A Place for History

“Behing the Stone Walls” Garden Tour Invitation, W. Tressler, 2002.

Twenty years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered at the Bradley-Hubbell House off Black Rock Turnpike to celebrate the recreation of its perennial flower garden and to fundraise for the historic homestead.  Continue reading “A Place for History”

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”

Life in a Reservoir Town

In March of 1897, Curtis Thompson, a well-regarded attorney of many years in Bridgeport presented a case on behalf of the town of Easton at a judiciary committee hearing in Hartford.
At issue was Easton’s grand list that had been materially reduced when the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company Continue reading “Life in a Reservoir Town”

Easton Teen Raises Funds for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland  

For most Americans the Ukrainian-Russian war remains a distant event, but 14-year-old Easton resident Annie Gnidula is determined to make a difference. She has started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Ukrainians seeking refuge in Poland after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began Continue reading “Easton Teen Raises Funds for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland  “

Keep Watch for Wolves

Have you seen a wolf in Easton?  I bet you have. I don’t mean the furry kind along with the bobcats and bears we occasionally catch on our Ring cameras.  The wolf I have in mind is really a type of tree. Even though they are rare, there are quite a few here in Easton.  The term wolf Continue reading “Keep Watch for Wolves”

Signs of the Times

“Am I imagining IT, or Are Amazing Ppl In the Arts Dying every other Day?” Cher questioned recently on Twitter after hearing Marvin Lee Aday had died. Like her, I have been struck by the frequency of such news and, like many of you in the past week, I have read articles by Easton Continue reading “Signs of the Times”

Remembering Easton’s Lost Sons

It is fair to say that US senator Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran, was not a fan of the Memorial Day weekend.  For almost a quarter century, the legislator from Hawaii fought to have this national holiday reverted to its original date of May 30th as opposed to our Continue reading “Remembering Easton’s Lost Sons”

Digitizing History: A Real Page-Turner

Eli Adams Ledger Index, 1815-1817. (Historical Society of Easton, 70.1.Jan 15)

This January, the Historical Society of Easton purchased an overhead scanner to digitize our bound archives. We thank each donor who contributed and in gratitude, we will be posting updates on our progress. Continue reading “Digitizing History: A Real Page-Turner”

Pioneers of Liberty: Easton’s Soldiers in Connecticut’s 29th Colored Regiment

At the edge of the New Haven harbor in Fair Haven sits Criscuolo Park. Sports fields and playgrounds now occupy what was once a bustling port area where the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers meet. While there is no trace of the Civil War training camp that existed at this spot, since 2008, Continue reading “Pioneers of Liberty: Easton’s Soldiers in Connecticut’s 29th Colored Regiment”

Local Land Dispute Leads to Lawsuit

A portion of a 55-acre plot of farmland on Banks Road is the subject of a lawsuit that pits an Easton resident against a limited liability company linked to the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Daniel Lent of Banks Road filed a lawsuit in Bridgeport Superior Court Continue reading “Local Land Dispute Leads to Lawsuit”

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