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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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Cornwall

Rose Algrant Show: 60 years and setting records

CORNWALL — The appetite for art never seems to wane in Cornwall, where record numbers turned out for the annual Rose Algrant Show opening on Friday, Aug.  9, at the Trinity Retreat Center. The show continued through the weekend.

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The Cornwall Castle, in good hands now, gets a load of TLC

CORNWALL —The historic Cornwall Castle has sold and is being speedily and thoroughly restored by new owner Russell Barton and his wife, Susi Stone. They are at present living in the pool house, which they have fixed up to a state of delicious perfection. 
They hope to be in the main house by the middle of September. 
Barton and Stone gave a tour of the rambling residence on a recent Wednesday afternoon. 

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Many have captured the castle: a history of a mystery estate

CORNWALL — Despite fighting an 18th-century war to gain freedom from British rule, America has continued to hold a romantic fascination with the aesthetics of monarchy. Maybe courtly lives just seem bigger, whether it’s the shining morality of Arthur’s knights or Macbeth’s shadowy backstabbing in the Scottish hills with witches on the edge of the forest. We may not want to take orders from a king, but we do want to live like one.

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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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