Village Notices


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


Under the chairmanship of Led Klosky, the Comprehensive Plan Committee includes Mary Aspin, Dominic Cordisco, Bill Grisoli and Lorraine McGuinness. They met more than 30 times over the course of three years, meeting with village department supervisors and others. In its final phase, the committee benefitted from the expertise of Kristen O’Donnell, a planner with Lanc & Tully; Mayor Brendan Coyne secured a grant to pay half of the planner’s fee.
As with many events in 2020, COVID-19 prevented the committee from finalizing its draft earlier this year. The committee held a public meeting Nov. 12.

A Public Hearing will be held December 14.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will hold a public hearing on December 14, 2020 at 7:01 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the Village Hall, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520, to consider the proposed Comprehensive Plan.

            Due to public health and safety concerns, the public hearing will be conducted remotely via GoToMeeting, following these instructions: Link: or by dial-in at :+1 (571) 317-3122, Access Code: 421-860-23.

A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan may be reviewed on here on the Village website.  Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the public hearing.  Oral comments may be made at the public hearing.  Persons may appear in person or by agent.

Dated:  November 16, 2020


The Menorah Lighting will be held at the Village Bandstand this Sunday, December 13th at 5:30 PM rain or shine.  Masks & Social Distancing required.


December 4, 2020


Dear Village Folks:


Well, we could certainly use a little cheer this year. So, I’m pleased to announce that the Village’s very own, John and Jackie Gioia, will lead us in some holiday songs Sunday night, at 6 p.m., Sunday, December 6, as we light the Village tree.

While we can’t have visits with Santa at the firehouse in 2020, due to COVID-19, we’re hoping Santa might be able to find some time to help us the light the tree.

Please wear your masks and practice social distancing.

The event will also be live-streamed on the Village’s Facebook page, thanks to the Cornwall-on-Hudson Special Events Committee.

We’ll see you Sunday night!

All the best,

Brendan Coyne



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!



Brendan Coyne



Dear Village Folks:

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York State.

Effective Friday, November 13, at 10 p.m., bars, restaurants and gyms/fitness centers, as well as any establishment authorized by the State Liquor Authority, will be required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m. (no alcohol-to-go).

The Governor also announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. The limit will be implemented due to the recent prevalence of COVID spread resulting from small indoor gatherings including Halloween parties. These gatherings have become a major cause of cluster activity across the state.

This public health measure brings New York State in line with neighboring states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This new rule is also effective at 10 p.m. Friday.

Governor Cuomo said local governments are in charge of enforcement. The Governor took these actions because of the widespread increase in COVID cases across New York State and throughout the country.

Please continue to comply with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene, masks and social distancing.

Stay healthy!

Brendan Coyne



ALBANY – Cashless tolling will go live on the New York State Thruway’s ticketed system during the overnight hours of Friday, November 13, into Saturday, November 14. The conversion will take place simultaneously at 58 tolling locations across the Thruway’s 450-mile ticketed system. 

The official switch will take place in the overnight hours to limit the impact on traffic. At the time cashless tolling goes live, cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment at toll booths and printed toll tickets will not be handed out. 

To support this transition, NY E-ZPass has released a new TollsNY mobile app to help drivers manage E-ZPass accounts, find and pay Tolls by Mail invoices, and get important account alerts for tolls accrued at Thruway, MTA, and Port Authority tolling sites.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the project will save time for motorists, as well as reduce traffic, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality along the Thruway. 

“Cashless tolling is already improving traffic flow, allowing motorists to get to their destinations easier and quicker without having to stop to pay a toll,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “Less idling also complements our clean energy goals, reducing pollution for a cleaner and greener environment. We encourage all drivers to get an E-ZPass across the state, with a new mobile app to help manage accounts and alerts to make it easier for New Yorkers.”


Dear Village Folks:

The Village’s Comprehensive Plan Committee has been working on its plan for more than two years and is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 12, at the Storm King Engine firehouse to share its latest draft.

The committee welcomes discussion with Village residents and other interested parties regarding the plan. The plan has progressed considerably and a draft can be found on the Village website HERE. The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to provide guidance for land use and improvements in the Village.

Due to the pandemic, occupancy at the meeting is limited to 50 persons and masks and social distancing are required for public safety. We do not anticipate a capacity problem at this gathering but we do ask for everyone’s cooperation as we continue to work to protect everyone’s health.

I am grateful to our hard-working committee, chaired by Led Klosky. The members are Mary Aspin, Dominic Cordisco, William Grisoli and Lorraine McGuinness.

Hope to see you there.


Brendan Coyne



October 30, 2020

Dear Village Folks:

So, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will allow Trick or Treating on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, in this year of the pandemic. We want our children to experience the fun of this cultural tradition. And we want everyone to stay safe.

So, Trick or Treaters must wear face masks – in addition to masks for their costumes. And they must social distance and travel in small numbers, with kids in their circles.

Parents, please instruct your children to be safe, to abide by COVID-19 precautions that have been in effect since March.

There should be minimal car traffic – some village neighborhoods have hundreds of children on our streets. Be aware of the hazards of wet leaves on our streets. As usual, Village Police Chief Steve Dixon will have officers patrolling.

To those handing out the goodies, you have several options:

  • Wear a mask yourself as you distribute candy;
  • Place candy outside on your porch/stoop or at the end of your driveway;
  • Don’t participate this year – everyone will understand your need to be cautious.

As usual, I’ve issued a curfew for Halloween - Trick or Tricking will end at 8 p.m.

Have fun and be safe.

All the best,

Brendan Coyne




WHEREAS, there exists the possibility of vandalism and destruction of property beyond the scope of ordinary Halloween merriment and pranksterism as determined by Village officials and police officers; and

WHEREAS, evidence that such destructive acts have occurred and threaten to continue is apparent at this time and prompt action specifically aimed at the source of such threatened and actual damage is required to minimize damage and protect the public health, safety and welfare.

NOW, pursuant to the authority invested in the office of the Mayor of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as Chief Executive pursuant to Executive Law §24, be it

ORDERED, that a state of local emergency is proclaimed within the corporate limits of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The state of emergency shall be effective Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM, unless rescinded or modified; and

ORDERED, that a curfew for all persons under the age of 18 years during such state of local emergency between Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM, is hereby declared, except for such persons who are traveling to or from bona fide employment or traveling to or from an authorized   school   activity, or on an errand concerning medical or other emergency;

ORDERED, that all persons during such state of local emergency shall refrain from the following conduct between the hours of Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM:

  1. Presence in or upon public streets or other public areas in groups larger than five persons. Presence in or upon private property in groups larger than five persons without authorization from property owner.
  2. Presence in or upon public streets or other public areas while in possession of shaving cream, eggs, soap, rocks, toothpaste, spray paint, flammable or combustible liquids, or any other items which may be used for vandalism.
  3. Presence in or upon a public street or other public area with a group of any size, where one member of group is in possession of any items described in number (2) above. Likewise, presence in or upon any private property without authorization from the owner in a group of any size, where one member of group is in possession of such items described in (2) above.

ORDERED, any person knowingly violating this order be subject to arrest pursuant to Executive Law §24(5); and

ORDERED, that this order be executed in triplicate and be published, transmitted and filed pursuant to Executive Law §24(3).





PDF of Order

Notice is hereby given that the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Board Room, 325 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12510 and will immediately adjourn into Attorney Client Session for the duration of the meeting.  

                                                BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                                                VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON

                                                Jeanne Mahoney

                                                Village Clerk