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SHARON — Moving a step closer to banning the use of plastic bags in town, as proposed by the Sharon Energy and Environment Commission (SEEC), the Sharon selectmen at a recent meeting agreed to start the process to draft an ordinance.

SEEC member Oscar Martinez has conducted a survey of merchants and found reasonable support for such an ordinance. SEEC Chair Carolyn Mattoon has been researching possible wording for the ordinance.

Selectman Jessica Fowler asked the commission members to choose one from among three ordinances and present the results to the selectmen. At...

Sharon

Warm weather a good holiday gift

SHARON — Sharon was blessed with mild weather on Saturday, Dec. 1, the night of the annual tree lighting and carol sing on the Green. The temperatures were cold enough to make it feel appropriate to be singing holiday carols but not so cold that anyone was in danger of getting frostbite. Best of all: no rain, no snow.

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Passion for Holy Grail of olive oils

SHARON — Steven Jenkins’ mission in life is to introduce home cooks to superior olive oil — not the stale, filtered, tasteless, tired, musty, oxidized and overpriced oils that are often labeled as “quality” oil. 
The only olive oils that have any right to be in anyone’s kitchen, said the Sharon resident, is oil made from superior olives that are harvested early, that are unfiltered, that retain antioxidants, that are billowing with fragrance and flavor, and that are bottled to order.

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Meeting to fix Town Green

SHARON — The Sharon selectmen scheduled a special town meeting to be held on Friday, Dec. 7, to consider an expenditure for improvements to the Town Green. The meeting at the Town Hall will begin at 7 p.m.
To be considered will be an expenditure of up to $496,000 to fund the project and resolve drainage issues plaguing the Green. 

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Hospital updates on pain, maternity

SHARON — Peter Cordeau, chief executive officer of Sharon Hospital, affirmed the hospital’s commitment to providing maternity services “for the foreseeable future” on Monday, Dec. 3.
The occasion was a “State of Sharon Hospital” report to the community at Sharon Town Hall.

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For the holidays: his and hers Hermès in Sharon

SHARON — Manhattan apartment dwellers might dream of a snowy Christmas in the country, but for those living all year in Litchfield County, the city exerts a magnetic pull for holiday shopping, hot chocolate at Serendipity, a glimpse of the decorated display windows on Fifth Avenue and the tree at Rockefeller Center. 
But if luxury gift shopping is your only reason for venturing south, save yourself a train ticket and head to Sharon instead. 

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Dec. 3 at Sharon Town Hall: Update on Sharon Hospital

SHARON — Sharon Hospital will host its second State of the Hospital community update at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at Sharon Town Hall.
 Members of the surrounding communities are invited to hear from Sharon Hospital President Peter Cordeau as he provides updates on new services and challenges ahead, and discusses changes made at the hospital since joining Health Quest in August 2017.
A question-and-answer period will follow Cordeau’s presentation.

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Library program traces the sad life of an iconic humorist

SHARON — Adam Van Doren screened and discussed his documentary film about Cornwall humorist James Thurber at a program held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sharon Town Hall. The event, sponsored by the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, drew an audience of 60 Van Doren-Thurber fans.
Co-produced with his wife, Charlotte, the 2000 documentary titled “James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times,” probed the remarkable life of a famed humorist who longed for success as a serious writer in the vein of Henry James, his literary idol. 

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Update Dec. 3 on Sharon Hospital

SHARON — Sharon Hospital will host its second State of the Hospital community update at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at Sharon Town Hall.
 Members of the surrounding communities are invited to hear from Sharon Hospital President Peter Cordeau as he provides updates on new services and challenges ahead, and discusses progress made at the hospital since joining Health Quest in August 2017.
A question-and-answer period will follow Cordeau’s presentation.

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Ellsworth Station fêted at 50

SHARON — Although it happened more than a half century ago, the sight of the Euvrard family farm engulfed in flames is still etched in Brent Prindle’s memory. 
“They called it in, but by the time we got there, it was too late.”

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State Police reveal the name of driver killed in car crash

SHARON — The identity of the driver of a car who was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Oct. 3 has been released. State Police said on Tuesday, Oct. 16, that the driver was Gaelen Schwindt of Sharon. Schwindt’s obituary appeared in the Oct. 18 edition of The Lakeville Journal.
Oct. 3 was Schwindt’s 22nd birthday. 
The crash occurred at about 11 p.m. on that date, on West Cornwall Road near Mount Easter Road in Sharon. Schwindt was driving a  2010 Mazda sedan. There were no passengers in the car.

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