Column: Global Warming Defrosts Danger to All Life Forms

Huge tracts of our planet have been in a deep freeze for tens of thousands of years. After the most recent ice age, some of the most northerly land masses in the Northern Hemisphere remained frozen. These were referred to as permafrost regions, the Earth’s deep freezer. Over the Continue reading “Column: Global Warming Defrosts Danger to All Life Forms”

Commentary: Telling Easton’s Best Story

David Bindelglass has announced his run for a second term as first selectman. On behalf of the Easton DTC, we’re grateful and excited. We knew he’d do a great job, and now we know how lucky we were to have him at the helm during these unstable times. His sensible decision-making Continue reading “Commentary: Telling Easton’s Best Story”

Commentary: Assessing Systemic Racism’s Wealth-Gap Legacy

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

“Wealth is where history shows up in your wallet, where your financial freedom is determined by compounding Continue reading “Commentary: Assessing Systemic Racism’s Wealth-Gap Legacy”

Letter: Easton’s Emerging ‘Village Districts’ and Commercialization

To the Editor:

The evolution of the Easton sidewalk project is sketchy. This all started several years ago when Justin Giorlando, currently Easton’s part-time land use consultant, served on our town planning and zoning commission. From his experience at the state Department of Continue reading “Letter: Easton’s Emerging ‘Village Districts’ and Commercialization”

Letter: Why Not Grow Hemp?

To the Editor:

For over three months, I’ve been trying to get the Board of Selectpersons to say yes to my pilot proposal to grow hemp. It is legal to grow, and there are others who are growing it in town. I offered the town 20% of net revenues, after expenses.

This is the only proposal Continue reading “Letter: Why Not Grow Hemp?”

Letter: What is Equity and Why Does it Matter?

A benefit of introducing Easton’s Resolution on Racism and Public Health is the many conversations we’ve had with friends and neighbors about race, discrimination, and well-being. I, for one, have learned a lot from listening to other peoples’ ideas and perspectives. A theme among Continue reading “Letter: What is Equity and Why Does it Matter?”

Column: Dangerous Codes Lurk on the Internet

People lie, cheat and steal. Fortunately that is not true for all people, but there is a sizable collection of rascals hanging out by the Internet. No more than 50 years ago, lying, cheating and stealing usually required some personal contact between the perpetrator and the target, Continue reading “Column: Dangerous Codes Lurk on the Internet”

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”

Column: Unmasked

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives recently declared that the House rule that members must wear masks while in the House chamber was equivalent to the Nazi demand that Jews wear gold stars on their clothing to facilitate their being identified, packed on to cattle cars, Continue reading “Column: Unmasked”

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”

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