December 18, 2017




City manager: Change Beacon train station name to Newburgh-Beacon station

Beacon-Newburgh or Newburgh-Beacon?

NEWBURGH – City Manager Michael Ciaravino wants to aggressively market Newburgh and his first effort is to push for the Beacon train station to be renamed the Newburgh-Beacon, or the Beacon-Newburgh train station.

That alone would put Newburgh on the map, said Ciaravino.

“This does not cost money except for the replacement of signs, training the conductors to announce the stop and change the signage down at Grand Central,” Ciaravino said. “I think it would be a point of particular pride for this community to be able to go down Grand Central, stand by that large clock, look up at our board and see the name ‘Newburgh’,”

Beacon Mayor Randy Casale has no problem with adding Newburgh to the name of the Beacon station.

“I’m sure people would be upset if they changed the name of the train station because it has always been the Beacon train station and if you say Beacon-Newburgh, people would probably get offended, but to me it doesn’t make a difference.”

To Casale’s way of thinking, it is the location – in Beacon – that makes his city successful.


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