Letter: Easton’s Emerging ‘Village Districts’ and Commercialization

To the Editor:

The evolution of the Easton sidewalk project is sketchy. This all started several years ago when Justin Giorlando, currently Easton’s part-time land use consultant, served on our town planning and zoning commission. From his experience at the state Department of Continue reading “Letter: Easton’s Emerging ‘Village Districts’ and Commercialization”

Letter: Why Not Grow Hemp?

To the Editor:

For over three months, I’ve been trying to get the Board of Selectpersons to say yes to my pilot proposal to grow hemp. It is legal to grow, and there are others who are growing it in town. I offered the town 20% of net revenues, after expenses.

This is the only proposal Continue reading “Letter: Why Not Grow Hemp?”

Letter: The DEI School Survey—And Why ER9 Needs It

To the Editor:

The ER9 Joint Boards of Education Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has proposed a survey. The purpose is to acknowledge the diversity among students and staff and assess their comfort in the ER9 community. Personally, as a current sophomore at Joel Continue reading “Letter: The DEI School Survey—And Why ER9 Needs It”

Letter: Education vs. Indoctrination — Let’s clarify!

To the Editor:

I love seeing signs around town, signs announcing the carnival being back on! This makes our children smile, and fills us with hope that everything is on its way back to normal.

But then, there they are, new signs filled with hatred and fear. I find it so increasingly Continue reading “Letter: Education vs. Indoctrination — Let’s clarify!”

Letter: Support DEI Survey so We Can Hear our Children Speak

To the Editor:

Don’t force Easton’s children to learn about diversity and gender identity in whispered conversations like we did in the 1950’s.

Let’s find out what our children need and provide educational support to help them understand what INCLUSION means. Inclusion is not Continue reading “Letter: Support DEI Survey so We Can Hear our Children Speak”

Letter: Sport Hill Pathway

In reading the summary of the latest Board of Selectmen meeting I found that there is apparently a misunderstanding about the commitment I made as chair of the Board of Finance concerning the proposed Sport Hill Pathway.

My commitment was to place the issue on our agenda for our Continue reading “Letter: Sport Hill Pathway”

Letter: Easton Histories

To the Editors:

My thanks to Bruce Nelson — and The Courier — for his columns on people, places, and events in Easton’s history. I was drawn in and fascinated by the piece on automobiles in Easton and was compelled to catch up on articles I’d missed: The history of Ida Tarbell’s home, Continue reading “Letter: Easton Histories”

Letter: MLK Yes? CRT No?

To the Editor:

Questions of my Fellow White People:

I have some questions. Disappointed that Easton voted no on a Resolution on Racism, I want to ask them publicly. They are questions from a white man being asked of other white people, so when I refer to “we” or “us”, I am referring Continue reading “Letter: MLK Yes? CRT No?”

Letter: YES DEI. YES Survey.

To the Editor:

One of the lessons of the pandemic has been all about connectivity. Finding new ways to communicate, to be productive and successful at work and at school, to keep in touch with loved ones no matter where they live.

Going forward, we will learn the advantages of Continue reading “Letter: YES DEI. YES Survey.”

Letter: School DEI Surveys

To the Editor:

On Tuesday May 25th the Easton, Redding, and the Joel Barlow Boards of Education (BOE) will gather. Among other things, they will discuss and vote on collecting additional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) information on students from 6th to 12th grades via a Continue reading “Letter: School DEI Surveys”