Frog Frolic Festival Features Live Music, Food, Fun

The Mark Twain Library heralds the return of the Frog Frolic after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The fun-filled family festival is making its triumphant return on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road in Redding. Many Continue reading “Frog Frolic Festival Features Live Music, Food, Fun”

Holly Hawthorn Exhibits her Artwork at the Library

Porcelain, Printworks, Painting, Plein Air

UPDATE: Holly Hawthorn’s reception scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday April 30, has been CANCELED.

Holly Hawthorn of Redding is exhibiting her porcelain, prints and “plein air” paintings at the Easton Public Library through May 15. Her Continue reading “Holly Hawthorn Exhibits her Artwork at the Library”

Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital Age

The parents and educators in Easton and Redding brought the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age” to our community in 2016 to shed a light on the impact excessive screentime is having on our children. As the amount of time children spend on screens has not seemed Continue reading “Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital Age”

Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:  

Directing a delayed opening or early dismissal or cancellation of schools is the responsibility of the superintendent.

At approximately 4:30 am I made the call to hold a two-hour delayed opening this morning. When I had heard from First Student, Continue reading “Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation”

Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation

Buses Return to Barlow to Take Home Kids Dropped off Early

Worsening road conditions in Tropical Depression Ida’s wake led the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school district to close school for the day today after first announcing a two-hour delay.

In addition to a message sent Continue reading “Storm’s Severity Turns School Delay into Cancellation”

Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening

The Easton Police Department posted this message just now on its Facebook page:

“Please be weather aware! A Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch are in effect! Do not travel if you do not need to! Call Easton PD at 203-268-4111 to report any hazards or 911 in an emergency. Be safe.”

Continue reading “Families Advised to Prepare for Possible Delayed School Opening”

ER9 Appoints Dr. Jason McKinnon as Superintendent of Schools

Tonight, the Easton, Redding, and Region 9 Boards of Education appointed Dr. Jason McKinnon as their next superintendent of schools.

Dr. McKinnon, currently the superintendent of schools in Oxford, was selected from a highly qualified pool of 20 applicants. He holds a doctoral Continue reading “ER9 Appoints Dr. Jason McKinnon as Superintendent of Schools”

The Great Silverware Caper of 1908

Exactly what put the events of September 17, 1908 into motion may never be known. What we do know is that two would-be, cracker-jack thieves by the names of Henry Williams and Charles Hoffman decided to take the train from Norwalk to Redding that Thursday with the intent of robbing Continue reading “The Great Silverware Caper of 1908”

60th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair Over Labor Day Weekend

We are thrilled to bring back one of the oldest and largest book fairs in all of New England, to take place, as it traditionally does, over the four days of Labor Day Weekend in Redding, Conn. Once again, this small town will welcome book lovers from across the region and beyond Continue reading “60th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair Over Labor Day Weekend”

Oak Knoll – Take Me Home, Country Roads

Just after the turn of the last century, Easton and Redding began to see an influx of city dwellers looking for the peace and tranquility that country life could offer.

Sound familiar?

Well, back then it wasn’t a pandemic driving people out of the city, it was the general unpleasantness Continue reading “Oak Knoll – Take Me Home, Country Roads”

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