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SHARON — Native Americans used their land differently from the way the settlers sought to use it, but historical inquiry shows strong overlap, according to Brent Colley’s talk, “Indian Pathways,”presented on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Sharon’s Christ Church Episcopal.

More than 20 people attended an old-fashioned church potluck supper, one of a series being held to commemorate this year’s 200th anniversary of the church’s consecration. Each supper features a talk on local history. 

Colley serves as the town’s first selectman...

Sharon

‘Fill the Truck’ food drive

SHARON — Until Sunday, May 27, Sunday school students from the Sharon Congregational Church and St. Bernard’s Church will hold a food drive called “Fill the Truck” to benefit the Food of Life Pantry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia.
Every day a firetruck will be parked in front of the Sharon Congregational Church to accept donations of nonperishable food and household products.
Call the Rev. Jody Guerrera at 860-364-5002 or go to www.sharonchurchonline.org.

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Grant helps save energy, money at Sharon firehouse

SHARON — The Sharon Energy Task Force, through funds that it received under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, is assisting the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department to insulate the firehouse by providing more than $16,000 toward the project.

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Event encouraged turning off the TV set

SHARON — The Sharon Center School PTO sponsored its annual TV Turnoff Week, with activities held daily to offer families an alternative to watching television.
On Monday there was a family pool party at The Hotchkiss School; on Tuesday, it was Pajama Story Hour with school librarian Judy Gafney for grades kindergarten to four, and board games for older students. Wednesday was family fitness night, featuring a walk around the town Green. On Thursday, students and their families played bingo in the cafeteria.

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Vote on budgets is May 11

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SHARON — More than 60 people attended the Board of Finance (BOF) public hearing on Friday, April 27, on the proposed municipal and education budgets for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.
Immediately after the hearing, the BOF went into a special meeting to make any final changes before voting to forward the budgets to a town meeting vote at Town Hall on Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m.
Education budget

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Magazine editor helps clients to love their homes

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SHARON —When a magazine editor who has worked for Glamour, McCalls, Self and Prevention magazines for about 14 years gets tired of living in a big city and wants to pursue her real passion, what does she do?
For Cybele Eidenschenk it meant that two years after she moved to Sharon she could finally do what she knows she was meant to do.

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Town meeting approves new plan for electing selectmen

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SHARON — At a town meeting held on April 20 and attended by more than 50 people, a motion was passed to change the way selectmen are elected.
In early April the town clerk’s office received a petition from 23 eligible town voters to call a town meeting to discuss changing the election process for the board members. This plan will not affect how the first selectman is chosen; it will only impact voting for the other two members of the board.
First selectman

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Sharon Board of Finance postpones action on road repair funds

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SHARON — At a Sharon Board of Finance (BOF) meeting on April 18, there was long and intense discussion about completing road repairs not included in last year’s $6 million road repair project.
The money used for the townwide road repair project was funded by a bond issue. However, there was not enough money to complete all town roads. Several are still in need of work.

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Cab company, road and bridge repairs at BOS

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SHARON — Valley Cab Co. of Plainville, Conn., is coming to area towns seeking support for a plan to expand into the Northwest Corner.
The company wants to serve Kent, Salisbury, Canaan (Falls Village), North Canaan and Sharon; the Kent Board of Selectmen has already endorsed the expansion.
Valley Cab must ultimately get permission from the state Department of Transportation.
Much of the company’s business comes from providing rides to, for example, medical appointments. The Sharon Board of Selectmen endorsed the company’s plan at its meeting April 10.

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SCS nonresident tuition stays flat

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SHARON — At the regular meeting of the Sharon Board of Education on April 16, it was decided to continue the current tuition levels for students attending Sharon Center School from outside the district for the 2012-13 school year.
The tuitions are $12,500 for kindergarten through grade four and $14,000 for grades five to eight.
There are not currently any tuition students at the school. None are expected in the coming school year.

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Chore Service seeks space at 67 Main St.

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SHARON — Lea Davies, president of the Chore Service, came to the Board of Selectmen’smeeting April 10 to discuss the possibility of the nonprofit service agency occupying vacant office space upstairs at 67 Main St.
The building on Main Street is owned by the town; space is leased to WHDD-Robin Hood Radio/Tri-State Communications.
The Chore Service is making plans to vacate the space it currently uses at Town Hall sometime this summer.

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