Affordable homes for elderly

Bonney Brook a bonny idea

CORNWALL — A stream that runs through a Cornwall Bridge property has provided the name for a housing complex for the elderly that will be built there soon.

Ground is expected to be broken this fall on Bonney Brook, a 10-unit U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized apartment building on Route 7 (between the Cornwall General Store and the Cornwall Bridge fire house).

Interest in the rent-controlled homes has already been substantial. The overriding theme in comments about it was the difficulty of finding affordable retirement residences here.

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