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SHARON — Deborah Wendell proudly announces the engagement of her daughter Crissy Bouplon to Sherman Palmer of Sharon.  The couple plan to have a private ceremony in the near future on their sailboat.

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Residents flatten speed humps idea

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SHARON — The Sharon Board of Selectmen held a hearing on July 27 at Town Hall to discuss a speed hump petition from Mitchelltown Road resident James Metz.
The petitioner would like the town to install speed humps on the road to slow traffic down. The road, which is closed at present while bridge repairs are being made, runs through Metz’ property.
First Selectman Robert Loucks said that repairs on the Mitchelltown Road bridge will be complete this year.

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Road work planned on Skiff Mountain

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SHARON — At a special Board of Selectmen’s roadwork meeting on Friday, July 29, it was announced the following road work was scheduled to be done the week of Aug. 1 to 5:
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 2, driveways and aprons, various roads around town.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, driveway paving, various roads around town.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5, prep work in the Skiff Mountain area.

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Henry Kissinger equally comfortable on world and small-town stages

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SHARON — International diplomacy and rustic community support come together next weekend at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon when Henry Kissinger will be among the authors at the 15th annual Sharon Summer Book Signing on the Green, Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Kissinger will be there with his latest book, “On China.”
The part-time Kent resident has the distinction of being the only secretary of state most people can name. For some, it was because he served during the memorable presidency of Richard Nixon (and then Gerald Ford).

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Four wheels and a lot of faith for gravity car racers

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SHARON — The Sharon Fire Department held its third annual Adult Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 23, at Veterans’ Field. The day started out overcast with clouds. As race time neared, the clouds vanished and sunshine blanketed the spectator area and the downhill race section of the road.
The derby was a fundraiser for the Sharon Fire Department. Although countless people helped out, it was organized by Eugene Aakjar.

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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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