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SHARON — Several juveniles, whose ages range from 14 to 15 years old, and were described by police as white males, were arrested between June 9 and June 14 by Troop B in an alleged connection to a series of break-ins on Upper Main Street in Sharon between March 7 and March 18. The break-ins included the graffiti of what Troop B cited in its news release as  “racist symbols.”

The charges against the juveniles include criminal trespassing, larceny, reckless endangerment and intimidation due to bias.

Connecticut General Assembly lists intimidation due to...

Sharon

Preparing for Domestic Violence Awareness month

SHARON — Betsey Mauro, executive director of Women’s Support Services (WSS) in Sharon, gave  the selectmen an update on the organization and the services it provides to families in crisis in the Northwest Corner.
WSS has seen 515 new clients in the past year, she said. Of those, 71 are children and 132 are men. 
“We provide safe emergency shelter,” she said, adding that 11 clients were sheltered in the last year. 
A resident of West Cornwall, Mauro is now in her second year as head of the organization.

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The new photographer in town loves an old-school camera

SHARON — Rafe Churchill has perhaps become for Sharon what the voice in the cornfield was for Kevin Costner: “If you build it, they will come.” 
When an old friend from graduate school, Theo Coulombe, came to the area for a spell, at a crossroads on where to head next in life, Churchill pointed the photographer to a vacant building at the end of Main Street. 
Coulombe had resided in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, loft for 22 years before deciding to get away from the city. 

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Sharon BOE OKs funds for oil tank replacement

SHARON — The Sharon Center School Board of Education voted to ask the town to release up to $200,000 for the removal and replacement of an underground oil tank. The vote was taken at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 18.

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Art all around Sharon Green

SHARON — School is back in session and there’s a hint of crimson in the tree leaves, but with summer weather still simmering, Saturday evening was the perfect chance to throw on some shorts and take a walk — an Art Walk.

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Jasper Johns unveils plans for artists’ retreat around his property in Sharon

SHARON — Jasper Johns, considered by some to be the greatest living American artist, has announced plans to turn his estate in Sharon into a retreat for artists working in numerous disciplines.
The retreat would be similar to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which has hosted artists including Truman Capote, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath and David Foster Wallace, and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., which has hosted artists including Leonard Bernstein, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin, Michael Chabon and Meredith Monk.

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Finish line in sight for American Mural Project

SHARON — It’s hard to believe, but the American Mural Project (AMP) in Winsted, which commenced in 2002, is about to meet its scheduled 2018 completion. 

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Art you can eat off of

SHARON —“It’s not a glorious factory,” Dana Brandwein Oates warns, stepping into her workshop. “It’s an artisan studio that’s making factory amounts.” 

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School is back in session in Region One

Youngsters learned what the new school year at Sharon Center School would bring.

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Friends

It was the first day of classes at Sharon Center School on Monday, Aug. 28, and students greeted friends they hadn’t seen over the summer.

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Waxing, poetic at SHS — all in a day’s work

SHARON — A sun-soaked afternoon on the grassy yard behind the Gay-Hoyt House was the perfect time to dip into a quick history lesson — and dip into some hot wax. 
Sharon Historical Society Executive Director Jennifer Owens paired up with the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s Robin Yuran for a second week of giving children a bit of hands-on learning, Colonial-style. At the earlier session they learned what a laborious chore it is to hand-churn butter (although they also could taste the delicious, sweet results).  

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