In Memoriam: Remembering Bill Kupinse

If you want to know what Bill Kupinse meant to Easton, best to know what Easton meant to him. That’s easy enough. After his family and his beloved wife, Pat, Easton meant almost everything. 

From Silverman’s, on down the road to Greiser’s. From the Saugatuck, on over to the Hemlock. Continue reading “In Memoriam: Remembering Bill Kupinse”

Connecticut’s Best Backyard Bucket List

This article, written by Michelle Falcone of Easton, new secretary on the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD), is the final article in a three-part spring day trip series. It provides a behind-the-scenes look on how local tourism is not only surviving, Continue reading “Connecticut’s Best Backyard Bucket List”

Letter: Open Response to CRG/Sherry Harris and June Logie

While I regret giving your messages any more amplification than they deserve, I feel I must respond to your recent letter about Critical Race Theory and “cancel culture.”

You state “CRG expected criticism, but the level of venom was astounding and demonstrates that the fear many Continue reading “Letter: Open Response to CRG/Sherry Harris and June Logie”

Column: Monkeys

Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] said, “I believe our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.” I would go further and speculate that Mother Nature cooked up Homo sapiens to give the other animals on the planet something to joke about. One need only listen Continue reading “Column: Monkeys”

Letter: How to Influence Your Child’s Educational Experience

To the Editor:

I would like to share with you all important facts about your Easton Board of Finance (BOF). The chart below summarizes the BOF members who fully supported the 4.09% Board of Education (BOE) budget increase and those who did not.

Why is this important?

Continue reading “Letter: How to Influence Your Child’s Educational Experience”

Letter: Vote In Favor of the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase

To the Editor:

Imagine the heart-wrenching feelings of a wide-eyed second-grader when they walk into the first day of school and find their favorite teacher, the media specialist, no longer working there. Imagine the disappointment of a high school student hoping to pursue a career Continue reading “Letter: Vote In Favor of the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase”

Letter: Approve the Pathway

To the Editor:

This past Tuesday, Easton voted clearly and decisively that it wants the pathway. Voters want Helen Keller Middle School students to walk safely to the Easton Village Store. They want to take advantage of a $997,000 grant that will cover 80 percent of the cost for Continue reading “Letter: Approve the Pathway”

Letter: CRG Cancel Culture

To the Editor:

Wait, wait, wait. Did I just read what I thought I read? Sherry Harris of CRG wrote a letter complaining about cancel culture and how we are not allowed to express our opinions anymore, and she presents the Governor of Florida Ron Desantis as a shining example of being Continue reading “Letter: CRG Cancel Culture”

Letter: Support the Sport Hill Pathway

To the Editor:

I support the proposed pathway from Helen Keller to Silverman’s and we must move fast.

A few years ago, I was driving north on Sport Hill. As is often the case, a group of kids was walking along the side of the road. One of the children wandered into the road and Continue reading “Letter: Support the Sport Hill Pathway”

Letter: The People Have Spoken

Tuesday night’s Town referendum had a tremendous turn out. Congratulations to all of us for voting “YES” to all 5 items.

Item 5 on the ballot.

“As an advisory question, should the Town of Easton appropriate $249,400 for the local match requirement (20% of the total project cost of Continue reading “Letter: The People Have Spoken”