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CORNWALL — A learning experience in the real-world climate change debate brought two curricula together and involved fifth- through eighth-grade students at Cornwall Consolidated School. 

It came to a conclusion with a mock state senatorial hearing held at the school on Friday, Feb. 8.

Study began in the fall when the Social Studies curriculum joined with the Science curriculum to engage in a study of the issues surrounding climate change. The project was designed to give students an understanding of conflicting issues and the processes involved in...

Cornwall

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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Mill rate up to 12.50, pay raises up by 2 percent

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CORNWALL — Town and school budgets for 2011-12 were approved May 20 at a town meeting at Cornwall Consolidated School that brought out about 40 people.
Five agenda items were dispatched in less than 30 minutes. There was no discussion on most items.
The $6.1 million budget for town and local school expenses received two dissenting votes, including one from Board of Finance member Anne Ingvertson, who later voted against a small mill rate increase.

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Lightning takes out a tree, and alas, it’s the wrong one

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CORNWALL — Thunderstorms were bouncing around the area in the mid-afternoon on Friday, May 20. Students at Cornwall Consolidated School ended up heading home in the heaviest rain.
But the real drama came just as they finished loading onto school buses in the main driveway. With a loud crash, a bolt of lightning hit a tree across the road, near the entrance to the parking lot. As the lightning raced to the ground, it tore strips of bark from the trunk, blew them to bits and scattered them hundreds of feet away.

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CCS board: Not ready for full-day K program yet

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CORNWALL — The bottom line on the proposed change to an all-day kindergarten at Cornwall Consolidated School: It won’t happen in the coming school year.
The idea was presented at the April school board meeting by kindergarten teacher Candise Stiewing, who described the benefits of being able to slow the pace of the school day and accommodate the individualized needs of students.

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At town meeting, budgets but also other money topics on agenda

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CORNWALL — The annual town budget meeting, scheduled for May 20, promises to be about much more than the budget. There are four additional spending proposals that could ultimately add to costs for the town in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Vendors bring eggs, bread, art and more to farm market

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CORNWALL — Even as vendors were still arriving and setting up for the Farmers Market on May 14, customers were scooping up freshly baked bread, newly laid eggs, art, tomato seedlings and choice cuts of local beef. Nick the Knife was there, too, waving around steel and expounding on the joys of a well-sharpened prep knife.

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Rescue highlights river danger

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CORNWALL — A 17-year-old girl was rescued from the Housatonic River Sunday afternoon, May 8, with what appeared to be serious injuries, including head and back trauma and a possible broken ankle but which turned out to be just bad bruises.
Cornwall Rescue Chief Skip Kosciusko said she was airlifted to the St. Mary’s Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center in Waterbury.

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