The Friends of the Library to Host Annual Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Easton Library will host their annual Used Book Sale at the Easton Public Library on Saturday Oct. 1 and Sunday Oct. 2 from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends’ members in good standing can arrive early at 8:30 a.m. to get a head start on the sale. 

As an added feature, Continue reading “The Friends of the Library to Host Annual Used Book Sale”

Snake Oil – It’s Good for what Ails You

Part one of a two-part series.

With the exception of most political advertisements, we’ve come to expect that the products we see promoted on television, online, and in newspapers and periodicals are safe to use as directed and will generally perform as represented. That hasn’t Continue reading “Snake Oil – It’s Good for what Ails You”

New Officer Joins Easton PD

John Asik, who previously served in the Bridgeport Police Department for 5 years, was sworn in by Easton Police Commissioner Richard J. Colangelo on Sept. 15.

Asik, 45, a longtime resident of Milford, graduated from Joseph A. Foran High School. He received a nursing diploma from Continue reading “New Officer Joins Easton PD”

Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five

The Jewish New Year, one of six high holy days in the Hebrew calendar begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 25. Rosh Hashanah commemorates God’s creation of the universe or, more informally,  Adam and Eve’s birthday. In addition to religious services, many family and friends will gather Continue reading “Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five”

Observance of Rosh Hashanah Begins on Sunday

Rosh Hashanah is a special holiday that inaugurates the Jewish New Year. It is a time for celebration, often over festive family meals that feature apples and honey to emphasize our hopes for a “Shana Tova u’metukah,” a “sweet and good New Year.” This year, Rosh Hashanah will usher Continue reading “Observance of Rosh Hashanah Begins on Sunday”

Back Yard Beekeepers Dip into Honey’s History

Do you think you know all there is to know about honey? Well … maybe not. Back Yard Beekeepers Association members Marina Marchese and Howland Blackiston will co-present, “Honey, I Love You” at the Sept. 27 BYBA meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The hybrid meeting will take place at Continue reading “Back Yard Beekeepers Dip into Honey’s History”

Don’t Recycle Those Black Plastic Takeout Food Containers

Next time you order takeout, be sure to throw the black containers in the trash instead of your recycling bin.

The black plastic containers might seem recyclable, as they do have a recycling triangular arrow logo on the bottom, but beginning last year they are no longer accepted Continue reading “Don’t Recycle Those Black Plastic Takeout Food Containers”

An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), formed in August 2020, is embarking on its third year of service to our community. EDIT has sought to cultivate a sense of belonging and valuing of all people through events such as the Voices of Diversity project with the Easton Continue reading “An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force”

Between a Headstone & a Hard Place – Union Cemetery

Anyone who has passed by Easton’s Union Cemetery this summer has certainly noticed a difference in its appearance of late. Unlike the past few summers, the grounds are neatly mowed and the weeds and unkempt shrubs that formally obscured many of the headstones have been trimmed Continue reading “Between a Headstone & a Hard Place – Union Cemetery”

Easton PD Adds Autism Safety Alert Form

The Easton Police Department is among a growing list of police departments in the state to offer Autism Safety Alert Forms to aid interaction between police officers and autistic individuals.

The form is the brainchild of Naugatuck resident Jennifer Harding, a single mom whose Continue reading “Easton PD Adds Autism Safety Alert Form”

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