A Blooming Success

Chances are you’ve noticed signs brightening up our roadsides this week advertising the May 7th Easton Garden Mart.  We’ve missed out on this fun town tradition for the past two years, but the ladies have been busy for months preparing for their return this coming Saturday at the Continue reading “A Blooming Success”

Soaring Prices Forecast a Hot Spring Housing Market 

The new year in real estate began with rising housing prices, low inventory, and heavy buyer demand. Home sales reached their highest level since 2006 as buyers took advantage of low mortgage rates. Connecticut home sales were up 8.5% according to the National Association of Realtors

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Column: A Response to Bruce Nelson’s “The Big Chill”

Reading Bruce Nelson’s deeply evocative column, I am sure those of us of a certain age were awash with nostalgia, especially those who grew up in a small town. Though my childhood was spent in New Jersey, I wonder if my memories of small-town life gently prodded me to spend my later Continue reading “Column: A Response to Bruce Nelson’s “The Big Chill””

Office of Inspector General to Assume All Pending Investigations on Police Use of Force

Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo Jr., announced today that Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Robert J. Devlin Jr., has assumed all pending investigations on the use of force by police officers.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Devlin was appointed by the Criminal Justice Commission Continue reading “Office of Inspector General to Assume All Pending Investigations on Police Use of Force”

Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital Age

The parents and educators in Easton and Redding brought the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age” to our community in 2016 to shed a light on the impact excessive screentime is having on our children. As the amount of time children spend on screens has not seemed Continue reading “Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital Age”

A Grave Tale

It was Saturday morning, October 27, 1951. With clipboards listing the names and addresses of all of Easton’s middle and high school students, a group of women began shuttling children to the Gilbertown Cemetery. No, this was not a case of the Sanderson Sisters of Easton.  These Continue reading “A Grave Tale”

Easton Property Transfers — September 2021

The following property transfers were recorded by the Easton Town Clerk’s office for the month of September:

50 Pond Road, Richard D. Nitto to David Bryant and Angela La Pick, $583,000.

55 Tuckahoe Road, David and Carolyn McCann to Stephen Poulos, $1,275,000.

10 Everett Road, Continue reading “Easton Property Transfers — September 2021”

Obituary: Toby B. Knapp, 70

Toby B. Knapp

The brilliant, talented and creative character, Toby B. Knapp, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 70 on Monday, Sept.. 27, 2021. Toby was raised in Easton, Connecticut and most recently resided in Southbury.

Toby was born on April 22, 1951 to Richmond L. Knapp, Continue reading “Obituary: Toby B. Knapp, 70”

Easton Property Transfers — August 2021

The following property transfers were recorded by the Easton Town Clerk’s office for the month of August:

245 Silver Hill Road, Peter J. and Pamela P. Allman to Erik and Erica Zirulnik, $1,425,000.

30 Bayberry Lane, Peter J. and Mary Elizabeth Tavolacci to Janet Weinstock Isa, Continue reading “Easton Property Transfers — August 2021”

Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes

This past year, when the editors of Smithsonian Magazine called for submissions for their annual roundup of “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” as secretary of the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD) and proud Easton resident, I thought Continue reading “Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes”

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