Highlights from the Courier 6/29/20 – 7/5/20

In case you missed it, check out some of the articles below posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5.

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Op-Ed: Welcome Back to Normal(ish)

Baseball, Barbecues and Crushing State Deficits

After a difficult spring, I like most am happy to welcome the start of summer. As we gradually return to normal, however, we must also realize that we are picking up where we left off — i.e., stagnant job growth, a decade of depressed Continue reading “Op-Ed: Welcome Back to Normal(ish)”

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Easton Community Forums for ER9 Superintendent Search Scheduled for July 8 and 9

The Easton, Redding, Region 9 Boards of Education will be hosting two evening opportunities for community members to share their insight on the hiring of the next superintendent of schools.

On Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, Dr. Joseph Erardi, the search consultant working Continue reading “Easton Community Forums for ER9 Superintendent Search Scheduled for July 8 and 9”

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Morehouse Fields

Morehouse Field For Easton Residents Only — Photo courtesy of Allen Sullivan

To the Editor:

Watching the CNN Covid 19 map flame ever redder and redder as the pandemic cases burn higher and higher through more Continue reading “Morehouse Fields”

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Silver Linings

Throughout these past few months of quarantine and ambiguity of what our future would look like, it was easy to focus on the negative energy that surrounded us. Each day was filled with concern about our health, livelihoods, and education. We have had to become accustomed to a new Continue reading “Silver Linings”

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Easton Observes Independence Day

If there could be only one word to describe Eastonites, it would be “independent.”

So on this Independence Day, so bleak in many other parts of the nation, residents can and should celebrate this holiday with an abundance of pride.

By dint of self-restraint and respect for others, Continue reading “Easton Observes Independence Day”

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Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for Independence Day Weekend

Today, we begin our long weekend break in celebration of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. As was the case on Memorial Day it unfortunately will not be the Fourth of July we are accustomed to. Many of the traditional gatherings are still unsafe because of the pandemic. 

Please Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for Independence Day Weekend”

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Letter to the Easton Board of Selectmen: Open Town Hall

“An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Dear Board of Selectmen:

Why is Town Hall not open? Retail is open. Large businesses and restaurants are open. Amusement parks are open. The DMV is open. Our library, especially the meeting rooms, Continue reading “Letter to the Easton Board of Selectmen: Open Town Hall”

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The Absentee Ballot Law Should be Changed for the November Election

The absentee ballot law should be changed so that people who fear COVID-19 can vote by absentee ballot during next November’s presidential election. Voters should not have to choose between their health and their freedom to vote.

It is encouraging that Connecticut is having fewer Continue reading “The Absentee Ballot Law Should be Changed for the November Election”

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The Politics of Masking

As many of us return to work and life in our Connecticut communities, we are continuing to face a new set of social expectations regarding health and safety as Covid-19 cases subside locally. Recommended measures still include social distancing and self quarantine if exposed, and Continue reading “The Politics of Masking”

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