2011 was a year of losses and achievements in Sharon

2011 A Year in Review
Robert Caeners opened The Black Goose Grill restaurant in the Sharon shopping plaza. Photo by Asher Pavel

SHARON — 2011 was a year of many changes in Sharon.

The town’s population decreased by approximately 6,000 — birds, that is. About 6,000 ring-necked pheasants escaped from Sharon Pheasant Farm in November. The Oct. 29 snowstorm had damaged the pheasant cages and the birds ventured out into the wider world. For weeks afterward, the jewel-toned fowl could be seen wandering around Sharon and environs. Although most succumbed to predators and motor vehicles, a few hardy members of the species could still be spotted on lawns and roadsides in late December.

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