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SHARON — A proposed change to the maternity services at Sharon Hospital was discussed by the Sharon selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10.

Requesting use of the town Green for a gathering on Saturday, July 14, was resident and event organizer Lydia Moore, who with her husband, Herbert, has formed a new group called Save Sharon Hospital. (For an article on the rally, turn to Page A1.)

“We hope to make it an open discussion with members of our community and state officials,” Moore told the selectmen. She noted that Health Quest, present...

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Paintings of history are ‘a treasure’

SHARON — Although he did not begin painting until he was in his 50s, Cornwall’s Charles Besozzi continued creating folk paintings in oil until his death in 1997 at the age of 92. The passion he felt for American history is continued by his granddaughter, Elysia Magazzi, who has set out to share his works with an ever-widening audience.
An exhibit of his work at Sharon Town Hall is titled, “The Heart and Soul American History Initiative.” It features 18 paintings and was curated by Town Hall Gallery Exhibit Co-ordinator Zelina Blagden.

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Sharon looks at superintendent’s role

SHARON — Town boards of education are being asked to weigh in on the job description for the superintendent of the six-town Region One School District. 
The Sharon board looked at a slightly revised description at their meeting on Monday, April 9.
“This is the first year that this has been done,” board Chair Doug Cahill commented. 

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A literary superhero visits SCS

SHARON — How does a writer about superheroes become a superhero himself? Students at Sharon Center School learned how when they met successful author Marc Tyler Nobleman on Thursday, March 29, and heard about how he researches to dig out facts that would otherwise remain hidden. And then he writes about them.

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Health Quest makes plans to expand into Connecticut

SHARON — Tri-state area residents now have additional hospitals and care providers to choose from as Health Quest continues to grow. 
The New York-based nonprofit purchased Sharon Hospital in 2017, adding the Connecticut facility to its existing group, which includes Other Health Quest hospitals include Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y. 

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Egg scramble in Sharon

The question at the Sharon Day Care Center Easter egg hunt held Saturday, March 31, wasn’t so much where are the eggs but what’s in them.
 

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Combined Sharon budget rise under 3%

SHARON — The boards of education and selectmen presented their proposed budgets for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1, to the Sharon Board of Finance on Tuesday, March 20.

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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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