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CORNWALL — During one of the busiest weekends of the summer in Cornwall, the 61st annual Woman’s Society Rummage Sale from July 15 to 17 went off without a hitch.

This year, shoppers hunted for everything from books and clothes to electronics and art in three different locations around Cornwall: the Congregational Church in Cornwall Village, Town Hall and Mohawk Mountain.

Although the sale was held in three locations again, after it had only been at Mohawk Mountain and Town Hall last year, returning rummagers might have noticed that things had been moved around...

Cornwall

Rivers and roads are getting spruced up

By Gabe Lefferts

 

CORNWALL — A report has been released by the state Department of Transportation (DOT)with ways to improve traffic safety in downtown Cornwall Bridge, at the intersections of routes 4 and 7.

The report is the result of an audit the DOTconducted at the site in June of this year.

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Environment aided by HVA auction

WASHINGTON DEPOT — The fan flurry of the first Gilmore Girls Weekend swept through Washington Depot, Conn., in October like an autumn storm. 
But on Sunday, Nov. 6, the town held a more longstanding (and traditionally even more star-studded) insider local event: the Housatonic Valley Association’s Auction for the Environment. 

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Dinneen, Sullivan leave Little Guild following charges

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CORNWALL — The Little Guild of St. Francis announced today that its executive director has resigned and its shelter manager has been let go, following their arrests last week on 14 counts of improper importation of animals into the state. 

The charges were against the two women personally and not against the facility, which is a no-kill shelter and also describes itself as a pet adoption center.

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Town report presented at annual town meeting

CORNWALL — All three agenda items presented to the town meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27 — the 2015-2016 town report, a five-year capital plan and a budget transfer of $23,910 — were approved unanimously.
Twenty-three people were in attendance. Lisa Simont served as moderator.
The annual report, which features reports from town offices, boards, commissions and civic organizations, can be viewed at www.cornwallct.org. It may also be picked up at several locations throughout town.

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The beauty of going green, at Cornwall fair

CORNWALL — Thirty years ago, Gordon Ridgway came to a conclusion that he insists still rings true today. Cornwall can, he said at the gymnasium podium at Cornwall Consolidated School, become a self-sustaining community.
“If this area put its mind to it,” he said, “we could become energy self-sufficient.”

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DOA charges against two women at Little Guild

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CORNWALL — An arrest warrant for Heather Dinneen and Elizabeth Sullivan of the Little Guild has 15 charges against each of the women, dating back to a series of visits from the state Department of Agriculture (DOA) that began in December 2015 and continued to August 2016.
The warrant begins with a visit by two state inspectors in July 2016, following a complaint against the shelter.  DOA inspector Kelli Peet did not return a call asking for background, such as who had filed the complaint.

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Little Guild will take ‘swift and appropriate action’ following charges

CORNWALL — The executive director and shelter manager of the Little Guild Pet Adoption Center in Cornwall were charged this week with multiple failures relating to the importation of animals from out of state. The charges were made by the state Department of Agriculture (DOA) and resulted in the arrest of the two women, Heather Dinneen and Liz Sullivan, on Oct. 5. 

See story, Page A14, for details.

Both were able to post their $2,500 bonds and were back at work after the arrests. 

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An intimate look at Muslim culture in Connecticut

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CORNWALL  — Congregants at the Cornwall United Church of Christ (UCC), Congregational, explored several questions regarding Muslim culture and identity on Sunday, Oct. 16.
A group of 17 people gathered in the church library after the  regular Sunday service. Joining them was Jane Smith, the first female professor at Harvard Divinity School, who offered to share what she knows about Muslim-Christian relations.
The setting was intimate; the group sat in a large circle and spoke face to face.

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Cars, houses and trails at Going Green Fair

CORNWALL —  On Saturday, Oct. 29, a Going Green Fair will celebrate the work done by the Energy Task Force, Cornwall Conservation Trust, Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) and the Housing Development Corporation over the last 10 years.
“A decade ago, we kicked off a big energy effort in the town,” Katherine Freygang said in an interview last week. 

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Brush fire expands in Flat Rock

CORNWALL — A dry season, one dangerous lightning bolt and an Indian summer in mid-October all contributed to the rapid expansion of a long-burning brush fire late last week in the Wyantenock State Forest near Flat Rocks Road.

The fire began in mid-September.

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