Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Friday, June 5, 2020
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
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.
In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), I want to inform you of additional steps the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is taking to continue to function and provide services.
Village Hall Offices will be closed as of today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until Monday, March 30, 2020, at which time the Village Board will determine whether it is safe to open. We will continue to conduct Village business.
The Village Board Election has been postponed to Tuesday, April 28, from Wednesday, March 18.
You may continue to pay bills through the dropbox marked BILLS on the side of Village Hall to safeguard the health of residents and village employees and limit interaction.
If you have questions about village business, please call (534-4200) or email ([email protected]).
At this time, the March Village Board Business Meeting is still scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, March 23.
The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding an information meeting on its plan at a date to be announced.
More broadly, take care of yourselves, your family and neighbors. Follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene and isolating. Be grateful for our health professionals, first responders and all those who are providing services.
As you know, this is a fluid situation. I will continue to update you as matters change. Together we will get through this challenging time. Stay healthy!
Brendan Coyne, Mayor
Friday, June 19, 2020
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!
Friday, April 3, 2020
Dear Village Folks:
I want to thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we cope with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While Village Hall Office doors remain closed, Village employees continue to work to provide services and conduct business.
The Village will resume regular yard debris pickup Monday, April 6. The spring bulk cleanup will begin the week of Monday, May 18.
For any questions regarding Village business, please contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected] The dropbox marked BILLS on the parking lot side of Village Hall has been working well. Thanks.
Looking for something to do? The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley at 195 Hudson Street still needs volunteers. Contact Dexter Alston, Volunteer Coordinator, at:
Remember to file your 2020 Census questionnaire. If you need help, please call this toll-free number: 1-844-330-2020.
In addition to our health professionals and first responders, let’s be sure to thank our food workers, supermarket staff and postal workers.
For recreation, in addition to Donahue Memorial Park at the riverfront, the Village offers Roe Park on the Boulevard and the trails behind the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, also on the Boulevard.
It is important that we maintain our sense of community during these challenging days. Let’s check in with our families, friends and neighbors. Let’s greet one another and wish each other good health. I am grateful to you for helping the Village get through this difficult time.
Friday, May 1, 2020
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.
Friday, May 8, 2020
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!