Op-Ed: ‘No Question That We Should Join’ Westport Weston Health District

On Tuesday March 30, Easton will vote on whether or not to join the Westport Weston Health District. I have no question that we should join. As your first selectman you have charged me with providing for the health and welfare of this town. You also have every right to expect me Continue reading “Op-Ed: ‘No Question That We Should Join’ Westport Weston Health District”

Op-Ed: Know Before You Vote

The level of community engagement surrounding the upcoming referendum is encouraging. So many people are taking an active stance in the future of our community. Of course, the culmination of that involvement is to be sure to get out and vote on Tuesday.

Regardless of how you feel Continue reading “Op-Ed: Know Before You Vote”

Op-Ed: Multi-Use Path Is a ‘Great Idea for Easton”

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””

Op-Ed: DTC’s Statement for the Removal of Donald Trump as President

President Donald Trump must immediately be removed from office. The Easton Democratic Town Committee joins a bipartisan chorus demanding his removal. We seek both safety for the people of this country and justice for his illegal and immoral actions.

He willfully violated his oath Continue reading “Op-Ed: DTC’s Statement for the Removal of Donald Trump as President”

Hwang Denounces Attack on National Capitol

State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) offers the following statement in reaction to the seditious violence in Washington D.C on the day the 2020 Election results are to be certified:

“Sadness, heartbreak and shock and steely resolve for me as an elected state official to denounce in Continue reading “Hwang Denounces Attack on National Capitol”

Op-Ed: What Is Easton Fire District #1?

I live in lower Easton, and for 26 years I have paid taxes to Easton fire District #1. I never really understood what these taxes were for and I never understood that this was completely separate from the Easton volunteer fire department.

Like many of us, I just paid the tax without Continue reading “Op-Ed: What Is Easton Fire District #1?”

What’s in a Flag?

The stars and stripes have evolved into so many different iterations and incarnations that one can find them everywhere and on everything. The first flag surge I can recall is post-September 11, 2001. Flags began to pop up on cars and trucks, highway overpasses and on almost every Continue reading “What’s in a Flag?”

Op-Ed: Legislature Must Give Special Session Measures Due Consideration

On July 23, the Connecticut House of Representatives was in session to discuss changes to Connecticut’s absentee voter laws, police accountability reform, and important healthcare changes as the industries adjust to added challenges treating patients during Covid-19. The Senate is Continue reading “Op-Ed: Legislature Must Give Special Session Measures Due Consideration”

‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’

On Monday night I spoke at the community vigil for George Floyd. As part of my message, I said that Black Lives Matter, and also stated that blue lives and all lives matter. While I believe that all life is sacred, black lives specifically are at risk in our country because of systemic Continue reading “‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’”

Op-Ed: Inside the Skin

An unmasked man called me a sheep this morning as I waited in line at Trader Joe’s. Believe me, I dished out some solid zingers later as I re-lived the conversation in my car on the way to my next errand. But, why would a short man with a mustache insult a masked gray-haired woman Continue reading “Op-Ed: Inside the Skin”