The Big Chill

Growing up in Easton and Redding during the 1950’s and 1960’s, we had a sense of security and optimism. During the decade between the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, there was an extended period of peace where our parents were confident that their children would not need to take Continue reading “The Big Chill”

Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday

Superintendent McKinnon sent the following announcement today about the start of ER9 schools on Monday, Jan. 3:

Dear Families, 

I hope this email finds you well. There will be a 2-hour delay to all schools tomorrow for students. Staff will report to work at their regular time. Continue reading “Two-Hour Delay for ER9 Schools on Monday”

Letter: Thank You From Easton PTO

To the Editor:

Easton PTO offers a big thank you to everyone in the community who participated in Light Up Easton 2021.

The second annual community-wide light tour offered a chance for people to register their homes to be included on the light tour map. For a donation to Easton Continue reading “Letter: Thank You From Easton PTO”

ER9 Beefed Up School Security on Friday Amid Unconfirmed TikTok Threats

There was increased police surveillance on Friday at Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools following a viral TikTok post warning of school violence planned for across the nation.  

Superintendent Dr. Jason McKinnon said there was no evidence that the threats were credible, but there Continue reading “ER9 Beefed Up School Security on Friday Amid Unconfirmed TikTok Threats”

Dr. Steven Clapp: Inspirational Leader and Educator

As a parent of a Helen Keller Middle School (HKMS) student I had been curious about the new principal, Dr. Steven Clapp. I have been a technologist and strategist for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years and am not that familiar with the academic world. I do know that the principal Continue reading “Dr. Steven Clapp: Inspirational Leader and Educator”

Boiler Contract Prompts Region 9 Financial Review

As we reported at the Oct. 21 special meeting of the Region 9 Board of Education, the board learned in September that a former employee had executed a contract for a new boiler at Joel Barlow High School. The amount of the contract, dated June 29, was $216,884.

Upon learning of Continue reading “Boiler Contract Prompts Region 9 Financial Review”

The Artist: A Tribute to Roberta Cioppa

Roberta Cioppa (1935 – 2021)

I had the privilege and honor of working with Roberta Cioppa at Helen Keller Middle School for nearly 30 years. Upon meeting her we immediately bonded. Roberta taught art while Robert taught music.

Growing up, art was always my favorite subject, Continue reading “The Artist: A Tribute to Roberta Cioppa”

Community Holiday Concert at Congregational Church of Easton

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The Congregational Church of Easton will be having its annual Community Holiday Concert featuring the incredibly talented Joel Barlow Select Choir on Saturday Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

All people are welcome to come to our sanctuary and enjoy. Please remember to wear masks for the safety Continue reading “Community Holiday Concert at Congregational Church of Easton”

Outdoor Gathering Area Dedicated to Sue Kaplan

The staff of Helen Keller Middle School came together on the crisp morning of Nov. 24 to dedicate a newly landscaped outdoor gathering area to their former principal, Susan J. Kaplan. 

“In honor of Susan Kaplan’s many years of dedication and service to the Easton Public Schools, Continue reading “Outdoor Gathering Area Dedicated to Sue Kaplan”

Library’s Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Brim with Seasonal Fun

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Lawn signs around town have been announcing the festivities at the Easton Public Library this Sunday, 2-6 PM.

The Friends of the Easton Public Library are delighted to offer a full afternoon of seasonal activities this Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. as we all get into the holiday Continue reading “Library’s Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Brim with Seasonal Fun”

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