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This is Why I Live in Easton

Karl Stirner's Studio in Easton
They flee from New York City and elsewhere, because they found a warehouse building at a price they couldn’t pass up. Or because Easton reminds them of a place they once knew, long ago and far away. Maybe it’s because their friend Karl Stirner convinced them to come. Or because of its historic charm and the opportunity to create art in seeming anonymity.

The Stimulus Package of 1818

By Dr. Tom Stoneback, National Canal Museum Josiah White and Erskine Hazard, founders of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, played a key role in bringing the Industrial Revolution to America. Following an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1818 to…

Thinking Outside The Blocks: by Antonia Mitman

view of the First UCC from the parking lot on North 4th Street, Easton PA, The view from 4th and Church
In the past twelve months, many planning meetings have been held among Easton’s numerous elected and appointed officials and private investors. Normally that should lead to the right projects for our city. During this public process, countless highly qualified Easton residents and real estate owners with decades of urban planning, design and development experience have voiced objections to proposed changes to Easton’s current and protective zoning laws. If approved, ill-conceived changes to our city’s local zoning ordinance will open up a Pandora’s box for enormous, out-of-scale construction within our livable neighborhoods and along our incomparable location at the confluence of magnificent natural waterways.

Easton Zoning Changes Remain in Flux

An Easton City Council Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 10, will attempt to bring some clarity to the City’s increasingly convoluted efforts to revise its zoning ordinance. Last November, the City proposed a new ordinance that would radically reshape it,…

After 268 Years, America’s Oldest, Continuously Operating Open-air Farmers’ Market Doesn’t Stop for COVID19

Photo of Easton Farmers Market Vendor on Opening Day 2020 set up at Scott park, Easton PA
“Since it was established in 1752, our market has survived world wars, the Civil War and the 1918 pandemic,” said Easton Market District Director Megan McBride. “If the market’s history and staying power have taught us anything, it’s tenacity. No matter what, there will be an Easton Farmers’ Market. Yes, it’s going to be different this year, but there will be a market.”