Historical society sponsors Easton cemeteries tour

The Historical Society of Easton will sponsor Dan Cruson, a historian, author, teacher and scholar, on a guided tour of two of Easton’s historic cemeteries, Gilbertown and Union, on Saturday Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 21. Cruson will guide attendees through with headstones pointing out oddities along the way. His tour of the two cemeteries will afford a better understanding into how Easton’s 18th-Century forefathers lived and died and will explore the origins and meanings of local grave markers. Cruson will also explain the traditions held about death and dying. The tour begins at Gilbertown Cemetery … Read more

Public hearing on new Easton master plan reset for Oct. 29

A Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on a new draft master plan for Easton will now take place Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Helen Keller Middle School. The hearing had been scheduled for Oct. 1 but was cancelled when an error by the Easton Courier led to a required second legal notice not being published in the weekly newspaper. While a notice then was successfully placed in the regional daily newspaper, Chairman Robert Maquat said the public hearing should be held without any confusion about satisfying the legal notification process. “It’s best to have it under normal … Read more

Natt Family of Easton will do ribbon cutting for Red Panda Habitat

A year after breaking ground, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Director Gregg Dancho has announced that The Natt Family Red Panda Habitat will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. The new habitat is possible thanks to two substantial donations: from Bob and Helen Natt of Easton, and a matching grant for monies raised by supporter donations from the Werth Family Foundation. The spacious new home for Rochan and Meri, the zoo’s Red panda pair, offers indoor and outdoor viewing and access for the Red pandas, and much larger living quarters. A guest-viewing platform reached by a ramp … Read more

New programs at Easton Community Center

Body Sculpting, ages 18+ Barre Fitness, ages 18+ Saturday Fitness, ages 18+ Pilates – Week Night, ages 18+ Parents Night Out, for children ages 4-12, to give parents a night out Trail of Terror Trip, ages 10-16 The Easton Community Center is located at 364 Sport Hill Road. For more information, call 203-459-9700 or visit eastoncommunitycenter.com. Register at webtrac.eastoncc.com.

Candidates will debate in Redding on Oct. 18

The Redding League of Women Voters is hosting debates for three local election races on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding. Candidates scheduled to debate: Senate District 26: Will Haskell (D) and Toni Boucher (R) This district covers Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Wilton and parts of Bethel, New Canaan and Weston. House District 2: Raghib Allie-Brennan (D) and William Duff (R) This district covers parts of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, and Redding. House District 135: Anne Hughes (D) and Adam Dunsby (R) This district covers Easton, Weston and most of Redding.

Two questions will be on the November ballot

The state of Connecticut has announced that there will be two proposed amendments to the State Constitution on the Nov. 6 election ballot. The state has provided the following information and background about the questions: Question One. Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to ensure (1) that all moneys contained in the Special Transportation Fund be used solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debts of the state incurred for transportation purposes, and (2) that sources of funds deposited in the Special Transportation Fund be deposited in said fund so long as such sources are authorized by statute … Read more

Editorial: Vigil

In a town like Redding, Easton or Weston, where so many strive, and often seem to achieve perfection, it can be hard to admit you need help. Everywhere you look, there are perfect cars, perfect people, perfect clothes and especially, perfect families. So when faced with a problem such as domestic violence, it is tempting to hide behind that veil of perfection and hope to ride it out, expecting things to get better. Because often it can seem like it’s better to pretend, than for others to know the truth. Perhaps that’s why domestic violence remains one of the most … Read more

Easton delegation attends Speaking of Women

Easton Attendees at the recent Speaking of Women event held by the Center for Family Justice, from left, CFJ board members Chris Griffin and Donna Craft, event co-chair and CFJ board member Sarah Cwikla Mastropole, event speaker Tamron Hall, CFJ President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood, CFJ board chair Valerie Foster and Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw.

Interest-free loans available to help seniors and disabled

The Senior Housing Assistance Fund (SHAF) provides interest-free loans to income eligible people who are 60+ or disabled for the purpose of obtaining and/or remaining in safe, affordable housing. The funds can be utilized for security and utility deposits, moving expenses, furnace or roof repairs and renovations. The borrower determines the repayment schedule. SHAF was established by the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and is managed by the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging in Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton. For more information and application assistance, contact Nancy Lombard at the … Read more

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