When I was a teenager, history classes touted states’ rights more than slavery as the cause of the Civil War, and the romance of “Gone with the Wind” further colored my perception of Dixie’s fall. When I visited my grandmother in the South, I was enraged by the destruction wreaked Continue reading “Savannah: History’s Revelations and Reversals”
Dave and I love train travel, and if the distance requires a sleeping car, all the better. When my friend-from-birth, Edie, invited us to meet her and her husband, also Dave, in Charleston, we were excited at the prospect of our first extended trip since Covid. Given the 820 miles Continue reading “Tale of A Train Ride South”
To the Editor:
We will vote in favor of the Aspetuck Land Trust purchase of 18 acres on South Park Avenue.
Town residents voted in 2008 to purchase the South Park Property with the goal of controlling and preserving the land and protecting the Mill River while relieving the town Continue reading “Letter: Support ALT Purchase of 18 Acres of the South Park Property”
It was our last morning after two nights at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Check-out was at noon, and our breakfast reservation was for 9:30. But Mohonk’s price includes free activities and equipment to guests, and the snowshoe hike with naturalist Michael Ridolfo at 10:30 Continue reading “Skip It or Go on That Hike?”
Last year, The Courier’s Executive Editor, Nancy Doniger, articulated what was on the minds of many in town when she wrote, “I look forward to the day when Eastonites will once again line Center Road, cheering on the marchers and the Helen Keller Middle School Band, and listening Continue reading “Memorial Day Message”