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Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Village Folks:

So, the Mid-Hudson Region is scheduled to enter Phase 4 as of Tuesday, July 7.  Phase 4 includes opening outdoor arts and entertainment to 33% percent capacity, and professional sports without fans. Other venues, such as amusement parks, bowling alleys and movie theaters remain closed.

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee has planned a modest celebration. You can see the schedule of activities, most of which are online, on the Village’s website under Latest News. You can email photos of children’s art, children and their pets, and patriotically decorated home to [email protected] Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) for details. For safety’s sake, barbecues and gatherings are limited to 25 people.

 

Village offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in honor of Independence Day. Village Hall doors will re-open Monday, July 6. New York State has required extensive safety plans to re-open and access will be limited. Please be patient as we implement these plans for your safety and the safety of village employees. The drop-box will continue to provide a convenient way to pay bills. You can contact us at 845-534-4200 and [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The first summer concert is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Village Bandstand on the corner of Hudson Street and River Avenue. Please honor social distancing and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Enjoy Independence Day and stay healthy!

 

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 26, 2020

 

Village Folks:

 

So, the Mid-Hudson Region is in Phase 3, which basically means we can eat at our favorite restaurants indoors again! Phase 3 also includes personal care businesses and services, such as cosmetology, massage therapy and spas.

 

More good news: The Storm King Art Center will open on Wednesday, July 15 (845-534-3115).

 

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee has been planning a modified celebration. One of the latest additions to the celebration is a contest for Patriotically Decorated Homes. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) for details. 

 

Village Hall doors will re-open Monday, July 6. Access will be limited. The village is required to have safety plans for all its departments. The drop-box will continue to provide a convenient way to pay bills. You can contact us at 845-534-4200 and [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

Congratulations to all the Cornwall high school graduates! And best of luck to all the students moving up to high school and middle school.

 

The Centers for Disease Control Social continue to encourage social distancing and a wearing a mask when you can’t social distance.

 

Stay healthy! Enjoy your weekend.

 

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 19, 2020

 

Village Folks:

 

So, summer officially arrives tomorrow, June 20! Let’s do all we can to have a great summer and enjoy the warm weather.

 

I’m happy to announce that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will start its bandstand concerts on Tuesday, July 7. The Midnite Image Band will get the season rolling at 6:30 p.m. The concerts take place at the Village bandstand on the corner of Hudson Street and River Avenue. Rain dates are the following Wednesday evening at the same time.

Donations for the concerts are welcome and can be sent to: Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Bandstand Committee, 325 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.

 

Independence Day is just three weeks away. Due to COVID-19, the Cornwall Independence Day Committee is planning a modified celebration on Saturday, July 4. Check the committee’s website (www.cornwall4th.org) and Facebook pages Cornwall Fourth of July for information the mostly online activities.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, July 6. The village is working on safety plans for all its departments. When Village Hall does open, access will be limited. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 and [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

Social distancing and wearing masks when you can’t social distance remain important as put forth by the Centers for Disease Control.

 

Stay healthy! Happy Father’s Day!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Village Folks:

 

Good to see some more activity in the village this week as the Mid-Hudson Region entered Phase 2. Lots of diners eager to dine out enjoyed dinner outdoors at our restaurants: Painter’s, Peppetini’s, Rock Wall and Village Pizza. Please support them; they are important to the village, in more ways than one.

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the deadline for the Cornwall school district and the Cornwall library elections till Tuesday, June 16. They must be mailed to the school district’s administration building (the former library building) at 4 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

 

The New York State Department of Health issued COVID-19 guidelines for summer camps. The guidelines are extensive. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the village can proceed with its Summer Recreation Program.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will open Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. Registration is required: www.hhnm.org/grasshoppergrove.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, July 6. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. The next Village Board meeting is at 7 p.m., Monday, June 15. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

Please continue to comply with the guidelines put forth by the Centre for Disease Control: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Stay healthy! Enjoy your weekend.

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Village Folks:

So, the Mid-Hudson Region will enter Phase 2 as of Tuesday, June 9. Phase 2 includes: outdoor and take-out/delivery food services; hair salons/barbershops; offices; real estate; essential and in-store retail; vehicle sales/lease/rental; retail rental, repair and cleaning; and commercial building management.

 

The Village Water Department mailed its Annual Water Quality Report this week. It covers 2019. If you didn’t receive your copy or have questions about the report, please contact Mike Trainor, Water Superintendent, at 534-4200 x318 or email [email protected].

 

The Cornwall school district and the Cornwall library will conduct elections on Tuesday, June 9. School District and Cornwall Library ballots must be received by 5 p.m. by the District Clerk. They may be mailed or delivered to the school district’s administration building (the former library building) at 4 Idlewild Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Storm King School will hold a virtual commencement tomorrow, June 6. All the best to the graduates!

 

The Village Board is waiting for guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding summer camps. So, we still don’t know whether we can proceed with the Village’s Summer Recreation Program.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

Please continue to comply with the guideline put forth by the Centre for Disease Control: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy!

 

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Village Folks:

 

So, the Mid-Hudson Region has met the seven benchmarks required by Governor Andrew Cuomo to start moving out of the COVID-19 pause. We began reopening with Phase I of four phases on Tuesday, May 26. Phase 1 includes: construction; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; retail (curbside and in-store pickup/drop-off); manufacturing; and wholesale trade.

 

The latest COVID-19 casualty is the Village’s own Firemen’s Fair. Thanks to Jeff Armitage and the Storm King Engine crew for their efforts in producing the much-loved community event through the years. So, we look forward to 2021 fair. As Jeff says, “You won’t want to miss it.”  

 

The Village Board is waiting for guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding summer camps. So, we still don’t know whether we can proceed with the Village’s Summer Recreation Program.

Village Hall doors remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. When we do re-open, you will see newly installed counter windows in the lobby to protect visitors and staff. The Village continues to hold its meetings virtually. You can contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, right on Hudson Street in the Village, can always use volunteers (845-534-5344). The Food Bank supplies food pantries all over the Hudson Valley to feed the hungry. It’s essential work.

 

As we move forward, please continue to respect CDC guidelines: Maintain six feet between people and wear a mask when you can’t.

 

Enjoy your weekend. Stay Healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Village Folks:

 

As Governor Andrew Cuomo gradually opens New York State from COVID-19 restrictions, it’s still important to comply with safety protocol, maintaining six-feet between people and wearing masks when you can’t.

 

Village Hall doors will remain closed at least through Monday, June 15. We are installing counter windows in the lobby area to protect visitors and staff. We held a virtual business meeting this past Monday and will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

 

The Village Board has been discussing the Summer Recreation Program. At this time, we don’t know whether we can proceed.

 

The Village Department of Public Works did a great job in handling a very bulky cleanup this past week. Thanks! 

And the Village Police Department has been doing a fine job taking care of visitors to Storm King Mountain and Donahue Memorial Park. Thanks!

 

Please continue to support Village restaurants by ordering take-out meals: Painters, Pepettini’s, Rock Wall and Village Pizza.

 

Enjoy your weekend. Memorial Day is Monday. While there will be no parade this year, the Cornwall American Legion will hold a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial triangle. Let’s pause to remember those who have given their lives to preserve our freedom.

 

Stay Healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

 

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Village Folks:

While Governor Andrew Cuomo has moved the pause button to May 28, New York State is moving closer to opening more businesses and facilities as our Mid-Hudson Region meets Phase 1 metrics dealing with COVID-19.

Please continue to comply with safety protocol, maintaining six-feet between people and wearing masks when you can’t. Please remain patient as rules are changing constantly.

Village Hall doors will remain closed through Monday, June 15, while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

The Village Board will hold its business meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, virtually.

The Village Bulk Pickup will start Monday, May 18.

The budget votes for Cornwall Central School District and Cornwall Public Library will be held Tuesday, June 9, by mail.

The Cornwall Independence Day Committee is planning a modified celebration on Saturday, July 4.

Have a good weekend. Take care as we move through this challenging time.  Stay healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Village Folks:

Hope you all are well.

Governor Andrew Cuomo still has us on pause until at least Friday, May 15.

As you comply with safety procedures, please dispose of personal protective equipment properly.

As it did last month, the Village Board will combine its work session with its business meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, virtually. The date for village elections has changed yet again. The governor has announced they will take place Tuesday, September 15.

Village Water Superintendent Mike Trainor has posted educational briefs on Cornwall-on-Hudson’s water system in recognition of National Drinking Water Week this week. We are fortunate to have a reliable water system. You can access the briefs on the home page of the Village website: COH ON FACEBOOK.

This year’s Memorial Day services will include a brief ceremony on Monday, May 25; alas, there will be no parade. The Cornwall American Legion will be placing flags on graves on Saturday, May 16, and is seeking volunteers. From 9-10 that morning, adult volunteers can pick up flags at the American Legion building behind the Cornwall Library.

Village Hall doors remain closed while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

The pandemic brings to mind the special places called stoops and porches.

They provide us places to leave notes, gifts and food, and ways that help remind us of our humanity.

As we deal with this stressful time, it’s great to see how parents, sometimes with assistance from our first responders, help their children celebrate the all-important days of their birth. And while it can be hard to distinguish one day from another just now, remember this Sunday, May 10, is a special day. Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers!

Stay healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor

Friday, May 1, 2020

 

Village Folks:

 

A new month, with hopes that we will see some progress in how New York State deals with COVID-19. The pause button is still on until Friday, May 15.

 

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools would not re-open this school year. Seniors will be graduating, however, and yard signs congratulating 2020 graduates are popping up. Our school district has a new superintendent. Terry Dade, from the Rochester school district, will start in July. Best wishes to Neal Miller, who served the district for seven years.

 

Village Hall doors remain closed while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. If you have questions, contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.

So, some more ideas on what to do as the stay-at-home protocol continues. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, with locations in the Village and the Town of Cornwall, provides places to visit, activities to try and animals to see at its website: www.hhnm.org. With spring here, you may want to start a flower and/or vegetable garden. In addition to offering beauty and edibles, gardening burns 135 calories in 30 minutes and releases hormones that improve one’s frame of mind.

The Storm King Mountain trailhead has been quite busy lately. Scenic Hudson, which owns the trailhead, requests that hikers return at another time if the parking lot is full. 

 

When you can, please continue ordering take-out food to support our local businesses. And to our ever-expanding list of people we are grateful for, let’s add postal workers.

As we continue to cope with the pandemic, let’s help each other day by day.

Stay healthy!

Brendan G. Coyne

Mayor