Global Health Security

To the Editor:

In the midst of reopening procedures in Connecticut and the U.S., I would like you all to take the time to think about how our perspective of global health has changed, and how it should continue to change.

Before COVID-19, many people in our community did not worry Continue reading “Global Health Security”

No Commercial Building on South Park Property

Where does this referendum say anything about putting a commercial building on our  South Park Avenue property?

This referendum passed by a wide margin in 2008 — 1,249 votes in favor of the referendum (75%) and 412 votes against it (25%). Then Easton purchased the property. 

Continue reading “No Commercial Building on South Park Property”

Easton Should not Rush to Sell our Health Services to the First Buyer that has Come Along

An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will. — Thomas Jefferson

To Easton Citizens:

Easton citizens would not be wise to sell our health department rights to the first buyer that has come along by joining the Westport-Weston Health District (WWHD), all Continue reading “Easton Should not Rush to Sell our Health Services to the First Buyer that has Come Along”

CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’

CRG agrees with Mr. Parker that our budget graph is “utterly shocking.” On the other hand, how are those numbers — directly from town sources — “inaccurate and narrow-sighted?” The graph merely portrays the published numbers. The numbers are the monetary facts of our education Continue reading “CRG Agrees that Budget Graph Is ‘Shocking’”

Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget

To the Editor:

The Board of Finance should adopt the Board of Education’s budget proposal this year. Last year’s budget was not enough to sustain a complete and well rounded education for all students in our community.

Class size and staffing were two major concerns for our Continue reading “Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget”

Support for Easton Schools

To the Editor:

I want to extend my support for the students, educators, and Board of Education, and to urge you to pass this year’s proposed school and town budget.

Our two daughters went through the school system, and have always noted how lucky they were to have had the educational Continue reading “Support for Easton Schools”

Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget

To the Editor:

I am a parent with two children in our public schools. I strongly urge the Board of Finance to support the proposed 4.24% increase to the education budget. It is my understanding that 77% of the proposed budget increase covers contractual obligations, leaving a paltry Continue reading “Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget”

Support of Easton Budgets

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my full support of the Easton budgets and in particularly the education budget. I have lived in Easton for over 27 years and have two daughters who went through the Easton schools and Joel Barlow. They both received an exceptional education Continue reading “Support of Easton Budgets”

During a Crisis Government Must Take Great Caution Not to Overreach, or Appear to Overreach, During a Crisis

To the Editor:

We extend sincere thanks to all town officials for your efforts at this difficult time. That being said, it is critical that amid this pandemic our leaders do not rush into long term decisions that will affect the town in major ways for years to come. Government Continue reading “During a Crisis Government Must Take Great Caution Not to Overreach, or Appear to Overreach, During a Crisis”

2020 Funding for Easton Board of Education

To the Editor:

We are writing to support the Easton Board of Education’s requested 4.24% increase.

We don’t have children currently in the school system, but we still fully support the proposed Board of Education increase. This increase covers the town’s contractual obligations and Continue reading “2020 Funding for Easton Board of Education”

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