Purdue’s Boilermaker Special Makes Stop in Easton

On its Way to Rentschler Field for the Game

Members of Purdue’s Reamer Club, assigned to maintain the school’s Boilermaker Special mascot, put the finishing touches on the train ahead of the final leg up to Storrs

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Easton Neighbors Form New Community Group

This Is Easton. is a new community group formed by Easton neighbors to “foster community and engage in meaningful and respectful conversations to recognize and understand our differences and celebrate our common values so we can continue to cultivate a safe and welcoming town.”

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Easton to Increase Security at the Polls Following Breach

The hallways and doors at Samuel Staples Elementary will be locked during the upcoming town-wide referendum and municipal election following a March 30 incident where an unauthorized individual took pictures in hallways and a classroom.

The incident prompted town and school officials Continue reading “Easton to Increase Security at the Polls Following Breach”

Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight

Community Invited to Attend

The Easton Board of Education will hold its first regular meeting of the 2021-22 school year tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the media center at Helen Keller Middle School, 360 Sport Hill Road, Easton.

The meeting includes public comment at the beginning Continue reading “Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight”

Message from the Superintendent: Vaccine Clinic this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the ECC


Interim Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran sent the following brief message today to the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Communities:

September 10, 2021

Dear Friends and Families of the ER9 Schools:

Our nursing staff has asked me to remind parents and guardians that students 12 and Continue reading “Message from the Superintendent: Vaccine Clinic this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the ECC”

Letter: Back to School Message

To all neighbors, especially Easton Families and ER9 Staff,

A new school year provides a fresh start or new beginning for students, staff and the whole community. This year in particular, the anticipation of what the world will look like not only today but 10 months from now is Continue reading “Letter: Back to School Message”

Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:  

Directing a delayed opening or early dismissal or cancellation of schools is the responsibility of the superintendent.

At approximately 4:30 am I made the call to hold a two-hour delayed opening this morning. When I had heard from First Student, Continue reading “Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation”

Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation

Buses Return to Barlow to Take Home Kids Dropped off Early

Worsening road conditions in Tropical Depression Ida’s wake led the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district to close school for the day today after first announcing a two-hour delay.

In addition to a message sent Continue reading “Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation”

Dr. Mario Almeida Appointed Barlow Head of School and Assistant Superintendent

At a special meeting held on Wednesday, September 1, the Regional School District #9 Board of Education unanimously endorsed the appointment of Dr. Mario Almeida as Head of School/Assistant Superintendent for Joel Barlow High School.

Dr. Almeida, currently the principal of Rocky Continue reading “Dr. Mario Almeida Appointed Barlow Head of School and Assistant Superintendent”

Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening

The Easton Police Department posted this message just now on its Facebook page:

“Please be weather aware! A Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch are in effect! Do not travel if you do not need to! Call Easton PD at 203-268-4111 to report any hazards or 911 in an emergency. Be safe.”

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