Easton held its second Juneteenth celebration this year, hosted by the Easton Diversity & Inclusion Task Force (EDIT). This year’s event focused on teaching attendees about the history of the day and more broadly about the African diaspora. The African diaspora refers to the “mass Continue reading “Easton Celebrates Juneteenth at Morehouse Park”
To the Editor:
The ER9 Joint Boards of Education Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has proposed a survey. The purpose is to acknowledge the diversity among students and staff and assess their comfort in the ER9 community. Personally, as a current sophomore at Joel Continue reading “Letter: The DEI School Survey—And Why ER9 Needs It”
Comments about the proposed multi-use path along Sport Hill Road and the results of the March 30th referendum dominated the discussion during the regular Board of Selectmen meeting on April 1st. Several people spoke during public comment in support of the pathway, the outcome of Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of April 1, 2021”
To the Editor:
A publication, critical of some of the proposals concerning social justice in our governance and school system, has been mailed to homes of residents by Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG), generating significant public response and tension. As the town-appointed Continue reading “Letter: Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Response to CRG Publication”
The work for diversity and inclusion is about more than acknowledging the ongoing battle against racism. It’s about helping a community focus on those who need our support— from LGBTQ, BIPOC, seniors, women, and to anyone who may be in crisis or left out. That’s why it’s called diversity Continue reading “Letter: An Arc of Justice for All”
Update for 3/12/2021
The state continues to make progress in fighting the Covid-19 virus. More re-openings are on the horizon. Vaccinations continue. We will be looking at our policies for in-person meetings, use of Town Hall, and the travel policy for town Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”
A newsletter that appeared unsolicited in Easton mailboxes is coming under fire for its stance against the town‘s and school district’s effort to address systemic racism.
The newsletter, published by the Citizens for Responsible Government, encourages residents to fight against Continue reading “Newsletter Mailed to Easton Residents Sparks Outcry”
The Board of Selectmen approved five items to be included on the agenda for the upcoming special Town Meeting. The meeting will be held in person on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Staples Elementary School cafetorium.
Attendance will be limited based on restrictions Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Sets Agenda Items for Special Town Meeting, Rescinds Resolution on Racism”
The Easton Public Library, in collaboration with the Easton Diversity & Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), will present an inspirational lawn sign exhibit, featuring select quotations from some of the world’s most valued diverse voices. The signs will be exhibited on the Library’s front Continue reading “Easton Public Library Hosts Voices of Diversity Exhibit”
The Board of Selectmen Meeting on Nov. 5 included discussion and action on several ongoing topics.
Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
The selectmen discussed making changes to the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Following the task force’s first meeting, one Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting Recap”