Village Candidate Forum

Welcome to the Cornwall-on-Hudson Virtual Village Candidate Forum brought to you by the Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

During normal times the Chamber usually provides candidates for local elections the opportunity to introduce themselves and their platform to our members and the community.  This year due to the pandemic, we will be hosting a Virtual Candidate Forum.

There are two parts to the GCCC Candidate Forum.  First is our “Virtual Door Knocking”, which includes a 3-6 minute video interview that gives the candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves and give an overview of their vision for the Village.

Click on the links below to view the respective candidate’s introduction:

Village Mayor Candidates:
Brendan Coyne
James Gagliano

Village Trustee Candidates:
Bill Braine
Sarita Bhandarkar
David Carnright
Vish Chaudhry

Second, is a live virtual Candidate Panel Discussion at 6:30pm on March 9th.  You can post your question for the live event by ► filling out this Form.  To attend this live event on March 9th you will need to register by ►Clicking Here.
This program is brought to you by the Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce with the mission to “Support Successful Businesses for a Successful Community”  


Cornwall’s OPEN

The Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce created the “Cornwall’s OPEN” Task Force to develop to assist the Cornwall community in re-opening for business.  This task force is guided by the GCCC Mission “to promote successful businesses for a successful community”


1. Engage, communicate, and educate key business and community stakeholders on the guidelines for NY re-opening process
2. Provide leadership, structure and key contacts to help businesses in like categories to collaborate, share and align on best practices
3. Collect business and community feedback to understand key issues, concerns and barriers that may need to be address by local and state government advocacy

Key Areas of Focus
» Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
» Professional Services
» Restaurant / Food Service Lead
» Retail Lead

Top Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the phase of the opening process are we in and what businesses can open?
We are currently in Phase 2 and the following business are are allowed to operate with restrictions:


» Construction
» Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
» Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
» Manufacturing
» Wholesale Trade

» Professional Services
» Retail
» Administrative Support
» Real Estate/Rental & Leasing

2. What do I need to do to open?
» Confirm your business can open – Check here
» Develop a Business Safety Plan – Template here
» Employers must provide face coverings to employees at no-charge

3. Where can I get face coverings and other Personal Protective Equipment for my staff and/or customers?
Click here
4. How do I apply for extended seating for restaurants for sidewalks and alcohol permits and state guidelines.
> Phase 1 Industry Guidances/Safety Templates/Affirmations 
> Phase 2 Industry Guidances/Safety Templates/Affirmations
> Business Lookup Tool: This should be used to see which specific businesses fall into which phases

Additionally, the Governor announced that Outdoor Dining would be included in Phase 2 of re-opening. Attached are some materials that should be read, understood and circulated in order to best facilitate this safely and effectively.  The materials attached are:
> Detailed Guidance for Outdoor Dining (which also has a link for businesses to affirm)
> Municipality Application to temporarily extend licensed premises to a municipal street, sidewalk or other outdoor area
> Licensee Certification for Temporary Extension of Licensed Premises onto Municipal Property (to be included with municipality application)

General State Liquor Authority guidance can be found here

Hudson Valley Multi-Chamber Mixer

Hosted by the Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce at the world renowned Storm King Art Center in Cornwall, NY.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020   
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM



Holiday Festival - 2019

December 8th 2019 | Main Street, Cornwall NY

holiday headerRAIN OR SHINE
Holiday fun for the entire family - Sunday December 8th 2019 3:00pm - 5:45pm
• Horse & Carriage Rides
• Jingle Bells
• Christmas Music
• Hot Chocolate
• Tree Lighting
And the Man in Red.....SANTA

» 3:00pm - 4:45pm Horse & Carriages on Main Street (free of charge) - Pick up/Drop off one way at Willow Ave & Traffic Circle
» 3:00pm - 4:45pm Santa Land at Bridge Street
» 3:00pm - 5:00pm Refreshments at local Main Street businesses
» 4:45pm Santa leaves on Horse Carriage with Honorees for ride along Main Street to the Town Christmas Tree
» 5:00pm - 5:45pm Tree Lighting Ceremony to include caroling, honoree presentation, musical performances and tree lighting.
» 5:45pm Refreshments at Highland Engine Co with Santa

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