Drivers take note

This morning, the Town Police attached their new speed recorder to a  sign in front of the Canterbury Green Apartments on Quaker Avenue.

The police had purchased the device with the money they received from the Chamber of Commerce Car Show on Labor Day Weekend.

Each week, officers will move the device to a different location.  The cars that passed the sign this morning were within a mile or two of the posted limit.speed sign

 

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Lee Roaders like “dogging it” on stage

Photo by Ken Cashman During a break in Saturday’s rehearsal, cast members gathered around Nana the Dog. From left to right are Hannah Bartley (Mrs. Darling), Greta Frossman (Wendy), Jacob Carter (Michael Darling), Keaton Vernachick (dog), Rikhil Meisuria (John Darling) and Nate Parsons (Mr. Darling).

Photo by Ken Cashman
During a break in Saturday’s rehearsal, cast members gathered around Nana the Dog. From left to right are Hannah Bartley (Mrs. Darling), Greta Frossman (Wendy), Jacob Carter (Michael Darling), Keaton Vernachick (dog), Rikhil Meisuria (John Darling) and Nate Parsons (Mr. Darling).

The cast of “Peter Pan Jr.” was at Cornwall High School on Saturday morning. There were kids in the aisles, waiting to march down to the front of the auditorium. On stage, a few performers were listening to the director. The kids were attentive. But as they listened, one reached down to pet the dog. Another messed with the animal’s fur.

The dog curled up in delight, but didn’t bark. Of course, he didn’t bark, because he was a student in a canine outfit.

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New Year’s Eve Resolutions

If you’d like to share a resolution with the crowd at the New Year’s Eve ball drop, you can write  your goal for next year on a slip of paper and leave it in any one of the following locations:

The Trestle, Painters, 2 Alices, The Cornwall Public Library, Fresh, Fiddlestix, Leo’s, Cornwall Wines & Spirits, Woody’s, and CVS.

Each of these places will have a resolutions bucket until the evening of Dec. 30.

 

 

New ball descends on New Year’s Eve

Contributed photo  The focus of the New Year’s Eve ball drop is four feet in diameter and studded with LED bulbs. It will descend from a device on top of the Old Storm King Theatre Building.

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The focus of the New Year’s Eve ball drop is four feet in diameter and studded with LED bulbs. It will descend from a device on top of the Old Storm King Theatre Building.

Brendan Coyne is happiest when he’s singing. So the Cornwall-on-Hudson mayor should be in good spirits on New Year’s Eve. He’s due to lead the crowd in singing “Auld Lang Syne” at one minute after midnight.

The music will start an hour before that with a DJ playing contemporary dance tunes from the top of the old Storm King Theatre Building — which is now home to The Trestle and Mountain Valley Guides.

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Losing a dog will be a big expense for owners

File photo Rocky, shown here, was a rescued dog. If he had been a stray, his owner would have paid a hefty fee to retrieve him.

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Rocky, shown here, was a rescued dog. If he had been a stray, his owner would have paid a hefty fee to retrieve him.

It pays to know where your dog is, because the cost of retrieving a stray has skyrocketed. And it’s the owner who gets the bill.

There aren’t many loose canines in Cornwall, but one or two a month wind up in the Town of Woodbury Animal Shelter, which is raising its fee schedule in the New Year.

1. For a dog it receives during the work day, the shelter has raised its charge from $35 to $200.

2. For a dog that arrives after hours, the shelter is elevating its fee from $100 to $350.

And the dog owner can get socked with a penalty from the Town ($50-$100) for violating the leash law and a boarding fee of $25 a day if the dog is kept overnight.

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Kane gives library an historic painting

George Kane (right) gave the Cornwall Public Library a John Gould painting of the Forge Hill Bridge. With Mr. Kane (from left to right) are Paul and Bill Gould (sons of the artist) and library director Mary Lou Carolan.

George Kane (right) gave the Cornwall Public Library a John Gould painting of the Forge Hill Bridge. With Mr. Kane (from left to right) are Paul and Bill Gould (sons of the artist) and library director Mary Lou Carolan.

George Kane had just arrived at an estate sale when he spotted a John Gould painting of the old bridge on Forge Hill Road.

Remembering the bridge, Mr. Kane glanced at the print that had been signed by the artist. There was no haggling over price. Mr. Kane purchased the painting, and on Nov. 15 he donated it to the Cornwall Public Library along with a two-page description of the bridge’s history.

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Wrestlers third in their tournament

Tom Keller (top) has the upper hand in a match with a Pearl River opponent at the Dragon Duals in Cornwall Central High School on Dec. 10.

Tom Keller (top) has the upper hand in a match with a Pearl River opponent at the Dragon Duals in Cornwall Central High School on Dec. 10.

A pair of state-ranked wrestling teams claimed the top two places in the Dragon Duals on Dec. 10. Cornwall was third after defeating two of its four guests. The final standings were:
1. Columbia, Sect. 2
2. Pearl River, Sec, 1
3. Cornwall, Sec. 9
4. Horace Greeley, Sec. 1
5. Rondout Valley, Sec. 9

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Cornwall ER to close in January

The following announcement was excerpted from a St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital press release.

“On Jan. 12, 2017, at 7 a.m. the Cornwall Emergency Department, which has been averaging fewer than two patients per hour, will close. An ambulance will be stationed at the Cornwall campus for a short period for those that may present to the Emergency Department during the transition. SLCH will expand emergency services at the hospital’s Newburgh campus. These measures include the addition of valet parking for Emergency Department patients and visitors between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., as well as increasing the ED’s fast track hours which allows for triage of less emergent cases.

“’To address the concerns regarding capacity in the Newburgh emergency department, we’re adding nurses and providers; increasing the hours of fast track and initiating a process for definitive treatment at triage,’” said Dr. Scot Hill, Chairman and Medical Director of Emergency Services at SLCH. “We remain committed to decreasing the time from your arrival to going home.”

Disaster preparedness class

New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a free disaster preparedness class at the New Windsor Community Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The two-hour program begins at 7 p.m. The community center is located at 555 Union Street, New Windsor.

The event is opened to any interested citizen and no sign-up in advance is required.

 

School science expo attracts a diverse crowd

Photo by Ken Cashman Cassidy Cubito (foreground) and Olivia Weir (far right) attracted a crowd with their “Dancing Ooblick” demonstration at the Nov. 29 Science Expo. The event for third and fourth-graders took place at the middle school.

Photo by Ken Cashman
Cassidy Cubito (foreground) and Olivia Weir (far right) attracted a crowd with their “Dancing Ooblick” demonstration at the Nov. 29 Science Expo. The event for third and fourth-graders took place at the middle school.

There was a diverse group at the middle school on Tuesday night, Nov. 29. And that was part of the event’s appeal.

Third and fourth-graders were there for the Elementary Science Expo. A group of middle school students sold baked goods at the door. And a bunch of high school volunteers served as judges.

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