St. Thomas in the lead

After the first seven hours of today’s primary, St. Thomas of Canterbury School had seen the most voters.

There were 16 people who cast ballots there (just over two per hour); 15 had voted at the Highland Engine Company Fire House, and seven at Munger Cottage.

Kenneth Del Vecchio is running against Phil Oliva. The winner will receive the Republican nomination for the 18th Congressional District.

 

Fund-raising bikers come to Cornwall

Cyclists are pedaling through Cornwall today. The first wave passed Chadeayne Circle at a few minutes after eight. Volunteers have set up a rest stop in the Highland Engine Company parking lot.

Besides enjoying the fresh air and  scenery, the bikers are raising money for the Cancer Research Institute. This is the first year for the event in the lower Hudson Valley.

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Town pool opens today

The warm weather and long days aren’t the only signs of summer. The Town Pool opens today.

The pool hours are 1-7 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. To become a pool member or to enquire about daily rates call 534-3070 during the work week.

The first female Dean of Academic Board

An investiture ceremony was held earlier today to recognize Cindy Jebb as the new Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy. Nominated by President Barack Obama, she is the first female to hold the position. Jebb was also promoted from colonel to brigadier general.

An investiture ceremony was held earlier today to recognize Cindy Jebb as the new Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy. Nominated by President Barack Obama, she is the first female to hold the position. Jebb, a Cornwall resident, was also promoted from colonel to brigadier general.

Picture perfect

Photo by Jason Kaplan School is over and summer is here. It’s time to get outside to enjoy the sun, fresh air, and the beautiful Hudson Valley. The Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point offers a perfect place for a picturesque view of Storm King Mountain.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
School is over and summer is here. It’s time to get outside to enjoy the sun, fresh air, and the beautiful Hudson Valley. The Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point offers a perfect place for a picturesque view of Storm King Mountain.

Defendant said investigator was cute

Photo by Ken Cashman Ms. Graswald and her legal team review an exhibit on June 20 before the court accepted it as evidence.

Photo by Ken Cashman
Ms. Graswald and her legal team review an exhibit on June 20 before the court accepted it as evidence.

It was an admission of attraction rather than guilt. As Angelika Graswald entered the state police barracks in Montgomery last year, she confided in Investigator Donald DeQuarto. “The first time I saw you,” she told him, “I thought you were cute.”

Inspector DeQuarto testified at Ms. Graswald’s pre-trial hearing at Orange County Court last Monday. He told the district attorney that Ms. Graswald alluded to his cuteness as he brought her in for questioning on April 29.

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Doctor tries & likes dry eye treatment

Photo by Ken Cashman From the picture on the screen above the patient, a doctor can tell if the meibomian glands are functioning properly.

Photo by Ken Cashman
From the picture on the screen above the patient, a doctor can tell if the meibomian glands are functioning properly.

When Highland Ophthalmology introduced a new procedure, one of the first patients to try it was the doctor.

“I was glad to have it done,” Dr. Mary Davidian said recently, “so I could speak to patients from first-hand experience.”

Like many of the people she treats, the doctor occasionally has dry eyes, which can lead to redness, irritation, burning and eye fatigue. Traditional treatments relieve the symptoms, but they don’t always address the cause.

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Students raise funds for Ryan’s Well

Photo by Jason Kaplan Aine Blum sold sock puppets at the third grade marketplace at Willow Avenue Elementary School.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Aine Blum sold sock puppets at the third grade marketplace at Willow Avenue Elementary School.

For the second year in a row, third grade students at Willow Avenue Elementary School sold homemade goods at their marketplace to raise money for Ryan’s Well Foundation. Ryan’s Well is “an organization dedicated to relieving the water crisis in the poorest regions of the world’s developing countries.”

The students prepared for the marketplace in their Social Studies and English Language Arts classes. The youngsters learned about the economy, citizenship, the Earth’s water, and the challenges some people face to obtain water that is clean.

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Obituaries – June 24, 2016

Jeanne Roberts Hulse

February 13, 1921-May 11, 2016

Jeanne Roberts Hulse of Slingerlands, N.Y. died peacefully in her sleep on May 11. She was 95.

She was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Springfield Mass. to Arthur Clark Roberts and Lena May Scott. She moved to Cornwall as a child and graduated from Cornwall High School (on Willow Avenue) in 1939. She attended Pratt Institute in New York City before marrying Roger Lee Russell Jr. in 1942.

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This week’s issue – June 24, 2016

Photo by Ken Cashman Girl on the run! Jeanne Parsons directs a runner into the main gate at NYMA near the end of a Saturday morning 5K. The event drew 2,000 runners from around the county.

Photo by Ken Cashman
Girl on the run! Jeanne Parsons directs a runner into the main gate at NYMA near the end of a Saturday morning 5K. The event drew 2,000 runners from around the county.

Girls race draws crowd like Fourth of July

It was almost like Fourth of July. There were no fireworks. (You wouldn’t be able to see them on a Saturday morning.) But the crowd was reminiscent of Independence Day.

Girls on the Run concluded its spring season on June 18 with a 5K that started and ended at the NYMA football field. Organizer Kim Quimby said there were 2000 runners from all over Orange County. Page 1

Residents going with recycling flow

With two weeks under the belt, Town of Cornwall Highway Superintendent Eugene Conley said the switch to single stream recycling, earlier this month, has been “going very well.”

Conley said most residents have complied with the switch to comingled recyclables being picked up once a week, but there have been a few glitches. Page 1

Homestead and pipeline on calendar

It’s official! The Cornwall Town Board and The Sands Ring Trustees are hosting a rededication ceremony at the Sands Ring Homestead on July 2. The ribbon cutting is set for 11 a.m. and will be followed by free tours of the building. The restoration is now complete.

Community members may also want to mark June 30 on their calendars, because Orange Residents Against Pilgrim Pipelines (RAPP) will hold a 7 p.m. meeting at Munger Cottage on that day. The organization has paid for Genieve Long to fly in from Arkansas to describe how a ruptured pipeline flooded her home town in March 2013. Page 1

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