Long term commitments are rare. But Ann Keegan is an exception. On March 25, the Highland Engine Company honored her for her 50 years in the auxiliary. The long-time volunteer received certificates from County Legislator Kevin Hines and Assemblyman James Skoufis (neither of them have been around 50 years; although the legislator is much closer to 50 than the Assemblyman).
Assistant Chief Tave Graham was the Master of Ceremonies for the dinner on the second floor of the fire house. There were 155 guests, including representatives of many neighboring fire companies. Chief Graham introduced them all, and later welcomed retired Supreme Court Judge John McGuirk, who received a special ovation when he arrived during dinner.
A car coming off southbound 9W at 3:09 p.m. rolled over on the ramp to Academy Avenue.
Twenty minutes later the driver was still trapped inside the vehicle, as firefighters worked to turn the car right side up. Casual observers did not believe the driver was seriously hurt. But EMTs and ambulances were at the scene along with the Cornwall Fire Department and two members of the Town of Cornwall Police.
The Cornwall-on-Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting at Village Hall at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29. The board will adjourn into Executive Session to conduct policy, benefit, and salary negotiations with the Water Superintendent and Non-Union personnel.
The Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 to approve the CSEA contract and review a proposal for monitoring the water level around Kiryas Joel’s well on Route 32 in Mountainville. The meeting will be held in the Town Hall conference room.
“It’s going to be a great year,” Steve Neuhaus predicted at the start of a Friday morning interview. The county executive was referring to projects in the works or on the drawing board. But the observation could also apply to his personal life.
He’s getting a new rank in the Navy Reserve (moving up from lieutenant to lieutenant commander on July 1) and he’ll be getting a degree from the Naval War college.
An average employee works 2,000 hours a year. The ambulance corps had a pair of members who spent more time than that volunteering. They were among the people that COVAC recognized during its annual Installation and Awards Dinner. The event was held at Mountainville Manor on Feb. 11.
Some agencies identify top responders by the number of calls they answer. COVAC (Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps) bases its top responder awards on the number of hours people serve.
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.
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.
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.