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SHARON – Over stacks of delivery pizza boxes as tall as some of the toddlers, Sharon Day Care Center Director Carrie Olsen welcomed parents and children on Friday, March 17, to a special after-hours celebration. 

Many of the teachers woreshamrock green, and there were paper pots of “gold” hanging on the walls, but the Sharon Day Care was not celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. They were there for what Olsen dubbed their first “Literacy Night.” 

For the small children in attendance, “literacy” might have been a $5 word,...

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Wines, with a view at LionRock Farm, on Oct. 1

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SHARON — The annual wine tasting fundraiser for the all-volunteer Sharon Fire Department and Ambulance Squad will offer more than just tastes of a wide variety of vintages.
For the first time, it will also offer stunning views of the nearby mountains, thanks to a change of venue. Held for the past two years on the Sharon Green, this year’s wine tasting (from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1) will be held at LionRock Farm in Sharon, near the Salisbury border.

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Meeting Oct. 13 on rec building’s future

SHARON — At a regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, Selectman Dale Jones discussed his correspondence with the Park and Recreation Committee about the potential sale of the community center building on Main Street.

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Keeler Road bridge could close for repairs

SHARON — At their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, the selectmen discussed the replacement of a bridge on Keeler Road, in the southwest part of town near Macedonia Brook State Park.
The bridge, First Selectman Brent Colley explained, has been in need of repair since the 1990s.

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With practice and experience, it gets harder

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SHARON — Colleen McGuire is different from the other artists featured in the upcoming show Second Acts, which opens at Noble Horizons on Sept. 23, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. (it will remain up until November).
Most of the other 11 artists featured in this show are retired from careers that weren’t centered around their art. 

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Historical Society pays tribute to Melva Bucksbaum

SHARON — Even if you claim to know nothing about art, the names in the late Melva Bucksbaum’s collection will perk up your ears. Henri Matisse ring a bell? Or Robert Mapplethorpe? Or Nan Goldin? Jenny Holzer? Marina Abramovic? Andy Warhol?

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Sharon Hospital will join New York’s Health Quest, return to nonprofit status

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SHARON, Conn. — Sharon Hospital will return to not-for-profit status when it joins Health Quest, a nonprofit healthcare provider based in the mid-Hudson Valley.

The largest member of the Health Quest group is Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. 

The group also includes Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, a 68-bed acute care community hospital. Sharon Hospital is a 78-bed acute care community hospital. 

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Connecticut representative addresses hospital plans

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SALISBURY, Conn. — State Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) can retire with some sense of satisfaction after her 16 years in office, with two major items checked off of her to-do list.

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Shave and a haircut

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SHARON — Earlier this year, Corey Smith opened Smitty’s Barber Shop on West Main Street, not quite sure whether anyone would show up. “I thought I’d be doing maybe five cuts a day,” he said last week. 
Very quickly, the lines of men waiting to get a traditional haircut and shave became so long that Smitty switched to an appointment system.
“I’m already completely booked up through this Saturday for this week,” he said on Wednesday morning.

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Tribute to Melva Bucksbaum in show at Sharon Historical Society

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SHARON — The Sharon Historical Society will host an exhibition and sale in honor of the late Melva Bucksbaum, called “Distaff in Sharon” that opens Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 28.
Bucksbaum and her husband, Ray Learsy, were among the most important art collectors in the U.S. Pieces of their collection were on display and stored at the gallery they built on their Sharon property, known as The Granary. 

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Town Hall plan approved

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SHARON — The Board of Finance approved the transfer of funds for Town Hall repairs at a brief special meeting on  Thursday, Aug. 25.
Three regular board members and one alternate (who was authorized to vote) listened to First Selectman Brent Colley explain the repairs.

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