost could come from a educational grant

yeahbaby

You think you hate us elitist NYers now? Just wait until those rich Westchester folks come up here in droves to buy up those huge ugly McMansions that you want so badly. Your taxes will increase regardless, simply because the newcomers want quality of life, not a place with no sidewalks, a broken down Main Street and no outdoor space.

yeahbaby

You think you hate us elitist NYers now? Just wait until those rich Westchester folks come up here in droves to buy up those huge ugly McMansions that you want so badly. Your taxes will increase regardless, simply because the newcomers want quality of life, not a place with no sidewalks, a broken down Main Street and no outdoor space.

billp

dont hate ya but with the open land and what can be done with it i see a way to make cash of them.

Serapheem

Also originally from NJ and I was hoping that the referendum failed simply because I've had enough of my $ being taken from me. There are more important things that need attention before we at gouged to buy land to do nothing with it.

TM Conroy

"There are more important things that need attention before we at gouged to buy land to do nothing with it."

Hello fellow ex-NJer! I'd like to ask you, why would you think that something always needs to be "done" with existing land. Why not let it just sit, as a place of natural beauty?

Colden Grey

Ah, if you all only could know what Beacon was before all the migrants from Westchester, NYC, and NJ moved it...

billp

beacon was a nice small town it may have had stores closed but the pepole where closer then and you new who your friends where

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