Column: The Thrill of the Chase

Several decades ago, naturalists, as they were called back then, noticed rapid expansions and abrupt collapses in lemmings populations. These small rodents are wildly spread across Canada, populating grasslands in Arctic and subarctic tundras.  In many regions, their numbers swell Continue reading “Column: The Thrill of the Chase”

Getting Informed about Covid-19 and the Delta Variant

Come learn about the myths and facts surrounding Covid-19 and the Delta variant.

The recent rise in Covid-19 cases, both breakthrough and new, is worrisome for many. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s difficult to navigate what is fact and what is fiction.  On Friday, Continue reading “Getting Informed about Covid-19 and the Delta Variant”

‘Modified and Totally Not Normal’ Barlow Palooza

Joel Barlow High School faculty invited the Easton and Redding communities to the school campus for Palooza, a celebration of learning, each May for more than a decade. There was food, music, entertainment and a large student art show, including art Continue reading “‘Modified and Totally Not Normal’ Barlow Palooza”

Easton Approaching a ‘New Normal’ Thanks to High Vaccination Rates

Imagine going back in time to the Black Death in 1346 through 1353. Over 25 million deaths—almost one third of the Europe’s entire population—gone. While the human toll of that historical disease remains difficult to comprehend, in December 2019 a new plague, known as Covid-19, reached Continue reading “Easton Approaching a ‘New Normal’ Thanks to High Vaccination Rates”

Op-Ed: Easton Resolution on Race in Public Health

On Agenda for April 26 Annual Town Meeting

One of the questions to be discussed at the annual town meeting on April 26 is the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health. As you may remember, this resolution was discussed by the Board of Selectman and endorsed unanimously on Continue reading “Op-Ed: Easton Resolution on Race in Public Health”

Virtual Event Offers Mental Health Resources for Kids

The pandemic has placed a great deal of stress on everyone, especially children. Many have a spent the better part of a year away from their classrooms, teachers and friends and they may be dealing with mental health issues as a result.

On Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m., State Rep. Continue reading “Virtual Event Offers Mental Health Resources for Kids”

Easton Veterinary Survives and Thrives

Dr. Dan Whelan, 37, and Annikki Nurmi, his partner and office manager, opened Easton Veterinary at 796 Sport Hill Road in September 2020. 

Specializing in cats and dogs, the pair has gotten to know and adapted nicely to their new community. Since the opening of their solo practice, Continue reading “Easton Veterinary Survives and Thrives”

Op-Ed: ‘No Question That We Should Join’ Westport Weston Health District

On Tuesday March 30, Easton will vote on whether or not to join the Westport Weston Health District. I have no question that we should join. As your first selectman you have charged me with providing for the health and welfare of this town. You also have every right to expect me Continue reading “Op-Ed: ‘No Question That We Should Join’ Westport Weston Health District”

Easton Budget Process Under a Pandemic

Last year the Easton Courier published an overview of the Easton budget process. The article went into some detail about how the town budget is developed and how the Board of Finance (BOF) works to prepare a budget request to present to the town for its approval. It was the process Continue reading “Easton Budget Process Under a Pandemic”


Even before I lived in California, I had a healthy respect for fire. I developed this respect after I noticed a fire hose entering through the bedroom window of my apartment. The justification for this addition to my home furnishings was a fire that started in a toaster on the floor Continue reading “Fire!”