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General News: Village Curfew on Halloween

Happy Halloween
October 30, 2019

 Young people will not be allowed to travel in groups larger than five on the streets of Cornwall-on-Hudson on Halloween.

The mayor of the village Brendan Coyne issued an order creating a curfew for anyone under the age of 18 that will run from Thursday, October 31, from 8 pm to 5:30 am on Friday, November 1st.

The ban applies to groups of more than five people and anyone who is in possession of shaving cream, eggs, soap, rocks, toothpaste, spray paint, flammable or combustible liquids, or any other item that may be used for vandalism.


LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
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emergency shall be effective Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM through Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:30 AM, unless rescinded or modified; and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 Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM through Friday, November 1, 2019 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 Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM through Friday, November 1, 2019 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).
BE IT SO ORDERED
VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
BRENDAN G. COYNE, MAYOR






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