The proposed multi-use pathway on Sport Hill Road is on the agenda for tonight’s Board of Selectman meeting following a 4-2 vote by he Board of Finance to approve $80,000 for preliminary design, pending taxpayer approval.
Expenditures of $20,000 or more must be approved by voters Continue reading “Finance Board OKs Design Funds for Pathway”
The Board of Selectmen held what it hopes is its last Zoom-only participants regular meeting on May 20th. The board approved the minutes from its May 6th meeting and approved one tax refund as recommended by the tax collector. We also approved the release of a driveway Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of May 20, 2021”
Annual Town Meeting and Referendum
The Board of Selectmen met twice this past week. We had a special meeting via Zoom on April 19 to set the agenda for the Annual Town Meeting which will be held on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The meeting will Continue reading “Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021”
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”
Update for 4/01/2021
Given the short week, I wanted to reach out to all of you. First, Happy Easter and Passover to all who celebrate.
Our Covid numbers again rose slightly. The per 100,000 number for the two weeks ending March 27 was 19. We had to go virtual Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”
Easton is a great town. All of us appreciate the small town style and pace of life here. Nevertheless, every town needs to adapt in order to thrive. That is why I urge everyone to vote yes on all five questions on Tuesday, March 30th. And tell your friends and neighbors to vote yes Continue reading “Op-Ed: Yes to Five!”
As I have said previously I want to present the reasons why I believe that the funding and construction of the multi-use path along sport Hill Road from Helen Keller Middle School to Silverman’s farm is important for Easton. Much of the reasoning has been summarized in an excellent Continue reading “Op-Ed: Multi-Use Path Is a ‘Great Idea for Easton””
To the Editor:
I believe the proposed Path from Helen Keller to the Village store is not good for Easton. It seems like a big solution to a confined problem. There has not been enough consideration of the traffic and development impact, the high cost relative to similar public works Continue reading “Letter: The Wrong Path”
To the Editor:
I was wondering if Easton has explored making the section of Sport Hill Road from Helen Keller Middle School to Silverman’s a reduced speed zone, like 20 or 25 mph. Seems this would cost much less than the walkway and could generate revenue from speeding tickets.
During Continue reading “Letter: Sport Hill Walkway”
To the Editor:
We need to start over. The current proposal for a multi-use pathway is too expensive, and totally inappropriate for our small, rural town. We are not, and should not strive to become, a city. The town is unique in its rural character with a funky charm, and that is Continue reading “Letter: Rethink the Sidewalk”