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CORNWALL — Gardeners and conservationists filled the meeting room at the Cornwall Library on Saturday, April 13, for an illustrated lecture by environmentalist and invasive plant specialist Tom Zetterstrom.

In a talk titled “Three Green Aliens,” Zetterstrom detailed how to recognize and control “aggressive alien” plants through management options including pulling, cutting and spot chemical applications. 

The three monster non-native invasives posing the greatest risk in the Housatonic River region now are: Japanese knotweed, Japanese...

Cornwall

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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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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