Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
November 20, 2020
Dear Village Folks:
As COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Orange County, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson needs to continue to safeguard its residents and employees. We recognize the need to have our employees available especially as the snow season approaches.
With that in mind, Village Hall will be closed to the public again as of Monday, Nov. 30, at least until Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. We will continue to provide services as usual. The drop box has become a convenient way to pay bills.
Governor Cuomo has stressed that New Yorkers should limit their travel outside the state and there are certain guidelines the Village must follow. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me: 534-4200 x307 or 845-416-8018.
I hope in this season of gratitude that we can recognize our many blessings. Stay safe. On behalf of the Village Board and all of our employees, I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, June 12, 2020
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
Friday, June 26, 2020
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.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
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!
Friday, July 17, 2020
So, Village Hall has continued to run smoothly since we re-opened our doors on Monday, July 6, and visitors have complied with safety plans. The drop-box is always available to pay bills 24/7, located on the drive-through side of Village Hall.
The next Bandstand Concert is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 21; it features The Drizzle, a quartet playing funk, soul and R&B. Lots of people at the first two concerts. Please wear a mask when you can’t social distance.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson got a reminder about the 2020 census this week. The village is doing well at just over a 67% response rate but we are far from 100%. If you have internet access, you can respond here: https://my2020census.gov/login. If you don’t have the census mailer, you can go here: https://my2020census.gov/app/intro/state. If you prefer to respond by phone, or have questions, call: 844-330-2020.
The Village Board is combining its work sessions and business meetings in July and August. The July 20 Business Meeting will be held via teleconference.
Brendan G. Coyne
Friday, July 24, 2020
Thanks for complying with the COVID-19 protocol when you come into Village Hall. Lots of people are coming in to get permits for Donahue Memorial Park. With my desk near the receptacle for the drop-box, I can hear items being deposited and know that the drop-box has become an easy way to pay bills 24/7.
The next Bandstand Concert is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, and it features the village’s very own duo, John and Jackie Gioia. They play folk rock and often perform in the village and the Town of Cornwall. They entertained online for the Cornwall Independence Day Celebration and they helped usher in the holiday season at the village tree lighting ceremony at the bandstand in December.
Lots of people have attended the first three concerts. The grounds at the village bandstand are tight, however, so as we continue to deal with COVID-19, it is important to wear a mask when you can’t social distance.
Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Tuesday that bars are still not open. You can have alcohol only when you’re dining. Please keep that in mind when you’re attending one of the village’s restaurants. The governor shut down four restaurants in New York City and Long Island this week because patrons were not complying with social distancing, or wearing a mask when they couldn’t social distance.
The Village Board combined its work session and business meeting in July and will do so again in August.
Friday, July 10, 2020
The Mid-Hudson Region entered Phase 4 of Governor Cuomo’s re-opening as of Tuesday, July 7. Phase 4 includes opening outdoor arts and entertainment to 33% percent capacity, and professional sports without fans. Amusement parks, bowling alleys and movie theaters still are closed.
Village Hall re-opened its doors Monday, July 6. We’ve seen a bunch of people come in to get riverfront permits and to pay water bills. Visitors have complied with safety plans and proceedings have gone smoothly. The drop-box remains a convenient way to pay bills 24/7.
It was great to see lots of people at the bandstand Tuesday, July 7, for the first summer concert. The next concert features Midnight Slim & Laurieanne at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Please honor social distancing and wear a mask when you can’t.
Thanks to the Public Works Department for dealing with the torrential thunderstorm Wednesday, July 8. The village received more than four inches of rain between noon and 3:30 p.m. and experienced extensive flooding. Thanks also to Storm King Engine for pumping out some basements.
The Village Board will combine work sessions and business meetings in July and August. The July 20 Business Meeting will be held via teleconference.