Around Town (Photos)

Battle of the Books

BATTLE OF BOOKS — The middle school Battle of the Books team from Butterfield Library in Cold Spring was division champ this year, reaching the four-team regional finals. The members were Ada Caccamise, Rita Edwards Salas, Maisie Matthews, Clara O’Neil, Margaret O’Sullivan and Kate Resi. They are shown with librarian and coach Maureen McGrath. (Photo provided)

restored snow thrower

READY FOR SNOW — Putnam County highway department mechanics recently completed the restoration of a 1959 snow thrower that had been retired in 1998 after nearly 40 years of service; it is now fully functional. The project took four years. Shown with the vehicle are lead diesel mechanic Lonny Vlashi and chief mechanic Chris Vitiello. While it took many hours to restore the machine, the investment in parts was around $5,000. Snow throwers without a front loader retail for about $175,000, the county said. (Photo provided)

GUFS teachers

MAKING STRIDES — A team representing the Garrison Teachers Association took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser and walk on Oct. 17 at Manhattanville College and raised more than $1,500. (Photo provided)

HHH cats

SPOOKY ENTRANCE — Hudson Highlands Home in Cold Spring decorated its walkway entrance in preparation for Halloween with a collection of friendly but scary felines. (Photo provided)

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