Virtual Roundtable on Public Health Care Options

State Rep. Anne Hughes along with fellow Fairfield County legislators state Rep. Cristin McCarthy-Vahey, state Rep. Jennifer Leeper, and state Senator Will Haskell will hold a virtual roundtable discussion with state Comptroller Kevin Lembo tonight.

The discussion will be on health Continue reading “Virtual Roundtable on Public Health Care Options”

Pioneers of Liberty: Easton’s Soldiers in Connecticut’s 29th Colored Regiment

At the edge of the New Haven harbor in Fair Haven sits Criscuolo Park. Sports fields and playgrounds now occupy what was once a bustling port area where the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers meet. While there is no trace of the Civil War training camp that existed at this spot, since 2008, Continue reading “Pioneers of Liberty: Easton’s Soldiers in Connecticut’s 29th Colored Regiment”

Local Land Dispute Leads to Lawsuit

A portion of a 55-acre plot of farmland on Banks Road is the subject of a lawsuit that pits an Easton resident against a limited liability company linked to the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Daniel Lent of Banks Road filed a lawsuit in Bridgeport Superior Court Continue reading “Local Land Dispute Leads to Lawsuit”

Reminiscences and Oral Histories – the Two-Edged Sword

There is a reason we have statutes of limitation and judges disallow almost all hearsay testimony. The accuracy of memories fade with time and twice-told tales are often riddled with ambiguities and inconsistencies.

As a historian, I often cringe when an account of an event that Continue reading “Reminiscences and Oral Histories – the Two-Edged Sword”

The Inseparable Tucker Twins – Served Together, Worked Together, Lived Together

Part of the Historical Society of Easton’s series: Easton in the Service.

Small towns usually have their share of interesting characters who serve their community in different ways, and Easton is certainly no exception. Take the Tucker twins for example.

Arthur Jelliff Tucker Continue reading “The Inseparable Tucker Twins – Served Together, Worked Together, Lived Together”

Selectmen Rebuke Wednesday’s Rampage of U.S. Capitol

During board comment at the end of their meeting tonight, the Board of Selectmen condemned Wednesday’s storming and occupation of the United States Capitol. 

“I don’t think we can leave the table tonight without reflecting on the horror of yesterday,” First Selectman Bob Lessler Continue reading “Selectmen Rebuke Wednesday’s Rampage of U.S. Capitol”

Call For Artists: 2021 Winter Celebration of the Arts

The Easton Arts Council is calling all artists, artisans, sculptors, and photographers to enter their work into the 2021 Winter Celebration Member Art Show.

The show will be completely online, which show organizers believe will provide an excellent venue to display your creative Continue reading “Call For Artists: 2021 Winter Celebration of the Arts”

UI Preparing for Storm, Warns of Possible Outages

Customers advised to be ready as region braces for rain and wind

United Illuminating has mobilized crews and contractors and is ready to respond to any outages resulting from the severe weather predicted for later today.

Forecasters predict rain and strong winds to cross through Continue reading “UI Preparing for Storm, Warns of Possible Outages”

Easton’s Original Radio Girl

From the Historical Society of Easton’s Year of the Woman Series.

Leonore Vonderlieth went by the stage name Vaughn De Leath.  Born in 1894 in Mount Pulaski, Illinois, De Leath was certainly one of the earliest singers to appear on radio when she went on the air in January of 1920 Continue reading “Easton’s Original Radio Girl”

Sunday Nature Walk: Rabbits of New England

While many different species of birds prepare to fly south for the winter, rabbits such as the eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) and the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis), stays put during the long winter months. Both of these rabbits are among the most Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Rabbits of New England”

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