Morehouse Fields

Morehouse Field For Easton Residents Only — Photo courtesy of Allen Sullivan

To the Editor:

Watching the CNN Covid 19 map flame ever redder and redder as the pandemic cases burn higher and higher through more Continue reading “Morehouse Fields”

Letter to the Easton Board of Selectmen: Open Town Hall

“An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Dear Board of Selectmen:

Why is Town Hall not open? Retail is open. Large businesses and restaurants are open. Amusement parks are open. The DMV is open. Our library, especially the meeting rooms, Continue reading “Letter to the Easton Board of Selectmen: Open Town Hall”

Global Health Security

To the Editor:

In the midst of reopening procedures in Connecticut and the U.S., I would like you all to take the time to think about how our perspective of global health has changed, and how it should continue to change.

Before COVID-19, many people in our community did not worry Continue reading “Global Health Security”

Open Letter to First Selectman Bindelglass Regarding the Pending Land Ordinance

“An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.”
— Thomas Jefferson

To the Editor:

Thank you for your leadership regarding the land ordinance now being considered by the Board of Selectmen. It is our sincere hope that the BOS will bring this ordinance to Continue reading “Open Letter to First Selectman Bindelglass Regarding the Pending Land Ordinance”

No Commercial Building on South Park Property

Where does this referendum say anything about putting a commercial building on our  South Park Avenue property?

This referendum passed by a wide margin in 2008 — 1,249 votes in favor of the referendum (75%) and 412 votes against it (25%). Then Easton purchased the property. 

Continue reading “No Commercial Building on South Park Property”

Easton Should not Rush to Sell our Health Services to the First Buyer that has Come Along

An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will. — Thomas Jefferson

To Easton Citizens:

Easton citizens would not be wise to sell our health department rights to the first buyer that has come along by joining the Westport-Weston Health District (WWHD), all Continue reading “Easton Should not Rush to Sell our Health Services to the First Buyer that has Come Along”

CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’

CRG agrees with Mr. Parker that our budget graph is “utterly shocking.” On the other hand, how are those numbers — directly from town sources — “inaccurate and narrow-sighted?” The graph merely portrays the published numbers. The numbers are the monetary facts of our education Continue reading “CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’”

Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget

To the Editor:

The Board of Finance should adopt the Board of Education’s budget proposal this year. Last year’s budget was not enough to sustain a complete and well rounded education for all students in our community.

Class size and staffing were two major concerns for our Continue reading “Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget”

Support for Easton Schools

To the Editor:

I want to extend my support for the students, educators, and Board of Education, and to urge you to pass this year’s proposed school and town budget.

Our two daughters went through the school system, and have always noted how lucky they were to have had the educational Continue reading “Support for Easton Schools”

Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget

To the Editor:

I am a parent with two children in our public schools. I strongly urge the Board of Finance to support the proposed 4.24% increase to the education budget. It is my understanding that 77% of the proposed budget increase covers contractual obligations, leaving a paltry Continue reading “Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget”

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