Inside this week’s Easton Courier

ec-450x80pxPress releases for the Feb. 14 issue are due no later than Friday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. Letters must be 500 words or less and are due no later than Monday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m.

This week’s Easton Courier, delivered in the mail and on newsstands Thursday, will include:

•    The Board of Selectmen will not schedule a Town Meeting on a regional GIS mapping system on the advice of counsel.
•    GIS mapping: What it’s all about.
• On Feb. 14, more than 2,500 people are expected to rally at the state Capitol to support gun control legislation. Local organizers receive generous donation: Seats on the bus from Easton to Hartford will be free.
•    Easton residents Bert Webbe and John Bromer pled not guilty to disorderly conduct charges at a hearing Feb. 4 at Bridgeport Superior Court.
•    Seventh and eighth graders in the Drama Club at Helen Keller Middle School will perform three performances of this year’s play, A Knighttime Musical, written by Diana Canova and Kathy Weiss, on Feb. 8 and 9.
• Fifth-grade parents were informed in a Feb. 5 email from Kim Fox Santora, principal at Samuel Staples Elementary School, and Michael Brownstein, assistant principal, that the school is investigating a threatening message left in a school bathroom.
• In celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and a tribute to Black History Month, the Historical Society of Easton will host a lecture about the rocky path to emancipation. .
•    Easton resident Jeff Bishop, director of the Discovery Museum, will be the guest on Dolly Curtis Interviews Sunday, Feb. 10, at 10 p.m. on WPKN 89.5 FM.
•    After a lifetime of searching, Joe Pisani finally found the secret to happiness.
•    Joel Barlow High School’s winter show, “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up,” combines the talents of student director, Joel Barlow senior Thomas Ordway, and professional director, Diana Canova, to present J.M. Barrie’s classic story through a new lens.
•    In Sports: The Joel Barlow High boys swim team notches another win.
•    In this week’s Section B, we highlight camps:
— A summer camp experience for your child: Find a camp to suit them.
— Dance academy in Monroe offers summer programs from ballet to hip hop.
— Shelton art camp to get an outdoor workspace.
— Computer camp at Fairfield University teaches video game design, app program and more.
— Go on a Zoo Patrol at Beardsley.
— Chocolate desserts for our Valentines.

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