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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

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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Cornwall meeting on septic project, July 26

CORNWALL — The upcoming town meeting on funds for the Cornwall septic project was discussed at the Tuesday, July 2, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 26. Taxpayers will vote on whether to proceed with an expenditure of $8,000 to $10,000 to cover engineering studies needed to research funding opportunities in connection with the work of the West Cornwall Sewer Study Group. 
The town meeting will be held at Cornwall Consolidated School, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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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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After examining all sides of septic, town meeting date set

CORNWALL — After three years of monthly meetings, the West Cornwall septic study group and the Cornwall selectmen convened a public hearing to deliver a progress report and to hear comments, drawing a capacity crowd to the Cornwall Consolidated School gymnasium on Friday, June 28.
The purpose of the hearing was to measure support and hear concerns in advance of a town meeting scheduled for Friday, July 26, beginning at 7 p.m. at the school. 

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July Fest, in June, a day of delights

The Cornwall Park and Recreation Commission hosted the annual July Fest on the Green — this year on June 29. No matter what the date, the event was a wild, wet and wonderful celebration, with a super-soaker fire truck shooting off jets of water, a water slide, a project with Joe Brien and the Lost Art Workshop, face painting, a mile fun run, games, food and general merriment. 
— Tom Brown

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Remembering the Cornwall soldiers from the Civil War

CORNWALL — Following a report by a high school student, the Cornwall selectmen voted at their meeting on Tuesday, June 18, to endorse a project to erect a plaque that will commemorate the service of Cornwall soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Research began when Spencer Markow was a student at Cornwall Consolidated School. He sought to create a Civil War memorial for the town.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway explained that what began as a school project has grown into something that will have a lasting benefit. 

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Upcoming forum on high-speed communications

CORNWALL — Three meetings on topics of interest to Cornwall residents are planned for the coming weeks by action of the Board of Selectmen.
The complicated and controversial topic of high-speed communications will be the focus of a telecommunications forum on Thursday, July 11.
A panel of experts will clarify options for expanding broadband coverage to the town. They will respond to comments and answer questions. Topics to be covered include fiber optics, broadband, 5G and more. 

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Cathedral Pines exhibit will blow you away

CORNWALL — It is an ill wind that blows no good, or so the saying goes. Visitors to the Cornwall Historical Society can decide for themselves, when they view a new exhibit marking the 30th anniversary of a destructive tornado that ripped through Cornwall on July 10, 1989, destroying the stand of trees known as the Cathedral Pines. 
A reception opened the exhibit on Friday, June 21.

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