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SHARON — Water drainage problems around the Sharon Green can now be solved following action by voters who assembled at a town meeting on Friday, Dec. 7.

The voters agreed to appropriate up to $496,000 for a Sharon Green Rehabilitation Project.

The meeting was attended by 15 town residents, most of whom voted to approve the project, with a minority voting to oppose the plan.

Barbara Prindle was elected moderator for the meeting, which began with an overview of the need for a drainage solution and the Sharon Green Committee’s proposed solution. 

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Sharon

Ordinance changes approved

SHARON — At a sparsely attended town meeting on March 23, Sharon residents voted unanimously to approve updates to town ordinances and to accept the town’s 2017 financial report.
Tom Casey was elected moderator of the meeting, which had drawn four residents and the three selectmen. Repealed were ordinances governing hawkers and door-to-door peddlers and the appointment of constables.

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Open for the season

Spring announces its arrival in the Northwest Corner by several methods, including the opening of seasonal gardening and farm markets. Charlie Paley with Renée Wilcox, answered detailed questions from shoppers at his eponymous Sharon market, which opened for the season on Saturday afternoon, March 24.
 

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New England’s sweet tradition

The Sharon Audubon Center held its annual Maple Fest on Saturday, March 17. Families toured the grounds and saw maple sap collected the old way, in metal buckets, and the new way, through plastic tubing. The tour ended with a visit to the sugar house, where everyone got a sample of the sweet sticky syrup. Bottles and jars of this year’s harvest are available at the center’s store. Audubon’s Wendy Miller fed wood to the fire.
 

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Sharon school budget is ready for review

SHARON — The Sharon Board of Education (BOE) approved a draft budget at its March 12 meeting, clearing the way for the plan to go to the Board of Finance for review on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Board Chairman Doug Cahill said, “The goal was to try to bring the increase as close to zero as possible. Because we are saving money this year, we are putting money into our capital improvements plan.” 

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A traditional meal of springtime

American Legion Post 126 in Sharon held its biggest food fundraiser of the year on Saturday, March 10. Organizer Ray Aakjar said that more than 265 corned beef dinners were served, including one to state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64).

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Snow Buddies

Now is the winter of our discontent …unless you’re made of snow, in which case you might be feeling as content as this guy, built and styled by John Baroody in Sharon and photographed by Cynthia Vannoy. Send us your best snowman — or snowwoman! — by sending your photo to editor@lakevillejournal.com.
 

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Chili supper on a warm day

Sharon Center School eighth-grade students assisted at the annual chili supper of the Sharon Woman’s Club on Saturday, Feb. 24. Among the helpers were, from left, Mackenzie Ongley, Janay Gregory, Natalie Hudson and Evelyn Roy.

 

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Idea of cohousing

SHARON — An informational talk about cohousing drew about 50 area residents to a meeting at Sharon Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The meeting was led by architect Lynn Gaffney, who provided the information in an effort to measure potential interest.
A part-time Sharon resident, Gaffney said that she was hoping to inspire a core group to develop a cohousing complex. The core group would need to be passionate about seeing the project through from inception to reality.

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Helping students become Eco Heroes

SHARON — Teaching kids and adults to be “planet protectors” is the driving force behind the Eco Hero program developed by environmental economist Pamela Peeters of Sharon. Her mission is to work with students and others to help create a more balanced relationship with the planet and its resources.
“The current model of development is obsolete,” Peeters said in an interview. She urges moving toward sustainable development.  “To do otherwise is to harm people.”
How does that translate into action?

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Seeking images of world peace, the kids art alright

SHARON — Robin Yuran, co-executive director of The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, has been asking children what they might see if they were to imagine world peace. 
The goal is to design a Peace Mural with the children who stop by her Saturday morning art workshops. A table is laid out in one of the library rooms and — bathed in the bright winter light — the under-10 crowd can watercolor and relax. It is as easy-going a morning as one can imagine on a cold weekend.

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