POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - Frank Skartados won back a state Assembly seat about six months ago in a special election and has proven resourceful and adaptive in carrying out his duties. 

Skartados specifically mentioned his support for the effort to restore the incline railway service to the summit of Mount Beacon, astutely believing this will build on the tourism opportunities in the area.

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HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE - The Mount Beacon Incline hike follows the route once taken by the railway. Led by interpretive guides from the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society, who are trying to rebuild the mountain’s funicular railway...the hike ends at the summit, which [Ramble director Mark] Castiglione cites as “one of the most spectacular views in the Hudson Valley.”

Source: http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazin...
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - The group backing the reconstruction of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway now has a study that puts some numbers behind ideas of what it could do for the region's economy. The findings come from a study that was a student project under Dr. Dean Dudley, an associate professor of economics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.   

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