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CORNWALL — The West Cornwall Septic Study Group continues to meet monthly and gather information and discuss options at the neighborhood level, seeking a solution everyone can agree on.

At the Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting the group heard a report from First Selectman Gordon Ridgway about a recent visit to Old Saybrook to learn more about their septic systems and how they work. 

He reported that each Old Saybrook homeowner is free to find an individual septic system. Therefore, some are underground systems, some are above-ground systems. Some work better than...

Cornwall

Independence Day fun

Cornwall residents and visitors celebrated July 4th a few days early, on Saturday, June 30, just before the heat wave began.

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New docks are due at Hammond Beach

CORNWALL — A brand-new four-wheel drive pay loader will soon be delivered to the town; the selectmen approved full payment of $138,265 for the vehicle at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 19.
The John Deere pay loader is being purchased through W. I. Clark of Wallingford, a dealer in construction equipment. The price includes a two-year extended warranty. 
 The old grader brought a trade-in of $35,000. First Selectman Gordon Ridgway reported that the cost is easily covered by the existing balance in the equipment fund.

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Class of 2018: Bonds strengthened, not broken

CORNWALL — Celebrating the achievements of the two members of its eighth-grade class, the 2018 promotion ceremony at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) went off without a hitch on Wednesday, June 20. 
Both students, Reilly Hedden and Gavin Budny, presented themselves with individuality and confidence, crediting their nine years together at the school as helping to form them into capable teen leaders in their school and community.

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Inspired by Malala, Hedden state rep for day

CORNWALL — Just hours before her promotion ceremony from Cornwall Consolidated School, eighth-grader Reilly Hedden was honored June 20 by state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) for an essay she wrote about the public figure she most admires.
This is the first year in which Ohler has organized the competition, which was open to students in schools in the Region One School District, the Region Seven School District and Torrington. 

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New plans for The Bend discussed

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.

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Bugs, students and a day in the stream

CORNWALL — Lots of bugs inhabiting a stream is a good thing. The children who attend the after-school program at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) learned a lot about those bugs on Wednesday, May 23, in a stream across the street from their school.
Staff from the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) offered a program called Get River Smart, one of a series of programs they have designed for youngsters to learn about waterways. 

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Lynden B. Miller’s message of hope grows on

“Do something to make the world a more beautiful place.” 

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Double the farm-fresh fun in Cornwall

CORNWALL — Again this summer, lovers of farmers markets will have two to enjoy in Cornwall, both in full swing from May through October, and both offering farm-fresh delights to patrons who come to look, buy or just visit with friends, neighbors and new acquaintances.
The original Cornwall Farm Market is open Saturdays on the lawn at the Wish House in West Cornwall (near the Covered Bridge) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors can park and stroll around the village, enjoy the river and find items tasty and intriguing at the market.  

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Seeking grace in honoring lives lost

As is traditional, Cornwall celebrated Memorial Day with three services. 
One was the Seamen’s Service at 11 a.m. at the historic Covered Bridge. Members of the Cornwall Post 9856 VFW Post processed, with flags, through the village to the old-fashioned directional sign, where Richard Sears offered an invocation in remembrance of  “all who have been, and who are today, members of the United States Armed Services.”

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Revealing plans for The Bend

CORNWALL — Plans for preliminary upgrades at The Bend, south of the Covered Bridge in West Cornwall, will be provided by Eversource in early June, according to a project report heard at the Tuesday, May 15, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway reported that initial improvements will include bringing in fill to level the area, installing a public toilet and providing river access for filling a fire department tanker truck.

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