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SHARON — Last month, 75 devoted aficionados of traditional folk music — singers and musicians, professionals and amateurs alike — gathered at Sharon’s Silver Lake Conference Center to mark 58 years of Folk-Legacy Records, the legendary independent folk-music label run by longtime Sharon residents Caroline Paton and her late husband, Sandy Paton.

Conceived and organized by their 30-year-old granddaughter, Linnea Paton, who led a Friday night concert with her sisters Shannon, 22, and Juliana, 19, the Folk-Legacy Weekend also celebrated Caroline Paton...

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Seeking clarity on maternity plans

SHARON — The maternity unit at Sharon Hospital continues to be a topic of interest and concern. About 25 people turned out for a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at which the unit’s future was to be discussed. 
In July, the new owner of Sharon Hospital announced that it was planning to close the maternity unit. The hospital has been owned since August 2017 by Health Quest, a nonprofit group of hospitals based in New York state. 

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Court says Hallingby owns the rare Ferrari

SHARON — In what must be one of the longest-running ownership disputes of any item ever, a U.S. District Court has ruled that Paul “Barney” Hallingby Jr. is in fact the owner of a rare 1957 Ferrari.
Hallingby is a resident of Sharon, which is where he stores the car (and other autos in his collection of vintage makes). The court ruling was made in March by the district court for Connecticut. 

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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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