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SHARON — Water drainage problems around the Sharon Green can now be solved following action by voters who assembled at a town meeting on Friday, Dec. 7.

The voters agreed to appropriate up to $496,000 for a Sharon Green Rehabilitation Project.

The meeting was attended by 15 town residents, most of whom voted to approve the project, with a minority voting to oppose the plan.

Barbara Prindle was elected moderator for the meeting, which began with an overview of the need for a drainage solution and the Sharon Green Committee’s proposed solution. 

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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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Celebrating a musical legacy

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.

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A blessed day in Sharon for our furry families

SHARON — Christ Church in Sharon hosted its third annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 7, and it was happily attended by many affectionate and adorable four-legged parishioners and their devoted owners. 
The ceremony started in the church’s Pet Memorial Garden, where the Rev. Elizabeth Krantz-Wee read a moving and appropriate verse and a prayer for all present. 
Awaiting blessing were dogs, one fine horse and one timid cat, who decided the odds weren’t good and stayed in his box. 

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Birthday party for Ellsworth fire station

SHARON — The Sharon Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ellsworth Station on Saturday, Oct.13, at 7 Dunbar Road in Sharon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
There will be a dedication and plaque ceremony, station tour, touch-a-truck and fire safety information as well as hayrides. Ice cream and light refreshments, will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Samuel Kent promoted to captain in U.S. Army

SHARON — Samuel Kent, son of David and Susan Kent of Keene,  N.H.  and grandson of Emma Paley of Sharon was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla., on Aug. 1.  Kent is a 2010 graduate of Keene  High School and a 2014 graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.  In 2016 he completed Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. Captain Kent was recently selected to become a Fire Support Officer for the 3rd SFAB Brigade that is being established at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Buon gusto at Sharon’s new Alfresco restaurant

SHARON — Anyone with a taste for Italian cooking (and who doesn’t have that?) can visit Sharon’s newest restaurant, Alfresco, and give it a try.
Under the direction of owner/chef Adriano DiMario, Alfresco is still in its early stages of development. It opened quietly in the first week of August; DiMario is gradually adding more dishes to the menu.

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Track project wins approval at town meeting

SHARON — At a town meeting on Friday, Sept. 21, taxpayers approved spending $30,000 to complete construction work on a walking track at Veterans’ Field.
Tom Casey was elected moderator of the meeting, which drew 60 residents to vote on the proposal and on some updates to town ordinances.

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