This week’s issue – October 13, 2017

Photo by Ken Cashman Carol Sauer, a former Lee Road School teacher, chats with cousin Marty Sauer while she fills a basket with his produce on Saturday morning. Due to safety concerns, Mr. Sauer will have to find another location for his farmstand truck.

Photo by Ken Cashman
Carol Sauer, a former Lee Road School teacher, chats with cousin Marty Sauer while she fills a basket with his produce on Saturday morning. Due to safety concerns, Mr. Sauer will have to find another location for his farmstand truck.

End of an era for farm stand truck

Carol Sauer is a long-time customer of the vegetable man. She’s also married to his first cousin. On Saturday morning, Mrs. Sauer pulls into the commuter parking lot on Route 32 and fills a basket with fresh produce. “How long have you been here, Marty?” she asks.

The vegetable man shakes his head. “It’s been more than 20 years,” he replies. Motorists are familiar with his Stone Ridge Farm truck, which is always parked on the southbound side of the road. But due to safety concerns, it won’t be there anymore. Page 1A

Route 32 woes ending

The Town Supervisor says he hits the same pothole every time he drives on Route 32. But he won’t be hitting it in the future, because the road is about to be resurfaced from the Moodna Creek Bridge to the Five Corners.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will do the work in house. The project will start on Oct. 16 and take two weeks and two days to complete. While it’s in progress, workers will try to keep two lanes open for traffic. Page 1A

Overseas orphans still all alone

Suki Chen is trying to raise two families. But it’s almost impossible. She has her four children and her business in Orange County, and she has three young nieces who are living on their own in China.

As reported in past issues, the girls’ parents were in an automobile accident on June 12, 2016. Their mother died and their father has been hospitalized and unconscious for the last 15 months.

Since then Suki Chen has been trying to bring her nieces to the United States. “They’re my children now,” she said when we spoke on the phone. Page 1A

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Special Town Board Meeting

The Town Board will hold a special meeting in Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to discuss water service on Old West Point Road. The board will then vote to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter involving the Sanitation Department.

 

 

 

 

Autumn adornment

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Photo by Jason Kaplan Some leaves might be starting to change color, but it looks more like fall on Main Street. The Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce decorated the main thoroughfare with corn stalks, pumpkins, bales of hay, scarecrows, witches, and black cats.

Obituaries – October 13, 2017

Carolyn K. Attenborough

February 21, 1929 – October 8, 2017

Cornwall-on-Hudson

Carolyn K. Attenborough, of Cornwall-On-Hudson, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8 at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Fishkill. She was 88 years old.

Carolyn graduated from Girls High and then earned her Baccalaureate in Artibus from Temple University. She retired from International Paper in West Nyack, where she was a Developmental Chemist.

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Cornwall holds 30th Fun Run

DSCF5461DSCF5462DSCF5465DSCF5495The Fun Run for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade has become a Columbus Day tradition. This year’s event survived an occasional drizzle and a dire forecast. The results appear on Page 6A of this week’s edition of the Cornwall Local. Here’s what the event looked like. Most of the kids you see were winners in their age groups. DSCF5466DSCF5467DSCF5470DSCF5475DSCF5479DSCF5483DSCF5486DSCF5489DSCF5492

 

 

Orange County helping victims of hurricanes

Contributed photo Sen. Bill Larkin (foreground) adds a carton of water to the KFM trailer that is filled with supplies for the residents of Puerto Rico.

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Sen. Bill Larkin (foreground) adds a carton of water to the KFM trailer that is filled with supplies for the residents of Puerto Rico.

Cornwall: Both Hurricanes Harvey and Maria packed quite a punch this summer, leaving devastation in Texas and Puerto Rico. As citizens continue to repair their broken lives, Orange County has been collecting donations to help the victims. That generosity has spread to Cornwall, as well as the school district.

Hurricane Harvey struck Texas on Aug. 25 and lingered for five days. The Category 4 storm brought winds upwards of 130 miles per hour, leading to widespread destruction of homes and buildings.

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Obituaries – October 6, 2017

George Hannan

August 30, 1936 – September 29, 2017

Annapolis, MD

Colonel (retired) George “Pete” Hannan,  81, a resident of Annapolis for 30 years, died Friday, Sept. 29 in his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1936 in Newburgh to the late George and Ida Hannan.

Pete graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1959. He served honorably in the US Air Force with distinction in the 39th Air Search and Rescue Squadron while in Vietnam. He retired after 28 years of service.  He proudly earned the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with two Service Stars.

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Traffic jams for the sake of art

The second car is doing the filming on southbound 9W opposite the former site of Leary Chevrolet.

The second car is doing the filming on southbound 9W opposite the former site of Leary Chevrolet.

It wasn’t an accident that tied up 9W today. It was a man hunt — actually, a simulated man hunt for a Show Time mini-series entitled “Escape at Dannemora.”

The production company was shooting a jeep driving south. It sounds simple, but there were several practice runs before the actual shooting. Police stopped traffic during each practice run.

The company paid the police and paid the Town for the right to shoot in Cornwall. The filming was done here, because the leaves have turned upstate, where the escape actually took place.DSCF5404Motorists wait around noon on Thursday while the scene is in progress.

 

Graduates take a trip back in time

Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School Principal Darren Corsetti (third from left) recently gave a tour of the building to members of the class of 1957 and their spouses. This class was the last to graduate from the facility when it was still a high school. The tour marked the first time they had returned since graduation.

Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School Principal Darren Corsetti (third from left) recently gave a tour of the building to members of the class of 1957 and their spouses. This class was the last to graduate from the facility when it was still a high school. The tour marked the first time they had returned since graduation.

On Sept. 16, six members  of the class of 1957, and their spouses, returned to Cornwall-on-Hudson School for the first time since graduation. The building housed Grades 1-12 until after their senior year.

A year ago, elementary school principal Darren Corsetti was approached by Joyce Gibbons, the mother of one of his classmates. She mentioned having graduated from the village school  and Corsetti invited her on a guided tour anytime she wanted. The 60th class reunion seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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