Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dogs and other animals are not allowed on the town's beaches from April 15 to October 15 every year.
The Sharon Health Department is reminding residents that dogs and other animals are currently prohibited on the town's beaches. Article 28 of the Sharon Board of Health prohibits dogs, horses and other pets at Veteran’s Memorial Park and Beach and the Community Center Beach from April 15 through October 15 of every year. The intent of the regulation is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the public and users of both beaches, said Sharon Health Administrator Bridget Sweet. Those who violate the regulation may be subject to a $25 fine for the first offense, $50 for the second offense and $100 for any subsequent offense.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The following health inspection reports were submitted by Sharon Board of Health inspectors.
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Sharon Health Department. Any inspection report below is a snapshot of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted below and may not be representative of the overall cleanliness of an establishment. If there are any questions or concerns, contact the Sharon Health Department at 781-784-1510. Coriander Bistro, 5 Post Office Square: French Memories, 3 Post Office Square: Mick Morgan's, 973 Providence Hwy: Editor's Note: Due to an error, the above list previously contained an item that stated the sink was only to be used for 'brainwashing' as opposed to 'washing'. Mick Morgan's, 973 Providence Hwy:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Sharon Health Department is also providing information on disposal of mercury thermomentors this week.
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Wednesday, March 6
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by The Sharon Health Department. The Sharon Health Department receives several calls a month from residents asking about proper disposal of sharps, medications and mercury thermometers. The town has disposal kiosks located at the Sharon Police and Fire Departments and mercury thermometers can be exchanged for a digital one. Mercury thermometers can be exchanged at the Health Department during business hours. In July 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) passed a regulation that ”home sharps as well as unopened packages of hypodermic needles and lancets shall not be disposed in solid municipal waste.” The Sharon Fire Department has a residential sharps disposal kiosk that is …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Residents in Sharon can receive the vaccine on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. and Fridays from 9-10:30 am.
The Sharon Health Department currently has pneumococcal vaccine available, according to the Sharon town website. The vaccine protects against 23 types of pneumonia and, unlike the flu vaccine, which is administered in the fall, the pneumococcal vaccine may be given at any time during the year. Immunizations are given at the Health Department on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. and Fridays from 9-10:30 am. Residents can get pneumoccocal disease, but some people are more susceptible. The following lists those who should consider immunization: A one-time, revaccination is recommended for residents aged 65 and older if they were vaccinated more than five years previously and were younger than 65 at the time. Appointments are necessary, but there is …
Friday, January 11, 2013
While the department has exhausted its supply of flu shots, residents can still get them at nearby pharmacies.
The Sharon Department of Health this week issued a handful of tips for residents in town to help prevention flu infection during a season that has seen more cases than in recent years. The American Red Cross has even stated that flu cases are currently widespread. Although Sharon officials held three flu clinics this past fall, the Sharon Health Department has exhausted its supply of flu vaccine. However, the vaccine is available at retail pharmacies in the area. For residents still looking for ways to help prevnt spreading the flu virus this year, the Massachsuetts Department of Public Health has provided an informational website to residents with tips and information on surviving the flu season. Meanwhile, Sharon Health Director Sheila …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Do you think Massachusetts should loosen gun control laws? You can comment on Sharon Patch.
1. The Sharon High girls' basketball team will be playing host to the Mansfield Hornets at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Over the years, the two rivals have found themselves in close games during their two meetings in the season. The Sharon High boys' basketball team will be at Mansfield at 6:30 p.m. The Hornets are one of the rated as one of the top teams in Eastern Massachusetts. 2. The Boston Herald's Inside Track reported the Sharon's Tommy Do, a skater on Disney On Ice, who portays Mickey Mouse, flicked the switch to light the 85-foot Christmas Tree at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace this week. 3. There will be no blood pressure clinics at the Sharon Health Department on Dec. 26, 27 or 28. For immediate assistance, Sharon officials are recommending…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Sharon Health Department won't be holding blood pressure clinics Dec. 26-28.
1. It's going to feel a little bit more like December today in Sharon. It will be sunny with a high 39 and low of 26. 2. Mark this on your calendar. There will be no blood pressure clinics at the Sharon Health Department, Dec. 26, 27 and 28. If you need immediate assistance, please go next door to the Sharon Fire Department. 3. The Sharon School Committee will also discuss FY 2014 preliminary budget requests in its meeting this week, which takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 12. 4. Congratulations to Dave Morse, the Sharon High football coach, for being named as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year. He was presented the award Tuesday morning at Sharon High School by former New England Patriot linebacker and National League …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Sharon Health Department were told EEE mosquito was found in Sharon. The risk level is at moderate.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
(FROM THE SHARON HEALTH DEPARTMENT) The Sharon Health Department was notified Aug. 21 that a bird biting EEE mosquito was trapped in Sharon Aug. 15. At this time, the risk level will remain at moderate. Please remember to practice the following: Avoid Mosquito Bites
Thursday, July 19, 2012
However, risk levels in the area, including Sharon, unchanged.
State health officials say bird-biting mosquito in Canton has tested positive for EEE, Sharon Public Health Nurse Sheila Miller said today. However, "there is no change to the risk levels for Canton or the surrounding towns at this time," Miller said. The Canton mosquito is the latest instance of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the Sharon area over the past two weeks. Both previous cases were in mammal-biting mosquitoes found in Easton. The first case was announced July 11 and the second one on Tuesday. Both cases came from near Easton's border with Raynham and Taunton, not Sharon. Sharon health officials have been urging residents to take precautions when outside from dawn to dusk.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The mosquitoes came from the same location as those testing positive recently.
More EEE-positive mammal-biting mosquitoes have been found in Easton, and Sharon health officials today are urging residents to take precautions when outside from dawn to dusk. The mosquitoes came from the same site as those in which Eastern Equine Encephalitis was detected recently, the first EEE-positive mosquitoes in Massachusetts this year, Sharon health officials said. News of those first mosquitoes was announced last Wednesday. Sharon Public Health Nurse Sheila Miller distributed safety tips during the Sharon Lakeside Concert at Veteran's Memorial Park and Beach that night. The state will spray in these communities, Sharon health officials said: Bridgewater, Carver, Easton, Halifax, Lakeville, Middleboro, Norton, Plympton, Raynham, …