Articles from the Easton Courier 8/17 – 8/23

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, August 17 to August 23.

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Easton 175th – New and Noteworthy

The Easton 175th team has been hard at work planning lots of fun and interesting activities for the upcoming months. Now that judging is underway for the Easton 175th Logo Contest, the focus is on the first planned event — a drive-in movie.

E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial) will Continue reading “Easton 175th – New and Noteworthy”

What is the Easton 175th Committee?

You may be wondering: What is the Easton 175th Committee?  The committee is an ad-hoc group drawn from the local community that is hard at work planning a series of fun and interesting events to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Easton’s founding. 

Bob Lessler, a long time Continue reading “What is the Easton 175th Committee?”

Easton – 175 Years & Counting

Ever wonder how and when the town of Easton got its name? It all happened exactly 175 years ago, on May 23, 1845, when the Connecticut Legislature finally accepted a petition requesting Weston be split into two separate towns. That petition was presented by twenty-nine Weston residents, Continue reading “Easton – 175 Years & Counting”

Everyday History in Easton

Easton’s 150th Anniversary Parade, September 16, 1995

This month, Easton reaches a landmark anniversary as it turns 175 years old.  As a parish that was once part of Weston, our town was settled by independent, brave and hardworking colonials who were often referred to as “outlivers” Continue reading “Everyday History in Easton”