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”

Easton Courier Voter Guide

The Courier will publish candidate bios and statements for the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal election. The election will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Road, Easton. Our coverage includes candidates in contested and uncontested races Continue reading “Easton Courier Voter Guide”

Dates Set for Municipal Candidate Debates

The Easton Democratic Town Committee and the the Easton Republican Town Committee have agreed to hold three official, moderated candidate debates prior to the municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The goal has been to give voters as many opportunities as possible to meet the candidates Continue reading “Dates Set for Municipal Candidate Debates”

Fire Chief Waugh Lauded for Decades of Service

Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steven Waugh, who is retiring after decades of serving the town of Easton, received a standing ovation Saturday evening, Oct. 2, at the Easton Republican Town Committee’s Annual Dinner.

Selectman Kristi Sogofsky, in reading from a State of Connecticut Continue reading “Fire Chief Waugh Lauded for Decades of Service”

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: ‘Putting People Above Politics’

To the Editor:

I’ve read the letters to the editor of the Courier criticizing how Kristi Sogofsky and the RTC have handled the recent appointment to the ER9 Board.

The Democratic majority on the BoS replaced a duly elected Republican member of the ER9 Board with a Democrat. The Continue reading “Letter: ‘Putting People Above Politics’”

Easton Republicans Endorse Candidates for November

Easton Republicans formally endorsed their slate of candidates for the November municipal election during their caucus on July 22 at the Easton Public Library.

Jeff Parker is the party’s candidate for first selectman. Parker announced his candidacy and filed the paperwork to run Continue reading “Easton Republicans Endorse Candidates for November”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 5/7/2021

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Good afternoon,

This week has been a busy time at town hall. First and foremost, we had a tremendous turnout for the referendum, which is a credit to all of our town’s people. The vote went off smoothly, which is not an easy task!  A huge thank you to the Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Letter: Home Rule for Planning and Zoning

To the Editor:

Thursday night April 29 at their regular meeting, the Easton Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed the following resolution. This in response to the actions taking place in Hartford attempting to take Planning and Zoning out of the hands of our local government. Continue reading “Letter: Home Rule for Planning and Zoning”

Letter: Easton RTC Seeks Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

To the Editor:

The year 2021 is a Municipal Election year. Have you ever thought about running for office or serving on a board or commission? Now is the time. We would like to extend an invitation to all interested candidates to contact us to interview with the Nominating Committee.

Continue reading “Letter: Easton RTC Seeks Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions”