Op-Ed: ‘No Question That We Should Join’ Westport Weston Health District

On Tuesday March 30, Easton will vote on whether or not to join the Westport Weston Health District. I have no question that we should join. As your first selectman you have charged me with providing for the health and welfare of this town. You also have every right to expect me Continue reading “Op-Ed: ‘No Question That We Should Join’ Westport Weston Health District”

Op-Ed: Yes to Five!

Easton is a great town. All of us appreciate the small town style and pace of life here. Nevertheless, every town needs to adapt in order to thrive. That is why I urge everyone to vote yes on all five questions on Tuesday, March 30th. And tell your friends and neighbors to vote yes Continue reading “Op-Ed: Yes to Five!”

Op-Ed: Know Before You Vote

The level of community engagement surrounding the upcoming referendum is encouraging. So many people are taking an active stance in the future of our community. Of course, the culmination of that involvement is to be sure to get out and vote on Tuesday.

Regardless of how you feel Continue reading “Op-Ed: Know Before You Vote”

Op-Ed: Multi-Use Path Is a ‘Great Idea for Easton”

As I  have said previously I want to present the reasons why I believe that the funding and construction of the multi-use path along sport Hill Road from Helen Keller Middle School to Silverman’s farm is important for Easton.  Much of the reasoning has been summarized in an excellent Continue reading “Op-Ed: Multi-Use Path Is a ‘Great Idea for Easton””

Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?

We’re all adjusting to lots of changes brought on by the pandemic. One of these is the town’s inability to hold our annual town meeting. If you did not know, the town meeting is the legislative body of Easton, as it is in many New England towns. In addition to the annual town meeting, Continue reading “Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?”

Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents

Invite Participation on Town Boards and Commissions

Like many towns in Connecticut, Easton has seen a rapidly increasing number of voters who register as Democrats. So many, that for the first time in many years, “We’re nearly at parity and that’s great news for everyone,” said Continue reading “Easton Democrats Welcome New Residents”

Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now

February is the month of hearts, flowers, candy, and romance. Beyond the sweet remembrances that can make this month so special, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. That makes this month the perfect time for parents and guardians to begin a conversation with the Continue reading “Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now”

What Is Cyberbullying?

The internet has proved to be a wonderful resource for modern society. Many organizations help individuals by raising money and awareness. The internet enables us to gain endless information and to purchase just about anything we can think of with the click of a button. Because of Continue reading “What Is Cyberbullying?”

How We Can Change Our Curriculum

“When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

— Amanda Gorman, Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate

There have always been two starkly different Continue reading “How We Can Change Our Curriculum”

Working Harder to Understand and Communicate with Each Other

State Senator Tony Hwang

State Senator Tony Hwang released the following statement today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in connection with the historic achievements by people of color along alongside the hateful acts that painfully illustrate hatred and division still exist.

“Here Continue reading “Working Harder to Understand and Communicate with Each Other”