Monday, March 11, 2013
A meeting will be held March 20.
Monday, March 11
The Town of Easton is looking for public input regarding its Main Street Revitalization Project. Easton officials hope to break ground on the first phase of the project by this summer. From the Town of Easton: The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on March 20, 2013 on plans to revitalize the Main Street area of North Easton Village. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street in Easton. Town staff and representatives from BETA Engineering Group will be present to answer questions and to get public input on current plans for the project, which include streetscape enhancements, pedestrian and parking improvements, new lighting and removal of overhead wires. The Town will be looking to …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
We asked Easton residents on facebook what they thought of the storm cleanup.
On Monday, Easton Patch took to its Facebook page to ask residents what grade they would give Easton for plowing streets after the Blizzard of 2013 and why. The reaction we got over the last few days has been mixed. While some commended Easton's plow drivers, others felt the job could have been much better. Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge told Selectmen this week that the 24 town-operated plows and 58 contractors were on the roads for 32 hours straight throughout the blizzard. "They did a tremendous job keeping the roads open," Partridge said of the DPW. "None of the roads were closed during the blizzard...Some roads were hit 30 – 50 times during the storm." Here is the response we got from residents on Facebook: Easton Patch What grade …
Friday, November 23, 2012
No hometowns are better than Easton.
On May 4, 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected prime minister of Great Britain. Prime Minister Thatcher would become one of the great leaders of the 20th century, and would be known as the “Iron Lady.” Margaret Thatcher's political mentor was her father. And, in an interview on the evening of May 4, 1979, following her historic victory, Ms. Thatcher said, “Well, of course, I just owe almost everything to my own father. I really do. He brought me up to believe all the things that I do believe and they're just the values on which I've fought the election. And it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.” Love all of this …
Friday, November 2, 2012
This week's Easton Town Crier
Friday, November 2, 2012
Reminder! All precincts in Easton vote at the Oliver Ames High School on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Polls are open from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. Your vote is your voice. Local Government News Special Town Meeting on November 19th The Town of Easton will hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 19th, 2012 at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm. To view the warrant, please click here. On November 6th Vote and Vax! The Easton Board of Health will be offering flu vaccines at Oliver Ames High School the day of the election, November 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Note that pre-registration is not necessary unless you want a child between the ages of 2 and 18 to have a dose of the Flu Mist. If so, please call the Board of Health at …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy put Easton at a stand-still and closed schools two days in a row.
5:00 p.m. Tuesday The following is a message from Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge: The Easton Emergency Management Team reports that the as of 4pm on Tuesday all roads are open in Easton and passable. Town Departments responded to over 230 calls for service from 6:00 A.M. on Monday through approximately 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday. Majority of the calls as anticipated were related to trees and wires down from the strong winds. There were several localized areas with flooding due to blocked culvert from leaves. No injuries or wide spread damage occurred, there were several homes damaged by falling trees. The outstanding issues from the storm remain power issues, tree calls and debris clean up. Response to the outages continue, and National Grid …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
With the regulation, the Board of Health now has the authority to issue a nighttime activities ban in public places.
The Easton Board of Health approved a Regulation Tuesday night that provides it with the authority to issue a nighttime activity ban in public places due to mosquito-borne illness such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile virus. The vote was taken after a spirited two hour public hearing that included arguments for and against the Regulation. Board of Health members Gil Heino and Scott Aronson voted 2-0 in it's favor and defended the Regulation against residents who felt it was an example of an "overreach." Board Chair Jennifer Nichols was not present at the hearing due to a previously scheduled vacation. Heino and Aronson were joined by Health Agents Mark Taylor and Kristin Kennedy, Town Counsel Jay Talerman and Massachusetts…
Monday, August 6, 2012
The chamber recently presented a check to the food pantry.
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Monday, August 6, 2012
Submitted to Easton Patch: On August 6 the Easton Chamber of Commerce president, Michael Asack, presented a check for $1,500 to the Easton Food Pantry. The donation represents a portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Easton held in May. The Food Pantry provides food for any Easton resident in need regardless of income. Pantry items and monetary donations are contributed by Easton residents, schools, churches, and other in-town businesses and organizations. Additionally in the summer months, locally grown seasonal vegetables are donated for distribution. There are over 20 community volunteers who gather on Mondays to help sort and distribute the food to the families. The Easton Food Pantry currently serves close to 60 families per …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Happy Friday, Easton!
1. Art Adventures at the Children's Museum in Easton Today at 10 a.m., enjoy an outdoor studio to bring out your inner sculptor and become nature’s artists. Participants will use found objects and materials to create a sculpture to take home. Guests will contribute to a collaborative sculpture that will stay on Museum grounds, make their own “Marble Art”, sidewalk chalk drawings, and more! Admission is $7.50 per person, members and children under 1 are free. 2. Tips for Staying Safe With EEE Want to make sure you're staying safe with EEE? Check out the town's website related to the subject by clicking here. 3. Easton Cemetery Commission to Meet Today The Easton Cemetery Commission will meet today at 12:30 p.m. Looking for the full town …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Follow the Town Meeting live, here!
Can't make it to Oliver Ames for the Annual Town Meeting tonight? No worries. We've got you covered. Follow our live blog and see how the town votes on the 49 articles in this year's Town Meeting Warrant. Just click on the black box above. If you have a question or comment, feel free to enter it in the comment box.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee have begun to provide recommendations for the articles.
When the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee hold a joint meeting on Monday night at the Town of Easton Offices, both boards will be in agreement on at least 11 issues. With Town Meeting scheduled for May 21, the boards have begun to vote on whether or not they will recommend the 52 warrant articles up for vote. So far, the Finance Committee has recommended all 25 warrant articles for which it has voted. 11 of those 25 articles were also voted on and recommended by the Selectmen. The first eight articles were unanimously recommended by both the Finance Committee and the Selectmen. Those include Article 1 Acceptance of Annual Reports, Article 2 Re-Authorization of Revolving Funds, Article 3 Elected Officials' Compensation, …