Year in Review 2020: Pandemic Pivot

Easton’s small business owners demonstrated immeasurable cleverness in adjusting to the uncharted waters of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Organizations that serve Easton found creative ways to reach their audience and carry on the important work they do. Families and individuals Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Pandemic Pivot”

Easton Author to Talk About ‘Joy: A Modern Fable’ at Virtual Event

Alisha Berger Gorder of Easton will discuss her debut novel, “Joy: A Modern Fable,” with moderator Nancy Doniger at a virtual author talk on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., hosted by the Fairfield University Bookstore.

“JOY is a rare find, a balm for these uncertain times, one that Continue reading “Easton Author to Talk About ‘Joy: A Modern Fable’ at Virtual Event”

Civics 101: On Boards of Finance

Alisha Gorder

 Your property taxes are collected, and that money is spent. Who decides how much to collect and what to spend it on? Additionally, who makes sure it is spent properly? 

The Board of Finance (BOF) of course. The BOF sets the annual mill rate and manages the process Continue reading “Civics 101: On Boards of Finance”

Articles from the Courier 8/03/20 – 8/16/20

In case you missed it: Check out these articles posted in the Easton Courier in the past two weeks, from Monday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, August 16.

This week’s digest includes two weeks of stories because Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and internet to most of Easton and for Continue reading “Articles from the Courier 8/03/20 – 8/16/20”

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”

Column: Civics 101

Towns, though often magical, aren’t magical entities. They are run according to rules, many of which were designed in colonial times.

Our lovely town of Easton, CT is run by an executive board called the Board of Selectmen. Our legislative body is known as Town Meeting. There are Continue reading “Column: Civics 101”