Commentary: ‘Debt-for-Diploma’ Underscores Education Inequity

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles probing causation and correlation in the impact of racism on public policy issues, as discussed in a new book on the subject. 

Among the issues covered in Heather McGhee’s book, The Sum of Us, is the cost of higher education Continue reading “Commentary: ‘Debt-for-Diploma’ Underscores Education Inequity”

Concerts on the Hill Return for the 2021 Season

Popular Summer Series is Back!

Christ Church Easton will once again host its Concerts on the Hill summer concerts. These unique outdoor events debuted in 2017 and quickly became a local community favorite, averaging 200 people in attendance at each concert. Children, adults, and Continue reading “Concerts on the Hill Return for the 2021 Season”

Grenada Veteran Reflects on His Urgent Call to Duty

Salvatore Giardina of Easton addressed parishioners at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield at the Memorial Day Mass about his experience as a sailor in the U.S. Navy during the Grenada invasion.

My name is Sal Giardina, and I am a parishioner here at Assumption, and Continue reading “Grenada Veteran Reflects on His Urgent Call to Duty”

Letter: The DEI School Survey—And Why ER9 Needs It

To the Editor:

The ER9 Joint Boards of Education Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has proposed a survey. The purpose is to acknowledge the diversity among students and staff and assess their comfort in the ER9 community. Personally, as a current sophomore at Joel Continue reading “Letter: The DEI School Survey—And Why ER9 Needs It”

House Fire Sends Woman to Hospital, Two Dogs Perish

The Easton Police Communications Department received a 911 call from a Northwood Drive home reporting smoke in the house on May 30 at 8:07 p.m. The Easton Fire Department, Easton Police Department and Easton Volunteer Emergency Service were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Continue reading “House Fire Sends Woman to Hospital, Two Dogs Perish”

EMT Mary Pat O’Neil Receives Recognition Award

Easton EMT Mary Pat O’Neil recently received the Emergency Medical Services Values Recognition Award from St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The award was for 2020, but the award ceremony had to be postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

“We are so proud of Mary Pat,” said EMT Peg Shukie, Continue reading “EMT Mary Pat O’Neil Receives Recognition Award”

Letter: Education vs. Indoctrination — Let’s clarify!

To the Editor:

I love seeing signs around town, signs announcing the carnival being back on! This makes our children smile, and fills us with hope that everything is on its way back to normal.

But then, there they are, new signs filled with hatred and fear. I find it so increasingly Continue reading “Letter: Education vs. Indoctrination — Let’s clarify!”

Letter: Support DEI Survey so We Can Hear our Children Speak

To the Editor:

Don’t force Easton’s children to learn about diversity and gender identity in whispered conversations like we did in the 1950’s.

Let’s find out what our children need and provide educational support to help them understand what INCLUSION means. Inclusion is not Continue reading “Letter: Support DEI Survey so We Can Hear our Children Speak”

Letter: Sport Hill Pathway

In reading the summary of the latest Board of Selectmen meeting I found that there is apparently a misunderstanding about the commitment I made as chair of the Board of Finance concerning the proposed Sport Hill Pathway.

My commitment was to place the issue on our agenda for our Continue reading “Letter: Sport Hill Pathway”

Easton Will Have a 2021 Memorial Day Parade

After consultation with town officials Post 160 of the American Legion in Easton has decided to have a Memorial Day Parade this year. All are invited to attend, but we ask that masks be worn by attendees.

Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies were subdued last year to prevent possible Continue reading “Easton Will Have a 2021 Memorial Day Parade”