Train derailed

Photo by Jason Kaplan Around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials struck a forklift and derailed in New Windsor near Walsh Avenue and River Road. By Wednesday morning, the engine had already been moved back on the tracks, but RJ Corman Railroad Group continued to clear the rest of the derailment. They used a bulldozer and crane to remove a shipping container from the tracks and turn it right side up.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials struck a forklift and derailed in New Windsor near Walsh Avenue and River Road. By Wednesday morning, the engine had already been moved back on the tracks, but RJ Corman Railroad Group continued to clear the rest of the derailment. They used a bulldozer and crane to remove a shipping container from the tracks and turn it right side up.

Surfing the slopes

Photo by Jason Kaplan Winter storm Niko dumped a foot of snow last week and rewarded students with a four-day weekend. The local kids took advantage of the extra day off, Friday, by hitting the slope at Storm King Golf Club. Some rode traditional sleds while others used snow boards to speed their way to the bottom.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
Winter storm Niko dumped a foot of snow last week and rewarded students with a four-day weekend. The local kids took advantage of the extra day off, Friday, by hitting the slope at Storm King Golf Club. Some rode traditional sleds while others used snow boards to speed their way to the bottom.

Trees cleared for construction

Photo by Jason Kaplan A large area of trees, on Forge Hill Road near the bridge, have been cleared to make way for a water filtration plant for New Windsor’s new wells. The project is in response to the eventual shut-down of the New York City Aqueduct. The construction site is along the Moodna Creek, which can be seen in the background.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
A large area of trees, on Forge Hill Road near the bridge, have been cleared to make way for a water filtration plant for New Windsor’s new wells. The project is in response to the eventual shut-down of the New York City Aqueduct. The construction site is along the Moodna Creek, which can be seen in the background.

A tale of two systems

Photo by Jason Kaplan A warm front brought temperatures of between 45 and 55 degrees over the weekend allowing Wrigley Hunt and Rachel Sapienza to enjoy a walk along Shore Road. On Monday, a Nor’easter left behind about three inches of sleet and snow, which Daniel and Sterling Hayes cleared from the sidewalk in front of their home.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
A warm front brought temperatures of between 45 and 55 degrees over the weekend allowing Wrigley Hunt and Rachel Sapienza to enjoy a walk along Shore Road. On Monday, a Nor’easter left behind about three inches of sleet and snow, which Daniel and Sterling Hayes cleared from the sidewalk in front of their home.

Watch your step

Photo by Jason Kaplan To ensure patron safety, a portion of the sidewalk, near the book and video depositories at the Cornwall Public Library, has been spray painted to draw attention to the uneven slabs of concrete. The sidewalk will be repaired sometime in the spring, as will the parking lot.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
To ensure patron safety, a portion of the sidewalk, near the book and video depositories at the Cornwall Public Library, has been spray painted to draw attention to the uneven slabs of concrete. The sidewalk will be repaired sometime in the spring, as will the parking lot.

Festival of Lights

Photo by Jason Kaplan On Tuesday, Rabbi Shmuel Serebryanski lights the menorah, at Rings Pond, on the fourth night of Hanukkah. About a dozen people gathered to hear the story behind the origin of the holiday and why it lasts eight nights. The guests were then invited back to Munger Cottage for donuts and homemade latkes.

Photo by Jason Kaplan
On Tuesday, Rabbi Shmuel Serebryanski lights the menorah, at Rings Pond, on the fourth night of Hanukkah. About a dozen people gathered to hear the story behind the origin of the holiday and why it lasts eight nights. The guests were then invited back to Munger Cottage for donuts and homemade latkes.