The Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), formed in August 2020, is embarking on its third year of service to our community. EDIT has sought to cultivate a sense of belonging and valuing of all people through events such as the Voices of Diversity project with the Easton Continue reading “An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force”
A mix of golden oldies, R&B and some old standards–many crowd favorites–were offered at the season opener of the Concert on the Hill series on Sunday, June 19 on the grounds of Christ Church. It also marked the first appearance there by The Theresa Wright Band.
The crowd was happy Continue reading “Easton Celebrates Juneteenth at Christ Church”
The Easton Board of Selectmen met in person for our regular meeting on April 21. The board approved the minutes from our March 17, April 8 and April 19 meetings, and approved nine tax refunds as recommended by the tax collector.
The board filled three seats on the Easton Diversity Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of April 21, 2022”
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”