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SHARON — Denise George, the interim president of Sharon Hospital, gave an update on Sharon Hospital under the new management of Nuvance to a crowd at Sharon Town Hall Monday, June 3.

Nuvance is the result of the merger between HealthQuest and the Western Connecticut Health Network. That merger was made final on April 1.

She said the hospital board is looking for candidates for a permanent hospital president. 

In the meantime, “as long as I’m here I am committed fully” to the hospital.

She said the Centers for Medicare and...

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Audubon program teaches how to handle baby animals found in the woods

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Four animal-loving children and their five chaperones learned just about everything there is to know about baby animals at the Sharon Audubon Center on Saturday, May 7.
The program was led by Environmental Education Intern Sarah Conley, who started the afternoon off by introducing the children to the many animals that are housed in the main building.
In the first part of the program, the children (and the adults) learned what to do if they find a baby bird on the ground out in the woods.

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Lambert Road home catches fire after lightning strike

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SHARON — A house at 106 Lambert Road caught fire Thursday afternoon, April 28. The house is owned by Patricia Braunsdorf.
The fire was reported by a neighbor at 3:09 p.m., according to Sharon Fire Marshal Stan MacMillan. It caused severe damage to the structure.

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Saving stray cats, with help of Town Hall Gallery show

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SHARON — Inheriting the work of a world-renowned photographer (and close friend) can be a blessing. But it also leaves its owner wondering what to do with sheet after sheet of negatives, box after box of prints.
Sharon resident Linda Swenson was left the entire body of work of her good friend, photographer Suzanne Szasz, and Szasz’s husband, Ray Shorr, also a photographer.

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Budget funds for library restored

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SHARON — Taxpayers had a chance to look at the municipal and education budget proposals at a public hearing at Town Hall on Friday, April 29.
The hearing will be followed by a town meeting at Town Hall on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.
Approximately 50 people showed up for the hearing.

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For fire volunteers, and town, real nice clambake

SHARON — The annual Sharon Volunter Fire Department clambake held on Sunday, April 17, brought a taste of the shore to the hills of Sharon.
The mixed mouthwatering aroma of fresh steamers, chowder, shaved steak and sausage and peppers enveloped the neighborhood of the firehouse. Attendees feasted heartily on a treasured treat while enjoying good company and a surprisingly warm spring afternoon.
Weeks of organizing and days of preparations — which included a crew handwashing 5,400 clams and bagging them by the dozen — made for a truly enjoyable event.

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Amazing amphibians at Audubon

SHARON — They sky was overcast and temperatures were brisk last Thursday, April 21, but that didn’t deter an adventurous group of young field scientists from pursuing frogs, tadpoles and other exciting amphibians at Sharon Audubon.

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President writes to Sharon children

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SHARON — After a talk by former White House Social Secretary Nancy Tuckerman at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, Feb. 20, a group of children composed letters to send to President Barack Obama, his family and his dog, Bo.
Two months later, the library received a reply from the president that thanked the children for sending him letters and noted their importance as the country’s future.
On Thursday, April 21, six of the children who sent the letters to the White House gathered at the library to read the response from the president.

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Budget hearing, special finance meeting April 29

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SHARON — The budget public hearing is scheduled for Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall. The budgets for the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Education for the 2011-12 fiscal year will be presented to and discussed by the town.
Following the meeting, the Board of Finance will hold a special meeting.
The selectmen’s budget proposal for municipal expenses is $2,991,883, a 1.1 percent increase over this fiscal year’s budget (the new fiscal year begins July 1).

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Thank you, Easter Bunny

Sharon Day Care hosted an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 16, at Sharon Center School. Spurred by a bitter cold wind, the children made short work of a field of eggs. The Easter Bunny handed out a basket of small toys and the day care provided a spread of brownies and cookies. Mabel Fenton, 3, of Lakeville searched for eggs on the playground equipment, above. Mackenzie Milton, 5, of Sharon posed for a photo with the Easter Bunny, right.

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Audubon golden eagle now in Canadian wilderness

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SHARON — On the chilly morning of Monday, March 28, a rehabilitated golden eagle was released in the Mohawk State Forest in Cornwall by employees of the Sharon Audubon Center, along with researchers from West Virginia University and Tufts University.
Before the release, a tracking transmitter was placed on the eagle so its travels could be documented.
Now, nearly a month later, the eagle has made its way to Canada. Its location as of Thursday, April 14, was about 100 miles north of Montreal.

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