Selectmen to Hear Proposal for Senior Housing on South Park Property

The Easton Board of Selectmen will hear at tonight’s meeting a proposal to build senior housing on the remaining 10 acres of the South Park Avenue property.

The proposal comes weeks after enough residents signed a petition to force a special town meeting on May 31 to place a conservation Continue reading “Selectmen to Hear Proposal for Senior Housing on South Park Property”

Pride Flag Raising and Community Celebration Held at Town Hall

The LGBTQ+ flag was raised in front of Town Hall last week for the third annual Easton Pride Flag Raising and Community Celebration. The flag-raising celebration kicks off a month of pride-related events that promote diversity and inclusion during Pride Month.

The event began with Continue reading “Pride Flag Raising and Community Celebration Held at Town Hall”

Affordable Housing Plan Public Hearing Thursday, May 26

A public hearing on the latest draft affordable housing plan is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School.

According to a flyer posted on the Town of Easton website, “The Town of Easton is preparing an affordable housing plan as required by Continue reading “Affordable Housing Plan Public Hearing Thursday, May 26”

Petition Forces May 31 Special Town Meeting on Remaining South Park Parcel

Enough residents signed a petition to force a special town meeting scheduled for May 31 and a possible referendum vote to place a permanent conservation easement on 10 acres of town-owned land on South Park Avenue.

The 10 acres are part of a 29-acre town-owned parcel. Earlier this Continue reading “Petition Forces May 31 Special Town Meeting on Remaining South Park Parcel”

Thank You Volunteers!!!

One of the many great reasons Easton is such a wonderful town to live in is the New England tradition where neighbors come together to help each other with community projects that just can’t seem to get done any other way.

Anyone who has lived in town for more than a few years Continue reading “Thank You Volunteers!!!”

Take the Pollinator Pledge–Bees and Butterflies Will Thank You

The Easton Garden Club is encouraging gardeners to take the “Pollinator Pledge” by planting pesticide-free and native pollinator-friendly plants, all food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.

The pollinator-friendly plants are not only food for a range Continue reading “Take the Pollinator Pledge–Bees and Butterflies Will Thank You”

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”

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!

Saturday looks like a washout for the clean-up at Union. If it’s wet Saturday morning, pour yourself an extra cup of coffee, read the latest in the Courier, drive over to the Firehouse Green, buy some plants from the wonderful ladies at the Easton Garden Club, and then rest up for Continue reading “Rain, Rain, Go Away!!”

Sale of South Park Property to ALT Heads to the Polls on Tuesday

A proposal to sell roughly 19 acres of a 29-acre town-owned parcel on South Park to the Aspetuck Land Trust will be decided by Easton voters at a May 3 town-wide referendum.

The South Park property sale was one of seven agenda items presented and discussed during a well-attended Continue reading “Sale of South Park Property to ALT Heads to the Polls on Tuesday”

Letter: Top 5 Reasons to Vote YES to Aspetuck Land Trust Purchase

To the Editor:

We all appreciate our small town and the number of bucolic open spaces we have access to. Most of us are intent on maintaining and improving the unique qualities of Easton. Here are the top 5 reasons why I plan to vote “YES” to the Aspetuck Land Trust purchase of Continue reading “Letter: Top 5 Reasons to Vote YES to Aspetuck Land Trust Purchase”

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