Boiler Contract Prompts Region 9 Financial Review

As we reported at the Oct. 21 special meeting of the Region 9 Board of Education, the board learned in September that a former employee had executed a contract for a new boiler at Joel Barlow High School. The amount of the contract, dated June 29, was $216,884.

Upon learning of Continue reading “Boiler Contract Prompts Region 9 Financial Review”

Things for which Easton Is Grateful: Maureen Williams’ Service

I first met Maureen Williams at ER9 Board of Education meetings and Easton Town Meetings, when she was the moderator. Maureen was an elected member of the Region 9 board, the governing body for Joel Barlow High School, which has equal representation from Easton and Redding and determines Continue reading “Things for which Easton Is Grateful: Maureen Williams’ Service”

Letter: Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education

To the Editor:

I am proud to support Maureen Williams for re-election as member of the Region 9 Board of Education.

Maureen is intelligent, compassionate and an excellent communicator. She has been a valued member of the board for the past four years.

I am blessed to know Maureen Continue reading “Letter: Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education”

John Foley (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

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I bring a no-nonsense, practical approach to the board. I have an optimistic, can-do attitude and will bring energy and creativity. I listen with curiosity and, as a parent to three children in the school system, I have a singular interest in ensuring the school provides a strong, Continue reading “John Foley (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Kathy Thompson (R), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

I’m running for the Region 9 Board of Education because I want to help ensure that all of our children continue to receive the best education possible. The past eighteen months have not been easy for anyone, and the COVID-19 pandemic and politically charged issues have detracted Continue reading “Kathy Thompson (R), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Maureen P. Williams (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

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I bring a straightforward and sincere approach to consensus building to the ER9 Board and have for the past four years.

In our past term, we have worked collectively to confront the challenges of COVID-19 and of false claims raised by small segments of our populace whose approach Continue reading “Maureen P. Williams (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Letter: Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education

To the Editor:

Maureen Williams has already proven herself. As member of the Region 9 Board of Ed she has consistently been an experienced, articulate, and caring advocate for education in Easton.

A lawyer by profession, a volunteer tutor for underprivileged kids and mother Continue reading “Letter: Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education”

Letter: Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education

To the Editor:

The ER 9 BoE needs Maureen’s unparalleled competencies for a second term on the board.

Her ability to collaborate with colleagues from differing perspectives, willingness to take the lead on committees, ability to prioritize competing student needs and make sensible Continue reading “Letter: Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education”

Letter: Kathy Thompson for Region 9 Board of Education

To the Editor:

Kathy Thompson says it best: “Time is unrelenting, and there is no time to waste on personal agendas or politically charged issues.”

The effects of the pandemic on our children and teaching staff are not behind us, and while our children have shown a tremendous Continue reading “Letter: Kathy Thompson for Region 9 Board of Education”

Trio of Candidate Debates Lead off with Region 9 School Board

The Easton community gathered at Samuel Staples Elementary school on Oct. 17 to attend a debate by the Region 9 Board of Education candidates. You can watch the Facebook live recording of the debate here.  

This debate was the first of three official debates agreed upon by the Easton Continue reading “Trio of Candidate Debates Lead off with Region 9 School Board”

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