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COVID-19 and other challenges to the supply chain are increasing the cost of building supplies. Sharon hopes to move ahead with building repairs before costs get even higher. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Rising cost of materials adds urgency to Community Hall restoration project

SHARON — Escalating materials costs led the Board of Selectmen to agree to move ahead on getting estimates for renovating the interior of the Community Hall.

A review of the proposal and discussion of the cost of delay were discussed at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

State Police Trooper Roy Dungan, at left, and Lt. Alain Bisson, commanding officer for Troop B, participated in an informational forum on Friday, Oct. 15, at Veterans’ Field. Photo by Leila Hawken

Sharon homeowners discuss hiring a resident state trooper

SHARON — The Sharon selectmen heard from residents once again about their concerns with parking, speeding and crime — but this time they did it with two State Police troopers in attendance to listen to and respond to community concerns.

Property owners on River and Dawn Hill Roads in Sharon are already concerned about an excess of cars as visitors come to enjoy the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River. A new trail being planned for Dawn Hill  is raising concerns about an increase in parking problems. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Concerns in Sharon about too many visitors to river and trails

SHARON — Even before COVID-19, towns on the Housatonic River have had problems with visitors from New York and from Connecticut cities coming to the Northwest Corner for picnics along the shore and swims in the river.

‘We all want the hospital here’

SHARON — Rick Cantele grew up in the Northwest Corner, went to school here, has worked here since he graduated from college. He’s been a basketball coach at both the local elementary school and high school. He’s coached youth hockey and soccer and has been a member of many local boards over the years. Everybody knows Rick.

Some participants in the Oct. 2 Women’s March in Kent expressed concern about local access to reproductive care if Nuvance closes obstetrics at Sharon Hospital. Photo by Lans Christensen

Medical staff votes 25 to 1 to oppose Nuvance plan

SHARON — Members of the Sharon Hospital medical community were told on Wednesday morning, Sept. 29, about Nuvance’s plans for the hospital’s future — including the closing of the labor and delivery unit, and reductions in surgical services and critical care. The medical community first heard the plan only hours before the general public.


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