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CORNWALL  — Installing a new crosswalk in Cornwall will mean that the area will be designated as a no-passing zone, according to discussion at the Tuesday, Nov. 7, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said that he has spoken with project engineer Scott Hesketh who had, in turn, heard from the state Department of Transportation (DOT). The crosswalk is designed to extend between the market in Cornwall Bridge and the lumber yard.

The DOT has recommended elimination of the passing zone in front of the lumber yard. There are also other...

Cornwall

Resurrection of Trinity center is almost complete

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

WEST CORNWALL — The guest house at the Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall is now almost fully renovated, meaning the center could re-open as soon as this autumn.
The community was invited in on Saturday, July 29, to see the stately building and the adjoining historic stone chapel, to visit with a recently rescued family of donkeys (including a new baby, born after the rescue) and to listen to live music and eat handmade pizza cooked in a fire truck. 

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Some positive notes in a bad budget year

CORNWALL — Collection of overdue taxes brought greater-than-anticipated revenue to the town, as discussed by the selectmen at their Tuesday, July 18, meeting in reviewing year-end figures to be submitted to the finance board.
“The town clerk took in more fees than budgeted,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway reported, reviewing the revenue side of the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017.  

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Back in three sites, rummage sale is a huge hit

CORNWALL — During one of the busiest weekends of the summer in Cornwall, the 61st annual Woman’s Society Rummage Sale from July 15 to 17 went off without a hitch.
This year, shoppers hunted for everything from books and clothes to electronics and art in three different locations around Cornwall: the Congregational Church in Cornwall Village, Town Hall and Mohawk Mountain.

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Railroad sprays tracks again despite new bill

CORNWALL — More herbicide was sprayed on the railroad tracks last month, just days before a bill was passed at the state Legislature forbidding the railroad company from spraying herbicides without consulting towns first (see article, Page A1).
The selectmen discussed the issue at their July 5 meeting. 

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Despite appearances, renovations are in progress at North Cornwall Meeting House

CORNWALL — An imposing, even inspiring, structure in North Cornwall has historic connections to an important year in our national history. Although renovation work appears to have slowed or paused at the site, residents close to the project indicate that scheduled work is proceeding.  
Commenting on the project, Ginny Potter said that work should have been completed last summer. The contractor needs to finish structural work on the steeple, along with repairs and painting. Completed aspects are the windows and other painting projects on the building.

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Cornwall celebrates the rites of summer

CORNWALL — Everything happens on Pine Street in Cornwall. It may seem like the quiet part of this rural town, but when called upon for a celebration, whether a gallery opening at the library or a lively writers’ circle at Town Hall, Pine Street brings the crowds, ready with spirit and enthusiasm. 
July 1 was no different, starting the month off right with the annual July Fest celebration, sponsored by Cornwall Park and Recreation. 

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Schools must learn to share

CORNWALL — Finding ways to reduce expenses by sharing non-curricular services in 2017-18 drew the attention of the Cornwall Board of Education at their meeting Wednesday, June 21.
“We are looking for anything we can do together,” Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain said, describing efforts to find reductions by cooperating with other schools within Region  One, or even outside of the region.  

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Study: More cars speed going south

CORNWALL — Results of a recent traffic study in West Cornwall are in, and were discussed at the Tuesday, June 20, meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen.  
Selectman Richard Bramley reviewed some findings of the study of traffic volume and speed where routes 7 and 4 meet, saying that he found them interesting.  
“There is more traffic on Thursdays and Fridays,” he said, adding that traffic going south travels at a higher rate of speed than traffic going north. 

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Exhuming the dark corners of the Mission School

CORNWALL — Two-hundred years of history drew visitors to Cornwall for a two-day series of events to examine the Foreign Mission School (FMS).  
Descendants of 19th-century students at the school brought the times and culture a fresh perspective.
The events on June 17 and 18 included a tour of the Foreign Mission School steward’s house (a National Landmark), a lecture on Native American history in the Northwest Corner, a performance of an original play commemorating the Mission School and a Sunday afternoon forum.

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Regret and appreciation at CCS promotion ceremony

CORNWALL — Nine eighth-graders took the stage Monday night, June 19, to celebrate the completion of their years at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS). 
“This class has made concrete contributions to this community, and tonight we are celebrating what they have accomplished.” said CCS Principal Michael Croft, who delivered the opening remarks. He then welcomed Abigail Larson, the first student speaker, to the stage. 
Larson reflected on her nine years at CCS and the friendships she had made among her classmates. 

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