On Sunday I had the pleasure of lighting the Christmas Tree at the Easton Public Library. As we have seen at a number of town events this year there was a record turnout. This highlights the wonderful feeling of community in Easton and as Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”
At this time Easton has received $1,112,922.17, in our bank account, of funding from the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA). We are scheduled to receive the same amount again in 2022.
To date, the Board of Finance has approved the use of $89,551 of those funds by the Fire Department Continue reading “Public Input Sought On Use of American Recovery Plan Act Funds”
Easton has been blessed with a dedicated and professional corps of volunteers who provide outstanding service to the town through our Emergency Medical Service. For many years they have continued to maintain the highest standards while dealing with the frustrations of operating Continue reading “Op-Ed: EMS Project Needs a Building Committee”
To the Editor:
Selection of a superintendent of schools is always a challenging task, but with all the recent turmoil it has become even more difficult. In reviewing candidates it is important to recognize that, as in any organization from schools to corporations to nonprofits, Continue reading “Letter: Strong Managerial Function Needed in Superintendent Search”
In reading the summary of the latest Board of Selectmen meeting I found that there is apparently a misunderstanding about the commitment I made as chair of the Board of Finance concerning the proposed Sport Hill Pathway.
My commitment was to place the issue on our agenda for our Continue reading “Letter: Sport Hill Pathway”
To the Editor:
When the Board of Finance received the request for funding for the proposed Sport Hill sidewalk I had a number of questions. The main ones were how thoroughly had alternatives been evaluated, why did the cost for a bike and pedestrian pathway cost about double the Continue reading “Op-Ed: ‘More Light and Less Heat’ on Sport Hill Sidewalk”
Update for 4/9/2021
It was a busy week in town. The Board of Finance met on Tuesday and finalized the budget for next year. I will have a lot to say about the budget and try to explain it in some detail. However, I want to eliminate any chance of my explanations Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”
Pretty much anyone who knows Dolly, and most in Easton do, knows that there are no short stop-and-chats with her. The conversations will be long and Dolly will do most of the talking. Sometimes a listener will wonder where she’s going when she embarks on a magical mystery tour of Continue reading “Conversations with the Irrepressible Dolly Curtis”
To the Editor:
For the safety of Easton pedestrians and sensible use of our taxpayer funds, we should Vote “NO” on advisory BALLOT ITEM #5 that calls for spending a quarter-million dollars of our taxpayer money to build a multi-use sidewalk right next to speeding traffic on Sport Continue reading “Letter: A Last-Minute Plea For Easton Citizens’ Safety and Fiscal Responsibility”
The late actress Bette Davis once dined at a Black Rock Turnpike home in Easton. Carol Mills has the autographed tablecloth to prove it.
Mills’ recollection of hosting the actress is part of the town’s Oral History Project, an effort to interview and preserve the town’s history Continue reading “Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time”