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CORNWALL — Nearly 50 residents turned out for a public hearing on the amended 2020 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) on Tuesday, Nov. 12, expressing general satisfaction with the final plan.

Many months of meetings on the part of four Planning and Zoning (P&Z) subcommittees resulted in a comprehensive planning tool that drew praise from residents. After recording a few final tweaks to the document, the P&Z voted unanimously to submit the completed plan to the state as required by General Statute.

The POCD will remain in effect until 2030. It will be...

Cornwall

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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Making Cornwall a safer place

CORNWALL — Bolstered by the outcome of the recent town meeting on septic planning for West Cornwall, the selectmen are proceeding with seeking grant funding, as discussed at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug.6.
Terming the vote “decisive,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway thanked residents for turning out and voting at the recent town meeting.
“The town now has a mandate to proceed with the next steps of the Cornwall community wastewater system,” he said.

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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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