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SHARON — It will soon be easier to find your way around town, following action announced by the Board of Selectmen in Sharon at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

New reflective, easy to read, street identification signs and some other semi-official signs will be appearing around town in the coming weeks.

“We have quite a bit of signage in town, but it’s all different,” First Selectman Brent Colley said. 

“This [signage] is not cheap,” he added, estimating the cost at around $5,000. The town has also ordered signs that...

Sharon

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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State agency explains Sharon Hospital oversight

SHARON — About 50 people turned out at Sharon Town Hall on Thursday, June 27, to hear four representatives from the state Office of Health Strategy (OHS)explain their agency’s role in overseeing the ongoing activities at Sharon Hospital.
The hospital is owned by Nuvance, a new company formed by a merger of Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network. The merger was finalized in April.

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Updates on Sharon Hospital, now part of Nuvance

SHARON — Denise George, the interim president of Sharon Hospital, gave an update on Sharon Hospital under the new management of Nuvance to a crowd at Sharon Town Hall Monday, June 3.
Nuvance is the result of the merger between HealthQuest and the Western Connecticut Health Network. That merger was made final on April 1.
She said the hospital board is looking for candidates for a permanent hospital president. 

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CivicPlus hired to upgrade Sharon’s town website

SHARON — The Sharon selectmen have awarded a contract for the design of a new town website, at their meeting on Tuesday, May 28.
Four proposals were considered by Town Clerk Linda Amerighi, who is the web administrator,  and by the selectmen.
The contract will be awarded to CivicPlus, headquartered in Manhattan, Kan. 
The company has created websites for 68 towns in Connecticut, and Amerighi said they seem knowledgeable about what’s required and added that their sites are easy to update.

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Steiner will sign copies of his new thriller at annual book event

SHARON — The prolific Peter Steiner has completed his new thriller, “The Good Cop,” which is due at bookstores in September but will be available to local fans of his work at the annual summer book signing at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, to be held this year on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

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State update on hospital on June 27

SHARON — The grassroots Save Sharon Hospital group has invited representatives from the state Office of Health Strategies to hold an information meeting at Sharon Town Hall on Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. 
A representative of the state agency said that the meeting is “an educational forum and chance for people to ask questions related to the Office of Health Strategies’ work. 

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Sharon plans to ban plastic bags

SHARON — Moving a step closer to banning the use of plastic bags in town, as proposed by the Sharon Energy and Environment Commission (SEEC), the Sharon selectmen at a recent meeting agreed to start the process to draft an ordinance.
SEEC member Oscar Martinez has conducted a survey of merchants and found reasonable support for such an ordinance. SEEC Chair Carolyn Mattoon has been researching possible wording for the ordinance.

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Former principal honored by Sharon Center School

SHARON — Former Sharon Center School  Principal Patricia Chamberlain walked into the new Gallery of Graduates and looked at the framed photos of past graduating classes. Each photo evoked memories for her. Although she left the school to become assistant superintendent of the Region One School District in 2001, Chamberlain still had ample time to get to know generations of Sharon students. 

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SCS Class of 2019 ready to take on the world

SHARON — For the 13 members of Sharon Center School’s eighth grade class, Monday, June 17, marked their transition from eighth grade to high school. 
Most of the students in this small class have known each other since kindergarten.

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State to provide update on Sharon Hospital on June 27

SHARON — The grassroots Save Sharon Hospital group has invited representatives from the state Office of Health Strategies to hold an information meeting at Sharon Town Hall on Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. 
A representative of the state agency said that the meeting is “an educational forum and chance for people to ask questions related to the Office of Health Strategies’ work. 

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