The Little Guild Run & Wag, October 14, 2017. Photo by Lazlo Gyorsok


Notice of Town Meeting, October 27, 2017,  7:30 pm at Cornwall Consolidated School.

Read the Cornwall Town Report 2016-2017

View the ballot for the municipal election being held on November 7, 2017 at Town Hall.

On October 12th the Northwest Hills Council of Governments adopted a new Regional Plan of Conservation and Development.  The Plan focuses on strategic actions that the Council of Governments can take along with its 21 member municipalities and other regional partner organizations to move the region forward in meeting its land use goals over the next ten years. Read more about it.

The West Cornwall Water Septic Study Group has been meeting for about a year and a half with a focus on West Cornwall’s economic vitality and the cleanliness of the Housatonic river.  The Group has recently taken delivery of a draft report entitled Waste Water Management Study of West Cornwall crafted by the Wengell, McDonnell and Costello (WMC) Consulting Engineers. The Study Group has reviewed and edited the initial draft and you can read the revised plan by clicking here

The Study Group is seeking input and questions from the entire Cornwall community and urges you to read the draft report and come to their next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm at Town Hall.  It is expected that following this meeting, and likely further revisions to the draft report,  the BOS will set a Town Meeting date in November to vote on this issue.

Todd Piker and Libby Mitchell

Study Group Co-chairs



To Commission, Board, Committee and Agency chairs and/or representatives and other interested parties in the Town of Cornwall. 

The Cornwall Planning & Zoning Commission will be conducting a Forum Friday night, October 20th, from 7 to 9:00PM at CCS to start the process that will lead to Cornwall's next Town Plan of Conservation and Development. All are welcome! Read more about it !

Details and support information will be available as the date approaches on the Cornwall web site (Civic>Minutes and Agendas>Planning and Zoning) as well as updates in the Cornwall Chronicle or by request to 

On behalf of the Planning & Zoning Commission,
Karen Griswold Nelson, Land Use administrator
Town of Cornwall

Information and Application for the Cornwall Facade Improvement Program III

Waste water management study West Cornwall, January 20, 2017 

Read the 2015-2016 Annual Report with the CHC Addendum

The New Cornwall/Goshen Van 

Click here to view videos taken in Cornwall over the years.

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Rep. Ohler testifies with Cornwall First Selectman on Herbicide Spray

Pictures and Video from Susan Hellmann Opening at Souterrain Gallery, September 30, 2017

Cornwall Conversation at The Cornwall Library, August 12, 2017

Pictures and Videos from Rose Algrant Art Show Opening Night, August 11, 2017

Pictures from the Grumbling Gryphons perfomance at the Town Hall, Aug 6 2017 

Press Release  regarding your taxes from Office of the Assessor, Town of Cornwall


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A very short history of Cornwall

Cornwall, in Litchfield County, is located on the Housatonic River in northwestern Connecticut and contains a portion of Mohawk State Forest. The town was incorporated in May of 1740 which means that the town was celebrating the 275th anniversary in 2015.  The early economy was based on farming, but iron furnaces, including two blast furnaces, gained importance in the nineteenth century, along with the supporting charcoal making industries. Famous as the site of the Cornwall’s Foreign Mission School and the Cream Hill Agricultural School, Cornwall has also been called the “Home of the Covered Bridge,” in reference to the 1864 West Cornwall Covered Bridge that is still in service today. One of Connecticut’s smallest towns, Cornwall has remained a rural community. (From the website )
Some videos of Cornwall events

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