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SHARON — Water drainage problems around the Sharon Green can now be solved following action by voters who assembled at a town meeting on Friday, Dec. 7.

The voters agreed to appropriate up to $496,000 for a Sharon Green Rehabilitation Project.

The meeting was attended by 15 town residents, most of whom voted to approve the project, with a minority voting to oppose the plan.

Barbara Prindle was elected moderator for the meeting, which began with an overview of the need for a drainage solution and the Sharon Green Committee’s proposed solution. 

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Sharon

Roadwork update

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SHARON — At a special Board of Selectmen road meeting on Friday, July 22, it was announced the following road work was scheduled for the week of July 25 to 29:
Monday, July 25 — Backfilling roads and prepping driveways, various roads around town.
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27 — Driveway paving, various roads around town.
Thursday, July 28 — Backfilling driveways, various roads around town.
Friday, July 29 — Paving South Ellsworth Road.

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Albright still lifes exhibited at Town Hall

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SHARON — Someone once said, “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person to do.” Sharon resident and artist Judy Albright is just such a person.
In addition to running a specialized interior design business, Home Potential-Interior Design; teaching painting; volunteering at her church, the Sharon Women’s Club and the Sharon Historical Society; Albright finds time to take art classes and paint still life studies in pastels.
This month, until July 31, 28 pieces of her work are on display in the gallery on the main floor at Town Hall.

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Easy Fix

Need to check the undercarriage? No big deal for gravity-pull car competitors in Sunday’s Adult Soap Box Derby in Sharon.

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New place to play at Sharon Center

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SHARON — Several years ago the Sharon Center School (SCS) PTO and school officials realized the existing wood playground equipment had to be replaced. Made of pressure-treated wood, it was splintering and infested with wood-boring bees.
The PTO undertook responsibility for raising funds for a new $65,000 playground. Through community support, fundraisers and several grants, the PTO accumulated $35,000. At that point, knowing the old equipment was no longer safe for students, the PTO decided to split the project into two phases. The $35,000 in hand was used to complete Phase One.

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Trust to conduct housing survey

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SHARON — At the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 12, the selectmen agreed to sponsor a housing needs survey for the Sharon Housing Trust.
While the selectmen will be the official sponsors, the survey will be paid for by the trust. The goal of the survey is to determine the housing needs of people who live and or work in Sharon.

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Bringing books to life by sharing them with others

SHARON — Judy Gafney, the librarian at Sharon Center School, held a summer book club for children at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. The group met on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. from July 5 to 19.
Gafney first formed a parent-and-child discussion group at Sharon Center School four years ago with students who were in first grade. She believes that, “You get so much more from a book when you talk about it,” and started the group as a way to get children excited about reading.
The discussion group during school was funded by a grant from the school’s Millenium Fund.

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Prince seeks the minuscule

Author to appear at book signing at library Aug. 5
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SHARON — Journalist Cathryn Prince has a passion for little-known episodes of history. It was this passion that led her to write “A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science,” which she will sign at the fifth annual Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Summer Book Signing on Friday, Aug. 5.

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‘Finally getting good roads’

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SHARON — The Board of Selectmen held a roadwork update meeting on Friday, July 15. Approximately eight people attended — including the three selectmen and several media representatives.
From July 18 to 22, road crews worked on Herb Road, King Hill Road, Northrup Road, Skiff Mountain Road,South Ellsworth Road and West Woods Road No. 2. The road contractor also will do driveway repairs.

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Special guests from Mexico at Silver Lake summer camp

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SHARON — When registration opens for week five at the Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon on Sunday, July 24, four campers will have traveled a little farther and overcome more obstacles to get there than most.

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Goal made for Danbury man: Bicycle to all 169 towns and cities in Connecticut

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SHARON — What does a 34-year-old Danbury man, who dislikes what he calls “the car culture,” do to be true to his beliefs?
In 2001, then-24-year-old David Bonan made a vow to give up his automobile and rely only on his bicycle and public transportation.
“Cars keep people from interacting,” Bonan said in an interview this week. “In a car you just fly by people and never take time to stop and talk with them.”
As a freelance journalist, political organizer and documentary filmmaker, Bonan is someone who thrives on communicating with others.

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