John Brian Beecroft “Jack”

EASTON - John Brian Beecroft “Jack” passed away quietly at his home after a long illness the morning of January 29, 2018. He was born in Stillwater on September 18, 1924 to John Arthur and Hazel (Conner) Beecroft.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:30-11:00am on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 173 Main Street, Schaghticoke. A service will follow with burial in the Saratoga National Cemetery with military honors.

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Local Writer Sandy McBride To Be Featured at Poetry Reading


Sandy McBride, local writer and Express contributor, will be one of the featured poets at the Easton Library's celebration of National Poetry Month on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the library on Route 40.  She will read poetry from her books "Mist Upon the Pond" and "Meadow Flowers", as well as some not-yet-published pieces.  Also reading their poetry will be Lloyd Barnhart and Sarah Gabriel.
People who attend the reading are welcome to bring their own poems, or much-loved favorites, to share with everyone.