Login

Sharon

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...

Sharon

Board of Ed shaves budget by $72,000

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — At its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 11, the Board of Education reduced its proposed budget to $3,686,345, a 1.99-percent increase over this year’s budget, or $6,274,426 including Sharon’s portion of the Region One School District budget.
The changes were made to satisfy the recommendation of the Board of Finance on March 29 that the budget be brought down to no more than 2 percent over this year’s budget. The fiscal year begins July 1.
The previous budget bottom line proposal for the coming fiscal year was $3,758,345, a 3.98 percent increase.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Emma Okell named Governor’s Scholar

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Sharon resident Emma Okell, a 17-year-old junior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, has been selected as a Governor’s Scholar for the state of Connecticut.
Each year, one junior is nominated from every high school in the state to write an essay that will qualify him or her to win the scholarship. Out of 169 essays, 30 were chosen, including the one that Emma wrote about what it means to be a scholar and an intellectual.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Lots to do with the TV off

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — This is National TV Turn-off Week, and once again the Sharon Center School PTO has scheduled events to keep families entertained and engaged.
On Monday evening, April 11, the pool at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville was open for a family swim night that attracted a large crowd of pre-teens, toddlers, tadpoles and parents.
Tuesday was fitness night. Families came to the Sharon Center School gym for fitness activities, then everyone was invited to the town Green for an evening stroll.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Farm market season begins

Still too cold for planting, but...
cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — It’s not your imagination; it actually was warmer at this time last year. Or at least that’s what farmer Charlie Paley claims.
“I keep obsessive records,” he confided on Sunday afternoon, April 3, as he was about to close down Paley’s Farm Market for the day, following an active opening weekend.
“Last year on our opening weekend it was in the 70s,” he said, sounding not exactly wistful but also not exactly happy.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Too much water, too many miles of bad road

Topic at April 12 meeting
karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Todd Golden came home from work after a nightshift March 7 at 3:30 a.m. — and found the basement of his Modley Road home flooded with 3 feet of water.
The area had been drenched with heavy rain and had been hit hard by an ice storm. Many homeowners had trees down, driveways and dirt roads washed out and had to seek help from the town to get the water out of their homes.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

FFA students coach shoppers on good choices

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — Even in an area such as this one, where farming and gardening are still an important part of most people’s lives, it can’t hurt to remind shoppers where their foods comes from and how it is produced.
And so, as they do every year, students from the FFA program in the agricultural education program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School spent the afternoon at a local market (this time, the Sharon Farm Market) for the annual Food Checkout Day.
This year’s event was held Wednesday afternoon, March 30, and was sponsored by the Litchfield County Farm Bureau.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Town budget ready for hearing

Education budget refined
karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — At a Board of Finance budget workshop on Tuesday, March 29, the Board of Education budget, Board of Selectmen’s budget and five-year capital improvement plan were topics of discussion.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Quick town meeting in Sharon passes all items

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — A special town meeting was held Friday, April 1, to vote to accept the town report, establish a land acquisition fund and approve expenditures.
The meeting was attended by 23 people, most of whom are members of various town boards and commissions. The meeting was quick and efficient, due mostly to the experience of the voters present.
At the beginning of the meeting, Tom Bartram was elected moderator, and the five items of discussion were voted on in 17 minutes.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Eagle, hawks released into wild

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — The Sharon Audubon Center facilitated the release this week of two red-tailed hawks on Saturday, March 26, and a golden eagle on Monday, March 28.
The hawks had both been rehabilitation patients of the Audubon Center on Route 4. One had arrived on Sept. 25, 2010; the other had only been there for about a month.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

‘The King and I’ transports audience to Siam

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

SHARON — This year’s spring drama production at Sharon Center School was an adaptation of the musical classic “The King and I,” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, about an English governess and the influence and the friendship she develops with the king of Siam.
Students at the school attended a special daytime performance of the show on Thursday, March 24. The community was invited in on Friday for an evening performance and again on Saturday for a matinee.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.