Op-Ed: Hospitals Seek to End Labor and Delivery Care

When did our expectations that hospitals exist to serve the public good drop so low? Was it around the time we normalized millions in compensation to CEOs? Or is it now, when we accept the fact that hospitals are denying the women they serve the most basic human healthcare need — Continue reading “Op-Ed: Hospitals Seek to End Labor and Delivery Care”

Op-Ed: Aspetuck Land Trust Clarifies South Park Property Acquisition

Last week you may have received a pamphlet from Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) about Aspetuck Land Trust’s (ALT) proposed purchase of 18.6 acres of the 29.5- acre South Park property owned by the Town of Easton. We’d like to offer a few clarifications. 

ALT’s mission Continue reading “Op-Ed: Aspetuck Land Trust Clarifies South Park Property Acquisition”

Op-Ed: Senior Center Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

The Easton Senior Center, its director and staff do not endorse electoral candidates. The Easton Senior Center Advisory Board reiterated that rule at its October meeting.

 A monthly letter sent to seniors from a town selectman was introduced, at my persuasion when Adam Dunsby was Continue reading “Op-Ed: Senior Center Does Not Endorse Political Candidates”

Op-Ed: EMS Project Needs a Building Committee

Easton has been blessed with a dedicated and professional corps of volunteers who provide outstanding service to the town through our Emergency Medical Service.  For many years they have continued to maintain the highest standards while dealing with the frustrations of operating Continue reading “Op-Ed: EMS Project Needs a Building Committee”

Op-Ed: The Case for Universal Design Adding Value to Our Town

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At our recent Town Meeting, the governing body of the town, we heard differing views on the meaning, intention and uses of the proposed multi-use pathway, which is an item on Tuesday’s referendum, asking to affirm spending 80,000 upfront for the initial design phase, to be 80% reimbursed, Continue reading “Op-Ed: The Case for Universal Design Adding Value to Our Town”

Op-Ed: South Park Advisory Committee Final Report

At the next Board of Selectmen meeting I will officially make public the final report of the South Park Avenue Advisory Committee. It is a well-reasoned and well thought out report which the selectmen will consider as we move forward with the potential disposition of the South Park Continue reading “Op-Ed: South Park Advisory Committee Final Report”

Op-Ed: My Region 9 School Board Appointment

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I wanted to take this opportunity to address our selectwoman, Kristi Sogofsky’s, comments stating that I am “someone who is deeply involved in and very public about her position on many of the difficult issues currently facing our school boards” in her recent Op-Ed. Although my name Continue reading “Op-Ed: My Region 9 School Board Appointment”

Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards

As Easton’s First Selectman, I have no authority over the school board, but I do feel a great deal of responsibility to weigh in on matters that impact our kids and our community. The ongoing attacks directed at our educators and our school board by a small group of people with a Continue reading “Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards”

Op-Ed: Opposes Region 9 School Board Appointment

The last Board of Selectmen meeting included a vote to appoint a new member to the Region 9 Board of Education. The vacancy came up because one of the elected members is moving out of town. That member happens to be a Republican. I strongly believe that education should not be politicized, Continue reading “Op-Ed: Opposes Region 9 School Board Appointment”

Commentary: Telling Easton’s Best Story

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David Bindelglass has announced his run for a second term as first selectman. On behalf of the Easton DTC, we’re grateful and excited. We knew he’d do a great job, and now we know how lucky we were to have him at the helm during these unstable times. His sensible decision-making Continue reading “Commentary: Telling Easton’s Best Story”

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