This week we welcomed all of our students back to school. It is as always, reason to be thankful for our wonderful schools. It also means that school buses are back on the road and children are out and about, so please be careful.
On Monday, the Board of Selectmen held a special meeting which consisted of an executive session to discuss pending litigation. At the beginning of the meeting, the town’s attorney explained why the meeting needed to be noticed to say that the executive session was required to consider this litigation and why no more specificity was necessary or advisable. Nonetheless, we received a FOIA request for documentation of the specifics of the claim. Our attorney is working on a second response.
There has also been recurrent concerns expressed about the actual ownership of the land the town is selling to the Aspetuck Land Trust at South Park Avenue and the town’s responsibilities at the current time. Previously, I have explained that a filing was added to the property record prematurely, but that our attorneys had assured us that neither the actual ownership nor the ability to close on the sale when the state delivers its contribution to the land trust were affected by this filing. Again, because of the recurrent accusations, I have gone back to our attorneys who again assure us that nothing has changed. The sale will go through. There are no issues for the town regarding the South Park property.
The library is considering internal improvements and modifications, therefore the Library Building committee will begin to meet again to hopefully oversee this project. We need volunteers who would consider serving on the committee. Please contact Ginger Fiore at email@example.com in my office if you would like to participate.
Please join us on Sunday, September 10 on the hill at Christ Church, 59 Church Road at 3:00pm for Easton Rocks for Ukraine, a benefit concert for our sister city Sviatohirsk. Please purchase tickets here: EASTON ROCKS FOR UKRAINE Tickets, Sun, Sep 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite. BYOB picnics, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Lawn games, basket raffle, dogs on leash welcome and kids are free.
Easton Volunteer EMS will host Fireworks at Samuel Staples Elementary School on September 16th. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:45pm. For tickets, please see EASTON EMS FIREWORKS, Sat, Sep 16, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Food trucks and ice cream on site. All proceeds go to the Easton Volunteer EMS “New Building Fund”.
The Aspetuck Health District is offering a FREE skin cancer screening event on Tuesday, September 26th at 180 Bayberry Lane, Westport from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested, please call 203-227-9571 x235 and ask for Judy to make an appointment. Also, the health district is having a car seat safety day for Easton residents on Friday, September 29th at Weston Volunteer Fire Department, 52 Norfield Road from 10:00am-2:00pm. To book your free appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu shots will be offered for adults at the Easton Senior Center on Wednesday, October, 4 and Thursday, October 12 from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. You must call for an appointment (203) 268-1145 and bring your insurance ID to the appointment.
SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual Free Spirit Festival with Chasing the Legend: Easton’s Lady in White 5K is planned for Saturday, October 28th.
Town offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4.
Enjoy the holiday weekend,