As a kid, what critters did you like finding each spring? 

Jake Bernz
I liked catching turtles and salamanders.
~Jake Bernz, Beacon

Bettina Utz
Honeybees. Our neighbor kept bees; we loved his honey. Now I have bees.
~Bettina Utz, Philipstown

James Walton
Salamanders. We’d muck for them at the pond, put them in to-go coffee cups.
~James Walton, Cold Spring

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features