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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

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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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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