Easton’s Fire Truck That Could: The Hard Life and Times of the 1946 Mack

The rusty 1946 Mack fire truck parked outside Easton’s Volunteer Fire Department probably won’t work as efficiently as a modern-day pumper truck, but it sure has a story to tell.

After it was retired from service, the once bright red truck leap-frogged around town because no one Continue reading “Easton’s Fire Truck That Could: The Hard Life and Times of the 1946 Mack”

The Farmer & the Race Car

It’s an early morning in August and Michael Sabia is tending to his Christmas tree farm. He’s pulling weeds around an infant Christmas tree he planted. The tiny spruce tree will take several years to grow big enough to decorate a family’s home for the holidays. That’s the nature Continue reading “The Farmer & the Race Car”

Is Your Cord a Few Logs Short? Call These Guys

There are many traditions unique to New England, perhaps none as original as the measurer of wood.

The what?  

The measurer of wood is an official town position dating back to at least the 1800s. And Easton has two measurers of wood: Irving Snow and Michael Sabia Sr.  

What Continue reading “Is Your Cord a Few Logs Short? Call These Guys”

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