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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

A walking, rolling tribute

Speed was the order of the day for the Sharon Classic Road Race to benefit the Sharon Day Care, held on Saturday, May 4. But everyone slowed down for a moment before the beginning of the 5 mile run/walk race to pay homage to the memory of Jack Murtagh, a beloved retail business owner and dedicated fire company volunteer who died on April 25 and whose memorial Mass was held that morning. For race results and photos, see A brief respite from rain for Sharon Classic road race. 

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Supreme Court poised to alter policy

SHARON — The Supreme Court is likely to be the most conservative court in 80 years, according to Stephen Wermiel, a journalist, author and law professor at American University.
Wermiel spoke at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, May 5.
He said he thought it likely that the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts at the helm, will be similar to the Supreme Court of the early 1960s, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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Wildly different bids for Sharon Green project

SHARON — A project to solve drainage problems on the town Green took a step ahead as the Sharon Board of Selectmen opened two sealed bids received from landscaping contractors at their meeting on Tuesday, April 23.
In addition to regrading the Green to promote proper rainwater runoff, the project calls for installation of granite curbing to enhance appearance and deter soil erosion.
Bids were received from Sharon Lawn and Landscaping and RAR Excavation and Building in  Torrington.

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Sharon budget vote will be held on May 10

SHARON — Following a budget public hearing on Friday April 26, Sharon voters approved municipal and education budgets for the 2019-20 fiscal year to go to a town meeting on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. 
About 50 Sharon residents came to the hearing, filling the upstairs meeting room.
First Selectman Brent Colley presented the municipal budget proposal, which is a request for $4,170,155, an increase of 1.7% or $71,449. 

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Hatching fun at Audubon egg day

SHARON — On Saturday, April 20, at the Audubon Center in Sharon, Erica Clark confirmed that bunnies do not, in fact, lay eggs. 
Clark was leading an educational program about eggs when the question arose. The program drew two young naturalists, Sophie Natt and Nora Warren, to learn about all things egg-related.
To start off, Sophie, age 6, defined eggs: “They are little things that are oval shaped and they have something in them, like a baby animal or candy.” 

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Barred Owl Watch

SHARON — Peggy Martinez was out on a stroll through the woods near her Sharon home last week when she spotted a large barred owl, sitting owlishly in a tree. The owl seemed confident that its feathers would act as camouflage, so it didn’t stir when Martinez went to get her husband, Oscar. 
He returned with his iPhone X and found the owl more or less where his wife had seen her. 

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Health Quest is now part of Nuvance Health

SHARON — The owner of Sharon Hospital has merged with the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), following state and federal approvals that were finalized on April 1.
The new combined company will be known as Nuvance Health. 
Health Quest, a not-for-profit network of medical providers and hospitals in nearby New York state, purchased Sharon Hospital in August 2017. The company also was negotiating with WCHN to form a partnership. 

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Nancy Lee (Saunders) Ongley

SHARON — Nancy Lee (Saunders) Ongley, 86, peacefully entered into eternal rest at her home on March 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, April 6, at The Sharon Congregational Church in Sharon. Friends and family are invited to a reception at the church immediately following the services. 

A private burial at the Salisbury Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon. 

A grave tour celebrates medical history

SHARON — Saturday, March 30, was a warm day that confirmed spring’s arrival.
It wasn’t exactly the kind of day you associate with visiting a graveyard. Nonetheless, a group of about 30 people gathered at Sharon’s Hillside Cemetery to learn the history and stories behind some of the gravestones. 
The tour was led by Marge Smith and Susan Shepard, both curators and researchers for the Sharon Historical Society; Historical Society Director Jen Owens also took part.

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Manslaughter charge follows fatal 2018 crash

SHARON — Christopher Hoyt, 18, of Sharon was arrested by the Connecticut State Police on March 27 at Torrington Superior Court and charged with manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle and misconduct with a motor vehicle. 
Hoyt had already been arrested last summer, on lesser charges, following the car crash last summer in which his friend and passenger Lukas Kosko, 18, of North Canaan was killed.

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