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Jerry Milner, a state forester, inspects a newly planted witch hazel shrub at Housatonic Meadows State Park on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Photo by John Coston

Housatonic Meadows: Restoration marches to fall schedule

SHARON — State workers arrived with heavy equipment at Housatonic Meadows State Park on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to plant trees and prepare the park for restoration.

The same environmentalists who last winter fought the state’s broad-scale tree-cutting were on the scene, lending a hand and collaborating on the renewal work.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) spoke at the Save Sharon Hospital rally in Sharon on Sunday, Oct. 16. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Sharon Hospital: Rally draws hundreds as hearing postponed

SHARON — A crowd of more than 300 people, including U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), came to the Sharon town Green Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, to protest the plan to close Sharon Hospital’s labor and delivery unit and reconfigure the intensive care unit.

Dr. Ron Santos, right, director of Sharon Hospital’s Emergency Department, reviews a patient chart with medical staff. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

Sharon Hospital: A rural hospital’s routine

Editor’s note: Sharon Hospital’s plans to eliminate Labor and Delivery and substitute its Intensive Care Unit with a Progressive Care Unit have captured headlines for months. This story takes an overall look at the hospital’s services.


Climate change and carbon capture were the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Sharon Audubon Center on Sunday, Sept. 25 at LionRock Farm in Sharon. Eileen Fielding of Sharon Audubon kicked off the discussion. Photo by Leila Hawken

Audubon hosts its first carbon capture panel

SHARON — Although the rate of progression is imperceptibly gradual, climate change spurred on by carbon in the atmosphere is relentless, a force that needs to be resisted.

Photo by Libby Hall-Abeel

Sharon Fire fundraiser

Fire Chief Eric Golden of the Sharon Fire Department, left, and Bobby Carberry, assistant chief, shown with a drawing of a tanker  truck slated to replace the department’s 32-year-old tanker. The occasion was a fundraiser for the Sharon Fire Department & Ambulance Squad  held Saturday, Sept.

Cornwall Consolidated School teachers who received gift bags of school supplies are, Front row: from left, Joe Markow, Danielle Krueger, Kirsten Gray. Back row: from left, Helena Sweet, Karen Lindstrom, Laura Munson, Will Vincent, Cathy Binkowski. Photo submitted

School supply gift bags go to teachers in Region One

SHARON— Demonstrating community spirit, two local residents distributed gift bags filled with essential school supplies to teachers throughout the Region One School District, anticipating the beginning of a new school year.

Nick Moore, left, board member of the Save Sharon Hospital organization, Dr. Howard Mortman, center, obstetrics and gynecology, and Dr. David Kurish, internal medicine and cardiology, led a roundtable discussion of proposed cuts in services at Sharon Hospital from the physicians’ perspective on Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Bernard Church in Sharon. Photo by Leila Hawken

Save Sharon Hospital: First roundtable brings physicians’ pleas for help

SHARON — The first of three public roundtables coordinated by the Save Sharon Hospital (SSH) citizens’ organization to rally support in opposition to planned cuts in services at the hospital was held on Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Bernard Church in Sharon.


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