Cornwall Identity

Cornwall doesn't need another "on-Hudson"

Al Mazzocca, former Village Trustee and Town Councilman

[Times Herald-Record, July 19, 2016]

Town of Cornwall-on-Hudson and Viallage of Cornwall-on-Hudson?  I hope the person who dreamt that up didn't lose too much sleep dreaming up such a ridiculous idea!  Thw post office must have shuddered when they read it.

When I was first elected to the Village Board of Trustees, and George Dempsey was elected mayor, we wer known as Village of Cornwall and Town of Cornwall.  (Almost as confusing as the lastest suggestion.)

Mayor Dempsey suggested we change the village name to Cornwall-on-Hudson so there would be a distinction between the town and village.  The motion was introduced, and passed, at our first meeting and has been working, very well, ever since.

Consolidation was also mentioned.  When it arises again, I'll have a few choice words on that subject.  

For now, I'll just say - show me someting that got bigger and, consequently, got cheaper.

Proposal to Change the Name of Cornwall

Cornwall Town Board Meeting, June 13, 2016, Councilman Michael Summerfield

The Proposal is this: Change the name of the Town of Cornwall … to the Town of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Wait, what? Yes, you heard me correctly. Change the name of the Town of Cornwall … to the Town of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

 

Town of Cornwall "-on-Hudson"

[Letter to the Editor - The Cornwall Local, 6/24/16, Michael Summerfield]

Did you know that the Town of Cornwall has almost the same amount of frontage on the Hudson River as the Village? Just past the gates on 218 [Storm King Highway] as you leave the Village going south is the Town line. The overlook on Storm King Highway is in the Town and the Town continues a mile further down the mountain – almost to the West Point Lee Gate in the Town of Highlands.

Who is Cornwall?

Cornwall is open spaces filled with natural and man-made beauty!  Cornwall is waiting to thrill you with kayaking on the Hudson river, hiking in the many surrounding State Parks that will dazzle you with views of the valley, Hudson River, Moodna Trestle and stunning soaring sculptures.  

Town Supervisors and Council

20016-19  Richard Randazzo, Supervisor;  Council: Kerry McGuinness, Michael Summerfield, Peter Russell (2018),  Helen Bunt* 

20014-15  Randy Clark, Supervisor;  Council: Helen Bunt, Kerry McGuinness [1 yr], Betty Longinott, Peter Russell, Jim McGee* non-voting Deputy Supervisor

2012-13   Kevin Quigley, Supervisor, Council:  Randy Clark, Al Mazzaco, Betty Longinott, Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt*

20010-11   Kevin Quigley, Supervisor, Council:  Randy Clark, Al Mazzaco, Betty Longinott, Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt*

2008-09   Kevin Quigley, Supervisor; Council:  Randy Clark, Al Mazzaco, Betty Longinott, Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt*

2006-07   Richard Randazzo, Supervisor; Council:  Randy Clark, Al Mazzaco, Kerry McGuinness Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt*

2004-05   Richard Randazzo, Supervisor; Council: Randy Clark, Kerry McGuinness, [vacancy] Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt*

2002-03   Jim Sollami, Supervisor;  Council:  Daniel Rohe, Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt, David Lincoln, James Fanning*

2000-01   Helen Bunt, Supervisor; Council:  James Fanning, Daniel Rohe, Mary Beth Greene-Kraftt, David Lincoln

1998-99  Richard Randazzo, Supervisor; Council:  James Fanning, Helen Bunt, Robert Funck,  Karen Renfrey

1996-97  Richard Randazzo, Supervisor; Council:  James Fanning, Helen Bunt, Kevin Quigley, Robert Funck

1993-95  Kenn Brodmerkel, Supervisor; Council:  Anthony Cavallo, James Fanning, Kevin Quigley, Bryon Rostanzo

1991-93

1989-91  Richard Randazzo, Supervisor; Council:  Irving Weeks, Graham Kelder, Curt Remfrey, James Fanning

 * indicates served as Deputy Town Supervisor