Photo by Jason Kaplan Reclamation of Duncan Avenue is complete. Asphalt was removed and calcium chloride applied to keep dust down. Department of Public Works Superintendent David Halvorsen said he’s still waiting for a date for the actual paving to commence.
Who will pay for failed clearwell work?
Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Superintendent Bob June questioned who was going to pay for another application of the Xypex product at the Black Rock Water Filtration Plant. He stated that things were not properly addressed at the onset of the project or during the actual work. The village paid over $60,000 to have an inspector, from Maser Consulting, on-site while work was being done. Page 1A
Cornwall couple feared island looters
As Hurricane Irma blasted through the Caribbean, Eileen Zwart waited to hear from her friends in the Virgin Islands. She had known Lou and Katherine Costabel since they were in high school together in Cornwall. Now, decades later, the couple owned two villas on St. John’s.
For a few days after the storm there was silence. Then Mrs. Zwart received two calls. The second one referred to looters armed with machetes, who were setting homes on fire and then robbing the occupants. Page 1A
Route 32 accident ends in fatality
Margaret Hinkson, 83, of Highland Mills, succumbed to severe body trauma sustained during a motor vehicle accident on Route 32 last week.
It occurred on Sept. 8 when Kevin Meredith, of West Oneonta, was slowing his white 2008 Hyundai Sonata in order to make a left turn into a farmer’s stand on the west side of State Route 32. Mrs. Hinkson hit him from behind and both vehicles landed in a ditch. Page 1A
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.
American Legion members Jim Kline, Tom Quinlan and Hector Torres visited a World War II veteran on behalf of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.
Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties was looking for a few veterans to render a final salute to patients who had served in the military.
In her search for volunteers, the marketing director called Cornwall’s Town Hall and was referred to Jim Kline, a former Marine and an active member of American Legion Post 353.
Jasper Haase, J.T. Geraci, and Nicholas Conti peruse the books written and illustrated by their peers.
The Art of the Story is a new display in the Cornwall Public Library Community Room. Over the course of four to six weeks, 25 kids wrote and illustrated short stories during a series of workshops led by Alaina Enslen.
An opening reception was held this month and samples of the children’s work were put on display until the end of August.
The spring workshop was open to students in kindergarten through fourth grade.
There wasn’t just food at the Hudson Valley Vegan Food Festival. Shoppers could buy lotions that were free from animal by-products.
The couple joined the others waiting in front of the Cinnamon Snail Food Truck. Then they turned and apologized to the people around them. The line was much longer than they realized. It went straight back and then snaked around the corner. At 3 o’clock there were 60 people waiting at the truck. And the queue for vegetable hot dogs was almost as long.
The occasion was the Hudson Valley Vegan Food Festival, which on Aug. 12 returned to Delano-Hitch Park in Newburgh for a second year. We knew the site from attending soccer matches there (including a Section IX title game a dozen years ago). So we added the festival to the list of places we have visited on a gallon of gas.
During an Aug. 14 visit to the Cornwall Public Library, Prof. David Kashinski held models of the moon and sun. He explained that the two objects appear to be the same size, because the moon is so much closer to the Earth.
Dr. David Kashinski is a professor of physics at West Point. When he was eight years old he viewed an eclipse without any protective glasses. That night he experienced the traditional symptoms — light sensitivity, watery eyes, blurred vision.
It didn’t take long for his father to figure out what was wrong. Being a welder, he was familiar with “the flash” — the visual problems caused by a sudden exposure to bright light. He brought David to the doctor and within a day or two the youngster was fine.
Boys State participants learned how to eat quickly. Meals were limited to 15 minutes.
Cornwall American Legion Post 353 sent eight teens to this year’s Boys State, an educational program designed to teach participants discipline and how the government operates. This year’s attendees were Adam Johnson, Eliot Perez, Patrick Vilda, Justin Gagnon, Lucas Arora, Sam Delacruz, Zachary Denning, and Erik Fosstveit. The program was held June 25 to July 1 at SUNY Morrisville.
Director T.J. Larke stands in to rehearse a scene with Raymond Capuzzi. Capuzzi, who plays Pugsley in “The Addams Family,” enjoyed being tortured on the rack.
The Addams family is described as creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, so it only seems appropriate for the Step it up Summer Stage production of the musical comedy to have been met with doom and gloom since the beginning of the two-week program.
Benjamin Kohn was originally slated to serve as musical director for the 5 to 18-year-old thespians. Unfortunately, director Karen Eremin explained, Kohn was in a car accident the Thursday before auditions. He injured his wrists and suffered a concussion rendering him unable to perform his duties.