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SHARON — Pausing to honor a lifetime of service to the Inland Wetlands and Water Course Commission, the Sharon selectmen welcomed state Rep. Maria Horn (D-64) who presented Sharon resident Edward Kirby with a citation awarded by the state General Assembly. The recognition was officially presented at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, July 9.

“This is one of the great privileges of my office,” Horn said during the presentation of the official citation voted by the state’s General Assembly. The framed award speaks of Kirby’s 47 years of...

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Sharon Candidates for 2011 Elections

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SHARON – The Sharon Democratic slate of candidates that ran on the Sharon page in the Aug. 4 issue of The Lakeville Journal is still pending; the documentation certifying party endorsement has not yet been filed with the Sharon Town Clerk and the state of Connecticut. There will be updates on this situation as they are confirmed by the town clerk and the Sharon Democratic Caucus chair.

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Morris among authors at Aug. 5 event

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SHARON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author (and Kent resident) Edmund Morris will be among more than two dozen authors taking part in the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s 15th annual Summer Book Signing benefit on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Morris, who was born in Kenya, is best known for his biographies of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. His newest work, “Colonel Roosevelt,” is part of a trilogy of works on the 26th president of the U.S.
The first book in the series,
“The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,” published in 1979, earned him the Pulitzer.

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Residents flatten speed humps idea

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SHARON — The Sharon Board of Selectmen held a hearing on July 27 at Town Hall to discuss a speed hump petition from Mitchelltown Road resident James Metz.
The petitioner would like the town to install speed humps on the road to slow traffic down. The road, which is closed at present while bridge repairs are being made, runs through Metz’ property.
First Selectman Robert Loucks said that repairs on the Mitchelltown Road bridge will be complete this year.

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Road work planned on Skiff Mountain

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SHARON — At a special Board of Selectmen’s roadwork meeting on Friday, July 29, it was announced the following road work was scheduled to be done the week of Aug. 1 to 5:
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 2, driveways and aprons, various roads around town.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, driveway paving, various roads around town.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5, prep work in the Skiff Mountain area.

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Henry Kissinger equally comfortable on world and small-town stages

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SHARON — International diplomacy and rustic community support come together next weekend at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon when Henry Kissinger will be among the authors at the 15th annual Sharon Summer Book Signing on the Green, Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Kissinger will be there with his latest book, “On China.”
The part-time Kent resident has the distinction of being the only secretary of state most people can name. For some, it was because he served during the memorable presidency of Richard Nixon (and then Gerald Ford).

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Four wheels and a lot of faith for gravity car racers

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SHARON — The Sharon Fire Department held its third annual Adult Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 23, at Veterans’ Field. The day started out overcast with clouds. As race time neared, the clouds vanished and sunshine blanketed the spectator area and the downhill race section of the road.
The derby was a fundraiser for the Sharon Fire Department. Although countless people helped out, it was organized by Eugene Aakjar.

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Roadwork update

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SHARON — At a special Board of Selectmen road meeting on Friday, July 22, it was announced the following road work was scheduled for the week of July 25 to 29:
Monday, July 25 — Backfilling roads and prepping driveways, various roads around town.
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27 — Driveway paving, various roads around town.
Thursday, July 28 — Backfilling driveways, various roads around town.
Friday, July 29 — Paving South Ellsworth Road.

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Albright still lifes exhibited at Town Hall

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SHARON — Someone once said, “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person to do.” Sharon resident and artist Judy Albright is just such a person.
In addition to running a specialized interior design business, Home Potential-Interior Design; teaching painting; volunteering at her church, the Sharon Women’s Club and the Sharon Historical Society; Albright finds time to take art classes and paint still life studies in pastels.
This month, until July 31, 28 pieces of her work are on display in the gallery on the main floor at Town Hall.

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Easy Fix

Need to check the undercarriage? No big deal for gravity-pull car competitors in Sunday’s Adult Soap Box Derby in Sharon.

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New place to play at Sharon Center

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SHARON — Several years ago the Sharon Center School (SCS) PTO and school officials realized the existing wood playground equipment had to be replaced. Made of pressure-treated wood, it was splintering and infested with wood-boring bees.
The PTO undertook responsibility for raising funds for a new $65,000 playground. Through community support, fundraisers and several grants, the PTO accumulated $35,000. At that point, knowing the old equipment was no longer safe for students, the PTO decided to split the project into two phases. The $35,000 in hand was used to complete Phase One.

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