LETTER: Garden Club thanks community

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Easton Garden Club would like to thank everyone who purchased a wreath and/or poinsettia or white pine roping during our Annual Sale.  The proceeds from this sale provides gorgeous holiday poinsettias to some of our Easton senior citizens and beautiful wreaths for our many municipal buildings.  As you drive around town, please take a moment to admire the wreaths decorating Town Hall, the police station, the library, the Senior Center, the Easton Community Center, EMS, Easton Park and Recreation Department, the Easton Fire Department, the Adams School House, the Bradley Hubble Garden, and the Animal Shelter. … Read more

LETTER: State employee unions ‘continue to bleed us dry’

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In your recent article First Selectman Adam Dunsby is quoted as saying that Joe Aresimowicz, Democrat speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, “is an AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) member.” He’s not just an AFSCME member, Mr. Dunsby, he is a very highly paid employee of AFSCME. It’s no wonder that “Union Joe” Aresimowicz and his Democrat colleagues recently gave our state employee unions an irresponsibly lucrative deal that lasts until 2027 and includes no layoffs for four years. It is reprehensible that Aresimowicz was allowed to obtain the most powerful position … Read more

LETTER: Town of Easton, or kingdom?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a 20-year Easton homeowner whose children have participated in various Park and Recreation programs, I have been concerned by the recent creation of the Board of Selectmen Park and Recreation Department Review subcommittee by Easton’s First Selectman Adam Dunsby. Dunsby is also representative of the 135th Congressional District of Easton, Redding and Weston. My concerns of the actual first selectman’s statutory roles and responsibilities (state statute 7-12a) were presented at the “subcommittee” meetings. I requested this be added to the Dec. 11 Park and Recreation Commission meeting minutes. CGA  Statute Sec. 7-12a. First selectman to be … Read more

LETTER: Election was good for democracy in Easton

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you to those voters who turned out on Nov. 7 for Easton’s municipal elections. The weather was poor, and there was only one contested race, yet over 1,200 people exercised their franchise and took the time to vote. I am looking forward to serving my tenth term on the Board of Selectmen. Thank you for the opportunity and privilege to serve. Congratulations to everyone who ran and thank you for your service to our town. I offer special congratulations to Maureen Williams, our new Region 9 Board of Education representative, who won the contested race running … Read more

LETTER: Votes cast show faith and confidence in GOP officials

To the Editor: I want to congratulate the Republican officials who were elected last Tuesday. Most of them ran unopposed, but Easton voters nevertheless cast ballots for them reflecting the voter’s faith and confidence in them.   Republicans who were elected last week included Adam Dunsby and Carrie Colangelo for selectmen; Christine Halloran for town clerk; Krista Kot for tax collector; Mike Kot, Rich Cremin and Matt Gachi for Board of Finance; Wendy Bowditch for treasurer; Jeff Parker for local Board of Education; Todd Johnston for Region 9 Board of Education; John Harris for ZBA; and Adam Bonoff for Board … Read more

LETTER: Republican selectmen want to hear from voters

To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in our municipal election. Local elections are always an exciting time in Easton, and we enjoyed talking to voters and seeing so many people at the polls. Special thanks to our election officials who oversaw a smooth and professional election: Vince Caprio and David Smith, registrars of voters, and moderator Dori Wollen. We look forward to serving you over the next two years and we want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact either of us at [email protected] and [email protected] Adam Dunsby, First Selectman Carrie … Read more

LETTER: Parents have a right to be heard

To the Editor: In the wake of last week’s letters to the editor written by members of the Easton-Redding Community Care Coalition Parent Committee, we have heard some grumbling that our grievance was inappropriate because the board has stated repeatedly that they don’t believe outside groups should be allowed to present directly to them. Yet the ER9 board’s own bylaws state that “provisions for permitting any individual or group to address the board concerning any subject that lies within its jurisdiction shall be as follows: A three-minute time limit may be allowed to each speaker with a maximum of 20 … Read more

LETTER: Book Club offered at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church

To the Editor: Join us for a discussion toward better understanding the natural progression of life with tips for someone you care for, and for facing your own aging from a practical, spiritual and theological perspective. The discussion is structured around Jim Stinson’s book, Just Because I Am Old. Sessions are designed for those who are aging, caring for someone who is ageing, or anyone who will be aging someday. They are largely based on his 13-year experience as director of spiritual life at United Methodist Homes. Jim has been Pastor of Jesse Lee United Methodist Church since 2015, and … Read more

LETTER: Williams: Strongest candidate for Region 9 school board

To the Editor: I urge fellow citizens to vote for Maureen Williams for Region 9 Board of Education. While Maureen is on the ballot as an endorsed Democrat candidate, she is the strongest candidate to represent all families and taxpayers who support education for our children. Williams’ professional credentials and training will add significant value to the challenges the school board will be facing over the next four years. Having raised and educated their three children in Easton through the Easton and Region 9 school system, Maureen and her husband have a strong commitment to public schools and the Easton … Read more

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