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CORNWALL — The art was flying out of the studios at supremely reasonable prices amid smiles from artists and buyers alike during the 14th annual Cornwall Open Studios event, a town-wide celebration of art and artists held on Saturday, Aug. 31. 

Perfect weather and the open studio doors attracted art buyers and the curious to 11 studios and galleries located throughout Cornwall. Finding the studio locations was part of the fun.

At Robert Parker’s studio near West Cornwall village, Parker’s wife, Judy, fielded rapid-fire questions in the studio...

Cornwall

Cornwall meeting on septic project, July 26

CORNWALL — The upcoming town meeting on funds for the Cornwall septic project was discussed at the Tuesday, July 2, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 26. Taxpayers will vote on whether to proceed with an expenditure of $8,000 to $10,000 to cover engineering studies needed to research funding opportunities in connection with the work of the West Cornwall Sewer Study Group. 
The town meeting will be held at Cornwall Consolidated School, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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Cornwall forum on telecommunications will be open to the public, July 11

CORNWALL — The Board of Selectmen discusssed the framework for the upcoming forum on telecommunications, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 2.
Terming it “an initial conversation,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway described plans for the forum, which is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at Cornwall Town Hall at 7 p.m. 
While the focus will be on Cornwall, the panel will address issues facing towns throughout the area. For that reason, residents from surrounding towns are invited to attend.

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After examining all sides of septic, town meeting date set

CORNWALL — After three years of monthly meetings, the West Cornwall septic study group and the Cornwall selectmen convened a public hearing to deliver a progress report and to hear comments, drawing a capacity crowd to the Cornwall Consolidated School gymnasium on Friday, June 28.
The purpose of the hearing was to measure support and hear concerns in advance of a town meeting scheduled for Friday, July 26, beginning at 7 p.m. at the school. 

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July Fest, in June, a day of delights

The Cornwall Park and Recreation Commission hosted the annual July Fest on the Green — this year on June 29. No matter what the date, the event was a wild, wet and wonderful celebration, with a super-soaker fire truck shooting off jets of water, a water slide, a project with Joe Brien and the Lost Art Workshop, face painting, a mile fun run, games, food and general merriment. 
— Tom Brown

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Remembering the Cornwall soldiers from the Civil War

CORNWALL — Following a report by a high school student, the Cornwall selectmen voted at their meeting on Tuesday, June 18, to endorse a project to erect a plaque that will commemorate the service of Cornwall soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Research began when Spencer Markow was a student at Cornwall Consolidated School. He sought to create a Civil War memorial for the town.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway explained that what began as a school project has grown into something that will have a lasting benefit. 

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Upcoming forum on high-speed communications

CORNWALL — Three meetings on topics of interest to Cornwall residents are planned for the coming weeks by action of the Board of Selectmen.
The complicated and controversial topic of high-speed communications will be the focus of a telecommunications forum on Thursday, July 11.
A panel of experts will clarify options for expanding broadband coverage to the town. They will respond to comments and answer questions. Topics to be covered include fiber optics, broadband, 5G and more. 

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Cathedral Pines exhibit will blow you away

CORNWALL — It is an ill wind that blows no good, or so the saying goes. Visitors to the Cornwall Historical Society can decide for themselves, when they view a new exhibit marking the 30th anniversary of a destructive tornado that ripped through Cornwall on July 10, 1989, destroying the stand of trees known as the Cathedral Pines. 
A reception opened the exhibit on Friday, June 21.

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They’re all winning dogs because they all found love

CORNWALL — A perfectly groomed and well-behaved pack of pooches assembled with their owners on the town Green to participate  in Cornwall’s Great Country Mutt Show on Saturday, June 22.
The event was a fundraiser for The Little Guild animal shelter, which is now under the leadership of Abigail Cusick who, along with an army of volunteers, was busy throughout the event greeting visitors and offering a hand (or paw) where needed. 

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Tail-waggers galore

Joining in the fun, U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-5) brought Lily to the Great Country Mutt Show in Cornwall on Saturday, June 22,and was joined by Maya Bernard, 18 months, of Litchfield who agreed to try a short puppy-back ride.

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Class of 2019: prepared for their next step

CORNWALL — Celebrating the achievements of the 12 bright and hopeful students in the eighth grade class, the 2019 promotion ceremony at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) underscored strengths of each student, most of whom had been together since kindergarten.
The event began promptly at 6 p.m. with a student procession to the auditorium where the CCS brass quintet ably played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” as an introduction to the event. 

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