Around Town (Photos)

THEY’RE BACK! — Haldane Elementary students disembark on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Classes began on Wednesday (Sept. 5) in Cold Spring and Beacon and on Tuesday (Sept. 4) in Garrison. (Photo by Michael Turton)

WELCOME BACK — The Manitou School in Cold Spring, celebrating its fifth year, welcomed more than 100 students back to class on Sept. 4. It expanded its classrooms over the summer and plans in 2019 to add a gym.  (Photo provided)

BRING ON THE SUN — Local officials and supporters, including state Sen. Sue Serino, BQ Energy’s Paul Curran and David Sandbank of NY-Sun, join Beacon Mayor Randy Casale as he cuts the ribbon on Thursday to open a 2,766-kilowatt solar farm at the former Beacon landfill site. The farm is expected to save the city as much as $140,000 per year by producing renewable energy. (Photo by Jeff Simms)

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