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CORNWALL — Signs are up signaling the start of work to replace the Flat Rocks Road bridge. The Cornwall selectmen heard a progress report at their Tuesday, Sept. 5, meeting and learned that the road was expected to close to traffic on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

“The project is underway,” bridge advisor Roger Kane reported. Utility poles will be relocated to make room for the work.

The contractor will remove the existing bridge floor and prepare for delivery of the new bridge pieces, slated to arrive on site on Sept. 19. The project is being overseen by Brandon O...

Cornwall

Farm Market returns May 14 with new hours

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CORNWALL — On Saturday mornings, from spring to fall, look for the best of Cornwall on The Wish House lawn in the center of West Cornwall.
The Cornwall Farm Market has become so much more than just a place to sell food. Its fifth year begins May 14 with early produce and cut flowers, as well as eggs, meat, baked goods, botanicals, massages, knife sharpening services and more. The market’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Child Center auction May 7

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CORNWALL — A custom ice sculpture by Zejke Hermann is among the unique items available at the 20th annual Cornwall Child Center Auction Saturday, May 7, at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area.
A silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m., leading up to a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby at 6:24 p.m. A live auction will immediately follow the race.
Hors d’oeuvres contributed by community members will be served, along with wine and beer. Tickets are $25 per person. They may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 860-307-1167.

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Art @ the Dump doesn’t disappoint

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CORNWALL — At last, winter is officially over: Art@the Dump sprung up in the town sand shed last weekend. Ingenuity and zaniness were just what was needed.
At the annual fundraiser for arts programs at Cornwall Consolidated School, town residents (including the many artists who live here) take trash and recyclables and convert them into works of art, craft and whimsy.

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BOF: In tough budget year, wage freezes are not personal

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CORNWALL — A public hearing on the 2011-12 budget proposal did not attract much of a crowd April 29. But the discussion was intense at times, indicating that despite a modest increase, no one is convinced the economy is on the upswing.

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Housatonic View

The river remains high, as seen through a window of the Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, on Tuesday, April 26.

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Larsons explore options; wood furnace debate goes on

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CORNWALL — A one-month extension has been granted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for modifications required to a local family’s woodburning furnace.
Ted and Donna Larson installed the free-standing furnace at their Jewell Street home in September 2005. They have been using it since then as a way to heat their home and provide hot water for the family of five. They were given a permit by the town prior to the building official being advised of a state law passed the previous June that specified larger setbacks from neighboring properties.

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Capital funds for CCS may double in coming year

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CORNWALL — With a current balance of $72,042 in funds set aside annually for capital projects, and an expected significant budget surplus, the Cornwall Consolidated School Board of Education has outlined maintenance projects they wish to undertake now, and in the coming five years.
Members of the school board presented their spending plan to the Board of Finance for discussion and review April 14. It included doubling the annual $40,000 school capital projects line in the town budget in the future.

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Teen dies of gunshot wound

Appears to have been self-inflicted
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CORNWALL — A 17-year-old Wamogo High School student was found dead at the top of Mohawk Mountain April 14 as the result of a gunshot wound, which appeared to be self-inflicted, according to police.
Michael Bockrath, a junior at the regional high school in Litchfield, left his home in Goshen on Sharon Turnpike (Route 4), a short distance to the west of the mountain access road, sometime during the early morning hours Thursday.
He was the son of Robert and Karen Bockrath.
A car and 30-30 rifle were later reported to police as missing from the family home.

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Jump Rope for Heart

Haley Considine, above, and Noah McCray jumped their hardest at Jump Rope for Heart at Cornwall Consolidated School School.

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Search underway for new principal

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CORNWALL — Choosing a new principal for Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) will be an involved process. The work began April 11 with a community forum.
The principal search follows the resignation of Robert Vaughan, who will retire in June, at the end of his second year at the elementary school.
A survey has been prepared and will ask about a half dozen questions, similar to what was asked at the initial forum, including what changes community members would like to see and what they would like to remain the same.

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