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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

The Cornwall literary scene shows off its stuff

CORNWALL — “There are an incredible number of writers in Cornwall,” Marie Prentice said, a spring in her nimble voice and slight arch of the eyebrow, suggesting this fact was so well known there was something wry in stating it at all. 
“The Write Stuff” was organized by Prentice as part of a series of lectures and presentations coinciding with the Cornwall Historical Society’s Artists and Authors exhibit. 

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They came, they saw, they were recruited to volunteer

CORNWALL — “It’s a very interesting place, I congratulate anyone who’s moved here on your selection,” First Selectman Gordon Ridgway said, welcoming newcomers to town at the appropriately dubbed Newcomers Tea. 
The tea was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Cornwall Library in conjunction with The Chronicle’s 25th anniversary party. It did not feature any tea that could be immediately found, but there was wine, and there were newcomers. 

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Toasting 25 years and a town full of contributors

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Opening hearts, changing the world

CORNWALL — Although the Trinity Retreat Center isn’t expected to open until the summer of 2017, the campus is already buzzing with activity.  
After Trinity Wall Street put the property on the market in 2012, the secluded site in West Cornwall was left dormant for multiple years.

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How to protect an ailing Housatonic River

CORNWALL — The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) paid tribute to state Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) at its annual meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, for her life-long environmental advocacy and legislative efforts.
Willis has served for eight terms (16 years) as state representative for the 64th District, which includes Torrington, Cornwall, Sharon, Salisbury, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, Canaan (Falls Village) and North Canaan. She will retire at the end of this year.

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The rural gambling scene’s own version of ‘craps’

CORNWALL — On Saturday morning, Sept. 10, Tom Barrett, who serves as the treasurer for the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department, had set up a perimeter on the field neighboring Town Hall  for the annual cow chip contest. 
This is the 25th anniversary of the Agricultural Fair, as well as of the Cow Chip contest. The origin of the idea? No one knows. 

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‘Faith, faith, faith,’ even for those on four legs

CORNWALL — “You know what’s amazing about an animal blessing?” said the Rev. Bob Pohl of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, ignoring the amazement that there is such a contemporary thing as “an animal blessing” at all. “All of the animals start to get along. The dogs and the cats have a calm that sets in. It’s a neat vision almost of heaven, a circle of humans and animals in peace.”

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Quintessential country festival hits 25th anniversary

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Rummage sale

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CORNWALL — There’s an old adage that says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The Cornwall Woman’s Society chose to ignore that advice and, for it’s 90th annual rummage sale, changed locations, though the sale had been held for decades at three locations. Shoppers knew to seek out better furniture at Town Hall, clothing at Mohawk ski area and a bounteous assortment of “everything else” at the Church of Christ parish house. 

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The fiber optic Frontier

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CORNWALL — Frontier Communications came to all the towns in Connecticut with a partnership offer earlier this year, following its 2014 purchase of a Southern New England Telecommunications (SNET) network here from AT&T.

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