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CORNWALL — Responding to town residents’ concerns about potential health hazards stemming from installation of enhanced telecommunication systems, particularly radio frequency microcells, the Cornwall Board of Selectmen decided at their meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to organize an informational forum for this summer.

“Microcells seem to be a hot issue of the day,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said, adding that he is trying to learn more about the subject. He also plans to talk with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

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Cornwall

Debate goes on over affordable housing versus open space

CORNWALL — Although no decisions were made, the subjects of a septic treatment facility in West Cornwall and land conservation versus development were discussed at a meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Seeking a septic site

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2018: A clearing at the Bend

CORNWALL — After what some estimated as 30 to 40 years of discussion, voters came together for a town meeting in August to approve plans for cleaning and re-grading the 3-acre site south of the Covered  Bridge, known as The Bend. The site had become overgrown with vegetation and had suffered from neglect for years.

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Two philosophies seek common ground at selectmen’s meeting

CORNWALL — A conflict between the goal of preserving land for future generations and the need to offer developable land to preserve the town was debated at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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An invitation to go a-touring

CORNWALL — If you are feeling bound to your own town, you might want to consider venturing out and about in the state. If you think your town is great — and it is, for sure — other towns offer their own compelling histories, sites  and people, all worth getting to know.

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A holiday stroll in West Cornwall

Elf Joe Brien showed visitors including Kara Stuller and her daughter, Tallulah, how to make wooden bouncer toys at the Souterrain Gallery in West Cornwall on Saturday, Dec. 8, during the annual Holiday Stroll. 

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Updates and appointments in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Progress reports on various Cornwall projects were shared at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Dec. 4, including work on the Covered Bridge and the Bend. 
There were also appointments made to volunteer boards and commissions.
The recent problem with the new floor boards on the Covered Bridge was corrected by sawing an eighth of an inch off some of the planks to allow for weather-related expansion, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said.  

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99 bottles of beer on the wall (wine & spirits too)

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Package Store in Cornwall Bridge is celebrating 80 years. The latter half of that time has seen Richard Bramley on the premises, at first as an employee and shortly thereafter as the owner. 

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For the fly-fisherman (or woman) in your life

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Housatonic River Outfitters  (HRO) has gift options ranging from the stocking stuffer to complete Euro-nymphing outfits for the fly-fisherman on your list.
HRO’s Holly Jones-Tufts sportingly modeled a gizmo that attaches to the belt and holds the angler’s rod while he (or she) is changing flies or tippets ($24.99), thus eliminating the traditional “tuck the rod under the arm and get stuck in the bushes” approach. There are also handy little patches to hold flies; they attach to the brim of a cap ($8.39).

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The state of the town is … peaceful

CORNWALL — Everyone voted in the affirmative at the annual Cornwall town meeting held on Friday, Nov. 16, at Town Hall. 
Fifty residents came out to approve the town report, and to vote on two matters of local importance.

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Need advice on saving money? Help has arrived in new book

CORNWALL — Nicholas Stuller is out to debunk the many myths that prevent people from planning and achieving their financial goals. Contrary to popular belief, said the West Cornwall resident, financial advisors are not only for the very wealthy. Everyone, from billionaires to those at the lowest income levels, should and can seek professional financial advice. 

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