Henry Gets a Check-up

Henry, Dave Barney’s donkey, is something of a celebrity in our neighborhood. Visible from the road, walkers know him by name and it’s not unusual for cars to slow down and watch him for a minute or two. This is Easton after all and we appreciate many forms of local animal life.

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New State Law Protects Dogs from Extreme Heat, Cold

Dog owners who leave their dog outside during extreme weather conditions without adequate shelter could face hefty fines, according to a new state law.

State lawmakers passed a law that went into effect Oct. 1 that mandates and defines the need for shelter, shade, and water during Continue reading “New State Law Protects Dogs from Extreme Heat, Cold”

Halloween Pets on Parade at the Nest Fall Fest

On Sunday, Oct. 30, Easton dogs dressed to the nines for the Halloween Pet Parade and Costume competition during the Nest Fall Fest at Joel Barlow High School. Contestants proudly strutted in the parade. Others opted for a belly rub. Below are some photos of the dogs and their owners Continue reading “Halloween Pets on Parade at the Nest Fall Fest”

Aid Sought for Bobbi the Bear’s Orphaned Cubs

As many still mourn the tragic death of Bobbi the bear, Redding resident Susan Winters is fighting to make sure that Bobbi’s cubs can live on. The beloved black bear was something of celebrity in the local area she called home. She was well known to residents of Redding, Newtown Continue reading “Aid Sought for Bobbi the Bear’s Orphaned Cubs”

Goat Walks and Animal Talks at Blue Button Farm

Do all the animals have names?

This and dozens of other questions from visitors to Blue Button Farm are patiently answered by owners Dennis and Holly Pryor before and during goat gambols through the woods on their 8-acre property. Though they sell eggs, sheep & goat fibers and Continue reading “Goat Walks and Animal Talks at Blue Button Farm”

Don’t Forget! June Is Dog Licensing Month

It’s that time again. Eastonites have the month of June to obtain or renew dog licenses.

Below are licensing instructions from Debbie Szegedi, Town Clerk:

Dog License Renewals

Dog license renewals for the 2022-2023 licensing year begin on June 1, 2022. You may purchase your Continue reading “Don’t Forget! June Is Dog Licensing Month”

Sunday Nature Walk–Migration Madness

As the cooler temperatures of an April spring seem like a distant memory amidst a record-breaking heat wave, we are reminded that the month of May brings with it the birth and continuation of nature throughout the region. It also gives onlookers timely opportunities to see birds Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk–Migration Madness”

‘Keepers of the Blue’ Released Online

The latest film from the Courier’s “Sunday Nature Walk” columnist Tomas Koeck has been released online via YouTube. Keepers of the Blue previously premiered at the Bridgeport Discovery Museum and had its theatrical release at the Sacred Heart University Community Theatre.

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Sunday Nature Walk – Special Edition: The Great White Shark

Few animals capture our imagination like that of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). The largest predatory fish on the planet, the great white can reach lengths of over twenty feet long and can be found along shorelines regionally and around the world.

Although this Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk – Special Edition: The Great White Shark”

Welcome to Puppy Kindergarten, the ABCs of Bow Wow   

Does your dog bark during a Zoom meeting? Did the new puppy chew up your good pair of shoes?

Jason Hoffman could be the guy to call.

A certified dog trainer, Hoffman teaches dog obedience classes at the Easton Community Center. His six-week adult dog obedience classes and puppy Continue reading “Welcome to Puppy Kindergarten, the ABCs of Bow Wow   “