Finding common ground as brook scours walls, yards

Mill Brook continues its destructive course through the center of West Cornwall. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

CORNWALL — “As bad as it’s ever been.” More than one person used almost those exact words to describe the recent destruction along Mill Brook where it courses through the center of West Cornwall.

Attention has focused on the effects of Tropical Storm Irene in August, and the amazingly fast replacement of the Lower River Road bridge at the confluence of the brook and the Housatonic River.

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