Putting a Mask on Poor Judgement

Two weeks ago, a police deputy in Maryland shot and killed a groundhog. Having reviewed the unedited videotape of this encounter, I concluded that, although the action was apparently consistent with Maryland police guidelines, it was ridiculous. Some comedians have noted that the Continue reading “Putting a Mask on Poor Judgement”

Column: With All Due Respect

A member of Congress from Arkansas acknowledged last week that vaccines and mask-wearing were good ideas. As the delta variant of Covid-19 filled hospitals across his state and his constituents noticed that their neighbors were filling those hospitals, and the morgues therein, this Continue reading “Column: With All Due Respect”

Interim Superintendent Addresses 2021-22 School Year

Promises ‘It Will Be a Good Year’

Interim Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran sent the following message today to the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Communities.

Dear Friends and Families of the ER9 Schools:

This email is intended for parents and guardians, families of students Continue reading “Interim Superintendent Addresses 2021-22 School Year”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 08/06/2021

Carnival 2021

Good afternoon,

There have been unprecedented crowds at the carnival so I hope you have been enjoying yourselves. Great job by our volunteer fire department and all the volunteers working this great event.

Yesterday, the Governor signed an executive order Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Letter: Library Director Responds to Facebook Posts

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the negative post on the Moms of Easton Facebook Page on July 14. A patron was upset about the Library’s masking policy, which states that children who are too young to wear a mask (2 and under) are not allowed in the Library at this time. Continue reading “Letter: Library Director Responds to Facebook Posts”

Column: Unmasked

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives recently declared that the House rule that members must wear masks while in the House chamber was equivalent to the Nazi demand that Jews wear gold stars on their clothing to facilitate their being identified, packed on to cattle cars, Continue reading “Column: Unmasked”

Has Covid-19 Changed Barlow Student Fashion?

Over the past year, the normal way of life changed for Joel Barlow High School students in countless ways. Teenagers’ personal fashion styles since the Covid-19 lockdowns were among the transformations.

The at-home classroom created a causal way of life for high school students. Continue reading “Has Covid-19 Changed Barlow Student Fashion?”

Year in Review 2020

In a trying year, Easton had many bright spots, proving that our community had grit and grace in the face of the pandemic. The editors struggled to identify the top 10 events of 2020 and concluded there were many more than time and space allowed. Nevertheless, we will roll out several Continue reading “Year in Review 2020”

Local COVID Community Response Team Has Made and Donated More Than 2,000 Masks

Rani Menon of the PPE team from Easton. Children's masks by PPE-team. Mask makers sewing machines from  the PPE team.

Rani Menon of the PPE team from Easton.

Local Women from Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Monroe, and Stratford are making high-quality masks for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With COVID numbers rising again in Connecticut, the all-volunteer COVID Community Continue reading “Local COVID Community Response Team Has Made and Donated More Than 2,000 Masks”

The Twilight Zone

“The Twilight Zone” was originally a television series launched in 1959 by host Rod Serling. The stories were often pure or partly science fiction. Many reflected social challenges of the times. Some stories predicted where our current trajectories would take society if attitudes Continue reading “The Twilight Zone”