Frozen fun!

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Photo by Jason Kaplan  An Arctic blast of cold weather, lasting two weeks, aided in freezing the water in Rings Pond. Last week the ice was measured as being over six inches thick, certainly sturdy enough for some leisure skating or a game of hockey.

Beating the bitter cold

Photo by Jason Kaplan Steven Davis, a carrier with the United States Postal Service, has been enduring the recent frigid temperatures while making his daily deliveries. His secret to staying as heated as possible is warmers in his gloves and sneakers, three layers plus a coat for his upper body, as well as an additional layer under his heavy pants.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Steven Davis, a carrier with the United States Postal Service, has been enduring the recent frigid temperatures while making his daily deliveries. His secret to staying as heated as possible is warmers in his gloves and sneakers, three layers plus a coat for his upper body, as well as an additional layer under his heavy pants.

Will there be white Christmas?

Photo by Jason Kaplan The first day of winter was Thursday and already a couple of minor storms have left some accumulation. Meteorologists are predicting a chance of sleet and snow Christmas Eve into Christmas morning. Once the storm passes, it’s possible one to three inches of fresh powder will be covering the ground. By this time last year, the region had already experienced one snow and two ice storms.

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The first day of winter was Thursday and already a couple of minor storms have left some accumulation. Meteorologists are predicting a chance of sleet and snow Christmas Eve into Christmas morning. Once the storm passes, it’s possible one to three inches of fresh powder will be covering the ground. By this time last year, the region had already experienced one snow and two ice storms.

Promoting outdoor play

Photo by Jason Kaplan Cornwall Central School District’s Jerome Pincoske observes as Scott, an employee with Flanagan Tree Service, makes a cut into a tree trunk. Using a tree from behind Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary, Flanagan created a natural outdoor play area at the school for climbing and leaping.

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Cornwall Central School District’s Jerome Pincoske observes as Scott, an employee with Flanagan Tree Service, makes a cut into a tree trunk. Using a tree from behind Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary, Flanagan created a natural outdoor play area at the school for climbing and leaping.

Thousands of tabs

Photo by Jason Kaplan Over the last three years Maryann Monforte, at Cornwall Middle School, and members of the high school’s Environmental Club successfully collected 224,000 aluminum tabs for Shriner’s Hospital’s Tabs for Tots program. The tabs are sold for scrap and the money is used to provide free hospital transportation for children. Pictured above are Julian Rivera, president of the Environmental Club, Bob Martin with Shriner’s Road Angels, Joseph Giardina, an Environmental Club member, and teacher Eva Whorley.

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Over the last three years Maryann Monforte, at Cornwall Middle School, and members of the high school’s Environmental Club successfully collected 224,000 aluminum tabs for Shriner’s Hospital’s Tabs for Tots program. The tabs are sold for scrap and the money is used to provide free hospital transportation for children. Pictured above are Julian Rivera, president of the Environmental Club, Bob Martin with Shriner’s Road Angels, Joseph Giardina, an Environmental Club member, and teacher Eva Whorley.

Environmental stewards

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Photo by Jason Kaplan – On Nov. 18, Matt Belanger and Eva Whorley assisted Cornwall-on-Hudson Mayor Brendan Coyne in planting 26 shrubs and trees on the lower portion of Dock Hill Road along the Moodna Creek. The effort was part of the state’s Trees for Tribs program, which aims to reforest small bodies of water which feed larger rivers and lakes.

Traffic detector

Photo by Jason Kaplan Last week, the Department of Transportation was back to work on Route 32, cutting a groove into the freshly paved roadway. During the milling process, the wire which detects traffic at the light in front of Hannaford was cut. A new wire was laid in the groove and then sealed.

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Last week, the Department of Transportation was back to work on Route 32, cutting a groove into the freshly paved roadway. During the milling process, the wire which detects traffic at the light in front of Hannaford was cut. A new wire was laid in the groove and then sealed.