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CORNWALL — The art was flying out of the studios at supremely reasonable prices amid smiles from artists and buyers alike during the 14th annual Cornwall Open Studios event, a town-wide celebration of art and artists held on Saturday, Aug. 31. 

Perfect weather and the open studio doors attracted art buyers and the curious to 11 studios and galleries located throughout Cornwall. Finding the studio locations was part of the fun.

At Robert Parker’s studio near West Cornwall village, Parker’s wife, Judy, fielded rapid-fire questions in the studio...

Cornwall

New purpose for old boards binds Cornwall

CORNWALL — The massive ball of yarn is a two-and-a-half ton hunk of intricately carved bluestone.
The pair of 13-foot wood knitting needles propped up against it are repurposed bridge boards.

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Annual town meeting set for Nov. 16

CORNWALL — Preparing the five-year capital spending plan for approval by the Board of Finance was on the agenda for the Cornwall Board of Selectmen at their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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Circling around a variety of septic plans

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. 

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Work made from bridge boards in show on Oct. 20

CORNWALL — There will be a show of work created from the former floor boards of the Covered Bridge in West Cornwall. The show will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Trinity Retreat Center on River Road in West Cornwall.
The exhibit will  be part of the annual Newcomers Tea. All are welcome. 

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Sniffing, panting and running at Run and Wag 5K

CORNWALL — It was all about Cornwall and the good work of The Little Guild pet adoption program as the fifth annual Run and Wag 5K competition got underway under a persistent light rain on Saturday morning, Oct. 13.
By noon, things had cleared and the skies brightened a bit, just in time for the start of the race.

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Waggers

Lindsay Collette and Buster were among participants in The Little Guild’s Run & Wag fundraiser held Saturday, Oct. 13, in Cornwall. Story, photos, visit Sniffing, panting and running at Run and Wag 5K.

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Clay Way was a weekend outing to get fired up about

CORNWALL — Susan Darinzo and her daughter, Alex, had just returned from touring two South Kent pottery studios on Saturday, Oct. 6. Todd Piker’s Cornwall Bridge Pottery was next on their list.
 “I just bought a beautiful Christmas ornament that looks like a watercolor painting at Stone Fences in Kent,” said Darinzo, a resident of Warren. She was referring to the nearby location of Alison Palmer’s studio, where fellow clay artists Linda Boston and Tom White were also participating in the 2018 Clay Way event. 

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Readying for any contingency

CORNWALL — The Board of Selectmen approved appointment of Diane Beebe to serve as the town’s Emergency Medical Services director at its Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting.
For most of her professional life, Beebe has worked in civil emergency preparedness, said First Selectman Gordon Ridgway, adding that she has been involved with the Cornwall volunteer fire department for the past eight years. She has also worked in emergency animal rescue programs.

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Braving rain, and shame, to share stories of abuse

CORNWALL — Like tears from above, the gentle patter of raindrops punctuated the silence as the names of 15 victims of domestic violence were read. The youngest was 21, the oldest 83. They were mothers and daughters. Fathers and sons. Friends and neighbors. They lived in big cities and small towns across Connecticut. And they were all killed at the hands of their partners.

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Little Guild’s new exec races ahead

CORNWALL — Ready for the opportunity to guide The Little Guild pet shelter into a vibrant future, Abigail Cusick began her service as executive director on Sept. 24.
Her four months as a volunteer cemented Cusick’s commitment to the nonprofit animal rescue organization in West Cornwall.  She resides in nearby Falls Village.

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