Weekly Update

Hi all! Boy is it nice to see sunshine, even though the temps are not nearly as comfortable as one would like. After four storms in a little less than three weeks time, I'll gladly take a chilly but sunny day. Spring will soon bring about an age-old New England tradition: Town Meeting. A large part of preparing for that meeting is the time needed to work on budgets. While budgets are highly detailed today, and readily available, it was not so in early times. Some records were kept on scraps of paper, which over time deteriorate or are lost. As a result, we do not always have much detail on spending from our past. But once in a while we get excited about a find like the one below. Purcha

Weekly Update

Greetings, and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! While you down a green beer or corned beef and cabbage, pause a moment in homage to the Irish who helped to build this country. In Easton, a very quickly growing group of Irish laborers provided much needed workers for the Ames Shovel Company. With them came a new culture, and soon the Irish were making their mark in town. A book on Taunton area churches from the late 1840's notes that the Irish Catholic Church in Easton was the largest congregation in town. Now, that is fast growth! And did you know that Lincoln Street was once known as McCroon Street? (not so sure of the spelling there). Some recent visitors from Ireland recognized the

Weekly Update

Hello from a wild Easton! It was a very historic week weather wise, with two nor'easters coming through. The first one was one of the worst storms in my memory, knocking out power to 92% of the town for days. There were lots of trees down, and unlucky residents with trees on houses, barns, or very severely damaged vehicles. Our Open House is tomorrow, March 11th from 1-5 p.m., and we will have articles and photos on display of the 1968 flood. You might remember that one, fifty years ago this month (the 18th to be exact). That was a memorable event brought on by a storm that dumped 6 inches of rain over the area during 30 hours of weather. A few of you responded with memories, and I thank yo

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