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SHARON — Minor adjustments to Sharon town ordinances were approved at a sparsely attended town meeting held on Friday, Aug. 23. Voting was unanimously in favor of the wording changes.

Approved was a change in the regulations to allow for posting the annual proposed budget on the town’s website, thereby reducing, but not eliminating, a requirement for hard-copy printing. 

As a result, proposed budgets will be able to be accessed on the website at least five days before the annual budget town meeting. The decision will allow the town to print fewer paper...

Sharon

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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Marking 10 years since 9/11 tragedy

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SHARON — The Sharon Ecumenical Clergy Association held a 10th anniversary service of remembrance at the Congregational Church on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Before the service, fire department volunteers parked a ladder truck in front of the church and hoisted a large American flag into the air.
Clergy participants were the Rev. Terry Ryan, Sharon Congregational Church; the Rev. Jody Guerrera, Sharon Congregational Church; the Rev. Francis Fador, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church; the Rev. Jon Widing, Christ Church Episcopal and the Rev. Kwang-il Kim, Sharon United Methodist Church.

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New programs to start new year at school

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SHARON — Sharon Center School (SCS) began the 2011-12 school year with 192 students, a slight decline from a year ago. Principal Karen Manning said there is a smaller kindergarten class this year, though she expects enrollment to remain fairly level for the next 10 years.
Numbers fluctuate each year and sometimes even change in the first month of school. The official student population is calculated at the beginning of October for all schools in the region.

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American Legion dinners

No one goes home hungry
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SHARON — As part of its annual fundraising activities, Sharon’s American Legion Post 126 holds seven all-you-can-eat dinners each year.
On Sept. 10 the post offered a roast pork dinner. Walking into the Klebes building on the Millerton Road, the smell of fresh cooking filled the air.
Ray Aakjar, one of the dinner’s organizers said, “This is an all-you-can-eat affair with all the fixings. Nobody goes home hungry.”

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