Conversations with the Irrepressible Dolly Curtis

Pretty much anyone who knows Dolly, and most in Easton do, knows that there are no short stop-and-chats with her.  The conversations will be long and Dolly will do most of the talking. Sometimes a listener will wonder where she’s going when she embarks on a magical mystery tour of Continue reading “Conversations with the Irrepressible Dolly Curtis”

Letter: Dylan Wit’s piece on wildlife

To the Editors:

I am grateful to Dylan Wit and the Courier for the reminder of the vulnerability of Spring’s wildlife babies and what we can do to protect them. We are fortunate to live in an area so abundant in natural beauty.

With our good fortune comes the responsibility of being Continue reading “Letter: Dylan Wit’s piece on wildlife”

Letter: Disturbing Propaganda

To the Editor:

“Get Involved Easton” distributed a mailing which voiced concern over a petition and document submitted by over 500 Barlow graduates and efforts by the Board of Selectmen and Region 9 Board of Education to address “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

Incredible Continue reading “Letter: Disturbing Propaganda”

Letter: Powerful Insights into Easton’s People and Past

To the Editor:

My thanks to Bruce Nelson and The Courier for the March 6 article “Brothers in Arms — The Halzack Boys.” The uncertainty, challenges and resolutions lived and faced in the past retain their power and resonance through Mr. Nelson’s empathetic reporting.

My heart Continue reading “Letter: Powerful Insights into Easton’s People and Past”

Letter: Westport Weston Health District

To the Editors:

Having listened in on the Zoom call of March 4 regarding the possibility of Easton joining the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD), I feel such a move would be a tremendous benefit to our town. I am grateful to those who asked extensive questions as they contributed Continue reading “Letter: Westport Weston Health District”

Grateful for the Hard Work of Easton’s Farmers

To the Editor:

I don’t know what I was doing during the summer that caused me to miss the articles about Easton’s farms and farmers, but I’m so glad you included them in your review of the year. It is obvious, but I’ll say it, Easton could never have maintained the beauty and history Continue reading “Grateful for the Hard Work of Easton’s Farmers”

Loved the Article about Easton Musicians

To the Editor:

Music in the Time of a Pandemic

What a wonderful compilation of reflections, stories, and music!  I loved it!  I feel like I used to know everyone in town — no longer! And it was great to get this snippet of a sense of the many talented musicians who live here.

Continue reading “Loved the Article about Easton Musicians”

Christmas Catalogue Connection

Covid might have derailed holiday plans and traditions, but Christmas nostalgia is deeply ingrained, with triggers as varied as the scent of cinnamon, carols playing on Sonos, Dickens on my bedside table, and the L.L. Bean catalogue appearing in the mail.

With a cup of tea in Continue reading “Christmas Catalogue Connection”

When Richard Called

Richard, a volunteer for the Biden Victory Fund, called a few weeks before the election. While sipping a hot cup of tea, I was busy at the time writing letters for Vote Forward, a get-out-the-vote effort. It had been a lovely fall day, but with enough nip in the air to warrant long Continue reading “When Richard Called”

Obituary: Stephen Anthony Sylvestro, 70

Stephen Anthony Sylvestro

Although cancer won on Sept. 6 after a 15-year battle, Stephen Anthony Sylvestro rarely lost a race. An elite athlete since the ’70s, he regularly placed in the top 10 in his age group in the many road races, triathlons, biathlons, and adventure races Continue reading “Obituary: Stephen Anthony Sylvestro, 70”