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The iconic and historic Covered Bridge in West Cornwall was repaired a few months ago,and its aging floor boards replaced. The bridge is featured in Cornwall’s town report, which is available at Town Hall. The report was presented to and accepted by town residents, unanimously, at the annual town meeting on Nov. 16.

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Lindsay Collette and Buster were among participants in The Little Guild’s Run & Wag fundraiser held Saturday, Oct. 13, in Cornwall. Story, photos, visit Sniffing, panting and running at Run and Wag 5K.

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Clay Way was a weekend outing to get fired up about

CORNWALL — Susan Darinzo and her daughter, Alex, had just returned from touring two South Kent pottery studios on Saturday, Oct. 6. Todd Piker’s Cornwall Bridge Pottery was next on their list.
 “I just bought a beautiful Christmas ornament that looks like a watercolor painting at Stone Fences in Kent,” said Darinzo, a resident of Warren. She was referring to the nearby location of Alison Palmer’s studio, where fellow clay artists Linda Boston and Tom White were also participating in the 2018 Clay Way event. 

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Readying for any contingency

CORNWALL — The Board of Selectmen approved appointment of Diane Beebe to serve as the town’s Emergency Medical Services director at its Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting.
For most of her professional life, Beebe has worked in civil emergency preparedness, said First Selectman Gordon Ridgway, adding that she has been involved with the Cornwall volunteer fire department for the past eight years. She has also worked in emergency animal rescue programs.

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Braving rain, and shame, to share stories of abuse

CORNWALL — Like tears from above, the gentle patter of raindrops punctuated the silence as the names of 15 victims of domestic violence were read. The youngest was 21, the oldest 83. They were mothers and daughters. Fathers and sons. Friends and neighbors. They lived in big cities and small towns across Connecticut. And they were all killed at the hands of their partners.

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Little Guild’s new exec races ahead

CORNWALL — Ready for the opportunity to guide The Little Guild pet shelter into a vibrant future, Abigail Cusick began her service as executive director on Sept. 24.
Her four months as a volunteer cemented Cusick’s commitment to the nonprofit animal rescue organization in West Cornwall.  She resides in nearby Falls Village.

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More sports for CCS students

CORNWALL — In response to a resident’s request for a tuition waiver, the Cornwall Board of Education voted to uphold its policy governing such waivers at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The current policy requires payment of a pro-rated amount, reflecting the percentage of the school year during which the student is attending Cornwall Consolidated School while residing outside of the school district.

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Selectmen discuss corn-stomping bears

CORNWALL  — Responding to a report of five bears seen trampling a local crop of sweet corn, the Cornwall selectmen agreed to pursue the matter with state officials at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept.19.
“Clearly the exploding population of bears is causing damage in a way that wasn’t a factor until recently,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway observed.

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A party for the Covered Bridge

CORNWALL — The Covered Bridge Morning Social on Saturday, Sept. 29, was hosted by the Cornwall Foundation and Pearly’s Farmhouse Cafe. Coffee and abundant tasty pastries awaited visitors and foundation supporters. 
Foundation President Andrea Geisser and Treasurer Louise Riley acquainted guests with the admirable contribution that the organization has made since its beginnings in 2003. 
“Its purpose is to support the programs of local charities and institutions that enhance life in Cornwall,” she said. 

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Safe passage

Gina Neto of Mohawk Northeast was finishing up minor details on the Covered Bridge renovation in West Cornwall on Monday morning, Sept. 24. The bridge, between Route 7 in Sharon and West Cornwall, was closed on Sept. 4 for work on the floor of the bridge. The work is done and the bridge is open. Cars now pass through making almost no noise.

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Plans for The Bend win final approval

CORNWALL — After years of discussion about improvements to the area known as The Bend in the Housatonic River near Cornwall, a plan won unanimous approval from the Housatonic River Commission (HRC) at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. 
The meeting was held at the offices of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) in Cornwall.

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