Bridge closure

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Photo by Jason Kaplan The Willow Avenue bridge over Idlewild Creek will be closed until about mid-August. A jack hammer was brought in, earlier this week, to break the concrete slabs and steel girders. The closure is sure to create some additional congestion following Saturday’s fireworks, but motorists are urged to follow the orange detour signs.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
The Willow Avenue bridge over Idlewild Creek will be closed until about mid-August. A jack hammer was brought in, earlier this week, to break the concrete slabs and steel girders. The closure is sure to create some additional congestion following Saturday’s fireworks, but motorists are urged to follow the orange detour signs.

Obituaries — July 3, 2015

Isabelina Gabino

July 9, 1935-June 27, 2015

Isabelina Gabino, of  New Windsor,  entered into eternal rest  to be with her Lord on June 27 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 79 years old.

The daughter of Felix Martinez and Carmen Carles, she  was born on July 9, 1935 in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

“Isabelina was a hard working inspirational mother, grandmother, who will be missed  greatly  by her sons, sister and grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” her family said.

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Forge Hill Road bridge re-opens

It's been nearly four years (1,403 days to be exact) since Hurricane Irene destroyed the Forge Hill Road bridge. State, county, and local officials attended a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. The bridge is officially open.

It’s been nearly four years (1,403 days to be exact) since Hurricane Irene destroyed the Forge Hill Road bridge in New Windsor. State, county, and local officials attended a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today. The bridge is officially open, allowing easier travel from Routes 9W and 94.

This week’s issue – July 3, 2015

Class President Brendan Kachou and Valedictorian Megan Gagnon

Class President Brendan Kachou and Valedictorian Megan Gagnon

Class of 2015 had its own personality

Faculty members will tell you that each class has its own personality. Principal Lynn Imperato described the graduates in her welcoming remarks. But even before she spoke, the audience got to see what these high school seniors were like.

At the start of the ceremony, the students processed down the center aisle in pairs. They were dignified, but they were also relaxed and smiling, and very much aware of the person walking next to them. Page 1

New constellation a fixture in sky

Despite overcast conditions Sunday evening, Melissa McGill’s public art project, Constellation, officially launched on Bannerman Island. The “stars” will be visible for the next two years and can be seen from numerous vantage points on both sides of the river.

McGill has already viewed her work from a few different angles, but she keeps searching for more as each vantage point offers a unique view. Page 1

NYMA news comes after court date

Anthony Desa of NYMA received good news on June 29, but he wasn’t aware of it until after he left the United States Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie.

A cell phone message referred to a letter of intent and indicated that the other party had agreed to all the amendments. Mr. Desa, the president of the NYMA Board of Trustees, will be back in court on July 14. Page 1

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Father Time

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Photo by Jason Kaplan Aubrey Kinney, of Back in “Time” Antique & Modern Clock Repair, fixed and reinstalled the clock which stands in front of the municipal lot in the Town of Cornwall.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Aubrey Kinney, of Back in “Time” Antique & Modern Clock Repair, fixed and reinstalled the clock that stands in front of the municipal lot in the Town of Cornwall.

Security guard charged with burglary

Contributed photo Some of the NYMA equipment police discovered at Nicholas Desisto’s residence on June 19.

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Some of the NYMA equipment police discovered at Nicholas Desisto’s residence on June 19.

A security guard was charged with looting a building he was supposed to be protecting.

Nicholas Desisto, a 21-year-old Highland Mills resident, had been working for a security firm that was hired to watch the property at NYMA.

On June 15, the academy contacted the Town of Cornwall Police to report a burglary that had occurred over the weekend. Someone had broken into a maintenance building, and had taken a generator and power tools worth $6,000.

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Districts share Walter Moran this summer

Photo by Ken Cashman Walter Moran (right) was congratulated by Marc Levitan and Jim Devemo in 2012 when he won an award from the Mid Hudson School Study Council. This summer Mr. Moran is helping the Highland Falls school district.

Photo by Ken Cashman
Walter Moran (right) was congratulated by Marc Levitan and Jim Devemo in 2012 when he won an award from the Mid Hudson School Study Council. This summer Mr. Moran is helping the Highland Falls school district.

Walter Moran is the superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the Cornwall Central School District. But he’s been spending some of his time in Highland Falls this summer. It’s an example of school districts communicating and trying to help one another.

The Highland Falls School District has been looking for a facilities director. In the meantime, it has a lot of work to get done.

So the district’s assistant superintendent for business approached Harvey Sotland, his counterpart in Cornwall, and asked for help. The dialogue wasn’t that unusual.

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Cornwall has a kid-friendly Saturday

Photo by Ken Cashman A colorful array of runners start the June 20 Color-A-Thon on the middle school track.

Photo by Ken Cashman
A colorful array of runners start the June 20 Color-A-Thon on the middle school track.

Before the Dads had their day, the weekend belonged to the younger set. There were several activities for kids on Saturday morning.

COLOR-A-THON
There were people of all ages at the Saturday morning run that started at the middle school track. But most of the participants were in their teens or younger.

They all got T-shirts and pocket-size packages of a powdery substance that the ingredient list described as “maize starch, permissible colors.”

Hundreds of runners assembled on the infield of the track. At a countdown from three, they opened their packages and aimed at one another.

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