Easton Parks and Rec appointment surrounded by controversy

In a split vote, the Easton Board of Selectmen did not reappoint a Parks and Recreation Commission member and instead named a different person to the position. Robert Klem, who wasn’t reappointed, said he was unhappy with the decision. “I’m bothered,” he said after the vote at the Feb. 15 Board of Selectmen meeting. “I’m upset the town loses because of politics. It’s generally an automatic process.” Klem and two supporters were in the audience at the meeting but not allowed to speak, despite their requests, when the agenda item was under discussion. Public comments generally are restricted to a … Read more

Meeting schedule for Easton, Redding, Weston

Easton Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands, Town Hall Conference Room A. Redding Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m., BOE Facilities Planning Committee (special meeting), JRMS Library Reading Room. Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., motivational speaker and mental health awareness advocate, JBHS auditorium. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Zoning Commission, Town Hall Hearing Room. Weston Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Board of Selectmen (special meeting), Meeting Room. Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission (dog park public hearing), Meeting Room. Friday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m., School facilities, high school walk-through, Weston High School. Monday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Board … Read more

Schedule of events at the Easton Public Library

Easton Public Library schedule of events Tuesdays and Wednesdays Toddler Be-Bop (6-36 months), 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Preschool Story Time, 2:15 p.m. Thursdays Baby’s First Story Time, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (all ages), 4:15 p.m. Dr. Seuss-related crafts and stories. Easton Yarnsmiths, 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 Teen Advisory Group (grade 6+), 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5 Junior Book Club (grades 4-5), A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 8 Year of Wonders Book Discussion Group, America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray, 10:30 a.m. Irish Dancing Program (all … Read more

Property transfers for Easton, Redding, Weston

Property Transfers

The following is a list of property transfers for the month of January for Easton, Redding and Weston. Easton 39 Fairview Avenue, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Kenneth L. McCoy, $405,100. 26 Elm Drive, Richard A. and Janie L. Muir to Richard J. Adams and Debrah Farentino, $668,000. 36 Rocky Ridge Road, Bank of America, et al., to 36 Rocky Ridge Road LLC, $320,000. 100 Ferndale Drive, Harold and Linda Shaw to Christopher Sznopek, $595,000. 48 Reilly Road, Eleanor M. Baldyga to Leann Skalkos, $1.00. 48 Reilly Road, Leann Skalkos to Barrett L. Christie and Loria Elliott, $550,000. … Read more

Barlow play is entered in drama competition

Joel Barlow Theatre is presenting The Lark, directed by Diana Canova and student director Susannah Gregg, on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. The Lark is about Joan of Arc and ran on Broadway in the 1950s starring Julie Harris and Boris Karloff. Run time for the play is approximately 35 minutes. The Lark has been entered in the Connecticut Drama Association (CDA) annual drama festival, which will be held on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at O.H. Platt High School in … Read more

Police Log: Phone scams, theft from motor vehicle

Redding Phone Scam A New Fairfield resident reported receiving a phone call from the Redding police. The caller said the Redding Police Department was soliciting donations. The phone number of the person who called is 203-405-2958. Whitepages.com has a record of the phone number being a scam with 21 reports of fraud calls. There were 175 calls from this number and 104 searches on it. When police called the number, an answering machine picked up. Redding police are warning the public to be aware of this scam. Those who receive calls from anyone stating they are collecting for the Redding Police … Read more

Barlow community concerned with school security

A school resource officer does a lot more than just wield a gun, Joel Barlow High School parent Diane MacLean said at Tuesday night’s Region 9 Board of Education meeting. MacLean works as an SRO in a neighboring town. “It’s less about the armed security and more about the relationships and being proactive in the school to help the community be safe and feel that security,” she said. MacLean was one of about 50 parents, students and local residents who attended the meeting at Joel Barlow High School in Redding on Feb. 20, to voice concerns about school safety. While … Read more

Easton to be paid for decreasing energy demand

Solar panels behind Samuel Staples Elementary School will result in a financial windfall to the town of Easton.

The town of Easton can expect to be paid almost $14,000 over the next three years for decreasing demand on the region’s energy grid due to its solar panel array behind Samuel Staples Elementary School. Town officials called it a “no-brainer” to participate in the ISO New England program during a Dec. 15 presentation to the Easton Board of Selectmen by Bill Cratty, a senior technical sales associate for CPower, an energy management company affiliated with the ISO. “Some people call it free money,” said Cratty, explaining that the ISO’s Demand Response program rewards entities that make an investment to … Read more

Easton EMS provides standby coverage at rowing event

Easton Volunteer EMS members provided standby coverage at the Saugatuck Rowing Club  Connecticut Indoor Rowing Championship, which took place Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Easton Community Center. EMRs Christian Gutierrez and Kevin Martins and EMTs Assistant Chief Adam Goldstein, Andrew Tisdale, Mary Pat O’Neil, and Peggy Shukie treated two people for exhaustion, and gave out a few Band-Aids and ice packs. Sunday coverage was also provided by volunteers EMT Chief Carolyn Kearney and EMR Victor Malindretos, who covered two 9-1-1 calls in town. Easton Volunteer EMS welcomes new members and offers the EMT class and CPR certification. For more information, … Read more

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