Binnacle Books membership program

February 2, 2017

binnicleIntroducing Memberships:  Are you a regular customer at Binnacle? Join our Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) membership program to enjoy a discount on all purchases.

Membership is simple: For $100, you’ll receive a pre-loaded gift card for the full purchase value, which qualifies you for 10% off on all purchases made with it. The value never expires, and when you’ve spent the full amount, you can renew & reload the card to continue your benefits.

In addition to the savings for you, this also helps to sustain operations for your community bookstore year-round. Come on into the store and we’d be happy to set you up, or purchase it as a gift for the reader in your life.

Beacon Pilates Toy Drive

November 27, 2016

Santa doing PilatesDonate a toy and sign up for a free workout on Second Saturday, December 10th ~

Beacon Pilates and the Pilates Studio at Allsport will be collecting toys for the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. Sign up for a session on Saturday, December 10th, donate to the Toy Drive and workout for free.    Session availability is limited, so sign up soon by clicking here.  If you can’t make the free workout day but still wish to donate, it would be very much appreciated.     We will be accepting donations until Sunday, December 11th.      (more…)

Navigating ‘Obamacare’ and Finding Affordable Coverage

November 9, 2016

aca-logoEVERY ARTIST INSURED!

Navigating ‘Obamacare’ and Finding Affordable Coverage

December 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Workshop Located:

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Grand Parlor, 9 Vassar St

Poughkeepsie

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MTA Metro-North Railroad Seeking Ideas to Revitalize Lightly Used East-West Rail Line in Dutchess and Putnam Counties

October 28, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad are asking companies and organizations to step forward with ideas for how to revitalize a little-used rail line that runs east-west across Dutchess and Putnam Counties, N.Y. The line, known as the Beacon Line or the Maybrook Branch, connects with Metro-North’s Hudson Line at Beacon, proceeds east through Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, and Stomville, and connects with the Harlem Line north of Southeast.

Although owned by Metro-North Railroad, the line is not currently used for passenger train service.
“Perhaps there are ways that the line could be put to use for the benefit of the public that are outside of our mandate as a public transportation agency,” said Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti. “We want to find out how much interest there is in this real estate and what ideas folks may have that could lead to the revitalization of the line.”

The MTA has issued a formal Request for Expressions of Interest, or RFEI, which is available at the MTA’s website under Doing Business With Us, then Real Estate, then Leasing/Sales & Current Requests for Proposals.
The MTA is issuing the RFEI to seek ideas that would help preserve the line for current or future rail operation, limit Metro-North’s ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs of the line, support economic development and public use, and generate revenue for Metro-North.

Although not part of this RFEI, the Beacon Line continues into Connecticut where it connects with Metro-North’s Danbury Branch and Waterbury Branch.

Responses are due by November 18, 2016. To promote the opportunity, the MTA has taken out advertisements with the Poughkeepsie Journal, Journal News, New York Post, El Diario, Minority Commerce Weekly, Trains Magazine, Progressive Railroading, Railway Age, Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums, and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

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