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SHARON — It’s not news that Sharon’s Ed Kirby has a new book. He’s chronicled the geological and industrial industry of the Northwest Corner since 1995 (“Exploring the Berkshire Hills”) and 1998 (“Echoes of Iron in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner”). 

Those surveys plus Victor C. Rolando’s “200 Years of Soot and Sweat” (1993) were foundation works in my local history library as I began my own investigations into the still little-recognized influence of the three-state Salisbury Iron District on the region...

Sharon

Frost riverfront parcel is protected

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SHARON — The Sharon Land Trust (SLT) and The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) have closed on the purchase of a conservation easement on 20 acres of riverfront farm owned by Denny Frost.
“My [late] wife, Charlotte, would be supremely happy to see this land conserved,” Frost said. “We started talking about the possibility of preserving the riverfront meadows with [HVA Executive Director] Lynn Werner many years ago.”
Charlotte (Gay) Frost died in April 2009.
“The Frost property has 1,480 feet of river frontage and is extraordinarily beautiful,” Werner said.

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In first draft, Sharon Center budget up 6.89%

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SHARON — The first draft of the proposed 2012-13 Sharon Board of Education budget was discussed at the regular board meeting on Feb. 13.
The total proposed budget was $6,256,753, which is $17,964 less than the $6,274,717 2011-2012 budgeted amount. However, the new document also estimated that actual 2011-2012 expenditures will end up at $6,181,341.
If that turns out to be a realistic estimate of current year expenditures, the proposed budget for next year would represent an increase of $75,412.

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Diagonal parking at Hamlin House

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SHARON — At the Feb. 14 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Elizabeth Hall, an alternate member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), spoke to the selectmen about P&Z concerns regarding parking on Upper Main Street in front of the Hamlin House.
“We are recommending that you, as a board, look into instituting diagonal parking and that at the same time you consider making that section of Upper Main Street one-way southbound,” Hall said.

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Road races, new storage on ‘to do’ list for town

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SHARON — Planning has begun for the annual road race to benefit the Sharon Day Care Center. At their meeting Feb. 14, the selectmen approved the use of West Woods Road, Boland Road, the town Green and Town Hall Parking lot for portable facilities for the May 5 run.
Plans are also being made for a triathlon to be held June 23. The Board of Recreation and Youth and the triathlon coordinators submitted a request to the Board of Selectmen, as the legal traffic authority for Sharon, to use Mudge Pond Road and Mudge Town Road for the triathlon to be held on June 23. The request was granted.

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BOE covers wide range of topics at meeting

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SHARON — Budget discussions have begun for the next fiscal year, which will begin July 1.
At the Sharon Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Feb. 13, Sharon’s Region One Board representative, Marilyn Yerks, said the town of Sharon had 102 students enrolled at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) in the 2010-11 school year. In the 2011-12 year, there are 79 students. Yerks said that will mean an approximate $300,000 reduction in Sharon’s assessment.

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Nine members and a mission for long-range plan group

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SHARON — The recently re-established Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) now has nine members, according to First Selectman Robert Loucks.
The committee members were announced at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
They are Jessica Fowler (chairman), Ray Aakjar II, Thomas Bartram, Mike Beck, Douglas Cahill, Alexandra Hunter, Dale Jones and Liz Shapiro.
The members were approved by a vote of the board.
An organizational meeting of the committee will be held Feb. 29 at 7 p.m., so the group can designate a secretary and begin work.

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Bucket brigade

Sap collected from maple trees at the Sharon Audubon Center on Route 4 supplies the center’s sugarhouse, where it is boiled down to amber-colored syrup. For dates and times of this year’s MapleFest. Click here to see another photo.

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Sap is up and running in preparation for MapleFest

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Reading ahead at Sharon Center Read Aloud Day

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SHARON — Sharon Center School (SCS) held its annual Read Aloud Day on Wednesday morning, Feb. 8.
A group of volunteer adult readers visited the school to read books donated by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and the Alcoa Foundation to each class.

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Bridge repairs set to move forward

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SHARON — The Board of Selectmen agreed at a special meeting on Feb. 10 to proceed with repairs of the Mitchelltown Road bridge, which has been closed to traffic for several years.
The selectmen reached a verbal agreement with Jay and Kathy Metz, whose property abuts the bridge. Steel guardrails will be used in the repairs instead of wood, with the option of painting them after 12 months. The Metzes will grant the town a temporary construction easement and a maintenance agreement to allow for repairs to the bridge by the town as needed.

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