Digging to start on newly paved roads
There are many coincidental oddities in the world – it will likely rain after you wash your car; celebrities die in threes; and water and gas pipes will need to be replaced after fresh pavement has been laid.
During Monday night’s work session, two representatives from Central Hudson presented projects for the next two years. One scheduled for this year will entail replacing gas lines under the upper half of the recently paved Duncan Avenue, as well as Hudson Street, First Street, and Derby Lane. Page 1A
Owner offers reward for stolen statue
Tony Scalise is offering a $200 reward for the return of Pepino — the statue that stood in front of Prima Pizza for 17 years.
Two men, who appeared to be in their 30s, took the statue before it was dark on Monday evening, Feb. 5. A surveillance camera captured the heist, but couldn’t get a clear picture of the thief because a planter was in the way.
On the same day, a pair of men (possibly the same ones) took the statue in front of Pizza Mia in New Windsor. The statue fell out of their van as they were driving away. Page 1A
Cornwall students escaping the flu
To date, the New York State Department of Health has reported 52,567 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza since the beginning of October. Of those cases, which includes New York City, 883 positive tests have come from Orange County.
As reported earlier this month, recent attendance rates in Cornwall schools are only two to three percent below the average for the school year. Perhaps the flu bug just hasn’t found its way into Cornwall. Or, perhaps, it’s the diligent efforts of the custodial staff which prevents the virus from spreading any further than its host. Page 1A