NOT SO LONG AGO — This shot by Cynthia Careccia of Beacon was among the finalists in Central Hudson’s seventh annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest.
BUCKET HEAD — Two officers from the state Department of Environmental Conservation were called to Putnam Valley on Nov. 20 to rescue a deer that had a Halloween bucket stuck over its nose with the handle caught in its antlers. While being pursued, the deer ran behind a wood pile, where it managed to knock the bucket free. The officers said the yearling buck reunited with a larger doe and headed into the woods. (DEC)
GIVING SEASON — At left, Patrick Halvey, owner of the Riverview Funeral Home, is shown with some of the donations collected at his business for the Beacon Community Kitchen. The kitchen, located at the Tabernacle of Christ Church at 483 Main St., is open Monday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to noon. At right, Harold Delamater, commander of Beacon’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post, presents $300 in grocery gift cards to the food pantry at the Castle Point VA. (Photos provided)