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SHARON — Over more than a century of service to the Sharon community, the Sharon Woman’s Club has promoted interest in the fine arts, one of its recurring activities since the 1960s being art shows of local talent. Talent and pride-in-purpose were evident at the Saturday, July 15, opening of a multi-media art show in cooperation with the Sharon Historical Society. 

Held in the society’s gallery, the artists (who are all members of the Woman’s Club) mingled with visitors as leaders of both organizations joined in celebrating the breadth of talent on...

Sharon

Keeping the Earth beautiful

Trash and debris were picked up from Sharon roadsides on Earth Day, April 22. Volunteers with the Sharon Energy and Environmental Commission (SEEC) split up and went to work on Jackson Hill Road, Sharon Valley Road, Hilltop Road and Calkinstown Road. After just one hour of cleaning up, more than 15 bags of garbage and recyclables were collected. Students from Sharon Center School’s eighth-grade class also turned out, and helped clear roads with the Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Sharon trying hard to attract new families

SHARON — Recognizing the need to increase enrollment at Sharon Center School, and that the only way to do that is to attract families with young children to Sharon, a group of volunteers under the auspices of the Board of Education formed the Sharon Strategic Planning Task Force.
On Wednesday, April 12, at Town Hall, the group convened for the first time since dividing itself into three committees at its Jan. 25 meeting. In the interim, committees had worked on their assigned tasks, and now they were reporting their results to the task force as a whole.

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Hop to it! Day Care hosted mad hunt for multi-colored eggs

SHARON — It must have been terrifying to be a a plastic egg on Sharon Center School’s field on Saturday, April 8. 
The 700 eggs that lay scattered on three different “hunting ground” areas for different age groups were all spotted, snatched, shook and shoved into the bags of the fervent children in under two minutes. 
Easter Egg hunts are a notoriously swift affair. The eggs aren’t truly hidden and the hunters are extremely motivated.

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Sharon Hospital closer to joining Health Quest

SHARON — The state Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) held a well-attended public hearing at Sharon Town Hall on Wednesday night, April 5, about whether Sharon Hospital should be allowed to join New York state’s Health Quest medical group and return to nonprofit status.

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Sharon Hospital One Step Closer To Joining Health Quest

SHARON — The state Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) held a well-attended public hearing at Sharon Town Hall on Wednesday night, April 5, about whether Sharon Hospital should be allowed to join New York state’s Health Quest medical group and return to nonprofit status.

Day care increase gets OK from BOF

SHARON — After adding on an increase in the proposed town budget for Sharon Day Care, the Board of Finance at their meeting Tuesday, March 28, approved both the town and the education budget proposals for 2017-18, clearing the way for the budgets to be the subject of a public hearing on April 28.

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A strong showing at Sharon town gallery

SHARON — Overcast weather failed to dampen spirits on Saturday, March 25, at Sharon Town Hall, where a steady stream of artists and art enthusiasts came for the opening reception for an exhibition of works by male artists from the area. The show was coordinated by Zelina Blagden.  An exhibit of work by women artists will follow.

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Bird Watch

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Keeping land free and clear

SHARON — The Northwest Corner fosters a love of the environment. And for those residents who want to help protect the land they love,  area land trusts are always looking for ways that volunteers can conserve the Litchfield Hills’ bucolic landscape.
In an effort to funnel individual concerns into a structured public outlet, the Sharon Land Trust (SLT) and Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust held an informational meeting about their volunteer opportunities on Saturday, April 1, at Sharon Town Hall.

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Slight budget decrease, requests for funds

SHARON – Budgets were the focus of the Board of Finance meeting on Tuesday, March 21, as the Board of Education (BOE) and the Board of Selectmen (BOS) presented their proposed 2017-18 budgets and responded to finance board members’ questions.
Acquainting the finance board with the education proposal, BOE Chairman Doug Cahill noted that the budget total is down 0.17 percent from this year, a decrease of $11,446.  The new budget total is $6,675,063.  

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