Articles from the Courier 8/03/20 – 8/16/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past two weeks, from Monday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, August 16.

This week’s digest includes two weeks of stories because Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and internet to most of Easton and for Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 8/03/20 – 8/16/20”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 8/14/2020

Good afternoon,

As we end the week that began with the aftermath of the storm and many of us without power, cell service, land lines or internet, we return to “COVID-19 normal”. A quick reminder to limit social gatherings, wear masks in public and sanitize Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Hwang Calls For Investigation of Eversource Following Tropical Storm Isaias

Sen. Tony Hwang is calling for urgent solutions and a Public Utilities Regulatory Authority investigation of Eversource Energy following Tropical Storm Isaias, which struck Connecticut on August 4 producing damaging high winds causing possible tornadoes, many downed trees and large Continue reading “Hwang Calls For Investigation of Eversource Following Tropical Storm Isaias”

Easton Community Comes Together Over Isaias

“Just to think that it all began
On an uneventful morn
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give ya
Shelter from the storm.”

— Bob Dylan

Tropical Storm Isaias is being compared to Super Storm Sandy and other severe storms in 2011 and 2012 in terms of power outages throughout CT. Severe winds, Continue reading “Easton Community Comes Together Over Isaias”

Isaias Leaves Massive Outages, Downed Trees

Getting from one place to another requires many detours and a lot of patience as Easton clears out from Tropical Storm Isaias. Add the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the trials people are facing can feel daunting.

As of 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, 89% of Easton customers had no power, Continue reading “Isaias Leaves Massive Outages, Downed Trees”

Bracing for a Wild Day of Weather from Tropical Storm Isaias

A tornado watch is in effect for Fairfield County until 2:15. Numerous trees are down with wires all over town, Police Chief Richard Doyle said as of 1:55 p.m.

“I advise everyone to stay home or get to shelter,” Doyle said. “All emergency services are fully staffed.” 

Doyle Continue reading “Bracing for a Wild Day of Weather from Tropical Storm Isaias”

Easton Prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias

Police Chief Richard Doyle this morning met with Fire Chief Steve Waugh, and officials from Easton Emergency Medical Services and the Public Works Department to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias’s arrival in the local area tomorrow, Tuesday.

Doyle, who is also Easton’s emergency Continue reading “Easton Prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias”