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CORNWALL — Historian Peter Vermilyea is exploring the questions of how people vote and why they so often don’t, in a six-part series of classes at the Cornwall Library on the U.S. Constitution and the right to vote. 

Vermilyea is an award-winning teacher now in his 25th year at HVRHS.

In the first class, held on Monday, Oct. 28, he explored the reasons why people choose not to vote.

His engaged and attentive audience offered their own theories, including, “They think their vote doesn’t count,” “There’s not enough...

Cornwall

Croft will leave Cornwall school for new job

CORNWALL — Cornwall Consolidated School Principal Mike Croft has accepted a new position as assistant principal at Shepaug Valley School in Washington, Conn. 
A search has now begun for a new school head in Cornwall. Meanwhile, the Board of Education has appointed retired principal Patricia Corvello of Washington  to fill the position for four days each week. 
The fifth day is to be covered by Jennifer Law, who has been a teacher at Salisbury Central School and principal at the Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village.

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The Civil War legacy lives on in novel by Cornwall’s Robinson

CORNWALL — Overcoming threateningly dark clouds overhead and the draw of an afternoon program at the Historical Society down the street, a capacity audience turned out to hear Roxana Robinson discuss her latest book, “Dawson’s Fall,” at the Cornwall Library on Saturday, July 6.

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Cathedral Pines 30 years after the storm

CORNWALL — Peter Del Tredici and Paper Buck led a hiking tour of the Cathedral Pines nature preserve on Saturday, July 13. The hike commemorated the 30th anniversary of the series of microbursts that leveled the grove on July 10, 1989. 
Del Tredici, an acclaimed botanist, and Buck, a Cornwall native and graduate student, discussed how the forest had changed in the 30 years since the storm. 
Rather than clean up the fallen pines, the forest was left as it was to collect data. 

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Magical mayhem at iconic rummage sale

CORNWALL — Through an unscientific sampling from among the hordes of bargain hunters at the annual Cornwall Rummage Sale (which ran from Saturday, July 20, until Monday, July 22, in scorching temperatures with humidity to match), the result was an assessment that the event was “Great.”  Nearly everyone said, “Great.”

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Paper ballot expected: Who is eligible to vote at Cornwall septic meeting

CORNWALL — In advance of the septic vote at town meeting this Friday, the Cornwall selectmen reviewed the rules for casting ballots at their meeting on Tuesday, July 16, to allay any confusion and to be sure that everyone who is eligible to vote takes any necessary steps to ensure participation in the vote. 
The town meeting on Friday, July 26, will be held at the Cornwall Consolidated School beginning at 7 p.m. 

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Mystery microcells sighted

CORNWALL — Early in the telecommunications forum that drew 75 area residents to Cornwall Town Hall on Thursday, July 11, it was announced that a number of microcell units have been attached to utility poles in town without required notice to the town.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said the town is working on finding out to whom the microcells belong and what company they are connected to, or who installed them. 

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State promises to monitor air quality downwind of Cricket Valley

CORNWALL — The Democratic Coalition of Northwest Connecticut hosted a talk on Monday, July 8, about concerns that the new Cricket Valley energy plant in Dover, N.Y., will pollute air in the nearby Connecticut towns. 
A focus of the talk was how the state General Assembly’s recent passage of Senate Bill 585 can help protect the air quality in the Tri-state region. 

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Cornwall forum on telecommunications will be open to the public, July 11

CORNWALL — The Board of Selectmen discusssed the framework for the upcoming forum on telecommunications, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2.
Terming it “an initial conversation,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway described plans for the forum, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at Cornwall Town Hall at 7 p.m. 
While the focus will be on Cornwall, the panel will address issues facing towns throughout the area. For that reason, residents from surrounding towns are invited to attend.

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Cornwall meeting on septic project, July 26

CORNWALL — The upcoming town meeting on funds for the Cornwall septic project was discussed at the Tuesday, July 2, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 26. Taxpayers will vote on whether to proceed with an expenditure of $8,000 to $10,000 to cover engineering studies needed to research funding opportunities in connection with the work of the West Cornwall Sewer Study Group. 
The town meeting will be held at Cornwall Consolidated School, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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Cornwall forum on telecommunications will be open to the public, July 11

CORNWALL — The Board of Selectmen discusssed the framework for the upcoming forum on telecommunications, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2.
Terming it “an initial conversation,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway described plans for the forum, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at Cornwall Town Hall at 7 p.m. 
While the focus will be on Cornwall, the panel will address issues facing towns throughout the area. For that reason, residents from surrounding towns are invited to attend.

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