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Kent April 15, 2021

Two of three approvals have now been given that would allow the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon to expand. Image courtesy Hotchkiss Library

Hotchkiss Library in Sharon comes closer to moving forward with ADA, expansion

SHARON — Upgrades and an expansion of the 128-year-old Hotchkiss Library of Sharon have been stymied for decades as the library board sought approvals from various town boards and commissions.


Image courtesy Hotchkiss Library of Sharon

Library close to getting OK for restoration plans

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon has received Historic District Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals approval for what Executive Director Gretchen Hachmeister calls “a modest expansion and a comprehensive restoration of our historic interior.  The project, most importantly, will make the library handicapped accessible.” After clearing t


Sharon Aububon Center’s Education Program Manager Wendy Miller continues to bring informative wildlife  demonstrations to residents, even online. Photo submitted

Honoring Sharon Audubon’s Wendy Miller

SHARON — Wendy Miller, education program manager at the Sharon Audubon Center, was recently recognized as the COEEA (Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association) 2021 Environmental Educator of the Year.


Many Tri-state garden centers remained open through the winter, or opened for the 2021 season on March 20. Chris and Sarah Coon, in the photo above, opened Paley’s Farm Market in Sharon earlier than expected, because of the warm weather last week. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

COVID-19 will once again have an impact on area garden centers

SHARON — There will still be snow, of course, but spring is officially here and with it comes the opening of area garden centers — many of whom opened for business on that first spring day, Saturday, March 20. 

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