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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

Bustling and beautiful Algrant art show

CORNWALL — The 58th Rose Algrant Art show opening was bustling on Friday night, Aug. 11, in Cornwall. By 7:30 p.m., Alden Weigold, who was counting the number of people walking in, had counted 276 people. The opening was held from 5 to 8 p.m.; the show was also open Saturday and Sunday.
This is the second year the show (a Cornwall tradition) has been held at the Trinity Conference Center in West Cornwall. The show moved to Trinity after being held for many years at  Cornwall Consolidated School. 

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Flat Rocks Road will close on Sept. 11

CORNWALL — Replacement of the Flat Rocks Road bridge is scheduled to begin around Aug. 28. The road will be closed to motorists on Sept. 11.
Roger Kane, bridge adviser to the town, made a report at the Aug. 1 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. 

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Resurrection of Trinity center is almost complete

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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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