Obituaries – November 3, 2017

Chrystle Anderson

November 25, 1940 – October 29, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Chrystle M. Bonebrake Anderson, 76, wife of Howard “Andy” J. Anderson, of Summerville, SC passed away Sunday, Oct. 29.

Chrystle was born Nov. 25, 1940 in Cornwall, a daughter of Daniel Bonebrake and Marion Miller Bonebrake. She was raised in Highland Falls, where she graduated in 1958 from Highland Falls High School. After holding several positions throughout the 1960s, Chrystle married CWO Howard J. Anderson while at the University of Illinois/Urbana. She spent the next decade travelling the world with her husband, ending in Summerville, SC, where she chose to spend the rest of her life.

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Hospital to offer open access primary care

 

After this morning's press conference, hospital CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk answers questions from Mike Randall of the Times Herald-Record.

After this morning’s press conference, hospital CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk answered questions from Mike Randall of the Times Herald-Record.

It’s called “open access primary care.” Patients can walk in the door or make an appointment with a doctor. The service will be available at the Cornwall Campus of the hospital in about a year.

Hospital CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk and Assemblyman James Skoufis broke the news at a press conference on the campus this morning. Mrs. Cusack-McGuirk said it would take a year to finalize the financial plans and implement the architectural design. Once that’s done, the primary care center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

In the meantime, Burke Rehabilitation will be extending its medical center in the hospital building. “We’re very proud to become part of this vision,” Jeff Menkes of Burke remarked when it was his turn at the microphone.

A year ago, the hospital announced it was closing the emergency room in Cornwall. Mrs. Cusack-McGuirk alluded to that in her opening remarks. “This is a nicer day than last time,” she said.

The Assemblyman lauded the change that came about after almost nine months of meetings. He said that the Assembly Speaker had supported the move. “We’re changing the trajectory of the C0rnwall campus,” Mr. Skoufis remarked. “Today is a turning point.”

Town Board members and candidates were at the conference. Supervisor Richard Randazzo was among the first to speak when it was time for questions. “We should be optimistic,” he said. “Thank you on behalf of the community. This is a giant leap forward.”

Road reclamation

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Photo by Jason Kaplan Paving of Route 32, between the Moodna bridge and Five Corners, wasn’t expected to take place until next year, but milling of the state road was completed last week and paving should be finished by early next week.

NY festival accepts film from SKS campers

Contributed photo Members of the Storm King film program work on “Take a Hike,” which has earned a spot in the New York Short Film Festival on Nov. 4.

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Members of the Storm King film program work on “Take a Hike,” which has earned a spot in the New York Short Film Festival on Nov. 4.

Could you call the Storm King Summer Film School a tradition? The program with Zhenya Kiperman debuted in June. Campers signed up for one to three weeks and produced a short feature entitled “Take a Hike.”

That doesn’t sound like a tradition. But “Take a Hike” has been accepted into the New York Short Film Festival and will have its premiere on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in Manhattan’s Cinema Village Theatre at 22 East 12th Street.

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Obituaries – October 27, 2017

Esther Heffner

September 8, 1929 – October 19, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Esther Heffner, former longtime resident of Highland Falls,  passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. She was 88.

Daughter of the late Agnes Cox Woodruff and Robert Woodruff, she was born in Highland Falls on September 8, 1929. Esther was a  member of Highland Falls United Methodist Church and of O’Connor Doyle American Legion Post Ladies’ Auxiliary, both in Highland Falls.

She is survived by her daughter Gloria Bradham of Mebane, NC; two grandchildren, James Kuhn and Angela Carriero; and five great-grandchildren, Destiny, Liesl, Esther, Landon and Elinor.

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Kiryas Joel wins court case

The State of New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has ruled that Kiryas Joel can draw water from its well on Route 32 in Mountainville.

The use of the well had been blocked by an injunction while the court considered an appeal from Kiryas Joel’s neighbors. In a 10-page document, the court rejected the appeal today.

As a result, Kiryas Joel will be permitted to draw up to 612,000 gallons a day from the site.

Class of ‘67 remembers a different era

The Class of 1967 attended the Cornwall-NFA football game and then headed south for a picnic at the Black Rock Fish and Game Club.

The Class of 1967 attended the Cornwall-NFA football game and then headed south for a picnic at the Black Rock Fish and Game Club.

The Class of ‘67 met on a summery weekend when the calendar claimed it should be autumn. The alumni gathered at the Temple Hill Tavern on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday afternoon, and then left for a party at the Black Rock Fish and Game Club.

The 67s had not been the most active of classes. Some members hadn’t seen one another since high school, although they didn’t live that far apart. But that seemed destined to change, with one graduate suggesting monthly gatherings for people who lived in the area.

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