Letter: Life Expectancy Declines–Huge Contributor Mostly Ignored

To the Editor:

Dr. Lechtenberg informs on various reasons for the downturn in life expectancy, but the one that deserves the most attention in my opinion is the most controllable by most of us: living a healthier lifestyle.

Our medical system can and does work miracles – one Continue reading “Letter: Life Expectancy Declines–Huge Contributor Mostly Ignored”

Helen Keller Middle School’s International Flags Celebrate Diversity

At first glance, the neon and vibrant colored international flags displayed in Helen Keller Middle School cafeteria could be mistaken for a geography lesson.

The 41 flags do serve an educational purpose, but they have a deeper meaning. They represent and celebrate the wide array Continue reading “Helen Keller Middle School’s International Flags Celebrate Diversity”

This Road Race Might Scare the Running Pants Off You

Historic gravesites. Scenic paths. And the chance to catch a glimpse of Easton’s legendary ghost.

The town’s upcoming Chasing the Legend: Easton’s Lady in White 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 29 celebrates the Lady in White, a ghost said to haunt Union Cemetery. Dressed in a white Continue reading “This Road Race Might Scare the Running Pants Off You”

Board of Selectmen Meeting of September 15, 2022

The Board of Selectmen held its regular meeting on Sept. 15. After approving the minutes from the Aug. 25 meeting and approving twelve tax refunds as recommended by the tax collector, the board moved to hear unique agenda items scheduled for the meeting.

The board appointed Jacob Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of September 15, 2022”

‘Connected’

Elizabeth Adriani’s Image Wins Easton Arts Council Photography Contest

It was a dark night in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic when Elizabeth Adriani arranged to meet a high school friend on the fields at Samuel Staples Elementary School. She not only looked forward to getting Continue reading “‘Connected’”

Observance of Rosh Hashanah Begins on Sunday

Rosh Hashanah is a special holiday that inaugurates the Jewish New Year. It is a time for celebration, often over festive family meals that feature apples and honey to emphasize our hopes for a “Shana Tova u’metukah,” a “sweet and good New Year.” This year, Rosh Hashanah will usher Continue reading “Observance of Rosh Hashanah Begins on Sunday”

Back Yard Beekeepers Dip into Honey’s History

Do you think you know all there is to know about honey? Well … maybe not. Back Yard Beekeepers Association members Marina Marchese and Howland Blackiston will co-present, “Honey, I Love You” at the Sept. 27 BYBA meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The hybrid meeting will take place at Continue reading “Back Yard Beekeepers Dip into Honey’s History”

An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), formed in August 2020, is embarking on its third year of service to our community. EDIT has sought to cultivate a sense of belonging and valuing of all people through events such as the Voices of Diversity project with the Easton Continue reading “An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force”

Connecticut’s Kid Governor to Speak at Easton Library Sept. 17

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste will visit the Easton Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. as part of the annual Kid Governor Library Circuit.

Students, parents, teachers, and the general public are invited to stop by to meet Kid Governor Makhi, learn Continue reading “Connecticut’s Kid Governor to Speak at Easton Library Sept. 17”

More Than Meets the Eye

Favorite Movie Stories (Part One)

Naming my favorite movie is an impossible task. But naming my favorite story about the movies is much easier. Still, hedging my bets, I’ll say that one of my two favorites is the extraordinary story of Charlie Chaplin, and I’ll be sharing it during Continue reading “More Than Meets the Eye”

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