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Ed Kirby, a respected and beloved community member, died Feb. 1. He received many honors throughout his life, including in 2015 (photo above) a bur oak  dedicated to him at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Photo by Janet Manko

A giant is now gone: Ed Kirby

SHARON — Ed Kirby, who died on Monday, Feb. 1, at the age of 93, embodied everything that was good about the Northwest Corner of Connecticut.

This photo of the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon was taken in 1900. The glass negative was reproduced by Sharon resident Jonathan Doster in 2008, when plans were first being made to renovate and expand the cozy library. Photo reproduced by Jonathan Doster

A tribute to a lovely library that needs to grow

Plans are being presented in 2021 to the town of Sharon  for a renovation and expansion of the town’s library, known as the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. Plans were most recently presented in 2008 for a similar expansion and at that time this history of the building was published in The Lakeville Journal.

David R. Chase​

SHARON — David R. Chase Jr., 69, of Amenia Union Road, passed peacefully Dec. 4, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.

David was born July 18, 1951, in Sharon, the son of Alice (Cookingham) and David Chase Sr. 


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