Neighbors Sue ZBA Over Approved Slaughterhouse

A group of Tranquility Drive residents are suing the Zoning Board of Appeals after it refused last month to deny a permit to allow a slaughterhouse to operate on their street.

“We aren’t giving up on this thing, this is baloney,” said Joe Calzone, a Tranquility Drive resident who Continue reading “Neighbors Sue ZBA Over Approved Slaughterhouse”

ZBA Approves Slaughterhouse on Tranquility Road

Despite opposition from homeowners, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a permit to allow a chicken farm equipped with a slaughterhouse to operate on Tranquility Drive.

The five-member board voted 4 to 1 with conditions to allow a 10-by-10 slaughterhouse with a sink and separate Continue reading “ZBA Approves Slaughterhouse on Tranquility Road”

ZBA Delays Vote on Permit for Slaughterhouse

The Zoning Board of Appeals during its May 3 meeting delayed voting on a controversial permit to allow a chicken farm equipped with a slaughterhouse to operate on Tranquility Drive.

After more than three hours of impassioned debate at the packed meeting at Samuel Staples Elementary Continue reading “ZBA Delays Vote on Permit for Slaughterhouse”

Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry

A newsletter that appeared unsolicited in Easton mailboxes is coming under fire for its stance against the town‘s and school district’s effort to address systemic racism.

The newsletter, published by the Citizens for Responsible Government, encourages residents to fight against Continue reading “Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry”

Live and Learn for Goodness Sake!

In my coveted Covid solitude I’ve been forced to do things I wouldn’t normally do. There’s been introspection, meditation, contemplation and lots of word games. More games than I’d like to admit. That said – let us now take a closer look at the word “evolve.” Reverse the first four Continue reading “Live and Learn for Goodness Sake!”

Industrial Arts Teacher Leaves a Legacy

A Tribute to Mr. Gass

Though I’ve lived in Connecticut three quarters of my life I’ve always considered myself a transplanted New Yorker. There weren’t many “New Yorkers” during my nearly 33-year teaching career at Helen Keller Middle School, not real New Yorkers. But when Ted Continue reading “Industrial Arts Teacher Leaves a Legacy”

Local Land Dispute Leads to Lawsuit

A portion of a 55-acre plot of farmland on Banks Road is the subject of a lawsuit that pits an Easton resident against a limited liability company linked to the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Daniel Lent of Banks Road filed a lawsuit in Bridgeport Superior Court Continue reading “Local Land Dispute Leads to Lawsuit”

Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time

The late actress Bette Davis once dined at a Black Rock Turnpike home in Easton. Carol Mills has the autographed tablecloth to prove it.

Mills’ recollection of hosting the actress is part of the town’s Oral History Project, an effort to interview and preserve the town’s history Continue reading “Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time”

Easton Tree Farms Provide Holiday Cheer Amid Covid-19

Are you looking for a socially distanced holiday experience in the crisp winter air? Then you might want to head over to Maple Row Farm and meander through the farm’s 200 acres of land in search of the perfect Christmas tree.

Scott Edwards, an eight-generation farmer at Maple Row Continue reading “Easton Tree Farms Provide Holiday Cheer Amid Covid-19”

Senior Center Needs Support to Provide Thanksgiving Dinners To Families in Need

The Easton Senior Center is seeking to complete its annual goal to raise $2,500 or more to provide 100 turkey Thanksgiving dinners to families in need in the inner city. The center works with single-parent families with children in the Region.

If you would like to make a small Continue reading “Senior Center Needs Support to Provide Thanksgiving Dinners To Families in Need”

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