Blue heron. Photo by Michael Moschen

ALERT! The bridge on Flat Rocks Road will be closed for 30 days starting September 12, 2017 while the bridge is being replaced.

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 a revised draft will soon be available online at: under the EVENTS link at What’s New.

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


New Action Plan for Conservation & Development Released for Comment

How can we attract and retain young people and families to our town? How can we further improve upon the high quality of life we offer to residents of all ages? How do we balance our need to conserve land, protect water quality, and maintain the rural character of our region while also meeting our needs for housing and jobs? The new draft Regional Plan of Conservation and Development lays out a strategic list of actions that we can take as a town, together with our regional partners, to address these challenges over the next ten years.  To see a copy of the Plan visit  A public hearing to solicit input on the draft Plan will be held on September 19th, 2017. Thanks to all our residents who took the resident input survey which informed this Plan.

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

Due to conflicting events, the Cornwall Planning & Zoning Commission will be conducting a Forum in late October to start the process that will lead to Cornwall's next Town Plan of Conservation and Development. It will be held at CCS with a set date and time to be announced soon.

 We hope to draw in a large showing of groups and citizens of Cornwall. 

All are welcome!

As the date approaches, details and support information is available on the Cornwall web site (under Planning & Zoning minutes and agendas) 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

LOST DOG! Last seen in the College Street/Great Hill Road area.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Waste water management study West Cornwall, January 20, 2017 

Read the 2015-2016 Annual Report with the CHC Addendum

The New Cornwall/Goshen Van 

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Rep. Ohler testifies with Cornwall First Selectman on Herbicide Spray

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

Saturday in Cornwall, July 22, 2017: an array of videos

The Mighty Minis Art Opening at The Souterrain Gallery in West Cornwall, July 16 2017

Rummage Sale Videos, July 15, 2017

Video of Cornwall Historical Society's Foreign Mission School bicentennial celebration Forum "Whose Mission", filmed by Jeff Jacobson, June 18, 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 )
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