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CORNWALL — Policy review will be a key initiative in the coming year for the Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) Board of Education. They will look to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) for support and assistance. The board voted unanimously to join CABE at their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

CABE is seen as a valuable resource in supporting that effort. It’s $800 for a basic membership that offers policy review and provides samples of policies as well as workshops. Add-ons to the basic fee can range from $325 for a policy update service to...

Cornwall

Bear Watch

Betty Spence of Cornwall sent photos of a bear that “visited my property in broad daylight. I first saw it out front at about noon. I yelled at it and it headed behind my house toward the swamp. It circled my property’s periphery and, munching shrubbery, moved slowly up on the other side. Then it plopped down beside a tree, closed its eyes and took a little nap! When it woke up a few minutes later, it sniffed in several directions and seemed to enjoy the sun. The bear’s size makes me think either that it’s young or female. There’s rarely a dull moment in the wilds of Cornwall!” she said.

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Town’s website deemed safe, secure for documents

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CORNWALL — At www.cornwallct.org visitors can find a user-friendly, information-rich, well-linked website. From zoning regulations to citizen profiles, it is comprehensive.
It is not a town-run site, but an independent undertaking by a dedicated committee of volunteers. Its minimal cost is covered by the Cornwall Foundation.
“We’re a .org, not a .gov,” committee member Norma Lake said.
A number of committee members came to the June 6 Board of Selectmen meeting to seek support toward improving the site.

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Medicine in Cornwall at historical society

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Historical Society’s exhibit and Talk and Tea gatherings will take a very specific theme this summer.
It begins with the June 25 open house tour of Dr. Walker’s home office, 10 a.m. to noon, at the society museum at 19 Pine St., as part of Care to Cure: Medicine in the Era of Dr. W. B. Walker, 1923 to 1978.
The years of Walker’s practice as Cornwall’s town doctor saw dramatic changes in transportation, medical treatment and health insurance that combined to permanently alter small-town medicine and led to the more specialized practices we know today.

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CCS chorus and band take top honors at festival

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CORNWALL — It wasn’t luck but talent — and practice — that earned the Cornwall Consolidated School Band and Chorus three trophies at the Music in the Parks Competition May 13.
Yes, it was Friday the 13th when the 34 students in grade five through eight traveled to Holyoke, Mass., to compete against middle school and junior high school groups from around the region.
The chorus performed at a Congregational church, and the band performed at Holyoke High School. Then it was off to Six Flags New England for the awards ceremony.

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New group to support town businesses

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CORNWALL — The recently formed Economic Development Study Group has decided that the town does indeed require an economic development commission.
The eight members of the study group signed and sent a petition to the Board of Selectmen May 12. It was reviewed at the June 7 board meeting, where the request to put the plan to a public vote was unanimously accepted. It is expected to be on the agenda of the annual town meeting this fall.
Cornwall has never had an economic development commission, according to First Selectman Gordon Ridgway.

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More than just the setbacks

Bigger picture opposition to furnaces
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CORNWALL — A local family’s effort to maintain their outdoor wood-burning furnace (OWF) has met with legal resistance. Their proposal to make prescribed modifications, and limit use to the heating season, was denied by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) after it was discovered it violates local zoning laws. The furnace is shut down.

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New name for Baird’s, but emphasis on the old-fashioned

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CORNWALL — The model is there: a real general store that offers customers all of the essentials. As customers-turned-owners of the newly named Cornwall General Store, Dana and Louise Beecher believe perspective is what is needed to make the business a success.
A lack of experience is not getting in the way of their enthusiasm and confidence. The couple, along with a slightly revamped team, officially takes over the former Baird’s on June 13. But they are already running the Cornwall Bridge village landmark until 3 p.m. every day.

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Gardens, sheds, views on June 18

The 2011 Cornwall Library Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning at the Cornwall Library on Pine Street. A cocktail party will follow, from 5 to 7 p.m., at a barn in north Cornwall. Tickets for the tour are $25. The tour and cocktail party is $50 per person or $80 for two. For more information, call the library at 860-672-6874.

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Tribute paid to soldiers and veterans

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CORNWALL — Thunderstorms threatened Cornwall’s annual Memorial Day parade but by 9 a.m. the clouds, thunder and rain were drifting away allowing Cornwallians to once again hold their special Memorial Day celebrations.

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Decision could take a year

FOI dispute between town, road foreman continues
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CORNWALL — Town officials spent six hours testifying in Hartford May 13 on a Freedom of Information (FOI) complaint filed by former highway department foreman Rick Stone.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said he and another selectman and the town finance officer appeared before a hearing officer who is mediating the case. A draft decision is expected to be sent to the FOI commission as early as June.
Stone filed the complaint Nov. 23, 2010, a month after he resigned from the job following questions about finances and equipment.

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