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CORNWALL — Double the number of trivia competitors turned out for the second Trivia Night of 2019, held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Trinity Retreat Center, sponsored by the Cornwall Association to benefit the Cornwall Library.

The inaugural Trivia Night was held in April at the library and it drew about 50 competitors.

For the second go-round, about 100 hopeful intellectuals of all ages arranged themselves into teams to match their knowledge on all subjects and their powers of rapid recall. 

The event was imagined, created and brought about under the...

Cornwall

Could ease housing pressures

Small apartments
karenb@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — Area towns struggle to meet affordable housing goals, and attract young people. Seniors consider the painful decision to leave the big old family home for a more manageable place, and the next generation in their family is forced to sell.
On the flip side, homeowners and planning agencies have resisted allowing conversions and multifamily dwellings, mostly out of fear that rental property is not always well-maintained and attracts more transient individuals.

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Budgets, fines, paving and more get nods at annual town meeting

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CORNWALL — The 2012-13 municipal and education budget plans were among four agenda items unanimously approved May 18 by 21 people in the Cornwall Consolidated School gathering room.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway called the town and school spending proposals responsible plans that still allow for “some things we want to do.” Spending is proposed to rise by just under $20,000.
Barton Jones, president of the Cornwall Library Board of Trustees, expressed the board’s gratitude for an increase to their operating budget of about 20 percent.

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UCC group follows new trail of tears to Pine Ridge reservation

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CORNWALL — The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located in the Badlands of South Dakota, is about the size of Connecticut and is home to the people of the Oglala Lakota Nation Sioux Tribe.
The land isn’t known as the Badlands for nothing. The land has little to offer. The soil is rocky and infertile.There is an inadequate infrastructure and few or no social services for the people who live there. One hospital serves the entire reservation.

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Weather, vendors, friendly neighbors come together for sparkling market day

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CORNWALL — Now that was more like it. The Cornwall Farm Market found the right weather for its second week of the season.
The May 5 opening was a bit soggy, but last Saturday was picture perfect. The Wish House lawn was a festival of vendors selling the freshest produce, eggs, meats and baked goods. Blown glass blazed with color in the sunshine at the Nunwell Glass table. Friends offered “haven’t seen you all winter” hugs.

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State unveils plans for Gold’s Pines on May 24

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CORNWALL — The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and its Division of Forestry are intending to issue a management plan for the Gold’s Pines Natural Area Preserve within the Housatonic State Forest in Cornwall. The proposed management plan sets forth in detail the purpose, character, protected resources, management and other considerations for the protection and use of the preserve.
DEEP will host an informal public hearing and allow the public to present comments on the proposed plan in person on May 24 at 7 p.m. at Cornwall Town Hall.

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Adapting plans for upgrades at The Bend

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CORNWALL — A plan to enhance access to the Housatonic River off of Lower River Road is moving toward completion. However, a controversial platform to provide handicapped access for fishing and other recreational activities has been scrapped.

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Town meeting is May 18 at CCS

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CORNWALL — Four items are on the agenda of a town meeting set for Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) gathering room.
First and foremost is to consider a proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Board of Finance was scheduled to meet the night before, to determine the final number that will be put to a vote.
A proposed 1.65 percent increase in the selectmen’s budget and a 0.20 percent decrease in the CCS budget represent a net increase of $21,917.

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Historical Society offers lesson on birding

Tweet, tweet: Who’s there?
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CORNWALL — That enticing birdsong might be a nuthatch or sparrow or chickadee or veery. Who hasn’t taken at least a moment to listen to a beautiful bird song, or strange warbling whistle, and wondered exactly what sort of creature is perched outside the window?

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Young musician needs votes to help school

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CORNWALL — “I would like to win because it would really help my school. I have only been playing the piano for 17 months and have been learning this Michael Nyman song for only four months. I am 10 years old.”
Mason Weigold wrote that simple appeal for votes on the Be Wise National Education Music Company’s Music Is Life video performance contest website.
Whoever gets the most votes from the public wins prizes for themselves and a school they nominate. Mason has put Cornwall Consolidated School in the running for $10,000 worth of music equipment.

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Roadwork to begin at Great Hill/Great Hollow

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CORNWALL — At long last, the Great Hill/Great Hollow Road project is set to begin.
Repairs, upgrades and repaving to portions of the roads that run around the southerly parts of Mohawk Mountain into East Cornwall were to begin this week with preliminary work, such as drainage. Repaving is expected to done in mid-June.
The project has had its stops and starts, dependent as it is on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grant (commonly called “stimulus funding”). The roads qualify because they are designated as feeder roads into Milton.

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