CFJ’s Camp HOPE Receives Major Grant from Private Foundation

A major five-year grant from the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation will allow The Center for Family Justice to expand its award-winning summer camp and mentoring program for children and teens who have experienced the trauma of domestic and sexual violence.

The foundation, endowed by Continue reading “CFJ’s Camp HOPE Receives Major Grant from Private Foundation”

The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring

Now that spring is here, it’s time for Easton residents to prepare for the warmer weather. No more snowstorms, icy roads or snow boots — everyone hopes.

There might not appear to be much activity going on in the region when it comes to wildlife. But behind the scenes, many animals Continue reading “The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring”

Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry

A newsletter that appeared unsolicited in Easton mailboxes is coming under fire for its stance against the town‘s and school district’s effort to address systemic racism.

The newsletter, published by the Citizens for Responsible Government, encourages residents to fight against Continue reading “Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry”

Easton Receives Support from United Way

Grant to Help Residents Affected by Covid Pandemic Fallout

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded the Town of Easton a grant to support residents impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The presentation was made to Alison Witherbee, director of human services.

The Covid Continue reading “Easton Receives Support from United Way”

‘Cooking up Cozy’ with the Easton Learning Foundation

On the Menu: Tuscan Sunday Supper

The Easton Learning Foundation will be sponsoring an online cooking event featuring Easton’s own “Cooking up Cozy’s” Amy Hauptman on Sunday, March 14.

The Easton Learning Foundation (ELF) was founded in 2004 and is an independent nonprofit organization Continue reading “‘Cooking up Cozy’ with the Easton Learning Foundation”

Virtual Discussion Examines Meaning of Democracy

The Mark Twain Library and the Redding League of Women Voters, in association with the Easton Public Library, will present “Conversations: Truth, Myth & Democracy.”

William Jelani Cobb — Peter Morenus/UConn Photo

The virtual discussion between historian Dr. Jelani Cobb and philosopher Continue reading “Virtual Discussion Examines Meaning of Democracy”

Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories

Community Groups To Hold Virtual Discussion

A bi-partisan coalition of community groups from Easton, Redding, and Weston will present a virtual panel discussion, “Unsung Heroines: Women of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The virtual discussion with the Civil Rights heroines will Continue reading “Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories”

Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents

Invite Participation on Town Boards and Commissions

Like many towns in Connecticut, Easton has seen a rapidly increasing number of voters who register as Democrats. So many, that for the first time in many years, “We’re nearly at parity and that’s great news for everyone,” said Continue reading “Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents”

Freedom Riders Retell Their Civil Rights Story

On 60th Anniversary of the Historic Interstate Bus Rides

Joan Browning, Dion Diamond and Charles Person were college students when they rode interstate buses into the segregated southern states in 1961. The Civil Rights movement was gathering momentum during a period in which Black Continue reading “Freedom Riders Retell Their Civil Rights Story”

Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now

February is the month of hearts, flowers, candy, and romance. Beyond the sweet remembrances that can make this month so special, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. That makes this month the perfect time for parents and guardians to begin a conversation with the Continue reading “Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now”