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CORNWALL — Three hours after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Cornwall residents gathered at Town Hall to share stories of family members who served in the military and came home to Cornwall. 

Stories of World War I — the war to end all wars — became part of a conversation about war experiences during the century elapsed since the 1918 armistice.

“It was the first modern war,” Lisa Simont, president of the Cornwall Historical Society, said of World War I, as she introduced a program fashioned to be a community conversation...

Cornwall

Schools must learn to share

CORNWALL — Finding ways to reduce expenses by sharing non-curricular services in 2017-18 drew the attention of the Cornwall Board of Education at their meeting Wednesday, June 21.
“We are looking for anything we can do together,” Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain said, describing efforts to find reductions by cooperating with other schools within Region  One, or even outside of the region.  

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Study: More cars speed going south

CORNWALL — Results of a recent traffic study in West Cornwall are in, and were discussed at the Tuesday, June 20, meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen.  
Selectman Richard Bramley reviewed some findings of the study of traffic volume and speed where routes 7 and 4 meet, saying that he found them interesting.  
“There is more traffic on Thursdays and Fridays,” he said, adding that traffic going south travels at a higher rate of speed than traffic going north. 

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Exhuming the dark corners of the Mission School

CORNWALL — Two-hundred years of history drew visitors to Cornwall for a two-day series of events to examine the Foreign Mission School (FMS).  
Descendants of 19th-century students at the school brought the times and culture a fresh perspective.
The events on June 17 and 18 included a tour of the Foreign Mission School steward’s house (a National Landmark), a lecture on Native American history in the Northwest Corner, a performance of an original play commemorating the Mission School and a Sunday afternoon forum.

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Regret and appreciation at CCS promotion ceremony

CORNWALL — Nine eighth-graders took the stage Monday night, June 19, to celebrate the completion of their years at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS). 
“This class has made concrete contributions to this community, and tonight we are celebrating what they have accomplished.” said CCS Principal Michael Croft, who delivered the opening remarks. He then welcomed Abigail Larson, the first student speaker, to the stage. 
Larson reflected on her nine years at CCS and the friendships she had made among her classmates. 

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Angela Ule

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Angela Ule, beloved wife of Max, passed away on April 8, 2017, while in hospice care near their home in Connecticut.

Bridge construction methods studied

CORNWALL — Bridge floor materials were considered at the June 6 meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen, as they discussed the merits of concrete and other construction methods in connection with the scheduled replacement of the Smith Place bridge.

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Books, blooms and edible possibilities draw crowds in Cornwall

CORNWALL — By all standards, the Books and Blooms weekend fundraiser to benefit the Cornwall Public Library was a huge success. Perfect weather on June 9 and 10 greeted the Friday lecture event at the library and the Saturday showcase garden tour focusing on vegetable gardens.

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Long after the smoke has cleared, memories linger on

CORNWALL — Remembering what was to become the longest burning brush fire in state history, a capacity audience gathered at Cornwall Town Hall on Saturday, May 20, to learn the cause, relive the drama of the long fight and consider the present status of the area blackened by the great Flat Rocks fire that started in late October 2016 and continued to burn for two and a half months.

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You, too, can grow a beautiful, edible garden

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Library’s June fundraiser, Books and Blooms, will have a focus on farm-to-table vegetable gardens this year. 
The event, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, will feature designer and food and garden writer Ellen Ecker Ogden and tours of five gardens in Cornwall and Falls Village. 

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‘Shade and beauty for the CCS community’

CORNWALL — Students and teachers at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) gathered in front of the school’s main entrance on Friday to celebrate the presentation of the eighth-grade class gift, a Japanese cherry tree. 
“We wanted to leave something here for everyone to enjoy,” said eighth-grader Abby Larson during the presentation. “This tree will grow along with this year’s kindergarten class and be grown when they are.” 

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