Letter: Board of Selectmen Pathway Position is Outside of Purview

To the Editor:

The Board of Finance (BOF) met on March 2nd and denied a capital expenditure of $249,000 for the sidewalk project proposed by the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission. This decision followed a discussion with Justin Giorlando (town land use consultant) regarding Continue reading “Letter: Board of Selectmen Pathway Position is Outside of Purview”

Letter to the Easton Board of Selectmen: Open Town Hall

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

Dear Board of Selectmen:

Why is Town Hall not open? Retail is open. Large businesses and restaurants are open. Amusement parks are open. The DMV is open. Our library, especially the meeting rooms, Continue reading “Letter to the Easton Board of Selectmen: Open Town Hall”

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’”

Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis

If the 2020 Easton Board of Education budget is approved, from 2007 at peak Easton school enrollment through this year, our education budget will have increased by 26% and per pupil spending by 67%, while student enrollment decreased by 25%. Concurrently, from 2007 to 2018, Easton Continue reading “Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis”

Should Easton join the Westport-Weston Health District?

Easton is heading down the road of turning our personal and environmental health care over to an appointed 6-person Board of Directors where we will have just one representative. A Health District Board is autonomous and has tremendous power. According to Chapter 368(f) of Connecticut Continue reading “Should Easton join the Westport-Weston Health District?”

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