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CORNWALL — After years of discussion about improvements to the area known as The Bend in the Housatonic River near Cornwall, a plan won unanimous approval from the Housatonic River Commission (HRC) at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. 

The meeting was held at the offices of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) in Cornwall.

“We have been dealing with this for over a decade now,” said Bill Tingley, chair of the river commission. He noted that the River Commission has a strong interest what happens at the place where The Bend skirts the river,...

Cornwall

Regional programs eyed

CORNWALL — Shared youth and family services and regionalized public programs are being explored by the Cornwall Board of Selectmen as an economically efficient way for area towns to meet the needs of residents now and in the future.  The selectmen met on Dec. 19 to hear presentations by representatives of two regional service organizations.

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Remembering the roots of Christmas

The United Church of Christ in Cornwall, Congregational’s annual Community Christmas Pageant was held on Sunday, Dec. 10.  Area children and adults took part, as did one dog dressed as a sheep. The annual pageant is a favorite Cornwall tradition that begins the Christmas season.

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Where T-shirts come from is related in history show

CORNWALL — Drawn by an interest in T-shirts, area art enthusiasts flocked to the Saturday, Dec. 16, opening of the historical society’s winter pop-up exhibit, Cornwall in T-shirts, where 54 were on display.
The idea for the exhibit came from Connie Steuerwalt, according to historical society Executive Director Jamie Cantoni, who said that the idea has been under consideration for several years. It was only this year that the T-shirt show became the theme of an experimental idea to mount a mid-winter exhibit.

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Berkshire Theatre Group’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Pittsfield

Celebrate the holiday tradition of  “A Christmas Carol” with the whole family as The Berkshire Theatre Group performs this timeless Dickens classic at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 
This community production runs through Dec. 22. Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28.
The Colonial Theatre is located at 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. For tickets and more information call 413-997-4444 or go to www. berkshiretheatregroup.org.

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Selectmen plan for bridge repairs

CORNWALL — The next round of bridge repairs was discussed at the Tuesday, Dec. 5, meeting of the Board of Selectmen. The work will be funded with $1.5 million borrowed last year.
Under discussion are repairs to West Cornwall bridges on Ford Hill Road, Smith Place and the town road to the gravel bank.  The Flat Rocks Road bridge was repaired last summer.

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A happy handmade holiday

The United Church of Christ in Cornwall held its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2, with wreaths, crafts, food and holiday spirit in abundance.

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Cornwall ready to tackle big issues

CORNWALL — Cornwall town officials are rolling up their sleeves and getting ready to take a fresh look at ongoing problems in the town.
As a first step, they welcomed Priscilla Pavel to the Board of Selectmen; she was elected on Nov. 7 and attended her first meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway and incumbent Selectman Richard Bramley offered brief welcoming remarks.  

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Bear Watch: Enough already with bears eating bird seed

CORNWALL — Lazlo Gyorsok is annoyed about the bears coming to his house and treating the bird feeders as though they were an ursine cafeteria.
“I’m considering not feeding the birds,” he said in an email on Nov. 27. 
The email was accompanied by these astonishingly clear photos of the bear in a tree outside  his house. 
“I took these photos right from my kitchen window,” he said. “The bears are here now practically every day.”

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School-community meeting Dec. 5

CORNWALL — Policy review will be a key initiative in the coming year for the Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) Board of Education. They will look to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) for support and assistance. The board voted unanimously to join CABE at their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Pearly’s Café gives and gets a warm welcome in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Now six weeks into operation, Sean and Justina Aylmer exchange frequent smiles in their new restaurant, Pearly’s Farmhouse Café, just the other side of the historic Covered Bridge in West Cornwall. They are in the building occupied for many years by The Wandering Moose Cafe.
“We have had tremendous community support,” Justina said. “Everyone seems happy that we’re open.”  

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