A Celebration of Life: Patricia Hubbell Hornstein

We lost Patricia this summer. At 94, she was a life-long Easton resident who loved her hometown. Many remembrances of her talents and kindnesses have been shared in the past weeks and a celebration of her life will be hosted by her family at the Easton Public Library on September Continue reading “A Celebration of Life: Patricia Hubbell Hornstein”

A Place for History

“Behing the Stone Walls” Garden Tour Invitation, W. Tressler, 2002.

Twenty years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered at the Bradley-Hubbell House off Black Rock Turnpike to celebrate the recreation of its perennial flower garden and to fundraise for the historic homestead.  Continue reading “A Place for History”

Life in a Reservoir Town

In March of 1897, Curtis Thompson, a well-regarded attorney of many years in Bridgeport presented a case on behalf of the town of Easton at a judiciary committee hearing in Hartford.
At issue was Easton’s grand list that had been materially reduced when the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company Continue reading “Life in a Reservoir Town”

Down by the Reservoir

They straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. “Floods” is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect Continue reading “Down by the Reservoir”