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CORNWALL — Following months of consideration by four Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) subcommittees, a draft of a revised 10-year Town Plan of Conservation and Development is ready to be commented upon by the public as a step toward arriving at a final draft.

The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.12, at the Town Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Although the town plan has no legal regulatory muscle, it does serve as a guide in considering future proposals, a yardstick to use in deciding whether those proposals align with principles presented in the...

Cornwall

General Store celebrates first anniversary

CORNWALL — A true general store is just what its name suggests — a place where people can find a little bit of everything. This may seem like a simple concept, but it is becoming a rare one. Dana Beecher and Louise Coogan-Beecher, owners of the Cornwall General Store and residents of the town, keep the tradition alive by offering a wide variety of services for the entire community.

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Library’s Garden Tour will be held on June 23

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Library’s third annual Garden Tour is set for June 23.
Participants will be able to tour gardens that include those of Jane Garmey (author of “Private Gardens of Connecticut”), Roxanna Robinson and others from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A reception will follow immediately after at 39 Jewell St.
Tickets for the garden tour are $25, $50 including the reception or $80 for two. Raffle tickets for three vacation stays are $25 each. To reserve tickets contact Amy Cady at acady@biblio.org or 860-672-6874.

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Greenbacks for town to be used to upgrade greenery

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CORNWALL — Some extra grant money will be used to make Cornwall a little greener. We’re talking shrubs, as opposed to clean energy, this time.
A state grant designated for a variety of purposes has an unexpected $10,000 balance. Some of that will be spent on plantings and an information kiosk for the “pocket park” adjacent to the Covered Bridge. The park has long been there on an unofficial basis. Its ownership remains unclear, but it has long been a spot for locals and tourists to photograph the bridge or just sit in the shade by the river.

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13 students bid farewell to CCS

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By Karen Bartomioli
CORNWALL — The Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) class of 2012 is an ebullient and very social bunch. Getting them to sit still for very long was quite a challenge, even at their June 8 promotional ceremony. What their exuberance says about them is that they are dynamically motivated in areas that span academics, sports and creativity.
As always, the accomplishments of the eighth-graders was celebrated with good humor, and more than a few tears as this class of 13 moved on to high school.

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New park is like lemonade from lemons

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CORNWALL — They should call it Lemonade Park. Out of the lemons of a disastrous storm, West Cornwall will gain an attraction for locals and tourists alike.
These days, they call them pocket parks, but the tiny green spots on either side of the village approach to the Covered Bridge have long been a casual part of the village. Last week, they got a complete overhaul.

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Cornwall challenged over valuation

Court case begins on Lendl property
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CORNWALL — A lawsuit has been brought against Cornwall over a disputed tax assessment of one of the town’s most valuable properties.
The court case rose out of the recently completed revaluation of all Cornwall properties. While the majority of property owners saw their market-based assessments drop — by a total of $64 million, with an average 14.5 percent decrease — that was not the case for everyone.

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Jinglers

Morris Dancers from around the region made their annual visit to the Northwest Corner on Saturday, June 9, including a stop in West Cornwall. As always, the day ended with all the troupes converging in the center of town in Falls Village.

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Storyteller teaches life lessons

CORNWALL — Cornwall Consolidated School welcomed Liberian-American actor, storyteller and drummer Won-Ldy Page on Thursday, May 31.
Page told stories in front of an audience comprised of the entire school, including teachers and administrators. He reflected on his childhood and told of morals and lessons he learned.
“I want you all to be my best friend, and hopefully when I leave here we will all be best friends,” Page said.

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Remembering Cornwall’s forests, and the years when there weren’t any

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CORNWALL — It’s easy to think of Cornwall as mostly unchanged, with its vast acres of forest. About 81 percent is currently wooded. But it wasn’t always that way.
A century ago, much of the town was field and farmland — a transformation that dates back to the earliest settlers.
Conservation efforts — and the decline of farming — have brought much of the land full circle and back to forest.

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Mill rate goes up from 12.5 to 14.6

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CORNWALL — A new mill rate has been established by the Board of Finance. The increase from 12.5 to 14.6 is mainly in response to a more than 16 percent decrease in the Grand List of taxable properties as a result of the recent revaluation.
Additional taxes and a $225,000 transfer from the general fund to the operating budget were needed to meet an anticipated $6.2 million in town and educational expenses, including the Region One School District assessment.
The new mill rate means an additional $147 per $100,000 in assessed value (taxed at 70 percent)

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