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Easton Town Meeting set for bond payment, senior tax relief

A special Easton town meeting will take place Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Staples Elementary School auditorium. Two issues are expected to be on ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: We need policies that unite us, not partisan diatribe

To the Editor: Responding to the overwrought and inaccurate partisan diatribe from Sherry Harris in the Jan. 18 edition of The Easton Courier, while useless in hopes of ...

Saga ends: Easton finally accepts new road

The long-standing saga surrounding Adirondack Trail being accepted as an official town road is finally over. At its Jan. 18 meeting, the Easton Board of Selectmen voted to ...

Easton may conduct survey to get resident input on master plan

The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission may organize a citizen survey to gauge public opinion on issues being addressed in the town's new master plan. The P&Z is ...

Community newspapering

Last week we changed the way we deliver our news content, in print and online, to the readers of The Easton Courier, The Redding Pilot and The Weston ...

Legislators vote to restore funding for Medicare Savings Program

State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) voted on Tuesday for a bipartisan plan that would provide funding for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) through the ...
Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Garden Club thanks community

To the Editor: The Easton Garden Club would like to thank everyone who purchased a wreath and/or poinsettia or white pine roping during our Annual Sale.  The proceeds ...
Letters to the Editor

LETTER: State employee unions ‘continue to bleed us dry’

To the Editor: In your recent article First Selectman Adam Dunsby is quoted as saying that Joe Aresimowicz, Democrat speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, “is an ...

Democratic Town Committee to hold caucus

The Easton Democratic Town Committee will hold a caucus on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Easton Public Library. The purpose of ...
The decorated Christmas tree at Town Hall brightened the holidays but will be recycled soon along with residents' discarded trees. — Nancy Doniger photo

Easton accepts Christmas trees for recycling

The Easton Public Works Department will accept discarded Christmas trees for recycling. Residents are asked to remove lights, decorations, plastic bags and all foreign materials from the trees. ...
From left, First Selectman Adam Dunsby and Selectmen Carolyn Colangelo and Robert Lessler at the board's Dec. 21 meeting. — Brad Durrell photo

Easton seniors urged to sign up for tax relief

The Board of Selectmen listened to a presentation on proposed changes to the town's elderly tax relief program at its Dec. 21 meeting. Paul Lindoerfer, Tax Relief for ...
Resident A. Reynolds Gordon urges the Board of Selectmen to look into whether Aquarion must file annual forestland applications to pay reduced property taxes. — Brad Durrell photo

Residents say Aquarion land should be assessed higher

Two residents urged the Board of Selectmen at its Dec. 21 meeting to look into whether Aquarion Water Co. land in town should be assessed at a higher ...
Yarnsmiths offers a unique opportunity for people of all generations to come together for a timeless and engaging pastime.

Yarnsmiths get in the loop at the Easton Library

The Easton Yarnsmiths is a group for knitting enthusiasts of all ages. Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m., the group will meet twice a month to ...
From left, First Selectman Adam Dunsby and Selectmen Carolyn Colangelo and Robert Lessler at the board's Dec. 21 meeting. — Brad Durrell photo

Adirondack Trail acceptance complete pending legal notice

The Board of Selectmen delayed taking action on making Adirondack Trail an official town road at its Dec. 21 meeting because the town had failed to publish a ...

COMMENTARY: Upcoming in Easton in 2018

Here are some things I think we will see in Easton in 2018. The mill rate will be reduced. Last year’s budget process was chaotic because of Gov. ...

EDITORIAL: Resolutions

It seems like only yesterday we were saying goodbye to 2016 and hopeful for a new vibe for 2017. Instead, 2017 seems to have continued to be a ...

Public hearing set for South Park Bridge project

A public hearing on the replacement of the South Park Avenue bridge over the Mill River near Riverside Lane has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 ...
State Sen. Tony Hwang, R-28, and state Rep. Adam Dunsby, R-135, addressed a new state budget deficit at a forum at the Easton Public Library community room. — Nancy Doniger photo

Easton legislators confront new state budget deficit

Underfunded teacher pensions, lucrative state union contracts, declining population, regionalization, and attracting young people to stay in Connecticut were among the subjects raised at a budget forum held ...
The Easton Public Library will participate in the One Book/One Town Community Reads program for the first time since 2010, starting in January, library Director Lynn Zaffino said. Multiple copies of the book The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World, by Kim Dinan will be available at the library, starting Jan. 2.

Library launches One Book/One Town Community Read

Come January, the Easton Public Library will begin a One Book/One Town Community Read program that will feature the book The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and ...
Photo simulation of the proposed telecommunications facility at 515 Morehouse Road. — Photo courtesy of Homeland Towers

Wireless tower project underway

Easton residents fended off the construction of another cell tower in town for a decade, but tower avoidance has come to an end. “Stacking” of a new 150-foot ...
North Street in Easton around midnight on the evening of the season’s first snowfall saw this serene scene. — Shannon Calvert photo

Editorial: At long last, it’s Christmas

Not only does it look a lot like Christmas, but in fact the long-awaited day is here. It’s a time many of us are looking forward to. But ...
The Congregational Church of Easton lights up the intersection of Westport and Center roads. — Nancy Doniger photo

OPINION: Celebrating love and compassion

Sometimes we forget what the holidays are really about. Today, there is so much stress at the holidays. There are more cars on the roads, cards to write, ...
Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Town of Easton, or kingdom?

To the Editor: As a 20-year Easton homeowner whose children have participated in various Park and Recreation programs, I have been concerned by the recent creation of the ...

Simone opens up about depression

Easton children and adults remember Gary Simone, Easton’s longtime Park and Recreation Department director, as a friendly guy who was always looking out for kids who felt left ...

EDITORIAL: Stepping up to protect Mother Earth

Connecticut’s lawmakers removed $5 million for open space acquisition from the state’s 2017-18 budget. In the face of federal and state budget cuts and the loosening of environmental ...
View of the back of one of the fully stuffed police cruisers.

Easton cruiser stuffed with toys for kids in need

A group picture at the end of the event. From left, Sgt. Jonathan Arnold, police Cadet Lillian Winters, police Cadet Benny Viselli, dispatcher Tara Candee, Mackenzie Ceccarelli, Gabriella ...
Some Easton residents are concerned about new signs placed at curves on rural roads in town, including these large arrow signs. — Brad Durrell photo

Residents press commission to stop curve sign project

Some Easton residents want the state's curve sign project stopped. — Brad Durrell archive photo A group of Cedar Hill Road residents pressed the Police Commission to take ...
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT). — Christopher Burns archive photo

Murphy introduces 21st Century Buy American Act

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, on Monday introduced the 21st Century Buy American Act. The legislation ...
The Easton Public Library. — Archive Photo by Nancy Doniger

Chocolate-making on for today, holiday crafts postponed

The teen Chocolate Make and Take program today at 3:30 p.m. will be carry on, but the holiday crafts extravaganza has been posted to Thursday, Dec. 21, from ...
The Easton Board of Finance discusses the fate of excess taxes levied for the 2017-18 town budget. At the meeting are Gregg Saunders, Paul Lindoerfer, Treasurer Wendy Bowditch, Finance Director Christine Calvert, Andrew Kachele, Rich Cremins, Michael Kot and First Selectman Adam Dunsby. — Nancy Doniger photo

Finance board talks senior tax relief, park and rec fund

Many Eastonites don’t know that, in cooperation with the state, Easton offers a tax-relief program for elderly homeowners. Board of Finance members got an update on how it ...

Reflections on Newtown, five years later

  I love Newtown. I love the people. I love the landscape. I love the annual Labor Day parade. I love it more now, having watched the town ...
Memorials sprang up in Sandy Hook Center following the mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. — Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

EDITORIAL: No more school shootings

Today, Dec. 14, marks the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty children and eight adults were killed on that unspeakable day in ...
Mishkan Israel Day Camp will hold menorah lightings throughout Fairfield County.

Hanukah and the Maccabees

Hanukah (spelled various ways, Chanukah is also popular) is a holiday of history, legend, miracles and inspiration. After the death of King Solomon, the kingdom of Israel split ...

Dunsby and Hwang to hold state budget forum

State Rep. Adam Dunsby and state Senator Tony Hwang will hold a budget forum on Monday, Dec. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Easton Public Library, ...
Easton resident Ann Hughes, far right, near door, shined the national spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse to the local level at the Dec. 7 Board of Selectmen meeting. — Nancy Doniger photo

Resident asks Dunsby to address sexual misconduct claims against Roy Moore

First Selectman Adam Dunsby and Selectman Robert Lessler tackle agenda items at the Dec. 7 Board of Selectmen meeting. — Nancy Doniger photo In politics, “everything is local” ...
The Easton Public Library is at 691 Morehouse Road. —Nancy Doniger photo

Chocolate-making, holiday craft extravaganza

The Easton Public Library is at 691 Morehouse Road.—Nancy Doniger photo The Easton Public Library invites the community to two programs on Friday, Dec. 15. Teens in grades ...

Murphy to discuss tax bill Sunday

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a town hall meeting discuss the recently passed Republican tax bill Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at Norwalk High School, 55 County ...

EDITORIAL: Keeping the holidays safe and bright

A little bit of caution will save a whole lot of trouble and keep you and family safe, happy and healthy this holiday season. United Illuminating and Eversource ...
The library hopes you will consider donating a book, CD, or DVD to the library in honor of someone special.

Holiday giving tree fund-raiser at the library

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member this holiday season, the Easton Public Library Holiday Giving Tree offers the chance to give ...
HAN Network cartoonist Doug Smith is exhibiting his work at the Easton Public Library and will give a talk on Thursday, Jan, 25, at 7 p.m.

HAN Network cartoonist exhibits work in Easton

HAN Network's editorial cartoonist, Doug Smith, has samples of his work (including Easton Courier cartoons) on display at the Easton Public Library. The exhibit is running through January. ...
Ui and Eversource offer tips on safe and efficient use of holiday lights.

EDITORIAL: Keeping the holidays safe and bright

A little bit of caution will save a whole lot of trouble and keep you and family safe, happy and healthy this holiday season. United Illuminating and Eversource ...
The menorah at Redding Town Hall. — Alice Smith photo

Celebrating Hanukah

The menorah at Redding Town Hall. — Alice Smith photo Beginning on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, and ending on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20, Jewish ...
Town Engineer Ed Nagy, left, and developer Harold Rosnick, third from left, discuss accepting Adirondack Trail as a town road at the Nov. 27 P&Z meeting. Also shown are P&Z alternate Alison Sternberg and P&Z Vice Chairman Ray Martin. — Brad Durrell photo

Adirondack Trail on verge of being accepted as town road

The Planning and Zoning Commission appears on the verge of recommending that Adirondack Trail be accepted as an official town road. At its Nov. 27 meeting, the P&Z ...

Herbst calls for infrastructure improvements, capital punishment at first GOP candidate debate

First Selectman Tim Herbst emphasizes a point during his speech announcing his intention to run for governor. — Dylan Haviland photo Casino gambling, gun laws. marijuana and the ...
Dennis Tracey, the newly appointed head of the Committee on Legal Review, addresses the Weston Board of Selectmen. — Gregory Menti photo

Weston selectmen form legal review committee

Dennis Tracey, the newly appointed head of the Committee on Legal Review, addresses the Weston Board of Selectmen. — Gregory Menti photo The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted ...
Weston’s Board of Selectmen, Brian Gordon, Chris Spaulding and Stephan Grozinger, turn their attention to Town Administrator Jonathan Luiz while discussing hiring policy. — Gregory Menti photo

Board delays Weston first selectman’s hiring power

Weston’s Board of Selectmen, Brian Gordon, Chris Spaulding and Stephan Grozinger, turn their attention to Town Administrator Jonathan Luiz while discussing hiring policy. — Gregory Menti photo Weston’s ...
Park and Recreation staff members Danielle Alves, Chris Lemos, Lisa Farasciano andMike Clark gathered at the park and rec office to thank their longtime boss for his leadership. — Nancy Doniger photo

Park review committee suggests cost-saving efficiencies

The Easton Park and Recreation Commission would develop an outsourcing plan for some Park and Recreation Department functions and avoid duplicating programs available through other town agencies. Park ...
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo at the Betty Hill Forum in Weston. — Margaret Wirtenberg photo

State comptroller projects $207.8-million deficit

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo at the Betty Hill Forum in Weston. — Margaret Wirtenberg photo The state of Connecticut’s comptroller, Kevin Lembo, has projected that the state is ...
Chris Mattei

Former assistant U.S. attorney running for state attorney general

Democrat Chris Mattei announced Monday that he will run for attorney general of Connecticut. Mattei is a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the Financial Fraud and ...
Debra Greenwood

The homelessness and domestic violence connection

Debra Greenwood As the days grow colder and the holidays approach, we are often called on to come to the aid of millions of Americans who don’t have ...
Santa was on hand for the festivities. — Bryan Haeffele archive photo

EDITORIAL: Bright lights in Easton

The magic has begun. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, shoppers started making the annual trek to Easton, the unofficial Christmas tree capital of Connecticut. The abundant tree farms and ...
Dr. Gina Pin

Barlow teachers go to Yale to study emotional intelligence

Dr. Gina Pin The​ ​Easton​ ​Learning​ ​Foundation​ ​(ELF)​ ​sent​ ​Joel​ ​Barlow High​ ​School​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​​​Through​ ​their generous​ ​grant,​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​four —​ ​​Chris​ ​Poulos,​ ​Spanish​ ...
Several dozen people participated in the walkathon for Puerto Rico, sponsored by Easton Connects with Kindness. — Nancy Doniger photo

Easton walk-a-thon raises $1,340 for Puerto Rico

Victoria Lucas and Kristy Gerdo, a paraprofessional at Samuel Staples Elementary School, both plunged into Long Island Sound with the Easton PTA in the morning and walked with ...
Dan Esty, former state environmental protection commissioner and a Yale professor, speaks to the Aspetuck Land Trust about the Trump administration’s impact on environmental policies. — Brad Durrell photo

Protecting the environment in the Trump era

Former state Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty, center, speaks to state Sen. Tony Hwang of Fairfield, whose district includes Easton, as state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg of Westport listens. ...

Girl Scouts of CT CEO thanks volunteers, supporters

To the Editor: In the spirit of giving thanks, I would like to thank our amazing volunteers and supporters for all that they do to help Girl Scouts ...
The Board of Selectmen deliberates over taxation, architectural firm selection for the library expansion and other agenda items. — Nancy Doniger photo

News briefs: Excess taxes, library expansion

Following are news briefs from the Nov. 16 Easton Board of Selectmen meeting. In attendance were First Selectman Adam Dunsby and Selectman Carrie Colangelo. Selectman Robert Lessler was ...
Easton Town Hall, 225 Center Road, Easton CT 06612

Ethics Board finds no probable cause in complaint against first selectman

The Board of Ethics determined there was no probable cause in a complaint resident Anne Manusky filed Nov. 3 against First Selectman Adam Dunsby for chairing the Board ...

CT delegation applauds federal funding to protect Long Island Sound

Stratford Point Lighthouse U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and ...
Easton Town Hall, 225 Center Road, Easton CT 06612

Easton resident files ethics complaint against first selectman

Easton resident Anne Manusky has filed an ethics complaint against First Selectman Adam Dunsby for chairing the Board of Selectmen Park and Recreation Department Review Committee and voting ...

EDITORIAL: Step out with care

You’ve likely heard it from your doctor, your spouse or partner, or perhaps family members or friends: Walking is good exercise. And many of us no matter what ...
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Himes to address District 4 constituents on Nov. 7 election results

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, will speak with constituents about the political environment in Washington, D.C., results of the Nov. 7 election and issues ...
Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Election was good for democracy in Easton

To the Editor: Thank you to those voters who turned out on Nov. 7 for Easton’s municipal elections. The weather was poor, and there was only one contested ...

Sacred Heart University to host panel discussion on CT’s future

The Institute for Public Policy at Sacred Heart University presents “Connecticut at the Crossroads: A Conversation about the State’s Present and Future,” featuring state senators and representatives as ...
Marje Tracy and Gary Simone discuss building a dog park at the Morehouse Road property. The dog park was ultimately sited at the Helen Keller Middle School campus. — Nancy Doniger archive photo

Easton residents thank Simone for caring leadership

Keri English-Giddes, Easton Arts Center founder, collected testimonials from residents who wanted to air their appreciation for Gary Simone, Easton Park and Recreation Department director, who recently retired ...
Kids at the Easton Arts Center made a picture to thank Gary Simone for his caring leadership of he Easton Park and Recreation Department.

Easton ‘fun director’ leaves large shoes to fill

Keri English-Giddes recalls how she met Gary Simone and suspects it’s similar to the experience of other residents. “Gary Simone. Just Gary. Either way, if you live in ...
Don Rodgerson, commander of the Charles L. Ruman Post 160 of the American Legion in Easton, stands with Jan Larsen of the Sippin-Winspur Post 176 in Monroe during the Veterans Day wreath presentation on the Stepney Green. — Emily Denaro photo

Easton and Monroe join forces in honoring veterans

The Rev. Adan Rodriguez led prayer at the Veterans Day ceremony at Stepney Baptist Church. On stage, left to right, are Easton First Selectman Adam Dunsby, Monroe First ...

LETTER: Votes cast show faith and confidence in GOP officials

To the Editor: I want to congratulate the Republican officials who were elected last Tuesday. Most of them ran unopposed, but Easton voters nevertheless cast ballots for them ...

LETTER: Republican selectmen want to hear from voters

To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in our municipal election. Local elections are always an exciting time in Easton, and we ...
The Easton Board of Finance discusses the fate of excess taxes levied for the 2017-18 town budget. At the meeting are Gregg Saunders, Paul Lindoerfer, Treasurer Wendy Bowditch, Finance Director Christine Calvert, Andrew Kachele, Rich Cremins, Michael Kot and First Selectman Adam Dunsby. — Nancy Doniger photo

Easton finance board debates fate of excess taxes

The Board of Finance decided unanimously to advise the Board of Selectmen to use excess taxes the town levied this year to lower next year’s mill rate. The ...

Weston’s elected officials are sworn in

[RoyalSlider Error] Incorrect RoyalSlider ID or problem with query. Weston’s elected officials were sworn in on Monday, Nov. 13, to a standing-room-only crowd in the town hall Meeting ...

HAN’s ‘Election Night’ highest rated of the fall season

HAN Network’s live Election Night broadcast reached highest-rated HAN broadcast of the 2017 fall season, ahead of next week’s Turkey Bowl. Hosted and produced by Kate Czaplinski and ...
The Board of Selectmen deliberate a petition calling to overturn the 2017-18 budget referendum. — Nancy Doniger photo

News briefs: Assessor pay, cell tower, South Park bonding

Following are news briefs from the Nov. 2 Easton Board of Selectmen meeting. In attendance were First Selectman Adam Dunsby, Selectman Carrie Colangelo and Selectman Robert Lessler. There ...
The Easton Senior Center is at 650 Morehouse Road. —Nancy Doniger photo

Finance board meets tonight about excess taxation

The biennial state budget had not passed when Easton taxpayers went to referendum on May 2 and approved the town budget of $44.9-million budget for 2017-18, representing a ...
Ray Martin, left, was elected P&Z vice chairman and Robert Maquat was re-elected P&Z chairman at the commission’s Oct. 30 meeting. — Brad Durrell photo

P&Z votes to opt out of health care structures

P&Z Vice Chairman Ray Martin and Chairman Robert Maquat deliberate on health care structures and other matters. — Brad Durrell photo The Easton Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously ...
The current end of the paved section of Adirondack Trail, an Easton road that is being extended. — Brad Durrell photo

‘Some progress’ made in road dispute between developer and Public Works

Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Robert Maquat reported that “some progress” has been made in the ongoing dispute over a road involving developer Harold Rosnick and Town Engineer ...

COMMENTARY: Me too

As more and more women speak out, joining the “me too” movement, there’s little doubt that a large number of rich and famous “men” (and not so rich ...

Editorial: Veterans Day thoughts

Few Americans serve or have served in the nation’s armed forces or have family members in the military service, so special commemorations, like Veterans Day, become all the ...
Samuel Staples Elementary School. — Nancy Doniger photo

World Kindness Day in Easton to honor Pin, Calvert, Zaffino

Every year for World Kindness Day, the Easton Connects with Kindness Committee organizes an activity that people of all ages can participate in, a personal act of kindness, ...
Ray Martin, left, was elected P&Z vice chairman and Robert Maquat was re-elected P&Z chairman at the commission’s Oct. 30 meeting. — Brad Durrell photo

New solar array good to go with P&Z sign-off

The second phase of solar panels behind Samuel Staples Elementary School has received unanimous approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The vote took place after a public ...
State Rep. Adam Dunsby represents the 135th General Assembly district communities of Easton, Redding, and Weston.

Commentary: Easton fares well in state budget resolution

First Selectman Adam Dunsby comments on the state budget resolution. Dunsby represents the 135th Congressional District of Easton, Redding and Weston. —Nancy Doniger photo On Oct. 26 the ...
Easton Democrats huddle in a tent outside the polls. Region 9 challenger Maureen Williams, second from left, is with her husband, Paul Brozdowski, left, DTC Chairman Robert Schrage and Selectman Robert Lessler, right. — Nancy Doniger photo

Quiet election gives Easton Democrats something to shout about

Easton Democrats huddle in a tent outside the polls. Region 9 challenger Maureen Williams, second from left, is with her husband, Paul Brozdowski, left, DTC Chairman Robert Schrage ...
Town Clerk Christine Halloran swears in the Board of Selectman at the polls. They are First Selectman Adam Dunsby, Selectman Carolyn Colangelo and Selectman Robert Lessler, all of whom were uncontested. — Nancy Doniger photo

Easton Election 2017: The results are in

Democratic Registrar of Voters David Smith, moderator Dori Wollen and Republican Registrar Vincent Caprio worked at the polls Nov. 7. Following are the vote tallies for Easton's municipal ...
Friends of Maureen Williams, second from right, celebrate her victory in winning a seat on the Region 9 Board of Education. They are, from left, Doug Bilinski and Pat Camuto and Williams' husband, Paul Brozdowski. — Nancy Doniger photo

Democratic challenger wins seat on Region 9 board

Democratic challenger Maureen P. Williams narrowly won one of two open seats on the Region 9 Board of Education in Easton's only contested race. Williams received 687 votes; ...
Democratic Registrar of Voters David Smith, moderator Dori Wollen and Republican Registrar Vincent Caprio work at the polls for Election 2017.

Polls open today until 8 for Election 2017

Easton had 5,512 eligible registered voters at the start of Election Day today, Nov. 7, and had added four Election Day registrations as of 3:30 p.m. A total ...

LETTER: Parents have a right to be heard

To the Editor: In the wake of last week’s letters to the editor written by members of the Easton-Redding Community Care Coalition Parent Committee, we have heard some ...

LETTER: Book Club offered at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church

To the Editor: Join us for a discussion toward better understanding the natural progression of life with tips for someone you care for, and for facing your own ...

EDITORIAL: Election choices

The only contested race this municipal election season is Region 9 Board of Education. Democrat Maureen P. Williams is vying for one of two seats held by incumbent ...

LETTER: Williams: Strongest candidate for Region 9 school board

To the Editor: I urge fellow citizens to vote for Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education. While Maureen is on the ballot as an endorsed Democrat ...
Maureen P. Williams

COMMENTARY: Promises to be an engaged Region 9 board member

Maureen P. Williams Engagement: the ability to listen to others, to cultivate their trust and support, to respond timely and appropriately, and work to the best of one’s ...

Medical Mission at Home, an impactful and humbling day of service

To the Editor: ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ —Matthew 25:34-40. ...

Trout Unlimited seeks help restoring stream

To the Editor: The Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a local, volunteer-led nonprofit with more than 300 members in our area, has a chance to win a share ...

Democrat challenges Republican incumbents for Region 9 board

Three candidates are vying for two open seats to represent Easton on the Region 9 Board of Education, which is in charge of Joel Barlow High School. Redding ...

LETTER: Williams offers fresh perspective and is well qualified to serve

To the Editor: What is keeping Maureen Williams from gaining a seat on the Region 9 Board of Education? It’s the voters of Easton, who have been voting ...
Officer Tamra French and TJ entertain the crowd as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. French's mom played Grandma and handed out candy. — Shannon Calvert photo

Big Bad Wolf aka Easton K-9 TJ

  A trunk or treater pays a visit to get some candy. — Shannon Calvert photo Costumed kids and adults weren’t the only ones who flocked to the ...

COMMENTARY: Democratic viewpoint on election 2017

At first glance, your 2017 election ballot may look sadly familiar — a field where the winner of every race has already been chosen. Republicans continue to dominate ...

COMMENTARY: Republican viewpoint on election 2017

Your vote on Nov. 7 for the Republican slate of candidates is essential to (1) maintain the financial stability of our town (2) preserve Easton’s highly acclaimed school ...

Polls open Tuesday for municipal election

Easton voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to elect officials to represent them on municipal boards and commissions and in Town Hall. As it ...

Easton Community Center posts upcoming events

The Easton Community Center is at 364 Sport Hill Road. The phone number is 203-459-9700; the website is eastoncommunitycenter.com. Register at webtrac.eastoncc.com. The ECC brochure is available online. ...
Todd Johnston

VIDEO: Meet Todd Johnston for Region 9 school board

Three candidates are vying for two open seats to represent Easton on the Region 9 Board of Education, which is in charge of Joel Barlow High School. Redding ...
Catherine Gombos

VIDEO: Meet Catherine Gombos for Region 9 school board

Three candidates are vying for two open seats to represent Easton on the Region 9 Board of Education, which is in charge of Joel Barlow High School. Redding ...
Maureen P. Williams

VIDEO: Meet Maureen Williams for Region 9 school board

Three candidates are vying for two open seats to represent Easton on the Region 9 Board of Education, which is in charge of Joel Barlow High School. Redding ...
P&Z Chairman Robert Maquat checks an application, while joined by, from right, new alternate Justin Giorlando, member Ray Martin and alternate Alison Sternberg (partially blocked). — Brad Durrell photo

Dispute rages between developer and town engineer

Adirondack Trail developer Harold Rosnick. — Brad Durrell photo No resolution appears to be in sight for an ongoing dispute between a developer and the town engineer on ...

Walsh’s Wonderings — Unmasking candidates

Robert F. Walsh Halloween’s over, but something even scarier is bound to appear in these remaining days before Tuesday’s elections. Allegations will arise, rumors will spread, and misinformation ...

LETTER: Working to improve drug education and prevention at Barlow

To the Editor: Recent news has made it apparent that there are problems with vaping, drugs, and drinking and driving at Barlow. The Easton-Redding Community Care Coalition, which ...

LETTER: Support the Easton Redding Community Care Coalition

To the Editor: If you have kids in the Easton Redding school system you may have heard about an organization called Easton Redding Community Care Coalition or ERCCC. ...

LETTER: Parents ask ER9 board to implement student survey

The Parent Committee of the Easton-Redding Community Care Coalition has been trying to get the ER9 Board of Education to consider improving its substance-abuse education and prevention program. ...

Blumenthal and Murphy back $45 billion bill to combat opioid crisis

Connecticut’s U.S. senators, both Democrats, have called on Republicans in Congress to support a $45 billion bill that they say takes “real action” to combat the opioid crisis ...

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