May 7 - The Easton Recreation Department has announced Programming for Summer 2013. Please click here for details.
May 7 - The Town Pool will open on June 29, 2013. For information regarding programming and fees please click here.
May 6 - The Town Administrator has issued an updated Preliminary Budget Memorandum for Fiscal Year 2014. Please click here to view this update.
May 6 - Please click here for a draft warrant for this year's Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium on Lothrop Street.
May 6 - The Town of Easton Annual Town Report for 2012 is now available at the Town Offices and electronically online at this location.
May 6 - The South Coast Rail Easton Community Priority Area will be holding a public workshop on May 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Queset on The Pond, Community Room, 7 Roosevelt Circle (located behind the Stoneforge Grill) South Easton, MA 02375. Please click here for full event information.
May 3 - The Department of Public Works would like to say 'Thank you' to all 2013 Community Pride Roadside Cleanup Volunteers.
May 3 - The 26th Annual Canoe River Aquifer Awareness Day is May 18, 2013. Please click here for full event information.
May 3 - Beacon Communities will be hosting three public information sessions detailing information about renting an apartment at the Ames Shovelworks. Please click here for full event information and meeting schedules.
May 1 - The Town of Easton is accepting applications for numerous Boards and Committees with terms to start on July 1, 2013. Please click here for full information.
Reminder: The Annual Town Election and Special State Primary are both on Tuesday April 30, 2013. Voting will take place at the Oliver Ames High School on Lothrop Street from 7:00am to 8:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding elections or voting, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 230-0530.
April 29 - The South Coast Rail Easton Community Priority Area will be holding a public workshop on May 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Queset on The Pond, Community Room, 7 Roosevelt Circle (located behind the Stoneforge Grill) South Easton, MA 02375. Please click here for full event information.
April 26 - The Agricultural Commission invites you to join them for a ribbon cutting, Saturday May 11, at 9:30 at the new Wheaton Farm Community Gardens. Plots are still available; to sign up, call the Planning Department at 508.230.0630. Wheaton Farm Community Gardens Ribbon Cutting.
April 26 - As a way to help our residents protect themselves from identity theft and fraud, the Easton Town Clerk's Office is holding its 2nd Annual Shred-It Day on Saturday May 18, 2013 from 9 am to 12 Noon. A professional document shredding company will be on location at Town Hall, 136 Elm Street. All residents are encouraged to bring their items to be destroyed, at no charge! Please click here for full information.
April 25 - Please click here for information regarding the plant sale to take place at the ribbon cutting event for the new Wheaton Farm Community Gardens.
April 24 - The Easton Recreation Department is accepting applications for seasonal employment - for more information please click here.
April 24 - The Town Pool will open on June 29, 2013. For information regarding programming and fees please click here.
April 18 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Sharps Disposal Day is this Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 am to noon at the 130 Center St. Department of Public Works. Please click here for the flyer. Also this weekend is this year's annual roadside clean up! Please click here for full information.
April 18 - Envision Easton First Forum
The public is invited to participate in the Envision Easton First Forum on Wednesday, April 24 in the Richardson School cafeteria. Registration will take place from 6-6:30 and the forum will begin promptly at 6:30. This will be the first public input meeting in the Envision Easton process- the community’s first opportunity in over 40 years to create a town-wide comprehensive master plan. All ideas are welcome and everyone well be heard. Please click here for full event details.
April 17 - Please click here for a draft warrant for this year's Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium on Lothrop Street.
April 17 - The Water Division 29th Annual Open House is coming! Please click here for full event information.
April 12 - The 26th Annual Canoe River Aquifer Awareness Day is May 18, 2013. Please click here for full event information.
April 11 - The Conservation Commission recently adopted guidelines allowing the Commission to approve within a single meeting most septic system repairs that require a wetlands permit. Click here to view the guidelines. Residents contracting for a septic system repair are encouraged to share this policy with their engineers.
April 11 - The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Spring 2013 Track and Field. Please visit the Recreation Program page for more information.
April 9 - The Town Administrator has issued an update to the Preliminary Budget Memorandum for Fiscal Year 2014, viewable at this location.
April 5 - The Recreation Department is pleased to announce the opening day ceremony for Edwin A. Keach Park on Chestnut Street on April 6, 2013. Please click here for full information about this great event. A schedule of event activities is available here.
April 4 - The Recreation Department is pleased to announce that scheduling of the recreation fields will begin Friday April 5, 2013. Forms are available at www.easton.ma.us under recreation and at our office at 15 Barrows St. N Easton. Fields will be ready to use May 1st. Please submit paperwork by April 22nd for May - August use. Any questions please call the recreation office at 508-238-3084.
April 4 - The Original Easton Farmers Market marks its fifteenth season this year. To celebrate the Easton Agricultural Commission is announcing a contest to choose a logo for the which opens the new season on May 22nd. Click here for details.
April 4 - The Easton Agricultural and Conservation Commissions with the Friends of Wheaton Farm are launching the new community garden at Wheaton Farm. Plots are available and will be ready for planting on April 15, weather permitting. Water will be provided starting around May 1st and a new, convenient parking lot may open in late June. The gardens are located just off the access road the old Wheaton Farm parking lot just south of the junction of Bay Road and Prospect Street. For applications and additional information click here.
April 3 - The Town Administrator's 2nd Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Report is now available at this location.
April 1 - The Recreation Department is pleased to announce the opening day ceremony for Edwin A. Keach Park on Chestnut Street on April 6, 2013. Please click here for full information about this great event.
April 1 - Please click here for a draft warrant for this year's Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium on Lothrop Street.
March 27 - The Town of Easton will be hosting a public meeting on March 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Frothingham Hall, located at 15 Barrows Street, Easton, MA, to discuss the North Easton Village Infrastructure Project. Topics will include the construction schedule as well as betterment fees.
March 27 - The Easton Recreation Department is pleased to announce Spring 2013 programming. Please click here for registration information and sign up forms. Also announced is Spring Adult Golf with forms and information avaiable here.
March 25 - Bulky Item Pick up the Week of March 25, 2013. The “Bulky Item Pickup Week” provided by Waste Management for customers in the town’s program will be the week of March 25th. Please have your bulky item out at 7 a.m. with your regular trash on your regular pick up day. No scheduling is necessary. If you have any questions, please call the DPW at 508-230-0888.
March 21 - The Department of Public Works has announced this year's annual roadside clean up! Please click here for full information.
March 20 - This year's household hazardous waste collection day will be April 20, 2013. Please click here for the flyer.
March 19 - The Recreation Department is pleased to announce the opening day ceremony for Edwin A. Keach Park on Chestnut Street on April 6, 2013. Please click here for full information about this great event.
March 19 - The Original Easton Farmers' Market is returning for the 2013 season on May 21. Please click here for full information.
March 19 - 5th Annual Holiday Egg Hunt (ages 2-8) Join us Saturday March 23st for this exciting event. Hop over to the Town Offices 136 Elm St. and don’t forget to bring your basket for carrying eggs. There will be separate sections for different age groups and a special visit from the holiday bunny. The hunt begins at 11am sharp! In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sunday March 24th. Please call 508-238-3084 Saturday morning and check the cancellation line to see if the Egg Hunt has been rescheduled.
The cost is $3 per child. No advanced registration required.
March 19 - The Town of Easton Rabies Clinic will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013, behind the Police Station on Lothrop St. The clinic will be held from 9am to noon. Dr. Buffman from Lloyd’s Animal Medical Center will be vaccinating cats from 9 to 10am, dogs from 10 to 12 noon. The cost will be $10.00.A representative from the Town Clerks Office will be available for licensing dogs from 10am -12 noon. The cost for male or female dogs is $15.00, spayed or neutered is $10.00. Dogs must be leashed and cats should be in carriers or leashed.
March 15 - The Town of Easton has begun its LED streetlight replacement pilot program. Please click here for full information on this energy saving project.
March 15 - NOTICE TO EASTON RESIDENTS
During the month of April, the Water Division will be conducting its annual system flushing program to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water. The water may become discolored due to the heavy use so please check before using. If you have any questions, call 508-230-0850
March 14 - Bulky Item Pick up the Week of March 25, 2013. The “Bulky Item Pickup Week” provided by Waste Management for customers in the town’s program will be the week of March 25th. Please have your bulky item out at 7 a.m. with your regular trash on your regular pick up day. No scheduling is necessary. A list of acceptable items is available on the town’s website. If you have any questions, please call the DPW at 508-230-0888.
March 13 - The Easton Food Pantry is accepting sign ups for the Easter Dinner Distribution on Monday March 18. The Easter distribution for the Easton Food Pantry will take place on Monday March 25th and Tuesday March 26th. Please contact the food pantry at (508) 230-0670 from noon until 5:00 pm on Monday for more information.
North Easton Village Revitalization Project:
March 20, 2013 7:00 pm Public Information Meeting
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on March 20, 2013, 7:00 pm, on plans to revitalize the Main Street area of North Easton Village. The meeting will take place 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 finalize plans for this project over the coming months.
This is the latest in a series of projects aimed at revitalizing the Village area. It will complement current initiatives including the redevelopment of the historic Ames Shovel Works and the new wastewater treatment plant and sewer infrastructure that will serve a portion of the village. This project is being funded in part by $1 million MassWorks Infrastructure grant.
March 4 - The Town of Easton, in collaboration with the City of Boston and SeeClickFix, is pleased to release Commonwealth Connect, an application that allows citizens to report potholes, tree issues, and streetlight outages directly to the Town from their iOS or Android smartphone or from their computer! Please click here for more.
March 4 - Engineering and Environmental Services proposals sought. The Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals are seeking proposals from qualified engineering or environmental services firms to provide professional consultation services. The selected firm will review subdivisions and other site development projects to ensure State and local regulatory compliance associated with stormwater management, subdivision regulations, site development and wetlands protection. Click here for the full RFP and Scope of Services.
March 4 - 5th Annual Holiday Egg Hunt (ages 2-8) Join us Saturday March 23st for this exciting event. Hop over to the Town Offices 136 Elm St. and don’t forget to bring your basket for carrying eggs. There will be separate sections for different age groups and a special visit from the holiday bunny. The hunt begins at 11am sharp! In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sunday March 24th. Please call 508-238-3084 Saturday morning and check the cancellation line to see if the Egg Hunt has been rescheduled.
The cost is $3 per child. No advanced registration required.
February 26 - The Easton Recreation Department is pleased to announce Spring 2013 programming for Tennis and Tee Ball! Please click here for registration information.
February 19 - The Affordable Housing Trust’s Home Repair Grants Program assists homeowners with repairs to improve home safety, health, and functionality. See http://easton.ma.us/homerepair.htm for complete details. Eligibility restrictions apply. Applications must be postmarked by February 21 or hand-delivered to Town Offices by Noon on February 22.
February 14 - The Ames Free Library has been awarded the Commonwealth Innovation Challenge grant! The Library won a $40,000 award for its innovative plan to expand traditional services by creating a multiple-use learning hub at Queset House, a 19th century mansion owned by the library and adjacent to its main building. Click here for more information.
February 14 - The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District is happy to announce a logo creation contest. Please click here for details.
Important Information: Winter Storm Nemo
Easton Public Schools are OPEN Tuesday, February 12, 2013
- For the most up to date information during the winter storm please refer to the Town facebook page.
- If you need to report an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies or to arrange shelter, call 508-230-3323.To report power outages please call 1 800 322 3223, for wire down or electric emergencies call 1 800 465 1212 or 911.
- Easton Emergency Managment Team Situational Report #2
- To report power outages please call 1 800 322 3223.
- Situational Report from the Easton Emergency Management Team.
- The Easton Board of Selectmen declared a state of emergency for this community today at 11:30.
- The Easton Police Department have legal authority to tow cars parked on the street after noon on Friday due to the state of emergency. Please remove your cars from the roads.
- It is likely that during the blizzard there could be scattered power outages throughout town and power lines could come down on the roadways or on your property. Please call 911 for any power lines down to report them.
- Safe Generator Tips and Power Outage Tips
February 11 - Zumba with the Easton Recreation department is canceled tonight, 2/11/13. We apologize for the incovenience.
February 11 - REMINDER: AFFORDABLE HOUSING FAIR
The Affordable Housing Trust invites residents to attend tomorrow’s Affordable Housing Fair. Nonprofit organizations and affordable housing developers will be on hand to provide info. and answer questions about: affordable rentals (including Shovel Works); home ownership opportunities; home repair grants; preventing foreclosure, and more. Drop by any time between 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 (no sign-up needed). Location: Queset on the Pond, Roosevelt Circle (behind Stoneforge Grill on Washington Street). http://easton.ma.us/housingfair
Februrary 7 - Important Information from the Department of Public Works. The DPW is requesting that residents park their vehicles off the road as soon as the storm begins to enable the plows to clear the streets properly and push the snow back as far as possible. They would also like any obstructions such as basketball hoops removed from the public way.
Waste Management will be starting 1 hour early on Friday in hopes of completing the routes before the storm begins. Please have your barrels out by 6 a.m. on Friday or put them out on Thursday night to assist Waste Management in this process. The Department of Public Works phone number is (508) 230-0800.
January 30 - AFFORDABLE HOUSING FAIR
The Affordable Housing Trust is hosting an Affordable Housing Fair. Nonprofit organizations and affordable housing developers will be on hand to provide info. and answer questions about: affordable rentals (including Shovel Works); home ownership opportunities; home repair grants; preventing foreclosure, and more. Drop by any time between 5 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 (no sign-up needed). Location: Queset on the Pond, Roosevelt Circle (behind Stoneforge Grill on Washington Street). http://easton.ma.us/housingfair
January 29 - The Town Administrator is please to release his Summary Report of Financial Condition for the Town of Easton Fiscal Year 2012. Please visit this page for this report.
January 22 - Effective immediately, the Town of Easton now owns and maintains streetlights in Easton. Please contact the Easton DPW at (508) 230-0800 to report a streetlight outage or problem.
January 14 - Our Veteran's Service Office has updated office hours, now available five days a week. Click here for details.
January 11 - The Easton Board of Health will be hosting a seasonal Flu Clinic Thursday January 17, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This clinic will be appointment only . Click her for details
January 4 - 2013 Schedule for Waste Management pick up is available here.
January 3 - HOME REPAIR GRANTS PROGRAM: The Easton Affordable Housing Trust has launched the Home Repair Grants Program. Funds are available to assist homeowners with repairs to improve home safety, health, and functionality. Visit http://easton.ma.us/homerepair.htm for complete details. Deadline: February 22. Eligibility restrictions apply.
December 14 - ASSISTANCE FOR FORECLOSED HOMEOWNERS
Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore has funds available for homeowners who have lost their home to foreclosure. Please click here for further information.
December 12 - The Agricultural Committee is accepting volunteer applications. Click here to learn more.
December 11 - The Community Preservation Committee is now accepting applications for FY2014 funding under the Community Preservation Act. All applications should be submitted no later than January 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm to the Planning and Community Development Department., Town Offices, 136 Elm St. Applications received by this date will be taken under consideration for the 2013 May Annual Town Meeting. Click here for the application.
December 7 - the BOH announces additional flu clinic December 12, 2012. Please click here for full information.
December 4 - Click here for a notice from the Easton Water Department regarding an e. coli sample found in untreated well water.
November 29 - The Easton Lion's Club will be hosting their annual Holiday Festival on December 1st and 2nd. Please click here for full information.
November 16 - Click here for the November edition of the DPW's Safety Signal newsletter.
November 15 - For a list of the Articles and financial informaiton for the Special Town Meeting November 19, 2012 please click here.
November 14 - The Easton Garden Club is presenting the Easton Festival of Trees starting on Saturday, December 1st and running through Saturday, December 8th. Take an enchanting walk through the historical Quest House in downtown Easton to view 50 meticulously decorated Christmas Trees. The trees are generously donated by individuals, local businesses, organizations and schools. Click here for more information.
November 13 -
The Easton Conservation Commission and local volunteers have started phase 1 of an ambitious trail building project in the Clifford Grant Forest, and we need dedicated volunteers to continue in the trail building.
Sunday November 18 at 9:00AM Please click here for more information.
November 8 - There will be a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 19, at the Oliver Ames High School. Click here to view the warrant.
November 6 - Presidential Election results.
Reminder: The 2012 Massachusetts State Election is to take place on November 6, 2012. All precincts are to vote at the Oliver Ames High School on Lothrop Street from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. For more election information, please call the Town Clerk's Office at (508) 230 - 0530 or visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Election Information page.
November 2 - NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: The Town of Easton Department of Public Works will temporarily accept Storm Debris at the Prospect Street Landfill located at 114 Prospect Street on the following days between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM:
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9th
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th
Only normal Storm Debris consisting of limbs and brush will be accepted from Easton residents. No leaves or grass clippings will be accepted. Landscapers, tree companies, or commercial contractors WILL NOT be allowed to use this location regardless of where the debris was collected from.
This is a service for Easton residents to dispose of storm debris resulting from Hurricane Sandy. The Town will not be picking up debris from private property. Residents are asked not to drag debris to the side of the road. Storm debris determined to be from private property will not be removed. If you have any questions regarding storm debris, please call the Department of Public Works at (508) 230-0800.
November 1 - Vote and Vaccinate at the same time. The Board of Health will be offering flu vaccines at Oliver Ames High School from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday November 6. Click here for the flyer.
November 1 - Running Club for grades 6-8 has been cancelled for today Thursday 11/1/12. Grades 3-5 will still have Running Club today. There is a makeup day scheduled for grades 3-8 Thursday 11/8/12
October 31 - Updated press release from the Easton Emergency Management Team.
October 31 - The Conservation Commission meeting originally scheduled for October 29, and cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy has been rescheduled for Monday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. at 15 Barrows Street, Frothingham Hall.
October 30 - Updated Situational Report from MEMA - please avoid the listed downed power lines.
October 29 - A Message from Verizon: As Hurricane Sandy continues to move closer to New England and make landfall in the northeast, Verizon continues to take aggressive measures to prepare our network. We have been in contact with state emergency services and other utilities gathering information and coordinating preliminary crisis response. Verizon will continue to monitor the path of Sandy and stand ready to restore service to all customers who may be impacted by this storm. The following helpful information and Verizon contact numbers will help residents and your municipality deal with telecommunications related issues due to the storm. Verizon's toll free number 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) and website www.Verizon.com/support
October 29 - The Flu Clinic scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, at the Holy Cross Center has been cancelled. There will be a Flu Clinic held on Tuesday, November 6. Details as to location and time will be announced later this week.
October 29 - All meetings for tonight are canceled: Board of Selectmen, Conservation Commission, and Planning and Zoning Board have all been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.
October 29 - The following departments are CLOSED Monday, October 29 due to Hurricane Sandy: Accounting,
Planning, Council on Aging, and Recreation.
October 28 - ALL WASTE MANAGEMENT CUSTOMERS - all trash and recycling collection will be delayed one full day due to Hurricane Sandy. If your regularly scheduled pick up is on Monday, it will be on Tuesday, etc.
The Town of Easton Emergency Management Team would like to the following
Hurricane Preparedness Tips for the General Public:
- Stay informed by monitoring the storm via the media.
- Be sure to have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit in the event you lose power or are isolated for a number of days.
- Clear clogged rain gutters. This storm brings the potential for torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.
- Secure outdoor items such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys and awnings that can be broken or picked up by strong winds and potentially become a projectile.
- Elevate articles in your basement that could be damaged from even minor flooding.
- Keep your vehicles fully fuelled.
- Have a certain amount of cash available. If power is lost, ATMs may not be working.
- Check your medications and fill the prescription if needed.
Easton Residents are asked to only call 911 for emergencies, all other non-emergencies please use 508 230-3311, or 508 230-3322
October 26 - MEMA encourages smartphone users to download the free ping4alerts! app. This app is available free of charge for iPhone and Android phones and receives severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from MEMA based on the user's location. Learn more at http://www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp.
October 22 - The Town of Easton will hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium on Lothrop Street. For a copy of the DRAFT warrant, please click here.
October 19 - New Community Gardens are coming soon to Wheaton Farm. A public information session is being held Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am at the Bay Road Fire Station. Click here for more information.
October 18 - The Board of Health has announced a second flu clinic on October 30, 2012. For full information please click here.
October 16 - REMEMBER: Tomorrow is the voter registration deadline for the November 6th election. The Town Clerk’s office will be open for extended hours until 8 PM. For more information on voting visit the Town Clerk’s page or call (508) 230 0530.
October 15 - The Easton Board of Health has released a statement rescinding their recommendation of night time activity curtailment due to the first hard frost. Please click here for the release.
October 12 - Information on affordable homes available at Winterberry Hills available at this location.
October 2 - The Planning Board and Board of Selectmen are seeking candidates for the Master Plan Steering Committee. This committee will direct the development of Easton’s new comprehensive Master Plan which will lay out a detailed strategy for the town’s future. For more information, please click here.
October 2 - During the week of October 15, the Water Division will be conducting its fall system flushing program to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water. This program will take place in the southwest section of town; however the water may become discolored in all sections of the town due to the heavy use so please check before using. If you have any questions, call 508-230-0850
October 1 - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve a conservation restriction and historic preservation restriction on Langwater Estate that will be acquired by The Trustees of Reservations and Historic New England respectively. The conservation restriction protects the scenic quality of the land on both sides of Langwater Pond as viewed from the Governor Ames property which was recently acquired by the Trustees of Reservations. The historic preservation restriction ensures preservation of the Ames Gate Lodge, a national, as well as locally important landmark. To read more click here.
September 28 - This weekend on Sunday, September 30 join the NRT of Easton at the Sheep Pasture at 307 Main Street for their annual Harvest Fair. The Easton Board of Selectmen, Habitat for Humanity, and many others will have tables at the event. Click here for more information about this fair.
September 28 - The online Code of the Town of Easton has been updated and is now fully searchable and bookmarked. Please click here to view the Code.
September 27 - What can $120 buy you? Save money today with Easton's Waste Management.
September 26 - Please click here for an important notice from the Easton Department of Public Works regarding the repaving of Union Street beginning on October 1.
September 26 - The Easton Board of Health is pleased to announce that a Seasonal Flu Clinic will be held for Easton Residents age of 19 years and older on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Covenant Congregational Church Gym, 204 Center Street, North Easton, MA 02356. Please call Easton BOH at 508-230-0620 with any questions.
September 24 - The Board of Appeals hearing for 31 Williams Street, Comprehensive Permit #12-14, will not go forward tomorrow evening, September 25, 2012. Any questions can be directed to the Board of Appeals Office.
September 24 - The Easton Fire Department will host the annual open house Saturday, October 6 2012 at Station 1, 48 Lothrop Street at 1 PM. Please click here for full event details.
September 24 - Please click here to view important information from Columbia Gas of Massachusetts regarding fuel assistance for this winter.
September 23 - Please view our Waste Management page for information regarding proper disposal of yard waste.
September 21 - Senator Joyce will hold office hours on Monday, October 22nd from 9:00 am – 10:00 am in the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Room located at the Easton Town Offices at 136 Elm Street Easton, MA 02356. Click here for the full press release.
September 19 - The Easton Assessors’ Office will be closed on Friday, Sept. 21. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Those looking for property card information should click here. Maps are also available under Assessor’s Maps.
September 17 - The Easton Recreation Department has announced fall Tennis. Please click here for more information.
September 14 - Three (3) pools of mosquitos collected on September 10, 2012 have tested positive for EEE. The positive tests represent both a bird biting species and mammal biting species. The State of Massachusetts DPH is urging communities which have been designated at either “Critical” or “High” risk of EEE to cancel all planned evening outdoor events for the remainder of the season until the first hard frost.
September 14 - The Town of Easton is accepting applications for the Master Plan Steering Committee. Please click here for more information.
September 13 - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the fourth human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Massachusetts resident. Please click here for the press release.
September 6 - State Primary Election results.
September 5 - Please read this Important notice regarding E. Coli sample found in untreated Easton well water.
September 5 - The week of September 17 is bulk item pick up week for Waste Management subscribers. Click here for a list of accepted items.
September 4 - Don't forget, the 2012 Massachusetts State Primary is this Thursday, September 6. All precincts will vote at Oliver Ames High School on Lothrop Street from 7 am to 8 pm. For more information, please visit the Town Clerk's page.
September 4 - The Town of Easton is accepting applications for a qualified individual to fill the position of full time Planning Director. Please following visit the employment opportunity page for more information.
September 4 - Please note our office hours for the week of Labor Day, viewable to the left.
August 28 - Please visit the Department of Planning and Community Development's news page for important findings from the bicycle and pedestrian study conducted in colaboration with Mass DOT, among others.
August 28 - The Town Administrator is pleased to release his 4th Quarter report for Fiscal Year 2012. Please click here to view the report.
August 22 - Press release from the Department of Public Health regarding a decrease in mosquito population that took place after the second aerial spraying in August.
August 16 - Deadline to register to vote is Friday 8/17 at 5PM. This is the deadline for the Primary 9/6 ONLY! Nov 6 Registration Deadline is in October.
August 16 - Easton Recreation is proud to present the ever popular, kids favorite Toe Jam Puppet Band for a zany and exuberant FREE Family Concert in Frothingham Park on Wednesday, August 22nd at 5:00-6:30pm! Toe Jam offers children’s entertainment that families can enjoy together. Please click here for more information on this event.
August 15 - The Recreation Department announced today with great pleasure that the Children’s Playground at Edwin A. Keach Park, located on Chestnut Street, is open for public use. Like other parks in town, it will be open from dawn to dusk (with additional opening and closing considerations that will be posted publically). Please follow this link for more information.
August 10 - Easton Bond Sale Press Release available here.
August 10 - The state has scheduled another round of aerial spraying for the Town of Easton, scheduled for Monday evening, August 13, 2012. Spraying will begin at approximately 7:45 pm. PLEASE NOTE SPRAYING WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE IF WEATHER ALLOWS AND COULD BE CANCELLED LAST MINUTE. Click here for the full press release.
August 8 - The Board of Health will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Selectmen's Meeting Room, 136 Elm St., N. Easton on the proposed regulation "Containment and Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Illness."Comments may be sent to Mark Taylor, Health Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org and must be submitted by August 24, 2012.
August 8 - The state has scheduled another round of aerial spraying for the Town of Easton, tentatively scheduled for Monday evening, August 13, 2012. Spraying would begin at dusk, approximately 6:48 p.m. PLEASE NOTE SPRAYING WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE IF WEATHER ALLOWS AND COULD BE CANCELLED LAST MINUTE. Visit the Board of Health page for the most up-to-date information.
August 7 - Additional aerial spraying is planned for the Easton area "as soon as possible" to combat elevated risk. Click here for press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
August 7 - Moody's assigns Aa3 rating to Town of Easton's (MA) $7.7
million General Obligation Bond and MIG 1 to $580,000 General
Obligation BANS. Click here for report.
July 31: Important Press Release from the Massachusetts DPH Regarding a Reduction in Mosquito Population in Easton
July 31 - Please read this important notice from the Department of Public works regarding the paving of Holmes St, Linden St, Pleasant St, and King Ave, scheduled to begin August 3rd.
July 30 - Five Corners Update: The contractor is scheduled to install permanent traffic markings (lines and arrows) on Wednesday August 1st beginning at 7:00 PM. This work is weather dependent. Following the installation of the permanent markings the traffic signals will be fully activated by the signal subcontractor. Once markings and signals have been completely installed and activated the intersection will be able to function at full design capacity. The signals will then be closely monitored and if necessary the timing adjusted as needed.
July 26 - The Infractions will be playing at Frothingham Park on Wednesday August 1st at 5 pm. Click here for details.
July 24 - Visit the Easton Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, July 31 and stop by the Housing Assistance table! Learn about housing programs available to Easton residents, including home buying opportunities, affordable rentals, and help with the costs of your current home. The Farmer’s Market is held from 2:00 to 6:00 on Tuesdays near North Easton Savings on Depot Street. Rain date August 14
July 20 - For updated information on the Aerial Spraying, including changes to the spray schedule, please follow the this link to the Massachusetts DPH website.
July 19 - Important Press Release from the Massachusetts DPH Regarding Aerial Spraying to Commence Friday July 20. Click here for the Easton Board of Health's recommendations for preparations before the spraying.
July 18 - Due to the storms forecast for this evening, the paving contractor has canceled the paving scheduled for tonight (Wednesday July 18th). Paving will now take place Thursday July 19th and Friday July 20th beginning at 7:00 PM.
July 18 - Important Press Release from the Massachusetts DPH Regarding Aerial Spraying to Commence Friday July 20.
July 17 - In order to prevent unnecessary exposure to mosquitoes, the Easton Recreation Department is changing the start time of the Children’s Races to 6:00 pm starting this Thursday 7/19.
July 16 - Take part in our Waste Collection Preference survey online. Your answers will help us better serve Easton residents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/easton
July 13 - Paving preparation on Five Corners will be taking place this (Friday) evening beginning at 7:00 PM. Work will involve milling the transitions. The contractor is tentatively schedule (weather permitting) to pave the project on Wednesday (July 18th) and Thursday (July 19th). Paving will be done at night beginning at 7:00 PM to minimize disruption to the businesses and avoid traffic congestion.
July 12 - A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued seeking proposals from professional planning consultants to assist in the preparation of the Town's new Master Plan. Copies of the RFP may be downloaded by clicking here.
July 12 - In response to the statewide ban on sharps in household trash that went into effect July 1st, the Town of Easton has established a Residential Sharps Program to help residents comply with the new requirements.
July 11 - The Easton Recreation Department is pleased to announce the Summer Concert Series at Frothingham Park! Please click here for more information.
July 10 - The Town of Easton Affordable Housing Trust is now offering financial assistance to eligible homebuyers on a first-come, first-served basis. First time homebuyers and certain others may qualify. Please visit http://www.easton.ma.us/homebuyers for complete details and an application. Equal housing opportunity.
July 3 - In observance of Independence Day the Town Offices will be closed Wednesday July 4th.
July 2 -Due to a scheduling conflict the Children's Races at Frothingham Park scheduled for July 5th will now take place on July 12th at 6:30PM at Frothingham Park.
June 26 - Click here to view our new Waste Management information page.
June 25 - The Town Administrator's Goals and Objectives for 2013 are available online at this location.
June 21 - Fox 25 News will be visiting Easton on June 22 as part of its ongoing series, Zip Trip. They will be broadcasting live from Frothingham Park from 6AM – 10AM. This event is open to the public.
June 19 - County Executive Director, Julie Viveiros, of the Bristol/Norfolk County Farm Service Agency reminds producers that the nomination period for the County Committee election opens Friday, June 15. Request nomination forms from the local USDA Service Center or obtain online. Read the full press release here.
June 18 - A drug kiosk for disposal of unwanted medications is now available. The kiosk was obtained by the Board of Health through a grant award from the Massachusetts DPH. The kiosk is located at the Police Station lobby, 46 Lothrop St., and available 24/7. For more information, visit this page.
June 17 - Please join South Shore Habitat for Humanity on Thursday evening 6:30 pm, June 28th as they gather at the VFW Hall on Rockland Street in North Easton and learn about how YOU can get involved in the process of fundraising, awareness, the selection of our newest family and of course, building a house!
June 18 - A drug kiosk for disposal of unwanted medications is now available. The kiosk was obtained by the Board of Health through a grant award from the Massachusetts DPH. The kiosk is located at the Police Station lobby, 46 Lothrop St., and available 24/7. For more information, visit this page.
June 11 - Good Samaritan Medical Center and ENT Specialists present a FREE SCREENING for Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Wednesday June 27, 2012 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center 818 Oak Street, Brockton, MA. Space is limited and Pre-Registration is required. Please call the Steward Doctor Finder at 800-488-5959 to register for this FREE event.
June 4 - This Friday June 8th, 2012: the Town of Easton and Beacon Communities LLC invite you to join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of the Ames Shovel Works. This event is open to the public and begins at 10:00 am at the Shovel Works 50 Main Street, North Easton, MA. Click here for the press release.
May 30 - The Town of Easton Affordable Housing Trust is now offering financial assistance to eligible homebuyers on a first-come, first-served basis. First time homebuyers and certain others may qualify. Please visit http://www.easton.ma.us/homebuyers for complete details and an application. Equal housing opportunity.
May 23 - The Town Administrator's FY2013 3rd Quarter report is now available online at this location. Stop by the Town Administrator page to view our newly available Town Administrator TV episodes as well.
May 22 - The Town Administrator is pleased to release FY2013's budget memo with a balanced budget. Please click this link to view the memo.
May 14 - Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will start taking spraying requests on Monday, May 21, 2012. To see how to submit a request, please visit this page.
April 24 - Annual Town Election results.
April 23 - The Fiscal Year 2013 Preliminary Budget Memo Update is now available at this location.
April 11 - Help plan for improved bicycle and pedestrian access in Easton. Join the Planning Department and Old Colony Planning Council on April 24, 2012, at 6:00pm at the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall to hear about the Bicycle & Pedestrian Connectivity Study and to give input for improving bike and pedestrian access in town.Click here for more information.
April 5 - Our website is now compatible with the Google Chrome and the Apple Safari browsers!
April 4 -Draft Shovel Works Closing Documents are now available at this location.
March 28 - Homebuyer Assistance: Easton's Affordable Housing Trust is offering financial assistance to income- and asset-eligible homebuyers. Participants, who will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions). Please see www.easton.ma.us/homebuyers for complete details and an application. Equal housing opportunity.
March 27 - A draft of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant can be viewed at this link.
March 26 - A Silent Auction benefiting the Easton Food Pantry will take place Monday April 9 - 16th. Click here for more information.
March 20 - Easton's Water Division is pleased to announce it's 29th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Please click here for more information.
March 19 - Easton's Water Division has announced it's annual Open House. Please click here for more information.
March 18 - The Town Administrator's Fiscal Year 2012 Second Quarter Report is available here.
March 15 - The Easton Conservation Commission will be meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012 in the Mary Connolly room at 136 Elm Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please note this time is one half hour earlier than the time the Commission usually meets.
March 14 - A Rabies Clinic will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 46 Lothrop St., behind the Police Station. For details, including fee information, visit this page.
March 6 - State Primary Election results
February 17 - The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 21, at the High School Auditorium, at 7:00 PM. The warrant will be posted here at a future date.
February 17 - The Town Administrator's Summary Report Financial Condition of Fiscal Year 2011 is available here.
February 16 - The Recreation Department is pleased to annouce the third annual 5K for Recreation Road Race taking place Sunday March 18, 2012 at 9:30 am. Click here for the application form.
February 13 - The Departmental Goals and Objectives report for Fiscal 2012 is now available. Click here for the report.
February 12 - The hearing for the SouthCoast Rail ANORAD review before the Conservation Commission is being continued from February 13th to February 27th in order to finalize the Commission’s review of the wetland resource areas along the Rail Right-of-Way. The meeting on the 27th will be held at the Symmons Lecture Hall at the Oliver Ames High School on Lothrop Street at 6:30 pm.
February 9 - The Town Administrator's First Quarterly Report for Fiscal 2012 is now available. Click here for the report.
January 23 - Click here for the Special Town Meeting Warrant to be held on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oliver Ames High School.
January 3 - Town Administrator's FY2011 4th Qtr Report. This is a summary of departmental activity during the months of April, May, and June 2011.
December 15 - LAST CHANCE! HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - Applications due December 29 at 4:30 p.m. Financial assistance available to income- and asset-eligible homebuyers. Participants, who will be selected by lottery, must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions). Please click here for complete details. Equal housing opportunity.
December 15 - Flu Clinic for Easton Residents, Thursday, January 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For details and location, visit this page.
December 7 - Recreation Department Field Hockey Program for K thru 5th Grade.
December 5 - Board of Health: Public Health Fact Sheet on Meningitis
December 1 - DPW Department: Position of Special Equipment Operator now available. For an application, please visit this page.
November 28 - Easton Lions Holiday Festival Schedule - Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th
November 23 - Notice regarding National Grid using a helicopter to install conductors onto existing structures on Depot St. during the first week in December and continuing into February, weather dependent. Click here for more details on this project.
November 22 - Homebuyer Assistance Program, Information Session: Easton’s Affordable Housing Trust is offering financial assistance to income- and asset-eligible homebuyers. Participants, who will be selected by lottery, must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions). An optional information session will be held on Wednesday, November 30. Please click here for complete details. Equal housing opportunity.
November 21 - An affordable home is available to an income-qualified purchaser in the Winterberry development on Union Street. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click here for further information.
November 9 - INVITATION TO BID - The Easton Department of Public Works, Easton, MA (the Owner), requests sealed bids for Roof Replacement at Fire Station No. 3 and Appurtenant Work, Contract DPW 2012-9. Click here to see more.
November 8 - Register now for Recreation Department Winter Programs.
November 7 - The US Department of Homeland Security FEMA will be conducting a test of the National Emergency Alert System on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST. The test will be broadcast on all television and radio networks. See detailed information here.
November 7 - The Veterans Day Parade will take place on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. For details see the Calendar Parade details.
November 4 - Application form for CPA FY2013 funding is now available. Visit this page to access the form. Applications are due December 30, 2011.
November 3 - The Town is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Public Works. Please visit this page for detailed information and to access an application.
November 1 - Position of Citizen Business Advocate available. Applications due November 28, 2011. Please see this page for the job posting and application instructions.
October 25 - Homebuyer Assistance Program: Easton’s Affordable Housing Trust is offering financial assistance to income- and asset-eligible homebuyers. Participants, who will be selected by lottery, must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions). Please click here for complete details and an application. Equal housing opportunity.
October 24 - The Easton Board of Health will have a seasonal flu clinic for residents (must be 3 yrs or older) on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 225 Purchase Street. No Pre-registration necessary. Please call the BOH ( 508-230-0620) if you have any questions.
October 24 - The Easton Garden Club Festival of Trees will take place at the end of November at Queset House. For dates, times, ticket information, please see this flyer.
October 24 - On Saturday, November 5th Easton Residents are invited to celebrate the historic restoration of Unity Church of North Easton. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Unity Church (13 Main St.) and honor the individuals and community that contributed to the restoration. A self-guided tour and light refreshments will be available following the program. Questions, email email@example.com.
October 12 - The Easton Board of Health will have a seasonal flu clinic for residents on Wednesday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 225 Purchase Street. No Pre-registration necessary. For questions call 508-230-0620 or visit this page.
October 6 - Reuse of Closed Prospect St. Landfill. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall to discuss the potential reuse of a portion of this landfill. For details, click here.
October 3 - The Town of Easton is currently accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief. Please visit this page for details.
September 28 - The Easton Cultural Council/Ames Free Library Lantern Walk will take place this Saturday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m. The Walk starts at the Historical Society, 80 Mechanic St. For more information, click here.
September 22 - Reconstruction schedule of Prospect/Foundry St. (Rt 106) Intersection. Please note this schedule is subject to change.
September 19 - Fall Recreation Department Programs
September 19 - Lantern Walk rescheduled! The Cultural Council's Lantern Walk, co-hosted by the Ames Free Library, will take place on Saturday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m. For more details, please visit this page.
September 16 - Important Notice: Paving on Summer & Randall Sts. to begin Saturday, September 17th at 7:00 a.m. For more information on this paving, please click here.
September 16 - Easton Public Schools Calendar of Events (2011-2012)
September 15 - Updated Board of Health notice regarding EEE virus detection in mosquitoes collected from Easton during 2011. To see all mosquitoe related postings, visit this page.
September 14 - Volunteer applications are now being accepted for an opening on the Commission on Disabilities until 4:30 p.m. September, 20, 2011. For the volunteer form and more information, click here.
September 12 - The 100th Anniversary of the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park will take place on Saturday, September 17th. This celebration will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As parking is limited, shuttle service to/from the park will be provided at the Olmsted/Richardson School, 101 Lothrop St. A patriotic celebration with food, music, field events, and more. Please bring a donation for the Easton Food Pantry, the day of the event. For more information, visit this website.
September 12 - Former New England Patriots players will participate in a Easton Recreation Department Fundraiser's Alumni Charity Flag Football game on Saturday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Oliver Ames High School. Businesses and residents are being contacted for their support. For more information and ticket pricing, click here.
September 7 - Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the Board of Assessors, an elected Board, until Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m. The successful candidate will fill the vacancy until the next town election (April 2012). There are also openings on the Human Rights Committee. To access a volunteer form and to see other open positions, please visit this page.
September 7 - The Easton Interfaith Clergy Association will hold a 10th anniversary remembrance of the 9/11 attacks at Oliver Ames High School Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11th. You are invited to bring flowers, photos, and mementos of those who died in the attacks to place on a communal altar during the service. Names of those from our community who died in the attacks or in the rescue efforts will be read. Please email names to Rev. Tess Baumberger.
September 1 - Nationalgrid has indicated remaining neighborhoods in Easton without power should be restored today. If people are aware of any areas or individuals still without power they should contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212. Fire Chief Stone & Police Chief Krajcik have been working with the Nationalgrid liaison in an effort to coordinate efforts in Easton. DPW Director Southworth and staff are continually working to clear streets & debris.
August 31 - Town Hall is open today. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Water Division/DPW Department at Bay Rd. are also open for business. Council On Aging and the Recreation Department at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows St., are open, however currently there is no phone service at this location. These departments can be contacted via email.
August 25 - Town Administrator's FY2011 3rd Quarter Report. To see a report of town department activities during the beginning of this year, click here.
August 24 - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) changes EEE virus risk for the Town of Easton to "high."
August 23 - The Conservation Commission is hosting a workshop and field walk at the Clifford G. Grant and Wheaton Farm Management Areas to discuss forest stewardship and conservation practices on Saturday, September 17. The event is open to the public. Click here for more information.
August 18 - At the May 2011 Annual Town Meeting Easton citizens voted to adopt a bylaw to establish an Agricultural Commission. Applications for appointment to the Commission are currently being accepted. Visit this page for additional information. Volunteer forms are due Monday, September 19th by 7:30 p.m.
August 15 - Easton ranks number 43rd in CNNMoney's Best Places to live. Click here to see the report.
August 11 - The Gas Company will be replacing a 12 inch gas pipe at the Five Corners intersection (Rte 106 Foundry Street and Rte 123 Depot Street, South Easton) starting Friday, August 12th and continuing through next week. Major traffic delays should be expected due to this work and the ongoing reconstruction job. Motorists are asked to seek an alternate route during this period of road construction. Local businesses are still open.
August 10 - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton. Read the full notice here.
August 9 - The Fire House Study Committee report is now online. Click here to view the report and to see the recommendations of this committee.
August 9 - Mass Dept of Public Health Notice regarding West Nile virus (WNV) detection in a mosquito sample from Easton. Visit this Board of Health web page to see the full notice and to learn to how to avoid mosquito bites.
August 2 - A new “reverse 911” emergency call system is being implemented by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. The CodeRed system provides Bristol County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages throughout the county. As part of the setup and testing, there will be test calls made to residences and businesses in Easton on or about Wednesday, August 3rd. You can register your telephone numbers now by visiting this web page:http://www.pcsdma.org/CodeRED.asp. For more details, visit this page.
July 29 - The Town is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Assistant for Board of Health & Inspectional Services. Click here for more information.
Due to the extreme heat and weather conditions, the Children's Races at Frothingham Park scheduled for Thursday, July 21st have been cancelled.
July 20 - MEMA advisory regarding extreme heat
July 20 - Five Corners Construction Notice: Paving will occur Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. At times alternating sides of the roads will be closed, however, Easton Police will be allowing local traffic, including customers of local businesses, through detours.
July 20 - South Coast Rail Information: Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Certificate on the DEIS/DEIR
July 19 - Water Rate Study (June 28, 2011)
July 19 -End of Month events at Borderland State Park
July 18 - A major construction project at the Five Corners in Easton has begun. This project will last for over a year and motorists should expect delays. Motorists have begun to use Highland Street and Beaver Dam Road as alternate routes. Easton Police remind motorists these two streets are residential neighborhoods with 30MPH speed limits; police will be conducting traffic enforcement at these locations. Click here for more information on the project and to see the design of the reconstructed Five Corners.
July 11 - Alternate position available on Planning Board. The volunteer applicant will be fulfilling an unfulfilled term expiring June 30, 2012. The volunteer form must be received by Monday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m.
July 11 - Department of Public Works Highway Division Supervisor position available. Please visit this page for an employment application and instructions.
July 8 - Advertisement for bids: North Easton Village Wastewater Treatment Plant & Sewer Project, Contract 1
July 7 - Waste Management customers: a new wheeled 96-gallon “Single Stream Recycling Cart” will be replacing the small green recycling bins; see details here. Waste Management will begin collecting recycled items in this new cart the week of July 25, 2011. The current recycling bin or other containers can no longer be used after the July 25th start date of the new cart program. The 96-gallon cart will be automatically delivered to your home at no charge. Click here to review other improvements to the town's single vendor trash/recycling program.
July 8 - Advertisement for bids: North Easton Village Wastewater Treatment Plant & Sewer Project, Contract 1
July 5 - Borderland Park July calendar of events
June 24 - Residents are asked to comment on two proposed comprehensive permit developments: Sawmill Village and Welsch Woods. For more information and comment instructions, please visit this page.
June 21 - Currently there is an ALTERNATE position open on the Board of Appeals and on the Planning Board. Please visit this page for the volunteer form and to see other board/committee vacancies. Applications are due Tuesday, July 5th at 7:30 p.m.
June 15 - The Selectmen and Waste Management have renewed the Town’s preferred vendor trash and recycling contract with some major improvements. To read about the success in increasing Easton’s recycling rate and new features of the program, click here.
June 14 - For information on North Easton revitalization projects, including the Main Street streetscape improvements, the Shovel Works redevelopment project, and the North Easton Village Wastewater/Sewer project, please visit this page.
June 8 - To see the Draft Feasibility Report and implementation plan for the southeast region 9-1-1 program, click here.
June 7 - Recreation Department new summer programs. Register now for tennis/golf lessons, hip hop classes, science programs, art instruction, kayaking and other fun and educational programs.
June 6, 2011 - Effective Friday, July 1st 2011. If your Motor Vehicle Excise Bill is delinquent and has gone to WARRANT you will NOT be able to make your payment at Easton Town Hall. All WARRANT PAYMENTS MUST be made with the Deputy Collector for the Town. You may call them at 1-800-221-3401 or 1-781-944-8504. Walk-In Service is available at the following locations: 1) 59 South Main St, Assonet; 2) 40 Industrial Park Rd Ste 303, Plymouth (same building as the RMV), or 3) 34 Salem St, Reading.
June 6 - Mosquito Control Project: please visit the Board of Health web page for information on how to request residential spraying.
June 6 - Borderland State Park June events
June 6 - South Coast Rail DEIR-DEIS Town of Easton Comment Letter
May 25 - Registration for the Recreation Full-Day Summer Program has been extended to June 8th. Each session includes one field trip. For session dates and the registration form, click here. Also see this page for information on golf clinics and the soon-to-open Town Pool!
May 25 - A major construction project at the Five Corners in Easton has begun. This project will last for over a year and motorists should expect delays. Motorists have begun to use Highland Street and Beaver Dam Road as alternate routes. Easton Police remind motorists these two streets are residential neighborhoods with 30MPH speed limits; police will be conducting traffic enforcement at these locations. Click here for more information on the project.
May 25 - A vacancy currently exists on the Finance Committee. The successful candidate will fill the vacancy until the next town election in April 2012. The volunteer form is due Friday, June 3, at 12:30 pm. For the form and more information, visit this page.
May 23 - Memorial Day Parade
May 18 - Four affordable homes are available in a new development. Buyers must meet income and other eligibility requirements and are selected by lottery. Applications are now available at the Ames Free Library and Town Offices, 136 Elm St. For more information, click here or visit the Affordable Housing Trust Board's web page.
May 18 - South Coast Rail - Proposed Mitigation requests
May 18 - Applications are now being accepted for Recreation Department Seasonal positions. Click here for a list of available positions and to access an employment application.
May 18 - Water Restrictions: The Water Department would like to remind residents that currently Phase II is in effect. Phase II restricts water on an even/odd address basis. Please visit this page for detailed information.
May 10 - Fiscal Year 2012 Preliminary Budget Memorandum Update
with General Fund Revenue Projections & Preliminary Budget Summary,
dated May 9, 2011. To see prior memoranda for FY2012, visit this page.
May 10 - May, 2011 is Historic Preservation Month
May 9 - The Conservation Commission meeting scheduled for tonight, May 9th at 6:30 pm has been cancelled. All agenda items on tonight’s meeting will be rescheduled to the next meeting date, Monday, May 23rd. Please note the Conservation Commission meeting on Monday, May 23rd will be held at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows St.
May 6 - Warrant for Annual Town Meeting. Annual Town Meeting will convene on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium, 100 Lothrop St.
May 4 - Borderland Park May Events
May 2 - Notice of Vacancies - Committee/Board/Council volunteer positions with terms beginning July 1st, 2011. For a list of available positions and the volunteer form, please visit this page. Incumbents with terms expiring 6/30/2011 are open to reappointment and must also submit a volunteer form.
May 2 - The Fire House Study Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 5th at the Olmsted/Richardson Cafeteria, 101 Lothrop St., N. Easton. To learn about the committee's charge and see other upcoming meeting dates, click here.
May 2 - Public information session on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm at the Easton Middle School Auditorium; update on the North Easton Village Wastewater Treatment Facility and Collection System project. The meeting will also include a discussion on State grant opportunities to assist with the completion of the sewer project and related utility and streetscape improvements for North Easton Village. Questions, contact Planning Director Brad Washburn at (508) 230-0643.
April 28 - The Easton Recreation Commission is asking you to help fulfill the need that exists for playing fields. To learn more, visit the Recreation Department's home page or see Article 20 of the draft warrant.
April 27 - Annual Town Meeting will convene on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium. Click here for the Draft Warrant; please note this draft document dated 4/26/11 is subject to change.
April 27 - Due to new federal regulations concerning the creation of vital records, the Town Clerk will be suspending passport processing effective May 1. The office will continue to provide applications and assistance. Passport photographs will also still be offered.
April 27 - Official Results of April 26, 2011 Annual Town Election.
April 12 - Fiscal Year 2012 Updated Budget Memorandum, dated April 11, 2011. To see prior memoranda for FY2012, visit this page.
April 8 - Easton $1,390,000 General Obligation Bonds Net 1.668%. Prior to the sale, Moody's assigned a rating of 'Aa3' to the Town's Bonds. Moody's cited the Town's stable tax base, satisfactory financial position and a manageable debt burden as positive credit factors. The full press release can be read here.
April 8 - The Town of Easton is seeking qualified vendors to submit proposals for ambulance billing and collection services. A copy of the RFP may be accessed by clicking here. You may also contact Pam Berglund, Administrative Secretary, at (508) 230-0752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 7 - For details on upcoming April/May events, visit the DPW's event page. Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day is Saturday, April 16th and Community Pride Roadside Cleanup is April 16th & April17th.
April 7 - The Fire House Study Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 5th at the Olmsted/Richardson Cafeteria, 101 Lothrop St., N. Easton. To learn about the committee's charge and see other upcoming meeting dates, click here.
April 4 - South Coast Rail Information: To see recent reports and plans showing a North Easton station concept plan and Stoughton Alternatives Grade Crossing Locations, please visit this page. Public hearings will take place on Wednesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th; click here for time and location.
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March 30 - Request for Quotations for Auditing Services FY 2011-2013. The Town of Easton, Massachusetts invites qualified, independent certified public accountants, licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Mass, to submit quotations. For the full RFQ, please visit this page.
March 30 - Annual Town Meeting will convene on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium. To review the draft warrant dated 3/25/11, please click here. Please note this is a draft document and subject to change.
March 30 - Fiscal Year 2012 Preliminary Budget Memorandum
with General Fund Revenue Projections & Preliminary Budget Summary
dated March 28, 2011. To see prior memoranda for FY2012, visit this page.
March 28 - Registration is now open for the Recreation Department's Full-Day 2011 Summer Program. Call the Rec Department at (508) 238-3084 with any questions.
March 23 - The Army Corps of Engineers released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the South Coast Rail Stoughton alternative. Public comments are due to the EOEEA Secretary by May 27, 2011. Click here for to access the DEIS.
March 21 - The Water Division will be conducting its annual system flushing program during April to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water. The water may become discolored due to heavy use - check first before using. Questions? Call the Water Division at (508) 230-0850.
March 21 - Burning permits are now available at the Fire Department, Station 1, 48 Lothrop St. Permits are only valid between 1/15/2011 and 5/1/2011 and burning shall be between 10am and 4pm . For more information on obtaining a permit and other restrictions, visit this page
March 18 - The Board of Health has posted the following flyer related to the FDA, Japan, and imported food. Click here to learn more.
March 18 - Recreation Department Spring Programs and Adult & Youth Golf School. Visit the Recreation Programming page for registration information.
March 16 - Easton Lions Club 41st Annual Recognition Night is on Wednesday, April 27. To nominate an individual you feel deserves recognition and to access the form, click here.
March 16 - The Easton Cemetery Commission and the Easton Lions Club have joined forces and organized an Adopt-A-Cemetery program in town. This effort will match up individuals, families, and/or Easton organizations concerned about preserving Easton's history. This is a unique opportunity to maintain our cemeteries and preserve our heritage. Visit this page for more information.
March 9 - Easton Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be on Saturday, April 16th. See this flyer for hours and information as to what items are acceptable.
March 9 - Town Administrator's FY 2011 2nd Quarter Report now online. Click here to access this report. This report is a summary of department activities during October, November, December 2010.
March 7 - Recreation Department's Full-Day 2011 Summer Program
March 4 - Interested in Easton's future? In the fall of 2007 the Easton Board of Selectmen initiated a Community Visioning project, intended to promote individual and collective thinking about Easton's future. Please join us on Wednesday, March 16th at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall at 6:30 pm for a presentation on the final Community Visioning Plan. To learn more about the presentation and to see the final report, please visit this page.
March 1 - Town Manager TV: Town Administrator David Colton has completed a series of programs televised by ECAT. To view past episodes featuring the Town Administrator answering general questions from citizens or discussing a specific topic, please visit this page.
February 18 - An internship opportunity is available in the the Department of Planning and Community Development. Visit this page to learn about more this part-time position.
February 17 - The Agricultural Steering Committee is holding a public information session on forming an Agricultural Commission March 9, 2011 at 6:30 p.m at Frothingham Hall. Click here for more information about Agricultural Commissions.
February 17 -Queset Commercial District - Property and Business Owner Meeting. The Dept. of Planning and Community Development is hodling an informal meeting to discuss long term planning opportunities and challenges along the Route 138 and Route 123 Corridor on February 28 at 3:30pm, at Frothingham Hall. Click here for more details.
February 16 - Road Race for Recreation: Sunday, March 6, 2011. Support our Recreation Department by participating in a road race for all ages and abilities. Click here for more details and to register.
February 15 - The Easton Assessors' Office is in the process of doing cyclical inspections of real estate properties throughout the town, as well as inspections for building permits and new sales. The inspections will be done during the next several months with inspectors going door-to-door. For information on the procedure related to the inspection of your home, please visit the Assessors' web page.
February 15 - Request for Proposals- Historic Property Surveys. The Historical Commission seeks proposals for historic property surveys. Submittals must be received at the Easton Town Offices by 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Danielson at email@example.com or 508.230.0641. Click here for the RFP.
February 14 - Recreation Dept. March Programs! Multisport (Grades 3 - 5); Girls Volleyball (Grades 6 -8); and March Madness Basketball (Grades 6 - 8). Visit the Recreation Programming page for registration forms.
February 10 - State Rep Angelo L. D'Emilia (who represents Easton Precinct #6) will be meeting with constituents on Friday, February 18th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Council On Aging, Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows St., N. Easton. No appointment needed.
February 9 - The Easton Board of Assessors reminds Easton businesses that they must file a Form of List reporting all personal property each year. In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59, Section 29, all taxable tangible personal property owned by businesses shall be listed on a Form of List and returned to the Assessors' Office by March 1, 2011. Click here to access the form.
February 8 - Fire House Study Committee - two positions available. Interested citizens should visit this page and review the Town Administrator's Fire House Staffing memo to understand the charge of this committee. Volunteer applications for the positions are due Tuesday, March 1st at 4:30 pm.
February 4 - Public Safety Advisory on Potential Roof Collapses - danger associated with heavy snow loads on roofs.
February 3 - Town Administrator's FY 2011 1st Quarter Report now online. Click here to access this report. These quarterly reports are a summary of individual quarterly reports submitted by department heads.
February 1 - Due to this winter storm, Waste Management will NOT be collecting trash on Wednesday, February 2nd. If you are normally scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, your trash will be collected on the day following your regular collection day.
February 1 - Council On Aging February Newsletter
January 31 - Residents are being asked to clear fire hydrants of snow in case of emergency. Heavy snow can make fire hydrants inaccessible, creating a potential hazard if they are needed to fight a fire. A six-foot clear space around the circumference of the hydrant will help reduce the time it takes firefighters to hook up hoses if a fire occurs in your neighborhood or at your business. The best time to shovel out a hydrant is after the streets are plowed, before snow accumulates and freezes.
January 26 - On Monday, January 31, the Zoning Subcommittee of the Planning and Zoning Board will be discussing proposed zoning bylaw changes related to building height and signage. The meeting will follow the regularly scheduled 6:30 pm Planning and Zoning Board meeting in the Selectmen's Meeting Room, Town Hall, 136 Elm St. If you have any questions please contact Brad Washburn at 508-230-0643; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 20 - Volunteer position available on the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board for a term ending June 30, 2012. The Volunteer Form is due Friday, February 18th at 12:30 pm. For more information on this position and to access the volunteer form, please visit this page or contact Tim Harrigan via email or call (508) 230-0645.
January 14 - Tee-Ball & Pre-Baseball 2011 registration. Please visit this page for the registration form and information on this program.
January 13 - Fiscal Year 2012 Preliminary Budget Memorandum with General Fund Revenue Projections & Preliminary Budget Summary, dated January 6, 2011
January 11 - Town Administrator's November 2010 Report on Department FY2010 Goals & Objectives and Department Goals & Objectives for FY2011
January 11 - Waste Management will NOT be collecting trash on Wednesday, January 12th due to the winter storm. If you are normally scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, your trash will be collected on the day following your regular collection day.
January 10 - New assessed values for fiscal year 2011 for all Easton properties are now available. Values also appear on the third quarter actual bill mailed on January 1st. Directions as to how to use the online database and obtain property information may be found by visiting the Assessors' web page.
January 6 - A Seasonal Flu Clinic for Easton Residents 3 yrs and older will take place on Monday, January 10th, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Pre-Registration is required: Call (508) 230-0620. For more information visit the Board of Health's web page.
December 29 - The Town of Easton is seeking proposals for Valuation Services. For more information and to download the RFP, click here.
December 27 - Waste Management is delaying trash pick-up one day and will be picking up Tuesday-Friday this week due to the storm.
December 17 - Easton receives "Green Community" designation from State. Easton is now eligible for $168,300 in grants & funding for local renewable power and energy efficiency projects that will advance both municipal and state clean energy goals. Read more here.
December 17 - Town Administrator's FY2010 4th Quarter Report
December 15 - The Planning & Community Development Department has published a brochure for citizens looking for housing assistance. To access this document, click here or visit the Financial Assistance web page. Call (508) 230-0501 or 230-0645 if you would like to receive a hard copy in the mail.
December 13 - Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency website for winter weather alerts
December 9 - Seasonal Flu Clinics for Easton Residents 3 yrs and older will take place on December 21st and December 27th. For more information click here or visit the Board of Health's web page.
December 7 - The Community Preservation Committee is accepting proposals for projects under the Community Preservation Act for the fiscal year 2012, for consideration at the May, 2011 Annual Town Meeting. An Application may be obtained at the Planning & Community Development Office, 136 Elm St. 2nd Floor, or click here to access the form and for additional information. Applications are due Jaunary 15, 2011.
December 3 - Town of Easton 2011 Election Calendar. Nomination papers for Town offices available on January 3, 2011.
December 2 - The Board of Selectmen is accepting volunteer applications for the Easton Historical Commission. The Volunteer Application form is due by 12:00 pm Friday, December 3, 2010. To access this form, click here or see the "Volunteer for Boards/Committees" link under "Quick Links" on your left. For more information, please contact Stephanie Danielson at (508) 230-0641.
November 23 - Easton Lions 24th Annual Holiday Festival
November 22 - Nominations due December 3rd for Easton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Citizen of the Year.
November 19 - Recreation Department Winter Programs
November 16 - Department of Water Division - Invitation to Bid Annual Supplies, Fiscal Year 2011 to Supply & Deliver Cold Water Meters. Click here for bid information and notice.
November 16 - 11/15/10 Special Town Meeting Warrant Results
November 16 - Flu Clinic for Easton Adult Residents on Thursday, December 2nd. See this flyer for more information or visit the Board of Health flu web page.
November 9 - Volunteer Applications are now being accepted for the Agricultural Steering Committee. Applications due by 7:30 pm, Monday, November 29th. For more information on the three available positions, please click here.
November 9 - The EASTON Conservation Commission welcomed new tenants at the Tufts Farm. Click here for the story.
November 9 - Repairs to the Ames Long Pond Dam to bring it into compliance with the Office of Dam Safety standards have been completed. Click here to review the as-built report.
November 8 - Open Meeting Law Open Government Committee Agenda for 11/10/10 meeting
November 3 - Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11th begins at 11:00 am. The parade will gather at Washignton Plaza, continue on Main St., and disband on Mechanic Street. See this notice for more information.
November 2 - View the Massachusetts State Election results for Easton.
October 27 - Tuesday, November 2nd is the State Election. All voting takes place at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. Polls open 6am and close at 8:00 pm. Click here to see a sample ballot for your precinct. For more information, click here to read Tips for Voters. For access to an absentee ballot application, please visit the Town Clerk's web page.
School will begin for all high school & middle school students at 9:45 am on Tuesday, Nov 2nd. Because of the delayed start, students who take the bus must arrive at their bus pick-up locations two hours & fifteen minutes later than their regular bus pick-up time. For more information, click here.
October 27 - Stonehill College Easton Appreciation Day is on Saturday, Nov. 6th. Family-friendly activities, Football game between the Stonehill College Skyhawks & the Assumption College Greyhounds. Admission is free for Easton residents. For more information, see this flyer.
October 27 - Warrant for Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 15, 2010. A Special Town Meeting will convene at 7:00 pm on November 15th in the High School Auditorium, 100 Lothrop St., N. Easton.
October 25 - DCR Historic Curatorship Program - The Department of Conservation and Recreation has issued an RFP inviting proposals for the rehabilitation, reuse and maintenance of the Wilbur Farmhouse at Borderland State Park. Click here for additional information.
October 22 - Easton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic for high risk individuals
October 20 - On Voting Day, November 2, school will begin for all high school & middle school students at 9:45 am. Because of the delayed start, students who take the bus must arrive at their bus pick-up locations two hours & fifteen minutes later than their regular bus pick-up time. For more information, click here.
October 18 - Draft Warrant for Special Town Meeting. A Special Town Meeting will convene at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 15th 7:00 in the High School Auditorium, 100 Lothrop St., N. Easton. Please note this is a draft document.
October 13 - Minutes from the Open Government Open Meeting Law Committee's 9/22/10 meeting.
October 13 - The Town will be holding a second public information session on the North Easton wastewater treatment facility and collection system on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00 pm at the Olmsted/Richardson School Cafeteria, 101 Lothrop St. This session is being held in order to receive public input, give residents a progress update, and to answer questions. To see a PowerPoint presentation along with a summary Q & A from the October 7th session, please visit this page.
October 12 - Tuesday, November 2nd is the State Election. All voting takes place at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. Polls open 6am and close at 8:00 pm. Click here to see a sample ballot for your precinct. For more information, click here to read Tips for Voters. For access to an absentee ballot application, please visit the Town Clerk's web page.
October 12 - The Easton Historical Commission announces its Photography Competition for Easton residents. Entries must be received between October 25th and November 25th. The winners of the competition will be announced on December 5th along with the Historical Commission's Preservation Award recipients. Click here for more information.
October 5 - Public Notice - Eighth Edition of the Massachusetts Commercial Building Code
October 5 - The Open Government Open Meeting Law Committee will be holding its second meeting on Thursday, October 7th at 9:30 am. Click here to see the agenda.
September 30 - A free Health Promotion Clinic will be held on Monday, October 18th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows St., N. Easton. The clinic will provide total cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar screenings. Open to Easton residents 20 yrs & older. Limited space, no walk-ins. Call 238-3160 for an appointment. See this flyer for more information.
September 29 -Reminder from Town Clerk re: Tuesday, November 2nd State Election. All voting takes place at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. Polls open 6am and close at 8:00 pm. Click here to see a sample ballot for your precinct. For more information, including access to an absentee ballot application, please visit the Town Clerk's web page.
September 28 - The Town will be holding a public information session on the design of the N. Easton wastewater treatment facility and collection system on Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 pm at the Olmsted/Richardson School Cafeteria, 101 Lothrop St. The goal is to provide residents in the district with a progress report, answer questions, and receive public input. For additional information on proposed sewer in Easton, click here.
September 28 - The CPA Committee will have an opening as of November 1, 2010. The individual appointed to this position will fulfill an unexpired term, ending June 30, 2011. Volunteer applications must be received by 12:30 pm, Friday, October 22, 2010. To access the volunteer form, please visit this page.
September 27 - Residents are invited to share ideas and suggestions at a meeting to discuss updates to Easton’s Housing Production Plan. The new plan will: guide efforts to promote housing options; state a vision for future development in Easton; and offer the Town the possibility of more control over affordable housing projects. The meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., Selectmen's Meeting Room, 136 Elm St. Please contact Tim Harrigan with any questions: 508-230-0645 or email@example.com.
September 27 - The state’s new Safe Driving Law takes effect September 30th. The law prohibits using mobile devices to text while driving, reading or sending emails while driving and accessing the internet while driving. Operators 18 yrs. & older may make or receive a phone call as long as one hand is on the steering wheel. Junior operators are prohibited from using mobile devices while driving. For a summary of the Safe Driving Law, click here.
September 23 - Town Administrator's FY 2010 3rd Quarter Report. Click here to read a summary of town department activities from January to March 2010. Other reports may be found by visiting the Town Administrator's web page.
September 23 - The Easton Cultural Council is now accepting applications for FY 2011 grants and will be awarding a total of $4800. Applications must be submitted to Easton Cultural Council, Town Hall, 136 Elm St., N. Easton, MA 02356 & be received or postmarked by October 15, 2010. Download an application by visiting the Easton Cultural Council's webpage. Applications may also be picked up in the front lobby of Town Offices, 136 Elm St., N. Easton or at the Ames Free Library, 53 Main St
September 21 - The Clerical Staff of the Planning & Community Development Department, Pam Almeida and Randi Graham, have moved to the 2nd Fl at Town Hall (near the mail room). Please see Pam or Randi on the 2nd Fl. if you are submitting filings or have a general inquiry. The remainder of the Department, Land Use Agent Stephanie Danielson, Community Planner Tim Harrigan, and Planning Director Brad Washburn are located on the first floor. (Enter the building and take a left and follow the corridor to the end of the hall).
September 21 - Chapter Land Application Deadline: The Easton Assessor’s Office is reminding those that file annually for the Chapter Land exemption that 2012 Chapter Land applications must be filed by Oct. 1, 2010. Failure to submit application on time could result in loss of the exemption. Those with questions on Chapter Land or Chapter Land applications should call the Assessor’s Office at 508-230-0520.
September 16 - Recreation Department Fall Programs
September 15 - The Open Government/Open Meeting Law team was recently formed and assigned the task of reviewing current town procedure & practice related to the recently revised Open Meeting Law. The goal is to produce a policy and guideline which will enable the town's boards/committees to apply the Open Meeting Law in a uniform and consistent matter ensuring the continued openness and transparency of Easton Town government. Click here to see the first meeting agenda.
September 15 - The Town of Easton is seeking proposals for the procurement of Town Counsel services from an experienced and reputable firm. Deadline for submission is October 13, 2010 at 10:30 am. To access the full RFP, click here.
September 15 - View the Massachusetts Primary Election results for Easton.
September 15 - Mass Municipal 8th Annual Calendar Photography Contest. This year's theme is "Massachusetts 1,000 Great Places." If you have a picture you would like to submit of Easton's Great Places: the Ames Free Library, Children's Museum of Easton, Borderland Park, please click here.
September 13 - Voting for the State Primary is Tuesday, September 14th. All voting will take place at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. from 7:00am to 8:00 pm.
September 9 - Easton Lions Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 11th
September 8 - Tickets are still available for the Easton Recreation Department Boston Red Sox Alumni Softball Game: See former Red Sox players take on a team of OA High School baseball and softball players! This fundraiser for the Rec Dept. will take place at Frothingham Park Saturday, September 11th at 5PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance with a donation to the department or on game day at the event. Concessions will also be sold. Bring a blanket/lawn chair; seating is limited. Call the Rec Department at 508-238-3084 for more information.
September 8 - H.U.G.S.II will hold its Annual Walk for Family Safety on Saturday, October 16th. HUGS is a multi-faceted non-profit organization that educates communities about domestic violence programs while assisting victims and their families. Funds raised at the walk support the Easton after school Homework Club. To register a team, walk as an individual, sponsor a walker or make a financial contribution, please click here.
September 8 - Mass DEP Notice on using fewer disposable bags and recycling information. See the DPW's Green page.
September 8 - Senator Brian A. Joyce will hold office hours in Easton on Wednesday, September 15th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Selectmen's Meeting Rm., 1st Fl, 136 Elm St. No appointment needed.
September 2, Thursday 2:15 pm:
Hurricane update from Fire Chief Tom Stone
September 2 - Senator Thomas P. Kennedy will hold Easton Office Hours on Tuesday, Sept 7, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Selectmen's Office, 1st Fl., 136 Elm St. No appointment is needed.
August 25 - Town Administrator FY 2011 Goals & Objectives
August 24 - Town Administrator's Report to the Board of Selectmen on FY 2010 Goals & Objectives
August 24 - Alternate position open on the Planning & Zoning Board & position available on the Historical Commission. Volunteer Application due Tuesday, September 7th. To access the required volunteer form and to see other committee/board openings, click here.
August 18 - Mass Dept of Public Health announces that on August 16, 2010 EEE virus was detected in mosquitoes in Easton. The species detected feeds mostly on birds and is not thought to be attracted to mammals. Click here for the Board of Health Notice.
August 18 - Easton Cultural Council's first Annual Lantern Walk, Saturday, August 28th. Lantern workshops start today, August 18th. This is a family event. The Walk will start at 6:30 pm from the Easton Historical Society, 80 Mechanic St. & end at Queset Garden behind the Ames Free Library. Entertainment & Refreshments after the Walk. Click here to see dates/times for the free lantern making workshops.
August 11 - South Coast Rail Station Visioning Session in Easton on Thursday, August 19th, 6:30 pm at the Easton Middle School, 98 Columbus Ave., N. Easton. If the South Coast Rail route through Easton is chosen, a station could be located near Roche Bros. plaza. For more information, see this flyer or visit the South Coast Rail website.
August 10 - The Easton Recreation Dept. is currently conducting a local fundraising event. Residents are being contacted to sponsor and support the Red Sox Alumni Softball Game, Saturday, September 11th at 5:00 pm, Frothingham Park. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support after-school programming, the Town Pool, and the many other programs the Rec Department offers through the year. Read more about this event and how you can support the Easton Recreation Department.
August 8 - Fall 2010 State Primary & State Election Calendar. For more information, including access to an absentee ballot application, please visit the Town Clerk's web page.
August 8 - State announces Aerial Spraying for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Southeastern MA has been completed.August 6 - The state has indicated that mosquito spraying will take place tonight, Friday August 6, from 8pm to 3am in Easton. A section of Easton is expected to be sprayed Friday evening. The ability to complete the aerial spraying is dependent on the weather. Please refer to the Mass Dept. of Public Health's website for more information and updates or call the 211 state dedicated line or 1-866-627-7968. Click here to see the area expected to receive spraying (list of streets). Additional information on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and on Anvil spraying can be found on the Board of Health's website. Information on how to place an individual request for spraying (non aerial) can also be found on the Board of Health's website.
August 4 - Due to anticipated poor weather conditions Aerial Spraying is CANCELLED for tonight, Wednesday, August 4th. Weather forecasts for tomorrow look more promising but remain tentative. A decision to spray tomorrow evening, Thursday, August 5th, will not be made by state officials until 3:30 pm Thursday, August 5th. Updates will be provided by the Easton Board of Health as soon as they are received. Click here for information on Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
August 3 -Announcement of Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes to begin Wednesday, August 4th (after dusk) - target area to include section of Easton. Click here to see the area expected to receive spraying (list of streets). Updates will continue to be provided when received. Additional information can be found on the Board of Health's website.
August 3 - The installation of Easton's Solar Photovoltaic Array at the Water Dept. is now complete. This is the Town's first municipal renewable energy facility. The array will send solar generated energy into the electric grid. For more information on this project, click here. Or visit the DPW's Green web page to learn about other efforts to make Easton a greener community.
August 3 - Alternate position open on the Planing & Zoning Board. Volunteer Application due Tuesday, September 7th. To access the required volunteer form and to see other committee/board openings, click here.
August 2 - Mass Dept of Public Health information on target aerial spraying (indicating some of Easton is targeted for spraying). Also read an earlier annoucement on spraying: Mass Dept of Public of Health update on aerial spraying. For information releated to Anvil Spraying to reduce the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) see this FAQ sheet. Additional information can be found at at the Board of Health's website.
July 30 - Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Alert Level raised in Southeastern MA. Easton's alert level has been raised to moderate. For more information including a public health fact sheet, repellent information, and instructions on how to request spraying, visit this page.
July 27 - The Easton Youth Soccer 17th Annual Golf Tournament & Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, August 22nd. To register see this flyer or to sponser a hole email Robert MacLennan, Vice President, EYSL.
July 26 - Easton Lions Club Free Wednesday Summer Concerts at Yardley/Wood/Center School Rink
July 26 - Borderland Park August 2010 Events
July 26 - Strike Out Cancer Day, Sunday August 22nd 5:05 pm Brockton Rox Campanelli Stadium.
July 22 - "Town Manager TV" will begin airing on Monday, August 2nd at 9:00 pm. Town Administrator David Colton will discuss important town issues and respond to citizen questions. This half hour program will be taped weekly and citizens may email questions to: QuestionsforColton@easton.ma.us We will not use your name on air, but please include your name when emailing a question. For more information, including program viewing times, click here.
July 19 - Expanded shuttle transportation services for Easton residents 18 and older. Local shopping and transportation to Stoughton MBTA station. See this flyer or call the Council on Aging at 238-3160 for more information.
July 14 - Comment Letter from Board of Selectmen to MassHousing 40B Project Coordinator re: proposed project at 31 Williams St.
July 9 - Town welcomes new Planning Director, Bradford Washburn and Community Housing Planner, Timothy Harrigan
July 9 - Learn about Easton's Recreation Areas. Wednesday, July 21, 7:00 pm at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows St. The Easton Conservation Commission & the Recreation Commission will host an informational meeting to identify local areas available for public use & discuss types of activities each offers.
July 8 - Recreation Dept. Children's Races at Frothingham Park for ages 2-12 will take place on Thursday evenings, July 15th to August 26th at 6:30 pm. A weekly donation of $1 per child is suggested.
July 8 - Open position on the Conservation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Board (alternate position). Volunteer application form is due Wednesday, July 21, 2010. For the volunteer form and to see other committee vacancies please visit this page.
July 7 - FEMA Notice of Massachusetts Disaster Registration deadline extension to Monday July 12th.
July 6 - Warrant Results for Annual Town Meeting May 17, 2010
July 6 - The Edwin A. Keach Memorial Foundation will host the 6th Annual Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament & Home Run Derby on Saturday, August 7, 2010. To register or to sponsor a team, click here.
June 29 - The Foundation for Excellence in Education in Easton (FEEE) is seeking members to assist in fundraising efforts to enhance the educational experience for Easton students.
June 21 - Homebuyer Workshop. Saturday, June 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.This workshop will educate homebuyers abuot the home buying process and what to expect with the purchase of their first home. For more information, click here.
June 7 - Town Meeting will reconvene on Monday, June 14th at 7:00 pm at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium. At this meeting Article 9. FY2011 Operating Budget will be voted. The full warrant and articles voted on May 17th may be viewed here. See the Town Administrator's Amended Budget Memorandum, dated 5/10/2010. Click here to access the Budget Projection Comparison & Summary.
June 7 - The Easton Conservation Commission meeting for June 14th will begin at 5:30 pm in room 109 at the Oliver Ames High School.
June 7 - The Town Pool will open on Tuesday, July 6th. For more information including membership, and to register for swim lessons or swim team, visit this page.
June 2 - Bristol County Mosquito Control Project has issued a notice indicating that the adulticiding program to control nuisance and/or disease carrying mosquitoes began on June 1st. Click here for details and to request spraying.
June 1 - Applications are now being accepted for two vacancies on the Finance Committee and one vacancy on the Southeastern Regional School Committee. Volunteer applications are due Monday, June 14th. To access the volunteer form and to see other committee/board openings, please visit this page.
May 27 - Presentation of Architectural options for Frothingham Hall Community Center Renovations (from Public forum 5/26/10 presentation).
May 27 - Shovel Works Project. Application for Amended Comprehensive Permit (5-19-10) submitted to Board of Appeals. Visit this page for more detailed information on this project.
May 25 - Town Administrator's Report 2nd Qtr FY2010. This report details individual departmental activities during the period October 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.
May 11 - The town is currently seeking applicants for the position of Community Housing Planner. For information, click here.
May 6 - View the Annual Town Meeting Warrant here. Annual Town Meeting will convene at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 17th at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium, 100 Lothrop St., N. Easton.
May 5 - Easton $6,360,000 General Obligation Bonds Net 3.564%; $3,000,000 Bond Anticipation Notes Receive 0.703%. Town of Easton assigned highest short-term rating attainable and A2 bond rating affirmed.
May 5 - Bristol County Mosquito Control Project. Spray requests for a residence will be accepted beginning, May 17th. For email and telephone number, click here.
May 3 - Part-time Clerical Assistant position available in Planning & Community Development Dept. For more details and a job application, click here.
May 3 - Notice of Vacancies: Volunteer applications for appointment to Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Councils now being accepted. For a complete listing of positions, please visit this page.
April 27 - Annual Town Election Results
April 26 - Part-time Community Housing Planner position available in Planning & Community Development Dept. For application and more information, click here.
April 13 - NOTICE TO EASTON RESIDENTS: Mandatory outside water restrictions are in place from May 1st to November 1st. This action is necessary to be in compliance with the Town's Water Management Act Permit. More information is available here. Phase 1 restricts water on an even/odd basis as follows:
- Customers at odd-numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered calendar days and only between the hours of 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Customers at even-numbered addresses can water on even-numbered calendar days and only between the hours of 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Handheld hoses will be allowed anytime
April 12 - Notice On Flood Assistance Scams
April 7 - April 28, 7:00pm at the Olmsted Richardson cafeteria the Local Historic District Study Committee (LHDSC) will hold a public hearing to present their study report on establishing the Ames Local Historic District in North Easton. Click here to view the report online.
March 31 - Due to the severe flooding, President Obama has authorized assistance to 7 Massachusetts counties, including Bristol County. This declaration makes Individual Assistance Programs available to affected homeowners, renters, and businesses. To file an application, call 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.fema.gov. For a detailed guide, see this publication.
See Cleaning up after a flood.
March 31 - Bristol County Mosquito Control Project - Notice of Aerial Larval Control Application.
March 29 - NOTICE TO EASTON RESIDENTS: During the month of April, the Water Division will be conducting its annual system flushing program to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water. The water may become discolored due to the heavy use so please check before using. If you have any questions, call 508-230-0850
March 29 - The 2010 Motor Vehicle Bills which were due last week will be put on demand within a week. To avoid the $30 demand fee for an overdue bill, please pay your motor vehicle bill promptly.
March 16 - Recreation Dept. Spring Programs and Golf Clinic Registration.
March 2 - The Assessors Office is in the process of doing cyclical inspections of real estate properties throughout the town. For more information, see this notice. The Board of Assessors would also like to remind Easton businesses regarding the required annual filing of the Form of List. For more information & instructions, see this notice.