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The Bend opened for river access

The official opening of The Bend public access point along the Housatonic River on Saturday, May 25, drew dignitaries, but the ribbon cutting went to the next generation: Ruby Lintner, 10, and her sister Vera, 8. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL — Against a backdrop of river kayakers and rafters negotiating the Housatonic’s rushing current, Cornwall officials and residents gathered at The Bend in the river, just below the Covered Bridge, to cut the ribbon for the new boat launch facility there, on Saturday, May 25.

The ceremony marked an 11-year process coming to fruition, noted Mike Jastremski, Watershed Conservation Director for the Housatonic Valley Association. 

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