Op-Ed: A Measured and Cautious Analysis of the State Budget Adjustment

“$600 Million in Tax Cuts in CT State Budget” – that will be the headline message the partisan Democratic legislature and Governor Lamont will repeat over and over again to celebrate this election year budget adjustment! But after a thorough research and analysis of the budget – Continue reading “Op-Ed: A Measured and Cautious Analysis of the State Budget Adjustment”

Op-Ed: Bindelglass Explains Role of METROCOG

Now that the vote on the sale of the South Park property has passed, I want to address some information that you received prior to the referendum in a leaflet delivered to every mailbox in Easton. The leaflet was lengthy and  included a number of issues that I would like to clarify. Continue reading “Op-Ed: Bindelglass Explains Role of METROCOG”

Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ on May 3–and Let’s Set the Record Straight About Affordable Housing

I want to add my voice to the chorus singing the praises of the sale of approximately 19 acres of the South Park Avenue property to the Aspetuck Land Trust. This plan is the very best way to permanently protect and preserve this environmentally sensitive parcel along the Mill River.

Continue reading “Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ on May 3–and Let’s Set the Record Straight About Affordable Housing”

Op-Ed: If the Focus Is on Protecting the Mill River, Aspetuck Land Trust Will Do That

I don’t fish and I’m not an expert on rivers.

But I have learned over the years that the Mill River, which runs along the South Park Avenue property owned by the town, is special. Experts in those areas and conservationists have expressed how important it is to protect that habitat.

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Op-Ed: Sale to Aspetuck Land Trust Will Preserve South Park

On April 18, the Board of Selectmen hosted a public hearing regarding the sale of 18.7 acres at South Park Avenue to the Aspetuck Land Trust. Presentations were made by the Aspetuck  Land Trust and Citizens for Easton as to why the sale should go through. The Land Trust, as I have Continue reading “Op-Ed: Sale to Aspetuck Land Trust Will Preserve South Park”

Op-Ed: CFE Supports Sale of Portion of South Park to ALT

 Citizens For Easton – a town-wide non-profit that has supported the preservation of open space since 1972 – is strongly in favor of the Aspetuck Land Trust’s bid to purchase a portion of the South Park property along the Mill River. Our hope is that the remaining portion will eventually Continue reading “Op-Ed: CFE Supports Sale of Portion of South Park to ALT”

Op-Ed: Support Sale of 19 Acres of South Park Property to Aspetuck Land Trust

On April 18, there will be a public hearing to discuss the sale of 19 acres on South Park Avenue to the Aspetuck Land Trust. Approval of the sale will be on the agenda for the Annual Town Meeting as per the Land Use Ordinance and then will be adjourned to a machine vote.  The town Continue reading “Op-Ed: Support Sale of 19 Acres of South Park Property to Aspetuck Land Trust”

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”

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