Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Retired director Dave Clifton will be one of the five members.
Sharon's search for a new recreation director will include a five-member screening committee -- including retired longtime director Dave Clifton. Selectmen established the committee Tuesday night as defined in Sharon's personnel bylaws. Clifton will be one of the two at-large representatives on the committee, both appointed by selectmen. Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz and one representative each from the personnel board and the recreation advisory committee will round out the group. Recreation Director Brett MacGowan resigned about two weeks ago, ending just over four years in the post. Selectmen Chairman William Heitin said Tuesday night that MacGowan "left to pursue other opportunities." MacGowan began his fifth year in Sharon in …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sharon selectmen meet tonight.
"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. Watch local politics in action tonight. Sharon selectmen meet at 7 at the Sharon Town Offices. 2. Remember to vote in the Best of Patch Readers' Choice 2012 categories. The list is here. 3. Up for a talk? Copley at Stoughton Nursing Administrator Steve Tyer speaks to the Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging's Over 60 Men's Club at 9:15 a.m. at the Sharon Community Center. 4. Sharon Patch met with new Sharon High School Athletic Director Bill Martin on Monday. Learn more about him soon, as part of the site's Back to School coverage. 5. …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Selectmen interviewed Linda Orel Monday night.
The head of the state's conservation commission group wants to join Sharon's conservation commission. Resident Linda Orel interviewed with selectmen Monday night. The board traditionally interviews candidates for vacancies and takes a position at one of its next two meetings, Chairman William Heitin said. Orel said her resume' includes serving as Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions executive director, where she is finishing her second year. Sharon Conservation Administrator Greg Meister "received an award from MACC a couple of years ago," Orel said. "I'm looking forward to meeting him. He's supposed to be one of the best in the state." Orel said she is an environmental attorney who is not practicing, "but (I) have a …
Fourth of July Committee requests additional members, selectman says.
The volunteer group that organizes Sharon's Independence Day festivities would like to add "a few more members," Selectman Walter "Joe" Roach said Monday night. Selectmen added about two members this year to the Sharon Fourth of July Committee, Roach added. However, committee members say getting a quorum is hard sometimes, he said. Roach praised this year's celebration, held July 3 at Veteran's Memorial Park Beach. The day started with a Bicycle and Doll Carriage Parade up Beach Street to the beach, followed by about five hours of activities, food and music at the beach. The fireworks display wrapped up the festivities. "I thought that the events at Memorial Park Beach went off very well. And the fireworks were exceptional," he said. "Hats…
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.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Selectmen have approved the one-year contract with the AFSCME union.
Thirty town employees will get a 2 percent cost of living increase starting July 1 under a new one-year contract, Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz says. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union members also will buy their work clothes "on a reimbursement basis from a list established by the superintendent of public works" instead of a vendor, Puritz told selectmen Wednesday night. Selectmen then approved the deal.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The town, Target and the developer are working on it, Heitin says.
Town, Target and Sharon Commons representatives are drafting a modified proposal to the Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals designed to address the ZBA's traffic concerns and the retailer's needs, Selectmen Chairman William Heitin said today. A traffic study of the effects of a four-lane road (two lanes per direction) to "assure that it is pedestrian friendly" is envisioned as part of this, Heitin told Sharon Patch. The proposal will be presented to the ZBA at the board's next meeting, he said. He believed that that meeting is July 25. Heitin said the decision to do the proposal came out of a 90-minute phone conversation that he initiated and had with Target senior executives and Sharon Commons representatives on June 15. Heitin said he wanted …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Post Office Square restaurant's three new owners have all been working there.
Sharon's Coriander Bistro has new owners: its assistant manager and two of its chefs have bought equal stakes in the company. Selectmen recently approved the transfer of the Post Office Square restaurant's alcohol license from Dao Thach and Ram Hari Dhital to Shayam Sundar Shahu, Nami Raj Tamang and Manej Khatwada. Thach and Dhital had owned the Indian cuisine restaurant since 2009, and "helped these three get into the restaurant business," said attorney Joseph Hanley, representing the new owners. Shahu has become Coriander's manager after serving as assistant manager the past two years, Hanley said. Tamang and Khatwada have been chefs there, he said. The three men have each become 33 percent owners of the restaurant, Hanley said. Shahu is…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patio off function room approved as well.
Overtime won't happen after closing time at Sharon's Mick Morgan's Irish Pub and Restaurant anymore. Tuesday night, Sharon selectmen extended the Route 1 eatery's liquor license by one hour, until 1 a.m. The change will allow Mick Morgan's "to be comparable and to be more competitive" with neighboring establishments, restaurant business partner Finbar Griffin told the board. Last weekend, "we were pretty much empty for the NBA Finals, because people were going to locations on Route 1," Griffin said. Mick Morgan's is considering offering "a smaller food menu" to such customers, he said. Selectmen also approved a patio off the restaurant's 30- to 35-seat function room. Overflow crowds during functions will use the space, Griffin said. The …
Tuesday, June 12, 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. 1. Join the Sharon Cub Scouts Sharon Cub Scout Pack 95 will hold an Ice Cream Social at 7 p.m. at the Ames Street Playground. Families who are interested in joining the Pack 95 Cub Scouts of Sharon are welcome. 2. Attend the Sharon Board of Selectmen meeting The Sharon Board of Selectmen meets at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Town Offices. 3. Attend the Sharon Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting The Sharon Local Emergency Planning Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Sharon Town Offices. 4. Attend a concert The Sharon Middle School grade six band and chorus concert is at 7 p.m. 5. Learn about Frank Sinatra Piano player Jack…