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CORNWALL — The 58th Rose Algrant Art show opening was bustling on Friday night, Aug. 11, in Cornwall. By 7:30 p.m., Alden Weigold, who was counting the number of people walking in, had counted 276 people. The opening was held from 5 to 8 p.m.; the show was also open Saturday and Sunday.

This is the second year the show (a Cornwall tradition) has been held at the Trinity Conference Center in West Cornwall. The show moved to Trinity after being held for many years at  Cornwall Consolidated School. 

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Cornwall

Honoring the fallen and those who continue to serve

CORNWALL — Small groups of veterans and their loved ones gathered in a gray drizzle in the center of West Cornwall at around 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, their uniforms crisp and ready to be worn once again for the Seaman’s Memorial Service. They were there to honor their fallen brothers and sisters, and the predicted rain was not going to stop them from performing the annual tradition. 

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Pedestrian crosswalk plan moves a step

CORNWALL — A pedestrian-activated signal will soon help ensure safety in West Cornwall village. The selectmen voted to approve spending for an engineering plan for the signal at their May 16 meeting.
The selectmen expect to get a state grant to pay for the installation work, estimated at between $10,000 and $15,000.

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And the sun shone brightly

CORNWALL — The sun peeked out and the weather was glorious for a townwide Cornwall “stroll” held on Saturday, May 20. Events in Cornwall Bridge and West Cornwall included live music, fly-fishing demonstrations, a wine tasting and the West Cornwall Farm Market, held as always on the Wish House lawn. It was also the opening day of a new Corwnall Co-op Market in the center of town, on the Green. 

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Budget approved at town meeting

CORNWALL — By unanimous vote, the 30 residents at the annual town meeting on Friday, May 19, passed both the town and education budgets, totaling $6,759,098, including capital projects and debt service costs. The total is an increase in spending of $46,025, or 0.69 percent, over the current year. 
David Cadwell was elected meeting moderator.

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Sit, stay, smile at Little Guild

CORNWALL — A bull in a china shop, as the idiom goes, spells disaster. But what about dogs in an antiques gallery? In Litchfield County, that spells: fundraiser. 
RT Facts Design & Antiques in Kent is an open, sunlit barn-like space housing a small museum’s worth of 1920s French stone sculpture and George Nakashima-inspired dining sets. On Mothers Day, May 14, the shop celebrated a very specific kind of parental bond: that between owner and dog. 

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Reliving 2016 Peck’s Mountain fire

CORNWALL — It started in mid-September 2016 and continued to smolder through November, drawing local volunteers and state fire and forestry professionals together to fight its many flare-ups and hot spots. The great brush fire on Peck’s Mountain will be the subject of a special program to be held at Town Hall on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 1 p.m.

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Cornwall budgets vote May 19

CORNWALL — Town residents and public officials came together to consider the proposed 2017-18 budget at a public hearing Friday, April 21, at Cornwall Consolidated School. Conducted by the finance board, the meeting drew about 35 residents to hear an overview of both the selectmen’s budget and the budget proposed by the education board.
Finance board Chair John LaPorta termed the overall proposals as “nothing extraordinary” as he opened the meeting. 

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Treasures from (actual) trash at Art @ the Dump

CORNWALL — The people have spoken: The most admired piece of recycled art from this year’s Art @ the Dump show and sale in Cornwall was “Coat Rack” by Aaron Pequignot. Second place honors went to sculptor James Hackett for one of his many ironwork pieces; the winner was “Eagle.”

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Veteran from Wounded Warriors will speak on April 27 at CCS

CORNWALL — A representative of the Wounded Warriors Project will present a program for students at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) during the day, and speak again in the evening to the general public on Thursday, April 27.
CCS Principal Michael Croft gave a preview of the visit by veteran Sal Gonzalez to the Board of Education at their meeting on Wednesday, April 17.

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Quiz Cup 2017 victory goes to CCS

CORNWALL — Having endured 19 years without a win, the Cornwall Consolidated School quiz team of 2017 soared to victory, capturing The Lakeville Journal Quiz Cup after a stiff competition through four matches with other Region One elementary schools. They were undefeated in the matches.
Social Studies teacher Will Vincent, who has served as team coach throughout his seven-year tenure at the school, said that team members return to compete with enthusiasm, asking in September about the upcoming schedule that begins in February.  

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