JBHS Alumni Association Gives Back

It was June of 1966 when Joel Barlow High School was getting ready for its fifth commencement exercise in the school’s gymnasium. This would be the second of a total of only five years that the school would graduate students who had attended all of seven through twelfth grades at Continue reading “JBHS Alumni Association Gives Back”

Pride Story Time Held at the Public Library

The Easton Public Library has been featuring its pride-inclusive collections throughout the month of June in recognition of Pride Month. They kicked things off on June 1 with a Pride Story Time event to help promote diversity and increase understanding of the LGBTQ+ community for Continue reading “Pride Story Time Held at the Public Library”

A Final ‘Toodeloo!’ to the Class of ’22

Joel Barlow High School’s senior class president Benjamin Fligelman delivered a final enthusiastic and upbeat “toodeloo!” to fellow graduates on Monday to mark the end of a tumultuous four years for the Barlow Class of 2022. “Toodeloo!” had become Fligelman’s signature sign-off after Continue reading “A Final ‘Toodeloo!’ to the Class of ’22”

SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program

Young minds at Samuel Staples Elementary School will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of farming this fall when a new educational program will begin on the farmland surrounding the school. Students will learn about the process of growing food, and how different Continue reading “SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program”

Two Lives Well Lived- Coach Profetto & Rose

I received an email this past Tuesday informing me that former Barlow Coach John Profetto had passed away during the first week of June and that his beloved wife of some 62 years, Rose, had followed him into eternity just five days later. Remembering how respected and adored John Continue reading “Two Lives Well Lived- Coach Profetto & Rose”

Easton Public Library Is Fine-Free

The Easton Public Library is permanently fine-free, after a unanimous vote from the Library Board. The Library has been fine-free on a trial basis since March of 2020.

“A permanently fine-free library invites a broader spectrum of Library users by removing the barrier that fines Continue reading “Easton Public Library Is Fine-Free”

Friends of Library Will Host Wine & Cheese Gathering at Sport Hill Farm on June 15

The Friends of the Easton Public Library are pleased to bring back one of the highlights of their last year’s community activities: an outdoor Wine and Cheese Tasting to help kick off the summer, and to support the Summer Reading program and other events the library offers for the Continue reading “Friends of Library Will Host Wine & Cheese Gathering at Sport Hill Farm on June 15”

Joel Barlow High School Principal Settles Into New Position

If Dr. Mario Almeida had any lingering doubts about accepting the job as Head of School and Assistant Superintendent at Joel Barlow High School, this month’s senior prom sealed the deal.

Looking out onto the dance floor at the Amber Room in Danbury, the administrator knew he made Continue reading “Joel Barlow High School Principal Settles Into New Position”

New Family Fun Collection at the Library

You may have heard about libraries that loan out cake pans, musical instruments, or other nontraditional items. The Easton Public Library is kicking off its own Library of Things collection with a variety of board games and jigsaw puzzles that can be checked out for seven days.

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Come Celebrate Learning at Barlow Palooza Thursday, May 26

Each May, Joel Barlow High School invites the Easton and Redding communities to the school campus for Barlow Palooza, a festival that brings together students and community members to celebrate their academic and artistic accomplishments.