Let it flow: Event May 5 on water safety, the Housatonic


CORNWALL — Growing up in Cornwall, Alex Prud’homme liked to canoe and fish on the Housatonic River.

“I remember those faded signs always being there,” he said, referring to the warnings of PCB contamination in fish. “I didn’t eat fish I caught, but kids don’t really think about what those signs mean.”

Decades later, the river is unchanged, flowing crisply under the Covered Bridge and providing a large part of Cornwall’s tourism trade. That it is unchanged is a problem, though.

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