Op-Ed: EMS Project Needs a Building Committee

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”

Letter: Strong Managerial Function Needed in Superintendent Search

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”

Letter: Sport Hill Pathway

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”

Op-Ed: ‘More Light and Less Heat’ on Sport Hill Sidewalk

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 4/9/2021

Good evening,

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”

Conversations with the Irrepressible Dolly Curtis

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”

Letter: A Last-Minute Plea For Easton Citizens’ Safety and Fiscal Responsibility

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”

Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time

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”

Board of Finance Seeks to Fill Vacancy

With the recent resignation of Matt Gachi as an elected member of the Board of Finance, there is now an opening for a new member to join the board. Per Connecticut statute, the replacement is chosen by a vote of the remaining elected members of the board.

If you are interested Continue reading “Board of Finance Seeks to Fill Vacancy”

Moving Field Maintenance from Park and Rec to Public Works

Recently the Board of Finance has initiated discussion of changing responsibility for maintenance of town-owned fields and grounds.  People have asked why we are pursuing this issue.  The Board of Finance (BOF) has long sought to work with all town departments to find ways to either Continue reading “Moving Field Maintenance from Park and Rec to Public Works”