Columbus Day ‘Meet and Greet’ Includes GOP Candidates Only UPDATED

Organizers Didn’t Negotiate the Date with Democrats

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Oct. 14 with additional information provided by the Lions Club.

A Monday “Easton Municipal Candidate Meet and Greet” that was initially advertised as being co-sponsored by the Lions Club Continue reading “Columbus Day ‘Meet and Greet’ Includes GOP Candidates Only UPDATED”

School Board Member Who Shared Parents’ Emails Triggers Investigation

The Easton Board of Education (BOE) has asked a law firm to investigate whether a federal law or any board policies were violated when a school board member forwarded emails he received from parents to a local political activist.

The investigation, which includes a review of board Continue reading “School Board Member Who Shared Parents’ Emails Triggers Investigation”

Letter: The Search for a New ER9 Superintendent

To the Editor:

The Courier recently posted a letter from an Easton resident criticizing Save Our Towns/Save Our Schools for not mentioning students in the letter we sent to the Search Consultant listing some of the characteristics we felt the Boards of Education should be looking Continue reading “Letter: The Search for a New ER9 Superintendent”

Letter: Rebbutal to Dr. Bindelglass’s Op-Ed

Critical Race Theory in the Easton and Redding Schools

To the Editor:

It has never been the contention of Save Our Towns/Save Our Schools that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is being taught academically by teachers in the Easton and Redding Schools. We have never said that CRT is Continue reading “Letter: Rebbutal to Dr. Bindelglass’s Op-Ed”

Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

Public Comment Sessions Tomorrow at JBHS and Virtual Session on Wednesday

The search for a new superintendent for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school districts moves forward with public comment sessions this week as contentious debates surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion Continue reading “Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory”

Letter: Response to Interview with Dr. Harrison

To the Editor:

Less than a year ago the three Boards of Education voted unanimously to hire Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison. In addition to administering the schools, he was expected to implement “equity” initiatives, some started by the former Superintendent, and others developed Continue reading “Letter: Response to Interview with Dr. Harrison”

Letter: School DEI Surveys

To the Editor:

On Tuesday May 25th the Easton, Redding, and the Joel Barlow Boards of Education (BOE) will gather. Among other things, they will discuss and vote on collecting additional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) information on students from 6th to 12th grades via a Continue reading “Letter: School DEI Surveys”

Message from the First Selectman

Updated 5/21/2021

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Good afternoon,

Great news on the Covid-19 front! Easton has had no new cases in the two weeks ending May 20, 2021. That is a first since last year and it bodes well for our finishing our school year.  The new Executive Orders this week deal with meetings Continue reading “Message from the First Selectman”

Letter: Response to Bindelglass’s Referendum Comments

To the Editor:

I disagree with most of First Selectman Bindelglass’s recent comments in the Courier (5/6/21) on the rejection of the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health by Easton residents 5/4/21. The question, (shall the Town of Easton approve the Easton Resolution on Racism Continue reading “Letter: Response to Bindelglass’s Referendum Comments”

Letter: Some thoughts on the Sidewalk Vote on Tuesday

To the Editor:

On Tuesday we vote on “advising” the Town to build an 8-to-10-foot wide, two-lane sidewalk on the east side of Sport Hill Road running from Helen Keller Middle School to Silverman’s Farm. It will narrow to a 6-foot wide walkway at the Easton Village Store.
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