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The iconic and historic Covered Bridge in West Cornwall was repaired a few months ago,and its aging floor boards replaced. The bridge is featured in Cornwall’s town report, which is available at Town Hall. The report was presented to and accepted by town residents, unanimously, at the annual town meeting on Nov. 16.

Cornwall

New plans for The Bend discussed

CORNWALL — A preliminary plan to provide public access to the Housatonic River at The Bend, south of the Covered Bridge, was presented to the Cornwall Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 5.
Owned by Eversource, the site would be licensed to the town for the proposed use, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway explained. Because the site has a history of industrial uses, the project would not disturb the existing soils; rain run-off would be contained on the site.

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Bugs, students and a day in the stream

CORNWALL — Lots of bugs inhabiting a stream is a good thing. The children who attend the after-school program at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) learned a lot about those bugs on Wednesday, May 23, in a stream across the street from their school.
Staff from the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) offered a program called Get River Smart, one of a series of programs they have designed for youngsters to learn about waterways. 

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Lynden B. Miller’s message of hope grows on

“Do something to make the world a more beautiful place.” 

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Double the farm-fresh fun in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Again this summer, lovers of farmers markets will have two to enjoy in Cornwall, both in full swing from May through October, and both offering farm-fresh delights to patrons who come to look, buy or just visit with friends, neighbors and new acquaintances.
The original Cornwall Farm Market is open Saturdays on the lawn at the Wish House in West Cornwall (near the Covered Bridge) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors can park and stroll around the village, enjoy the river and find items tasty and intriguing at the market.  

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Seeking grace in honoring lives lost

As is traditional, Cornwall celebrated Memorial Day with three services. 
One was the Seamen’s Service at 11 a.m. at the historic Covered Bridge. Members of the Cornwall Post 9856 VFW Post processed, with flags, through the village to the old-fashioned directional sign, where Richard Sears offered an invocation in remembrance of  “all who have been, and who are today, members of the United States Armed Services.”

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Revealing plans for The Bend

CORNWALL — Plans for preliminary upgrades at The Bend, south of the Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, will be provided by Eversource in early June, according to a project report heard at the Tuesday, May 15, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway reported that initial improvements will include bringing in fill to level the area, installing a public toilet and providing river access for filling a fire department tanker truck.

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Cornwall approves budget

CORNWALL — By unanimous vote, 30 residents at the annual town meeting in Cornwall on Friday, May 18, passed both the town and education budgets, totaling $6,956,191, including capital projects and debt service. 
The total is an increase in spending of $197,092, or 2.92 percent, over the current year. 
Lisa Simont was elected meeting moderator.

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Tuition rates set for Cornwall Consolidated School

CORNWALL — Tuition rates for out-of-district students wishing to attend Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) were discussed and set at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, May 16.

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Cornwall town meeting vote

CORNWALL — All taxpayers in the town of Cornwall are encouraged to attend the annual town meeting at the Cornwall Consolidated School on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m.
During the meeting, residents will hear details of the 2018-19 budgets proposed by the town’s boards of selectmen and education and have an opportunity to comment. Following the presentations, residents will vote on the budgets.

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Questions and concerns about septic plans are aired

CORNWALL — In an effort to understand water and septic issues facing some residents of the village, the West Cornwall Water/Septic study group held a public hearing on Tuesday, May 8. Three representatives of state agencies were there. A variety of concerns were heard from the capacity turn-out at the Hughes Library.

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