Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes

This past year, when the editors of Smithsonian Magazine called for submissions for their annual roundup of “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” as secretary of the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD) and proud Easton resident, I thought Continue reading “Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes”

Outdoor Memorial Service Honors Bill Kupinse

It was a day William “Bill” J. Kupinse Jr. would have enjoyed outdoors, pursuing one of his many hobbies. Sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures greeted guests who turned out April 24 at Aspetuck Park to remember him.

Family, friends and colleagues celebrated various aspects Continue reading “Outdoor Memorial Service Honors Bill Kupinse”

The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring

Now that spring is here, it’s time for Easton residents to prepare for the warmer weather. No more snowstorms, icy roads or snow boots — everyone hopes.

There might not appear to be much activity going on in the region when it comes to wildlife. But behind the scenes, many animals Continue reading “The Harsh Realities Wildlife Face Every Spring”

A Tribute to Bruce LePage

Some people fall into the moment and some people rise to the moment, but for a fraught moment in Easton’s recent history, both could be said of Bruce LePage.  In the mid-90s, “land use” was the hot issue and development seemed the forgone conclusion. For many, “open space” was simply Continue reading “A Tribute to Bruce LePage”

Make Yourself Count on Earth Day!

The Aspetuck Land Trust was established four years before Earth Day, so we welcome it to the age of 50!  We know the best and most productive decade is still ahead.

No surprise, our goals have been aligned for every one of those 50 years: saving the planet.

You probably know Continue reading “Make Yourself Count on Earth Day!”

John Forgione and the Sacred Outdoors

Easton Front Porch

“Draw not nigh hither,” says God, appearing to Moses in a burning bush; “ put off thy shoes from thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)

The landscape that people encounter day-to-day no longer serves as a backdrop for God’s instruction Continue reading “John Forgione and the Sacred Outdoors”

Aspetuck Land Trust’s Nature Preserves Remain Open with COVID-19 Guidance

Hikers Urged to Visit Preserves Other than Trout Brook Valley

The Aspetuck Land Trust issued the following guidelines to keep people safe and healthy while enjoying the area’s abundant open spaces during this time of social distancing due to the SOVID-19 pandemic:

Aspetuck Land Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust’s Nature Preserves Remain Open with COVID-19 Guidance”