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SHARON, Conn. — Health Quest announced on Tuesday, Jan. 29, that Sharon Hospital President Peter Cordeau would leave for a new position as president of Norwalk Hospital. 

Denise George, the interim president as of Feb. 4, will serve while a search is conducted for a new head of Sharon Hospital. 

George is president of Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and senior vice president of Health Quest. The search will be led by members of the hospital’s community Board of Directors, medical staff and Health Quest administrators.

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SHARON — In the Aug. 9 issue of The Lakeville Journal, James Saunders of West Cornwall wrote to say that he’d been surprised to find a rattlesnake on a road near his home. 
This week, Len Rosenberg of Sharon sent in a photo of a snake near his home and a note saying that, “I thought I’ve seen virtually everything in the Northwest Corner: bear, bobcat, owls, eagles, etc. 

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Closing date still not set for maternity unit

SHARON, Conn. – A meeting of the Sharon selectmen about plans to curtail maternity services at Sharon Hospital ended with a decision to hold another meeting, on Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. It is hoped that representatives from different sides of the issue will attend that meeting and work together toward a resolution. 
About 25 residents attended the selectmen’s discussion on Tuesday, July 24, with Peter Cordeau, president of Sharon Hospital; and Herbert and Lydia Moore, who are spearheading the Save the Hospital grassroots campaign. 

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All’s well that ends well at Hotchkiss Library party

SHARON — There have been darker and stormier nights for the annual book signing at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. The rain was relatively mild this year, and started and stopped rather than coming down in a steady unrelenting stream. But the darkness — that was a special feature of this year’s event, which was held on Friday night, Aug. 2.

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Labors of love at craft fair

SHARON — Despite the rain, plenty of vendors set up their tents on the town Green in Sharon on Saturday, Aug.4, for the annual craft fair, displaying a variety of artisan products ranging from soaps and moisturizers to hand-made chairs. 

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Food Drive thanks ‘NASCAR’ Dave

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SHARON, Conn. — As the new organizers of the Sunday in the Country Food Drive (SITCFD), husband and wife duo Bill Anstett and Colleen McGhee finished July with a celebration. On Sunday, July 29, they joined the community in thanking SITCFD founder and Millerton resident “NASCAR” Dave MacMillan and his family for their work over the last 26 years.

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New rules will tidy town

SHARON — Three new ordinances (two about abandoned properties and abandoned motor vehicles and a third about snow, leaf and grass litter) were introduced at a public hearing convened by the Sharon selectmen on Thursday, July 26. 
About 20 residents attended, some of whom were members of the town committee charged with drafting the ordinances.

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Selectmen allow use of Green for rally

SHARON — A proposed change to the maternity services at Sharon Hospital was discussed by the Sharon selectmen at their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10.
Requesting use of the town Green for a gathering on Saturday, July 14, was resident and event organizer Lydia Moore, who with her husband, Herbert, has formed a new group called Save Sharon Hospital. (For an article on the rally, turn to Page A1.)

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Community protests planned closing of maternity unit

SHARON — The future of the maternity unit at Sharon Hospital remains in jeopardy despite talks last week between Health Quest COO Kerry Eaton and doctors at the area’s OB/GYN practice, Sharon OB/GYN.

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Coon earns Derwin award

SHARON — Housatonic Valley Regional High School sophomore Anna Coon of Sharon is the eighth recipient of the Margaret Derwin Scholarship, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s largest scholarship, which awards a life-changing amount of money. 
She has earned $100,000 over four years for tuition and costs associated with attending college, as well as $5,000 for a summer community service program. 

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Danielle Landau to wed Janine Whitman in July

SHARON — Doug and Melissa Landau of Sharon and Oak Hill, Va. are thrilled to announce the coming marriage of their daughter, Danielle Landau, to Janine Whitman, daughter of Marcy and Paul Whitman of Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Landau, a mental health therapist and Whitman, a middle school science teacher, live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC. The couple will marry on Saturday, July 14, in Hudson, N.Y. 

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