Column: Texas Bans Pregnancy Terminations with Medical Consequences

The Governor of Texas proclaimed, “Our Creator endowed us with the right to life…” as he signed the bill that will effectively ban pregnancy terminations in Texas and will probably end most organ transplantation in America. He was photographed at the signing, from which the press Continue reading “Column: Texas Bans Pregnancy Terminations with Medical Consequences”

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”

Former Health District Employee Sues Agency and Executive Director

A former Westport Weston Health District employee is suing the agency and his former boss for infringing on his right to free speech after he raised concerns about health and safety hazards in the health district office, according to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in U.S. District Court Continue reading “Former Health District Employee Sues Agency and Executive Director”

Easton Approaching a ‘New Normal’ Thanks to High Vaccination Rates

Imagine going back in time to the Black Death in 1346 through 1353. Over 25 million deaths—almost one third of the Europe’s entire population—gone. While the human toll of that historical disease remains difficult to comprehend, in December 2019 a new plague, known as Covid-19, reached Continue reading “Easton Approaching a ‘New Normal’ Thanks to High Vaccination Rates”

CFJ Attorney Honored for Advocacy and Innovation

Attorney Angela Schlingheyde, director of Civil Legal and Court Advocacy Services for the Center for Family Justice, was recently honored for her leadership in launching innovative programs to bring free legal services to victims of domestic violence.

Schlingheyde was the featured Continue reading “CFJ Attorney Honored for Advocacy and Innovation”

Easton Voters Head to Polls on May 4

On Tuesday May 4 the annual budget referendum for the Town of Easton will be held in person from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The budget for the Regional School District No. 9 (ER9) and the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health are also on the ballot. Continue reading “Easton Voters Head to Polls on May 4”

Annual Town Meeting Precedes Town-wide Vote on May 4

Easton’s Annual Town Meeting was held on Monday, April 26 at Samuel Staples Elementary School. Rick Falco Photo

Easton’s Annual Town meeting took place Monday evening at Samuel Staples Elementary School with roughly 15 residents attending in person and over 880 others accessing Continue reading “Annual Town Meeting Precedes Town-wide Vote on May 4”

Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021

Annual Town Meeting and Referendum

The Board of Selectmen met twice this past week. We had a special meeting via Zoom on April 19 to set the agenda for the Annual Town Meeting which will be held on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The meeting will Continue reading “Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021”

Op-Ed: Easton Resolution on Race in Public Health

On Agenda for April 26 Annual Town Meeting

One of the questions to be discussed at the annual town meeting on April 26 is the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health. As you may remember, this resolution was discussed by the Board of Selectman and endorsed unanimously on Continue reading “Op-Ed: Easton Resolution on Race in Public Health”

The Connecticut Health Divide: How Racism Contributes

Easton will hold its annual town meeting on Monday, April 26. As usual, the meeting will afford residents an opportunity to be heard on topics of keen local interest, foremost being the town’s proposed budget. But this year’s agenda will also tackle issues of broader concern that Continue reading “The Connecticut Health Divide: How Racism Contributes”

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