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SHARON — This year, the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Our upcoming fall fundraiser celebrating this milestone will be held at the historic Sharon home Weatherstone. How this came to be is just one of the special stories that happen at the library all the time.

Elaine Bresee is a regular visitor to the library. She says that she’s warmly greeted whenever she walks in, adding that the staff knows her literary tastes and that their recommendations are always spot on. Elaine, in short, loves the place.

On one of her visits,...

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Well-known Secrets

Dana Brandwein Oates was one of the vendors at Trade Secrets, held in Sharon last weekend, selling handmade porcelain ware she crafts for dbO Home. For story and another photo, see Watering the flowers of 2018’s Trade Secrets.

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Sharon voters give nod to new budget plans

SHARON — Voters unanimously approved all budget proposals at the annual town meeting, held Friday, May 11, at Town Hall. 
No comments were offered by the 60 residents attending. All of the votes on all of the items were passed unanimously. John Perotti served as moderator.
A strong voice vote approved the budgets as presented by the finance board, showing total expenditures for the selectmen’s side of $4,609,567, up by $134,729 over current year levels. 
The fiscal year begins July 1.

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Much to review for little critics

SHARON — Lest one think that a children’s art show might be pint-sized, Standard Space gallery owner Theo Coulombe was busy Friday, May 4, making labels for more than 100 pieces by students pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Sharon Center School, Salisbury Central School, Kent Center School, North Canaan Elementary School, Cornwall Consolidated School and Lee H. Kellogg School, all submitted by the art teachers. 

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Sharon budget moves to May 11 vote

SHARON — About 50 Sharon residents turned out for the budget public hearing on Friday, April 27. No one expressed opposition to any specific budget area. 
Following the hearing, the Board of Finance met and voted to move the education and municipal spending plans forward to a town meeting vote, which will be held on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m.
The selectmen’s  proposed municipal spending plan totals $4,602,767, an increase of $134,929 or 3 percent over this year’s budget of $4,467,838. 

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Rebuilding trust at Sharon Playhouse

SHARON – Several months ago the Sharon Playhouse board of directors hired a new management team. Alan M-L Wager and Robert Levinstein are theater pros who have worked in several capacities on Broadway, off-Broadway, at regional theaters and summer theaters, not to mention in television and films. 

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Paintings of history are ‘a treasure’

SHARON — Although he did not begin painting until he was in his 50s, Cornwall’s Charles Besozzi continued creating folk paintings in oil until his death in 1997 at the age of 92. The passion he felt for American history is continued by his granddaughter, Elysia Magazzi, who has set out to share his works with an ever-widening audience.
An exhibit of his work at Sharon Town Hall is titled, “The Heart and Soul American History Initiative.” It features 18 paintings and was curated by Town Hall Gallery Exhibit Co-ordinator Zelina Blagden.

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Sharon looks at superintendent’s role

SHARON — Town boards of education are being asked to weigh in on the job description for the superintendent of the six-town Region One School District. 
The Sharon board looked at a slightly revised description at their meeting on Monday, April 9.
“This is the first year that this has been done,” board Chair Doug Cahill commented. 

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A literary superhero visits SCS

SHARON — How does a writer about superheroes become a superhero himself? Students at Sharon Center School learned how when they met successful author Marc Tyler Nobleman on Thursday, March 29, and heard about how he researches to dig out facts that would otherwise remain hidden. And then he writes about them.

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Health Quest makes plans to expand into Connecticut

SHARON — Tri-state area residents now have additional hospitals and care providers to choose from as Health Quest continues to grow. 
The New York-based nonprofit purchased Sharon Hospital in 2017, adding the Connecticut facility to its existing group, which includes Other Health Quest hospitals include Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y. 

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Egg scramble in Sharon

The question at the Sharon Day Care Center Easter egg hunt held Saturday, March 31, wasn’t so much where are the eggs but what’s in them.
 

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