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CORNWALL — Following months of consideration by four Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) subcommittees, a draft of a revised 10-year Town Plan of Conservation and Development is ready to be commented upon by the public as a step toward arriving at a final draft.

The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.12, at the Town Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Although the town plan has no legal regulatory muscle, it does serve as a guide in considering future proposals, a yardstick to use in deciding whether those proposals align with principles presented in the...

Cornwall

Trail maintenance the order of the day in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Enough volunteers signed up and showed up for the third annual Clean-up and Green-up Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, that they could be divided into four teams to tackle four trails in need of a little sprucing up and some invasive plant removal.

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Puzzle of the stolen signs

CORNWALL — Directional signs promoting the farmers market in West Cornwall have been repeatedly removed from their posted places. 
The dislocations were brought to the attention of the Cornwall selectmen by resident and farm market organizer Richard Griggs at the board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3.  
The signs — advertising the market on Saturdays — have been removed from roadsides along Route 4, Griggs said.
It’s happened several times now, so Griggs sought help from the selectmen.

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He’s never caught so many fish before, ever

CORNWALL — The state’s hatchery trucks delivered some 9,000 brown and rainbow trout to the Housatonic Trout Management Area early last week.
On Friday, Sept. 13, I ventured into the river on the River Road side in Cornwall around noon, thinking I’d while away a couple of hours catching silly stocked trout.
It would make a nice change of pace from floating around a lake bothering bass.
Some six hours later, I staggered out with a sore shoulder after catching at least 70 trout, plus the odd small-mouth bass and whitefish.

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Spraying along railroad still a concern

CORNWALL — The Housatonic Railroad has continued to spray herbicide along the railway tracks in Cornwall, despite concerns expressed by the town, the state and by private citizens.
The topic came under discussion by the Cornwall Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3.  
The selectmen agreed to take the matter back to the railroad and state officials for resolution.
Spraying was reported to the selectmen by a resident, who witnessed it near the tracks in West Cornwall on Friday, Aug. 23.

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Trip back in time at Cornwall Ag Fair

CORNWALL — “Nothing short of amazing,” despite the occasional drizzle, was the general assessment offered by those attending the 28th annual Cornwall Agricultural Fair on Saturday, Sept. 14.  

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Art selling faster than hotcakes in Cornwall

CORNWALL — The art was flying out of the studios at supremely reasonable prices amid smiles from artists and buyers alike during the 14th annual Cornwall Open Studios event, a town-wide celebration of art and artists held on Saturday, Aug. 31. 
Perfect weather and the open studio doors attracted art buyers and the curious to 11 studios and galleries located throughout Cornwall. Finding the studio locations was part of the fun.

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Bike shop to open in former restaurant

CORNWALL — A new bicycle shop was expected to open in West Cornwall in time for Labor Day, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 20, meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen.
He said electric bikes will be part of the inventory offered by the new business opening in the West Cornwall village. The shop will be in the space that was formerly a restaurant. It had been for many years The Wandering Moose and was most recently Pearly’s Farmhouse Cafe.

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Some news at tour of old buildings in West Cornwall

CORNWALL — Unexpectedly, there was new information available at a tour of old buildings in West Cornwall, a fundraiser for the Cornwall Historical Society that was held on Saturday, Aug. 24. 
The buzz was mainly about the building known popularly as the Pink House. The building has had a long complicated ownership/usage struggle for many years that was only recently resolved. The shepherds of the property into a more stable state were Jim and Libby Mitchell, who had recently put the property up for sale. 

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Strangulation charge as Cornwall man is arrested

CORNWALL — A 46-year-old resident of South Road in Cornwall was arrested Sunday, Aug. 25, at about 6 p.m. when the Connecticut State Police at Troop B in North Canaan received a report of an active domestic disturbance. 
William Dinneen was determined by the police to be the aggressor in the incident, which involved another person whose name was not listed but whose age was listed as 51. An article in the Aug. 27 Republican American newspaper said the victim in the incident is a woman who lives with Dinneen. 

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An art show with a twist, in Cornwall

CORNWALL — There are many art sales in the Northwest Corner, but most involve new work by local or regional artists. 
The Cornwall Library takes a slightly different approach with its annual Labor Day Weekend Art Sale, which is in its third year and will open with a reception on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the library. 
At this sale, which has grown in size and popularity, library patrons and other area residents donate works of art from their own homes, to be resold to benefit the library.

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