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SHARON — Moving a step closer to banning the use of plastic bags in town, as proposed by the Sharon Energy and Environment Commission (SEEC), the Sharon selectmen at a recent meeting agreed to start the process to draft an ordinance.

SEEC member Oscar Martinez has conducted a survey of merchants and found reasonable support for such an ordinance. SEEC Chair Carolyn Mattoon has been researching possible wording for the ordinance.

Selectman Jessica Fowler asked the commission members to choose one from among three ordinances and present the results to the selectmen. At...

Sharon

Community spirit shone in red, white and blue

SHARON — Everyone loves a parade, and Sharon turned out on both sides of Main Street to wave, cheer and appreciate the array of antique cars, polished fire engines and emergency vehicles, while remembering lives lost in military service.
The lives of those who are able to continue to serve their community were also honored on a lovely Memorial Day.  The weather proved ideal for the event as the parade slowly made its way from Sharon Center School to the Veterans Memorial across from the iconic clock tower.

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New trail ready to roll

SHARON — The half-mile-long walking track in Sharon is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural fundraising walk were held on Saturday, May 18 (walkers were invited to pledge $1 per lap to the Sharon Day Care Center).

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Trade Secrets blossoms in aid of a worthy cause

SHARON — More than a thousand garden enthusiasts gathered during the Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale on Saturday, May 18, at LionRock Farm, and hundreds more toured four private gardens the following day in Falls Village, Salisbury and nearby Ashley Falls, Mass.

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Young artists celebrated at gallery

SHARON — Standard Space gallery in Sharon was filled with dancing hippos and jumping pumpkins last weekend for the annual Region One kindergarten-to-grade-eight art show. Young artists and their families packed the space at the opening on Friday evening, May 17.  

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Bouplon and Palmer to wed

SHARON — Deborah Wendell proudly announces the engagement of her daughter Crissy Bouplon to Sherman Palmer of Sharon.  The couple plan to have a private ceremony in the near future on their sailboat.

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New option at historic burial site

SHARON — It’s unusual to have news to report from a cemetery, especially one that was established in 1739.
But there is news at the historic Sharon burying ground this year. And anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in the hereafter is invited to an open house and tour on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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A walking, rolling tribute

Speed was the order of the day for the Sharon Classic Road Race to benefit the Sharon Day Care, held on Saturday, May 4. But everyone slowed down for a moment before the beginning of the 5 mile run/walk race to pay homage to the memory of Jack Murtagh, a beloved retail business owner and dedicated fire company volunteer who died on April 25 and whose memorial Mass was held that morning. For race results and photos, see A brief respite from rain for Sharon Classic road race. 

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Supreme Court poised to alter policy

SHARON — The Supreme Court is likely to be the most conservative court in 80 years, according to Stephen Wermiel, a journalist, author and law professor at American University.
Wermiel spoke at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, May 5.
He said he thought it likely that the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts at the helm, will be similar to the Supreme Court of the early 1960s, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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Wildly different bids for Sharon Green project

SHARON — A project to solve drainage problems on the town Green took a step ahead as the Sharon Board of Selectmen opened two sealed bids received from landscaping contractors at their meeting on Tuesday, April 23.
In addition to regrading the Green to promote proper rainwater runoff, the project calls for installation of granite curbing to enhance appearance and deter soil erosion.
Bids were received from Sharon Lawn and Landscaping and RAR Excavation and Building in  Torrington.

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Sharon budget vote will be held on May 10

SHARON — Following a budget public hearing on Friday April 26, Sharon voters approved municipal and education budgets for the 2019-20 fiscal year to go to a town meeting on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. 
About 50 Sharon residents came to the hearing, filling the upstairs meeting room.
First Selectman Brent Colley presented the municipal budget proposal, which is a request for $4,170,155, an increase of 1.7% or $71,449. 

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