While the calendar shows summer is still here, the unmistakable signs of fall showed up last week. Hamilton College students Lucas Mangold, Tessa Lavan, Robbie Lane and Jeff Welch celebrated the opening of the Clinton Cider Mill with a trip for lunch; the four juniors are veteran visitors of the place. Kindergarten students began their first days at school, including at Memorial Park in Waterville, where students made things out of gadgets in Melissa Olmstead’s class. More First Day photos from Clinton, Waterville and Brookfield, Page 16. Also inside: Sen. Dave Valesky visits the Clinton Farmers Market, page 6; Cruise In comes this Saturday, page 8; Football and Brothertown Optimist Soccer results, pages 9-12.