Power Failures Hit Easton

Due to high winds, there are two separate power outages in town according to United Illuminating’s website. At present, 597 homes ( 20.09% of UI customers) are without power.

Easton Police Chief Richard Doyle reported there are downed wires on Maple Road, Church Road and Knollcrest. Continue reading “Power Failures Hit Easton”

Nor’easter Knocks Out Power for 90 Eastonites

People Heed Advice and Stay Off Roads

A plow truck clears snow on Sport Hill Road. — Chief Rich Doyle Photo

The Nor’easter that swept through the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning dumped 10 inches of snow on Easton and knocked out power for 90 residents.

“A tree Continue reading “Nor’easter Knocks Out Power for 90 Eastonites”

Letter: Let’s Pay Careful Attention This Election Year

To the Editor:

John Shaban’s op-ed of Aug. 13 is the most misleading account I’ve seen since President Trump’s latest tweet.

Shaban was our state representative from January 2011 to  January 2017. We experienced Hurricane Irene in August 2011 followed by a huge snowstorm in October, Continue reading “Letter: Let’s Pay Careful Attention This Election Year”

Reflections on the Summer Storm

A day of sturm und drang ended in brilliant moonlight. There was little else to look at.
Homes were in darkness as were their occupants. There was no way to know when power would be restored and no way to find out.

Mother Nature had once again tested human ingenuity. On Sherwood Continue reading “Reflections on the Summer Storm”

A Brief Message from First Selectman Bindelglass (with Links to Recent Messages)

The following brief update from First Selectman David Bindelglass was posted to the town’s website this morning:

We are aware that little was accomplished last night. We and our state officials are getting on UI again today. We are down to few enough sites that we will be checking Continue reading “A Brief Message from First Selectman Bindelglass (with Links to Recent Messages)”

Easton Police Issue Storm Warning Alert

High winds and rain are causing multiple hazards in the area.

“Easton Emergency Services and Easton Public Works are responding to numerous trees down, some involving power lines,” according to police Chief Richard Doyle.

There is a road closure at the intersection of Valley Continue reading “Easton Police Issue Storm Warning Alert”