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The river bank at Housatonic Meadows State Park in Sharon was laid bare by tree-cutting last winter, but state officials and environmental groups are making plans to fight invasive plants and bank erosion. Photo by Brian Wilcox

DEEP teams up with environmental groups

SHARON – The protests over the cutting of trees in Housatonic Meadows State Park last winter that brought policy changes at the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), also led to a sprouting collaboration between the state and environmental groups with a goal to preserve and replenish the natural resources at the park.

SCS names new principal

SHARON — The Board of Education announced last week the selection of Carol Tomkalski as the new principal at Sharon Center School.

The appointment followed a search process to find a successor to Principal Karen Manning, who plans to retire at the end of the current school year.

Tomkalski will begin her duties on July 1.


Ray Wilkens, appointed administrator at Sharon Health  Care Center, during recent early evening rounds. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

Wilkens prefers a personal touch as new head of Sharon Health Care Center

SHARON — Ray Wilkens looks forward to dinner time. Not to eat, but to assist with meal service and greet residents at Sharon Health Care Center (SHCC), where he was hired on April 4 as the 88-bed skilled nursing home’s newest administrator.

Sharon lowers mill rate

SHARON — Following the annual town meeting held on Friday, May 13, the Board of Finance met to set the town’s mill rate for 2022-23, deciding on a slightly lower rate.

The new mill rate was set at 14.4, a reduction of 0.1 from the current rate of 14.5.

The meeting lasted seven minutes.

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