Bobcat Visits Sherwood Road

Word travels fast in Easton.

When Verne Gay spotted a bobcat in his back yard on the corner of Sherwood Road and North Park Avenue, he warned a neighbor who spread the word to others in the area.

According to Gay, “A bobcat is an unusual sighting because bobcats (genus lynx rufusContinue reading “Bobcat Visits Sherwood Road”

Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…

The Easton Courier would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the varied and thought-provoking contributions from our columnists and community writers, who observed life in Easton from many perspectives. Bruce Nelson, Tomas Koeck, Gale Papageorge, Robert LaValle, and Dr. Richard Lechtenberg Continue reading “Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…”

Walking Into 2021

Queen Elizabeth II called it right when she referred to the year 1992 as her Annus Horribilis, or year of disaster. She was distraught by her children’s divorces and a fire that destroyed a wing of Windsor Castle.

For the rest of the world, Annus Horribilis more aptly describes Continue reading “Walking Into 2021”

Rosie the Chihuahua Needs Your Help

Help Rosie the Chihuahua get spayed! Rosie is a feisty girl currently living at the Easton Animal Shelter. She was surrendered, along with her mom, Mini. Both are working hard to learn manners so they can go home with a new family. Rosie also needs to be spayed before she can go Continue reading “Rosie the Chihuahua Needs Your Help”

Caring for Animals During the Pandemic

Wiggy is at the Easton Animal Shelter, awaiting adoption by appointment only.

The Easton Animal Shelter has been home to animals looking for loving families to care for them for many years. Although COVID-19 has disrupted the opportunity to visit the animals and has changed the Continue reading “Caring for Animals During the Pandemic”

Nature’s Heroes

The universal struggle of “man against nature” has existed since the dawn of modern society. Countless pieces of literature and art showcase epic tales of survival and conflict, and stories and depictions of adventures and battles with the creatures that dwell in the wilds.

Given Continue reading “Nature’s Heroes”

Sunday Nature Walk: A Shift in the Wind

As we progress deeper into November, animal behavior changes drastically as different species rush to prepare for the cold winter months. Many species migrate, such as the majority of songbirds and waterfowl, but others tough out the cold and adjust their lifestyle instead. Easton Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: A Shift in the Wind”

Trout Unlimited Seeks Support for Mill River Restoration Project

Helping to restore the Mill River to its former beauty and improve fish habitat.—Ed Grzeda Photo

The Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited seeks support in helping to restore the Mill River to its former beauty and improve fish habitat. Just 60 minutes from New York City, near Exit Continue reading “Trout Unlimited Seeks Support for Mill River Restoration Project”

Police Dog Talk with Peter Neary

Easton is a dog loving town. Over 800 dog licenses were issued this year. For the most part, these are pets or self-appointed guard dogs.

Peter Neary, Easton’s fire marshal, and his family have three Labrador retrievers, two yellows, Sally and Holly, and one black, Coal. “As in Continue reading “Police Dog Talk with Peter Neary”

Sunday Nature Walk: Hawks of Connecticut

Not many birds capture the spirit of flight like that of the hawk. These fierce birds of prey are large, predatory masters of flight that spend much of their day soaring high in the sky, defending territory and searching for prey. Connecticut has eight different hawk species that Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Hawks of Connecticut”