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CORNWALL — A regular meeting of the West Cornwall Water/Septic Study Group on Tuesday, Oct. 10, drew 18 local residents, mostly from Upper River Road, to express their concerns and to urge the Study Group to make all evolving information readily available to the public.  

The study, undertaken by WMC Consulting Engineers of Newington, is reaching its final draft stage. Appearing at the meeting to answer questions and hear comments were engineers John Wengell and Stephen McDonnell.

The first step in moving toward updating how waste water is processed in...

Cornwall

Railroad sprays tracks again despite new bill

CORNWALL — More herbicide was sprayed on the railroad tracks last month, just days before a bill was passed at the state Legislature forbidding the railroad company from spraying herbicides without consulting towns first (see article, Page A1).
The selectmen discussed the issue at their July 5 meeting. 

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Despite appearances, renovations are in progress at North Cornwall Meeting House

CORNWALL — An imposing, even inspiring, structure in North Cornwall has historic connections to an important year in our national history. Although renovation work appears to have slowed or paused at the site, residents close to the project indicate that scheduled work is proceeding.  
Commenting on the project, Ginny Potter said that work should have been completed last summer. The contractor needs to finish structural work on the steeple, along with repairs and painting. Completed aspects are the windows and other painting projects on the building.

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Cornwall celebrates the rites of summer

CORNWALL — Everything happens on Pine Street in Cornwall. It may seem like the quiet part of this rural town, but when called upon for a celebration, whether a gallery opening at the library or a lively writers’ circle at Town Hall, Pine Street brings the crowds, ready with spirit and enthusiasm. 
July 1 was no different, starting the month off right with the annual July Fest celebration, sponsored by Cornwall Park and Recreation. 

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Schools must learn to share

CORNWALL — Finding ways to reduce expenses by sharing non-curricular services in 2017-18 drew the attention of the Cornwall Board of Education at their meeting Wednesday, June 21.
“We are looking for anything we can do together,” Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain said, describing efforts to find reductions by cooperating with other schools within Region  One, or even outside of the region.  

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Study: More cars speed going south

CORNWALL — Results of a recent traffic study in West Cornwall are in, and were discussed at the Tuesday, June 20, meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen.  
Selectman Richard Bramley reviewed some findings of the study of traffic volume and speed where routes 7 and 4 meet, saying that he found them interesting.  
“There is more traffic on Thursdays and Fridays,” he said, adding that traffic going south travels at a higher rate of speed than traffic going north. 

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Exhuming the dark corners of the Mission School

CORNWALL — Two-hundred years of history drew visitors to Cornwall for a two-day series of events to examine the Foreign Mission School (FMS).  
Descendants of 19th-century students at the school brought the times and culture a fresh perspective.
The events on June 17 and 18 included a tour of the Foreign Mission School steward’s house (a National Landmark), a lecture on Native American history in the Northwest Corner, a performance of an original play commemorating the Mission School and a Sunday afternoon forum.

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Regret and appreciation at CCS promotion ceremony

CORNWALL — Nine eighth-graders took the stage Monday night, June 19, to celebrate the completion of their years at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS). 
“This class has made concrete contributions to this community, and tonight we are celebrating what they have accomplished.” said CCS Principal Michael Croft, who delivered the opening remarks. He then welcomed Abigail Larson, the first student speaker, to the stage. 
Larson reflected on her nine years at CCS and the friendships she had made among her classmates. 

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Angela Ule

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Angela Ule, beloved wife of Max, passed away on April 8, 2017, while in hospice care near their home in Connecticut.

Bridge construction methods studied

CORNWALL — Bridge floor materials were considered at the June 6 meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen, as they discussed the merits of concrete and other construction methods in connection with the scheduled replacement of the Smith Place bridge.

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Books, blooms and edible possibilities draw crowds in Cornwall

CORNWALL — By all standards, the Books and Blooms weekend fundraiser to benefit the Cornwall Public Library was a huge success. Perfect weather on June 9 and 10 greeted the Friday lecture event at the library and the Saturday showcase garden tour focusing on vegetable gardens.

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