Easton Seeks Grant to Meet New Affordable Housing Law

Easton is seeking a grant to hire a consultant to help the Planning and Zoning commission meet the requirements outlined in a state law to increase affordable housing in town.

The commission on June 28 voted to apply for an Affordable Housing Plan Technical Assistance Grant that Continue reading “Easton Seeks Grant to Meet New Affordable Housing Law”

Board of Selectmen Meeting Recap

South Park Avenue Property Discussions

Citizens for Easton made a presentation to the board in support of naming the town-owned property on South Park Avenue in honor of former First Selectman Bill Kupinse. Kupinse was a strong advocate for the preservation and protection of property Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting Recap”

Letter: Home Rule for Planning and Zoning

To the Editor:

Thursday night April 29 at their regular meeting, the Easton Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed the following resolution. This in response to the actions taking place in Hartford attempting to take Planning and Zoning out of the hands of our local government. Continue reading “Letter: Home Rule for Planning and Zoning”

What Matters Most to Easton: John Shaban Responds

1. What do you believe is the single most important issue facing Easton voters and why? 

Economy and jobs. As our state recovers from quarantines and shutdowns, we must also realize that we are picking up where we left off — fiscal mismanagement that hurts all citizens. Indeed, Continue reading “What Matters Most to Easton: John Shaban Responds”

Articles from the Courier 7/6/20 – 7/12/20

In case you missed it, check out the articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past week, from Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 13.

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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”