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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

So far so good on town winter snow budget

CORNWALL — Now halfway through the 2017-18 budget year, the Cornwall Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and reviewed totals in expenditures and revenues, satisfied that both are in balance and on course as projected. The fiscal year begins on July 1.

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Covered Bridge will get new steel, deck

CORNWALL — Expected to take 224 days to complete, work on repairs to West Cornwall’s historic Covered Bridge has begun, according to an update heard by the Board of Selectmen at their Dec. 19 meeting.
Reporting on the work was Roger Kane, consultant to the selectmen on bridges in town. 
The project is expected to cost $1.3 million. The bridge will remain open to traffic during most of that time, although it will be closed for 29 days next September, beginning on or about Labor Day weekend. 

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Regional programs eyed

CORNWALL — Shared youth and family services and regionalized public programs are being explored by the Cornwall Board of Selectmen as an economically efficient way for area towns to meet the needs of residents now and in the future.  The selectmen met on Dec. 19 to hear presentations by representatives of two regional service organizations.

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Remembering the roots of Christmas

The United Church of Christ in Cornwall, Congregational’s annual Community Christmas Pageant was held on Sunday, Dec. 10.  Area children and adults took part, as did one dog dressed as a sheep. The annual pageant is a favorite Cornwall tradition that begins the Christmas season.

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Where T-shirts come from is related in history show

CORNWALL — Drawn by an interest in T-shirts, area art enthusiasts flocked to the Saturday, Dec. 16, opening of the historical society’s winter pop-up exhibit, Cornwall in T-shirts, where 54 were on display.
The idea for the exhibit came from Connie Steuerwalt, according to historical society Executive Director Jamie Cantoni, who said that the idea has been under consideration for several years. It was only this year that the T-shirt show became the theme of an experimental idea to mount a mid-winter exhibit.

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Berkshire Theatre Group’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Pittsfield

Celebrate the holiday tradition of  “A Christmas Carol” with the whole family as The Berkshire Theatre Group performs this timeless Dickens classic at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 
This community production runs through Dec. 22. Tickets: Adults: $38 Children 16 and under: $28.
The Colonial Theatre is located at 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. For tickets and more information call 413-997-4444 or go to www. berkshiretheatregroup.org.

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Selectmen plan for bridge repairs

CORNWALL — The next round of bridge repairs was discussed at the Tuesday, Dec. 5, meeting of the Board of Selectmen. The work will be funded with $1.5 million borrowed last year.
Under discussion are repairs to West Cornwall bridges on Ford Hill Road, Smith Place and the town road to the gravel bank.  The Flat Rocks Road bridge was repaired last summer.

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A happy handmade holiday

The United Church of Christ in Cornwall held its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2, with wreaths, crafts, food and holiday spirit in abundance.

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Cornwall ready to tackle big issues

CORNWALL — Cornwall town officials are rolling up their sleeves and getting ready to take a fresh look at ongoing problems in the town.
As a first step, they welcomed Priscilla Pavel to the Board of Selectmen; she was elected on Nov. 7 and attended her first meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
First Selectman Gordon Ridgway and incumbent Selectman Richard Bramley offered brief welcoming remarks.  

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Bear Watch: Enough already with bears eating bird seed

CORNWALL — Lazlo Gyorsok is annoyed about the bears coming to his house and treating the bird feeders as though they were an ursine cafeteria.
“I’m considering not feeding the birds,” he said in an email on Nov. 27. 
The email was accompanied by these astonishingly clear photos of the bear in a tree outside  his house. 
“I took these photos right from my kitchen window,” he said. “The bears are here now practically every day.”

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