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 offer tips to keep Christmas, Hanukah and New Year’s Eve the most merry time of the year. Make sure to use lights that have been safety tested and are appropriate for the way they’ll be used. Ensure that lights placed outside are labeled for outdoor use in cold weather. Check all lights, especially older ones, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Discard any damaged sets. Inspect … Read more

EDITORIAL: Keeping the holidays safe and bright

Ui and Eversource offer tips on safe and efficient use of holiday lights.

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 offer tips to keep Christmas, Hanukah and New Year’s Eve the most merry time of the year. Make sure to use lights that have been safety tested and are appropriate for the way they’ll be used. Ensure that lights placed outside are labeled for outdoor use in cold weather. Check all lights, especially older ones, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Discard any damaged sets. Inspect … Read more

Easton police log: Garbage dumped on road, K-9 demos, kittens found

The Easton Police Department responded to 175 calls from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19. With the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend ahead, the Easton Police Department and Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies intend to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all drivers.   Law enforcement officials are out on Connecticut’s roads enforcing the state Occupant Protection laws and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled, police said. Police urge drivers to arrive to Thanksgiving dinner safe and sound and buckle up every trip, every time. Garbage dumped The Easton Highway Department called police on Nov. 13 to report multiple bags … Read more

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 age ought to do more of it. Besides, there’s the great outdoors to enjoy certain times of year, like the cool and colorful fall. But this friendly advice imparted for one’s well-being has to come with a quick disclaimer, a warning that can’t be overemphasized: Watch out! More than 1,100 pedestrians are hit by cars on Connecticut roads each year, warns WatchForMeCT.org. Watch for Me CT, a public safety campaign run by … Read more

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