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CORNWALL — After years of discussion about improvements to the area known as The Bend in the Housatonic River near Cornwall, a plan won unanimous approval from the Housatonic River Commission (HRC) at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. 

The meeting was held at the offices of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) in Cornwall.

“We have been dealing with this for over a decade now,” said Bill Tingley, chair of the river commission. He noted that the River Commission has a strong interest what happens at the place where The Bend skirts the river,...

Cornwall

Brightest and best at 2011 ag fair

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Cornwall — Nice weather helped the popular Cornwall Agricultural Fair, held this year on Saturday, Sept. 10, draw people from all over the region.
In addition to Cornwallians, there were people from Sharon, Falls Village, Goshen, New Hartford, Fairfield, N.H., New York City and elsewhere. Attendees included all ages, from infants in parent’s arms to senior citizens.
The mood at the fair was light, upbeat and dedicated to enjoying the many things Cornwall offers.

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Bypassing the red tape

Treating Mill Brook bridge as an emergency
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CORNWALL — A bridge partially destroyed Aug. 28 during Tropical Storm Irene is presenting quite a challenge for the Board of Selectmen.
Lower River Road remains closed to vehicular traffic after a footing was washed out by the flooded Mill Brook.

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Except for power loss, Cornwall fared OK

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CORNWALL — An assessment of Tropical Storm Irene’s impact on Cornwall shows residents and visitors fared as well as could be expected — except for being the only town in the region where everyone lost power.
Lots of pre-planning by emergency personnel and the highway department was credited for a quick recovery. Crews assembled at both firehouses, and a close eye was kept on Cornwall Consolidated School, where a small fire the day before the storm hit had disabled the fire alarm system. The town’s mass notification system was put into service for the first time.

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Local foods cooked over an open fire at trust dinner

Recipe for yum
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CORNWALL — There was no need to lure people to dinner at the Aug. 25 Farm to Table fundraiser for the Cornwall Conservation Trust scholarship fund.
Guests first made their way to a mowed hilltop in a hayfield at the trust’s Hart Farm Preserve high atop Cherry Hill, traversing a winding path cut through tall grass. Hors d’oeuvres and wine were served under a tent close to an open wood fire.
Appetites were piqued by the smell of locally produced meats and vegetables slowly roasting to perfection.

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Only cream of veal crop at Cream Hill Veal

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CORNWALL — A regular at the Cornwall Farm Market is Cream Hill Veal and Bob Kennedy, who is quick to note the business really belongs to his son, Will Kennedy.
“I’m retired, so I’m helping him out,” he said. “I enjoy being here every Saturday. It’s a real social event, like a gathering of friends.”
Summers find the business at three farm markets, including Amenia and Norfolk, where it’s more about advertising than volume selling. Market customers are often buying veal for weekend entertaining; their guests are sure to hear the meat was locally raised.

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Kayaker drowns in Housatonic

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CORNWALL — The body of a man from Long Island in New York was pulled from the Housatonic River Saturday evening, Sept. 3, nearly three hours after his kayak tipped over near the Covered Bridge.
Hurricane Irene brought unusually high and fast water for this time of year.
Kenneth Wallace, 54, was kayaking with two other men, who came to shore at about 5 p.m. to report the incident. He was found at about 7:45 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.
Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were part of rescue efforts.

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Washout from Irene waters

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CORNWALL — First Selectman Gordon Ridgway was out on Lower River Road Sunday afternoon with neighbors and town crew members. They were examining the large hole that crosses the (normally) small Mill Brook, which feeds into the Housatonic River just above the Covered Bridge.
The bridge was damaged when the footings on one end were jarred loose by flood waters and a large hole opened up in the road bed, Ridgway said. The brook carries runoff from about a quarter of the town.

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Tractor Mac and his Cornwall adventure

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CORNWALL —Tractor Mac, a favorite visitor to the Cornwall Farm Market, returned on Saturday, Aug. 27, with the ninth book in the series about his adventures.
Author and illustrator Billy Steers lives in Roxbury with his family. The adventures of Tractor Mac and his farm buddies are based on the bedtime stories he made up for his sons when they were little.
The first was published in 1999. Since then, he has added titles such as “Tractor Mac Builds a Barn” and “Tractor Mac Saves Christmas.”

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Rough road in planning repairs

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CORNWALL — Approval was given quickly at a town meeting Aug. 23 for the appropriation of funds toward a town road project. Nine people spent about the same number of minutes on an essentially noncontroversial project.
Two days later, though, that project was in jeopardy.
The $205,000 approved last week will be added to the pot of money already allocated toward an estimated $350,000 project for resurfacing, guardrails and drainage repairs along parts of Great Hollow and Great Hill roads.

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Fire at CCS — two days before first day of school

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CORNWALL — This was not a drill. And luckily, the school was not full of students to evacuate.

On Saturday morning, Aug. 27, less than 48 hours before the first day of the new school year, a fire broke out at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS).

Cornwall's volunteer firefighters and EMTs were dispatched to the school, at the intersection of Cream Hill Road and Route 128, at about 9:25 a.m. following a report of smoke in the building. They were soon joined by firefighters from Goshen and Falls Village, dispatched as mutual aid.