- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) - The death of folk singer and activist Pete Seeger is being felt along the river he loved and fought to preserve and restore.

The mayor in Beacon, Seeger’s hometown, says there’s talk of a candlelight vigil and possibly renaming a park on the Hudson River for Seeger to honor his push to turn what was once the city dump into a complex of recreation fields and fishing spots.

And Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner (FY’-nur) is suggesting naming a new span being built to replace the Tappan (TAP’-uhn) Zee Bridge for Seeger, who died Monday at 94.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the environmental education and advocacy group founded by Seeger and his late wife Toshi, says the boat launched in 1969 as a “floating classroom” will carry on Seeger’s legacy.

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