So refreshing: Goshen water places second in contest

In other news: Ovarian cancer awareness, smoking ban on Market Street, hearing about consolidating departments


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By Geri Corey

GOSHEN — The Village of Goshen was selected “First Runner Up” in this year’s Annual Drinking Water Contest, sponsored by the Orange County Health Department.

This year’s winner was the City of Newburgh.

The Goshen Village Board received a congratulatory letter from Senior Public Health Engineer Steven Gagnon on its place in the June 2 contest. In his letter, he wrote:

“If for some reason, the City of Newburgh is unable to attend this year’s regional contest, Orange County would be proud to have the Village of Goshen represent us. Even though you did not win, you represented your water system proudly. Without your participation, the drinking water contest would not be possible. Your interest and concern in providing quality drinking water to your consumers is sincerely appreciated.”

'Turn the Towns Teal'In anticipation of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, “Turn the Towns Teal,” a National Awareness Campaign for Ovarian Cancer, requested the village board's permission for volunteers to tie teal ribbons in the center of the village to bring attention to ovarian cancer and its symptoms.

“Ovarian cancer is often referred to as ‘The Silent Disease.’ There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, which is why we need women and men to be aware of the known symptoms and risk factors," ” wrote National Awareness Campaign president Jane MacNeil to her letter to the Board. "If detected in the early stages, the survival rate for ovarian cancer is 90 to 95 percent, which is why this awareness campaign is so very, very critical."

The campaign includes providing symptom cards to stores, health clubs, spas, libraries, and other places, as well as lawn signs. The campaign begins on or about Sept. 1, with ribbons and signs being removed by Sept. 30.

This is the 12th year tying ribbons in Goshen. The ribbons are biodegradable and made in the USA. Village trustees approved the request.

Smoking ban on Market Street For health reasons, village trustees voted to ban smoking and vaping at the public seating area on Market Street.

Village police officers hiredVillage Trustees voted in favor of hiring two police officers to fill two vacancies, one full-time and one part-time. Tyler Kennedy is filling the part-time position, and Jacob Manna is filling the full-time position. “We’re pleased to fill these vacancies to maintain public safety and the quality of service that people are used to,” said Village Mayor Kyle Roddey.

Consolidation hearingThe Board of Trustees of the Village of Goshen will hold a public hearing on July 9 to consider consolidating the town and village building and court departments. The hearing will be at Village Hall, 276 Main St., at 7 p.m., or as soon after as it may be heard.

The village will make every effort to assure that the public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone requiring special assistance and/or accommodations should contact the village clerk at 294-6750.

Painting the police station Trustee Pete Smith wants to call everyone’s attention to the smart look of the Village Police Station that was recently repainted. A $50,000 grant from New York State covered the cost. “It looks nice,” Smith said.



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