Mayor Lee Kyriacou, and At Large Council Member George Mansfield, with some local Beacon updates.


  1. Dutchess Website:  At, the county posts COVID-19 counts by community.  Beacon has 44 positive tests of COVID-19 out of a county total of 550.
  2. Water Bills:  Pay your bill by mail, drop box in front of City Hall, M&T Bank’s drive-up window, or the city’s website.  For everyone’s safety, please pay your bill remotely by one of these methods.
  3. Census:  Don’t forget the census.


  1. Unemployment Insurance:  The state’s unemployment office is inundated – keep trying. All benefits will be paid retroactively from the last day of employment.
  2. Small Business Help:  The most comprehensive and intelligible resource to help you navigate applying for relief is at  Sign up for daily emails; they have more and clearer information each day.

    The Federal CARES Act has small business funding – including immediate emergency loans up to $10,000, which are forgivable if used for payroll or other specific expenses.  Applications are through local lending institutions – there’s a list on, and more details at

Thank you.  Be safe; be well; be generous.