Year in Review 2020: Pandemic Pivot

Easton’s small business owners demonstrated immeasurable cleverness in adjusting to the uncharted waters of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Organizations that serve Easton found creative ways to reach their audience and carry on the important work they do. Families and individuals Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Pandemic Pivot”

After a Tumultuous 2020, Wishing for a Better 2021

It has been a tumultuous 2020 in Easton as in every other town in America, due to COVID-19. The town got through the first wave in the spring with very low numbers of infections, although like most towns,  we were forced to suspend  in-person learning in our schools, for  the spring Continue reading “After a Tumultuous 2020, Wishing for a Better 2021”

Year in Review 2020: Easton’s Farming Community

Easton has a uniqueness that separates it from so many other communities in Connecticut.  Farming has remained an integral part of life here from its earliest beginnings. Unlike many parts of New England, the history of Easton has never disconnected from the farming community.

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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”

Gilbertie’s Organics Reaps Bountiful Harvest

Seated under a shade tree on a summer afternoon, Sal Gilbertie looked around his well-tended farm and smiled. A gentle breeze wafted through the cultivated fields and rows of greenhouses.

“You have to be an optimist to be a farmer because you have a lot of things against you,” Continue reading “Gilbertie’s Organics Reaps Bountiful Harvest”

Sunday Nature Walk: Soaring with the Red-Tailed Hawk

Whether you reside in the dry grasslands of the Midwest, the northern alpine forests of Alaska, or the quiet maple forests of Easton, Conn. you are bound to see a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). This large raptor is one of America’s most widespread species of wildlife, found Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Soaring with the Red-Tailed Hawk”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Osprey

Also known as the “fish hawk,” the American osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a common bird to see throughout most of the New England region. These birds are most prevalent on the coastline but large lakes and bodies of water such as the Saugatuck, Aspetuck, and Hemlock reservoirs can Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Osprey”

Aspetuck Land Trust Embraces Back Yard Beekeepers Association’s Initiative

This spring, the Back Yard Beekeepers Association (BYBA) apiarist David Blocher contacted Aspetuck Land Trust’s Land Stewardship Director Lou Bacchiocchi looking for a place to host a honey bee queen rearing project. Bacchiocchi immediately thought of Aspetuck Land Trust’s Randall’s Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Embraces Back Yard Beekeepers Association’s Initiative”

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”

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