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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...

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Morris, Korda among scribes at book signing

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SHARON — The combination of a large enthusiastic group of readers, a roster of sought-after authors, nice weather and much genuine community support for the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon assured the library’s 15th annual book signing event was a success.
Held on Friday evening, Aug. 5, the signing attracted about 400 people who were eager to purchase books and have them signed by the authors. The entry fee to the event was $25.
Thirty-two authors sat at tables under the tent on the lawn outside the library and signed copies of their books.

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Craft vendors drew crowd to Sharon Green Saturday

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SHARON — Even at 10 a.m., cars already lined the streets along the Green and parking was hard to find. The Sharon on the Green Arts and Crafts fair once again drew a healthy crowd of vendors and shoppers Saturday, Aug. 6.
Crafters from near and far, old friends and new, offered everything from the ubiquitous American Girl doll clothes to decoupaged light switch covers.
Richard Heys and his wife, Anna, of Litchfield sold hand-carved wooden bowls made from local wood.

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Motor Lodge sold to Mizza Pizza owners

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SHARON — The Sharon Motor Lodge was recently sold. Robin Leech of Robinson Leech Real Estate in Lakeville represented the owner of the property, Salisbury Bank and Trust Co. Leech said the property sold for $400,000.
It was reported the purchaser is a member of the family that owns the Mizza pizzerias in the area (including one at the Sharon Farm Market). The name of the new owner is Todie Canie, the brother of Eddie Canie (who many people know as Eddie Mizza).
It is believed that they are already beginning renovations and will reopen the complex as a motor lodge.

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Lease might be needed on Mitchelltown for repairwork

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SHARON — The Board of Selectmen held a special meetingon Friday, Aug. 5, to discuss repairs to the Mitchelltown Road bridge — and the possible need to lease land along Mitchelltown Road to store equipment.
First Selectman Robert Loucks tried to recuse himself at the beginning of the meeting, saying there is a possible conflict of interest because he owns property on Mitchelltown Road.
The other two selectmen (John Mathews and Meg Szalewicz) told Loucks they’d prefer to have him take part in the discussion.

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Artist draws on family history

SHARON — Warren Prindle, a painter and Housatonic Valley Regional High School art teacher, is a natural choice for a show at the Sharon Historical Society. His family has roots in the Northwest Corner going back to the 18th century and the society is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Prindle’s show, Native Son, showcases the work of a man with a truly historic connection to the town.
“Artists like to learn from the past,” he said, sitting in his Sharon studio for an interview last week.

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Sharon Candidates for 2011 Elections

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SHARON – The Sharon Democratic slate of candidates that ran on the Sharon page in the Aug. 4 issue of The Lakeville Journal is still pending; the documentation certifying party endorsement has not yet been filed with the Sharon Town Clerk and the state of Connecticut. There will be updates on this situation as they are confirmed by the town clerk and the Sharon Democratic Caucus chair.

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Morris among authors at Aug. 5 event

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SHARON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author (and Kent resident) Edmund Morris will be among more than two dozen authors taking part in the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s 15th annual Summer Book Signing benefit on Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Morris, who was born in Kenya, is best known for his biographies of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. His newest work, “Colonel Roosevelt,” is part of a trilogy of works on the 26th president of the U.S.
The first book in the series,
“The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,” published in 1979, earned him the Pulitzer.

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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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