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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.

At Robert Parker’s studio near West Cornwall village, Parker’s wife, Judy, fielded rapid-fire questions in the studio...

Cornwall

Keep on trucking

Trucks and “rolling steel” were the theme for the Cornwall Summer School on Thursday, July 18. Children in the program got a chance to  clamber over vehicles from the highway department and the fire department. Jim Vanicky helped youngsters onto the fire truck. 

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On to next step for West Cornwall septic

CORNWALL — By a vote of 164 to 43, taxpayers at a town meeting in Cornwall on Friday, July 26, approved a proposal to spend between $8,000 and $10,000 for consulting and engineering studies as a next step in considering implementing a septic solution for the village of West Cornwall.
With record attendance, the meeting was held at the Cornwall Consolidated School gym, large enough to accommodate the crowd of eligible voters.

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Croft will leave Cornwall school for new job

CORNWALL — Cornwall Consolidated School Principal Mike Croft has accepted a new position as assistant principal at Shepaug Valley School in Washington, Conn. 
A search has now begun for a new school head in Cornwall. Meanwhile, the Board of Education has appointed retired principal Patricia Corvello of Washington  to fill the position for four days each week. 
The fifth day is to be covered by Jennifer Law, who has been a teacher at Salisbury Central School and principal at the Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village.

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The Civil War legacy lives on in novel by Cornwall’s Robinson

CORNWALL — Overcoming threateningly dark clouds overhead and the draw of an afternoon program at the Historical Society down the street, a capacity audience turned out to hear Roxana Robinson discuss her latest book, “Dawson’s Fall,” at the Cornwall Library on Saturday, July 6.

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Cathedral Pines 30 years after the storm

CORNWALL — Peter Del Tredici and Paper Buck led a hiking tour of the Cathedral Pines nature preserve on Saturday, July 13. The hike commemorated the 30th anniversary of the series of microbursts that leveled the grove on July 10, 1989. 
Del Tredici, an acclaimed botanist, and Buck, a Cornwall native and graduate student, discussed how the forest had changed in the 30 years since the storm. 
Rather than clean up the fallen pines, the forest was left as it was to collect data. 

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Magical mayhem at iconic rummage sale

CORNWALL — Through an unscientific sampling from among the hordes of bargain hunters at the annual Cornwall Rummage Sale (which ran from Saturday, July 20, until Monday, July 22, in scorching temperatures with humidity to match), the result was an assessment that the event was “Great.”  Nearly everyone said, “Great.”

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Paper ballot expected: Who is eligible to vote at Cornwall septic meeting

CORNWALL — In advance of the septic vote at town meeting this Friday, the Cornwall selectmen reviewed the rules for casting ballots at their meeting on Tuesday, July 16, to allay any confusion and to be sure that everyone who is eligible to vote takes any necessary steps to ensure participation in the vote. 
The town meeting on Friday, July 26, will be held at the Cornwall Consolidated School beginning at 7 p.m. 

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Mystery microcells sighted

CORNWALL — Early in the telecommunications forum that drew 75 area residents to Cornwall Town Hall on Thursday, July 11, it was announced that a number of microcell units have been attached to utility poles in town without required notice to the town.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said the town is working on finding out to whom the microcells belong and what company they are connected to, or who installed them. 

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State promises to monitor air quality downwind of Cricket Valley

CORNWALL — The Democratic Coalition of Northwest Connecticut hosted a talk on Monday, July 8, about concerns that the new Cricket Valley energy plant in Dover, N.Y., will pollute air in the nearby Connecticut towns. 
A focus of the talk was how the state General Assembly’s recent passage of Senate Bill 585 can help protect the air quality in the Tri-state region. 

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Cornwall forum on telecommunications will be open to the public, July 11

CORNWALL — The Board of Selectmen discusssed the framework for the upcoming forum on telecommunications, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2.
Terming it “an initial conversation,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway described plans for the forum, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at Cornwall Town Hall at 7 p.m. 
While the focus will be on Cornwall, the panel will address issues facing towns throughout the area. For that reason, residents from surrounding towns are invited to attend.

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