Here is the process to request an absentee ballot [two-step process: (1) application and (2) ballot available]: Print, complete and sign the Absentee Ballot Application https://www.eastonct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3071/f/agendas/absentee_app…
and return to the Town Clerk’s Office. You can also request a Ballot using the new https://oabr-sots.ct.gov/OABR/absenteeBallotReqPortalHome.do. Ballot will be prepared for you and either issued to you in person or mailed to you. Once you have your completed ballot, you may; mail to the Town Clerk’s Office (225 Center Road, Easton, CT 06612), deposit the ballot in the https://www.eastonct.gov/town-clerk/news/notice-official-ballot-drop-box-installed-in-town-of-easton-easton-only or deliver In-Person to the Town Clerk’s office we are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Absentee Ballots MUST BE RECEIVED no later than 8:00pm on the day of the election, November 7th, 2023.
Many of you may not be aware that in 2022, our zoning regulations were amended to change the rules regarding exterior lighting to make it less intrusive (Section 6300). The new regulations grandfathered in existing lighting, as the town does not expect anyone to remove existing fixtures. It was recognized that lighting can be a nuisance to neighbors and actually an environmental hazard. If you are planning on adding exterior lighting, please check the regulations on line. If you have existing lighting, please be considerate of your neighbors, and the potential effects on our environment.
Join us in running the 2nd annual Easton’s Lady in White 5K at Chris Church in Easton, CT on Saturday October 28, 2023. Race check in is at 9:00am and race begins at 10:00am. Runners will enjoy a beautiful course on North Park Avenue in Easton while enjoying the fall foliage and learning historic facts along the way! On site, there will be various fall activities for kids and adults and a fun run and shuttle run for kids 12 & under so please bring the family! The Easton Public Library will host a 1:00pm Halloween Story Time for all ages. Costumes encouraged! Please go to www.eastonrec.com for details and registration information.
Bring the kids for trick or treat at Easton Town Hall on Tuesday, October 31, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Immediately following, the ever-popular trunk or treat and bonfire will begin at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 31t at SSES/Morehouse fields. If you are interested in signing up your trunk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free. Candy donations will be accepted at the Park & Recreation office or the Extended Day Program (Room 139 @ SSES) through October 30.
On Thursday, November 2, Comptroller Sean Scanlon is coming to discuss the state’s new Prescription Drug Discount Card Program, ArrayRx. This presentation will take place from 10:00am-10:45am at the Easton Senior Center. Those interested, please call Daniel Simonelli, Municipal Agent for the Aging at 203-268-1137 to sign up.
Join the Historical Society of Easton on November 5 at 4:00pm as we welcome Mary Donahue. Mary is an author, historian and executive producer of Grating the Nutmeg, the podcast all about CT history. She is also the author of A Life of the Land: Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers. This event is free to the public and will be held at the Easton Public Library’s Community Room. Help us plan for seating and refreshments by registering at https://historical-society-of-easton.yapsody.com/event/index/788853/connecticuts-jewish-farmers
The Easton Senior Center will be offering adults Flu, COVID, RSV, Shingles and Pneumonia shots on Tuesday, November 14th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Please call for an appointment to avoid wait time at (203) 268-1145 and bring your insurance ID to the appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Also, the Aspetuck Health District has flu shots available. Please call 203-227-9571 x235 to make an appointment. Medicare, Connecticare, Cigna and Aetna accepted.
Three years ago, we started flying the flags at town hall 24/7. This has worn on some of our flags, especially the state of Connecticut flag. We thank Wendy Bowditch who donated a replacement for that flag.
It is clearly the home stretch of the political season. The rhetoric is certainly becoming heated, particularly on social media. The posting of information such as individuals’ social security numbers leaves people vulnerable to safety and security concerns, as well as possible identity thefts, and is unacceptable. This is covered in CT law Sec. 42-470, and is a criminal offense. This involved a member of the Board of Ethics who made it clear to me that it was their wish to make this fact public.
Enjoy your weekend,