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CORNWALL — The state’s hatchery trucks delivered some 9,000 brown and rainbow trout to the Housatonic Trout Management Area early last week.

On Friday, Sept. 13, I ventured into the river on the River Road side in Cornwall around noon, thinking I’d while away a couple of hours catching silly stocked trout.

It would make a nice change of pace from floating around a lake bothering bass.

Some six hours later, I staggered out with a sore shoulder after catching at least 70 trout, plus the odd small-mouth bass and whitefish.

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Cornwall

More funds approved for Lower River Road bridge

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CORNWALL — An additional $150,000 in funding to rebuild the Lower River Road bridge was approved at the annual town meeting Oct. 28.
Even as residents were voting, workers from Mohawk Northeast Construction were working under the floodlights to stay on schedule to build a stronger version of the bridge destroyed Aug. 28 by Tropical Storm Irene. They have until Dec. 10 to complete the bridge, per their contract with the town.

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Dogs, llamas and, of course, people at Consolidated School’s walkathon

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CORNWALL — The Cornwall Consolidated School annual walkathon went off Oct. 21 with not only the entire school participating, but a large community contingent, almost just as many dogs as people, and a llama.
In all, a little more than $6,000 in pledges was raised. It will be split between each class’s eighth-grade trip fund, the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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Learn about why your taxes went up (or down) Nov. 2 and 12

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CORNWALL — New property tax assessments have hit mailboxes.
With these new assessments, the town’s Grand List of all taxable property in the town will drop in the next fiscal year by about 15 percent. The fiscal year begins July 1.
A drop in the Grand List means many property values are dropping, some by as much as 40 percent. Some will rise. It’s all a manifestation of a fickle real estate market. Property sales are one key basis for determining value.

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Superintendent Award - Cornwall

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CORNWALL — Marina Matsudaira is this year’s Superintendent Award winner at Cornwall Consolidated School.
The eighth-grader’s excellent grades and artistic, musical and athletic talent are only a part of the equation. Marina is also sweet natured, helpful and kind to others. When asked to pose for a photo, she asked that it include her little brother, Manasseh.
When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, Marina said she didn’t know yet, then asked if it had to be about a job.
The question was restated, and she answered without hesitation, “I want to be a mother.”

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Work on Lower River Road bridge keeps flowing

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CORNWALL — Work on the replacement of the storm-damaged Lower River Road bridge was proceeding ahead of schedule as of last Friday, Oct. 21. A crew from Mohawk Northeast Inc. began earlier in the week moving equipment into tight quarters at the site around the corner from the West Cornwall side of the Covered Bridge.

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Contracts awarded for school work

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CORNWALL — Three bids for school projects were approved by the Board of Education Oct. 18.
Repairs to leaky portions of the Cornwall Consolidated School roof will be done by Ralph Dzenutis of Royal Construction of Cornwall for $17,650.
Perotti Plumbing, based in North Canaan, was approved to be paid up to $5,000 to install a 30-gallon water heater to meet everyday needs. The school is currently using a 400-gallon tank necessary as part of the school’s designation as an emergency shelter. That can be held in reserve, and heated by generator, if needed, when demand requires it.

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Candidate Profiles - Cornwall

This week, The Lakeville Journal offers profiles of candidates in each town for the boards of selectmen and the Region One Board of Education (except in Cornwall and Kent, where the representative is appointed). Information in the profiles was provided by the candidates, at the newspaper’s request. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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Wait a minute

Traffic on Route 7 was temporarily shut down as the cows on Chris Hopkins’ farm in Cornwall Bridge crossed the road from one of the grazing fields to the barn to be milked. Some cows made the crossing with ease, others required a little encouragement.

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Traffic on Route 7 was temporarily shut down as the cows on Chris Hopkins’ farm in Cornwall Bridge crossed the road from one of the grazing fields to the barn to be milked. Some cows made the crossing with ease, others required a little encouragement.

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Food drive at Cornwall Child Center

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Child Center is holding its annual Food Drive to benefit the Cornwall Food Pantry.
Center children have decorated the collection box while learning about healthy food groups.
Nonperishable items may be brought to the center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The center will host its Harvest Open House on Friday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. for anyone interested in seeing the center and meeting the staff.

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