Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The announcement leaves two seats vacant this spring. Three have already pulled papers for candidacy.
Neither Sean Noonan nor Ellen Barlow will run for re-election to the Easton Board of Selectmen this spring. Both disclosed the information Monday night at Easton's Board of Selectmen meeting. Barlow mentioned she would not run during the meeting when fellow selectmen appointed her to the Master Steering Committee. Noonan disclosed that he would not run shortly after the meeting. The two are facing the expiration of their three-year terms in April. Barlow has served two terms with the board and Noonan has served one. Monday's revelation guarenteed that Easton will have two new Selectmen this spring. So far, three have expressed interest for the two available seats. Dorothy Fulginiti of 78 Elm St., Dan Smith of 585 Turnpike St. and Michael…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The first day to pull nomination papers is today, who would you like to see run?
With the new year comes new elections. While National and State elections may be behind us, here in Easton we're gearing up for local elections. Believe it or not, Easton residents will be voting for town officials in just four months on April 23. Residents can begin to pull nomination papers beginning this week through the beginning of March. Here is a look at what positions are available this year, according to Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis: We'll be keeping an eye on who is pulling papers. A full list of deadlines, provided by Gillis, is attached. In the meantime, who do you think should run for Town Office?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Easton Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona announced her support for Republican Dan Murphy.
Easton Board of Selectmen Chair Colleen Corona announced Wednesday that she is supporting fellow Selectman Dan Murphy in his run for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District. Corona, a Democrat, has worked with Murphy, a Republican, for the past two years on the Board of Selectmen. “I have had the opportunity to serve with Dan Murphy on the Easton Board of Selectmen for the last 2 years," Corona said in a statement released by the Murphy campaign. "Dan is thoughtful and incredibly hard working, and he has been a strong leader. He has worked to help balance our town budget at a time when local aid has been cut significantly. He works incredibly hard to educate himself on every issue, and has sought creative, long term solutions …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Gov. Ames Estate and portions of the Langwater Estate and historic Ames Gate Lodge will remain undeveloped, if approved by the State.
The Easton Board of Selectmen unanimously signed off on three restrictions designed to ensure that historic land near the center of town would always remain undeveloped. Pending state approval, a conservation restriction will be placed on the 36-acre Governor Ames Estate. Additionally, there will be a conservation restriction on the abutting 15.8 acres of the Langwater Estate and a Historic Preservation Restriction on the Ames Gate Lodge and the 2.6 acres surrounding it. All three restrictions were approved by Selectmen this week. The Trustees of Reservations, which recently acquired the Gov. Ames Estate, will fund the Langwater Estate conservation restriction. The Gate Lodge historic preservation restriction will be funded by Historic …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
In a split vote, the Easton Finance Committee approved the budget's largest line item Wednesday night.
The Easton Finance Committee approved a school budget for Fiscal Year 2013 Wednesday night in the amount of $33,731,471 - a 4.23 percent increase from FY12. The school budget was the final department budget in need of approval before the committee recommended Easton's FY13 operating budget (article 16 in this year's Town Meeting Warrant). The overall operating budget is in the amount of $68,388,097, according to the latest budget memo released by Town Administrator David Colton. While the warrant article was unanimously recommended by the Finance Committee Wednesday night, it has yet to be recommended by the Board of Selectmen, which will meet shortly before Town Meeting. The Finance Committee's approval of the school budget wasn't without…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Easton Selectman Says a Decision is "Premature."
With just over two weeks until the May 1 deadline to turn in nomination papers for State Representative, the 11th Plymouth District race still doesn't have an official Republican candidate. With the approaching deadline, some Republicans are considering Easton Selectman Dan Murphy for the nomination. On Thursday, Easton Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said a nomination form with 23 signatures supporting Murphy was turned in to Easton Town Offices. A potential candidate would need 150 signatures to qualify. "He’s a [accountant]," said Republican Patricia Locke, who serves as the chairperson of the Easton Republican Town Committee. "He’s fiscally responsible." The Easton Republican Town Committee has not officially endorsed any candidate or …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Stonehill College crowd at Ho-Yon and El Mariachi has resulted in a number of disturbances on Thursday nights recently, Easton Police Chief says.
Easton Police have had their hands full at Ho Yon and El Mariachi restaurants on Washington Street recently, Police Chief Allen Krajcik told selectmen Tuesday night. A number of disturbances have occurred at the two establishments since they have become "very popular with Stonehill College students" on Thursday nights, he said. Last Friday morning, shortly after midnight, police were called after a fight in Ho Yon that resulted in a broken window and the assault of a 20-year-old female, Krajcik explained. He said the incident was one of a slew of problems resulting at the two restaurants on Thursday nights and early Friday mornings. "This past weekend, it just became so apparent that there is a serious problem there that I asked that the …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Town meetings will be broadcast live on ECAT
Beginning this spring, you won't have to travel to Elm Street to watch the Board of Selectmen meeting as it happens. Easton Community Access Television is looking to broadcast government meetings live on Comcast 98/ FIOS 23, rather than recently recorded versions of the meetings. "The technology now exsists for us to be able to broadcast those meetings," ECAT Executive Director Jason Daniels told Selectmen Monday. "There are a few pieces of equipment that I would need to further purchase, but I wanted to get the OK to move forward." Selectmen unanimously agreed that it would be a good idea, giving Daniels the go-ahead to purchase the necessary equipment. For Daniels, one of ECAT's missions will be better achieved with live coverage of …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Happy Monday, Easton.
1. There will be a Easton Community Blood Drive today at 1 p.m. at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. For more information, click here. 2. The Planning Board and Conservation Commission are meeting tonight at 6:30 and the Board of Selectmen are meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Town of Easton Offices. Click on the attached .pdf to see the Board of Selectmen agenda. 3. There will be a book club meeting for the Ames Free Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here. 4. The Oliver Ames swim teams will be competing today against Medfield. To view our Tiger Tally, click here. 5. In case you missed it, Easton Police assisted in arresting a Norton man charged with assault and child pornography over the weekend. Click here to read about …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
An elderly Easton man is reportedly doing well after being rescued from an Elise Circle Fire earlier this month.
When Easton Fire Captain James Walsh and Firefighter Rick Salve arrived at the Elise Circle senior housing complex two Fridays ago, they knew an immediate response could mean the difference between life and death. A neighbor informed the firefighters that someone was still inside one of the smoke-filled apartments. "They began an immediate search for the victim in an extremely dangerous atmosphere," Fire Chief Thomas Stone told Selectmen Monday. "Without question they saved the victim's life." The victim, an elderly resident of Elise Circle's Building Six, who was found unconscious in the apartment, was immediately transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center by a West Bridgewater ambulance. He was later transported to Massachusetts …