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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.

Cornwall

What’s old is new again for Town Hall Players

CORNWALL — Local theater at its best will be off to a strong start this month with the revival of the Town Hall Players and their production of Jeff Baron’s “Visiting Mr. Green.” Revival of the Players also heralds a revival of the Town Hall stage and theater space, a nod to the original vision for the building when it was built in 1908.

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An urgent call: Protect the river from knotweed

CORNWALL — Control or prevention of the spread of the invasive Japanese knotweed, which is abundant in many area towns, drew discussion at a meeting of the Housatonic River Commission (HRC) held on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Reporting to the HRC was Tom Zetterstrom, the area’s knotweed network co-ordinator and an expert on invasive non-native plants. 

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Celebrating the good old days

CORNWALL — On an overcast but temperate day, the 27th annual Cornwall Agricultural Fair welcomed waves of enthusiasts to the town Green on Saturday, Sept. 8, to see live animal exhibits, buy from vendors and visit with people they had not seen for a spell.
Following a rousing welcoming speech by Bill Dinneen, president of the Agriculture Commission, the fair was underway. 

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Cell phone reception under study

CORNWALL — Poor phone signal strength throughout the town was discussed by the Cornwall selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
While her husband drove, Selectman Priscilla Pavel reported that she had mapped AT&T signal strength using her own cell phone. She said that they drove over every road in town, never finding more than one or two “bars.”  
She noted that outgoing calls fail if there is just one bar.  Using the data she collected, she said that she would create a map showing where there is no service.

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A fair lady

Among the many attractions at the Cornwall Ag Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, was Jahana Hayes, candidate for the 5th District in Congress. It was her first time holding a chicken. For a story and more photos from the fair, see Celebrating the good old days.

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Getting to work after Labor Day

Work began on schedule on West Cornwall’s historic Covered Bridge. It is expected to take one month; during that time, travelers will need to find alternate routes for entering the village.

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New social services head needed

CORNWALL — After two and a half years of service as Cornwall’s Director of Social Services, Jane Sellery, has resigned from her post. That resignation was received with regret from both sides at the regular meeting of the selectmen on Tuesday, August 21.
Sellery will remain in her position until the end of August, before moving to North Carolina with her husband, David, who has been named to a position with that state’s new bishop, as the Diocesan Canon for Congregational Mission.

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Plans for The Bend approved at town meeting

CORNWALL — After what some estimated as 30 to 40 years of discussion about numerous plans for The Bend in the Housatonic River, 80 voters at a Cornwall town meeting on Friday, Aug. 24, unanimously approved the most recent plan.
That plan includes parking spaces and drainage improvements at The Bend, which is a section of the river near the West Cornwall Covered Bridge. 
Although Connecticut Light and Power (also known as Eversource, the region’s electricity provider) will retain ownership, the parcel will be licensed to the town. 

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New curator brings experience and new ideas

CORNWALL — Eager to take the reins at the Cornwall Historical Society, newly appointed curator Suzie Fateh was already hard at work in her first week, envisioning, planning and organizing.
“I’m doing lots of reading and learning how things have been done here,” Fateh said, obviously enthusiastic about the prospects of the historical society and its context within the Cornwall community. 

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Town meeting Aug. 24 on plans for Bend

Plans to provide public access to the Housatonic River at The Bend in West Cornwall will be offered for approval at a special town meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
As part of their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Board of Selectmen signed the call for a meeting that would authorize them to enter into a five-year license agreement with Eversource Energy, to enable the public to use the 3-acre parcel owned by Eversource at The Bend.

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