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Easton Courier Needs Community Writers

The Easton Courier needs YOU to become a community writer. The new online Easton Courier (EastonCourier.news) launched during a friendly social gathering at the Easton Community Center. Today, May 29, marks our three-month anniversary.

In that short time, the new Easton Courier has published more than 300 articles and public services releases. Little could we have imagined that COVID-19 would change life as we know it when we began planning the new local news source in late 2018.

The nonprofit, volunteer community journalism project has far exceeded expectations in its reach and the number of stories it has published. But the Courier needs volunteer writers to continue its charge.

Community writers are needed to contribute fact-based articles, photos and videos about local and state issues, town government and the schools. 

We also seek stories about interesting Easton residents, the arts, environment, nature and farms; special events, ceremonies, award presentations, clubs and organizations.

Let your friends and neighbors read about your weddings and engagements, births, graduations, accomplishments and promotions, businesses, places of worship, sports and anything and everything that captures Easton’s essence and rural character.

We want to know how you and your family are faring under social distancing and stay-at-home orders and how you feel about a phased reopening with a possible second outbreak looming on the horizon for the fall and winter.

The nonprofit Easton Courier community journalism project is a partnership with the town of Easton and the Sacred Heart University School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA).

Students from SHU and SCMA will help cover Easton news and events in the fall but are not on campus now due to social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions. We invite Joel Barlow High School students to contribute as well, but they, too, are completing their semester studies under COVID-19 restrictions.

Become a community writer by sending an email to eastoncourierct@gmail.com or by submitting an article and photos to EastonCourier.news. Follow the instructions on the homepage under Home, Article Submission.

We hope to hear from you. We can’t do it without you!