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CORNWALL — A preliminary plan to provide public access to the Housatonic River at The Bend, south of the Covered Bridge, was presented to the Cornwall Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 5.

Owned by Eversource, the site would be licensed to the town for the proposed use, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway explained. Because the site has a history of industrial uses, the project would not disturb the existing soils; rain run-off would be contained on the site.

Mike Jastremski from the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) and landscape designer...

Cornwall

Lightning takes out a tree, and alas, it’s the wrong one

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CORNWALL — Thunderstorms were bouncing around the area in the mid-afternoon on Friday, May 20. Students at Cornwall Consolidated School ended up heading home in the heaviest rain.
But the real drama came just as they finished loading onto school buses in the main driveway. With a loud crash, a bolt of lightning hit a tree across the road, near the entrance to the parking lot. As the lightning raced to the ground, it tore strips of bark from the trunk, blew them to bits and scattered them hundreds of feet away.

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CCS board: Not ready for full-day K program yet

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CORNWALL — The bottom line on the proposed change to an all-day kindergarten at Cornwall Consolidated School: It won’t happen in the coming school year.
The idea was presented at the April school board meeting by kindergarten teacher Candise Stiewing, who described the benefits of being able to slow the pace of the school day and accommodate the individualized needs of students.

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At town meeting, budgets but also other money topics on agenda

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CORNWALL — The annual town budget meeting, scheduled for May 20, promises to be about much more than the budget. There are four additional spending proposals that could ultimately add to costs for the town in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Vendors bring eggs, bread, art and more to farm market

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CORNWALL — Even as vendors were still arriving and setting up for the Farmers Market on May 14, customers were scooping up freshly baked bread, newly laid eggs, art, tomato seedlings and choice cuts of local beef. Nick the Knife was there, too, waving around steel and expounding on the joys of a well-sharpened prep knife.

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Rescue highlights river danger

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CORNWALL — A 17-year-old girl was rescued from the Housatonic River Sunday afternoon, May 8, with what appeared to be serious injuries, including head and back trauma and a possible broken ankle but which turned out to be just bad bruises.
Cornwall Rescue Chief Skip Kosciusko said she was airlifted to the St. Mary’s Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center in Waterbury.

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A personal look at Rumsey Hall May 21

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CORNWALL — There are lots of stories about Rumsey Hall, the private school that dominated the village from 1906 to 1949. With the demolition of its most prominent building last fall comes a renewed effort to document its place in history.
On Saturday, May 21, the Cornwall Historical Society will host “Rumsey Hall – The Early Days with Lillias Rumsey Sanford.”

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Cornwall River Day

Cornwall River Day was celebrated at Housatonic Meadows State Park Sunday, May 8, as part of the Housatonic Valley Association’s 70th anniversary. The Cornwall Foundation sponsored a community picnic and entertainment included the Grumbling Gryphons Children’s Theater and Sharon Audubon hawks and owls. Picnicking children became actors in “From the River to the Sea” with the Grumbling Gryphons.

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Technology helps create community at Cornwall Library

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CORNWALL — Moving forward with technology can be a controversial issue at local libraries. But as more and more patrons are discovering the many and convenient ways to borrow books and videos, the resistance is waning.
At the Cornwall Library, Director Amy Cady is moving in the direction a real community center. She and her staff are utilizing the facility and resources to full advantage to lengthen an already long list of uses.
During a recent visit, a librarian and patron, chatting, wondered if they were being too loud.

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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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