Column: Know Your Easton Board of Education Members

Jen de Jesus, Jenny Chieda and Devon Wible Continue Their Service 

There are currently three open seats on the Board of Education, and there are three people running for those seats. Because it’s a local board, Easton Board of Education needs to have equal representation from Republicans Continue reading “Column: Know Your Easton Board of Education Members”

Jennifer De Jesus (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio

Jennifer De Jesus and her husband, Marcos, moved to Easton four years ago when they fell in love with the beautiful farming community. Jennifer and Marcos have a six-year-old daughter, Clara, who is in first grade at Samuel Staples Elementary School. Jennifer also has three step Continue reading “Jennifer De Jesus (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio”

Devon Wible (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio

Candidate Bio

Devon and her husband, Jud, have lived in Easton for more than five years with their three children, Lewis, Robert, and Oliver. She is a lifelong educator who earned an undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Continue reading “Devon Wible (D), Easton Board of Education, Candidate Bio”

Jenny Chieda (R), Easton Board of Education Candidate Bio

As an Easton native, I know first-hand that a childhood in Easton is a gift.  It has been my honor to serve on the Easton Board of Education for the past six years, working to ensure that part of a childhood in Easton includes an excellent, caring, responsive, and joyful education.  Continue reading “Jenny Chieda (R), Easton Board of Education Candidate Bio”

Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight

Community Invited to Attend

The Easton Board of Education will hold its first regular meeting of the 2021-22 school year tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the media center at Helen Keller Middle School, 360 Sport Hill Road, Easton.

The meeting includes public comment at the beginning Continue reading “Easton Board of Education Meeting Tonight”

Dr. Steven Clapp Appointed Principal of Helen Keller Middle School

The Easton Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Steven Clapp the next principal of Helen Keller Middle School. 

Previously an assistant principal at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan, Dr. Clapp was selected from a pool of nearly 40 well qualified applicants in a process Continue reading “Dr. Steven Clapp Appointed Principal of Helen Keller Middle School”

Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 Board Appointment

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to Kristi Sogofsky’s LTE dated July 22.

I’m reminded of the phrase “you only get one chance to make a first impression.”

Kristi and the RTC had the same opportunity as the DTC to search for a BOE candidate, prepare a response, and make a recommendation Continue reading “Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 Board Appointment”

Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards

As Easton’s First Selectman, I have no authority over the school board, but I do feel a great deal of responsibility to weigh in on matters that impact our kids and our community. The ongoing attacks directed at our educators and our school board by a small group of people with a Continue reading “Op-Ed: Support Our Local School Boards”

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 7/23/2021

Good afternoon, 

Fortunately, it has been a quiet week in town so I will try to be brief. To follow up from my message from last week, at Optimum’s suggestion we have begun to elevate all complaints to our municipal representative. I have expressed that fixing Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”