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CORNWALL — Maintenance and repair of 14 of the 24 bridges in Cornwall is assured following a town meeting Friday, April 7.  The 25 residents who attended unanimously approved $1.5 million in spending, clearing the way for work to begin on the Flat Rocks Road bridge, the first on the prioritized list prepared by Lenard Engineering.

The project was discussed at the April 4 selectmen’s meeting. Two bids had been submitted for the Flat Rocks Road project.

Having submitted the low bid of $338,899 for the work, Towne and Aurell (contractors from Bantam) were...

Cornwall

The art of crafting a career to suit a restless mind

WEST CORNWALL — For any artist, preparing a gallery show can be an exercise in winnowing. You have your favorite pieces, of course, and the ones you feel highlight your skills or certain aspects of your work. But those aren’t the only considerations. From conceptual criteria such as the theme of the show to mundanities such as the size and shape of the gallery’s walls, circumstances force you to, in the words of English writer Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, murder your darlings.

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Voters approve West Cornwall septic study

CORNWALL — Town residents approved up to $52,000 to study West Cornwall’s water and septic alternatives. Nineteen people voted at a town meeting on Friday, Aug. 12.
Funds will come from the town’s general fund, but a minimum of $45,000 is expected to be reimbursed through state grants and other donations.

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Little Guild expands its services and its mission

CORNWALL — It was Saturday night, Aug. 13, and socialites  along with a former secretary of state were happily posing for photos with “saintly” supporters of a certain kind. 
“It’s very nice to be in a room full of people who don’t think you’re insane if you’re talking to your dog,” Nancy Kissinger smiled, white sequined sweater shimmering as she stood on the stage at the Kent Community House. 

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Pulse of the drummer

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In this new column, we will explore the ways that hobbies (especially ones that connect the head and the hands) can offer serenity and a healthy sense of accomplishment. 
Jim Herity, 66, of Cornwall is the focus of this, our third column. A woodworker and author, he finds joy and peace in drumming, which he has been doing seriously since 1992. He doesn’t use sticks; he prefers to drum with his hands right on the skin. 

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The world as Gyorsok sees it, in new show

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CORNWALL — Chances are that you already have seen the photographs of Lazlo Gyorsok, Cornwall’s prolific chronicler. They are posted regularly on the town’s website, at www.cornwallct.org; they appear frequently in The Lakeville Journal (he is the photographer for the newspaper’s Healing Hands series, among other things); and  they can be seen of course on his  Facebook page. 

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Artists showcase their work in many media at Algrant Show

WEST CORNWALL— One of the highlights of late summer in Cornwall, the Rose Algrant show opened for the 57th time on Friday, Aug. 5. The show, which was held at the Trinity Conference Center in West Cornwall, welcomed more than 300 people over the course of the weekend.

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Bridges, roads discussed

CORNWALL — At the top of the Tuesday, Aug. 2, agenda was the appointment of a new Park and Recreation director. The selectmen hired Jennifer Markow, the current interim director, on the recommendation of Park and Recreation Board Chairman John Sanders. 
Sanders also spoke bout the recent improvements to state roads in town for bikers. Besides having wider shoulders on state roads, a new bike trail, which leads from New York City to Montreal, Canada, passes through Cornwall. 

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Businesses feel the heat

CORNWALL — Due to low rainfall over the past month and unusually high summer temperatures, the water level of the Housatonic River has been significantly lower than usual and businesses reliant on the river’s flow have been adversely affected as a result. 
According to Bridget Sayler, manager at Clarke Outdoors (a boating expedition company in Cornwall), the CFS (cubic feet per second) is the lowest it’s been in years.

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Miner, running for state Senate, likes a challenge

CORNWALL BRIDGE — Craig Miner, currently the Republican state representative for the 66th House District in the General Assembly, said he is running for the state Senate because younger people are leaving the state in search of opportunities elsewhere.
Miner met with a Lakeville Journal reporter over coffee at the Cornwall General Store on Friday morning, July 29. 
He said in the past, people left Connecticut when they retired, in search of a warmer climate and more bang for their retirement buck.

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Bridges, septic and oil on roads at BOS

CORNWALL — Following the first item on the agenda, which was “Aloha,” the Board of Selectmen updated the community on a number of important projects at a two-hour meeting on Tuesday, July 19.

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