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SHARON — The Sharon selectmen scheduled a town meeting for Friday, Aug. 23, to approve modifications to existing ordinances concerning such topics as the numbers of hard copies of proposed budgets to be produced in advance of the annual budget town meetings in view of the growing number of people who access the information on the town’s website; an amendment to the building fees subsection; and amendments to the ordinances governing highway construction and driveways. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Also at the Sharon board meeting, which was on...

Sharon

The postman cometh

Autumn is here and winter is coming — which means that many roadside postal boxes could soon be waylaid by heavy snow flying off the ends of snowplows. Their plainness is in no way indicative of the array of family letters, postcards, catalogs, packages, invoices, advertisers or greeting cards they may hold.

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Cutting and styling hair to help fight cancer

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SHARON — Linda Decker-Peck, owner of L’s Hair Studio will hold the second annual Cutting for Cancer event on Monday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“There’s no fixed charge that day to get your hair cut, trimmed or styled,” Peck said. “Customers pay whatever they want and 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.”
Peck said she holds the Cuts for Cancer event to celebrate the opening of her studio in Sharon two years ago.

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Wound treatment unit part of hospital’s health, Blumenthal says

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SHARON — “I wasn’t here in 1909 when Sharon Hospital was created,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal at last Thursday’s opening ceremony for the hospital’s new wound center (Sept. 29). “But I was here when the hospital almost closed, when it was struggling to stay open.”
Blumenthal was Connecticut’s attorney general in 2002, when the small rural facility converted from a nonprofit to a for-profit, under the ownership of Essent Healthcare in Nashville, Tenn.

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What happens when pigs fly in Sharon?

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SHARON — Bennett Chinn, proprietor of When Pigs Fly barbecue restaurant and catering company in Sharon, has spent his entire working life in culinary pursuits.
As a youngster, he was most influenced by his mother, who was a chef. When he got a bit older he trained at the world famous Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

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Waitin’ in the rain

Soaked — and with little rain gear to protect them — Jon Aakjar and Lewis Savoy, both 17, waited in a downpour Friday for their ride home from school.

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For now, no more Mizza’s in Sharon

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SHARON — As of this week, the popular Mizza’s Pizza stand at the Sharon Farm Market is no longer open.
Owner Eddie “Mizza” Canie said he’s understaffed at the moment and needs to consolidate all his workers at the Lakeville Mizza’s Pizza restaurant, which will remain open.
“I want to send a huge apology to all my customers,” Canie said in an interview this week. “I hate to let everyone down but I’m having trouble finding workers and there’s a lot going on in my life, I just don’t have enough time to keep the pizza stand open.”

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Around the world and back

Blagden paintings at library
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SHARON — Salisbury resident Allen Blagden’s paintings of wildlife have been exhibited in New York, Boston, Pittsfield, Hartford, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, London, Paris and elsewhere. He served as an illustrator for the Serengeti National Park in Kenya; the Department of Ornithology at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and Abercrombie and Kent in East Africa. He has earned numerous awards for his work.
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon will host a two month show of Blagden’s work, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.

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At tense meeting of selectmen, fingers are pointed and pointed back

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SHARON — At a meeting of the Board of Selectmen Sept. 13, there was extensive, and at times heated, discussion among the selectmen concerning the King Hill Road drainage project that was completed last year.
First Selectman Bob Loucks accused contractor and Sharon resident Florien Palmer of double billing the town for work he had done. Selectmen John Mathews and Meg Szalewicz did not support the first selectman’s accusation.
Loucks also said Palmer has not yet been paid any money by the town for this project.

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Old clothing can earn new money for school

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SHARON — The Sharon Center School PTO has installed two clothing drop bins at the school as a way to raise funds for school projects.
“The PTO has contracted with USAgain to place two clothing collection bins on school property, to make it easy for parents and any community members to donate old clothing,” explained Alex Hunter, the PTO secretary. “The clothing will earn money for us and the projects we do for the students.”

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EMS volunteers hone skills at institute

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SHARON — The EMS Institute at Sharon Hospital hosted the third module of the New England Council of EMS Leadership seminars on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The institute presents one module each year. There are a total of eight modules.
Eleven emergency services volunteers from Connecticut and New York attended this seminar, which focused mainly on finances and record keeping. It was geared toward EMS captains, chiefs, officers and financial managers.
The seminar costs $50 for the full day, and includes meals, according to EMS Institute Coordinator David Cadwell.

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