Easton Observes Independence Day

If there could be only one word to describe Eastonites, it would be “independent.”

So on this Independence Day, so bleak in many other parts of the nation, residents can and should celebrate this holiday with an abundance of pride.

By dint of self-restraint and respect for others, Continue reading “Easton Observes Independence Day”

Easton Cookbook Heating Up

To commemorate Easton’s 175th anniversary, Citizens for Easton will produce a compendium of treasured recipes featuring locally sourced products from Easton’s farms. The decision was made when plans for the annual CFE Farm Tour were cancelled.

CFE is seeking family recipes and Continue reading “Easton Cookbook Heating Up”

Easton Bids Farewell to Balloon Messages

In appreciation for her cheerful and airy contributions to Easton residents and neighbors, a drive by parade was held to honor and thank Patty Jurielewicz, AKA “The Balloon Lady.”

In these recent months of sadness and frustration, Jurgielewicz brightened the mood with imaginative Continue reading “Easton Bids Farewell to Balloon Messages”

June is Dog License Renewal Month

Alas, no complimentary dog biscuits this year. Town Clerk Christine Halloran and Assistant Town Clerk Joan Kirk usually provide dog treats to those who renew dog licenses in person. Town Hall is closed to the public, but residents have several other options to obtain a new license Continue reading “June is Dog License Renewal Month”

Memorial Day Wreath Laying and 21-Gun Salute Carry on Despite Pandemic

Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies were subdued this year to prevent possible spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, the participants produced a moving tribute to Easton’s veterans.

Donald Rodgerson, commander of American Legion Charles L. Ruman Post 160, led the wreath laying ceremony Continue reading “Memorial Day Wreath Laying and 21-Gun Salute Carry on Despite Pandemic”

Easton Observes Memorial Day

Easton is a resilient community and in observance of Memorial Day today, members of the community are tempering their sober recognition of past and current losses of life with a sense of hope and optimism.

Though this holiday technically honors those in the military who died in Continue reading “Easton Observes Memorial Day”

Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2020

Mothers Day offers no guarantees of maternal contentment, especially this year.

COVID-19 aside, just this week, a mother here in Easton lost her husband of 58 years and another is tending to her seriously injured dad. Another dear friend mourns the loss of her son every Mother’s Continue reading “Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2020”

Beekeeper Howland Blackiston Offers Tales from the Hive

In spite of his success as a businessman, Howland Blackiston prefers to bill himself as a beekeeper. “At cocktail parties if I tell people I’m a beekeeper, I have ‘em all night,” he says jovially.

The author of “Beekeeping for Dummies” also loves sharing stories about his bees Continue reading “Beekeeper Howland Blackiston Offers Tales from the Hive”

Students Create Messages of Hope and Advice

In Easton, residents have the luxury of taking leisurely strolls, hikes and runs without encountering proximity to others.

But many university students have returned home to apartments and communities where maintaining social distance is more difficult.

As part of a remote assignment Continue reading “Students Create Messages of Hope and Advice”

Easton Salutes Police Dispatchers

Since 1994, the second week in April is Public Safety Telecommunications week. It celebrates the work of American emergency dispatchers. Easton has a staff of three full- and five part-time dispatchers who respond to an estimated 600 calls a year.

In recognizing their work, Chief Continue reading “Easton Salutes Police Dispatchers”