William J. Ashton
April 29, 1961-February 3, 2018
Formerly of Highland Falls
William J. Ashton entered into eternal rest at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, on Feb. 3,. As an active member of Crossroads Church in Middletown, Bill participated in studies of the Holy Bible, and proclaimed his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Bill, formerly of Highland Falls, studied computer language and accounting at Orange County Community College. He was employed for many years at the Times Herald Record as a machine operator, placing special sections in the newspaper, and stuffing envelopes with bills for advertisers.
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
Anne D. Sacco
November 29, 1922-January 28, 2018
formerly of Cornwall
Anne D. Sacco, a longtime resident of Cornwall, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 28, in Peoria, Ariz. She was 95 years old.
The daughter of the late Raffaele Cutone and Maria (Marrone) Cutone, Anne was born on Nov. 29, 1922 in New York City. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Col. Dominick J. Sacco, Sr.
Anne was a devoted wife and mother who lovingly cared for her family.
Regina Elizabeth Bremer
August 31, 1940 – January 28, 2018
Regina Elizabeth Bremer, of Montgomery, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 28 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 77.
The daughter of the late James and Mary (Lodini) Rose, Regina was born on August 31, 1940 in Grassy Point, N.Y.
She was self-employed as a domestic house cleaner after working for many years as a waitress with Dubaldi’s Restaurant and Lloyd’s in Newburgh.
Joseph H. Crill
April 20, 1929 – January 14, 2018
Joseph H. Crill passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14 at his home in Highland Falls. He was 88 years old.
Son of the late Harrison and Helen Schumske Crill, he was born April 20, 1929 in Highland Falls.
A lifelong resident of the area, Joseph worked at the Cadet Mess at USMA West Point for 38 years. He was a member and former usher with Sacred Heart Church of Highland Falls and he loved hunting and fishing.