Around Town (Photos)

ELECTION DAY MISHAP — Jim Erickson moves a backhoe from inside the firehouse after a car crashed into the north end of the Route 9 building at about 12:45 p.m. on Election Day while voting went on inside. The driver apparently hit the gas instead of the brake. (Photo by Ross Corsair)

REMEMBERING VETS — Members of the St. Rocco’s Society in Beacon hosted a Veterans Day luncheon at the Castle Point VA Hospital on Oct. 25 for 25 veterans and 15 staff members. Pictured are Jeff Dunay, Jim Martin, Paul McGovern and Mike Pulcastro. (Photo provided)

CHESS MASTERS — Members of the Haldane Chess Team competed on Oct. 27 in a tournament at Cornwall High School. Ryder Henricksen is in the foreground in a red sweater and Wilson Robohm is in the background in a plaid shirt. Haldane placed fourth. (Photo provided)

CROSSROADS ACCIDENT — A truck (visible at left behind the cruiser) went into the ditch at the intersection of Route 9 and Fishkill Road on Monday, Nov. 5, blocking traffic as it was hauled out. (Photo by Michele Gedney)

WORLD TRAVELERS — The Haldane Model UN team attended UConn Model United Nations from Nov. 2 to 4 at the University of Connecticut. Catriona Fee (far left) and Andrew Nachamkin (fourth from left) were selected best delegates for their committees. (Photo provided)