Commentary: Telling Easton’s Best Story

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”

Grenada Veteran Reflects on His Urgent Call to Duty

Salvatore Giardina of Easton addressed parishioners at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield at the Memorial Day Mass about his experience as a sailor in the U.S. Navy during the Grenada invasion.

My name is Sal Giardina, and I am a parishioner here at Assumption, and Continue reading “Grenada Veteran Reflects on His Urgent Call to Duty”

Op-Ed: Read the Resolution

On Tuesday, you have the chance to decide whether this town should adopt a proposed resolution on racism and public health.  Read the resolution on the town website before you head to the polls.  Consider what it says and decide whether you feel it is the right resolution for our Continue reading “Op-Ed: Read the Resolution”

Op-Ed: ‘More Light and Less Heat’ on Sport Hill Sidewalk

To the Editor:

When the Board of Finance received the request for funding for the proposed Sport Hill sidewalk I had a number of questions. The main ones were how thoroughly had alternatives been evaluated, why did the cost for a bike and pedestrian pathway cost about double the Continue reading “Op-Ed: ‘More Light and Less Heat’ on Sport Hill Sidewalk”

Op-Ed: Easton Resolution on Race in Public Health

On Agenda for April 26 Annual Town Meeting

One of the questions to be discussed at the annual town meeting on April 26 is the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health. As you may remember, this resolution was discussed by the Board of Selectman and endorsed unanimously on Continue reading “Op-Ed: Easton Resolution on Race in Public Health”

Op-Ed: Let’s Remember the Youngest Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence

When we speak about sexual assault, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to extremely violent acts carried out by predatory strangers. That is a completely understandable perception as our popular culture has manifested the idea that sexual assault is something that happens in Continue reading “Op-Ed: Let’s Remember the Youngest Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence”

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””