The Flag: For Country or Self?

As many did after the 9/11 attacks, my husband, Dave, and I hung an American flag on our front door. We were proud and emotional in this show of solidarity and love of country. It was particularly meaningful as the flag had belonged to Anthony Sylvestro, Dave’s father, a World War Continue reading “The Flag: For Country or Self?”

Easton Town Hall Opens to Tax Payers

As a result of COVID-19, Town Hall is still closed to the public, but is now open to those who wish to pay their taxes in person. Tax payers will be required to enter through the Center Road main door and exit through the Morehouse Road side door. The announcement was made by Krista Continue reading “Easton Town Hall Opens to Tax Payers”

Easton Observes Independence Day

If there could be only one word to describe Eastonites, it would be “independent.”

So on this Independence Day, so bleak in many other parts of the nation, residents can and should celebrate this holiday with an abundance of pride.

By dint of self-restraint and respect for others, Continue reading “Easton Observes Independence Day”

The Absentee Ballot Law Should be Changed for the November Election

The absentee ballot law should be changed so that people who fear COVID-19 can vote by absentee ballot during next November’s presidential election. Voters should not have to choose between their health and their freedom to vote.

It is encouraging that Connecticut is having fewer Continue reading “The Absentee Ballot Law Should be Changed for the November Election”

The Politics of Masking

As many of us return to work and life in our Connecticut communities, we are continuing to face a new set of social expectations regarding health and safety as Covid-19 cases subside locally. Recommended measures still include social distancing and self quarantine if exposed, and Continue reading “The Politics of Masking”

Bringing Clean Drinking Water to a Thirsty World

Inside the tidy houses that line Easton’s country roads, local residents pursue a wide-ranging mix of occupations, opening windows on the world beyond the safe harbor of their home offices.

More people than ever run their business and professional practices out of their homes since Continue reading “Bringing Clean Drinking Water to a Thirsty World”

Global Health Security

To the Editor:

In the midst of reopening procedures in Connecticut and the U.S., I would like you all to take the time to think about how our perspective of global health has changed, and how it should continue to change.

Before COVID-19, many people in our community did not worry Continue reading “Global Health Security”

McMorran Updates Community on Reopening Schools in the Fall

School Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran sent the following message to the Easton and Redding communities today, updating them on Gov. Ned Lamont’s plans for Connecticut about reopening state schools in the fall.

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

Governor Lamont announced yesterday Continue reading “McMorran Updates Community on Reopening Schools in the Fall”

Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season

The 2020-21 budget season was like no other in history, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of a town-wide referendum vote, the Board of Selectmen was compelled to authorize the Board of Finance to approve the final budget.

Easton property owners will see a slight reduction in Continue reading “Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season”

The College Search Amid Covid-19

Determining which college to attend has always been a daunting task even under normal conditions. The lack of in-person visits due to Covid-19 has posed a unique challenge for rising seniors as they try to navigate the confusing world of college applications remotely. 

In-person Continue reading “The College Search Amid Covid-19”