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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...

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Angela Ule

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Angela Ule, beloved wife of Max, passed away on April 8, 2017, while in hospice care near their home in Connecticut.

Bridge construction methods studied

CORNWALL — Bridge floor materials were considered at the June 6 meeting of the Cornwall Board of Selectmen, as they discussed the merits of concrete and other construction methods in connection with the scheduled replacement of the Smith Place bridge.

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Books, blooms and edible possibilities draw crowds in Cornwall

CORNWALL — By all standards, the Books and Blooms weekend fundraiser to benefit the Cornwall Public Library was a huge success. Perfect weather on June 9 and 10 greeted the Friday lecture event at the library and the Saturday showcase garden tour focusing on vegetable gardens.

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Long after the smoke has cleared, memories linger on

CORNWALL — Remembering what was to become the longest burning brush fire in state history, a capacity audience gathered at Cornwall Town Hall on Saturday, May 20, to learn the cause, relive the drama of the long fight and consider the present status of the area blackened by the great Flat Rocks fire that started in late October 2016 and continued to burn for two and a half months.

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You, too, can grow a beautiful, edible garden

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Library’s June fundraiser, Books and Blooms, will have a focus on farm-to-table vegetable gardens this year. 
The event, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, will feature designer and food and garden writer Ellen Ecker Ogden and tours of five gardens in Cornwall and Falls Village. 

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‘Shade and beauty for the CCS community’

CORNWALL — Students and teachers at Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) gathered in front of the school’s main entrance on Friday to celebrate the presentation of the eighth-grade class gift, a Japanese cherry tree. 
“We wanted to leave something here for everyone to enjoy,” said eighth-grader Abby Larson during the presentation. “This tree will grow along with this year’s kindergarten class and be grown when they are.” 

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New copier, smaller goal posts to come from unexpended funds

CORNWALL — The use of $20,000 in unexpended funds from the 2016-17 budget to save money in the 2017-18 budget was approved at the May 17 meeting of the Board of Education at Cornwall Consolidated School.
“We expect significant unexpended funds to return to the town,” Cornwall Consolidated School (CCS) Principal Michael Croft reported.

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Honoring the fallen and those who continue to serve

CORNWALL — Small groups of veterans and their loved ones gathered in a gray drizzle in the center of West Cornwall at around 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, their uniforms crisp and ready to be worn once again for the Seaman’s Memorial Service. They were there to honor their fallen brothers and sisters, and the predicted rain was not going to stop them from performing the annual tradition. 

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Pedestrian crosswalk plan moves a step

CORNWALL — A pedestrian-activated signal will soon help ensure safety in West Cornwall village. The selectmen voted to approve spending for an engineering plan for the signal at their May 16 meeting.
The selectmen expect to get a state grant to pay for the installation work, estimated at between $10,000 and $15,000.

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And the sun shone brightly

CORNWALL — The sun peeked out and the weather was glorious for a townwide Cornwall “stroll” held on Saturday, May 20. Events in Cornwall Bridge and West Cornwall included live music, fly-fishing demonstrations, a wine tasting and the West Cornwall Farm Market, held as always on the Wish House lawn. It was also the opening day of a new Corwnall Co-op Market in the center of town, on the Green. 

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