Letter: In Support of Sarah Lehberger’s Appointment to the Region 9 BOE

To the Editor:

I am writing to applaud the Easton Board of Selectman decision to appoint Sarah Lehberger to the vacant seat on the Region 9 Board of Education.  I disagree with Kristi Sogofsky’s accusation in her recent letter that this was a political appointment. 

Kristi forced Continue reading “Letter: In Support of Sarah Lehberger’s Appointment to the Region 9 BOE”

Op-Ed: My Region 9 School Board Appointment

I wanted to take this opportunity to address our selectwoman, Kristi Sogofsky’s, comments stating that I am “someone who is deeply involved in and very public about her position on many of the difficult issues currently facing our school boards” in her recent Op-Ed. Although my name Continue reading “Op-Ed: My Region 9 School Board Appointment”

Pride Flag Will Fly at Town Hall

The Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 to hold the LGBTQ+ Pride flag raising ceremony on Friday, June 25 at 5 p.m. Selectmen Bindelglass and Lessler voted in favor and Selectwoman Sogofsky abstained. The flag will fly until sundown on June 28.

Some Easton residents commented at the Continue reading “Pride Flag Will Fly at Town Hall”

Will Pride Flag Fly in Front of Easton Town Hall?

June is designated as LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Board of Selectmen will determine how and where a flag-raising ceremony will occur in town this year when it meets on Thursday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. The agenda is available here.

Pride flags are already raised in neighboring towns. Continue reading “Will Pride Flag Fly in Front of Easton Town Hall?”

Letter: This Isn’t Who We Are

To the Editor:

I was truly disheartened to receive the recent mailer on “Important Easton Issues” that others have mentioned and discussed online. I’m upset that (new) residents would be greeted with such misguided propaganda, and might feel that their unique perspectives or beliefs Continue reading “Letter: This Isn’t Who We Are”

Easton Receives Support from United Way

Grant to Help Residents Affected by Covid Pandemic Fallout

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded the Town of Easton a grant to support residents impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The presentation was made to Alison Witherbee, director of human services.

The Covid Continue reading “Easton Receives Support from United Way”

Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories

Community Groups To Hold Virtual Discussion

A bi-partisan coalition of community groups from Easton, Redding, and Weston will present a virtual panel discussion, “Unsung Heroines: Women of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The virtual discussion with the Civil Rights heroines will Continue reading “Heroines of Civil Rights Movement Tell Their Stories”

Anne Fiyalka Marks 100 Years of a ‘Blessed Life’

Flew in Amelia Earhart’s Airplane, Always Puts Others Before Self

Anne Fiyalka has led a storied life. That’s not to say it’s been easy. Born on Feb. 15, 1921, she recalls a long life of overcoming adversity, large and small, and daring to embrace adventure whenever it came her Continue reading “Anne Fiyalka Marks 100 Years of a ‘Blessed Life’”

Easton Comes Together During Divisive Times

Children and adults alike witnessed the shocking Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. It exacerbated the traumatic experience Americans are already living through on a daily basis during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A desire to help ease Eastonites’ anxieties and to Continue reading “Easton Comes Together During Divisive Times”

Mental Health Support and Connection Ideas During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we approach week two of social distancing and now sheltering in place, it is vital that we stay vigilant in our safety measures and protect our mental health during this uncertain time. Please take a moment to watch this video message recorded on Thursday, 3/26/20 at Town Hall.

Continue reading “Mental Health Support and Connection Ideas During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
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