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CORNWALL — Three hours after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Cornwall residents gathered at Town Hall to share stories of family members who served in the military and came home to Cornwall. 

Stories of World War I — the war to end all wars — became part of a conversation about war experiences during the century elapsed since the 1918 armistice.

“It was the first modern war,” Lisa Simont, president of the Cornwall Historical Society, said of World War I, as she introduced a program fashioned to be a community conversation...

Cornwall

Cell phone reception under study

CORNWALL — Poor phone signal strength throughout the town was discussed by the Cornwall selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
While her husband drove, Selectman Priscilla Pavel reported that she had mapped AT&T signal strength using her own cell phone. She said that they drove over every road in town, never finding more than one or two “bars.”  
She noted that outgoing calls fail if there is just one bar.  Using the data she collected, she said that she would create a map showing where there is no service.

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A fair lady

Among the many attractions at the Cornwall Ag Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, was Jahana Hayes, candidate for the 5th District in Congress. It was her first time holding a chicken. For a story and more photos from the fair, see Celebrating the good old days.

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Getting to work after Labor Day

Work began on schedule on West Cornwall’s historic Covered Bridge. It is expected to take one month; during that time, travelers will need to find alternate routes for entering the village.

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New social services head needed

CORNWALL — After two and a half years of service as Cornwall’s Director of Social Services, Jane Sellery, has resigned from her post. That resignation was received with regret from both sides at the regular meeting of the selectmen on Tuesday, August 21.
Sellery will remain in her position until the end of August, before moving to North Carolina with her husband, David, who has been named to a position with that state’s new bishop, as the Diocesan Canon for Congregational Mission.

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Plans for The Bend approved at town meeting

CORNWALL — After what some estimated as 30 to 40 years of discussion about numerous plans for The Bend in the Housatonic River, 80 voters at a Cornwall town meeting on Friday, Aug. 24, unanimously approved the most recent plan.
That plan includes parking spaces and drainage improvements at The Bend, which is a section of the river near the West Cornwall Covered Bridge. 
Although Connecticut Light and Power (also known as Eversource, the region’s electricity provider) will retain ownership, the parcel will be licensed to the town. 

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New curator brings experience and new ideas

CORNWALL — Eager to take the reins at the Cornwall Historical Society, newly appointed curator Suzie Fateh was already hard at work in her first week, envisioning, planning and organizing.
“I’m doing lots of reading and learning how things have been done here,” Fateh said, obviously enthusiastic about the prospects of the historical society and its context within the Cornwall community. 

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Town meeting Aug. 24 on plans for Bend

Plans to provide public access to the Housatonic River at The Bend in West Cornwall will be offered for approval at a special town meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
As part of their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Board of Selectmen signed the call for a meeting that would authorize them to enter into a five-year license agreement with Eversource Energy, to enable the public to use the 3-acre parcel owned by Eversource at The Bend.

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A full house at art show benefits housing group

Now in its 59th year of celebrating art in Cornwall, the Rose Algrant Art Show welcomed hundreds of art lovers to its opening reception on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall. 
The show continued until Sunday, Aug. 12.

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Snake Watch

WEST CORNWALL — James Saunders sent an email on July 30 with a photo of a rattlesnake and the following explanation.
“I live in West Cornwall and have been reading The Lakeville Journal for 35 years. I have seen and read photos and stories of animals in your paper over the years. We have bears on the property and have seen bobcats and a mountain lion. 
“Today I saw something new: this rattlesnake on West Cornwall road, halfway between Sharon and West Cornwall.”

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New owners to take over Stonewall Farm

CORNWALL — A small herd of cows is assured of grazing space following a town meeting on Tuesday, July 10. The vote will award a lease of 99 acres and a barn along Kent Road to Jeff and Sarah Casel. 
The property was formerly owned by the Lorch family. The town acquired it in 2006.
The 16 residents at the meeting voted unanimously to approve the plan. The lease will require payment of $200 annually. The Casels are planning to start with a small herd of 18 to 20 cows. They plan to sell milk, meat and eggs.

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