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SHARON — It’s not news that Sharon’s Ed Kirby has a new book. He’s chronicled the geological and industrial industry of the Northwest Corner since 1995 (“Exploring the Berkshire Hills”) and 1998 (“Echoes of Iron in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner”). 

Those surveys plus Victor C. Rolando’s “200 Years of Soot and Sweat” (1993) were foundation works in my local history library as I began my own investigations into the still little-recognized influence of the three-state Salisbury Iron District on the region...

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New vendors, perfect weather for weekend crafts fair

There was a little rain in the morning and a threat of afternoon showers. But the weather turned out to be generally perfect on Saturday, Aug. 3, for the 60th annual Sharon Craft Fair on the Green. 
“It was good. No, it was great,” said organizer Matt Andrulis Mette at about 2 p.m. The sky was  just turning dark and a strong wind was just picking up. Some of the vendors were packing up their tents and wares and preparing to leave. But, as Mette noted, by 2 p.m. most had already had a pretty good day, with lots of visitors and lots of sales. 

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Let's Face It

Katherine Lafond and Jorie Welshams — their faces brightly decorated — were all smiles as they shared a serving of french fries at the 60th annual Sharon Craft Fair on the Green on Saturday, Aug. 3.

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New Record for book sales

Perfect weather and interesting authors combined to make this a particularly successful book signing at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Friday, Aug. 2. About 350 people attended, an increase over the average of 300; and several of the authors sold out of their books, including Henry Kissinger, a Kent resident, who signed copies of his and Winston Lord’s new book, “Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy and Leadership.” In all, about 700 books were sold that evening, setting a record for the annual fundraiser.

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A passionate bibliophile brings his 1,000 favorite books

SHARON — Expect the line to be long at the table for author James Mustich at the Aug. 2 book signing at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. 
It’s not just that his book, “1,000 Books To Read Before You Die,” is lavishly produced and a thing of beauty, in an age when print editions maybe don’t get as much love as they used to (this book has Italianate end papers and an embossed cover). 

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Fatal motorcycle crash in Sharon

SHARON — A fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Sharon on Route 41 on Saturday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Jon H. Morey, 51, of Amenia was traveling north on a 2007 Harley Davidson 999. Just before the intersection with Mitchelltown Road and West Woods Road, he lost control of the motorcycle. 
He struck the wire rope guardrail and both he and his passenger (Tanja Iaanum Laanum Kraft, 40, of Pine Plains) were thrown from the bike.

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State honors Ed Kirby for all he’s done

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.

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Sharon Town Green project to proceed gingerly

SHARON — The Sharon Green drainage and curbing project has begun, according to an announcement at the Tuesday, July 9, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
The first step, First Selectman Brent Colley said, is to identify the exact location of the water and sewer lines that lie somewhere beneath the Green, so that the excavation will not disturb them.
“Be careful and go easy,” was the suggested motto offered by Selectman Dale Jones, and Colley agreed.

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State honors Ed Kirby for all he’s done

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.

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Henry Kissinger returns to library book signing, Aug. 2

SHARON – Calling all future diplomats: This book is for you. It is also for anyone interested in the importance of strategic thinking in navigating global affairs, and those seeking to better understand current global challenges.
 “Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy and Leadership,” published by All-Points Books, is the sole oral history that Kent resident and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has ever done. 

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The summer garden party that keeps Chore Service growing

SHARON — As Graham Klemm divulged, his promise for hosting Chore Service’s yearly garden party on Saturday, June 28, was a three-parter: bring in a younger crowd, play music with actual bass and raise more money.

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