Incorporated in 1725, the Town of Easton is located 30 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Cape Cod, and 45 minutes from Providence. The community is approximately 29 square miles in area and has an estimated 2010 population of 23,357. Easton is governed by an Open Town Meeting and the executive branch is made up of an elected five-member Board of Selectmen, serving three-year terms. The Board hires a full-time Town Administrator to supervise the daily operations of the government. More...
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New Pond Management Area is one of Easton’s Conservation Land management areas easily accessible to most residents. However a locking chain and pole gate was installed to keep motorists from driving onto the dam.Read here to find out what's being done to make the pond accessible to people with limited mobility.
On September 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Police Department on Lothrop Street, the EPD will take part in the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. Click here for full details.
For Waste Management customers: bulky item pickup week is the week of 8/31/2015 on your regular trash day. Each resident is allowed to put one large item curbside for pickup. Please put the item out by 7 a.m. along with your regular trash and a truck will be by to get it. For a list of accepted items, please click here.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton, Massachusetts. The type of mosquito was culex salinarius. It is an opportunistic biter that feeds on reptiles, birds and mammals. In 2014, 21,760 mosquitoes were tested for WNV in Bristol County and 8 samples were positive. Easton had 3 WNV positive mosquito samples identified in 2014.