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CORNWALL — Signs are up signaling the start of work to replace the Flat Rocks Road bridge. The Cornwall selectmen heard a progress report at their Tuesday, Sept. 5, meeting and learned that the road was expected to close to traffic on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

“The project is underway,” bridge advisor Roger Kane reported. Utility poles will be relocated to make room for the work.

The contractor will remove the existing bridge floor and prepare for delivery of the new bridge pieces, slated to arrive on site on Sept. 19. The project is being overseen by Brandon O...

Cornwall

Town budget draft shows 2% rise

Following discussion of some proposed increases, the Cornwall Board of Selectmen approved their proposed municipal budget at their Feb. 7 meeting, clearing the way for consideration by the Board of Finance. 
The budget shows an approximate 2 percent spending increase for next year. Requests for increases have come from the public library, the adult day care program, and others totaling $8,200.

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Infants welcome, more castles anticipated at the Child Center

It was Thursday morning, and important things were happening at the Cornwall Child Center.
Young L.P. Juliano was building a road for her cars, while Stephany Quezada constructed a multi-colored castle. Cornwall’s up-and-coming artist, June Herman-Botto, brainstormed an ocean painting — this one would be her “masterpiece.”
Cornwall Child Center’s director, Amy Bresson, explained the center’s own project: an expansion of its infant-toddler program.

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Fatality after skier, boarder collide at Mohawk slope

CORNWALL — A skier and a snowboarder collided on the slopes at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8:15 p.m.
The skier was Lisa Kelly, 46, of Brookfield, Conn. Ski Patrol members immediately responded to the accident and provided first aid until Cornwall ambulance EMTs arrived and transported her to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. 
The snowboarder was not identified in statements from the state police or the ski area.

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The ardor and the awe of the Camino Portugues

A talk by West Cornwall resident Brenda Underwood attracted 30 residents to the Cornwall Library on Thursday, Feb. 2, to hear details of her 400-mile trek along Portugal’s scenic Camino Portugues, which is also known as The Royal Way. 
The talk was part of a Women’s Society of Cornwall series of library lectures.
The rigorous hike took the entire month of May 2016 to complete. Underwood was joined for the final 150 miles by her daughter, Mirelle, of New York City. She described it as “a delightful experience” for both. 

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At septic system meeting, questions and answers

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On a chilly Friday night, Jan. 20, about two dozen people came to Cornwall Consolidated School for an hour-long primer on the wastewater study that is about to begin for the village of West Cornwall.
The meeting was hosted by the West Cornwall Water/Septic Study Group (which holds open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month; for time and place, check the town website). Chairman Todd Piker opened the meeting and introduced study group members who were there, including Vice Chair Libby Mitchell.  

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Town residents gather to plan their future

Continuing cooperation and dialogue were central to Saturday’s annual town planning meeting, which drew more than 60 residents to Cornwall Consolidated School to hear representatives from several town boards review progress and plans.

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At septic system meeting, questions and answers

cythiah@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — On a chilly Friday night, about two dozen people came to Cornwall Consolidated School for an hour-long primer on the wastewater study that is about to begin for the village of West Cornwall.
The meeting was hosted by the West Cornwall Water/Septic Study Group (which holds open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month; for time and place, check the town website). Chairman Todd Piker opened the meeting and introduced study group members who were there, including Vice Chair Libby Mitchell.  

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All is shipshape at Duke Besozzi’s lumberyard

CORNWALL — The massive white oak trees that dot the hillside at Salisbury’s Town Grove are cherished both as sentinels of the town’s history and for their awesome appearance. When they die, they remain appreciated for their incomparable value — sometimes even in places worlds away from the Northwest Corner.
A few years ago, Duke Besozzi of Cornwall, owner of New England Naval Timbers, received a call from Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand, notifying him about a dead white oak from the Grove that needed to be taken down.

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His best work is underwater

Duke Besozzi of New England Naval Timbers in Cornwall describes trees and their reuses to Lakeville Journal reporter Gabe Lefferts.  For story, more photos, Click Here.

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Civic Life program now offered statewide

CORNWALL — In 2008, when documentary filmmakers Dominique Lasseur and Catherine Tatge of Cornwall embarked on a documentary series about democracy for public television, they felt that something was missing: the right audience.
“We realized that the people we really wanted to address were young people,” Lasseur said in an interview with The Lakeville Journal. He described young people as being “alienated and disconnected from public life.”
He and Tatge sought to remedy that societal ailment.

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