Wildlife In Crisis Seeks Donations in Bear 211’s Memory

Weston-based Wildlife in Crisis is raising funds to honor Bear 211, a black bear who was humanely euthanized after being severely injured by a hit-and-run driver in Easton on Monday.

Bear 211, a young male, was beloved and often spotted slumbering in hammocks and taking dips in Continue reading “Wildlife In Crisis Seeks Donations in Bear 211’s Memory”

Easton EMS Interviews for Fall Live-in Program

The Easton EMS will conduct interviews for its fall live-in program starting in August. Connecticut-certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are attending local universities live at Easton EMS headquarters through the program and answer 911 calls.

At the same time they Continue reading “Easton EMS Interviews for Fall Live-in Program”

Bear # 211 Struck by Vehicle in Easton

Bear #211 regularly visited backyards in Easton and Fairfield and even had a public Facebook page. Until yesterday, that is, when the Easton Police Department received a call July 26 at 6:19 p.m. about a black bear that was struck by a motor vehicle on Route 136 west of Wilson Road. Continue reading “Bear # 211 Struck by Vehicle in Easton”

Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

Public Comment Sessions Tomorrow at JBHS and Virtual Session on Wednesday

The search for a new superintendent for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school districts moves forward with public comment sessions this week as contentious debates surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion Continue reading “Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory”

Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards

As Easton’s First Selectman, I have no authority over the school board, but I do feel a great deal of responsibility to weigh in on matters that impact our kids and our community. The ongoing attacks directed at our educators and our school board by a small group of people with a Continue reading “Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards”

Easton Seeks Grant to Meet New Affordable Housing Law

Easton is seeking a grant to hire a consultant to help the Planning and Zoning commission meet the requirements outlined in a state law to increase affordable housing in town.

The commission on June 28 voted to apply for an Affordable Housing Plan Technical Assistance Grant that Continue reading “Easton Seeks Grant to Meet New Affordable Housing Law”

Virtual Community Forum Set for Superintendent Search

As the ER9 Boards of Education searches for the district’s next superintendent, community members have a few ways they can weigh in.

On Wednesday, July 28, Dr. Joseph Erardi, the search consultant working with the boards of education, will facilitate a 7 p.m. community forum on Continue reading “Virtual Community Forum Set for Superintendent Search”

Dr. McMorran Appointed Interim Superintendent Effective July 20

The following statement was posted to the Redding Board of Education Facebook account Friday evening:

At its special tri-board meeting this evening, the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Boards of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Thomas McMorran Interim Superintendent of Schools, Continue reading “Dr. McMorran Appointed Interim Superintendent Effective July 20”

Public Hearings Set for Superintendent Search

On Monday, July 26, the public will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the hiring of the next superintendent of Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools. Hearings will be held at a 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Joel Barlow High School, 100 Black Continue reading “Public Hearings Set for Superintendent Search”

Photographer and Filmmaker Tomas Koeck’s Gallery Exhibit Opens at the Library

Reception Is Friday, July 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Library Conference Room

A common loon exhibiting the “square brow” behavior. — Tomas Koeck Photo

An exhibit curated by the Easton Arts Council featuring the work of filmmaker, photographer and conservationist Tomas Koeck opens this week Continue reading “Photographer and Filmmaker Tomas Koeck’s Gallery Exhibit Opens at the Library”

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