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Painter Sandy Dolinsky (right) spoke with attendees at the opening reception of “Celebrating Light,” the new group art show at the UCC Parish House. Photo by Riley Klein

Cornwall show celebrates light

CORNWALL — The opening reception for “Celebrating Light,” a new group art show at the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) Parish House in Cornwall, was held on Sunday, Jan. 29.

The gallery featured picturesque landscapes and serene nature scenes from three area painters: Sandy Dolinsky, Sybil M. Perry, and Robert Adzema.


The covered bridge in West Cornwall was damaged on Dec. 23. After a couple weeks of repair work and limited hours of operation, the bridge is fixed and things are back to normal. Photo by Riley Klein

Cornwall covered bridge back in action

CORNWALL — Repairs on the covered bridge in  West Cornwall have been completed and the Housatonic River crossing was fully reopened on  Tuesday, Jan. 17.

All but two of the 23 main trusses that support the bridge had to be completely replaced and 10 of the metal pockets which house the trusses required re-welding.


Brian Saccardi demonstrated charge separation as a form of generating electricity at the Cornwall Library on Saturday, Jan. 7. Photo by Riley Klein

Electricity with citrus circuits

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Library was buzzing as two area experts led a discussion and demonstration on electricity on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Local electrician Steve Saccardi teamed up with his son and UMass Amherst PhD student Brian Saccardi to provide insight on the fundamentals of electricity.


The covered bridge in West Cornwall reopened for vehicles during limited hours and days while repairs proceed. Photo by Riley Klein

Cornwall bridge partially reopened

CORNWALL — Cornwall’s Board of Selectmen reviewed an eventful holiday week at their first meeting of 2023 on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The primary topic of conversation was the closure of West Cornwall’s covered bridge, which had been closed since a pick-up truck towing an excavator drove the length of the bridge on Friday, Dec. 23.


Dr. Anna Timell of Cornwall stepped into the Community Health and Wellness Center’s mobile clinic on May 4, 2022, at the Union in West Cornwall, marking the first time in three decades that residents didn’t have to travel out of town to get health care. Photo by John Coston

In 2022, Cornwall emerged to enjoy community ‘in-person’

CORNWALL — Similar to the black bears common in the area, Cornwall began 2022 in a residual state of hibernation.

Cornwall bridge closed

West Cornwall’s one-lane Covered Bridge on Route 128 was closed on Christmas Eve  after a pickup truck driver towing a trailer with cargo failed to clear the roof of the bridge at approximately 11:30 a.m., driving  the length of the bridge and damaging the roof joists.

HVA honors Hechts

CORNWALL — At its annual meeting Dec. 15, the Housatonic Valley Association honored Lou and Elaine Hecht of Salisbury with the organization’s Lifetime Environmental Champion award for their tireless environmental leadership, support, and contributions to protecting the land, waters, and wildlife of the Housatonic River Valley.   

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