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Perspectives: A relationship built on writing
06-08-2024 5:01 PM

By BECKY MUNSTERER SABKY

Lois Moore doesn’t have an email address or any other mode of online communication. And while she does rely on her landline from time to time to talk to family, most of her information from family and friends arrives in the red, 100-year-old,...

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The Sharon Academy Class of 2024
06-14-2024 4:12 PM

The Sharon Academy Class of 2024Arya Hilliker, Sharon, gap year, Vermont State University in Randolph, nursing; Cecelia Goodwin, Tunbridge, EMT paramedic training; Diana Chapin-Parker, Hancock, University of Vermont; Elijah Huntington, Rochester, gap...


Homeless Upper Valley couple faces ‘a very tough situation’
05-10-2024 8:01 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

SHARON — With homelessness at record levels in Vermont, an Upper Valley couple’s precarious living situation toppled last month following a trespassing order from the state and complaints from nearby residents.In late March, the couple hired a tow...


Sharon voters turn back proposal to renovate school
05-08-2024 1:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — A $9.5 million bond for repairs and upgrades to Sharon Elementary School was rejected by voters Tuesday, 271-220.With 41% of eligible voters participating, residents defeated the ballot measure that would have approved a 20-year loan through...


Sharon voters to decide $9.5 million school building bond
05-01-2024 6:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — Voters will decide next Tuesday whether to approve a $9.5 million bond for repairs and renovations to Sharon Elementary School.The bond would address safety issues such as fire alarms and sprinklers, and bring the school into compliance with...


New owners of Sharon’s Midway Station seek to create community hub
03-11-2024 7:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

SHARON — The new owners of a former convenience store hope to turn it into a multi-purposed community hub, with a potential to support start-up ventures, special events or social gatherings.Joel Senger, 40, and his wife, Kristin May Senger, 41,...


Sharon votes to keep in-person Town Meeting format
03-05-2024 6:45 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — Residents overwhelmingly voted against switching all town business to Australian ballot voting during Tuesday’s traditional Town Meeting.Just under 100 people turned out to Sharon Elementary School Tuesday morning to debate town business...


Sharon reduces school budget and sticks with three-member board
03-05-2024 6:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — The approximately 90 residents gathered in Sharon Elementary School’s gymnasium Monday night voted to reduce the school budget and rejected a petition to increase the size of the School Board.Voters also reelected Will Davis to his second...


Town Meeting preview: Sharon to decide whether to move to ballot voting
02-25-2024 11:07 AM

Articles of note: One article asks whether voters will approve eliminating the office of constable. Others ask whether voters approve moving to Australian ballot voting for town officers, budget articles and all public questions. A school article asks...


Sharon Skill Swap seeks to build community
02-12-2024 5:08 PM

From left, Josh Mollov, Chip Mollov, 8, Christian Potter, all of Sharon, and Arhaea Lowe, 13, of South Royalton, take part in a pizza making class taught by Ryan Haac, of Sharon, during the Sharon Skill Swap at Sharon Elementary School on Saturday....


Amid uncertainty over statewide education spending, Sharon board delays vote on school renovation project
01-30-2024 10:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — The School Board has delayed a vote on a roughly $10 million proposed bond to renovate Sharon Elementary School until after March’s school meeting.The School Board opted to delay because it has concerns about the effect Act 127 — a law...


Ready with a recharge
01-05-2024 12:15 PM


Upper Valley residents, businesses face mail delivery delays
12-17-2023 12:50 AM

By NICOLA SMITH

Jane Spooner, who lives with her husband in Woodstock, relies on a regularly scheduled UPS delivery of medical supplies that comes through the Woodstock post office and is delivered to their home mailbox. They’ve never had problems with delivery,...


Sharon considers $10 million bond for school renovation
12-05-2023 4:25 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — The Sharon School Board is preparing a roughly $10 million proposal to renovate the town’s elementary school to provide permanent preschool classrooms and additional space for students.Earlier this year, a committee that included board...


Rescue squad serving Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge fundraising for new station
12-02-2023 7:18 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

SOUTH ROYALTON — The South Royalton Rescue Squad is about halfway to its goal of raising $865,000 for a new crew quarters and garage.The squad responds to emergency calls in Royalton, Sharon and part of Tunbridge, as well as a 12-mile stretch of...


Heavy, wet snow leads to outages
11-29-2023 4:30 AM

Line workers Noah Simeon, right, and Cole Woods of Green Mountain Power return to their trucks after removing a fallen tree from wires in Sharon on Tuesday. Crews worked through Monday and into Tuesday to restore power to thousands of customers after...


In Sharon, happy little painters at Bob Ross Paint Night
09-10-2023 9:23 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

SHARON — At the start of a Bob Ross-inspired paint and sip event on Friday at Seven Stars Arts Center, instructor Christine Traverson asked the participants how long it had been since they had last painted.For some students in the Sharon art class,...


Pick of the garlic
08-14-2023 10:41 AM


Maverick Lloyd Foundation gives $2.5 million to Vermont Law and Graduate School
07-29-2023 6:40 AM

By MAX SCHEINBLUM

The Sharon-based Maverick Lloyd Foundation has made a donation to Vermont Law and Graduate School that is among the biggest the school has ever received.Announced in the wake of flooding not seen in Vermont since Tropical Storm Irene, a $2.5 million...


Out & About: Sharon library invites people to show off
07-16-2023 6:12 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shana Hickman started a virtual “Show-Off Show” where people shared what they’d been up to when they were stuck at home.“I had a lot of knitting and sewing things,” said Hickman, the library director at...


Police: Sharon man faces charges after holding alleged trespasser by gunpoint 
06-13-2023 3:54 PM

SHARON — A Sharon town official and business owner faces criminal charges after he allegedly held a man at gunpoint when the man trespassed on his property on Monday afternoon.Alexandre Bird, the Sharon health officer and owner of Inn at Idlewood, has...

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