Op-Ed: Legislature Must Give Special Session Measures Due Consideration

On July 23, the Connecticut House of Representatives was in session to discuss changes to Connecticut’s absentee voter laws, police accountability reform, and important healthcare changes as the industries adjust to added challenges treating patients during Covid-19. The Senate is Continue reading “Op-Ed: Legislature Must Give Special Session Measures Due Consideration”

‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’

On Monday night I spoke at the community vigil for George Floyd. As part of my message, I said that Black Lives Matter, and also stated that blue lives and all lives matter. While I believe that all life is sacred, black lives specifically are at risk in our country because of systemic Continue reading “‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’”

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”

Op-Ed: Moving Forward Together

Easton is celebrating its 175th birthday this year. Our journey began in 1762 as North Fairfield. Renamed “Easton” in 1845, the town continued to grow, thrive, and become the special place it is today. The success story didn’t happen in isolation. Easton’s everyday survival necessitated Continue reading “Op-Ed: Moving Forward Together”

Hwang Thanks Front Line ‘Helpers’ against COVID-19 Pandemic

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there Continue reading “Hwang Thanks Front Line ‘Helpers’ against COVID-19 Pandemic”

Op-Ed: A Little History of Easton

What happened to the PHNA of Easton, aka Public Health Nursing Association of Easton Inc.? I venture to say that many Eastonites have never heard of this volunteer, non-for-profit organization that served our town for about 70 years!

Before we give our final yea or nay to join Continue reading “Op-Ed: A Little History of Easton”

Op-Ed: Weighing Merits of Splitting South Park Property into Two Parcels

This week the South Park Advisory Commission had a lengthy discussion with great public participation about the South Park Avenue property. Their  mission was primarily fact finding, but the land use consultant Justin Giorlando brought forward a proposal for part of the land. The Continue reading “Op-Ed: Weighing Merits of Splitting South Park Property into Two Parcels”