Op-Ed: Mother Emanuel Church Racial Murder and Lessons Learned

It’s been just over five years since one of the most heinous racial killings in U.S. history when a white supremacist intent on igniting a race war murdered nine worshipers at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The massacre shocked Continue reading “Op-Ed: Mother Emanuel Church Racial Murder and Lessons Learned”

Juneteenth Celebration Highlights Historic Importance of the Day

Easton celebrated Juneteenth with music, history lessons, and socially distant picnicking. The goal was to bring together the community to meet neighbors and learn about the history and traditions of Juneteenth. More details about the history of the day can be found in our announcement Continue reading “Juneteenth Celebration Highlights Historic Importance of the Day”

Stolen Vehicles Pose Dangers to Police and Public

Police have continued to receive reports of vehicle thefts and entries. Two more occurred on June 22; one was stolen from a driveway, another was entered. Both vehicles were unlocked. To date, every stolen vehicle was unlocked, and every entered vehicle was unlocked.

“These are Continue reading “Stolen Vehicles Pose Dangers to Police and Public”

South Park Bridge Opens

The new South Park Avenue bridge is officially open. First Selectman David Bindelglass cut the ceremonial ribbon along with contractor Nick Mancini of NJR Construction and Ed Nagy, Easton Department of Public Works director. Shortly after, Police Chief Rich Doyle became the first Continue reading “South Park Bridge Opens”

Mourners Honor Jack Curtis in Easton’s 9/11 Memorial

Family and friends gathered on a beautiful spring day at the 9/11 memorial in front of the Easton Public Library to pay their final respects to Easton resident John “Jack” Edwin Curtis, who died May 2 from complications of COVID-19.

The May 11— Mother’s Day —  ceremony took place Continue reading “Mourners Honor Jack Curtis in Easton’s 9/11 Memorial”

Car Break-ins and Thefts Reported in Easton and Region

As a result of increasing car break-ins and thefts in the region, police are advising residents to bring valuables inside and lock their cars at 9 p.m., or a more convenient time before darkness falls.

Since April 10, there have been 25 vehicles entered, one vehicle stolen, and Continue reading “Car Break-ins and Thefts Reported in Easton and Region”

Attic Fire Put Out Before Storm Rolls In

Easton firefighters responded to a call about an attic fire on Pheasant Lane this afternoon at 2:30. The homeowner alerted the fire department and evacuated the house. There were no injuries.

“We arrived on scene and saw smoke showing from the roof line,” Fire Chief Steve Waugh Continue reading “Attic Fire Put Out Before Storm Rolls In”

Easton Police Department Has a Visit from Congressman Jim Himes

Congressman Jim Himes stopped by the Easton Police Department on Monday, April 13 to drop off food and give thanks to Easton’s first responders. Chief Richard Doyle (who was recently promoted to the rank of chief on Monday, April 6) discussed all the ways that Easton’s first responders Continue reading “Easton Police Department Has a Visit from Congressman Jim Himes”

Doyle Sworn in as Easton’s New Police Chief

Gives Outdoor Oath in a Sign of the Times

Veteran officer Richard Doyle officially became Easton’s new police chief during an unusual swearing in ceremony April 6 inside the 9/11 memorial on the library green, across from the police department.

Richard J. Colangelo, Easton Police Continue reading “Doyle Sworn in as Easton’s New Police Chief”

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