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CORNWALL — Town residents and public officials came together to consider the proposed 2017-18 budget at a public hearing Friday, April 21, at Cornwall Consolidated School. Conducted by the finance board, the meeting drew about 35 residents to hear an overview of both the selectmen’s budget and the budget proposed by the education board.

Finance board Chair John LaPorta termed the overall proposals as “nothing extraordinary” as he opened the meeting. 

The selectmen’s budget shows an increase of 2.23 percent to $1,902,494, up from the...

Cornwall

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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Learning about services for elders at Triad

CORNWALL — Roughly 20 seniors gathered at the Cornwall Library on Wednesday, July 20, for the Northwest Corner Triad presentation. The organization holds quarterly presentations around the area, offering information on resources for seniors in the surrounding communities. 
Last week, five organizations presented to the group about the programs and services they offer. 

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Getting back to basics with building, bonding, Brien, Mailer and art

CORNWALL — “Cornwall has a rich and deep artistic tradition, and it’s so great to have current artists, like Danielle Mailer and Joe Brien, who are carrying on this tradition,” Karen Doeblin, president of the Cornwall Historical Society, said.
It was a sun-baked Saturday morning (July 23), and she had escaped the heat by standing in the shade of the white canopy stretched over the society’s front lawn. 

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Rummage sale a highlight of the summer season

CORNWALL — More than a hundred cars were packed into the Mohawk Mountain parking lot early in the morning on Saturday, July 16. It was the first day of Cornwall Woman’s Society’s 90th Rummage Sale. 
The popular sale, which stretches over three days and requires more than 100 volunteers, is one of the high points of Cornwall’s summer season. 

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Bridges might be top priority

CORNWALL — In a lively meeting on July 5, the Cornwall Board of Selectmen reached conclusions on a number of projects facing the town. 

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