Home Rule In Land-Use Rests On State Statutes

Like every city and town in Connecticut, Easton sets rules and regulations for land-use with authority to do so under the state’s constitutionally reserved “police powers” to protect the health, safety and general welfare of its inhabitants.  Home rule in zoning is not an inherent Continue reading “Home Rule In Land-Use Rests On State Statutes”

Easton Town Hall Opens to Tax Payers

As a result of COVID-19, Town Hall is still closed to the public, but is now open to those who wish to pay their taxes in person. Tax payers will be required to enter through the Center Road main door and exit through the Morehouse Road side door. The announcement was made by Krista Continue reading “Easton Town Hall Opens to Tax Payers”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for Independence Day Weekend

Today, we begin our long weekend break in celebration of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. As was the case on Memorial Day it unfortunately will not be the Fourth of July we are accustomed to. Many of the traditional gatherings are still unsafe because of the pandemic. 

Please Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for Independence Day Weekend”

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”

Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season

The 2020-21 budget season was like no other in history, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of a town-wide referendum vote, the Board of Selectmen was compelled to authorize the Board of Finance to approve the final budget.

Easton property owners will see a slight reduction in Continue reading “Tax Bills Dip Slightly after Unusual Budget Season”

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”

Discussions and Reviews Continue at Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting

The Easton Board of Selectmen continued its review of several ongoing topics during its regular meeting on June 18. 

The agenda included discussions about several possible ordinance changes. The selectmen continue their review of the current parks and recreation ordinance and whether Continue reading “Discussions and Reviews Continue at Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting”

Stinson Elected as Board of Education Chairman

The Easton Board of Education elected Jon Stinson and Gretchen Goldstein to serve as its new chairman and secretary, respectively. Stinson replaces Jeff Parker, who served as chairman since 2013.

The Board of Education chairman typically serves a two-year term, and the position Continue reading “Stinson Elected as Board of Education Chairman”

Easton Thanks Frontline Workers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, lawn signs have cropped up around the country. There are signs reminding us we’re all in this together, congratulating graduates and others missing traditional milestone celebrations and, of course, thanking those on the front lines in the COVID-19 Continue reading “Easton Thanks Frontline Workers”

Civics 101: On Selectmen Boards

My apologies for the long absence. We are living in unusual times and I didn’t think that many people were interested in town governance as we entered the Age of COVID-19. But we adjust to everything in due time, and town business must go on. A tad late, but no less useful: a bit Continue reading “Civics 101: On Selectmen Boards”