Letter: Turn Out and Vote ‘Yes’

To the Editor:

I have just read the booklet sent by mail from the Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG), which I received on Friday. I have read their prior booklets as well. I do not find their argumentation very clear or convincing.

Citizens for Easton (CFE) strongly endorses Continue reading “Letter: Turn Out and Vote ‘Yes’”

Outdoor Gathering Area Dedicated to Sue Kaplan

The staff of Helen Keller Middle School came together on the crisp morning of Nov. 24 to dedicate a newly landscaped outdoor gathering area to their former principal, Susan J. Kaplan. 

“In honor of Susan Kaplan’s many years of dedication and service to the Easton Public Schools, Continue reading “Outdoor Gathering Area Dedicated to Sue Kaplan”

Letter: Improve our Board of Finance

To the Editor

Four Republicans and two Democrats currently comprise the BOF. This causes our town budgets to reflect what these four Republicans want rather than what the town wants.

You can help make the board better balanced by voting, Nov 2, for all three of our highly qualified Continue reading “Letter: Improve our Board of Finance”

Letter: Invest in Easton with Kaplan, Kaufman and Laske

To the Editor:

I support Ira Kaplan, Jackie Kaufman, and Art Laske for the Board of Finance (BOF). We need members who will balance costs, but also see the value of investing in our community.

After learning about the proposal by certain Republican members of the BOF to eliminate Continue reading “Letter: Invest in Easton with Kaplan, Kaufman and Laske”

Tax Collector and Finance Board Candidates Debate

The second set of debates for the Nov. 2 municipal election was for Tax Collector and for the Board of Finance. The Easton Democratic and Republican town committees cosponsored the debate, which was held on Oct. 24 at Samuel Staples Elementary School. Voters could attend in person Continue reading “Tax Collector and Finance Board Candidates Debate”

Letter: Ira Kaplan, Art Laske and Jackie Kaufman for Board of Finance

To the Editor:

All of the Town’s commissions, boards, fire and police submit their proposals for their annual budgets to the Board of Finance to determine the final budget used to calculate the mill rate for the real estate taxes. This process must be run by experienced members Continue reading “Letter: Ira Kaplan, Art Laske and Jackie Kaufman for Board of Finance”

Letter: Republican BOF Members Did Propose to Defund Park & Rec

To the Editor,

The Republican BOF members did make a motion to defund the Park & Rec budget last March, with no formal plan to consolidate the department with another department.

Separately, a second motion was made by the R’s to consolidate field maintenance into the Highway Continue reading “Letter: Republican BOF Members Did Propose to Defund Park & Rec”

Ira Kaplan (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance

Mike Ring, Jackie Olschan Kaufman, and Ira Kaplan are running for the six-year Board of Finance seat. In her statements and during debate, Jackie has advocated long range planning and pre-budget review sessions, and informed us of statutory constraints regarding the education budget. Continue reading “Ira Kaplan (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Letter: Please Support Democratic BOF Candidates

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of the Democratic Board of Finance candidates, Art Laske, Ira Kaplan, and Jackie Kaufman.

I want you to remember one thing: Republican BOF members motioned to eliminate 100% of the Park and Recreation budget in 2021-22. Like bringing your kids Continue reading “Letter: Please Support Democratic BOF Candidates”

Letter: Laske, Kaplan and Kaufman for Board of Finance

To the Editor:

Of all the boards and commissions in Easton, the Board of Finance is arguably the most important. Why? Because they hold the purse strings of the entire town. They must be visionary, responsible and adaptable to the circumstances of every element of town finance.

Board Continue reading “Letter: Laske, Kaplan and Kaufman for Board of Finance”

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