Easton’s Place in the Black Lives Matter Movement

George Floyd

To the Editor:

In light of the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin and the approaching 11-month anniversary since the death of George Floyd, I find myself contemplating our town’s place in the efforts of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The Continue reading “Easton’s Place in the Black Lives Matter Movement”

Letter: Easton Eye Mailer — Disturbing to Receive as a Family of Color

As a Latina married to a Black man with two bi-racial children living in Easton for four years now, I’m deeply disturbed and disgusted by the Easton Eye mailer I received today.

For anyone affiliated with the Easton Eye: let us know who you are so we can see who we are dealing Continue reading “Letter: Easton Eye Mailer — Disturbing to Receive as a Family of Color”

Not On The Calendar

What an endearing study in optimism! As I began my January ritual of transcribing known dates from the previous year’s calendar to the new, I smiled wistfully at the profusion of plans cramming the squares in January and February 2020. Those months held the usual allotment of birthday Continue reading “Not On The Calendar”

Hughes Writes Open Letter to Colleagues on Systemic Racism

This open letter was written by state Rep. Anne Hughes, D-135th District, and other members of the Connecticut legislature asking them to add their names to this call for action to address issues of systemic racism.

Dear Colleagues,

Today, on this 65th anniversary of the lynching Continue reading “Hughes Writes Open Letter to Colleagues on Systemic Racism”

Op-Ed: Healing, Learning and Trust: Working Toward an Inclusive Community

My sympathies and prayers are with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and the countless unnamed lives that have been unnecessarily lost or affected due to racist actions based in ignorance, bias, fear and hate.

I cannot presume Continue reading “Op-Ed: Healing, Learning and Trust: Working Toward an Inclusive Community”

Reporter’s Notebook: Legislators Respond to Outcry over Law Enforcement and Discrimination

Easton’s members of the Connecticut General Assembly have been moved by recent events and protests to take strong public stands on behalf of equal protection under the law for all people.    

State Rep. Anne Hughes, D-Easton, Redding, Weston, has said that the public outcry over the Continue reading “Reporter’s Notebook: Legislators Respond to Outcry over Law Enforcement and Discrimination”

Vigil for George Floyd: A Moment or a Movement?

Lila Estime loved seeing her peers, a teacher she knew from Joel Barlow High School, and everyone who turned out for the Vigil for George Floyd. “It was a moving night to remember,” she said.

Estime, a class of 2014 Barlow graduate and one of the speakers, attended all of Easton’s Continue reading “Vigil for George Floyd: A Moment or a Movement?”

Op-Ed: Inside the Skin

An unmasked man called me a sheep this morning as I waited in line at Trader Joe’s. Believe me, I dished out some solid zingers later as I re-lived the conversation in my car on the way to my next errand. But, why would a short man with a mustache insult a masked gray-haired woman Continue reading “Op-Ed: Inside the Skin”

Statement of Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo Jr. on the Death of George Floyd

As Chief State’s Attorney for Connecticut, I would generally refrain from commenting on the actions of police officers or prosecutors in other states.  However, the sheer tragedy that occurred in Minneapolis, resulting in the killing of George Floyd, calls for a response. 

The actions Continue reading “Statement of Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo Jr. on the Death of George Floyd”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for 6/5/2020

Good afternoon,

Since my last message, much has happened. In addition to the greatest public health issue in a century, we have all watched with horror as events unfolded starting with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  I have had extensive discussions with Chief Doyle Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for 6/5/2020”

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