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SHARON— Still looking for Christmas presents? Of course you are.

So get over to the Bargain Barn in Sharon, where you might have to rummage a bit to find that perfect gift.

Although the rummaging is considerably easier than it was at this time last year. The store has been reorganized, with the “Posh” clothing section split into men’s and women’s sections. The books are all in one spot, with some comfy chairs in case you want to read a bit.

In general, it’s a quicker browse.

The trick with thrift shipping is to do it often...

Sharon

Sharon Profiles

First Selectman
Brent M. Colley
I’m originally from Redding, Conn., and have lived in Sharon for 16 years. In addition to being Sharon’s first selectman, I’ve also been president of the Sharon Historical Society since 2011 and I’m a public speaker and historian, a historical fiction writer and a coach.

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Following vote, Sharon Center oil tanks can be replaced

SHARON — A town meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, attracted 18 residents who by unanimous vote appropriated $200,000 for the removal and replacement of an underground oil tank at Sharon Center School.
Tom Casey was elected moderator of the meeting. 

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Sharon Congregational Church welcomes new pastor

 SHARON — Since beginning his new position as pastor at the Sharon Congregational Church, the Rev. Robert Keay has fully embraced the task by connecting with his new church, its community and its region.
Although the church is keeping him plenty busy, he and Jill (his wife of 15 years) have enjoyed the beauty of the local countryside. They are particularly looking forward to the foliage display. 

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The Empire serves flapjacks

SHARON — One Sunday not so long ago, in a fire station not so far away … Darth Vader led a cadre of Imperial Stormtroopers from the sinister Galactic Empire to invade a pancake breakfast — and the children there could not have been happier to be in the presence of the darkly masked Sith Lord. 
The Sharon Volunteer Ambulance Squad hosts a fundraising  early-morning Sunday breakfast the second weekend of every month. The meal on Oct. 8 at 7 a.m. brought more than the customary piping-hot pancakes, scrambled eggs and cups of coffee. 

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Where everybody knows the name of your favorite Bordeaux

SHARON — Sharon may have many wine cellars, but only the new couple in town is offering to invite you in and pour you a glass every weekend, no R.S.V.P. or hostess gift needed. 
Brian and Tracey Abut are still working full-time in New York City. He’s a global accounts manager for BlackBerry, she’s an HR executive, but every Thursday night they’re the outgoing hosts welcoming you to The Porchlight on West Main Street. 

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Town meeting scheduled for oil tank replacement

SHARON — At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, the selectmen voted to call a town meeting to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, to consider appropriating $200,000 for removal and replacement of an underground oil tank at Sharon Center School. The meeting will be at Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m.
The funding is in place in the school’s non-recurring fund, but town action is required to spend it. A portion of the expenditure will be refunded by the state.

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New show: How women see the world

SHARON — In the wake of the successful town-wide Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 16, the Female Perspective art showing in the Town Hall Gallery continues on.
Curator Zelina Blagden said she expects that the Art Walk will be repeated next year.  While serving on the committee that organized this year’s art experience, Blagden assembled and hung the Town Hall exhibit of the work of local women artists, “Female Perspective.”
As it turned out, Blagden said, four of the multiple shows on the art walk featured female artists.

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Preparing for Domestic Violence Awareness month

SHARON — Betsey Mauro, executive director of Women’s Support Services (WSS) in Sharon, gave  the selectmen an update on the organization and the services it provides to families in crisis in the Northwest Corner.
WSS has seen 515 new clients in the past year, she said. Of those, 71 are children and 132 are men. 
“We provide safe emergency shelter,” she said, adding that 11 clients were sheltered in the last year. 
A resident of West Cornwall, Mauro is now in her second year as head of the organization.

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The new photographer in town loves an old-school camera

SHARON — Rafe Churchill has perhaps become for Sharon what the voice in the cornfield was for Kevin Costner: “If you build it, they will come.” 
When an old friend from graduate school, Theo Coulombe, came to the area for a spell, at a crossroads on where to head next in life, Churchill pointed the photographer to a vacant building at the end of Main Street. 
Coulombe had resided in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, loft for 22 years before deciding to get away from the city. 

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Sharon BOE OKs funds for oil tank replacement

SHARON — The Sharon Center School Board of Education voted to ask the town to release up to $200,000 for the removal and replacement of an underground oil tank. The vote was taken at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 18.

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