May 14, 2021
Dear Cornwall-on-Hudson residents, neighbors, and friends:
Well, closing out my first month-and-a-half in office and must say – I am truly impressed with how well this Village functions and how much the “neighborly spirit” infuses almost every conversation in regards to solution-seeking.
It truly takes a Village.
My second point is pandemic-related. Have you and your family been vaccinated? Know that there are three safe, effective, and free vaccines available for Village residents -- including a vaccine “pod" (point of dispensing) today at Woodbury Common, and easy appointments elsewhere locally. County Executive Steve Neuhaus recommends Village residents check out the County website for more information: https://www.orangecountygov.com/2038/Vaccine. You can also inquire with your doctor, any local pharmacy, or simply call the State Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 to find a way that works best for you—even if your schedule or transportation issues make it difficult. In other good news, the CDC just approved Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-old youngsters, and appointments are readily available. Even with the cancellation of Riverfest and July 4th fireworks, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel!
Village Board meets for monthly Business Meeting this next Monday, May 17th. The agenda is available on our website and will include important items such as police body cams, upcoming meetings livestreamed, Donahue Farm steering committee, and planned dedication of Board Room in honor of Village’s 26th mayor, Edward C. Moulton, Jr., on June 21st.
Don’t forget the School Budget vote and BOE elections on Tuesday.
Leaving you with early 1900’s photo of Village Hall (now Pepettini) on River Avenue.
Respectfully, James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano