First Selectman Bindelglass Answers Flag Protocol Questions

I am proud that Easton raised the Pride flag last weekend. Many other towns and states have done so, and it is a clear expression of the very American values of equality, liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness for an historically marginalized group. Regarding some feedback Continue reading “First Selectman Bindelglass Answers Flag Protocol Questions”

Easton Raises Gay Pride Flag for First Time

For the first time in Easton’s history, the gay pride flag is flying above Town Hall. Fairfield, Conn. resident John Brannelly Jr. donated the flag. He reached out to all six towns in the greater Bridgeport area, asking if each would raise the flag in June to celebrate pride month. Continue reading “Easton Raises Gay Pride Flag for First Time”

South Park Bridge Opens

The new South Park Avenue bridge is officially open. First Selectman David Bindelglass cut the ceremonial ribbon along with contractor Nick Mancini of NJR Construction and Ed Nagy, Easton Department of Public Works director. Shortly after, Police Chief Rich Doyle became the first Continue reading “South Park Bridge Opens”

Easton Pauses 5G Wireless Rollout

Town officials have put the brakes on installing 5G networks in Easton to study if the technology is safe for human health and the environment.

In a resolution dated May 7, town officials voted to call upon “all telecommunications companies and public utilities operating in Easton, Continue reading “Easton Pauses 5G Wireless Rollout”

McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First

After 35 years as an educator — the last 13 as an administrator for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Schools — Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran, 56, is ready for a change. 

Last week he informed the chairs of the Triboard of Education, composed of the boards of education for Continue reading “McMorran Will Miss ER9 Students but Health and Family Come First”

Superintendent McMorran Announces Retirement

ER9 Superintendent Dr. Tom McMorran released the following announcement today:

May 18, 2020

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:

I am writing to inform you of my intention to retire at the end of this school year.  This year is my 35th year in education.

As much as I love the boys Continue reading “Superintendent McMorran Announces Retirement”

Morehouse Cell Tower Will Serve AT&T Customers Soon

When Selectman Bob Lessler takes a phone call at home he has to be careful where he stands — and not just on the issue.

Lessler’s cell phone carrier is AT&T, and depending on where he stands in his home, you might not hear him now.

“Service has been spotty, ” Lessler said.

Continue reading “Morehouse Cell Tower Will Serve AT&T Customers Soon”

Easton Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Of May 7

The Board of Selectmen held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 7, keeping appropriate physical distance between the members and staff.  Members of the public were able to observe and participate in the meeting via the Facebook livestream.  The meeting will also be available on Continue reading “Easton Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Of May 7”

Everyday History in Easton

Easton’s 150th Anniversary Parade, September 16, 1995

This month, Easton reaches a landmark anniversary as it turns 175 years old.  As a parish that was once part of Weston, our town was settled by independent, brave and hardworking colonials who were often referred to as “outlivers” Continue reading “Everyday History in Easton”

Aspetuck Land Trust Assures Sustainable Future for Gilbertie’s Farm

The Aspetuck Land Trust’s historic purchase of Gilbertie’s Farm for $2 million marks the nonprofit organization’s first working farm acquisition. The organization has previously preserved 1,940 acres of land in Connecticut.

Tucked behind a country farm stand and bucolic knoll on Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Assures Sustainable Future for Gilbertie’s Farm”