Thousands of Dollars Raised to Support Ukraine at Local Event

A steady flow of Eastonites turned out for a successful fundraiser for the people of Ukraine held at the Ashlar-Aspetuck Lodge on April 10. The event was organized by local residents Gale and John Papageorge, and the venue and coffee were generously donated by Eric Farrell and his Continue reading “Thousands of Dollars Raised to Support Ukraine at Local Event”

Column: The Business of War

International efforts to spare the world the horrors of World War II have failed. The United Nations has failed in its most important mission-being to stop international slaughters. Its members speak at length, but they are indifferent to what is being said. The Ukraine is being Continue reading “Column: The Business of War”

Column: War Crimes

The U.S. and the Ukraine have much in common.  Both countries declared themselves independent of powerful nations that previously occupied and controlled them. They both faced military invasions as a consequence of their claims of independence. They both had numerous inhabitants that Continue reading “Column: War Crimes”

Column: The Wasteland

Before the bombardment of the Ukraine started, there was a small outbreak of polio.  It was too minor to receive much press coverage. Covid-19 was still an active problem in the Ukraine, but vaccines were being distributed, and there was no major opposition to Covid restrictions. Continue reading “Column: The Wasteland”

Column: Horror Unfolds in the Ukraine

Obviously our thoughts and prayers for the citizens of the Ukraine are not working. What is Plan B? There has been endless talk of economic sanctions, but Vladimir the Terrible saw these coming when he invaded the Crimea eight years ago.  He has had eight years to make Russia, or Continue reading “Column: Horror Unfolds in the Ukraine”

Easton Holding Peace Vigil for Ukraine Sunday on Library Lawn

A peace vigil for Ukraine will be held on Sunday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. on the Easton Library lawn, 691 Morehouse Road.

Easton Teen Raises Funds for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland  

For most Americans the Ukrainian-Russian war remains a distant event, but 14-year-old Easton resident Annie Gnidula is determined to make a difference. She has started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Ukrainians seeking refuge in Poland after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began Continue reading “Easton Teen Raises Funds for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland  “

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 3/4/2022

Good afternoon,

Peace

First, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Ukraine, who are being brutally attacked by Russian aggressors. A vigil will be held in front of the library on Sunday, March 6 at 5:30. All are welcome.

In one week, we have gone from Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: Klaatu Barada Nikto

In 1951, America had a visitor from outer space.  His name was Klaatu.  He appeared, along with his short-tempered robot Gort, in the science fiction movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” This remarkably skinny humanoid anticipated that his visit to our planet would be problematic. Continue reading “Column: Klaatu Barada Nikto”

Kill The Whale

An estimated 127,000 Russian troops and thousands of tanks, artillery pieces, armored personnel carriers, and war planes are in place along three of the Ukraine’s four borders. By the time you read this piece, these Russians may have already invaded the Ukraine and incorporated it Continue reading “Kill The Whale”

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