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”

Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday

The Board of Finance is expected to set the final 2020-21 budget when it meets this Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The Board of Selectmen authorized it to do so, in accordance with Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Budget Adoption, Continue reading “Finance Board to Set Final 2020-21 Budget on Tuesday”

UPDATED 5/29: Board of Selectmen’s Meeting of May 21

The Board of Selectmen used a combination of Facebook live and Zoom to conduct its regular meeting on May 21 in a manner that supports our goal of transparency and openness, even in these days of physical distancing.

Public comment

After approving the minutes of our May 7 meeting, Continue reading “UPDATED 5/29: Board of Selectmen’s Meeting of May 21”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for 5/15/2020

Good evening,

It’s Friday again! It is looking like a nice weekend, so I hope you will take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy the sunshine. It is finally starting to look like spring. The hospital data indicates the number of hospitalized patients is declining, but slowly. Yesterday, Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass … Update for 5/15/2020”

Easton Library Faces Budget Cuts of $50K-$90K

Budget cuts of $50,000 to $80,000 means the Easton Public Library would lose a lot of what makes the library the center of the community. To be specific, the library would have to:

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Good afternoon, 

I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weekend. From personal experience, I saw many enjoying a nice walk outside, while also practicing good social distancing. Use of our wonderful open space was good and handled responsibly. Other towns have begun opening their outdoor Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Lamont Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Budget Referendums

Governor Ned Lamont on May 1 issued Executive Order No. 7HH, barring towns and cities from holding budget referendums.

Titled Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Budget Adoption, Common-Interest Community Meetings, the bottom Continue reading “Lamont Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Budget Referendums”

CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’

CRG agrees with Mr. Parker that our budget graph is “utterly shocking.” On the other hand, how are those numbers — directly from town sources — “inaccurate and narrow-sighted?” The graph merely portrays the published numbers. The numbers are the monetary facts of our education Continue reading “CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’”

Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget

To the Editor:

The Board of Finance should adopt the Board of Education’s budget proposal this year. Last year’s budget was not enough to sustain a complete and well rounded education for all students in our community.

Class size and staffing were two major concerns for our Continue reading “Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget”

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