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Frank Bramble is a lover and protector of the Housatonic River. 

For many years the Torrington resident has hiked its banks, fished its cold water and contemplated its place within its beautiful natural surroundings. But now he is worried that the river, like much of our natural environment, is challenged and endangered.  

“Fading Light: Landscape in the Land of the Housatonic,” Bramble’s small but powerfully brooding show at the Cornwall Library, is a reaction to this perceived environmental assault. The four oil paintings on board, all 3 feet...