Pride Flag Will Fly at Town Hall

The Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 to hold the LGBTQ+ Pride flag raising ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 5 p.m. Selectmen Bindelglass and Lessler voted in favor and Selectwoman Sogofsky abstained. The flag will fly until sundown on June 28.

Some Easton residents commented at the Continue reading “Pride Flag Will Fly at Town Hall”

Will Pride Flag Fly in Front of Easton Town Hall?

June is designated as LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Board of Selectmen will determine how and where a flag-raising ceremony will occur in town this year when it meets on Thursday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. The agenda is available here.

Pride flags are already raised in neighboring towns. Continue reading “Will Pride Flag Fly in Front of Easton Town Hall?”

Letter: Vote Yes to Approve Easton Resolution

To the Editor:

I urge Easton residents to vote YES on Tuesday to adopt the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health. While our town has many good and kind people, we are still impacted by systemic racism that produces implicit racial bias. Many of us might find it hard to Continue reading “Letter: Vote Yes to Approve Easton Resolution”

Letter: Vote Yes!

To the Editor:

Our town won a competitive grant from the Transportation Alternatives Program, a federal aid set aside for transportation funding, against 17 other municipalities to build a multi-use, bi-directional pathway. We won this grant because the area between HKMS and Silverman’s Continue reading “Letter: Vote Yes!”

Letter: Hate Has No Home in Easton

To the Editor:

I am saddened by the recent mailer designed to stoke fear by misrepresenting the DEI work happening in our town and schools. This pamphlet contained many blatant mistruths and misunderstandings about DEI.

At its core, DEI work is meant to create safe spaces for people Continue reading “Letter: Hate Has No Home in Easton”

Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories

Community Groups To Hold Virtual Discussion

A bi-partisan coalition of community groups from Easton, Redding, and Weston will present a virtual panel discussion, “Unsung Heroines: Women of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The virtual discussion with the Civil Rights heroines will Continue reading “Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories”

Freedom Riders Retell Their Civil Rights Story

On 60th Anniversary of the Historic Interstate Bus Rides

Joan Browning, Dion Diamond and Charles Person were college students when they rode interstate buses into the segregated southern states in 1961. The Civil Rights movement was gathering momentum during a period in which Black Continue reading “Freedom Riders Retell Their Civil Rights Story”

The Freedom Riders: In Their Own Words

Bipartisan Groups from Easton, Redding, and Weston Will Present Panel Discussion

The Easton Democratic Town Committee Anti-Racism Coalition along with a bipartisan group of organizations from Easton, Redding, and Weston will present a virtual panel discussion, “The Freedom Riders: In Continue reading “The Freedom Riders: In Their Own Words”

Easton Comes Together During Divisive Times

Children and adults alike witnessed the shocking Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. It exacerbated the traumatic experience Americans are already living through on a daily basis during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A desire to help ease Eastonites’ anxieties and to Continue reading “Easton Comes Together During Divisive Times”

Top 10 Ways to Care for Easton Community Through COVID-19

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) announced on Friday, March 13 that “the USDA has approved our waiver to allow students to continue receiving meals while schools are closed due to #COVID19”. This news will help some of Easton’s most vulnerable residents in the Continue reading “Top 10 Ways to Care for Easton Community Through COVID-19”

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