MUSKRAT LOVE — On April 24, Michael Hameline, an officer with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, responded to a call in Beacon that a muskrat was stuck in a chain-link fence. The critter was taken to Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center in Hunter to recover. (DEC photo)

NEW PANTRY — Binnacle Books on Main Street in Beacon teamed up with Fareground Community Kitchen to convert its dollar shelves into a Tiny Food Pantry. Take what you need, leave what you can. (Photo provided)

CAUGHT IN THE ACT — Cora McMahon and her brother, Andre (in background), fifth-graders at the Garrison School, donned their safety vests on April 26 to pick up trash along Avery Road near their home. (Photo by David Lilburne)

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