Redding School Member Tests Positive for Covid-19

November 19, 2020

Dear ER9 Families, Faculty and Staff:

This afternoon, we were notified that one member of the Redding Elementary School community tested positive for COVID-19.  All close contacts will be notified and quarantining protocols will be put in place in accordance with Continue reading “Redding School Member Tests Positive for Covid-19”

Barlow Covid Case Closes High School Until Friday, 11/6

Joel Barlow High School students were dismissed early today after a member of the community tested positive for COVID-19. ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison released the following statement:

Good afternoon ER9 families, faculty and staff,

This morning we were notified that a Continue reading “Barlow Covid Case Closes High School Until Friday, 11/6”

Anne Hughes Candidate Statement: A Demand for Accountability

I’m determined to amplify an unmistakable, common thread that runs through the thousands of conversations, emails, texts, and phone calls I’ve had with constituents these past two years: It’s a demand for accountability.

This year we’ve faced the combined impact of the COVID pandemic Continue reading “Anne Hughes Candidate Statement: A Demand for Accountability”

Unaffordable Care Acts

With the installation of yet another “originalist” Supreme Court Justice, the Affordable Care Act is doomed. Most people refer to this legislation as Obamacare. It provided some health insurance coverage for at least 20 million Americans who had little or no insurance.  It forced Continue reading “Unaffordable Care Acts”

Anne Hughes Candidate Statement: Working Toward Solutions Together

Among my greatest joys as the state representative serving Easton, Weston, and Redding, is simply spending time in the district — so spectacular during this peak foliage season- — meeting new neighbors for the first time and renewing old friendships.

During these past two years, Continue reading “Anne Hughes Candidate Statement: Working Toward Solutions Together”

Easton Voters Return Record Number of Absentee Ballots

The universe of early voters is expanding to include Easton. Local voters are taking advantage of the absentee ballot option afforded them during the Covid-19 pandemic in record numbers.

Local voters as of Friday had applied for 1,764 absentee ballots, and 741 had been returned. Continue reading “Easton Voters Return Record Number of Absentee Ballots”

The Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice

Olivia was a middle-aged, somewhat overweight, medium height, soft-spoken woman.  As a middle-aged, somewhat overweight, medium height, soft-spoken man, I expected nothing unusual from her. As a physician seeing her for the first time, I expected to hear an unremarkable history, Continue reading “The Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice”

Harvest Happiness at Silverman’s Farm

Under the shadow of a stressful pandemic, the skies opened up as a warm autumn sun spilled down upon the huge crowds at Silverman’s Farm.  Irv Silverman drove about in his golf cart, talking with his staff and visitors to his farm.  The parking lots were filled to capacity, as hundreds Continue reading “Harvest Happiness at Silverman’s Farm”

At the Edge of Covid Truths

We are like a herd of wildebeests at the edge of a river that we must cross as part of our annual migration.  We crowd together, pushing the weaker or more naïve animals into a crocodile-infested waterway. The crocodiles may let a few of us across, just to fool the thousands behind Continue reading “At the Edge of Covid Truths”

General Assembly Easily Passes New Utility Measure in Response to Rates and Outages

Easton’s Legislators Agree With Some Reservations

First, it was the Connecticut House of Representatives voting in special session on Wednesday for utility-regulation reform by a vote of 136-4 with 11 not voting. The Senate followed on Thursday with the unanimous support of those Continue reading “General Assembly Easily Passes New Utility Measure in Response to Rates and Outages”

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