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SHARON — Nearly 40 costumed youngsters flocked to the Sharon firehouse for the Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary’s annual Halloween Gathering costume contest on a rainy Thursday, Oct. 31. The parade inside the firehouse began at 5:30 p.m., allowing the judges to get a good look at all the contestants. 

The judges selected a winner in each of six different categories. Many of the parents asked that the last name of their child not be printed in the newspaper. 

The cutest costume award was given to Baltazar, who was  “The Cowboy Riding a Horse...

Sharon

Green contract awarded

SHARON — Work on the Sharon Green drainage project is expected to start within six weeks. The Board of Selectmen voted to award the contract for the project at their meeting on Tuesday, May 14.
The contract to complete the regrading and add granite curbing was awarded to RAR Excavating in Torrington. 
That company will also handle the drainage correction, although drainage was not included in the original bid. Even with the drainage, the project costs will remain within the original allocation. The work is expected to be completed by August.

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Forgotten but essential WWII moment subject of book

SHARON — Author Tom Shachtman will fill some gaps in the history of World War II on Sunday, June 9, 4 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon.
Shachtman’s new book, “The Phony War,” deals with the period between the German invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, and the German attack on the Low Countries and France on May 10, 1940.
The period was referred to as the Phony War because there were no traditional military actions taken by the United Kingdom and France against the Germans.
But there was plenty of activity.

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Community spirit shone in red, white and blue

SHARON — Everyone loves a parade, and Sharon turned out on both sides of Main Street to wave, cheer and appreciate the array of antique cars, polished fire engines and emergency vehicles, while remembering lives lost in military service.
The lives of those who are able to continue to serve their community were also honored on a lovely Memorial Day.  The weather proved ideal for the event as the parade slowly made its way from Sharon Center School to the Veterans Memorial across from the iconic clock tower.

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New trail ready to roll

SHARON — The half-mile-long walking track in Sharon is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural fundraising walk were held on Saturday, May 18 (walkers were invited to pledge $1 per lap to the Sharon Day Care Center).

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Trade Secrets blossoms in aid of a worthy cause

SHARON — More than a thousand garden enthusiasts gathered during the Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale on Saturday, May 18, at LionRock Farm, and hundreds more toured four private gardens the following day in Falls Village, Salisbury and nearby Ashley Falls, Mass.

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Young artists celebrated at gallery

SHARON — Standard Space gallery in Sharon was filled with dancing hippos and jumping pumpkins last weekend for the annual Region One kindergarten-to-grade-eight art show. Young artists and their families packed the space at the opening on Friday evening, May 17.  

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Bouplon and Palmer to wed

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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New option at historic burial site

SHARON — It’s unusual to have news to report from a cemetery, especially one that was established in 1739.
But there is news at the historic Sharon burying ground this year. And anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in the hereafter is invited to an open house and tour on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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A walking, rolling tribute

Speed was the order of the day for the Sharon Classic Road Race to benefit the Sharon Day Care, held on Saturday, May 4. But everyone slowed down for a moment before the beginning of the 5 mile run/walk race to pay homage to the memory of Jack Murtagh, a beloved retail business owner and dedicated fire company volunteer who died on April 25 and whose memorial Mass was held that morning. For race results and photos, see A brief respite from rain for Sharon Classic road race. 

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Supreme Court poised to alter policy

SHARON — The Supreme Court is likely to be the most conservative court in 80 years, according to Stephen Wermiel, a journalist, author and law professor at American University.
Wermiel spoke at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, May 5.
He said he thought it likely that the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts at the helm, will be similar to the Supreme Court of the early 1960s, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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