Close the Laptop, Open the Doors

First grader Henry Theriot and preschooler Morgan Theriot give the inside scoop on their experience with distance learning and their newfound outdoor play time during a socially distanced interview conducted at a safe six feet away (one kid hockey stick plus two feet, according to Continue reading “Close the Laptop, Open the Doors”

Discussions and Reviews Continue at Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting

The Easton Board of Selectmen continued its review of several ongoing topics during its regular meeting on June 18. 

The agenda included discussions about several possible ordinance changes. The selectmen continue their review of the current parks and recreation ordinance and whether Continue reading “Discussions and Reviews Continue at Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting”

Do You Know about the Beautiful Property on South Park that the Town Owns?

In 2008 Easton purchased 29.5 acres of land bounded by South Park Avenue and the Mill River to prevent a high-density development that would have broken our zoning. We paid $6,150,000 for the property. At the same time, the New England Prayer Center paid the Town $300,000 for an option Continue reading “Do You Know about the Beautiful Property on South Park that the Town Owns?”

Native Plant Sale Helps Build Green Corridor

The sun shone brightly for the Aspetuck Land Trust’s first-ever Native Plant Sale at Gilbertie’s Organic Farm in Easton. A pre-sale webinar and notice to members had generated so much enthusiasm that the sale was sold out. No worries: another is already in the works.

Justin Giorlando, Continue reading “Native Plant Sale Helps Build Green Corridor”

Native Plants and Local Pollinators

How You Can Help Easton Pollinators Flourish and Protect the Local Food Web

“No farms, no food” is a bumper sticker that most of us have seen. It may be time for a new slogan to accompany it: “No pollinators, no farms.” On those occasions when we have spared the subject any thought, Continue reading “Native Plants and Local Pollinators”

A Tribute to Bruce LePage

Some people fall into the moment and some people rise to the moment, but for a fraught moment in Easton’s recent history, both could be said of Bruce LePage.  In the mid-90s, “land use” was the hot issue and development seemed the forgone conclusion. For many, “open space” was simply Continue reading “A Tribute to Bruce LePage”

Obituary: Bruce LePage, 80, of Easton

Bruce LePage of Easton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14 at home with his loving family.

Bruce was born on July 6th, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George and Lola LePage.  He graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY in 1957 and received a Bachelor Continue reading “Obituary: Bruce LePage, 80, of Easton”

Aspetuck Land Trust Assures Sustainable Future for Gilbertie’s Farm

The Aspetuck Land Trust’s historic purchase of Gilbertie’s Farm for $2 million marks the nonprofit organization’s first working farm acquisition. The organization has previously preserved 1,940 acres of land in Connecticut.

Tucked behind a country farm stand and bucolic knoll on Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Assures Sustainable Future for Gilbertie’s Farm”

5/01/2020 Update from First Selectman Bindelglass

I want to begin by congratulating everyone in Town for continuing to do a wonderful job of hygiene and social distancing. The level of reported cases in Easton is very stable, and the trend in the hospitals and throughout the State is slowly improving. Some part of our daily lives Continue reading “5/01/2020 Update from First Selectman Bindelglass”

BREAKING NEWS: Aspetuck Land Trust Buys Gilbertie’s Farm

EASTON, CT–  April 30, 2020–Aspetuck Land Trust today announced the acquisition of Gilbertie’s Farm, a picturesque 34-acre working organic farm adjacent to the land trust’s Randall’s Farm Preserve on Sport Hill Road in Easton.  Gilbertie’s Farm will anchor Aspetuck Land Trust’s Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Aspetuck Land Trust Buys Gilbertie’s Farm”