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Crime & Punishment: Man runs naked through Middletown after eating "mushroom brownie"
Though only four people were present at the latest Board of Selectmen meeting in Easton, there was still what the Easton Courier described as a "standoff" over seating. Residents John Bromer and Robert Webbe sat down at the front table but First Selectman Thomas Herrmann found it important to reserve that table for selectmen, though he was the only one there; the other two listened via conference call. The two refused to move, saying they had sat there before and the whole thing was obviously ridiculous, but relented when Herrmann called the police chief up from his office in Town Hall to threaten them with disorderly conduct charges if they didn't move to another table, according to the Courier's reporter, who was the only other person in the room. The subsequent meeting, which addressed only the renewal of a lease of land near the elementary school, lasted three minutes.
By Nick Keppler
May 8, 2012