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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

CCS chorus and band take top honors at festival

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CORNWALL — It wasn’t luck but talent — and practice — that earned the Cornwall Consolidated School Band and Chorus three trophies at the Music in the Parks Competition May 13.
Yes, it was Friday the 13th when the 34 students in grade five through eight traveled to Holyoke, Mass., to compete against middle school and junior high school groups from around the region.
The chorus performed at a Congregational church, and the band performed at Holyoke High School. Then it was off to Six Flags New England for the awards ceremony.

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New group to support town businesses

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CORNWALL — The recently formed Economic Development Study Group has decided that the town does indeed require an economic development commission.
The eight members of the study group signed and sent a petition to the Board of Selectmen May 12. It was reviewed at the June 7 board meeting, where the request to put the plan to a public vote was unanimously accepted. It is expected to be on the agenda of the annual town meeting this fall.
Cornwall has never had an economic development commission, according to First Selectman Gordon Ridgway.

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More than just the setbacks

Bigger picture opposition to furnaces
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CORNWALL — A local family’s effort to maintain their outdoor wood-burning furnace (OWF) has met with legal resistance. Their proposal to make prescribed modifications, and limit use to the heating season, was denied by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) after it was discovered it violates local zoning laws. The furnace is shut down.

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New name for Baird’s, but emphasis on the old-fashioned

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CORNWALL — The model is there: a real general store that offers customers all of the essentials. As customers-turned-owners of the newly named Cornwall General Store, Dana and Louise Beecher believe perspective is what is needed to make the business a success.
A lack of experience is not getting in the way of their enthusiasm and confidence. The couple, along with a slightly revamped team, officially takes over the former Baird’s on June 13. But they are already running the Cornwall Bridge village landmark until 3 p.m. every day.

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Gardens, sheds, views on June 18

The 2011 Cornwall Library Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning at the Cornwall Library on Pine Street. A cocktail party will follow, from 5 to 7 p.m., at a barn in north Cornwall. Tickets for the tour are $25. The tour and cocktail party is $50 per person or $80 for two. For more information, call the library at 860-672-6874.

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Tribute paid to soldiers and veterans

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CORNWALL — Thunderstorms threatened Cornwall’s annual Memorial Day parade but by 9 a.m. the clouds, thunder and rain were drifting away allowing Cornwallians to once again hold their special Memorial Day celebrations.

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Decision could take a year

FOI dispute between town, road foreman continues
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CORNWALL — Town officials spent six hours testifying in Hartford May 13 on a Freedom of Information (FOI) complaint filed by former highway department foreman Rick Stone.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said he and another selectman and the town finance officer appeared before a hearing officer who is mediating the case. A draft decision is expected to be sent to the FOI commission as early as June.
Stone filed the complaint Nov. 23, 2010, a month after he resigned from the job following questions about finances and equipment.

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With school year almost over, school work begins

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CORNWALL — The school year is winding down. Eighth-grade promotional ceremonies are being planned (for June 15). But there are still plenty of projects underway at Cornwall Consolidated School. Much is in the planning stages and will likely be completed over the summer.
An $11,375 bid for replacement of the Gathering Room floor was approved by the Board of Education May 17. Laigle Floor Covering and Design in North Canaan was the winning bidder, coming in at more than $7,000 below bids by Weigold Floor Covering in Torrington and a company from Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Notable farm sold in Cornwall

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CORNWALL ­— Stony Batter Farm, one of Cornwall’s most notable properties, was sold in April for $2.325 million.
The six-bedroom main house, along with a guesthouse, or tenant farmer’s home, barns, ponds and more than 100 acres sits high atop Whitcomb Hill Road. It was listed for $2.995 million.
On April 29, John Horn, of Vero Beach, Fla., sold the property to Hamilton South IV and Manuel Bellod, both of New York City.

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From architecture to sculpture, it’s a new path for innovative Cornwall artist Lisa Keskinen

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CORNWALL — A couple of years ago, Lisa Keskinen was hit by the reality of the recession. Her two decades-long career as an architect in New Haven was the victim of the hard times.
Her response was to take it as an opportunity. Back on Town Street, where she grew up, she is already testing the spatial limits of her small studio.
“One of my first thoughts after being laid off was,” Keskinen says now, “was that now I’d have more time for my art.”
Her work will be featured at The Wish House Gallery from Memorial Day weekend through the end of July.

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