Bringing Clean Drinking Water to a Thirsty World

Inside the tidy houses that line Easton’s country roads, local residents pursue a wide-ranging mix of occupations, opening windows on the world beyond the safe harbor of their home offices.

More people than ever run their business and professional practices out of their homes since Continue reading “Bringing Clean Drinking Water to a Thirsty World”

Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season

The 2020-21 budget season was like no other in history, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of a town-wide referendum vote, the Board of Selectmen was compelled to authorize the Board of Finance to approve the final budget.

Easton property owners will see a slight reduction in Continue reading “Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season”

Easton Will Celebrate Juneteenth with Outdoor Picnic

Easton will join communities and organizations across the nation with a Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Morehouse Road playing fields, behind the gazebo. 

“Invite your friends and bring a picnic to share and some lawn chairs,” said Wiley Mullins, Continue reading “Easton Will Celebrate Juneteenth with Outdoor Picnic”

Native Plant Sale Helps Build Green Corridor

The sun shone brightly for the Aspetuck Land Trust’s first-ever Native Plant Sale at Gilbertie’s Organic Farm in Easton. A pre-sale webinar and notice to members had generated so much enthusiasm that the sale was sold out. No worries: another is already in the works.

Justin Giorlando, Continue reading “Native Plant Sale Helps Build Green Corridor”

Vigil for George Floyd: A Moment or a Movement?

Lila Estime loved seeing her peers, a teacher she knew from Joel Barlow High School, and everyone who turned out for the Vigil for George Floyd. “It was a moving night to remember,” she said.

Estime, a class of 2014 Barlow graduate and one of the speakers, attended all of Easton’s Continue reading “Vigil for George Floyd: A Moment or a Movement?”

Decision to Hold Annual Fireman’s Carnival Will Be Made This Week

Fire Chief Steve Waugh said the decision about whether to hold the annual Fireman’s Carnival is still pending and will be made this week.

He and the town’s emergency response leaders are taking into consideration social distancing regulations in effect to stop the spread of the Continue reading “Decision to Hold Annual Fireman’s Carnival Will Be Made This Week”

Couple That Helps Wounded Vets Praises Firefighters’ Response to Attic Fire

Ted and Laurie Hollander are praising the lightning-fast and thoughtful response by Easton’s first responders to an April fire at their house as they pay tribute to the nation’s fallen service members on Memorial Day. 

“We give the police and firefighters rave reviews,” Laurie Continue reading “Couple That Helps Wounded Vets Praises Firefighters’ Response to Attic Fire”

Mourners Honor Jack Curtis in Easton’s 9/11 Memorial

Family and friends gathered on a beautiful spring day at the 9/11 memorial in front of the Easton Public Library to pay their final respects to Easton resident John “Jack” Edwin Curtis, who died May 2 from complications of COVID-19.

The May 11— Mother’s Day —  ceremony took place Continue reading “Mourners Honor Jack Curtis in Easton’s 9/11 Memorial”

McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First

After 35 years as an educator — the last 13 as an administrator for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools — Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran, 56, is ready for a change. 

Last week he informed the chairs of the Triboard of Education, composed of the boards of education for Continue reading “McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First”

Town Seeks State Consent for Town Wide Vote on Health District

First Selectman David Bindelglass pushed hard to achieve permission from the state to hold a referendum on Easton’s annual budget. He believed he had secured permission to hold a modified budget referendum and vote on joining the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD)

But Governor Continue reading “Town Seeks State Consent for Town Wide Vote on Health District”

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