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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.

“We think the people in town should know what they do,” Hotchkiss Library Board President Tom Trowbridge said about the event, which was sponsored by the library. 

Trowbridge said the emergency services can be credited with consistently...

Sharon

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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Birthing suites threatened with closure at Sharon Hospital

Sharon Hospital announced this week that it will no longer offer obstetrics in its women’s health care center. 

Eighty bags of heroin found on injured man

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Bear Watch

SHARON — The two resident bears in Salisbury seem to be garnering all the ursine attention this week (see story, page A1). But the furry visitors are still found in other towns in our area, and are making their presence increasingly known around residences. Nat Benchley said the bear in this photo showed up for “a mid-morning nosh” at the bird feeder on Butter Road in Sharon, Friday, June 22.

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Spring Fling

Housatonic Valley Regional High School agricultural education teacher Karen Davenport and a group of students including Delaney Sheehan, Isabelle Kaplan, Sam Taylor and Krissy Galgano brought a lamb and three baby goats to the Sharon Health Care Center for a visit on Wednesday, June 13. The goats took the opportunity to play a game of tag with the students.

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Traveling to Washington with Mark Twain

SHARON — Mallory Howard and Jason Scappaticci from the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Conn., (the oddly angular red brick American gothic manor that housed Samuel Clemens and his family from 1874 to 1891), stopped by Sharon Town Hall on Friday, June 22. 

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Sharon Center School’s class of 2018 says: Be kind

SHARON — In the face of the unknown, it’s good to have friends by your side. Moving on from eighth to ninth grade might seem like a simple transition year in the eyes of an adult, but as class essayist Janay Gregory reminded the audience, the world is always a better place with just a little more empathy. 
As Sharon Center School celebrated its promotion ceremony on Wednesday evening, June 20, her speech was a topical plea for thoughtfulness. 

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Juveniles suspected of racist vandalism arrested in Sharon

SHARON — Several juveniles, whose ages range from 14 to 15 years old, and were described by police as white males, were arrested between June 9 and June 14 by Troop B in an alleged connection to a series of break-ins on Upper Main Street in Sharon between March 7 and March 18. The break-ins included the graffiti of what Troop B cited in its news release as  “racist symbols.”
The charges against the juveniles include criminal trespassing, larceny, reckless endangerment and intimidation due to bias.

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Van Doren brings New Yorker to life

SHARON — To learn more about Harold Ross and the profoundly human story of how The New Yorker magazine came about, come to The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m.
Cornwall resident Adam Van Doren will screen his new work, “Top Hat and Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker.” He will offer glimpses into the making of this documentary and how it evolved, including the difficulty of finding images of his extremely private subject.

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