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Senator James Skoufis has announced he will be introducing legislation to strictly limit the significant delivery fees t...
01/08/2021
Skoufis attempts to help restaurants and taverns – The Cornwall Local

Senator James Skoufis has announced he will be introducing legislation to strictly limit the significant delivery fees that many restaurants and taverns face when ordering wine and spirits. Additionally, he is calling for “primary source” legislation, carried by Senator Anna Kaplan, to be passed as a package with the new delivery fee bill.

Skoufis attempts to help restaurants and taverns January 6, 2021 Editorial Staff Senator James Skoufis has announced he will be introducing legislation to strictly limit the significant delivery fees that many restaurants and taverns face when ordering wine and spirits. Additionally, he is calling f...

01/07/2021

Town Hall continues to be closed to the public, but the offices have remained open. However, due to an employee in Town Hall testing positive and having had prior contact with other employees, all offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. They will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11. The entire building will be sanitized during the closure. Town Hall will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.

Devitts Nursery owners started a GoFundMe Page to help other businessesIt’s been a tough year for small businesses. Some...
01/07/2021
Devitts worries about more than their bottom line – The Cornwall Local

Devitts Nursery owners started a GoFundMe Page to help other businesses

It’s been a tough year for small businesses. Some were closed for months during the pandemic. Others lost revenue, because their customers were short of funds or avoiding public places. Almost every business has incurred new expenses to keep their clientele safe.

Devitts worries about more than their bottom line January 6, 2021 Ken Cashman (Photo provided) - Joseph Gizzarelli, Chris Fitch and Eben York, of Devitt’s, hope that the “closed” sign won’t become the norm in the Mid-Hudson Valley. They came up with a plan to help struggling businesses. Owne...

You'll find these stories and more inside this week's edition of The Cornwall Local.
01/07/2021
This Week – January 8, 2021 – The Cornwall Local

You'll find these stories and more inside this week's edition of The Cornwall Local.

This Week – January 8, 2021 January 6, 2021 Editorial Staff (Photo by Jason Kaplan) - Cornwall-on-Hudson’s annual New Year’s Eve ball drop didn’t take place in the traditional sense. There was no entertainment and the ball drop was kept quiet to prevent a large crowd from gathering, however ...

The sale of the Storm King Golf Club, to the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation, was completed on Dec. 10. While avid golfers...
01/01/2021
Golf club sold, remains closed until 2022 – The Cornwall Local

The sale of the Storm King Golf Club, to the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation, was completed on Dec. 10. While avid golfers may be looking ahead to spring, they won’t be able to use the course anytime soon. The course and clubhouse are set to go through renovations and improvements with mid-2022 as the target reopening date.

Golf club sold, remains closed until 2022 December 29, 2020 Jason Kaplan (File Photo) - Storm King Golf Club was purchased earlier this month by the Hudson Valley Golf Foundation. The clubhouse and golf course are expected to undergo renovations and upgrades with a tentative mid-2022 reopening. Reno...

Enrique Bullon stood up and smiled at the media people around him. “It didn’t hurt,” he announced proudly. Mr. Bullon is...
12/31/2020
Cornerstone gives 1st COVID shots – The Cornwall Local

Enrique Bullon stood up and smiled at the media people around him. “It didn’t hurt,” he announced proudly. Mr. Bullon is a medical interpreter for Cornerstone Family Healthcare. His employer received 1,800 doses of the Moderna Vaccine to distribute according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

Cornerstone gives 1st COVID shots December 29, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photo by Ken Cashman) - Media personnel photograph the first vaccination at the Kaplan Family Pavilion in Newburgh on Dec. 23. Rachel Harris administered the shot and Enrique Bullon received it. Mr. Bullon is a medical translator. Rece...

12/19/2020

Wreaths across America, originally scheduled for today at noon at St. Thomas Cemetery, will instead be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. There will be no opening ceremony, just the placement of wreaths.

At first, it looked like any other indoor baseball program. Players took turns walloping baseballs into a net that separ...
12/18/2020
Brothers host unique baseball clinic – The Cornwall Local

At first, it looked like any other indoor baseball program. Players took turns walloping baseballs into a net that separated them from the spectators. The sound of bat meeting ball was a welcome contrast to the cold weather outside.

Brothers host unique baseball clinic December 16, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photo by Ken Cashman) - Kadeem (left) and Steve Octave paused for a moment with their Wednesday night students. Featuring Major League technology At first, it looked like any other indoor baseball program. Players took turns wallopi...

I was thinking dollar signs as the Board of Education held a virtual work session on Dec. 7. One of the first items on t...
12/17/2020
School Board gets building surveys – The Cornwall Local

I was thinking dollar signs as the Board of Education held a virtual work session on Dec. 7. One of the first items on the agenda was a presentation by the architectural firm CS Arch. Did that mean new projects and new expenditures?

School Board gets building surveys December 16, 2020 Ken Cashman (Contributed Photo) - The Buildings and Grounds Department includes (from left) Bill Sanner, licensed electrician; Richard Pagano, groundskeeper; Jeff Caven, groundskeeper; Vern Van Oyan, groundskeeper; Matt Weddel, maintenance mechani...

Will the Cornwall Central School District use snow days or have students learn remotely in the event of bad weather? Fin...
12/16/2020
CCSD Buzz...

Will the Cornwall Central School District use snow days or have students learn remotely in the event of bad weather? Find the answer here:

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CCSD Buzz... Dear CCSD Community, Each year in the fall, we practice the countywide 15-minute early release drill. The premise of this...

12/14/2020

Another student has tested positive for COVID-19 at Cornwall Central High School. This case was reported to the district, but has not yet been confirmed by the Orange County Department of Health. All students and staff who have been deemed in direct or proximate contact with the positive case will be contacted no later than this evening.

Unfortunately, the impact of quarantining students and staff at the high school due to the three recent positive cases (2 cases last week) has forced the district to shift the high school to full remote status. Cornwall Central High School students will pivot to their full remote schedule from Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Wednesday, Dec. 23. This decision is for the high school only.

In order to ensure a healthy winter break for all students, families, faculty and staff, in-person instruction for all CCSD schools will be paused from Jan. 4 through Jan. 8.

All schools will pivot back into a hybrid model on Monday, Jan. 11.

Storm King Engine Company #2
12/12/2020

Storm King Engine Company #2

On Saturday December 19th Santa will make his annual trek through our village. During Santa's visit in cooperation with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, the Storm King Engine Company #2 will conduct a food drive for much needed items this holiday season. We ask that you please consider donating canned and non-perishable food items to the food drive. Santa will begin his voyage through the village at 8am. If you would like to make a donation of food items, we ask that you place the items at the end of your driveway or walkway to be picked up by Santa's assistants as they travel through our community. You can also drop off food items to the firehouse on Saturday December 19th between 2pm-5pm. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 19th.

12/11/2020

To attend the Board of Trustees' virtual work session and public hearing on the comprehensive plan at 7 p.m. on Monday night, visit
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/421860237.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 421-860-237

12/11/2020

Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, the Cornwall Town Hall will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, Dec. 16 through Jan. 3. Call Town Hall offices during normal business hours if you have any questions or need to discuss any matters pertaining to town business. This is being done in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of town staff as well of the general public. For the month of December, all town meetings will be held virtually, and information to join a meeting will be posted on the town website and page. The situation will continue to be reviewed to determine if the closure will extend beyond Jan. 3.

Cornwall’s The Bra Fit Expert helps women in all life stages
12/11/2020
A helpful career in memory of her mom – The Cornwall Local

Cornwall’s The Bra Fit Expert helps women in all life stages

A helpful career in memory of her mom December 9, 2020 Jason Kaplan (Photo by Jason Kaplan) - Anthony and Christina Savarese are flanked by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce members Wynn Gold and Eileen Hartmann during the Nov. 28 ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bra Fit Expert. Cornwall’s Bra Fit Exper...

The Town’s tree-lighting ceremony had a new look.Instead of huddling in front of the firehouse, spectators filled the ci...
12/10/2020
Town and Village lit up their trees on Sunday – The Cornwall Local

The Town’s tree-lighting ceremony had a new look.

Instead of huddling in front of the firehouse, spectators filled the circle and listened to John and Jackie Gioia play holiday songs.

Town and Village lit up their trees on Sunday December 9, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photo by Ken Cashman) - Janice and Major General John Hussey threw the switch to illuminate the Town’s tree on Dec. 6. Masked spectators were hard to recognize The Town’s tree-lighting ceremony had a new look. Instead of...

Cornwall Central School District
12/07/2020

Cornwall Central School District

The CCSD remembers Pearl Harbor Day today, Monday, December 7, 2020. Thank you to all who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. 🇺🇸

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually on December 7th to remember and honor the 2,403 United States citizens who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, which led to the United States declaring war on Japan and entering World War II.

Congratulations to the winners of Devitts Nursery's Eggbert's Coloring Contest and a thank you to all who entered! You'r...
12/07/2020

Congratulations to the winners of Devitts Nursery's Eggbert's Coloring Contest and a thank you to all who entered! You're all egg-ceptionally talented!

Village of Cornwall on Hudson
12/06/2020
Village of Cornwall on Hudson

Village of Cornwall on Hudson

Under the chairmanship of Led Klosky, the Comprehensive Plan Committee includes Mary Aspin, Dominic Cordisco, Bill Grisoli and Lorraine McGuinness. They met more than 30 times over the course of three years, meeting with village department supervisors and others. In its final phase, the committee benefitted from the expertise of Kristen O’Donnell, a planner with Lanc & Tully; Mayor Brendan Coyne secured a grant to pay half of the planner’s fee.

As with many events in 2020, COVID-19 prevented the committee from finalizing its draft earlier this year. The committee held a public meeting Nov. 12.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing on December 14, 2020 at 7:01 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520, to consider the proposed Comprehensive Plan.

Due to public health and safety concerns, the public hearing will be conducted remotely via GoToMeeting, following these instructions: Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/421860237 or by dial-in at :+1 (571) 317-3122, Access Code: 421-860-23.

A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan may be reviewed on the Village website at https://cornwall-on-hudson.org Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the public hearing. Oral comments may be made at the public hearing. Persons may appear in person or by agent.

Dated: November 16, 2020

BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF
THE VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
JEANNE MAHONEY, VILLAGE CLERK

On their final day on the river, Brendan Davis and Kirk Muir Horton paddled their inflatable canoe alongside Manhattan I...
12/04/2020
Canoer films river that flows both ways – The Cornwall Local

On their final day on the river, Brendan Davis and Kirk Muir Horton paddled their inflatable canoe alongside Manhattan Island. As they looked south, they could see the Statue of Liberty, which grew larger with every stroke.

Canoer films river that flows both ways December 2, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photos contributed) - JOURNEY OVER: The canoers found a calm patch of water in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty – 315 miles from where they started. Journeys down the Hudson in record time On their final day on the river, Bre...

A group of parents and students gathered in the parking lot and walked into the September school board meeting together....
12/03/2020
Cornwall Drama Club reactivated – The Cornwall Local

A group of parents and students gathered in the parking lot and walked into the September school board meeting together. When it was time for public comment, they urged the board to reinstate the high school drama club. The support for the program was encouraging.

Cornwall Drama Club reactivated December 2, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photos contributed) - Just some of the characters in Cornwall’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A live radio play.” Will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” A group of parents and students gathered in the parking lot and w...

12/02/2020

For the first time since Nov. 27, 1943, the Army-Navy game will be played at West Point. Does anyone happen to have any photos from the game they would like to share for possible publication in the paper?

12/01/2020

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available in a matter of weeks. Will you be getting one? Why or why not?

Flag football isn’t new. It’s been an option for kids in Cornwall for the last six years. But this is the first time it’...
11/25/2020
Flag football replaces canceled season – The Cornwall Local

Flag football isn’t new. It’s been an option for kids in Cornwall for the last six years. But this is the first time it’s been offered in the fall rather than the spring.

Flag football replaces canceled season November 24, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photo by Ken Cashman) - Braden Murphy grabs the flag after a long run by Dylan Marrero. Youngsters play on Sunday mornings Flag football isn’t new. It’s been an option for kids in Cornwall for the last six years. But this is t...

Real life incidents ‘touched the soul’ of Cornwall author, Keisha Green.
11/25/2020
Racial injustice inspired new book – The Cornwall Local

Real life incidents ‘touched the soul’ of Cornwall author, Keisha Green.

Racial injustice inspired new book November 24, 2020 Jason Kaplan (Photo contributed) - Keisha Green, a first-time author, released “His Name Was Quincy” last month. The book delves into the subject of the media’s negative portrayal of people of color. Real life incidents ‘touched the soul.....

You'll find these stories and more - including our 🐶 HAPPY HOWLIDAYS 🐱 pet section - inside this week's edition of The C...
11/25/2020
This Week – November 27, 2020 – The Cornwall Local

You'll find these stories and more - including our 🐶 HAPPY HOWLIDAYS 🐱 pet section - inside this week's edition of The Cornwall Local!

This Week – November 27, 2020 November 24, 2020 Editorial Staff (Photo contributed) - Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School teacher Melissa Stewart (left) met with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres last week. The visit was arranged to thank Stewart for helping students feel a sense of normalcy while l...

11/23/2020

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Orange County, the Cornwall Public Library will be reverting to curbside services starting Nov. 27.

On Dec. 19, Cornwall will join other communities in observing Wreaths Across America. There will be a brief ceremony in ...
11/20/2020
Wreaths ceremony set for Dec. 19 – The Cornwall Local

On Dec. 19, Cornwall will join other communities in observing Wreaths Across America. There will be a brief ceremony in St. Thomas Cemetery followed by the decoration of 332 veterans’ graves.

Wreaths ceremony set for Dec. 19 November 18, 2020 Ken Cashman (Photo by Jason Kaplan) - Local Boy Scouts hang their heads as they remember the lives of the veterans whose graves they decorated with wreaths. It starts at noon in St. Thomas Cemetery On Dec. 19, Cornwall will join other communities in...

11/19/2020

To ensure a healthy Thanksgiving holiday for students, families, faculty and staff, and to secure 14 days of no contact or exposure possibility within the schools from holiday co-mingling and traveling, the Cornwall Central School District will be pausing in-person instruction and moving to full remote learning starting Monday, Nov. 23. The hybrid model will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Charles Isaacs’ fourth publication, “Into the Streets: An Antiwar Love Story,” is back on bookshelves with a new title a...
11/19/2020
The second time’s a charm for local author – The Cornwall Local

Charles Isaacs’ fourth publication, “Into the Streets: An Antiwar Love Story,” is back on bookshelves with a new title and a little less weight. The revised manuscript is the result of vigorous writing and editing over the course of six years.

The second time’s a charm for local author November 18, 2020 Jason Kaplan Isaacs credits Writers Group with good feedback Charles Isaacs Charles Isaacs’ fourth publication, “Into the Streets: An Antiwar Love Story,” is back on bookshelves with a new title and a little less weight. The revise...

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Hey everyone! Saturday and Sunday this weekend is a collectibles sale. Hope to see everyone there! We will have collectibles such as: Lilliput Lane Dicken's Village Lenox and other Christmas ornaments Figurines China cups ....and more! Seller: Regina Selvaggio Lieby https://www.facebook.com/events/3844062142326493/
Salisbury Mills this morning..
The Legacy of Cooper Marsh – a booklet for those who love the Marsh Lancaster, Ontario: The Cooper Marsh Conservators are pleased to announce the sale of their booklet at local sites. It describes the history and natural history of Cooper Marsh. Agnes Cooper, whose husband Bill Cooper was a prime mover in saving the marshy area from development, is seen here with her complimentary copy of The Legacy of Cooper Marsh. This Legacy of Cooper Marsh has been authored by many individuals whose love of the Marsh is brought to life with stories and pictures. The recent restoration and enhancement of the Marsh, the educational and community outreach, and its flora and fauna are highlighted by its authors. The booklet can be purchased for $15.00, including tax, at the following sites, or from members of the Board of the Cooper Marsh Conservators: Henderson’s Grocery, Lancaster Cornwall Flowers, 1325 Pitt St., Cornwall Glengarry Fine Cheese, 5926 Cty Rd 34, Lancaster Williamstown’s Grocery, 19688 County Rd 17, Williamstown Life’s Little Pleasures, 108 Pitt Street, Cornwall. For more information about the Marsh: on-line at www.rrca.on,.ca/conservators and the Cooper Marsh Conservators page For more information on this media release, please contact: Robin Poole, at 613 937 7673 or [email protected] Jean-Marc Gladu 613 360 8915 or [email protected]
Why hasn't the Cornwall Local ever written stories about Angie Paccione and myself on our accomplishments, not only at Cornwall High School and Orange County, but in the country? Angie is a former Congresswomen. I wrote her bio on my page the other day. In the 1970's not many women were receiving athletic scholarships (only recent thanks to Title IX). Yet Angie and I did. Angie went on to star at Stanford and played amateur and professional basketball. (USA Basketball) I played four sports at Cornwall High, played in the highly competitive ASA Fastball league as the starting second basewoman of the Diamond Dolls. I later played fastpitch with the Orange County Rogues featuring stars from all around Orange County. I tagged you on only a part of my story as a women in professional sports at a time where there were very few. I plan to share more of my story on my page, from my first job as Director of Adverising and Promotions at Daytona International Speedway, and Director of Promotional Content for ESPN, to my other jobs at the United States Tennis Association (1990 US Open when the Williams sisters made their debut), the LPGA, and NASCAR. In total, a 25-year career at high profile sports organizations. I would think that our stories would be of interest to your readers.
Any results from the Town of Cornwall Library Budget and Trustee vote?
I would like to thank the group that put up the American Flags. It is such a great sight to see, our Flag to remind us we are all in this together and we will prevail. Thank you so very much.
What was 1960 like? What did the Class of 1960 look like then and what do we look like now? What have some of us done along the way? Watch a truly unique class documentary and find out!
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COMIC and CARD SHOW this Saturday at Temple Hill Academy! https://facebook.com/events/s/comic-and-card-show-at-temple-/429457467723108/?ti=cl
Male unneutered dog found on storm king route 9w right now. Thin shepherd mix? Very friendly no collar.../ contact Ron Troiano or Hudson Valley SPCA