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”

Letter: How to Influence Your Child’s Educational Experience

To the Editor:

I would like to share with you all important facts about your Easton Board of Finance (BOF). The chart below summarizes the BOF members who fully supported the 4.09% Board of Education (BOE) budget increase and those who did not.

Why is this important?

Continue reading “Letter: How to Influence Your Child’s Educational Experience”

Referendum Results Confirmed; Pathway’s Future Still Uncertain

A larger than expected turnout among animated Easton voters produced two results that oddsmakers might well have missed. The first three measures were without any significant controversy and the margins in favor were wide.

The decision to join the Westport Weston Health District Continue reading “Referendum Results Confirmed; Pathway’s Future Still Uncertain”

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”

Letter: Multi-use Pathway Is Tremendous Value for Safety and Connectivity

To the Editor:

There has been a lot of misinformation and conjecture concerning the State grant for the pedestrian pathway along Sport Hill Rd. This pathway would provide a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists from Hellen Keller Middle School up Sport Hill Road to the cross Continue reading “Letter: Multi-use Pathway Is Tremendous Value for Safety and Connectivity”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 3/26/2021

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Good evening,

Spring is here! More and more of us are vaccinated every week against Covid 19, and for the first time in three weeks, our per 100,000 numbers are better. In the week ended March 20, the number fell to 15.2 per 100,000 over the two-week period. Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Voters Will Make Major Decisions About Easton’s Future UPDATED

At Two Upcoming Town Meetings and Two Town-wide Votes

Easton property owners will help chart the town’s future at two upcoming Town Meetings on March 23 and April 26, and two town-wide votes on March 30 and May 4. In addition, taxpayers can register their opinion about the proposed Continue reading “Voters Will Make Major Decisions About Easton’s Future UPDATED”

Letter: Let the People Set the Path

To the Editor:

As the First Selectman of the town of Easton I had planned to explain my position regarding an advisory ballot question on funding Easton’s portion of the development of a multi-use path along Sport Hill Road. I still plan to do that in the future.  However, I feel Continue reading “Letter: Let the People Set the Path”

Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?

We’re all adjusting to lots of changes brought on by the pandemic. One of these is the town’s inability to hold our annual town meeting. If you did not know, the town meeting is the legislative body of Easton, as it is in many New England towns. In addition to the annual town meeting, Continue reading “Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?”

Easton Budget Process Under a Pandemic

Last year the Easton Courier published an overview of the Easton budget process. The article went into some detail about how the town budget is developed and how the Board of Finance (BOF) works to prepare a budget request to present to the town for its approval. It was the process Continue reading “Easton Budget Process Under a Pandemic”

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