Easton’s Place in the Black Lives Matter Movement

George Floyd

To the Editor:

In light of the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin and the approaching 11-month anniversary since the death of George Floyd, I find myself contemplating our town’s place in the efforts of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The Continue reading “Easton’s Place in the Black Lives Matter Movement”

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”

Not On The Calendar

What an endearing study in optimism! As I began my January ritual of transcribing known dates from the previous year’s calendar to the new, I smiled wistfully at the profusion of plans cramming the squares in January and February 2020. Those months held the usual allotment of birthday Continue reading “Not On The Calendar”

Year in Review 2020: Social Justice

Eastonites joined with other Americans calling for social change following the horrific death of George Floyd, 46, during a police arrest on May 25 in Minneapolis. Protests in response to Floyd’s brutal death and to police violence against other Black Americans spread quickly across Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Social Justice”

What’s in a Flag?

The stars and stripes have evolved into so many different iterations and incarnations that one can find them everywhere and on everything. The first flag surge I can recall is post-September 11, 2001. Flags began to pop up on cars and trucks, highway overpasses and on almost every Continue reading “What’s in a Flag?”

Juneteenth Celebration Highlights Historic Importance of the Day

Easton celebrated Juneteenth with music, history lessons, and socially distant picnicking. The goal was to bring together the community to meet neighbors and learn about the history and traditions of Juneteenth. More details about the history of the day can be found in our announcement Continue reading “Juneteenth Celebration Highlights Historic Importance of the Day”

‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’

On Monday night I spoke at the community vigil for George Floyd. As part of my message, I said that Black Lives Matter, and also stated that blue lives and all lives matter. While I believe that all life is sacred, black lives specifically are at risk in our country because of systemic Continue reading “‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’”

Easton Citizens Get Involved: Peaceful Protests for Racial Equality

Monday Night Vigil for George Floyd at SSES Gazebo

Emily McKeon, Abbie Winter, Julia Silverstein, Margot Feroleto and Gwyneth Feroleto — and other Easton residents — are joining with the many voices around the nation who want social change, following the horrific death of George Continue reading “Easton Citizens Get Involved: Peaceful Protests for Racial Equality”

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