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SHARON — With a snip of the scissors, Realtor Elyse Harney of Salisbury cut the ceremonial ribbon and inaugurated a new house in Sharon. The modest habitat has no heat, no A/C and no running water. But to its tenants the drafty, open-air abode is sheer luxury.

After all, the new home is strictly for butterflies, and is now part of the Sharon Audubon Center. 

The ceremony took place Saturday, Sept. 14, during the center’s first annual Butterfly Celebration Festival. The family-friendly event attracted visitors of all ages who were aflutter over the colorful...

Sharon

O’Briens celebrate 25th anniversary

SHARON — Kevin and Michele O’Brien will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11. They both work in the surrounding towns and own a home in Sharon.

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Thanking town’s volunteers for all the work they do

Despite a steady light rain, Sharon residents gathered under a tent at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon to honor and celebrate the contributions of the volunteers who provide the town’s fire and ambulance services. 
About 60 people joined representatives of the town’s emergency services for the party.

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Serpentine Sharonites

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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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