Memorial Day in Easton–Small Town America at Its Best

A glorious sunny day set the scene for a perfect mix of festivities and sober remembrances as over 1,000 Eastonites gathered to watch and march in the Memorial Day parade, and to remember the fallen in the ceremony at town hall that followed.

Parade favorites included the ever-popular stream Continue reading “Memorial Day in Easton–Small Town America at Its Best”

Easton in the Service—A Memorial Day Tribute

Note from Easton Courier editors: As we continue to honor and mourn those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces – and in light of Easton’s Memorial Day tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War – the Courier is featuring two previously published articles, Continue reading “Easton in the Service—A Memorial Day Tribute”

The Mystery of Marston E. Banks

As another Memorial Day rolls around, many more Americans will likely be celebrating the beginning of summer than those who will be honoring the men and women who sacrificed their young lives so that we could live ours.

As part of the group who volunteered to clean up Union Cemetery Continue reading “The Mystery of Marston E. Banks”

Plans for Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Announced

This year’s Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30. Participants should arrive at the Easton Fire Station no later than 9 a.m. Step off will be at 9:30 a.m. The route will be the same as in past years, following Center Road to Easton Town Hall. Once all participants Continue reading “Plans for Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Announced”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 5/6/22

Good afternoon,

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The COVID numbers seem to be worsening fairly rapidly.  For the week ending April 30th, the rate is 47.5 per 100,000 with 34 new cases in Easton. That is certainly an understated number given the number of home tests. What seems to be happening Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Easton Celebrates Memorial Day

Excited.

That was the word on the lips of those who came out for Easton’s annual Memorial Day parade this year. Everyone from observers to marchers to speakers commemorating the day made the observation. This year’s parade was a time to honor those who have sacrificed for our country Continue reading “Easton Celebrates Memorial Day”

Memorial Day Message

Last year, The Courier’s Executive Editor, Nancy Doniger, articulated what was on the minds of many in town when she wrote, “I look forward to the day when Eastonites will once again line Center Road, cheering on the marchers and the Helen Keller Middle School Band, and listening Continue reading “Memorial Day Message”

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”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 5/28/21

Memorial Day

Good afternoon,

 I am happy to say that Val and Derek Buckley are home and recuperating.  Although they are making progress every day, thoughts and prayers are still in order.

On Monday, the Zoning Board of Appeals upheld a permit for a slaughter house on Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Observing Memorial Day: The March Goes On

The Covid pandemic may have shut down community events and interaction for more than a year, but they are coming back as vaccination rates rise and infection rates fall.

The Easton community can look forward to the return of the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31. Town officials Continue reading “Observing Memorial Day: The March Goes On”