Beloved tree creates new benchmark

A bench made of wood from a historic and beloved maple tree was installed this week in the lobby of Cornwall Consolidated School by John Ward and Jim Terrall. Photo By Karen Bartomioli

CORNWALL — A maple bench, installed on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Cornwall Consolidated School lobby, was designed and built by John Ward. It is tied to the ongoing history of the school.

In 1939, C. Whittlesey Hart deeded to the town 4.5 acres of the southeast corner of Cherry Hill Farm, bordering both Route 128 and Cream Hill Road. The town had previously voted to consolidate various school districts into one facility.

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