Thursday, March 7, 2013
Snow is accumulating quickly in Easton.
This photo, taken by Easton Patch user Michelle Mcgee was taken mid-day Thursday as snow began to accumulate throughout the Shovel Town. For complete storm updates and coverage, click here. To post your own photos on Easton Patch, click here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Easton residents have been enjoying the Gov. Ames Estate
About Around Town: Every week day, we'll provide you with a scene from around Easton. Let us know what you think about the scene in our comments section! Easton resident Julie Halvorsen and her dog Lars were out for a walk Tuesday morning in the Governor Ames Estate. The 36-acre Estate is open to the public after officially being purchased by the Trustees of Reservation over the summer. Easton also contributed to the purchase. Voters approved the use of $500,000 of Community Preservation Act funds for the purchase of the estate's conservation restriction at the 2011 Annual Town Meeting. Signage is now set up across the estate letting residents know that it is open to the public.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The library is in the process of adding a new roof.
About Around Town: Every week day, we'll provide you with a scene from around Easton. Let us know what you think about the scene in our comments section! If you've been to the Ames Free Library lately, you've probably noticed a great deal of construction. The above photo was taken Tuesday morning. The library is in the process of replacing the roof on the children's wing of the library. The project is being funded by $70,000 from Community Preservation Funds (voted on at last Spring's Annual Town Meeting), a $70,000 state grant, and private donations.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A construction worker was replacing the Mina's Pizzeria sign Friday Morning at 620 Washington Street.
About Around Town: Every week day, we'll provide you with a scene from around Easton. Let us know what you think about the scene in our comments section! Changes are coming to the plaza at 620 Washington Street. Friday morning, a construction worker was measuring the area where Mina's Pizza is placed on the main sign that faces Route 138. Mina's will soon be replaced with Baldie's Pizza and, by the looks of things, a new sign is coming very soon. Baldie's currently has one location in Bridgewater. The new Easton location will be their second.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Dan Morse of Morse Insurance poses with OA's principal and the Easton Fire Chief
Thursday, February 14
Dan Morse, of Morse Insurance poses will Oliver Ames High School Principal Wes Paul and Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge in front of the "Distractology" bus at Oliver Ames High School. The bus has been parked at the school this whole week to help promote safe driving amongst local teens. Below is a press release from Morse Insurance: Morse Insurance Agency is proud to bring the state-of-the-art Distractology 101 tour to Easton during the week of February 11-15. Distractology 101 is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insurance Foundation to teach new drivers the dangers of distracted driving. The campaign features a 36-foot-long, neon-yellow mobile classroom outfitted with high-tech driving simulators designed to give new …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Wash 'n' Depot Car Wash is open for business.
About Around Town: Every week day, we'll provide you with a scene from around Easton. Let us know what you think about the scene in our comments section! A new car wash is open on the corner of Depot Street and Washington Street and it is sporting a very familiar look. Wash 'n' Depot Car Wash officially opened in December and is in full swing if you're looking to get that salt off your car throughout the winter season. Much like many of Easton's "newer" buildings like North Easton Savings and the Easton Post Office on Main Street, the building is built to emulate the work of HH Richardson, whose work can be seen in the architecture of the Ames Free Library and Oakes Ames Hall.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Workers for Beacon Communities are making progress.
About Around Town: Every week day, we'll provide you with a scene from around Easton. Let us know what you think about the scene in our comments section! Construction workers at the site of the former Ames Shovel Shops enjoyed the warmer temperatures Wednesday afternoon as they rose to the top of a lift at one of the historic buildings. Developers told Selectmen earlier this month that they are on pace to finish the project in time, and the first units should be available for rent by the end of the year. The construction process has been ongoing since spring of 2012. Developers are turning the site into a 113-unit apartment complex.The project included a a $4.35 million loan to Beacon Communities from Community Preservation Act funds, …