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CORNWALL — Nearly 50 residents turned out for a public hearing on the amended 2020 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) on Tuesday, Nov. 12, expressing general satisfaction with the final plan.

Many months of meetings on the part of four Planning and Zoning (P&Z) subcommittees resulted in a comprehensive planning tool that drew praise from residents. After recording a few final tweaks to the document, the P&Z voted unanimously to submit the completed plan to the state as required by General Statute.

The POCD will remain in effect until 2030. It will be...

Cornwall

Need advice on saving money? Help has arrived in new book

CORNWALL — Nicholas Stuller is out to debunk the many myths that prevent people from planning and achieving their financial goals. Contrary to popular belief, said the West Cornwall resident, financial advisors are not only for the very wealthy. Everyone, from billionaires to those at the lowest income levels, should and can seek professional financial advice. 

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Tea: A holiday gift steeped in tradition

CORNWALL — Nearly two decades ago, at the former train depot in Cornwall Bridge, a tea company came to life.
In Pursuit of Tea, started in 1999 by Cornwall resident Sebastian Beckwith and several friends, today boasts a warehouse in Boston and tasting room in New York City. Several times a year Beckwith treks to remote farms throughout Asia in pursuit of leaves that are served in some of the finest restaurants in the U.S. 

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Covered Bridge re-repaired

CORNWALL — The floor boards of the recently repaired Covered Bridge in West Cornwall have begun to rattle again.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway announced at the Cornwall Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, that the state would return to make additional repairs. 
As a result, the bridge was closed from Monday, Nov. 26, and was expected to remain intermittently closed until Thursday, Nov. 29.

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(B)rays of sunshine bring faith, healing

WEST CORNWALL —  For donkeys, the Christmas holidays are the season to shine, as they take a starring role in pageants and nativities around the world.
It would be an understatement to say that during the rest of the year donkeys don’t get much respect. In China especially, they are slaughtered for their skin, which is melted down into a gelatin and used in cosmetics and medicines.

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Cornwall town report

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.

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Why do farmers farm?

CORNWALL — A panel discussion by Cornwall farmers at Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 10,  yielded unexpected insights into the rewards and challenges of farming.
There were two panels, one in which farmers shared their personal stories and one in which farm resources and finances were discussed. About 70 people attended the two events. 
A farmer is his own boss

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Issues ironed out, West Cornwall house for sale

WEST CORNWALL — A historic building in the center of Main Street in West Cornwall has finally broken free of the figurative bonds that have kept it in a dilapidated condition for a decade. 
Following years of legal disputes that stymied efforts to repair the ailing structure, it is now free and clear — and is for sale, on www.zillow.com, for $299,000.

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Bringing the world home on Veterans Day

CORNWALL — Three hours after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Cornwall residents gathered at Town Hall to share stories of family members who served in the military and came home to Cornwall. 
Stories of World War I — the war to end all wars — became part of a conversation about war experiences during the century elapsed since the 1918 armistice.

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New purpose for old boards binds Cornwall

CORNWALL — The massive ball of yarn is a two-and-a-half ton hunk of intricately carved bluestone.
The pair of 13-foot wood knitting needles propped up against it are repurposed bridge boards.

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Annual town meeting set for Nov. 16

CORNWALL — Preparing the five-year capital spending plan for approval by the Board of Finance was on the agenda for the Cornwall Board of Selectmen at their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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