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SHARON — The Sharon selectmen scheduled a town meeting for Friday, Aug. 23, to approve modifications to existing ordinances concerning such topics as the numbers of hard copies of proposed budgets to be produced in advance of the annual budget town meetings in view of the growing number of people who access the information on the town’s website; an amendment to the building fees subsection; and amendments to the ordinances governing highway construction and driveways. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Also at the Sharon board meeting, which was on...

Sharon

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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Hatching fun at Audubon egg day

SHARON — On Saturday, April 20, at the Audubon Center in Sharon, Erica Clark confirmed that bunnies do not, in fact, lay eggs. 
Clark was leading an educational program about eggs when the question arose. The program drew two young naturalists, Sophie Natt and Nora Warren, to learn about all things egg-related.
To start off, Sophie, age 6, defined eggs: “They are little things that are oval shaped and they have something in them, like a baby animal or candy.” 

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