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SHARON – Calling all future diplomats: This book is for you. It is also for anyone interested in the importance of strategic thinking in navigating global affairs, and those seeking to better understand current global challenges.

 “Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy and Leadership,” published by All-Points Books, is the sole oral history that Kent resident and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has ever done. 

The recently released hardcover book, written by the elder statesman’s longtime associate...

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SCS Class of 2019 ready to take on the world

SHARON — For the 13 members of Sharon Center School’s eighth grade class, Monday, June 17, marked their transition from eighth grade to high school. 
Most of the students in this small class have known each other since kindergarten.

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State to provide update on Sharon Hospital on June 27

SHARON — The grassroots Save Sharon Hospital group has invited representatives from the state Office of Health Strategies to hold an information meeting at Sharon Town Hall on Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. 
A representative of the state agency said that the meeting is “an educational forum and chance for people to ask questions related to the Office of Health Strategies’ work. 

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Dinneen honored by Taghhannuck Grange

SHARON — Celebrating 130 years of service to the farming community and beyond, the Taghhannuck Grange in Sharon awarded its 2019 Citizen of the Year certificate at a community supper on Thursday, May 23.
The annual award recognizes a non-Granger who serves the community over a lifetime.
The truly surprised honoree this year was William Dinneen of Cornwall, who was treated to speeches describing in detail why he deserved the honor.

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America through the eyes of Chinese students

SHARON — About a month ago Region One School District Assistant Superintendent Lisa Carter received a somewhat panicky email from a colleague in China.
A planned trip for 16 Chinese students to stay for a month in Wethersfield, Conn., fell through when not enough families signed up to host the children.
Carter swung into action and found families in Region One who were willing to step up on short notice.
Four of the students came to Sharon Center School on Tuesday, June 4, for an interview.

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Green contract awarded

SHARON — Work on the Sharon Green drainage project is expected to start within six weeks. The Board of Selectmen voted to award the contract for the project at their meeting on Tuesday, May 14.
The contract to complete the regrading and add granite curbing was awarded to RAR Excavating in Torrington. 
That company will also handle the drainage correction, although drainage was not included in the original bid. Even with the drainage, the project costs will remain within the original allocation. The work is expected to be completed by August.

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Forgotten but essential WWII moment subject of book

SHARON — Author Tom Shachtman will fill some gaps in the history of World War II on Sunday, June 9, 4 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon.
Shachtman’s new book, “The Phony War,” deals with the period between the German invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, and the German attack on the Low Countries and France on May 10, 1940.
The period was referred to as the Phony War because there were no traditional military actions taken by the United Kingdom and France against the Germans.
But there was plenty of activity.

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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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