Special Town Board Meeting

The Town Board will hold a special meeting in Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25. Topics at the meeting will include.

An audio visual permit

A request for quote for the sewage treatment plant

The appointment of a full-time police officer

And interviews of candidates for the Buildings and Grounds Department.

 

 

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Eagle project provides new homes for animals

Tom Keller expects to receive his Eagle sometime this month. His project entailed constructing a new rabbit hutch, dove cage, and shelving unit for the Wildlife Education Center.

Tom Keller expects to receive his Eagle sometime this month. His project entailed constructing a new rabbit hutch, dove cage, and shelving unit for the Wildlife Education Center.

It might not be a deluxe apartment in New York City, but a few animals at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center are living in luxury after receiving an upgrade to their homes.

Tom Keller, a member of Cornwall’s Class of 2017, recently completed his Eagle project by constructing a new rabbit hutch, dove cage, and a shelving unit.

Keller explained his mother provides veterinary services to the animals at the museum, and having spent some time there he realized a need for new habitats.

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Car crashes into Woody’s Restaurant

After a car crashed into Woody’s on July 6, Deke Hazirjian (the restaurant owner) said the accident could have been much worse.

There were people seated by the window in the dining room. If the car had veered a few feet to the right, the customers could have been seriously injured. Or people could have been leaving the restaurant at the time the vehicle plowed into the front door.

The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. when Jonathan Salgado was driving west on Quaker Avenue, with Woody’s on the passenger’s side of his 2007 Toyota. Police reported that Mr. Salgado attempted to make a wide right turn into the driveway. So he moved into the center lane (for left-hand turns) and then veered across the travel lane. As he did, he struck a 2003 Acura that was operated by Joseph DeMarco of Salisbury Mills.

The impact sent Mr. Salgado’s car into the front door, where it came to rest in the vestibule. The driver, a 28-year-old New Windsor resident, was taken to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. He received traffic tickets for failure to yield right of way, failing to stay within the traffic lane, and disregarding a traffic control device.

The Cornwall Fire Department and the Town of Cornwall Building Inspector’s Office assisted the police. Woody’s Restaurant remains open, but customers and employees have to enter through the rear door.

Contributed photo A 2007 Toyota crashed into the front door of Woody's at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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A 2007 Toyota crashed into the front door of Woody’s at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

 

Rice reprises role in ‘Into the Woods’

Julia Samuelson and Sophia Cappa (Cinderella’s narrators and Maggie Kelly (Cinderella), rehearse a scene from “Into the Woods.” The performance is this Friday and Saturday.

Julia Samuelson and Sophia Cappa (Cinderella’s narrators and Maggie Kelly (Cinderella), rehearse a scene from “Into the Woods.” The performance is this Friday and Saturday.

A veteran cast will take the stage, this weekend, for Step it up Summer Stage’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s  “Into the Woods.” The musical also stars a young woman reprising a role she played 10 years ago.

Auditions were held on June 11, and the camp started with two weeks of rehearsals which began last Monday. The cast includes 30 local middle school through college-aged students. Only five members of the cast are newcomers.

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State parks offer dozens of circuit hikes

Don Weise signs a copy of his book for Susanne Vondrak at the Cornwall Public Library on June 27.

Don Weise signs a copy of his book for Susanne Vondrak at the Cornwall Public Library on June 27.

The good thing about a circuit hike is when you’re finished you’re back where you started. You don’t have to turn around and retrace your steps  or arrange for a ride back to your car.

There are dozens of  good loop (or circuit) hikes in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Park. Don Weise has written a book about them that is now in its second edition. On June 27, Mr. Weise was a guest speaker at the Cornwall Public Library.

“What a great place you live in,” the author said as he greeted the guests. “There’s no place quite like where we are right here.” Mr. Weise wasn’t referring to shopping or transportation. He was talking about access to nature and scenic trails.

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Hello middle school!

Cornwall’s three elementary schools said “good bye” to fourth-graders last week and wished them luck at the middle school. Lee Road and Willow Avenue held their moving up ceremonies on June 21. Cornwall-on-Hudson hosted its event on the following morning.

The COH fourth-graders sang "You Can Count on Me"

The COH fourth-graders sang “You Can Count on Me”

Ryleigh Gross and Judy Solórzano were among the students recognized at COH.

Ryleigh Gross and Judy Solórzano were among the students recognized at COH.

Three of the Martens Award winners at Lee Road School

Three of the Martens Award winners at Lee Road School

An award winner receives congratulations from a classmate at Willow Avenue School.

An award winner receives congratulations from a classmate at Willow Avenue School.

At Willow Avenue School, students with perfect attendance led the Pledge of Allegiance

At Willow Avenue School, students with perfect attendance led the Pledge of Allegiance

Hiking program at the library

Don Weise,  Director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference will present a book talk at Cornwall Public Library on June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The talk will center on hikes around the Cornwall area — including Storm King, Black Rock, Harriman-Bear Mountain and across the river (Breakneck Ridge-Hudson Highlands State Park), etc.

There will be tips on finding, scouting, preparing for and leading summer hikes, including tailoring them to your group (e.g. kids, novice adults, adventurous types).  He will touch on safety and “Leave No Trace” tips as well.

 

Founder joins Girls on the Run anniversary celebration

June23_girlsSeeing a man and woman standing apart from the crowd at NYMA on Saturday morning, Molly Barker introduced herself to Senator and Mrs. Larkin. She told them that she was the founder of Girls on the Run, and had come from North Carolina to help the Hudson Valley Chapter celebrate its fifth anniversary.

It was a big celebration. That was obvious before you reached the campus, where the girls and their running buddies were getting ready for a 5K through the streets of Cornwall. By 8:30 a.m., traffic was backed up on Route 9W, as cars waited to make a left turn into the military academy. A long line of police and volunteers directed motorists onto a field that was packed solid with vehicles.

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