Friday, May 3, 2013
A regulation voted on April 8 will prohibit anyone younger than 21 to buy tobacco in town; the move also bans smoking in membership associations and private clubs.
Starting Sunday, May 19, anyone under the age of 21 will not be able to purchase tobacco products in Sharon. The Sharon Board of Health voted Monday, April 8, to raise the age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. The new regulation put in place increases the purchasing age of tobacco and nicotine products - including E-cigarettes, nicotine delivery products and non-residential roll your own machines - to 21 years of age. It also prohibits smoking in membership associations and private clubs such as the Sharon 106 American Legion.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Find out what's to be discussed at various board and committee meetings this week.
It's a new week in Sharon, which means a new round of meetings by local boards and committees. Check back each Monday for the latest roundup with a summary of agenda items to be discussed in the week ahead. This week's meetings and topics of discussion: Sharon Board of Health Sharon Housing Authority
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Laura Henze Russell met with the Sharon Board of Health on Monday night.
Promoting awareness of the toxicity of mercury amalgam and other dental materials is the goal of a Sharon resident's new initiative. Laura Henze Russell told the Sharon Board of Health on Monday night that she was "quite ill" starting in March 2011 before getting advice that traced her health issues to the amalgam in her dental work. Those issues, as well as chronic ones that "I had for two decades," began going away this March, she said. She said she "rapidly became better." Russell said she is starting "One Town, One Challenge," involving "inviting the town, the schools, the library, cable TV, individuals, families, citizens just to ways to engage and educate ourselves about these issues over the next year." The board invited Russell to …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Attend tonight's Sharon selectmen's meeting.
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Is there something missing from the list? Add it in the comment section. 1. The Sharon Board of Selectmen meets at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Town Offices. 2. The Sharon Board of Health meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Community Center. 3. Sharon Patch is looking for Sharon Democrats and Republicans to participate in the Election 2012 coverage. Drop Editor Michael Gelbwasser a note if interested. 4. The Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging Photography Club's Fourth Annual Photography Club Exhibit ends this week, on July 12. 5. Sharon Patch is looking for bloggers. Drop Editor Michael Gelbwasser a note if interested.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Plan to watch 'Today' on Thursday. Will a former Sharon resident win a Best Birthday Cake contest?
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Is there something missing from the list? Add it in the comment section. 1. It's day two since the Sharon Board of Health's vote on the seasonal dog ban at the town beaches. Question: who still plans to take their dog to the beach anyway? 2. Be sure to watch "Today" on Thursday. Former Sharon resident Emily Cioffi, now of North Easton, is a finalist for the Best Birthday Cake, her grandmother, Louise O'Brien, tells Sharon Patch. 3. With summer here, what's the best ice cream flavor at Crescent Ridge Dairy? 4. A reminder: selectmen are meeting at 6:30 tonight, rather than their usual Tuesday session. 5. Sharon's …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The board's regulation banning dogs from Sharon's two beaches from April 15 to Oct. 15 takes effect as soon as it is published.
Dogs will be banned from Sharon's two beaches from April 15 to Oct. 15 as soon as a new Sharon Board of Health regulation is published in the Sharon Advocate. The board voted 5-0 Monday night to amend the seasonal ban it approved June 4. The board made two wording changes, both regarding exceptions. An exception for service animals or those "enlisted by the town to control pests" was changed to "enlisted by the board of health." And the board added an exception for "pets boarding boats in the boat launch area." Violators face non-criminal penalties of "$25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense (and) $100 for any subsequent offense," the regulation states. The regulation can be enforced by the animal control officer, police, the…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Attend the Sharon Board of Health meeting.
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Attend the Sharon Board of Health meeting The Sharon Board of Health meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Sharon Town Offices. The agenda is here. 2. Train to be a nursing home ombudsman HESSCO Elder Services will host a three-day Nursing Home Ombudsman Program training from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 25, June 27 and June 29, at 1 Merchant St. Staff from the state Executive Office of Elder Affairs will provide the training. 3. Make a dream catcher A make your own dream catcher program for ages 7 and up will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in the Sharon Public Library's Cynthia B. Fox Community Room. Pre-registration is required…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Information is available in the Sharon Town Offices foyer.
Sharon residents should consider heading indoors -- specifically the Sharon Town Offices -- with the outdoors season in full swing now. In the foyer, the Sharon Health Department has provided information about preventing disease spread by ticks, health board member Andrew Stead noted Monday night. Children should "check themselves for fully developed freckles," Stead said. One Massachusetts Department of Public Health pamphlet defines dog and deer ticks, the diseases they can spread, and suggests prevention options. A "tick check a day" flyer based on information from the Westwood Board of Health says where to check on the body for tick bites, to prevent Lyme disease.
Seasonal ban would take effect June 25.
The Sharon Board of Health is welcoming information from the public about the presence of dog droppings at Veteran's Memorial Park Beach. Animal Control Officer Diane Malcolmson, Recreation Director Brett MacGowan and various health board members and citizens have "all been out walking the beach" looking for droppings over the past week, Chairman Suzi Peck said Monday night. A seasonal ban of dogs from that beach and the fenced area of Community Center Beach will take effect June 25 unless evidence from this work warrants revoking the ban. Monitoring would continue, though, and the board would reinstate the ban if necessary. The board voted 3-2 on June 4 to implement the ban, a board regulation, which would run April 15 to Oct. 15. …
Representatives of the retail complex are scheduled to meet with the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals again Wednesday night.
A petition by Sharon residents says Sharon Commons' latest layout for Target is off-target from the concept approved at town meeting. The new configuration changes "the character of the project from a that of a 'lifestyle' mall to that of a 'power' mall," according to the document, which 47 people had signed as of 9:09 this morning. The petitioners are asking the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals to "select a site plan more in keeping with the scope of authority granted by the voters of the Town of Sharon at town meeting for a 'lifestyle' mall," the document says. The zoning board is scheduled to meet with Sharon Commons representatives again Wednesday night at the Sharon Town Offices. The board meets at 7 p.m. The building layout change …