A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated March 18,2022

Good Afternoon,

After much hard work by the Board of Finance, we have wrapped up the preliminary round of budget presentations. The proposed budget for 2022-23 will be presented in a public hearing on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples. After Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Election Recount Upholds Wins for Lessler and Laske

A recount today confirmed the results for two races that were close enough to warrant a recanvass. The recount for the offices of Selectman and Board of Finance to fill a vacancy for two years upheld victories for the selectman seat by Bob Lessler (D) vs. Jeff Parker (R) and for Continue reading “Election Recount Upholds Wins for Lessler and Laske”

Bindelglass Sworn In for Second Term as First Selectman

The first of several upcoming swearing in ceremonies for incumbents and newly elected Easton town officials took place at Town Hall today. Town Clerk Christine Halloran administered the oath of office to Democrat David Bindelglass for his second term as first selectman.

Bindelglass Continue reading “Bindelglass Sworn In for Second Term as First Selectman”

Election Recount Set for Nov. 9 UPDATED

In the wake of a sometimes contentious election, one thing Eastonites of all persuasions agree on: The town did not want inconclusive results.

At this time, the recanvass will be for the offices of Selectman and Board of Finance (To Fill a Vacancy for Two Years). The recanvass Continue reading “Election Recount Set for Nov. 9 UPDATED”

Letter: Improve our Board of Finance

To the Editor

Four Republicans and two Democrats currently comprise the BOF. This causes our town budgets to reflect what these four Republicans want rather than what the town wants.

You can help make the board better balanced by voting, Nov 2, for all three of our highly qualified Continue reading “Letter: Improve our Board of Finance”

Letter: Invest in Easton with Kaplan, Kaufman and Laske

To the Editor:

I support Ira Kaplan, Jackie Kaufman, and Art Laske for the Board of Finance (BOF). We need members who will balance costs, but also see the value of investing in our community.

After learning about the proposal by certain Republican members of the BOF to eliminate Continue reading “Letter: Invest in Easton with Kaplan, Kaufman and Laske”

Letter: Ira Kaplan, Art Laske and Jackie Kaufman for Board of Finance

To the Editor:

All of the Town’s commissions, boards, fire and police submit their proposals for their annual budgets to the Board of Finance to determine the final budget used to calculate the mill rate for the real estate taxes. This process must be run by experienced members Continue reading “Letter: Ira Kaplan, Art Laske and Jackie Kaufman for Board of Finance”

Letter: Republican BOF Members Did Propose to Defund Park & Rec

To the Editor,

The Republican BOF members did make a motion to defund the Park & Rec budget last March, with no formal plan to consolidate the department with another department.

Separately, a second motion was made by the R’s to consolidate field maintenance into the Highway Continue reading “Letter: Republican BOF Members Did Propose to Defund Park & Rec”

Art Laske (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance

I am running because the Board of Finance needs to have three members who care about properly funding our schools, and presently there are four members in the majority who have exercised their power every year to propose unreasonable and drastic cuts to our education budget — leaving Continue reading “Art Laske (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Letter: Please Support Democratic BOF Candidates

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of the Democratic Board of Finance candidates, Art Laske, Ira Kaplan, and Jackie Kaufman.

I want you to remember one thing: Republican BOF members motioned to eliminate 100% of the Park and Recreation budget in 2021-22. Like bringing your kids Continue reading “Letter: Please Support Democratic BOF Candidates”

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