Tuesday, March 12, 2013
State Rep Daniel Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate
The quest to become the "Washington outsider" representing the Republican Party in this year's Massachusetts special senate election was underway at Stonehill College Tuesday night when GOP candidates met in their first primary debate. "Electing either of the Democratic nominees would be a sign of 'surrender' that we have given up," State Representative Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk) said in his closing statement referring U.S. Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate, including Roe vs. Wade, gun control, immigration, social security, and the economy. The debate was …
A look at what is happening around Easton today
1. Trends in Travel at the Ames Free Library Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Ellen Paderson, who founded Smiles and Miles Travel, Inc. of Easton, MA, over 20 years ago, is delighted for the opportunity to discuss the world of travel. Ellen has traveled extensively and has first-hand knowledge of most popular destinations and cruise ships. She has won numerous industry awards, has earned many certifications, and is often quoted in national publications. Most recently, an interview with Ellen appeared in the travel pages of USA Today. www.smilesandmilestravel.com 2. Meet the Candidate: Dottie Fulginiti Tonight at Hibernia at 7 p.m.,The Committee to Elect Dottie Fulginiti invites all Easton residents to join us for a night of conversation and to share …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The White House released a "College Scorecard" after the President's State of the Union Speech last month.
Stonehill College in Easton is expensive, but most students graduate and few default on their student loans. Stonehill's data was released in one place last month after President Barack Obama highlighted an effort to quell the cost of college during his State of the Union Speech. The White House's "College Scorecard" assists parents and students in finding out "where you can get the most bang for your educational buck," according to the Huffington Post. The College Scorecard highlights five pieces of information: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, median borrowing and the rate of graduate job placement. With the exception of graduate employment, information on all of these areas was already available through several different …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The forum is set for Tuesday at Stonehill College.
The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate will face off for the first time Tuesday in Easton, according to the Boston Globe. State Rep. Dan Winslow, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will participate in an hour-long forum starting at 7 p.m. at Stonehill College. The debate will be live-streamed on WCVB-TV’s website. The three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the April 30 primary. The winner will take on the winner of the Stephen Lynch-Edward Markey battle on the Democratic side of the ballot.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A look at some available jobs around Easton.
Wednesday, February 6
Custodian at Stonehill College Position Summary Information Performs a combination of duties consisting primarily of cleaning assigned premises, furniture, and equipment in campus buildings Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and vacuums hallways, floors, stairways, and common areas of dormitories, townhouses, office buildings and other Campus facilities. Empties trash buckets, ashtrays, and/or refuse containers. Clean washrooms, bathrooms, showers, and related fixtures. Clean surfaces (e.g. walls, windows, ceilings, floors, tiles, stairs, entranceways, doors, etc.) using cleaning agents and/or equipment. Assist in receiving and moving packages, luggage, and/or supplies when requested. Move furniture and equipment as directed. Assist in maintaining …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A "gift in lieu of taxes" was increased from $20,000 to $30,000 this year, with a promise of future increases
The town-gown relationship between the Town of Easton and Stonehill College, which has been rocky over the last few years, is improving. Last month, Stonehill College presented a $30,000 gift to the town. The amount is an increase over previous years' gifts by $10,000. The college also said it would increase the gift amount in coming years ($35,000 next year and $40,000 the following year). Stonehill is allowing the town to use the money any way it chooses. "We’re very grateful of them for doing that," Town Administrator David Colton told selectmen last week. "This year is the first time they did not ask us to allocate it in any particular way." Colton said he plans to use the first $20,000 received in the same way it has always been used…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Co-owner Julie Andrews talks about how building loyalty in their customers has made them a mainstay in Easton.
Julie Andrews, co owner and operator of Andrews Farm and Bakery, has been making repeat customers out of the town for over 30 years. “Construction was really big at the time and I still remember someone bringing in a two-by-four with the list of sandwiches they wanted made,” she said. Andrews said she originally went to school at Stonehill College for Sociology and taught at Brockton High School for a number of years. At the time, she and her husband Robert had a dairy farm and sold raw milk, but thought opening a retail space may better suit the business. “It evolved into Andrews Bakery,” she said. Andrews said that despite moving twice ,she has seen some of the same customers at her store for decades. She thinks it’s the small touches …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A look at what is happening around Easton today.
1. Maplewood Children's Class Registration Registration for 8th Grade Children's Classes will be today at Maplewood Country Day Camp and Enrichment Center. For more information, click here. 2. Easton Flu Clinic The Board of Health has announced a second flu clinic on October 30, 2012. For full information please click here. 3. After School Art at the Children's Museum in Easton Every Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm starting on September 25, drop by The Children’s Museum in Easton to try out our new program, After School Art! You will get the chance to use a variety of materials and techniques to make cool projects like printmaking, clay sculpture and tie dye. By learning new artistic skills, you will have the chance to express yourself in …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Stonehill Senior Jessica Mardo recently blogged on the Huffington Post.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Stonehill College senior took to the Huffington Post to discuss voting amongst America's youth and college students. Concerned that too many young people do not go to the polls, Jessica Mardo recently focused her attention on the challenges to greater youth participation in political life. In her blog post, however, Mardo points to a Stonehill initiative that brings together the Martin Institute and campus political clubs. This week, they will open an advice center where students can register to vote, fill out absentee ballots and learn more about the political system. To read Mardo's full blog post on the Huffington Post, click here.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Notre Dame football team has long, strong ties to Easton.
Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame, Wake up the echoes cheering her name, Send a volley cheer on high, Shake down the thunder from the sky! What though the odds be great or small, Old Notre Dame will win over all, While her loyal sons are marching Onward to victory! Chorus from the University of Notre Dame Victory March This is the year, finally, that University of Notre Dame football is going to get back on track. Yeah, yeah, I know, the ND faithful — of which I am one — have been saying this for a while now. And during this long time in the collegiate football desert the Irish have given us some good starts — and then fell apart. But this year is going to different. Really. It was a big win for No. 20 ND on Saturday night in East Lansing …