Today, we begin our long weekend break in celebration of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. As was the case on Memorial Day it unfortunately will not be the Fourth of July we are accustomed to. Many of the traditional gatherings are still unsafe because of the pandemic.
First grader Henry Theriot and preschooler Morgan Theriot give the inside scoop on their experience with distance learning and their newfound outdoor play time during a socially distanced interview conducted at a safe six feet away (one kid hockey stick plus two feet, according to Continue reading “Close the Laptop, Open the Doors”
Easton will join communities and organizations across the nation with a Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Morehouse Road playing fields, behind the gazebo.
“Invite your friends and bring a picnic to share and some lawn chairs,” said Wiley Mullins, Continue reading “Easton Will Celebrate Juneteenth with Outdoor Picnic”
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”
Monday Night Vigil for George Floyd at SSES Gazebo
Emily McKeon, Abbie Winter, Julia Silverstein, Margot Feroleto and Gwyneth Feroleto — and other Easton residents — are joining with the many voices around the nation who want social change, following the horrific death of George Continue reading “Easton Citizens Get Involved: Peaceful Protests for Racial Equality”
With stay-at-home restrictions in place, the coronavirus has triggered a rise in domestic abuse throughout Connecticut. Individuals and families are now faced with choosing between health risks associated with the coronavirus or staying at home with an abusive partner. The Center Continue reading “Bank of America Supports Domestic Violence Safe House”
Fire Chief Steve Waugh said the decision about whether to hold the annual Fireman’s Carnival is still pending and will be made this week.
He and the town’s emergency response leaders are taking into consideration social distancing regulations in effect to stop the spread of the Continue reading “Decision to Hold Annual Fireman’s Carnival Will Be Made This Week”
Easton is a resilient community and in observance of Memorial Day today, members of the community are tempering their sober recognition of past and current losses of life with a sense of hope and optimism.
Though this holiday technically honors those in the military who died in Continue reading “Easton Observes Memorial Day”
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”
After 35 years as an educator — the last 13 as an administrator for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools — Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran, 56, is ready for a change.
Last week he informed the chairs of the Triboard of Education, composed of the boards of education for Continue reading “McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First”