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A peaceful protest was held on Jan. 13 against the cutting of pine and hardwood trees at Housatonic Meadow State Park in Sharon. Photo by Lans Christensen

Seeing the forest and the trees in a multi-layered protest against DEEP actions

SHARON — In the end, they were not able to overcome the might of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and its fleet of mighty rolling steel. The 66 pine trees that DEEP had determined were a safety hazard were cut down on Thursday, Jan.

The Hotchkiss Library is likely to remain at the Herbert Klebes American Legion Hall until renovations of the library building are complete, possibly in January 2023. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

Same story: Construction costs delay renovation at library

SHARON — With fundraising nearing the $3 million goal, anticipation is growing for residents who are awaiting the start of construction and interior restoration work at the historic Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, serving the community since 1893.


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