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Remembering Tim Riley and his years of service umpiring and refereeing local sports programs, family and friends dedicated a memorial bench and shade tree in his honor at Veterans’ Field on Thursday, Oct. 28. Standing are Riley’s sisters-in-law, Lisa, at left, and Barbara; and seated are Riley’s daughter, Lauren, and brother Kevin. Photo by Leila Hawken

Dedication ceremony honors the service of Tim Riley at Veterans’ Field

SHARON — Parents watching their children enjoy the newly installed playscape at Veterans’ Field may do so from the new pine bench honoring Tim Riley’s years of service to area sports.

Miner and Horn weigh in on planned end to obstetrics unit at Sharon Hospital

SHARON — The state legislators for the Region One towns told The Lakeville Journal that they are paying close attention to the plan to close the obstetrics unit at Sharon Hospital.

In a phone interview Thursday, Oct. 28, state Sen. Craig Miner (R-30) said he has received a lot of calls and emails about the hospital.

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.


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