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CORNWALL — On an overcast but temperate day, the 27th annual Cornwall Agricultural Fair welcomed waves of enthusiasts to the town Green on Saturday, Sept. 8, to see live animal exhibits, buy from vendors and visit with people they had not seen for a spell.

Following a rousing welcoming speech by Bill Dinneen, president of the Agriculture Commission, the fair was underway. 

“I’m always excited about it,” Dinneen said, surveying the activity. “It’s a community fair. Neighbors visit with neighbors. It’s a good thing for the...

Cornwall

Berkshire Theatre Group’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Pittsfield

Celebrate the holiday tradition of  “A Christmas Carol” with the whole family as The Berkshire Theatre Group performs this timeless Dickens classic at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 
This community production runs through Dec. 22. Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28.
The Colonial Theatre is located at 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. For tickets and more information call 413-997-4444 or go to www. berkshiretheatregroup.org.

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Selectmen plan for bridge repairs

CORNWALL — The next round of bridge repairs was discussed at the Tuesday, Dec. 5, meeting of the Board of Selectmen. The work will be funded with $1.5 million borrowed last year.
Under discussion are repairs to West Cornwall bridges on Ford Hill Road, Smith Place and the town road to the gravel bank.  The Flat Rocks Road bridge was repaired last summer.

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A happy handmade holiday

The United Church of Christ in Cornwall held its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2, with wreaths, crafts, food and holiday spirit in abundance.

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Cornwall ready to tackle big issues

CORNWALL — Cornwall town officials are rolling up their sleeves and getting ready to take a fresh look at ongoing problems in the town.
As a first step, they welcomed Priscilla Pavel to the Board of Selectmen; she was elected on Nov. 7 and attended her first meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway and incumbent Selectman Richard Bramley offered brief welcoming remarks.  

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Bear Watch: Enough already with bears eating bird seed

CORNWALL — Lazlo Gyorsok is annoyed about the bears coming to his house and treating the bird feeders as though they were an ursine cafeteria.
“I’m considering not feeding the birds,” he said in an email on Nov. 27. 
The email was accompanied by these astonishingly clear photos of the bear in a tree outside  his house. 
“I took these photos right from my kitchen window,” he said. “The bears are here now practically every day.”

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School-community meeting Dec. 5

CORNWALL — Policy review will be a key initiative in the coming year for the Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) Board of Education. They will look to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) for support and assistance. The board voted unanimously to join CABE at their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Pearly’s Café gives and gets a warm welcome in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Now six weeks into operation, Sean and Justina Aylmer exchange frequent smiles in their new restaurant, Pearly’s Farmhouse Café, just the other side of the historic Covered Bridge in West Cornwall. They are in the building occupied for many years by The Wandering Moose Cafe.
“We have had tremendous community support,” Justina said. “Everyone seems happy that we’re open.”  

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Ways to make Route 7 safer

CORNWALL  — Installing a new crosswalk in Cornwall will mean that the area will be designated as a no-passing zone, according to discussion at the Tuesday, Nov. 7, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said that he has spoken with project engineer Scott Hesketh who had, in turn, heard from the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The crosswalk is designed to extend between the market in Cornwall Bridge and the lumber yard.

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Sewers hold the key to Cornwall growth

CORNWALL — A detailed wastewater management study for West Cornwall has been delivered to the selectmen, who invited the public to an informational meeting on Friday, Nov. 10, at Cornwall Town Hall. The meeting drew about 40 residents on a chilly night.

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Honoring Prentice, provider of hope

CORNWALL — When Tim Prentice received a phone call from the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council last month, he was surprised to learn that he was one of the organization’s 2017 CultureMAX honorees and would be receiving their Lifetime Achievement award.
During a recent interview about the honor, the Cornwall sculptor avoided any talk of gratitude or pride, choosing instead to deflect emotions with humor.

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