A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 05/10/2022

Good Afternoon,

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There is not much new to be learned from the Covid numbers.  Overall in the state it looks like we have at least leveled off. The numbers reported in Easton have fallen but again it is hard to know what to make of it.

A reminder from the Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Thank You Volunteers!!!

One of the many great reasons Easton is such a wonderful town to live in is the New England tradition where neighbors come together to help each other with community projects that just can’t seem to get done any other way.

Anyone who has lived in town for more than a few years Continue reading “Thank You Volunteers!!!”

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!

Saturday looks like a washout for the clean-up at Union. If it’s wet Saturday morning, pour yourself an extra cup of coffee, read the latest in the Courier, drive over to the Firehouse Green, buy some plants from the wonderful ladies at the Easton Garden Club, and then rest up for Continue reading “Rain, Rain, Go Away!!”

Historic Union Cemetery Needs Your Help–Go Fund Me Campaign Underway and Community Cleanup May 7

Chances are, you’ve that heard ghosts haunt Union Cemetery, one of the town’s oldest burial grounds at the corner of Sport Hill Road and Stepney Road. Believed to be the most haunted cemetery in America, it is referenced in countless publications, websites and blogs that deal with Continue reading “Historic Union Cemetery Needs Your Help–Go Fund Me Campaign Underway and Community Cleanup May 7”

The Sad State of the Union

The essence of a true community burying ground, Union Cemetery at the corner of Sport Hill and Stepney Roads has seen better days. On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the people of Easton will have the opportunity to help begin to bring this historical cemetery back to its former glory by Continue reading “The Sad State of the Union”

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”

Black Thunder

I was probably about twelve years of age when I was told the story about my three-times great uncle, Birdsey Wade. The storyteller was George Faverau, a hired hand employed for as long as I could remember by my maternal grandparents. George was the oldest man I’d ever met from Easton, Continue reading “Black Thunder”

Buried in an Easton Swamp

The trunk buried in the Easton swamp displayed at trial with murder weapons, Daily News photo, May 30, 1921

It was early on a Monday evening when the police pulled over just off Sport Hill Road next to the Union Cemetery. There, in the overgrown wetlands, a confessed murderer claimed Continue reading “Buried in an Easton Swamp”

Easton’s Ladies in White

Union Cemetery, Easton Connecticut

Like all small colonial towns in New England, Easton has its share of ghost stories, but few can compare to the tales told about our oldest burial ground, the Union Cemetery.  Set off by stone walls and wrought iron fencing, it sits at the intersection Continue reading “Easton’s Ladies in White”

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