The secret history of Cornwall’s near neighbor

Liz Shapiro, executive director of the Sharon Historical Society, and Maureen Prentice of the Cornwall Historical Society. Photo by Asher Pavel

CORNWALL — As part of a Getting to Know Our Neighbors program, the Cornwall Association and the Cornwall Historical Society presented a talk on Saturday, Aug. 13, with Liz Shapiro, executive director of the Sharon Historical Society.

David Cadwell, president of The Cornwall Association, introduced her, and noted that there is a special relationship between Sharon and Cornwall: A small part of Sharon is actually served by the West Cornwall post office (those Sharon residents who have West Cornwall mailing addresses still pay taxes to Sharon) and use the 672 Cornwall telephone exchange.

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