Fortunately, it has been a quiet week in town so I will try to be brief. To follow up from my message from last week, at Optimum’s suggestion we have begun to elevate all complaints to our municipal representative. I have expressed that fixing complaints one by one is not a good long-term solution, so we will continue to work with the company on broader solutions. They have agreed to set up an open forum to discuss the town’s issues, and we will work to set that up.
As you’ve probably heard in the national news, there are significant increases in the number of COVID cases, mostly due to the proliferation of the Delta variant. This is almost completely preventable by getting people vaccinated. The people of Easton have done a great job throughout the pandemic, and we have a very high vaccination rate today. For those in town who have not been vaccinated, this is even more reason to please consider it. We want to be able to keep our facilities, especially our Senior Center, open and be fully ready for a normal school year starting next month.
We welcome back Dr. Thomas McMorran as our interim school superintendent. I had the pleasure of working very closely with Tom while on the Easton Board of Education. He knows our students and our town. I have always been struck with his commitment to both education and the social and emotional well-being of our students. Even on an interim basis we are thrilled to have him.
Planning and Zoning has its first post pandemic public hearing on July 26 at 7 PM at Samuel Staples Elementary School.
Again, have a great weekend and enjoy all that our wonderful Easton has to offer. Check out the town website at eastonct.gov to find links to departments sponsoring special activities. Take advantage of our farms and eateries. Enjoy!