Storm King students learn life-saving measures

Photo contributed Storm King School students practiced CPR during a demonstration.

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Storm King School students practiced CPR during a demonstration.

February is American Heart Month. In recognition, JoAnn Parker, American Heart Association director for the Hudson Valley Tri-County, offered a hands-only CPR demonstration to 110 Storm King Students and faculty last week.

The demonstration was made possible by Ray Sharo, the boys’ soccer coach and a leadership team member for the American Heart Association.

Following dinner, on Feb. 8, the students and staff gathered, for about an hour, in the Walter Reade, Jr. Theatre for the demonstration.

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Top stories of the past

These are the top sports stories of the last 17 years.

2017: Homecoming Happiness: The Dragons scheduled NFA (the Class AA champion) for their homecoming football game, and then treated their fans to a thrilling 31-28 victory.  

2016: Year of the streak: Led by the tennis team (56 straight victories), several varsities compiled impressive winning streaks.

2015:  Bubblegum pink: Keeping a promise, Coach Dave Feuer dyed his hair bubblegum pink after his relay team won a state championship.

Marathon in Marlboro: Boys won section soccer crown after two overtimes and a shootout.

2014: Defining perfection: The tennis team defeated every opponent 7-0. The team played over 200 sets and won them all.

2013: Debut at the Top: In its first year of high school competition, the boys lacrosse team won the section championship.

2012 Baseball and McNally: The Dragons won the state Class A championship and Brian McNally signed with the Washington Redskins of the NFL.

2011 Wallkill Reversal: After three straight losses to Wallkill, the football team downed the Panthers 28-14 to regain the section title.

  1. Lo says “no” to keeping Derek Jeter’s historic home run ball and becomes an overnight celebrity. Christian Lopez was a 2006 Cornwall graduate.

2010 Aisling’s Triumph: The Cornwall runner won the national cross country championship by 150 yards.

2009: Quest to be Best: Aisling Cuffe won the state and northeastern championships on her way to the national finals.

2008: Show with Monroe: Over 2,000 fans circled the field to watch the Dragon football team open its season against the state finalists from Monroe-Woodbury.

2007: Six out of Six: In one weekend, six Cornwall teams competed for section championships and all six won.

2006: The March to the Dome. The varsity football team won 10 straight games to advance to the state finals in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

2005: The Day of the Dragon. Between Friday noon and Saturday night Cornwall teams won six section titles.

2004: Basketball Doubleheader. The boys and girls’ teams both defeated Wallkill to win section titles before a large crowd at West Point.

2003: Football Championship. Cornwall won its first football title in 25 years, clinching the Section 9 crown with a win at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.

2002: Post-Season Showdown. After the Cornwall and Kingston tennis teams were undefeated during the regular season, they scheduled a special match to see which team was better.

2001: A Trip to Staten Island. The Little League All Star Girls advanced to the state semifinals in Staten Island.

Accident shuts down Route 32

Route 32 is expected to be closed for up to four hours, according to the Department of Transportation. At approximately 2:30 p.m., a two-vehicle accident shut down the state road, in both directions, near Ardmore Street. According to New York State Police, the three occupants suffered unknown injuries, but reported no fatalities. Vails Gate Fire Department, New Windsor Police Department, Cornwall Police Department, New Windsor Ambulance Corps, and Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded to the scene.

Roll-over closes Route 9W southbound

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Route 9W southbound, just after Mountain Road, was closed for about 90 minutes while an accident was cleared earlier this morning. A vehicle rolled over shortly before 9 a.m. after the driver failed to negotiate a turn. The vehicle overturned and was wedged in a rock formation. One occupant was observed being extricated from the vehicle. He seemed alert as he was lifted on a stretcher. The driver was transported to Westchester Medical Center.

Abilities First opens first school in Orange County

Adrienne Miller converses with a student by trying to get him to open up about how he’s feeling. Abilities First School opened a temporary location in Cornwall-on-Hudson. A new facility will open in New Windsor next year.

Adrienne Miller converses with a student by trying to get him to open up about how he’s feeling. Abilities First School is using a temporary location in Cornwall-on-Hudson. A new facility will open in New Windsor next year.

On Sept. 6, Abilities First School opened its doors in Cornwall-on-Hudson. The school, which provides programs and services for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will temporarily occupy the former St. Thomas of Canterbury School while a more permanent facility is constructed in the old Devitt’s Medical Arts Building on Windsor Highway in New Windsor.

With locations in LaGrange and Red Hook, this will be the school’s first in Orange County. The impact is already being felt as some parents have moved their child to the new facility to keep them closer to home.

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Two critical in Route 32 accident

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New Windsor Ambulance Corps Chief Michael Bigg, Town of Cornwall Police Chief Todd Hazard, and Cornwall Fire Department Chief Pat Hines confer following a two-car accident on Route 32. Details are not available, but it appeared two patients were in critical condition and required transportation by helicopter. A third patient appeared to be conscious.

Churches welcome their new pastor

Rev. Martha Carlson was hired to serve as pastor of both First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville and Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in New Windsor. An installation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday.

Rev. Martha Carlson was hired to serve as pastor of both First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville and Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in New Windsor. An installation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday.

Sunday will be a busy day for Rev. Martha Carlson.

Her first stop will be in Washingtonville where she’ll preside over a joint service between First Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in New Windsor.

During the service, Rev. Carlson will bless backpacks belonging to kids and teachers. Afterwards, she’ll attend  a homecoming celebration with a carnival theme.

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