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Apr 03, 2020

Town of Easton Confirms National Guard Mobilization at Southeast Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read confirm that the Massachusetts National Guard, as part of a new Massachusetts Department of Public Health pilot program which deploys tactical medical support for testing to long-term care facilities in the Commonwealth, will mobilize and respond to the Southeast Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center today.

Town officials are closely monitoring the situation at the long-term care facility after administrators from Southeast Rehabilitation reported to the Town that they have numerous residents that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, there are several residents that have been tested and are awaiting results, some of which have been hospitalized with symptoms of illness.

In an effort to assist the Southeast Rehabilitation Center, Easton Public Health Nurse Kristina Flanagan and Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Partridge have been working with the facility to help slow the spread of the virus. Flanagan has worked with Southeast Rehabilitation to provide support to create an isolation floor for confirmed patients and symptomatic residents and moving non-symptomatic residents to other floors.

A pilot program was launched this week by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts National Guard and the State Public Health Laboratory in conjunction with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, to mobilize the Guard at long-term care facilities and rest homes throughout the state in order to conduct extensive testing of residents.

Administration from Southeast Rehabilitation, 184 Lincoln St., requested the service of the Massachusetts National Guard and on Friday members of the Guard will mobilize at the facility to conduct COVID-19 testing of residents.

A small number of Guardsmen and Guardswomen will enter the facility, wearing personal protective equipment and swab the residents. The residents’ samples that are collected will then be delivered directly to the State Public Health Laboratory, which will coordinate with the Broad Institute in Cambridge for testing.

“The COVID-19 crisis requires that we bring all resources – local, state, and federal – to provide to support our communities and particularly long-term care facilities as their populations are at higher risk,” said Town Administrator Connor Read. “Where there have already been confirmed cases of COVID-19 within this facility and dozens of other long-term care facilities around the Commonwealth, we welcome the Massachusetts National Guard to provide this critical support, and we thank Governor Baker’s administration for deploying this critical pilot program yesterday. We want to protect our most vulnerable residents from this deadly disease and we will be monitoring the situation at Southeast Rehabilitation and other long-term care facilities in town.”

Chief Partridge added, “We sincerely hope these efforts will further protect the residents of Southeast Rehabilitation and will hopefully save lives.”

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Apr 02, 2020

Update #10: Town of Easton Announces Extended Municipal Closures

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read wish to provide regular updates to the community regarding the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as officials continue to monitor the crisis locally and nationally. 

Town Offices, Frothingham Hall Closures Extended 

In accordance with Governor Charlie Baker’s continued emergency actions closing schools until May 4, limiting gatherings and additional efforts to maximize social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Easton Town Offices and Frothingham Hall will remain closed to the public until Monday, May 4. All departments are working remotely and are reachable during regular business hours via telephone, email or U.S. mail. Any inquiries for service should be directed to the departments directly using contact information available here.

Easton Police, Fire and Dispatch emergency response services, as well as Easton DPW remain fully operational, however, office locations are closed to public access with the exception of the Police Station on Lothrop Street for emergencies only. The departments are reachable via email and phone.

During this State of Emergency, all activities on playgrounds and group or team play on fields and courts are prohibited. Outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking and hiking, with members of the same household, are options for exercise that minimize contact and maximize social distancing.

Town of Easton COVID-19 Website Updates

The Town has consolidated all of its press releases and public health guidance and directives into one central webpage for convenient use. The dedicated page includes daily confirmed COVID-19 case counts in Easton which is updated daily by 6 p.m.

The page also includes local, state and national health guidance, contact information for the Town’s information line, municipal service information and many other helpful resources.

The page can be accessed at easton.ma.us/covid-19/.

Municipal Service Availability Page

The Easton service availability page serves as a central location for all current municipal service impacts relating to COVID-19 and will be updated on a regular basis if and when the situation changes.

All department contact information is available at the bottom of the page. All departments, including those working remotely, are reachable during regular business hours via telephone, email or U.S. mail. Any inquiries for service should be directed to the individual departments.

The page can be accessed here.

Additional Guidelines

Residents are urgently encouraged to continue to practice proper personal hygiene and aggressive social distancing. It is vitally important for residents to stop congregating outside, stop group play and team sports at parks, and to take these critical public safety messages seriously. What you do today will have a dramatic impact on cases we see next week and month. Taking action now is doing our part to slow the spread of the virus, to reduce the number of people infected and to avoid overwhelming our first responders and our health care system.

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should stay home and are advised to contact their primary care physician.

Stay Informed

The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

Residents may also call the Easton Town information line at 508-230-0783 or email COVID19@easton.ma.us with questions or concerns.

The Town appreciates residents’ continued patience and support as we all do our part together to flatten the curve and limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Apr 01, 2020

Today is Census Day

Today is Census Day! Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 federal Census. The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years. The information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our communities get in state and federal money for things like public health, public safety, transportation, and education. The census is quick, easy, and important, and all of your answers are confidential.

Please visit www.my2020census.gov and be counted today. 

Click here for 2020 Federal Census responding guide.

U.S. Census Bureau Come Together - Respond Today Video:  https://youtu.be/IZNAsTuGeSQ 

For informational video on how to count students - Click here

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Mar 30, 2020

Easton COVID-19 Information and Resources Webpage

The Town of Easton has consolidated all of its press releases and public health guidance and directives into one central webpage for ease of use. Our dedicated page, www.easton.ma.us/covid-19, includes daily confirmed case counts, local, state, and national health guidance, contact information for our information line, municipal service info, and  many other helpful resources.

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Mar 28, 2020

March 28 Coronavirus Update

We have received confirmation of three additional cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton to 24 as March 28, 2020.

We are now publishing a daily update on our dedicated COVID-19 Information and Resources webpage at www.easton.ma.us/covid-19.


Please continue to heed the advisories from the Governor and public health officials to stay at home, practice social distancing (keeping 6 feet away from others), and only perform necessary tasks like grocery shopping, picking up medication, and safely checking in with family and neighbors who may need assistance. 

The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

  • Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
  • Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
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Mar 27, 2020

March 27 Coronavirus Update

We have received confirmation of three additional cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton to 21 as March 27, 2020.

In keeping with the Governor’s continued emergency actions closing schools until May 4, limiting gatherings, and many more efforts to maximize social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall are to remain closed to the public until Monday, May 4. The Town appreciates your continued patience and support as we all do our part together to flatten the curve and limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Please continue to heed the advisories from the Governor and public health officials to stay at home, practice social distancing (keeping 6 feet away from others), and only perform necessary tasks like grocery shopping, picking up medication, and safely checking in with family and neighbors who may need assistance. 


The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

  • Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
  • Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
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Mar 26, 2020

March 26 Coronavirus Update

We have received confirmation of four additional cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton to 18 as March 26, 2020.

Town officials continue to stress that the next few weeks are critical in our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to heed the advisories from the Governor and public health officials to stay at home, practice social distancing (keeping 6 feet away from others), and only perform necessary tasks like grocery shopping, picking up medication, and safely checking in with family and neighbors who may need assistance. 

The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

  • Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
  • Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
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Mar 26, 2020

Status of Municipal Services during COVID-19 State of Emergency

The Easton Emergency Management Association (EEMA) continually assesses the COVID-19 pandemic and has issued numerous press releases to inform the public of anticipated service impacts and public building closures. Click here to view the current municipal service impacts relating to COVID-19 . The Town appreciates your continued patience and support as we all do our part together to flatten the curve and limit the spread of COVID-19. Read More
Mar 25, 2020

March 25 Coronavirus Update

As of March 25, 2020, there are currently 14 postive cases of COVID-19 in Easton.  

Town officials stress the next few weeks are critical in our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to heed the advisories from the Governor and public health officials to stay at home, practice social distancing (keeping 6 feet away from others), and only perform necessary tasks like grocery shopping, picking up medication, and safely checking in with family and neighbors who may need assistance. 

The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

  • Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
  • Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
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Mar 25, 2020

Interim Inspection Policy during COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency

Please click here to view Easton's Interim Inspection Policy during the COVID-19 declared State of Emergency, applicable to all inspectional staff, including the Building Department, Board of Health, Planning, Zoning, Conservation, DPW, Water, and Assessors.

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Mar 24, 2020

Update #9: Easton Officials Announce Important Update on Coronavirus Situation

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read report that the Town of Easton has received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) of additional positive cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus. 

These additional cases are attributable to two households. There are currently nine confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton. 

Easton Health Department officials were notified by DPH of the positive test results and have been in contact with the residents. The residents are in isolation per DPH orders. Additional members of the households are in quarantine per DPH orders. 

Additional contact tracing by health officials is underway. Close contacts (defined as someone who has spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of a positive case) if any, will be identified, contacted by health officials, and may be ordered to quarantine.

In order to protect the residents’ medical privacy rights, no additional information will be disclosed.

Please see the Dept. of Health and Community Services FAQ for more information about COVID-19.

Easton COVID-19 Website Updates


In anticipation of increasing cases of COVID-19 in Easton and across the Commonwealth, the Town will begin publishing confirmed case numbers to its website at www.easton.ma.us. Any additional confirmed cases will be posted by 6 p.m. on a given day.

Health Officials Urge Residents to Stay at Home

Public health officials urge that regardless of your age, and no matter if you feel sick or not, you follow social distancing guidance and stay at home away from non-family contacts at this time. Current confirmed case numbers in Massachusetts and the United States are likely to be lower than the actual number of COVID-19 cases due to the limited availability of widespread testing. It is critical that we work together as the caring community that we are and follow these crucial steps to prevent widespread illness in Easton.

There are currently nine confirmed positive cases in Easton, as verified by Mass DPH. However, as stated above, due to the limited availability of widespread testing at this time, we believe the actual number to be higher and it is growing.

It is vitally important for residents to stop congregating outside, stop group play and team sports at parks, and to take these critical public safety messages seriously. What you do today will have a dramatic impact on cases we see next week and month. Taking action now is doing our part to slow the spread of the virus, to reduce the number of people infected, and to avoid overwhelming our first responders and our health care system.

Closure of Non-Essential Businesses, Stay-at-Home Advisory


On Monday, March 23, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of today at noon until Tuesday, April 7 at noon.

A full list of designated organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 has been outlined by the state. Businesses in industries not included in the list are encouraged to continue operations remotely, if possible.

Questions regarding the determination of “COVID-19 Essential Services” can be directed to the Commonwealth at covid19.biz@mass.gov

Due to the evolving spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, Gov. Baker also yesterday directed the Department of Public Health to issue a stay at home advisory. This means all residents are advised to stay home during this time in order to curb the spread of this virus. Residents may continue to conduct essential activities such as grocery shopping or picking up medication.

More information on the Governor’s orders can be found at www.mass.gov/covid19.

Additional Guidelines

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not come to work or school and they are advised to contact their primary care physician.

The DPH recommends that residents continue with good hygiene practices including:

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid social gatherings with large groups, particularly if you are over the age of 60, have underlying health conditions, a weakened immune system or are pregnant.


Stay Informed


The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

  • Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
  • Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov


Residents may also call the Easton Town information line at 508-230-0783 or email COVID19@easton.ma.us with questions or concerns.

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Mar 23, 2020

Precinct 6 Special State Election Postponed to June 2, 2020

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to postpone the Special State Election for Precinct 6 voters scheduled for March 31st to Tuesday, June 2nd.  Due to COVID-19, all Precinct 6 voters qualify for an absentee ballot and are encouraged to not delay and apply for one early. An absentee ballot application is available here: https://bit.ly/3bgQLEw. Once completed and signed, you may scan or take a picture of your application and email it to townclerksoffice@easton.ma.us. All ballots will be mailed to residents while the Town Offices are closed to the public – there will be no absentee voting in the office. All ballots must be returned to the Town Offices, via mail or drop box outside at 136 Elm Street, by 8:00 PM on June 2nd – we encourage returning ballots sooner if possible.

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Mar 22, 2020

Update #8: Easton Officials Announce Important Update on Coronavirus Situation

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read report that the Town of Easton has received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) of two additional positive cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus. 

There are currently three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton. 

Easton Health Department officials were notified by DPH of the two positive test results and have been in contact with the residents. The two residents are in isolation per DPH orders. 

Close contacts (defined as someone who has spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of a positive case) have been identified, contacted by health officials, and are adhering to DPH orders for quarantine. 

Although the quarantined close contacts are asymptomatic, they will be monitored while in quarantine by Easton Health officials on a daily basis to limit the risk of spread. 

In order to protect the residents’ medical privacy rights, no additional information will be disclosed.

In keeping with Governor Charlie Baker’s March 15 actions closing schools and restaurants and further limiting gatherings to maximize social distancing, the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall are to remain closed to the public until Monday, April 6. This also follows the joint declaration of a State of Emergency in Easton by the Select Board and the Board of Health on March 16 and the suspension of all activities on playgrounds and group play on fields. 

The Board of Health wishes to remind the public that COVID-19 can live on hard play structures — please do not use playground equipment in an effort to minimize risk of spread.

Outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking and hiking with people in the same household are options that minimize contact and the spread of COVID-19. No matter your age, no matter if you are sick or not, please follow social distancing recommendations, practice good hygiene, and avoid gatherings to minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not come to work or school and they are advised to contact their primary care physician.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends that residents continue with good hygiene practices including:

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid social gatherings with large groups, particularly if you are over the age of 60, have underlying health conditions, a weakened immune system or are pregnant.


Stay Informed


The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

  • Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
  • Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us 
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
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Mar 19, 2020

All Activities on Playgrounds and Group Play on Fields Is Suspended

The Town of Easton Select Board and Board of Health have declared a

STATE OF EMERGENCY

in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 ALL ACTIVITIES ON PLAYGROUNDS ARE SUSPENDED.

ALL GROUP PLAY ON FIELDS IS SUSPENDED.

 COVID-19 can live on hard play structures - please do not use the equipment to minimize risk of spread. Please follow social distancing recommendations.

 Outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking and hiking with people in the SAME HOUSEHOLD are options that minimize contact and the spread of COVID-19.

 We appreciate your cooperation and patience.  

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Mar 18, 2020

Town of Easton Launches COVID-19 Information Line and Email

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read report that the Town of Easton has launched a COVID-19 Information Line and dedicated email relating to the spread of Coronavirus to answer questions specific to Easton’s services and programs.

Both resources will be operational Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The COVID-19 Information Line can be reached by calling 508-230-0783 or emailing COVID19@easton.ma.us. This service is available beginning Wednesday, March 18.

Essential personnel are still working, and all Town Departments remain reachable by their standard telephone numbers and emails listed here

Any resident with a department-specific inquiry should contact that department directly rather than the general COVID-19 Information Line. Leave a detailed voicemail if the phone is not answered. Your call will be returned as soon as is possible, but may take longer than during normal operations.

The Town of Easton appreciates residents’ continued patience. The Easton Emergency Management Association will continue to reassess operations and will keep the community informed of any further closures. 

In keeping with the Governor’s March 15 actions closing schools and restaurants and further limiting gatherings to maximize social distancing, the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall are to remain closed to the public until Monday, April 6. This also follows the joint declaration of a State of Emergency in Easton by the Select Board and the Board of Health on March 16.

The declaration does not limit Easton residents’ movement or activities. Both Boards wish to communicate the critical importance of social distancing and adherence to the guidance of health professionals to the community. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has also rolled out 2-1-1 for COVID-19. Residents can call 2-1-1 at all hours (24/7) to learn more about:

  • COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment
  • Information about testing
  • Guidance for people planning or returning from travel


Select Board and Board of Health Declare Emergency, Speak to Community


The Easton Select Board, during a briefing on COVID-19 on March 16 available from Easton Community Access Television (here), expressed their appreciation to Easton’s first responders and public servants, the Easton Emergency Management Agency, business and community leaders and volunteers for coming together during a difficult time.

“This is a difficult time for many, and we all are worried about our families, those vulnerable to the virus, our jobs, and what is happening to the economy,” said Select Board Chair Dottie Fulginiti. “The Select Board takes its responsibility to the community very seriously, and the Town is working diligently to make decisions to protect our residents and employees, doing so with the most up-to-date data and the advice of professionals. This needs to be a time when the community comes together to support and take care of each other.”

“Spending 40 years in human services, the first thing you do is run to the problem, but we all need to take social distancing very seriously to protect the community, and to support our emergency responders who are protecting everyone,” said Select Board Vice Chair Craig Barger. “I echo the call for community and the importance of social distancing.”

“We are just beginning to understand the full magnitude of how COVID-19 will impact our daily lives,” said Select Board member Tom Brussard. “I am so appreciative of the efforts by everyone in the community and those doing their jobs in the incredible way that they do to serve our residents.”

“Fire, Police, and those who must report to duty, they are out there every day during this challenging time and I am so thankful for that,” Select Board member Chuck King said. “I ask that everyone able to be home use the time as much as possible for the greater good.” 

“Responders on the front line are out there in cruisers and ambulances right now doing their jobs when we need them,” said Select Board member Marc Lamb. “We all need to support each other to keep distance and flatten the curve. Some may think the proactive measures we need to take are an overreaction, but we cannot risk being wrong about that, I hope everyone heeds the advice of health professionals.” 

“I am proud to be a part of the ongoing and coordinated efforts that our town departments are undertaking to inform and educate the residents of Easton on how to protect themselves and their loved ones during these unprecedented times,” Lynne Leblanc, Chair of the Easton Board of Health, said. “Many of the suggested social distancing measures are disruptive but if we all do our part, we can slow the spread and protect our most vulnerable residents.”

“We have had leaders step up from all departments and all ranks,” Town Administrator Connor Read said. “I cannot stress enough how proud I am of our critical emergency personnel and all employees across the board in Easton and how thankful I am for their continued dedication during this challenging time.”


Stay Informed


The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:

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Mar 16, 2020

Select Board Vote to Declare a State of Emergency

The Easton Select Board voted to declare a State of Emergency in Easton as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on COVID-19, visit the DPH website here, the CDC’s website here, and the Town of Easton News here.
Facebook SB SOE COVID-19 03-16-20

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Mar 15, 2020

Town of Easton Dept. of Health & Community Services Publishes COVID-19 FAQ


The Department of Health and Community Services has published a COVID-19 FAQ. Please click here to view the FAQ.  Read More
Mar 14, 2020

Update #4: Easton Officials Announce Important Update on Coronavirus Situation

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read report that the Town of Easton has received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of a single presumptive positive case of COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, in Easton. Although the Commonwealth of Massachusetts publishes presumptive positive cases on a county by county level only, Town officials are providing this information in order to keep the community educated and informed.

Easton Health Department officials were notified by Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) of the presumptive positive test result and have been in contact with the resident. The resident, who is presumptive positive, and all household members, who are not currently symptomatic, are adhering to DPH orders for isolation and quarantine to limit the risk of spread and will be monitored by Easton Health officials on a daily basis. In order to protect the resident’s medical privacy rights, no additional information can be disclosed.

On Friday, March 13, before this first presumptive positive case, out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to proactively promote best public health practices of social distancing, the Easton Emergency Management Association (EEMA) decided to close the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall to the public for one week, from March 16-20. Easton Public Schools will be closed for two weeks, from March 16-27.

“It was not an easy decision, nor one made lightly by Town and School leaders, to proactively close public schools and major public buildings before Easton had its first presumptive positive case, but this notice from DPH underscores how important it is that we all take proactive and preventive steps now to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the Commonwealth and the nation,” Town Administrator Read said. “Easton officials are working around the clock and in close coordination with DPH officials to closely monitor the situation locally, regionally and nationally and will continue to share information with the community as it becomes available. I strongly encourage everyone to follow the guidance of health officials to observe social distancing, avoid unnecessary gatherings, and practice good hygiene to do their part as we all work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

The Town’s Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) has formed a collaborative working group made of numerous town officials and departments including the Easton Police Department, Easton Fire Department, Easton Public Schools, Board of Health and the Town Administrator’s Office. The Town is closely following recommendations from DPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Click here for more information on closings and cancellations in the Town of Easton relating to COVID-19.

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not come to work or school and they are advised to contact their primary care physician.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends that residents continue with good hygiene practices including:

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Consider not attending social gatherings with large groups, particularly if you are over the age of 60, have underlying health conditions, a weakened immune system or are pregnant.


For more information, visit the DPH website by clicking here and the CDC’s website by clicking here.

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Mar 13, 2020

Update #3: Easton Officials Announce Closures and Cancellations Related to Coronavirus

The Easton Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to promote best public health practices of social distancing and limiting non-essential gatherings of vulnerable populations, are closing the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall to the public for one week, March 16-20. Easton Public Schools will be closed for two weeks, March 16-27. Parents, families and staff will receive additional School related information directly via email from the Superintendent in the coming days. All Easton Council on Aging and Recreation Department programs are cancelled effective immediately.

The closures are a proactive step by Town and School leadership to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 while we await clear guidance on a statewide level.

At this time, there are currently no confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus in the community.

Beginning Monday, March 16, Easton’s town offices at 136 Elm Street and Frothingham Hall at 15 Barrows Street will be closed to the public. Essential administrative offices will operate with minimal staff in order to maintain core municipal services and be reachable in a reduced capacity by phone. Because departments will have reduced customer service staff and capabilities for the week of March 16th, they will return time sensitive voicemails as soon as they are able, but response times will likely be slower than during typical business operations. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work together to promote the public health.

Public Safety and the Department of Public Works (DPW) will continue to operate, but the administrative offices of DPW on Center Street and the Water Division on Bay Road will be closed to the public.

EEMA will reassess operations on a daily basis and will continue to provide updated information on town government office hours, service alterations, and program cancellations as they become available. Please subscribe to these press releases for the latest information or visit www.easton.ma.us.

On Thursday, March 12, the state of Massachusetts made dramatic changes to its Open Meeting Law, and Easton officials are reviewing those revisions to determine how they will be implemented. At this time, only essential boards and committees preparing for town meetings or that have statutory/regulatory responsibilities to fulfill will take place and will operate in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Open Meeting Law.

The EEMA Leadership Team continues to meet on a regular basis and will continue to closely monitor regional, state and national developments with COVID-19. Other potential mitigation activities are being considered based on the daily information that is being received from federal and state officials.

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not come to work or school and they are advised to contact their primary care physician or local public health department.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends that residents continue with good hygiene practices including:

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Consider not attending social gatherings with large groups, particularly if you are over the age of 60, have underlying health conditions, a weakened immune system or are pregnant.


For more information, visit the DPH website by clicking here and the CDC’s website by clicking here.



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Mar 12, 2020

Update #2: Easton Officials Provide Important Information About Novel Coronavirus

The Easton Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) continues to monitor the current situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendations coming out of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state, and seeks to update its residents on any local preparedness efforts and changes.

There are currently 108 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on March 10.

There are currently no confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Easton.

For the latest information presumptive and confirm positive cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, please visit the DPH’s COVID-19 website at www.mass.gov/covid19.

At this time, all Easton town offices and school buildings are open this week for regularly scheduled hours. All town buildings and schools continue to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis.

Local actions are being undertaken in accordance with the latest guidelines from DPH and CDC. The following actions will be implemented in Easton as of today:

  • Use of Town buildings by outside groups shall be stopped until further notice. (Use of Easton Public Schools buildings by outside groups will be discontinued on March 15)
  • Town employee travel for conferences, seminars and other discretionary gathering are cancelled and restricted.
  • Encourage the use of teleconferences for town business as much as possible.
  • Cancellation of large gathering of over 250 people is encouraged, and review all planned large meeting and gathering the town has planned.
  • Recommend that all gathering by town and outside organizations that serve high-risk populations, cancel gatherings of more than 10 people.


Other potential mitigation activities are being considered based on the daily information that is being received from federal and state officials.

The EEMA Leadership Team continues to meet on a regular basis and will continue to closely monitor regional, state and national developments with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We encourage you to educate yourself on COVID-19. There is no current vaccine, no herd immunity, nor any effective antivirals. Social distancing is encouraged to avoid exposure, continued hand washing, and cough etiquette will help limit exposure and spread.

The Town of Easton will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not come to work or school and they are advised to contact their primary care physician or local public health department.

The DPH recommends that residents continue with good hygiene practices including:

  • Practice good hand hygiene! Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Consider not attending social gatherings with large groups, particularly if you are over the age of 60, have underlying health conditions, a weakened immune system or are pregnant.


For more information, visit the DPH website by clicking here and the CDC’s website by clicking here.

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Mar 04, 2020

Easton Officials Provide Important Information About Novel Coronavirus

Easton Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read would like to provide Easton residents with some important tips and information about the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.

The Town has formed a collaborative working group made of numerous town officials and departments including the Easton Police Department, Easton Fire Department, Easton Public Schools, Board of Health and the Town Administrator’s Office. The group is in regular communication with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is monitoring the situation closely to provide timely updates as they become necessary.

At this time there are no confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in Easton.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are currently 80 confirmed cases in the United States, with nine deaths. Massachusetts has one confirmed case and one presumptive case. Currently, exposure risk remains low for individuals who have remained in the U.S. and who have not traveled abroad to countries where the virus has spread.

(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html)

Prevention efforts offer the strongest protection from all illnesses including the novel coronavirus. Individuals are encouraged to continue with diligent hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and staying home when sick.

The following website can provide additional information about the novel coronavirus in Massachusetts:

(https://www.mass.gov/guides/information-on-the-outbreak-of-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19)

Symptoms of the novel corona virus include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have traveled within the past 14 days, you should not go to work or school and should contact your primary care physician immediately.

Town officials will keep you informed of updates or changes as they are advised by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We hope that this information allows you to make informed choices regarding you and your family’s health and wellness.

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Mar 02, 2020

PFAS  Planning Update

General Update

On December 27, 2019 the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection proposed revisions to drinking water regulations to establish a drinking water standard (MCL) of 20 parts-per-trillion for the sum of six specific Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The proposed standard would require communities the size of Easton to begin testing for PFAS by October of 2020. Easton is well ahead of that timetable, and has been testing since 2019. The Water Commission hosted a public meeting with the DEP in November 2019 and launched a home-PFAS-filter rebate program for any Easton Water customer at that time. This winter, DPW submitted a capital funding request to conduct a PFAS preparedness engineering study for long term and permanent compliance / treatment options. The Town is currently working with state regulatory and legislative partners to advance our PFAS readiness. Click here for full planning information.

Massachusetts DEP Guideline Update

On January 27, 2020, MassDEP updated the Office of Research and Standards Guideline (ORSG) for drinking water to add an additional compound, PFDA, for a total of 6 PFAS and lowered the guideline to 20 parts-per-trillion (ppt) for the total sum of the concentrations of the 6 PFAS. MassDEP recommends that consumers in sensitive subgroups (pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants) not consume water when the level of the six PFAS substances, individually or in combination, is above 20 ppt. Click here for more information.

Customers in Easton in sensitive subgroups may take part in our home-PFAS-filter rebate program or, if they wish, purchase bottled water based on the DEP's PFAS tested bottled water company list available here. The Town of Easton, like MassDEP, has no independently verifiable monitoring results demonstrating specific home filter performance. 

All Other Planning Information

For all information about the Town’s ongoing PFAS planning, including test results, MassDEP health recommendations, and more, please visit our PFAS information page (which includes links to MassDEP, EPA and CDC information resources) by clicking here - https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/pfas_information.php  

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Feb 28, 2020

Budget Subcommittee Welcomes Input on Discussion Regarding Easton's Long Term Finances

The Budget Subcommittee is meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Colleen A. Corona Board Room, Town Offices, 136 Elm Street, to continue drafting a report for delivery to the Select Board and Finance Committee (planned for the March 23, 2020 joint budget hearing) that consolidates the vast financial data available to the Town and the public to make strategic recommendations to those boards and the public.  (Agenda available here.) The Subcommittee encourages those interested to review the draft Report on Long Term Revenue and Expense Trends of Easton and to view all of our source materials informing the discussion here. Please participate in this important conversation as the Budget Subcommittee strives to meet its charge from the voters of Easton to strategically plan to meet long term revenue and expense challenges.

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Feb 14, 2020

Town Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day. The Town Office Building will be open from 8:30AM – 7:30PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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Feb 11, 2020

Fiscal Year 2021 Preliminary Budget Released

The Town Administrator has released the preliminary fiscal year 2021 budget memorandum. To view the memo, presentation, and other budget information for the upcoming fiscal year, visit our financial information page. Read More
Jan 17, 2020

Town Offices Closed on Monday, January 20, 2020

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th. Town Offices will be open from 8:30AM-7:30PM Tuesday, January 21st.

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Jan 14, 2020

Easton Fire Chief Reminds Residents of Outdoor Burning Rules

EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge and the Easton Fire Department would like to announce that the State Open Burning Season will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and end on Friday, May 1.

Burning permits from previous seasons do not carry over from year-to-year. All residents need to re-apply for a seasonal permit and can do so by visiting this website. Residents can register now, and must also apply for a permit on the day they want to burn.

Residents must carry out their burning between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Burning must be done at least 75 feet away from buildings and be attended to at all times.

Outdoor burning is only permitted for brush, cane, driftwood, forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing for new non-agricultural purposes. Burning brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or industrial land clearing grass purposes is prohibited. Burning grass, hay, leaves, stumps, tires, plastic and trash are prohibited as well.

Violations of the permit requirements, open burning law and/or open burning regulations will be grounds for permit revocation. According to the law, residents who are found to be violating these rules may be punished by a fine of no more than $100, by imprisonment for up to one month, or both.

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Jan 14, 2020

Easton Fire Chief Reminds Residents of Outdoor Burning Rules

EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge and the Easton Fire Department would like to announce that the State Open Burning Season will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and end on Friday, May 1.

Burning permits from previous seasons do not carry over from year-to-year. All residents need to re-apply for a seasonal permit and can do so by visiting this website. Residents can register now, and must also apply for a permit on the day they want to burn.

Residents must carry out their burning between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Burning must be done at least 75 feet away from buildings and be attended to at all times.

Outdoor burning is only permitted for brush, cane, driftwood, forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing for new non-agricultural purposes. Burning brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or industrial land clearing grass purposes is prohibited. Burning grass, hay, leaves, stumps, tires, plastic and trash are prohibited as well.

Violations of the permit requirements, open burning law and/or open burning regulations will be grounds for permit revocation. According to the law, residents who are found to be violating these rules may be punished by a fine of no more than $100, by imprisonment for up to one month, or both.

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Dec 23, 2019

Town Office Building Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday weeks, please note the following schedule for the Town Offices:

Monday, December 23
8:30 AM –   7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 24
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday, December 25
CLOSED All Day
Thursday, December 26
8:30 AM –   4:30 PM
Friday, December 27
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Monday, December 30
8:30 AM –   7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 31
8:30 AM –   4:30 PM
Wednesday, January 1
CLOSED All Day
Thursday, January 2
8:30 AM –   4:30 PM
Friday, January 3
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Dec 13, 2019

Annual Town Election - April 28, 2020

The Annual Town Election for the Town of Easton will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 7:00AM – 8:00 PM at Oliver Ames High School.  Use this link for additional Election Information.

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Nov 25, 2019

Town Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Town Offices will close at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 27th and be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 20, 2019

Public Disclosure Fiscal 2020 Proposed Notice, Attention Taxpayers of the Town of Easton - Property Values

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE
FISCAL 2020 PROPOSED NOTICE
ATTENTION TAXPAYERS OF THE TOWN OF EASTON
PROPERTY VALUES

The Board of Assessors of the Town of Easton wishes to announce that it has completed its state-mandated revaluation of all properties for Fiscal year 2020 subject to preliminary certification review by the Bureau of Local Assessment of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR).  It should be noted that the BLA/DOR has not issued preliminary certification as of this date and that all assessed values are subject to change.

A three-year revaluation of all taxable property was recently conducted in the Town of Easton. 

A statistical analysis of all sales transactions during calendar year 2018 was the basis for the revaluation of all property.  Based on the revaluation results, the total taxable property valuation for the Town of Easton is $3,822,871,497 an overall increase of 7% from last year’s total taxable valuation. 

The average single family residential property assessment for FY2020 is $477,200, a 6% increase from the average single family assessment of $450,000 for FY2019.

Computer terminals and computerized printouts of all proposed values will be available in the Assessors Office, 136 Elm St, Easton, MA.

The public disclosure period will be in effect from Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) during regular town hall hours, which are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Appeals may be made during the disclosure period. 

The information will also be available on the following web site: www.easton.ma.us. Please click on Departments, click on Assessors and then on FY2020 Assessed Values by Location.

Final values are pending certification from the Department of Revenue. 

For further information, comments or questions, please contact the Easton Board of Assessors Office at 508-230-0520.

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Nov 15, 2019

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $1.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant

Today, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy joined Easton Town Administrator Connor Read and other local leaders to announce a MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant worth $1.5 million to the Town of Easton. The project will fund Phase 2 of the Five Corners Sewer Project, which will unlock the $20-million redevelopment of the 12-acre vacant former Belcher iron foundry site. Click here for details.
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Nov 08, 2019

Nov 19, 2019: 524 Depot Street Master Plan - Public Forum on Draft Plan

Please join the 524 Depot Street Master Plan Development Team for a presentation on the draft Master Plan and provide your comments on the recommendations for using this CPA-funded property for recreation and open space protection.  The presentation will be held at 7:00 PM in the Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street, North Easton. Send comments to Andrea Langhauser by Nov 26, 2019. Read More
Nov 06, 2019

Special Town Meeting: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The second Special Town Meeting this fall will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium, 100 Lothrop Street.  This meeting will focus on the routine but important town business conducted each fall at Special Town Meeting. The warrant for this Special Town Meeting is available online (https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/town_meeting_information.php) and hard copies of the warrant are available at the Town Offices.

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Nov 01, 2019

Know Before You Go!  Know These Four Things BEFORE Heading to the Polls on Tuesday, November 5 to save time and avoid aggravation!

Know Before You Go! Town Officials have published an information guide to help you prepare for the Tuesday, November 5 Special Town Election – Debt Exclusion for the Easton Early Elementary School (EES) Project here

As a reminder, on October 28, Town Meeting voters approved the borrowing for the EES project, however, approval is a two-step process. In order for the EES project to proceed, voters must also approve the project at the debt exclusion override election. This Special Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop Street.

Absentee Ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. Registered voters must fill out an application which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the Town Clerk’s office or to have one mailed to them. Please visit https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/election_information.php for more information.

For complete information about the Easton Early Elementary School Project visit the project website: www.eastoneesproject.com.  Residents can also get information and tax calculations for the proposed debt exclusion override for their property at www.easton.ma.us/eesproject

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Oct 31, 2019

Photography Competition & Preservation Awards

The Easton Historical Commission is accepting photographs through December 17, 2019 for the 20th Annual Photography Competition held Sunday January 26, 2020 from 1PM-3PM at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton) and the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape project significant to Easton's historical integrity) will be announced at the event. Photographs should be taken in Easton and should be on the themes of The Historic Beauty of Easton, The Natural Beauty of Easton, The Beauty of Easton Through its People, or The Pets/Animals of Easton. Important details about the categories and submission requirements can be found on the Town website at: http://www.easton.ma.us/boards_and_committees/historical_commission/news.php. Photographs may be dropped off for or mailed to John Ventresco at 475 Depot St, S Easton, MA 02375 or emailed to jventresco@comcast.net. For more information regarding the photo competition and Preservation Achievement Awards Program, please contact John Ventresco at 508-269-0551 or jventresco@comcast.net.

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Oct 30, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Special Town Election-Debt Exclusion for the Easton Early Elementary School (EES) Project

Tuesday, November 5: Special Town Election – Debt Exclusion for the Easton Early Elementary School (EES) Project

On October 28, Town Meeting voters approved the borrowing for the EES project, however, approval is a two-step process. In order for the EES project to proceed, voters must also approve the project at the debt exclusion override election. This Special Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop Street.

Absentee Ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. Registered voters must fill out an application which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the Town Clerk’s office or to have one mailed to them. Please visit https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/election_information.php for more information.

For complete information about the Easton Early Elementary School Project visit the project website: www.eastoneesproject.com.  Residents can also get information and tax calculations for the proposed debt exclusion override for their property at www.easton.ma.us/eesproject

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Oct 28, 2019

Special Town Meeting: Monday, October 28, 2019

Tonight is the night! Special Town Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! Check-in will begin at 5:00 PM. Voters will only be permitted to enter from Stonehill’s Belmont Street (Route 123) entrance. Please follow signage and parking staff will direct you once you are on campus. Once campus parking is full you will be directed to the Easton Industrial Park across the street for shuttle bus/overflow parking. Light concessions will be available in the Ames Sports Complex and the on-campus Dunkin Donuts and Au Bon Pain are also available for voters before the meeting. Tonight’s meeting will focus solely on the Easton Early Elementary School (EES) Project appropriation. There will also be a debt exclusion override election for the Easton EES Project next week on Tuesday, November 5th. For information on Special Town Meeting and the election, please visit https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/town_meeting_information.php.

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Oct 25, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Update

Earlier this summer, The Board of Health implemented a curfew for use of public parks and land from dusk until dawn in an effort to protect its residents from the increased risk of EEE. As we approach Halloween, we want to clarify that there is no town-wide prohibition or curfew for trick or treating.  We encourage families to use their best judgment and exercise best practices  if they go outside after dusk.

The risk of EEE transmission will continue to decrease as we move towards a hard frost. Only a hard frost will eliminate the risk of EEE and WNV within our community. A hard, or killing frost, is defined meteorologically as two consecutive hours of temperatures below 28 degrees Fahrenheit or three hours below 32 degrees. This will occur at different times for different communities, and there may even be variation within communities based on local geography.   MDPH has provided a low temperature map to assist communities in their decision making processes for determination of evening fall activities. MDPH will routinely update this resource.  

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Oct 15, 2019

Notice of Vacancy - Finance Committee

The Select Board is accepting applications from interested volunteers seeking to fulfill the unexpired term of a Finance Committee member. If appointed, the volunteer will serve on the Finance Committee until the Town Election in April 2020 at which point they may run for election to the Finance Committee. Interested applicants may apply for the vacancy by completing a volunteer form online at http://easton.ma.us/easton_residents/employment_volunteer_opportunities/index.php by October 28, 2019. Please contact Michael Blanchard, Assistant Town Administrator, at mblanchard@easton.ma.us or 508-230-0513 with any questions.

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Oct 14, 2019

Town Offices Closed for Columbus Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day. The Town Office Building will be open from 8:30 am – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15th.

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Oct 10, 2019

Special Town Meeting and Election News and Updates

The Town of Easton will hold TWO Special Town Meetings and a Special Election this fall. The last day to register to vote to participate in all three events -- the Special Town Meeting on October 28th, the Special Town Election on November 5th, and the annual fall Special Town Meeting on November 12th -- is Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00 PM. For more information, including a new October 28, 2019 Special Town Meeting Information Guide, with details on location (including a campus map), parking, babysitting, the check-in process, and voting procedures, please click here
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Sep 25, 2019

Easton Early Elementary School Project Update

The EES Project budget is finalized and the tax impact has been analyzed. Residents can get information and tax calculations for their property at www.easton.ma.us/eesproject.  For additional information, including an overview of the project, community forum dates, school tours, and to learn more about the approval process, please visit www.eastoneesproject.com. If you have any question or comments, please email infoeesproject@easton.k12.ma.us.

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Sep 25, 2019

Governor announces 4-month ban on Sale of all Vape Products

Governor Charlie Baker has declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung diseases associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth.  The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail stores and online.  The sales ban applies to all vaping products and devices, including tobacco and marijuana.  The ban takes effect immediately and lasts through January 25, 2020.  Click here for additional information, the full press release and order to retailers. Read More
Sep 23, 2019

Sept 26: Public Input on the Draft Climate Change Assessment Plan @ 6:30 PM

Join the Easton Conservation Commission and Planning Department to provide input on feasible actions Easton can take to address natural hazards like flooding, changing seasonality and extreme temperatures. The draft Climate Change Assessment (MVP Plan) was developed in two workshops by local expertise from across sectors and  priorities of the Town’s other major planning documents. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall Colleen Corona Board Room, 136 Elm Street, North Easton. For more information, contact Andrea Langhauser, Easton Environmental Planner at ALanghauser@easton.ma.us or 508-230-0631. Read More
Sep 20, 2019

DPH announces 10th human case of EEE

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the 10th human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, a man in his 70s from Bristol County. The hospital has reported to DPH that the patient died as a result of his illness.

“We continue to emphasize the need for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “The unusually warm weather expected this weekend will increase outdoor activity among people and mosquitoes. It is absolutely essential that people take steps to avoid being bitten by a mosquito.”

Please see the full press release below and at the following link

https://www.mass.gov/news/state-officials-announce-10th-human-case-second-eee-death-in-massachusetts

Aerial mosquito spraying continues this evening at 7:00 p.m. and over the next several nights in specific communities in Bristol and Plymouth counties. Please understand that this operation is heavily weather dependent and plans can change quickly. The MDAR Aerial Spray Map will have the latest available updates: https://massnrc.org/spray-map/BriPlySept2019.htm

 

State officials continue to remind residents throughout the Commonwealth to take personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

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Sep 20, 2019

SEMRECC (Regional 911) Frequently Asked Questions

The Town of Easton and its neighbors are partnering to combine emergency dispatch and call-taking services, echoing the trend statewide and nationwide. The new plan will offer many benefits for Easton residents -- including, for the first time ever, allowing Easton residents to make 911 calls on their cell phones that will be answered by a municipal dispatcher, rather than the state police. The Town, EFD and EPD have been working towards this transition with the unanimous support of the Select Board of Easton and the three member communities (Foxborough, Mansfield, and Norton) for years. Please click here for a current Frequently Asked Questions guide. 

For more information, including agendas and minutes from the SEMRECC Board of Directors Meetings and infromative presentations regarding SEMRECC's establishment and operations, visit the SEMRECC website at http://www.se-mass911.org/home or by clicking "SEMRECC" under "Public Safety" in the Town's department drop down menu.  Read More
Sep 16, 2019

DPH announces additional Aerial Spraying for EEE in Bristol and Plymouth Counties

The Department of Public Health announced a third round of aerial spraying in critical and high risk communities.  Spraying is weather dependent and will begin Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7 PM if conditions are favorable.  Areas successfully treated will be posted the following day on the online map. The spray area will include all of Easton. For the full press release click here

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Sep 13, 2019

DPH reports continual positive pools of EEE mosquitoes in Easton

The aerial spraying has reduced the number of mosquitoes infected with EEE.  The cooler temperatures have affected the activity of the remaining mosquitoes.  Given the reduced population and the lower activity, it is especially concerning that this week Easton had three pools test positive for the presence of the EEE virus, as reported yesterday by the DPH.  The virus is still being isolated in more than one species of mosquito.  We urge you to make personal protection of yourself and loved ones a priority by avoiding exposure to mosquitoes.  Please visit the Easton Board of Health’s webpage, and then see the left blue sidebar “Mosquito Information” for press releases and additional ways to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases.  For the full press release, please click here.

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Sep 11, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: CPC Public Input Session October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is seeking public input on how Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds should be used. Let the CPC know what’s important to you.  For more information and examples on eligible use categories, please click here. For more information regarding the CPC itself, and details on CPA projects currently underway, click here.

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Aug 29, 2019

Samples collected this week continue to test positive for EEE

As expected, the aerial spraying has reduced the number of mosquitoes infected with EEE, but it has not eliminated them.  As you prepare for the upcoming holiday weekend, we urge you to make personal protection of yourself and loved ones a priority by avoiding exposure to mosquitoes.  Please visit the Easton Board of Health’s webpage, then see the left blue sidebar “Mosquito Information” for press releases and additional ways to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases.  For the full press release, please click here.

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Aug 20, 2019

MA officials announce plans to conduct 2nd round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes

STATE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE PLANS TO CONDUCT SECOND ROUND OF AERIAL SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES IN SECTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON (August 20, 2019) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced today that as anticipated, a second round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes will be undertaken.  MDAR will conduct and monitor aerial spraying in specific areas of Bristol and Plymouth counties which is anticipated to begin on Wednesday, August 21, and continue over several evenings. However, the ability to spray is weather dependent and the schedule may change.  Click here for the full press release.

The State has posted an updated spray map accessible through this link:  aerial spray map. The State will update the map daily showing the areas sprayed the evening before. 

Click here for additional information provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and DAR.

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Aug 16, 2019

Easton's risk level for EEE raised to CRITICAL

8/16/19: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus has been detected in a goat in Norton, Massachusetts.  In accordance with the MDPH’s Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan, Easton’s risk level has been changed to critical.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), EEE is a rare but serious illness that causes brain infections (encephalitis) and is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Approximately 30% of people with EEE die and many survivors have ongoing neurologic problems.

Given the current situation, the Easton Board of Health has determined that the imminent high risk to the public health warrants action to protect the people of Easton.  Accordingly, the Board of Health has deemed it necessary to impose a restriction on all outdoor activities occurring between dusk and dawn.

 The Easton Board of Health strongly recommends taking precautions to protect yourself and loved ones.

 Avoid Mosquito Bites

  • Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellant.
  • Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
  • Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.  Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin. 

 Mosquito-Proof Your Home

  • Drain Standing Water – Many mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. 
  • Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

While the Easton Board of Health continues to work closely with the MDPH and other agencies, locally we are actively undertaking efforts to make information available to the public through various outlets.  We are working to make sure local groups who sponsor or conduct activities outdoors, have the above information.  

Fact sheets on EEE and on reducing exposure and risk are available on the Town website and at the Board of Health office, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356.

 Information about EEE and reports of current and historical EEE virus activity in Massachusetts can be found on the MDPH website.

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Aug 13, 2019

The MA Department of Public Health has provided the following update:

The first round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes in areas of southeastern Massachusetts has been successfully completed as of Sunday, August 11. It remains critically important for people in communities at critical, high and moderate risk for EEE to continue to take personal precautions against mosquito bites. These steps include using EPA-approved bug spray, wearing long sleeves and pants outdoors to reduce exposed skin, and cancelling outdoor activities in the hours from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

To achieve maximal effectiveness, a second round of aerial spraying will take place in the coming weeks in the southeast region. Follow-up mosquito testing data will determine which communities will be in the second spray zone. Please check back here for further updates as those plans are finalized

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Aug 09, 2019

UPDATE ON THE STATES PLANNED AERIAL SPRAYING

Aerial mosquito control spraying is scheduled to occur between approximately 8 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Friday, August 9 and continuing the next several nights. Aerial spraying is weather-dependent and evening spray plans and zones are not finalized until late in the day and these plans are subject to change.

For the most up-to-date information available on spraying locations, visit the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Aerial Spraying Map 

 For other updates, Q&As, downloadable fact sheets in multiple languages, visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health webpage 

 

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Aug 08, 2019

Update: Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) have announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of southeastern Massachusetts, including portions of Easton, beginning tonight, Thursday, August 8, 2019, due to the high risk for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. We are encouraging residents to visit DPH’s website for the latest updates on spraying, DPH’s press release for more information on the chemical the state has chosen and the precautions they are recommending, and the aerial spraying map.  Please also visit the Easton Board of Health's mosquito control webpage for additional information and ways to stay safe from mosquito-borne diseases.

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Aug 08, 2019

Board of Health Votes to Restrict Outdoor Activities from Dusk through Dawn

On Wednesday, August, 7, 2019, in response to the high risk threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Easton Board of Health, pursuant to the Code of the Town of Easton, Chapter 332, voted to restrict outdoor activities on all public property and all private property that is used for locally sponsored youth activities, including but not limited to youth sports leagues, from dusk to dawn, in accordance with the times listed in the Massachusetts Arbovirus Response Plan, effective immediately and until further notice.  For more information please visit the Easton Board of Health's mosquito control webpage.

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Aug 07, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announces that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of southeastern Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced Tuesday, August 6, 2019 that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of southeastern Massachusetts. So far this year, 22 communities in southeastern Massachusetts have been found by DPH to be at high risk for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. Easton’s risk level is high.  Please visit this page for more information. 

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Jul 31, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that the risk level for the Town of Easton has been raised from "Low" to "High" due to a high volume of mosquitoes testing positive for EEE. 

The Easton Board of Health was notified that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) risk level for the Town of Easton has been raised from “Low” to “High” due to a high volume of mosquitoes testing positive for EEE.   The recommendation at this time from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Easton Board of Health is to postpone or cancel all outdoor actives from dusk to dawn.  Please click here to review the full press release and to review information on protecting against mosquito-borne diseases.

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Jul 25, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton.  Please click here to review the full press release and and to review information on protecting against mosquito-borne diseases. Read More
Jul 19, 2019

Cooling Center Open at Council on Aging

A cooling center is available at the Council on Aging at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. The cooling center will be open on Friday, July 19th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00-8:00 PM. If deemed necessary by town officials, an announcement will be made about opening a cooling center on Sunday, July 21st as well.  Please click here for the full press release from the Easton Fire Department, including tips on heat safety.

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Jul 17, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton.   Please click here to review the full press release and and to review information on protecting against mosquito-borne diseases. Read More
Jul 01, 2019

Town Offices Closed for Independence Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Town Offices will be open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, July 5th. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Jun 11, 2019

Notice of Change in Inspectional Services Department Permit Fee Schedules Effective July 1, 2019


Please note effective July 1, 2019, the permit fee schedules in the Inspectional Services (Building) Department will change.  Please click here to review. Read More
Jun 06, 2019

June 6: Seeking Public Input on Tufts Farm Conceptual Master Plan

The Easton Conservation Commission and Conway School of Landscape Design are hosting a second public forum to seek your ideas on how to best utilize the town-owned Tufts Farm. Located at 108 Canton Street, this 15-acre farmstead is a local historical resource leased to a farmer, which abuts the larger Flyaway Pond Conservation Area. The Conway School students will present three alternative site plan scenarios that are based on the input provided from the public forum on May 2nd, site investigations, and peer review. Public meeting to be held on Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 PM in the Colleen Corona Board Room, Town Hall, 136 Elm St. For more information, please contact the Easton Planning Department at (508) 230-0630. Read More
May 24, 2019

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit

The Town of Easton is required to adhere to the requirements of the Clean Water Act as passed into law in 1972.  Those requirements as they pertain to stormwater discharge are administered under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.  This permit was renewed last year on July 1st, 2018 for a five year term.  Please join us on Thursday, June 6th  (6:30 PM, Colleen Corona Board Room, Town Hall, Easton) to review what the Town of Easton has done, is doing and will do to conform to the requirements of this permit. Read More
May 23, 2019

Town Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day and remembrance of the sacrifices made by members of the US Armed Forces. The Town Offices will be open from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 28th. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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May 23, 2019

Easton Memorial Day Parade

The 2019 Easton Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, 5/27 at the Church Street Cemetery. All participants are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 PM. The parade will begin at 2:00 PM and will march up Depot Street to the Civil War Monument at the corner of Depot and Center Street. Our Parade Marshal this year is Veteran Robert Hicks, U.S. Army. We will have the Oliver Ames High School Band, Canton American Legion Band, Police Dept., Fire Dept., Selectmen, Veterans and cars. Other music will be provided by Ann Di Santo at the Civil War Memorial. There will be speakers and Abraham Lincoln will be there as well! Scouts, Daisies, and Brownies are welcome to walk in the parade. If there is inclement weather the ceremony will take place at the VFW Hall (148 Allen Road, N. Easton) at 2:00 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please come out and support the parade to honor our fallen heroes! Read More
May 22, 2019

Annual Town Meeting Warrant and Results

Thank you to all who attended Annual Town Meeting and participated in the discussions and votes. In a time when many communities often struggle to draw a quorum, Easton had 798 voters in attendance, the highest number since 2008.  The Annual Town Meeting Warrant and Results are now available: 
https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/document/8ca1919a-927c-e911-a2cd-000c29a59557/2019.05.20%20ATM%20Warrant%20&%20Result

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May 17, 2019

Five Corners Sewer Construction Project Phase II Meeting

The Easton Department of Public Works has scheduled a neighborhood meeting at the Easton Middle School Auditorium located at 98 Columbus Avenue on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to provide information about Phase II of the Five Corners Sewer Project and to update residents and business about the upcoming construction.

The Project Team will provide an overview of the construction schedule, discuss potential construction and traffic challenges for the community and answer questions that residents and business owners may have about the construction project. This meeting is focused on the construction project, not sewer betterments and other project financing. A public sewer betterment workshop for property owners will be hosted by the Board of Selectmen/ Sewer Commissioners in early Summer. Sign up for project email updates and alerts, and learn more by visiting www.fivecornerssewer.com or by calling (888) 527-6797.

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May 14, 2019

Tufts Farm Conceptual Master Plan Public Input Requested

Graduate students from the Conway School are developing a Master Plan for Tufts Farm in North Easton, MA. See the video "Tufts Farm Conceptual Master Plan Review" to see the first community visioning process for Tufts Farm, and complete the survey to provide your input. Draft concepts will be presented in the Colleen Corona Board Room, Town Hall, Easton, MA on June 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Thank you for your participation!

Link to survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvzmnNtv16tSoA3zKlrtxOaa4IofaEjGOHV6ggbjBnYJdEtw/viewform?usp=sf_link Read More
May 13, 2019

Annual Town Meeting: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Annual Town Meeting is Monday night, May 21st, at 7:00 PM in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium (100 Lothrop Street).

The warrant for Annual Town Meeting is available here: https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/document/cbceb5ad-cc71-e911-a2cd-000c29a59557/ATM%20Final%20Warrant%20May%2020,%202019

For more information on Town Meeting:
http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/town_meeting_information.php

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May 13, 2019

FY2020 Budget Book Now Available

The Town Administrator's Balanced Budget is available in a comprehensive document that contains both the operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2020.  The budget information is presented in a helpful and user friendly format that includes a citizen’s guide to the budget, a budget summary for each department, and a glossary of common municipal finance terminology.  A full copy of the Town’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget is available here.

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Apr 26, 2019

Board and Committee Vacancies - Volunteers Needed

The success of any local government depends largely on the participation of its citizen volunteers.  Citizen participation in local government is essential in creating a strong community and shaping the future of Easton. The issues and challenges faced by our local government, and their impact on people’s lives in the community, are important and complex. Please consider participating in Town affairs and assisting in the growth and prosperity of Easton by sharing your skills and knowledge.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities webpage for a list of vacancies and the required online volunteer application form. Read More
Apr 23, 2019

May 2: Seeking Public Input on Tufts Farm Conceptual Master Plan

The Easton Conservation Commission and Conway School of Landscape Design seek your ideas on how best to utilize the town-owned Tufts Farm. Located at 108 Canton Street, this 15-acre farmstead is a local historical resource leased to a farmer, which abuts the larger Flyaway Pond Conservation Area.  A conceptual Master Plan will be developed which may include parking areas and circulation plan for the public-facing portion of the farmstead, delineation of the more private residential and working farm area, re-establishing orchards and farming plots, and creating a trail head to the Flyaway Pond conservation area.  Join us on Thursday May 2 @ 7:00 PM in the Colleen Corona Board Room on the first floor of Town Hall, 136 Elm Street. Read More
Apr 23, 2019

Deadline May 25: sign up for Community Garden Plot at Wheaton Farm

The Easton Agricultural and Conservation Commission invite you to register for a plot at the community garden at Wheaton Farm.  The gardens are located next to the Wheaton Farm parking lot on Bay Road just south of the junction with Prospect Street. Plots are available within a fenced enclosure with full sun, running water, and a storage shed.  Rental for a full plot (20 ft x 20 ft) is $75 and for a 1/2 plot (10 ft x 10 ft) is $55 for the season.  Reserve now to get your preferred location.  After tending your crops, you can also enjoy the over 1,000 acres of protected meadows, forests, marshes and waterways at Wheaton Farm.

For additional information, please contact the Easton Planning Department at (508) 230-0630. Read More
Apr 18, 2019

Town Offices Closed on Friday, April 19, 2019

The Easton Town Offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.  The Town Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, April 22nd.

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Mar 01, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Build Meeting - Monday March 11th 6:30 PM

Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Affordable Housing Trust, is building an affordable family home on Electric Avenue in Easton.  Join the community meeting Monday, March 11th, at 6:30 PM at Frothingham Hall at 15 Barrows Street to see the build plans and learn about ways to get involved. Read More
Feb 12, 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 Preliminary Budget Released

The Town Administrator has released the preliminary fiscal year 2020 budget memorandum. To view the memo and other budget information for the upcoming fiscal year, visit our financial information page. Read More
Jan 10, 2019

Easton's Human Rights Committee is sponsoring "Eat With Strangers" from February 3-7, 2019

Easton’s Human Rights Committee
Eat With Strangers Event
February 3-7, 2019

Are you looking to connect with other Easton folks? Do you want to try a unique dining experience? How about meeting up at a local restaurant and sharing a meal with other Eastonites?

Easton’s Human Rights Committee is sponsoring Eat With Strangers on February 3-7, 2019. It’s a great way to make new friends and strengthen our community!

Click here for more information and to sign up online!

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Jan 08, 2019

Easton Fire Department Launches New Online Open Burning Permit System

Chief Kevin Partridge and the Easton Fire Department are pleased to announce that the State Open Burning Season will run from January 15 through May 1, and the Town will be utilizing a new online permitting system this year.  Please click here for more information. Read More
Dec 20, 2018

Town Office Building Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday weeks, please note the following schedule for the Town Offices:

Monday, December 24
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 25                                                                                   CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28
8:30 AM4:30 PM

Monday, December 31
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 1                                                                                         CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 4
8:30 AM4:30 PM

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Nov 26, 2018

Veterans Benefits Information Session

Public Programs & Benefits Information Session hosted by Easton Veterans' Services Officer Cory Ahonen and Outreach Coordinator Kathleen Gouveia
When: November 29, 2018, 10am-12pm
Where: Queset House, 51 Main Street, Easton, MA 02356
For more information, please click here. Read More
Nov 21, 2018

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Support Easton's locally owned and operated businesses this year as you are doing your holiday shopping. You will find toys, jewelry, women's clothing, hand-crafted candies, locally produced foods and beverages, fine and casual dining options, fitness and wellness options, primitives, specialty items, original artwork, recreation options and more, right here in Easton. Read More
Nov 20, 2018

Town Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Town Offices will close at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 21st and be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday November 23rd.  Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 09, 2018

Town Offices Closed for Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, November 12. Honoring all who served. The Town Offices will be open from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13. Read More
Nov 08, 2018

Easton Early Elementary School Project Community Visioning Forum: Tuesday, November 13th

This forum is open to all members of the community and will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the Oliver Ames High School Cafeteria.  No sign up is required for this event. We hope to see you there! For more information, please visit the project website www.eastoneesproject.com and the attached flyer.

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Nov 08, 2018

Photography Competition & Preservation Awards

The Easton Historical Commission is accepting photographs through December 14, 2018 for their annual photography competition held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall.  Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton) and the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape project significant to Easton's historical integrity) will be announced at the event.  Please see the Historical Commission's news page for more details. Read More
Nov 07, 2018

Easton Town Offices Closing at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, November 14th

Please be advised that the Easton Town Offices located at 136 Elm Street will close at 3:30 PM for the remainder of the day on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, so that the Town Hall employees can participate in a training session.

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Oct 16, 2018

Special Town Meeting: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Town of Easton will hold a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium. 

The warrant for the Special Town Meeting is available here.

For more information on Town Meeting, and to view past town meeting warrants and their results, please click here. Read More
Oct 15, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline for State Election - 8:00 PM October 17th

The last day to register to vote for the State Election, to be held on Tuesday, November 6th, is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  The Easton Town Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor of Town Hall, 136 Elm Street, will be open from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM on this day. 

Easton residents can use this link to check to see if they are a registered voter and to confirm their voting precinct.

Click here to Register to Vote Online.

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Oct 12, 2018

Community Forum on Vision and Goals for the MSBA School Building Project: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Easton Early Elementary School Project would like to invite you to join us for a Community Forum on Vision and Goals.  This two hour interactive forum will be centered on the current MSBA School Building Project in Easton.   This forum is open to all members of the community and will be held on October 24, 2018 from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in the Oliver Ames High School Cafeteria.  No sign up is required for this event. We hope to see you there! For more information, please visit the project website eastoneesproject.com and the attached flyer.

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Oct 10, 2018

Annual Fire Department Open House: Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Easton Fire Department will hold its annual open house from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on Saturday, October 13th at Station 1, 48 Lothrop Street. Come down and enjoy a slice of pizza, tour the equipment, visit the S.A.F.E. demonstration trailer, and meet Smokey the Bear. Click here for more information. Read More
Oct 03, 2018

State Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The State Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Polls will be open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  All Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 vote at Oliver Ames High School located at 100 Lothrop Street. 

Early Voting is available to registered voters between October 22nd and November 2nd for this election.  Click to see Early Voting locations and hours. 

Voters are encouraged to educate themselves on the many races and questions that will appear on their ballot PRIOR to arriving at the polls.  KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO THE POLLS  to obtain your voter information, view the Voter Information "Red Book" and a Sample Ballot

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Oct 03, 2018

Early Voting for November 6th State Election - Oct 22nd to Nov 2nd

All registered voters will be able to participate in Early Voting for the November 6th State Election between October 22nd and November 2nd.  Early voting can be done at the Easton Town Hall, 136 Elm Street, during Town Hall’s normal business hours.  For public convenience, the Town of Easton will also be offering weekend hours on Saturday, October 27th from 9AM – 1PM.  Additional early voting centers at Frothingham Hall, Housing Authority and Residence at Five Corners are available with convenient hours for morning commuters on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the early voting period.  

Click here for full EARLY VOTING DETAILS  on locations and hours
Early Voting

 

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Sep 07, 2018

State Primary Election Results

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS:
Click here for Official Easton Results from the State Primary Election on September 4, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION  NIGHT RESULTS:
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Aug 31, 2018

Easton Earns Insurance Premium Credits through MIIA Rewards Program

The Town of Easton has received $54,731 back on its workers compensation and property casualty insurance costs – applicable toward premiums for the next fiscal year—thanks to an incentive program offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider. Easton earned the credits through proactive and voluntary participation in loss prevention and risk management activities throughout the year, conducted in partnership with MIIA. In fiscal year 2018, which concluded on June 30, MIIA awarded over $3.5 million of premium credits collectively to its membership of the Rewards program – resulting in a 16-year total of $32.7 million since the program’s inception.

Committed to keeping the community safer and fiscally stronger, Easton implemented loss control and safety measures as well as administrative procedures that reduce the risk of accidents and property damage. In addition, local employees participated in training programs that promote effective management and safe operations. MIIA offers these no-cost programs as a benefit to help member communities reduce their risks as well as insurance premiums.

“The MIIA Rewards program is a tremendous benefit to the Town of Easton,” said Easton Town Administrator Connor Read.  “I commend the Executive Loss Control Committee for their continued diligence to keep our employees safe on the job with a variety of training opportunities and by taking proactive steps to prevent damage to town buildings, providing significant monetary savings to the Town in insurance premiums”.

Members of the Executive loss Control Committee include Chair Mary Southworth, Human Resources Coordinator; Wendy Nightingale, Finance Director/Town Accountant; Jack Marsh, Water Operations Manager;  David Field, Director of Public Works; Todd Texeira, Building  & Grounds Supervisor; Gary Sullivan, Chief of Police;  Keith Boone, Deputy Chief of Police; Kevin Partridge, Fire Chief; Kristin Kennedy, Director of Health & Community Services; David Twombly, Director of School Operations and Marilyn Gordon, School Business Director.

Stanley Corcoran, Executive Vice President of MIIA said, “Easton has worked very hard over the past year to promote safety in the workplace and mitigate risk. As a result, they have helped lower their own insurance costs and earn these Rewards funds.  We commend Easton for its efforts. We also look forward to continuing to work in partnership with local leaders to ensure employees are well trained and prepared, to help avoid unnecessary risks and losses, and to help save local taxpayer dollars.”

The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association.  As a member-based organization, MIIA’s only focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management solutions to Massachusetts municipalities and related public entities. Municipal insurance its only business, MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.emiia.org and www.mma.org.

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Aug 15, 2018

West Nile Virus (WNV) Confirmed in Mosquitoes from the Town of Easton

The Easton Board of Health has been contacted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and informed that a WNV (West Nile Virus) positive pool of mosquitos has been collected from Easton on 8/13/18.  The species of mosquito is the Culiseta melanura.  This species of mosquito is rarely attracted to mammals, and feeds almost exclusively on birds, but can affect humans if bitten by an infected mosquito.  The Town of Easton’s risk level is currently at “low.”  We will continue to send out updates and inform the public if the risk level changes.  Please review the attached press release on ways to stay safe from mosquito-borne illness.

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Jul 30, 2018

Press Release - Moody's Bond Rating

Moody's assigns Aa3 to Easton, MA's GO Bonds and MIG 1 to GO BANs; affirms Aa3 on outstanding GOs
Full Press Release
Moody's Rating July 2018

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Jul 02, 2018

Cooling Center Open through Friday July 6, 2018

 

EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge would like to announce that a cooling center will be opened in Easton this afternoon to serve residents during the current heat wave.

The cooling center will be at Frothingham Memorial Hall, 15 Barrows St., from 4-8 p.m. today. It will remain open until Friday, July 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If additional days are needed an announcement will be made.

Temperatures are expected to reach into the low 90s today and into Thursday in Easton, according to the National Weather Service. Humidity levels are also expected to be high throughout the week.

“Anyone who needs to cool down is welcome to come to the center,” said Chief Partridge, who is also the director of the town’s emergency management agency. “The high temperatures and humidity levels we have experienced over the weekend are expected to continue throughout the week. We ask anyone that may have elderly or disabled neighbors to please check up on them and make sure they are safe and cool.”

Town officials will also be reaching out to the residents of Easton’s Housing Authority to provide assistance if they need it.

The American Red Cross recommends the following in order to stay safe in the heat:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors that absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities and take frequent breaks if working outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat. Don’t forget to monitor your pets to ensure they are not suffering from the heat.
  • If you do not have air conditioning, you should choose places to go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (libraries, theaters, malls, etc.).

Those exposed to high heat for a prolonged amount of time can fall victim to heat exhaustion or life-threatening heat stroke.

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May 25, 2018

Notice of MassDOT Public Hearing on Improvemnts Along Portions of Route 138

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Corridor Improvements along Depot Street (Route 123) from Newell Circle to Washington Street (Route 138) project in Easton, MA.


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May 24, 2018

Board and Committee Vacancies-Volunteers Needed

The success of any local government depends largely on the participation of its citizen volunteers.  Citizen participation in local government is essential in creating a strong community and shaping the future of Easton. The issues and challenges faced by our local government, and their impact on people’s lives in the community, are important and complex. Please consider participating in Town affairs and assisting in the growth and prosperity of Easton by sharing your skills and knowledge.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities webpage for a list of vacancies and the required online volunteer application form.

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May 23, 2018

The Annual Town Meeting warrant results are now available

The Annaul Town Meeting warrant resulsts are now availabe. Please click here to view the results. Read More
May 11, 2018

Easton Town Offices Closing at 10:00am on Friday, May 11th

Please be advised that the Easton Town Offices located at 136 Elm Street will close at 10:00am for the remainder of the day on Friday, May 11th so that the Town Hall employees can participate in security training.

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May 04, 2018

Easton‚??s Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) risk level raised to High

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today that Easton’s Risk level has been raised to High based on the presence of EEE positive mammal biting mosquitoes in Raynham and their proximity to the Hockamock Swamp.   Read More
May 04, 2018

NOTICE TO EASTON RESIDENTS

During the week of October 21, the Water Division will be conducting its fall system flushing program to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water.

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May 04, 2018

Waste Management Update

Waste Management Update:  Due to the storm, normal collection of trash and recycling will be delayed Wednesday morning.  Any trash or recycling that is not collected by the end of the day Wednesday will be collected on Thursday.        

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May 04, 2018

Rabies Clinic - Sunday, April 13, 2014

 

The Town of Easton will hold a  Rabies Clinic on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The clinic will be held behind the Police Station, at 46 Lothrop St. from 9:00 am until  noon.  Dr. Buffman from Lloyd Animal Medical Center will be vaccinating cats from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and dogs from 10:00 am to noon. The cost of the vaccine is $10.00.   A representative from the Town Clerk’s Office will be available from 10:00 am to noon for licensing of dogs.  All cats should be in a carrier, and all dogs must be leashed. Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any quesions. Thank you.

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May 04, 2018

The Duck Pluck has been rescheduled!!

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May 04, 2018

The Water Division will be conducting its annual fall system flushing program beginning October 14th and continuing for two weeks to ensure the continued quality of our drinking water.

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May 04, 2018

The Water Division will be conducting its annual fall system flushing program beginning October 14th and continuing for two weeks 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.

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May 04, 2018

Waste Management Update (Week of 2/9)

Update from Waste Management: Due to the forecasted storm, Waste Management will delay all pickups for the week of February 9th by one day. Read More
May 04, 2018

Foundry Street Paving - Night Work

Foundry Street Paving Project - Night Work

As part of the Town of Easton’s ongoing pavement management program, the repaving of Foundry Street, between Five Corners and Eastman Street, will begin on the night of Wednesday May 20th.  Due to the high volume of traffic and limited roadway width this work will be performed at night between the hours of 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM.   Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes during this time.  Police Details will be on scene to assist and direct traffic through and around the work zones.  The first phase of work involves the milling of the existing asphalt surface, which will be followed by the installation of a new surface course.  Milling is expected to take 1 night.  The schedule for paving is to be determined.  

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May 04, 2018

Conservation Commission - Open Seat

The Conservation Commission, comprised of five members, has an open seat. If you are interested in serving on this board, please click on the volunteer opportunities link to complete your application. To learn more about the role of the Conservation Commission, visit the Commission's wepage. Read More
May 04, 2018

Board of Health Flu Clinic

The Town of Easton will be offering one seasonal flu clinic this season (2016-17) for Easton residents.  This will be a “VOTE & VAX” clinic as it will be held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or until supply is depleted -  at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. -  in the Atrium.  Injectable vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.  NO FLU MIST WILL BE OFFERED THIS YEAR.   The vaccine offered is NOT preservative free but IS antibiotic free. The Board of Health will be collecting health insurance information (bring your cards) but shots will be given regardless of insurance status for no fee.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEEDED.  Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any questions.  Please wear short sleeves. Read More
May 04, 2018

Seasonal Flu Clinic for Easton Residents

The Town of Easton will be offering one seasonal flu clinic this season (2016-17) for Easton residents.  This will be a “VOTE & VAX” clinic as it will be held on  Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or until supply is depleted -  at  Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. -  in the Atrium.  Injectable  vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.  NO FLU MIST WILL BE OFFERED THIS YEAR.   The vaccine offered is NOT preservative free but IS antibiotic free. The Board of Health will be collecting health insurance information (bring your cards) but shots will be given regardless of insurance status for no fee.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEEDED.  Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any questions.  Please wear short sleeves. Read More
May 04, 2018

Flu Clinic Thursday, December 8th for Easton Residents

The Town of Easton will be offering a seasonal flu clinic for Easton residents on Thursday, December 8, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows St., Easton.  Injectable vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.  NO FLU MIST WILL BE OFFERED. The vaccine offered is NOT preservative free but IS antibiotic free. The Board of Health will be collecting health insurance information (bring your cards) but shots will be given regardless of insurance status for no fee.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.  Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any questions.  Please wear short sleeves.

 

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May 04, 2018

Town Offices are closed today, Thursday, February 9, 2017

Town Offices will be closed today, Thursday, February 9, 2017 due to the upcoming winter storm.  

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May 04, 2018

South Coast Rail Update

South Coast Rail Update: MassDOT filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) on March 15, 2017 in order to advance the option of an interim service serving both New Bedford and Fall River using the existing Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Line while at the same time work proceeds to design, permit and fund the Stoughton Electric final phase project (including, particularly, the so-called Southern Triangle). For more information and to find out how to submit comments, click here.

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May 04, 2018

COMPLETE STREETS ARE FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR HOW THEY TRAVEL

EASTON NEEDS YOUR HELP:  Access Easton, a group of residents interested in promoting safer walking and bicycling in Easton has been working with Planning staff to develop a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan.  They are seeking assistance to identify and evaluate priority locations throughout Easton in need of improvement for safety, connectivity and accessibility.  Please click here to report unsafe street conditions.  Thank you for your assistance. 
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May 04, 2018

COMPLETE STREETS ARE FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR HOW THEY TRAVEL

EASTON NEEDS YOUR HELP:  Access Easton, a group of residents interested in promoting safer walking and bicycling in Easton has been working with Planning staff to develop a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan.  They are seeking assistance to identify and evaluate priority locations throughout Easton in need of improvement for safety, connectivity and accessibility.  Please click here to report unsafe street conditions.  Thank you for your assistance. 
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May 04, 2018

Now through December 15:  Photography Competition & Preservation Awards

 

The Easton Historical Commission is accepting photographs through December 15, 2017 for the 18th Annual Photography Competition, Sunday January 14, 2018 from 3PM-5PM at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton), the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape project significant to Easton's historical integrity) and the Boston Post Cane (for Easton's oldest resident) will be announced at the event. Photographs should be taken in Easton and should be on the themes of historic places, historic landscapes, people, or pets. Important details about the categories and submission requirements can be found on the Town website at:  http://www.easton.ma.us/boards_and_committees/historical_commission/news.php.

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May 04, 2018

Now through December 15:  Photography Competition & Preservation Awards

The Easton Historical Commission is accepting photographs through December 15, 2017 for the 18th Annual Photography Competition, Sunday January 14, 2018 from 3PM-5PM atOakes Ames Memorial Hall. Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton), the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape project significant to Easton's historical integrity) and the Boston Post Cane (for Easton's oldest resident) will be announced at the event. Photographs should be taken in Easton and should be on the themes of historic places, historic landscapes, people, or pets. Important details about the categories and submission requirements can be found on the Town website at:  http://www.easton.ma.us/boards_and_committees/historical_commission/news.php.

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May 04, 2018

Recreation Department Winter Programs

 

The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Basketball Skills Clinics, Karate, Adult line Dancing, Wrestling, Rock N Ropes, Creative Writing and Craft Workshops.

Click here for more:   http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/recreation_department/recreation_programs.php

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May 03, 2018

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for the Town of Easton and Easton Public Schools Now Available

The Town Administrator's Balanced Budget is now available in a comprehensive document that contains both the operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2019.  The budget information is presented in a helpful and user friendly format that includes a citizen’s guide to the budget, a budget summary for each department, and a glossary of common municipal finance terminology.  A full copy of the Town’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget is available here.

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May 02, 2018

Board and Committee Vacancies-Volunteers Needed

The success of any local government depends largely on the participation of its citizen volunteers.  Citizen participation in local government is essential in creating a strong community and shaping the future of Easton. The issues and challenges faced by our local government, and their impact on people’s lives in the community, are important and complex. Please consider participating in Town affairs and assisting in the growth and prosperity of Easton by sharing your skills and knowledge.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities webpage for a list of vacancies and the required online volunteer application form.

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Apr 30, 2018

Public Input Summit

Public Input Summit – May 2, 2018, 7:00pm. The 524 Depot Street Master Plan Team wants to know your thoughts on Easton’s recreational needs as they work on developing a master plan for the 524 Depot Street Property. The summit is being held at the Olmsted Richardson cafetorium at 7:00pm on May 2.

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Apr 25, 2018

Annual Town Election

The Annual Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  Polls will be open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  All voting Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 vote at Oliver Ames High School located at 100 Lothrop Street.  Read More
Apr 23, 2018

Absentee Ballots for April 24th Town Election Available

Absentee Ballots for the Annual Town Election are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Absentee Ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the Town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place or religious belief.   Registered voters must fill out an application which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the Town Clerks office or to have one mailed to them.   The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.  Completed ballots must be received at the Town Clerks Office by the close of polls on Election Day (Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8PM).

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Apr 16, 2018

Just Test

Apr 15, 2018

Town of Easton Rabies Clinic

April 15:  Town of Easton Rabies Clinic

The Town of Easton will be holding a Rabies Clinic on Sunday April 15, 2018. The Clinic will be held at the Easton Police Station, 46 Lothrop St. from 9AM-12PM. Cats from 9:00 am to 10:00 am; Dogs from 10:00 am to Noon. All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in carriers. The charge for the vaccine is $10.00. Please call Animal Control with any questions at (508) 230-3353.

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Apr 05, 2018

Sign up Now for a Community Garden Plot at Wheaton Farm

The Easton Agricultural and Conservation Commissions invite you to register for a plot at the community garden at Wheaton Farm.

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Apr 04, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline for Annual Town Election

The last day to register to vote for the upcoming Annual Town Election is Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  The Easton Town Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor of Town Hall, 136 Elm Street will be open from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM on this day.  Easton residents can check on their voter status and confirm their voting precinct from the Towns website under Town Clerk Department /Election Info/Check enrollment status


Click here to Register to Vote Online

The Annual Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  Polls will be open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  All voting Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 vote at Oliver Ames High School located at 100 Lothrop Street. 

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Mar 27, 2018

Easton Awarded $136,376 Complete Streets Grant

Easton will receive $136,376 to make pedestrian and bicycle improvements at numerous locations across town and better connect residents with the downtown area and attractions including restaurants, residential areas, parks, retail shops, and the public library. Work will include installing new crosswalk signage and markings, and bicycle racks and repair stations.

On Friday, March 23, the Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation announced awards totaling $5.5 million to 23 communities through the Complete Streets Funding Program. These awards will be used to fund local, multi-modal infrastructure improvement projects, as identified in each municipality’s submitted Complete Streets Prioritization Plan.

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Mar 16, 2018

RMV Branches Announce Temporary Closures from March 22 - March 26

 

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will be temporarily closed and all registry services will be unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m., March 26.  This impacts all branches (including AAA offices and dealerships), online transactions, and vehicle inspections.  Please visit the MA RMV for more information. Read More
Mar 12, 2018

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED - TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

 
Due to the severe winter weather forecast, the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall will be CLOSED on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. To the extent possible, please remain off the roads during the duration of the storm to allow DPW and emergency operations crews to treat and clear the snow. For helpful preparedness resources, please visitwww.easton.ma.us/snow

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Mar 02, 2018

Nomination Papers available until March 2nd for Annual Town Election

Nomination papers for the Annual Town Election are available (beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018) at the Town Clerks office.  The last day to obtain nomination papers is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  The Election Calendar with candidate deadlines, the positions on the ballot and a complete Candidate Packet are available on the Towns website.  Interested Candidates are invited to call 508-230-0530 or email townclerksoffice@easton.ma.us with questions. Read More
Feb 09, 2018

South Coast Rail NOA - DSEIR

South Coast Rail Update: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) Comment Period Open February 7, 2018 - to March 23, 2018.Click here for the flyer. Read More
Feb 09, 2018

Economic Development Council introduces Site Locator Tool

Easton’s Economic Development Council is excited to introduce a new site locator tool developed specifically to help business owners looking for a site to start or move their business. The interactive database allows property owners to list properties available for sale or lease. Business owners and entrepreneurs can then view those lists to find properties suitable for their business.

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Jan 20, 2018

Special Town Election


There will be a Special Town Election on Saturday, January 20, 2018. You can vote at the Oliver Ames High School from 7:00AM to 3:00PM. Read More
Jan 20, 2018

FLU CLINIC - Oliver Ames High School

The Town of Easton will be offering a seasonal flu clinic for Easton residents on Saturday January 20, 2018,  from  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oliver Ames High School (in the Atrium), 100 Lothrop St., Easton.  Injectable vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.  NO FLU MIST WILL BE OFFERED.  The Board of Health will be collecting health insurance information (bring your cards) but shots will be given regardless of insurance status for no fee.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.  Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any questions.  Please wear short sleeves.

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Jan 05, 2018

Town of Easton Completes Bylaw Resubmittal Project and Publishes Updated Town Code

 
For the first time since 2008, the Town of Easton has published an up-to-date Town Code including all bylaws adopted by Town Meeting and approved by the Attorney General. The newly published eCode, available at www.ecode360.com/EA1580, contains all bylaws adopted through October 16, 2017, and will be routinely updated following all future Town Meetings. This new format is text searchable, making it easier than ever before for residents and businesses to locate rules, regulations and bylaws governing the Town of Easton.  Read More
Jan 05, 2018

Learn More about Streams at the Conservation Commission Meeting Monday 1/8/2018

The Conservation Commission has invited an expert from MACC to speak on the different classifications of rivers and streams and how they function to get a better understanding of the science behind the state and local wetland protection laws.  Read More
Jan 04, 2018

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED THURS 1/4/2018

 
Due to the severe winter weather forecast, the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall will be CLOSED on Thursday, January 4, 2018. To the extent possible, please remain off the roads during the duration of the storm to allow DPW and emergency operations crews to treat and clear the snow. 

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Jan 02, 2018

Cannabis Control Commission Issues Draft Regulations

The Cannabis Control Commission has issued draft regulations for the implementation of the Adult Use of Marijuana Industry in Massachusetts. To view the regulations, click here. For a listing of public meetings on the promulgation of these regulations, click here.
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Dec 12, 2017

Recreation Department Winter Programs

The Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Basketball Skills Clinics, Karate, Adult line Dancing, Wrestling, Rock N Ropes, Creative Writing and Craft Workshops.

Click here for more:   http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/recreation_department/recreation_programs.php

 

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Nov 30, 2017

Marijuana Policy Advisory Committee to Hold Public Listening Session on Marijuana Policy Planning

The Town of Easton will hold a public listening session regarding the Town’s ongoing marijuana policy planning process on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street. The session invites residents to meet the Town’s Marijuana Policy Advisory Committee, learn about the existing law as it pertains to the sale and cultivation of marijuana, and learn about policy options for the Town to consider prior to the June 30, 2018 expiration of a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales and cultivation in Easton. Read More
Nov 13, 2017

Special Town Meeting


Final warrant information is now available on our Town Meeting information page. Read More
Nov 13, 2017

Flu Clnic for Easton Residents

The Town of Easton will be offering a seasonal flu clinic for Easton residents on Monday, November 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  at Oliver Ames High School (in the Atrium), 100 Lothrop St., Easton.  Injectable vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.  NO FLU MIST WILL BE OFFERED. The vaccine offered is NOT preservative free and is NOT antibiotic free. The Board of Health will be collecting health insurance information (bring your cards) but shots will be given regardless of insurance status for no fee.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.  Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any questions.  Please wear short sleeves.

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Nov 03, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.5 Million MassWorks Grant to Easton

MassWorks Infrastructure Program Grant will support $32 million private investment in revitalization of North Easton Village

 
Today, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash joined local officials and community leaders to award a $2.5 million MassWorks Program Infrastructure Grant to Easton for the continued revitalization of the North Easton Village, leveraging $200,000 in local funding, and building on prior efforts to attract up to $32 million in private investment.

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Nov 02, 2017

Photography Competition & Preservation Awards

The Easton Historical Commission is accepting photographs through December 15 2017 for the 18th annual photography competition held Sunday January 14 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall.  Recipients of the Chaffin Award (for an individual making a significant contribution to historic preservation in Easton), the Briggs Award (for a building or landscape project significant to Easton's historical integrity) and the Boston Post Cane (for Easton's oldest resident) also will be announced at the event.  Please see the Historical Commission's news page for more details. Read More
Oct 31, 2017

CPC Eligibility Applications due Friday, November 3, by 12:30pm

Since its adoption in 2001, the Community Preservation Act has helped Easton protect numerous historic and resources and open spaces, improve our affordable housing stock and improve access to outdoor recreation.  In order to be eligible for FY19 CPA funding, applicants for all potential projects must submit an Application for Eligibility by 12:30pm, November 3, 2017. Read More
Oct 12, 2017

MassDOT holding ADA Transition Plan public meetings

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will host  a public meeting Thursday, October 26, 4:30p.m in East Bridgewater
to share updates to its ADATransition Plan. To learn more about the public meeting click here.


 For more information on this initiative, please visit: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/OfficeofCivilRights/ADA.aspx

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Oct 05, 2017

October 6, 2017 is National Manufacturing Day.

Easton has been home to manufacturing operations throughout its history, most notably the foundries that were located in south Easton and the Ames Shovel Works complex in the north part of town. Today over forty manufacturing businesses operate in Easton; and while most are located in the Easton Industrial Park off Belmont and Washington Streets, some, like North Easton Machine have operated quietly in remote areas of town. Read More
Sep 01, 2017

CPA Project Eligibility Applications Available

Since its adoption in 2001, the Community Preservation Act has helped Easton protect numerous historic and resources and open spaces, improve our affordable housing stock and improve access to outdoor recreation.  In order to be eligible for FY19 CPA funding, applicants for all potential projects must submit an Application for Eligibility by November 3, 2017. Read More
Aug 24, 2017

Health Promotion Clinic for Residents of Easton

A Health Promotion Clinic for residents of Easton Will Be Held on Thursday, August, 24, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Council On Aging, Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street, Easton. The clinic will provide Total Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Diabetic (Blood Sugar) Screenings.  Due to the limited number of appointments available, please call the Council On Aging at (508) 238-3160 to schedule an appointment.  No Walk-Ins will be screened. The clinic is free of charge and open to any resident 20 years of age or older.

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Aug 02, 2017

September 10 Deadline:  Applications for 2017 NRT Harvest and Crafts Fair

Organizations applying for space must be formal non-profit organizations
that are oriented either toward natural resources such as environmental
stewardship, animal husbandry, open space management and farming and
horticultural practices, or be town or civic organizations supporting
educational or cultural activities. Organizations that do not qualify include partisan political groups, athletic booster clubs, individual fundraisers, and religiously affiliated groups.  The NRT Board of Directors reserves the right to make the final selection of non-profits attending the fair.  Applications received after the Sept. 10th deadline will not be considered.  For a list of the rules for a non-profit participation, and an application form, please go to 2017 NRT Harvest and Crafts Fair Applications. Read More
Jul 28, 2017

Town of Easton Employment Opportunities

The Town of Easton has the following employment opportunities open:

  • Animal Control Officer/Animal Inspector

For more information, and full job posting, please visit Town of Easton Employment Opportunities.

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Jul 11, 2017

Complete Streets - safe streets for everyone

Easton is working to make its streets more friendly and accessible for walkers, mobile device users and cyclists. Please help us identify hazards to pedestrians, cyclists and mobility device users.

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Jul 07, 2017

Real Estate Exemption Applications for FY2018 Now Available

Applications for Real Estate property tax exemptions for FY2018 are now available through the Easton Assessors’ Office. The town offers many exemptions designed to reduce property tax for qualifying seniors and disabled residents. Exemptions include: Elderly, for those age 65 and older who qualify by income and assets; widow, widower, persons over 70 or minor surviving child with asset limit; disabled veterans, blind, tax deferral and Community Preservation Act with income limits. Those interested in further information or applications should visit the Assessors’ section of the town’s website at Easton Tax Exemptions, stop by the Assessors’ Office or call the office at (508) 230-0520. Read More
Jul 04, 2017

Town Offices Closed on Tuesday, July 4

In observance of Independence Day, the Town Offices (Town Hall, Frothingham Hall, DPW and Water Division) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.  This also means that COA shuttles will not be running that day. Town Offices will observe normal business hours the day before (Monday, July 3rd), the day after (Wednesday, July 5th), and for the remainder of the week. Have a happy and safe 4th of July celebration!

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Jun 21, 2017

Notice of Vacancies on Boards/Committees

The Board of Selectmen is accepting applications from interested volunteers seeking to fulfill the following vacant seats for the indicated boards and committees in the Town of Easton:

  • Affordable Housing Trust – 1 seat available
  • Agricultural Commission – 1 seat available
  • Economic Development Council – 1 seat available
  • Historical Commission – 1 seat available
  • Human Rights Committee – 1 seat available
  • Public Spaces Committee – 1 seat available
Interested applicants must submit a volunteer form, available at the Town Offices and at www.easton.ma.us  under “Volunteer Opportunities”, to the Selectmen's Office at 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 or via email to PVanDerHey@easton.ma.us no later than July 14, 2017. Read More
May 29, 2017

Easton's Memorial Day Parade

Easton’s annual Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 29, 2017. Groups are asked to form at the Church Street Cemetery in South Easton no later than 1:30 pm. Ceremonies will kick off exactly at 2:00 pm. The parade will regroup after that ceremony and march from Church Street to Depot Street and then to the Civil War Memorial where there will be another ceremony and where it will end. Our Parade Marshal this year is Sidney Smith, Army National Guard. We will have the Oliver Ames High School Band and the Canton American Legion Band, Police Dept., Fire Dept., Selectmen, Veterans and cars. Other music will be provided by Ann DiSanto at the Civil War Memorial. There will be other speakers. Boy and Girl Scouts and all Daisy’s, Brownies and Cub Scouts are welcomed to walk in the parade. All groups are encouraged to come out and participate and all floats are welcomed. All veterans are encouraged to come out and march, walk or ride! Please come out and watch the parade...It’s the least you can do on a day we remember our fallen veterans. Call Alvin Smart, Commander VFW Post 2547 at 508-238-7143 formore information. Read More
May 22, 2017

ANNUAL LEGACY ART/MUSIC/FOOD/FUN FESTIVAL JUNE 25, 2017

The Shovel Town Cultural District is excited to present its Fourth Annual Legacy Festival.  Some surprises this year with an Artist & Artisans Faire.  Junior Art Show (age 18 and under) will grace the Historical Society…lots of activities for adults and children including Auntie ZaZa…fun with yarn-finger knitting; Gwyn Marathas…interactive weaving at the studio; Balloon Creations and face painting with Alleyoop Rentals; Cookie Monster Lives with Dolce Cupcakes; The Fieldhouse Arena-sports spots; planting with Flourish;  Interactive Art Projects for kids with the Children’s Museum in Easton; walking tours and canoeing, of course!
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May 15, 2017

Notice of Annual Vacancies

The Board of Selectmen is accepting applications from interested volunteers for town boards and committees with seats set to expire. A full list of boards and committees with seats expiring on June 30, 2017 is available here. In order to be considered, interested applicants must submit a volunteer form, available at the Town Offices and at the Town’s website at this location, to the Selectmen's Office at 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 no later than June 7, 2017

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May 11, 2017

MassDOT Public Meeting Schedule for the 2018-2022 Capital Investment Plan.

 MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meeting, Arnone School Cafeteria, 135 Belmont Street, Brockton - The Draft MassDOT & MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update for fiscal years 2018–2022 is a multi-billion dollar program that makes long-term, multi-modal investments across the Commonwealth.

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May 03, 2017

Small Business Listening Sessions

Governor’s Economic Development Listening Tour - Wednesday, May 17 at 1:00. The Lt. Governor will facilitate the Brockton area session at Massasoit Conference Center on Crescent Street in Brockton.The Easton Economic Council looks forward to seeing members of Easton's business community at this important session. Read More
May 02, 2017

Unofficial Election Results

Click here to view the Unofficial Results from the April 25, 2017 Election in Easton. Read More
May 02, 2017

Open Space & Recreation Plan

The 2017 update of Easton's Open Space and Recreation Plan has been submitted to the Board of Selectmen, Planning & Zoning Board and Conservation Commission for review and comment. The objective of the OSRP is to define the town’s recreational needs and its objectives for providing and protecting open space. Read More
May 01, 2017

Sign Up Now for a Community Garden Plot at Wheaton Farm!

The Easton Agricultural and Conservation Commissions with the Friends of Wheaton Farm invite you to register for a plot at the community garden at Wheaton Farm. The gardens are located right off the access road to the old Wheaton Farm parking lot just south of the junction of Bay Road and Prospect Street. Raised beds are available at 20 feet by 20 feet (400 square feet) or 20 by 10 (200 square feet). Running water, fenced enclosure, and storage shed are available. Rental for a large garden is $75 and a small garden is $55. Plot rentals are going quickly. For additional information, please download the Wheaton Farm Community Gardens Registration or contact the Easton Planning Department 508.230.0630.  After tending your crops, you can also enjoy the over 1,000 acres of protected meadows, forests, marshes and waterways at Wheaton Farm.

 

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Apr 25, 2017

Annual Town Election - April 25th - Polls Open 7AM-8PM


The Annual Town Election is Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. All voting Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 vote at Oliver Ames High School located at 100 Lothrop Street.

For questions please contact the Town Clerks Office at 508-230-0530.

Get out and vote. YOUR VOTE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

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Apr 25, 2017

South Coast Rail NPC Comment Period Extended

South Coast Rail Update: Notice of Project Change (NPC) Comment Period Extended to May 19, 2017.  MassDOT filed a NPC on March 15, 2017 in order to advance the option of an interim service serving both New Bedford and Fall River using the existing Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Line while at the same time work proceeds to design, permit and fund the Stoughton Electric final phase project (including, particularly, the so-called Southern Triangle). For more information and to find out how to submit comments, click here. Read More
Apr 24, 2017

Annual Town Election Absentee Ballots Available

Absentee Ballots for the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee Ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the Town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place or religious belief. Registered voters must fill out an application which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the Town Clerks office or to have one mailed to them. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Read More
Apr 22, 2017

Easton Water Division Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the DPW, 130 Center Street, N. Easton.  For more details, click here.

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Apr 11, 2017

Mill Street and Rockland Street Paving

Mill Street and Rockland Street

 Paving Project

 

As part of the Town of Easton’s ongoing pavement management program, the repaving of Mill Street and Rockland Street has been scheduled and will begin Wednesday April 12th.   Read More
Apr 10, 2017

Sign Up Now for a Community Garden Plot at Wheaton Farm!

The Easton Agricultural and Conservation Commissions with the Friends of Wheaton Farm invite you to register for a plot at the community garden at Wheaton Farm. The gardens are located right off the access road to the old Wheaton Farm parking lot just south of the junction of Bay Road and Prospect Street. Raised beds are available at 20 feet by 20 feet (400 square feet) or 20 by 10 (200 square feet). Running water, fenced enclosure, and storage shed are available. Rental for a large garden is $75 and a small garden is $55. Plot rentals are going quickly. For additional information, please download the Wheaton Farm Community Gardens Registration or contact the Easton Planning Department 508.230.0630.  After tending your crops, you can also enjoy the over 1,000 acres of protected meadows, forests, marshes and waterways at Wheaton Farm.

 

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Apr 07, 2017

Sign Up Now for a Community Garden Plot at Wheaton Farm!


The Easton Agricultural and Conservation Commissions with the Friends of Wheaton Farm invite you to register for a plot at the community garden at Wheaton Farm.  The gardens are located right off the access road to the old Wheaton Farm parking lot just south of the junction of Bay Road and Prospect Street.  Raised beds are available at 20 feet by 20 feet (400 square feet) or 20 feet by 10 feet (200 square feet).  Running water, fenced enclosure and storage shed are available.  The rental rate for a large garden is $75.00 and a small garden is $55.00.  Plot rentals are going quickly.  For additional information, please download the Wheaton Farm Community Gardens Registration or contact the Easton Department of Planning and Economic Development at (508) 230.0630.  After tending your crops, you can also enjoy over 1,000 acres of protected meadows, forests, marshes and waterways at Wheaton Farm. Read More
Apr 06, 2017

Voter Registration Deadline

The Last day to register to vote for the upcoming Annual Town Election is Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Easton Town Clerk’s Office, will be open from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM on this day. Read More
Mar 31, 2017

Town of Easton Receives Award from Municipal Small Bridge Program

 
The Town of Easton was awarded $450,000 from the Municipal Small Bridge Program for the South Street culvert at a ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House on March 29, 2017. David Field, Director of Public Works stated “We are very excited to have received this funding to replace the South Street culvert which experienced a partial collapse and was subsequently closed in May of 2016.  Without these funds it would have been very difficult to find the resources to replace this culvert and reopen this roadway.” Read More
Mar 23, 2017

MassDOT Detour Advisory - Route 106 West Bridgewater

MEDIA ADVISORY: West Bridgewater 

MassDOT Schedules Three-Week Closure of a Section of Route 106 for Bridge Reconstruction Work 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division announced that it will be closing a section of Route 106 in West Bridgewater between Manley Street and Route 138 in Easton beginning April 3, 2017, for a period of three weeks to reconstruct the Route 106 bridge over the Hockomock River.  

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Mar 23, 2017

South Coast Rail Update

South Coast Rail Update: MassDOT filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) on March 15, 2017 in order to advance the option of an interim service serving both New Bedford and Fall River using the existing Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Line while at the same time work proceeds to design, permit and fund the Stoughton Electric final phase project (including, particularly, the so-called Southern Triangle). For more information and to find out how to submit comments, click here.

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Mar 14, 2017

TOWN OFFICES CLOSED - MARCH 14, 2017


Due to the projected winter storm, the Town Offices, including Frothingham Hall, will be closed today, March 14, 2017. All board and committee meetings scheduled for today are cancelled. Visit www.easton.ma.us/snow for helpful winter weather resources and information. Read More
Feb 21, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: AGO APPROVAL OF ZONING BYLAW


CITIZENS OF THE TOWN OF EASTON, MASSACHUSETTS:

This is to inform you in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 32, that the Town’s zoning bylaw pertaining to Articles 32, 33, and 34 of the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting convened on May 16, 2016 has been APPROVED by the Attorney General’s Office on February 1, 2017Zoning by-laws will be in effect retroactive to June 13, 2016.

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Feb 17, 2017

Town Offices Closed on Monday, February 20

 
In observance of Presidents Day, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017. The Town Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Read More
Feb 13, 2017

Trash and recycling delayed one day the week of  Feb 13th

Attention Waste Management Customers: Due to the predicted snow, beginning on Monday February 13, 2017, trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day for the entire week. There will be no collection on Monday Feb 13th. Read More
Feb 12, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING CANCELLED -2/13/17 re: Removal of David Colton, Town Administrator


The public hearing pertaining to the removal of Town Administrator David Colton scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm has been cancelled. The Town and David Colton have reached a mutually acceptable agreement. 

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Jan 25, 2017

Notice re: 2017 Census

 
The Town Clerk’s Office is aware of a printing error on the 2017 census.  The letter “A” indicating "active voter" is present for some persons under the age of 18.  If this applies to you, simply cross out the “A” and return your census form to the Town Clerk in accordance with the instructions printed on your census.  Read More
Dec 01, 2016

Affordable Apartment Applications at Easton Avalon Available

Applications for the 73 affordable apartments at the Easton Avalon development in Five Corners will be accepted through February 2, 2017.  For application forms contact Avalon at 508-219-5158 or e-mail AvalonEaston@avalonbay.com. Affordable 1-bedrooms will rent at $1,140, 2-bedrooms at $1,272, and 3-bedrooms at $1,400, utilities not included. Income qualifications and asset, use & occupancy restrictions apply. Equal Housing Opportunity.

 

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Nov 22, 2016

Easton Public Disclosure of Property Values

New assessed values, pending preliminary certification, for fiscal year 2017 for all Easton properties will be available through the Easton Assessors’ Office and on the town’s website from Nov. 23 through Dec. 1.  To access the town’s website, go to easton.ma.us, then to Departments and Assessors, then Easton Property Values and enter the data base. Property record information, excluding the owner’s name, is listed in the data base by property address or map and lot. Values will appear on the third quarter actual tax bill due out Jan. 1, 2017. The Assessors’ Office, located at Town Hall, 136 Elm St., will be open for the public to view information, discuss values and request changes in proposed values during regular town hall hours, which are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays. On average, single family homes increased 4% and condominiums increased 7%, while 2 and 3 family homes increased by 2%.

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Nov 17, 2016

Preservation Awards Sunday January 22nd 3-5 PM

The 17th Annual Preservation Awards will be held Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 3 pm to 5 pm at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. 

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Nov 07, 2016

Town Offices Hours: Thanksgiving


In observance of Thanksgiving, the Easton Town Offices will close at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and remain closed until Monday, November 28th. Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
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Oct 21, 2016

Notice from MassDOT: Paving Work at Route 138 and Main Street

 
Beginning on Sunday, October 23, MassDOT will be conducting roadway resurfacing at the intersection of Route 138 and Main Street. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am beginning on the 23rd and are anticipated to run as such for three weeks. For questions or concerns, please contact April Letournea at 774-292-2091.

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Oct 13, 2016

CPA Eligibility Applications due November 4.

Eligibility Applications for FY2018 CPA projects (for approval at May 2017 Town Meeting) are now available. All applicants MUST submit an application for eligibility by November 4, 2016.  The application and information on the funding process is available HERE. Read More
Oct 12, 2016

Public Meeting to Discuss Draft Housing Production Plan - October 18

The Affordable Housing Trust is holding a public meeting to discuss Easton’s draft Housing Production Plan on Tuesday October 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Frothingham Hall – 15 Barrows Street in downtown North Easton.  The State requires that towns have a current Housing Production Plan to be certified as being in compliance with Massachusetts’ Comprehensive Permit Law and thus have “safe harbor” from unsolicited Chapter 40B developments.  As long as Easton remains certified as being in compliance with the law, the Town has the perpetual ability to ensure future housing proposals comply with local zoning and can turn away development proposals that do not.  The draft plan is available for review on the Town website.  After feedback from the public meeting, the plan will be presented to the Planning Board in November and the Board of Selectmen in December and then submitted to the State for final approval in January of 2017. A COPY OF THE DRAFT PRODUCTION PLAN IS AVAILABLE HERE. 

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Oct 06, 2016

Flu Clinic for Easton Residents

 The Town of Easton will be offering one seasonal flu clinic this season (2016-17) for Easton residents.  This will be a “VOTE & VAX” clinic as it will be held on Election Day,Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or until supply is depleted -  at Oliver Ames High School, 100 Lothrop St. -  in the Atrium.  Injectable vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.  NO FLU MIST WILL BE OFFERED THIS YEAR.   The vaccine offered is NOT preservative free but IS antibiotic free. The Board of Health will be collecting health insurance information (bring your cards) but shots will be given regardless of insurance status for no fee.  NO APPOINTMENT NEEEDED. Please call the Board of Health (508) 230-0620 with any questions.  Please wear short sleeves. Read More
Oct 03, 2016

EARLY VOTING IN EASTON, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 24, 2016


We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot. CLICK HERE FOR VOTING LOCATIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION. 

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Sep 27, 2016

NOTICE: MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

All nonessential outdoor water use is prohibited.

“Nonessential outdoor water use” includes uses that are not required: a) for health or safety reasons; b) by regulation; c) for the production of food and fiber; d) for the maintenance of livestock; or e) to meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by golf courses as necessary to maintain tees, greens, and limited fairway watering, or irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

More information is available at http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/index.php

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Sep 15, 2016

MBTA / MassDOT Public Meetings re: South Coast Rail during September

 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA are proposing to restore passenger rail transportation between the South Coast and Boston. MassDOT and MBTA are designing a new rail connection making use  of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. Design for this route is currently 15% complete. In addition, MassDOT and MBTA are currently considering an alternative rail route between Boston and the South Coast that could potentially be designed and constructed more quickly than can the Stoughton route. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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Sep 14, 2016

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Easton

DATE: 9/13/2016                                        CONTACT: Kristin Kennedy 

TOWN: Easton                                          TELEPHONE: 508-230-0620

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton, Massachusetts.  The type of mosquito was Culex pipiens & Culex restuans. Artificial and natural containers are the preferred larval habitat for these mosquitoes.  They feed mainly on birds and occasionally on mammals. They are the primary vectors of WNV.  Easton has 1 WNV positive mosquito sample identified in 2016.

 

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Sep 08, 2016

DPW Seeking Applications for Snow Plow Contractors for Winter 2016/17

The Town of Easton Department of Public Works is accepting applications for snow plowing contractors for the 2016 – 2017 winter season. Applications can be picked up at the Department of Public Works, 130 Center Street between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Applications are also available by clicking here. or call DPW 508-230-0800.

*New Competitive Rates and Incentives*

Pickup: $80

6-wheel: $90 - $115

10-wheel/Tri-Axle: $125 - $130

Backhoe: $125

Loaders: $150 - $175

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Aug 31, 2016

Notice of Vacancy - School Committee


The Board of Selectmen are accepting applications from interested volunteers seeking to fulfill the unexpired term of a School Committee member. If appointed, the volunteer will serve on the School Committee until the Town Election in April 2017 at which point they may run for election to the School Committee. Interested applicants must submit a volunteer form, available at the Town Offices and at www.easton.ma.us under “Volunteer Opportunities”, no later than September 19, 2016.

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Aug 11, 2016

Easton Police Department Joins the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative

The Easton Police Department is pleased to announce they have recently joined P.A.A.R.I. - The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative.  P.A.A.R.I was started by Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello to bridge the gap between the police department and opioid addicts seeking recovery. This initiative encourages opioid drug users to seek recovery, help distribute lifesaving opioid blocking drugs to prevent and treat overdoses, connect addicts with treatment programs and facilities and provide resources to other police departments and communities that want to do more to fight the opioid addiction epidemic. This program makes resources, funding, recovery programs and ideas available to local police agencies.  Read More
Jul 21, 2016

Notice from the Assessors: Cyclical Inspections


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 are being done during the next few months with inspectors going door-to-door throughout neighborhoods to do inspections of both the interior and exterior of properties. Read More
Jul 06, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Town of Easton is accepting volunteer applications for a variety of boards and committees from interested citizens. If you would like to get more involved in your local government, visit our volunteer page and submit an application for consideration. Read More
Jun 27, 2016

Notice of Surplus Computers for Disposal

The Town of Easton has surplus computer equipment that could not be sold on Municibid.  Specifically there are 17 Gateway and HP Compaq computers that functioned well the last time they were plugged in. These computers are now released to any interested residents of Easton on a first come, first serve basis at no charge.  No monitors or displays are included.  These computers will be distributed in an “as is” condition with no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, no benefits or agreements to service, repair, either expressed or implied for the unit and no guarantees that the unit is in current working condition. 

 

If you are interested in taking one of these computers (1 only per household please), please call Mike Deltano at 508-230-0571 on Monday, June 27, to reserve a computer and schedule a pickup time.  To see a detailed list of the equipment please click here.

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Jun 20, 2016

Revised Location: Representative Shaunna O'Connell Office Hours

State Representative Shaunna O'Connell will be holding office hours on Monday, June 27 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Queset House, located at 51 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356. Anyone wishing to meet with her may drop in or call 617-722-2305 to reserve an appointment, including appointments that need to be scheduled outside office hours.  

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May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Parade: Monday, May 30

The Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30th. The parade will meet on Church Street at 1:30 pm, before commencing at 2:00 pm at the Church Street cemetery. Parade Marshals are Cathy Folan - USMC and Jason Haven - USA and Easton's VSO. The parade will travel down Depot Street toward the Civil War Memorial, where a ceremony will take place. 

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day, and remember to thank the Veterans of the United States for their service and sacrifice.

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May 27, 2016

Representative Shaunna O'Connell Announces Office Hours - June 2

 
State Representative Shaunna O'Connell will be holding office hours on Thursday, June 2 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for the residents of The Residence at Five Corners, located at 678 Depot Street. Residents of the facility wishing to meet with her may drop in or call 617-722-2305 to reserve an appointment, including appointments that need to be scheduled outside
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May 18, 2016

Override Information Page Now Available

Following Town Meeting's approval of Article 14: FY2017 Operating Budget Contingent upon Passage of an Operational Override, this webpage was created as a central hub of existing information relating to the proposed operational (and debt exclusion) override. This page contains helpful resources pertaining to the proposed override budget, as well as general information relating to the process of passing an override in general. Read More
May 17, 2016

Annual Town Meeting Adjourns to Second Night: June 13, 2016

 Town Meeting met on Monday, May 16, 2016 and disposed of 14 articles before adjourning to a second night, scheduled for 7:00 pm on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Easton Middle School Auditorium. Results from the 16th are as follows:


Articles 1 – 9: passed 
Article 10: failed 
Articles 11 – 14: passed

More information on Town Meeting and the remaining Warrant Articles can be found at this location.

 

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May 13, 2016

Notice of Vacancy: Board of Health

The Board of Selectmen are accepting applications from interested volunteers seeking to fulfill the unexpired term of a Board of Health member. If appointed, the volunteer will serve on the Board of Health until the Town Election in April 2017 at which point they may run for election to the Board of Health. Interested applicants must submit a volunteer form, available at the Town Offices and at www.easton.ma.us under “Volunteer Opportunities”, to the Selectmen's Office at 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 or via email to cread@easton.ma.us no later than May 31, 2016.

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May 12, 2016

Notice to Residents: South Street Closed

South Street has been closed to through traffic at the culvert over Mulberry Brook until further notice. One of two existing stone culverts experienced a partial collapse in the shoulder of the road. Upon further investigation of the culvert it was determined that the culvert may no longer be safe for vehicular traffic. The DPW is coordinating to have the structures inspected by a structural engineer to determine if and when the structures can be returned to service. Barricades and signs have been installed to alert motorists of the situation.

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Apr 20, 2016

Election and Town Meeting Information

The Annual Town Election will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Oliver Ames High School on Lothrop Street. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. All registered voters are to vote at the High School. Check your voter registration status by visiting our Voting and Election Information website – http://easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/election_information.php The voter registration deadline for the Town Election is Wednesday, April 6th. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open until 8:00 pm that day for registration. Absentee ballots are anticipated to arrive this week.

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Apr 20, 2016

Easton Schools Solar Project Back on Track Following Lifting of Solar Net Metering Cap

The Town of Easton is happy to announce that the long-delayed Easton Middle School and Oliver Ames High School Solar Projects can proceed. These projects will see 0.71 MW panels installed on the roofs of both schools, generating approximately $79,000 in net metering credits in the first year and upwards of $1.24 million over the 20 year term of the agreement for the Town of Easton.   

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Apr 14, 2016

Town Offices Closed on Monday, April 18


 In observance of Patriots' Day, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, April 18 and will reopen for business on Tuesday, April 19. Read More
Apr 13, 2016

SPECIAL STATE SENATE ELECTION RESULTS

RESULTS FOR THE JUNE 25TH SPECIAL STATE SENATE ELECTION CAN BE FOUND HERE Read More
Apr 13, 2016

Volunteers needed for Trail Work - Sunday, April 17, 9:00-12:00

Please join us this Sunday, from 9am - 12pm to help with trail work at the Clifford Grant Management Area.

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Apr 10, 2016

Complete Streets are designed to accommodate all users of Easton's roadways.

To hear more about the proposed Complete Streets Policy, please join us for a public information session on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Olmsted Richardson Cafeteria at 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information about Complete Streets, click here.

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Apr 05, 2016

Selectmen Vote to Place Operational and Debt Exclusion Override Questions on Ballot for June 7. 2016

At their April 4, 2016 meeting, the Board of Selectmen of Easton voted to place two (2) override questions on the ballot for an election on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The questions are as follows: Shall the Town of Easton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to renovate and expand the Frothingham Hall Community Center? Shall the Town of Easton be allowed to assess an additional $4,416,617  in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the school and general government operating budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016? To estimate the potential tax impact of the proposed operational override, use the calculator on our FY2017 budget webpage by clicking here.

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Mar 30, 2016

Federal, Local Elected Officials Join Easton Public Schools and Business Leaders for 2nd Annual Easton STEAM Day at Easton Middle School on April 5th

 The Town of Easton is proud to announce its 2nd Annual STEAM Day to be hosted at the Easton Middle School on April 5, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Featuring thought leaders from the public and private sectors, the conversation will focus on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education for workforce training and community competitiveness. Panel speakers include: Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Easton Selectman and Economic Development Council Chairman Daniel Smith, Superintendent of Easton Schools Dr. Andrew Keough, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lisha Cabral, Science from Scientists Founder and Executive Director Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, Lisa Freed of iRobot, and Tom Foley of Siemens. The event will be moderated by JD Chesloff of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. Read More
Mar 29, 2016

Public Forum: Proposed Recodified Zoning Bylaw

The Town will be hosting a public forum on the proposed recodified zoning bylaw on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 PM in the Corona Room of Town Hall.  All are invited to attend. The Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Appeals and Town Staff have been working since last summer to ensure Easton's zoning bylaw is clear, consistent, up-to-date, and in keeping with Massachusetts General law and recent case law. A draft of the bylaw and  information on the recoding process is available here: http://www.easton.ma.us/…/plannin…/Zoning_Bylaw_Recoding.php

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Mar 24, 2016

Rabies Clinic on April 10

The Town of Easton will hold a Rabies Clinic for Easton Residents on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Easton Police Station, 46 Lothrop St. N. Easton. Dr. Buffman of Lloyd Animal Medical Center will be vaccinating cats between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and dogs between 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The charge for the vaccine is $10.00.  All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in secure carriers.  For any questions, please call Animal Control at 508-230-3353.  Additionally, a representative from the Town Clerk’s Office will be available from 10:00 a.m. to noon for Town of Easton dog licensing. Read More
Mar 20, 2016

Town Hall Opening Delay

 
Due to the weather forecast, the Town Offices and Frothingham Hall will open at 12:30 PM on Monday, March 21, 2016. All evening meetings will continue as scheduled.

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Mar 17, 2016

The 2016 Affordable Housing Fair is April 7th

Participants to include Habitat for Humanity, Mass Housing, Next Step Living, Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts.

Easton’s Affordable Housing Trust invites the public to the Affordable Housing Fair on Thursday, April 7th. Nonprofit organizations and affordable housing developers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Residents can find out about affordable rentals, home ownership opportunities, energy efficiency programs, septic betterment loans, foreclosure prevention strategies, and more. The homes and programs represented at the fair are available to people at a variety of income levels.

 

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Mar 10, 2016

Town of Easton Completes Final Phase of LED Streetlight Conversion Project


The Town of Easton is proud to announce that the final phase of its streetlight conversion project has been completed and that all Town owned lights in Easton are now fitted with energy efficient LED bulbs. The upgrade of the last 271 of 1442 Town owned streetlights represents the conclusion of a process beginning in 2013, when the Town purchased 98 percent of all streetlights in Easton from National Grid. Owning these lights rather than leasing them from National Grid saves the Town over $100,000 each year in perpetuity. Converting to LED lights has reduced the Town’s annual energy consumption by 328,058 kWh, which saves approximately $57,000 each year. Taken together, the purchase and conversion of these streetlights will save the Town over $160,000 annually. Read More
Feb 19, 2016

Town of Easton Signs Commonwealth Community Compact Agreement

The Town of Easton is proud to become the 149th Massachusetts municipality to enter into the Commonwealth Community Compact with the Baker-Polito Administration. This initiative, launched shortly after the beginning of Governor Baker’s first term, has quickly spread throughout the Commonwealth seeking to promote collaboration between municipal governments and state agencies to develop and implement best management practices. Read More
Feb 10, 2016

Town of Easton Releases New and Improved Budget Document for the Coming Fiscal Year 2017

 The Town of Easton is proud to announce the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, presented in an entirely new, citizen-friendly format built from the ground up. This new budget format is more detailed than ever, while also including helpful guides and infographics to better convey important financial information to the public. The document itself is broken into seven sections that provide increasing levels of detail starting with the “big-picture” narrative all the way down to the departmental budget level.

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Feb 08, 2016

Town Offices Closed: Monday, February 8


Due to the weather forecast, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, February 8. The Board of Selectmen's meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm. Read More
Feb 08, 2016

Board of Health Meeting cancelled

Tonight's Board of Health meeting has been cancelled. Read More
Feb 08, 2016

Conservation Commission Meeting Cancelled.

The Conservation Commission meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30pm has been cancelled. Read More
Feb 02, 2016

Senator Brian Joyce Announces Office Hours, Wednesday, February 10

 Senator Brian A. Joyce is pleased to announce that he will hold office hours in Easton on Wednesday, February 10th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Easton Town Hall, 136 Elm Street. “I encourage all interested constituents to attend my district office hours,” said Senator Joyce.  “This is an opportunity for me to listen to the concerns of the people of Easton, and hopefully provide some guidance and solutions.” As always, individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to call Senator Joyce’s State House office at (617) 722-1643.  The Senator can also be reached by email at Brian.A.Joyce@masenate.gov   Read More
Jan 28, 2016

Public Hearing: Regulation of the Sale of Tobacco Productions

 On Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at Town Offices, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA there will be a public hearing regarding the proposed Regulation of the Easton Board of Health Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products.  Please note the proposed regulation includes the following: 

 

D. Tobacco Sales to Persons Under the Minimum Legal Sales Age Prohibited:

1. No person shall sell tobacco products or permit tobacco products, as defined herein, to be sold to a person under the minimum legal sales age; or not being the individual's parent or legal guardian, give tobacco products, as defined herein, to a person under the minimum legal sales age.  The minimum legal sales age in Easton is 21.

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Jan 27, 2016

Town of Easton Meets Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Goals

The Town of Easton has officially met its Chapter 40B housing obligations thanks to last month’s Zoning Board of Appeals approval of the Easton Avalon development, adjacent to Highland Plaza. As long as the Town continues to comply with the law, Easton now has the perpetual ability to ensure future housing proposals comply with local zoning and can turn away development proposals that do not. Easton is one of only approximately 15% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts that have met Chapter 40B requirements. Read More
Jan 21, 2016

MBTA Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Fares and Commuter Rail Service

 
The MBTA would like to invite the public to attend a public meeting to share your comments about the MBTA Fare Proposal and the proposed Commuter Rail schedule changes. Click here for all locations and dates of the public meetings. Read More
Jan 14, 2016

Snow Removal Reference List

 
In the wake of the most severe winter in Massachusetts' history, and in order to assist members of our Community who, for health or financial reasons, are unable to remove snow from their private property, the Town of Easton will make available a reference list of individuals willing to remove snow from private property in Easton. This list will be available in the Town Offices and at www.easton.ma.us/snow. Read More
Jan 13, 2016

Town of Easton Enters Into Two Year Energy Purchase Agreement to Save a Projected $222,846

 The Town of Easton is proud to announce that, following a vote of the Selectmen on Monday, January 11, 2016, Town Administrator David Colton entered into an agreement with Power Management Company to procure two years of electricity for the municipality at a significant discount. With over fifty municipal facility utility accounts consuming nearly 7 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, the 24 month energy purchase agreement guarantees the Town a rate of 8.2 cents per kWh, which compared to the current rate through Liberty Power, will save the Town an estimated $111,423 per year.  

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Dec 16, 2015

Using Conservation Lands during Hunting Season

Residents are reminded that all Easton's conservation management areas are open to hunting. If you are using these areas during hunting season wear brightly colored clothing, keep dogs on leash and make your presence known. Click here for Massachusetts Hunting Season Dates. Read More
Dec 09, 2015

Town of Easton Launches Online Financial Transparency Center Powered by ClearGov

The Town of Easton is proud to announce the launch of its online Financial Transparency Center, powered by ClearGov technology. This new visual budget platform empowers residents to explore all of the Town’s revenue and expenses in more detail than ever before. Pulling data from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue as well as the Town’s financial departments, residents can see how their Town stacks up compared to state averages and track financial trends over time. In addition to providing a user friendly visual budget for the public to explore, ClearGov provides town officials with powerful benchmarking tools to analyze the Town’s performance compared to similar communities around the Commonwealth.

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Nov 20, 2015

State Representative Claire Cronin to Host a Community Conversation with Seniors

Representative Claire Cronin wishes to invite all seniors, their loved ones and caregivers to a Community Conversation with the Chair of Joint Committee on Elder Affairs of the Massachusetts Legislature, Representative Denise C. Garlick. They will share information on the resources that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts currently uses to support our seniors. Most importantly, Representative Cronin and Chair Garlick are looking forward to listening to the issues, needs and concerns of the seniors of the community in order to plan for the future.

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Nov 16, 2015

Seasonal Flu Clinic Available Tonight

Monday, November 16, 2015 

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Atrium, Oliver Ames High School

100 Lothrop Street (NO FLUMIST)

 Injectable vaccine is available for individuals three years of age and older.

NO appointment needed.
Click here for more information.

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Nov 10, 2015

Veterans' Day Parade Has Been Cancelled Due to Rain

 

Due to the forecasted rain tomorrow morning, the Veterans’ Day Parade has been cancelled. There will instead be a ceremony at the VFW located at Allen Road & Rockland Street at 11:00 AM. Everyone who wants to attend should be at the post at 10:30 am.  Please pass the word along.  Food will still be served at the VFW after the ceremony.

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Nov 05, 2015

Ames Shovel Works Awarded Driehaus Preservation Award

 
At its PastForward Preservation Conference this week in Washington, D.C., the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented its Driehaus Preservation Award to the Ames Shovel Works Apartments in Easton! Awards like this honor this community's commitment to protecting our historical resources and making Easton a great place to live. Click here to learn more about this award.

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Nov 04, 2015

Town Offices Closed Wednesday, November 11 in Observance of Veterans' Day

 
The Town Offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans' Day and will reopen for regular business hours at 8:30 am on Thursday. Make sure to visit the Veterans' Day Parade and thank our Veterans for their service to our country. Read More
Nov 03, 2015

The Town of Easton Announces Partnership with Nexamp and Community Solar Program: Expanding Access to the Benefits of Solar

This summer, the Town of Easton expanded its renewable energy savings by partnering with Nexamp, the largest solar provider based in Massachusetts. By purchasing net-metering credits at a discount, the Town will grow its renewable energy portfolio while reducing municipal energy expenditures.  

The Town is happy to announce that, as part of this partnership, Nexamp is sharing the benefits of Community Solar with Easton residents and small businesses.  Now, Community Solar offers Easton families the ability to enjoy energy savings like the Town of Easton! By signing up, residents support local, clean energy, and receive a guaranteed 15% savings on their electricity bills.

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Nov 02, 2015

Conservation Commission - Open Seat

The Easton Conservation Commission has an open seat. If you are interested in sitting on the Commission, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to submit your application. To learn more about the role of the Conservation Commission visit the Commission's web page. Read More
Nov 02, 2015

Conservation Commission Meeting for 11/2/2015 Canceled


Tonight's Conservation Commission meeting has been canceled due to a lack of quorum. All items will be rescheduled to their abbreviated meeting to be held one hour before the Special Town meeting on November 16th.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in classroom B142 at Oliver Ames High School.  The Commission will get through as much of last night’s meeting agenda as possible. Read More
Oct 29, 2015

Seasonal Flu Clinics for Easton Residents:

Flu Vaccine is available now for Easton Residents.  Continue reading for time and location information. Any questions, please call the Board of Health: (508) 230-0620.

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Oct 23, 2015

Easton Historical Commission to Announce Award Recipients and Hold Photography Competition

 
The Easton Historical Commission will for the sixteenth year, announce the names of their preservation award recipients on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 3 pm to 5 pm, at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, North Easton (more information to follow). The Chaffin and Briggs Awards will be presented at this event.

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Oct 08, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUMS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED TOWN OF EASTON CHARTER

 
In the spring and summer of 2014, the Board of Selectmen began to review the proposed revised Town Charter, originally produced by the Special Act Charter Committee in 2009. At their meeting on June 23, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to re-establish the Special Act Charter Committee tasked with reviewing the proposed Town of Easton Charter from 2009. With assistance from the Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Committee held numerous public meetings during 2014 and 2015 to solicit input from the public while reviewing the proposed Charter. Continue reading for meeting details.

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Oct 07, 2015

Town Offices Closed on Monday, October 12 in Observance of Columbus Day

 
In observance of Columbus Day, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015. The Town Offices will reopen for business from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 13. Read More
Oct 07, 2015

Eligibility Applications for Next Year's Community Preservation Act Funding are Now Available.

Since its adoption in 2001, the Community Preservation Act has helped Easton protect numerous historic and resources and open spaces, improve our affordable housing stock and improve access to outdoor recreation.  In order to be eligible for FY17 CPA funding, applicants for all potential projects must submit an Application for Eligibility by November 4, 2015.  The Community Preservation Committee and staff will review each application to ensure eligibility. If the Committee agrees a proposal is eligible, a Full Application for Community Preservation Funding must then be completed.

 

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Sep 23, 2015

Easton Public Schools Launch Redesigned Website

 
The Easton Public Schools have launched a redesigned website with a new URL: http://www.easton.k12.ma.us/ Clicking the "Easton Public Schools" link under "Schools" will also bring you to the new and improved site. Read More
Sep 21, 2015

SNOW PLOWING CONTRACTORS 2015-2016 WINTER SEASON

 

The Town of Easton Department of Public Works is accepting applications for snow plowing contractors for the 2015 – 2016 winter season. Applications can be picked up at the Department of Public Works, 130 Center Street between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Applications are also available on-line at this location or call DPW 508-230-0800.

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Sep 20, 2015

Easton Police Department Participating in 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

 
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.

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Sep 14, 2015

Volunteers work on Bay Circuit Trail

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, employees from Blue Cross Blue Shield under the direction of team members of the Appalachian Mountain Club performed trail work along portions of the Bay Circuit Trail traversing Borderland State Park in Sharon and the Old Pond Management Area in Easton. The work was done as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s annual Service Day where employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and labor to give back to their communities in a way that is meaningful to them. 

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Sep 10, 2015

Town of Easton now at moderate risk for West Nile Virus

Please click here for more information.

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Sep 02, 2015

West Nile Virus Confimed in Mosquitoes from Easton

 The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Easton, Massachusetts.  Click here for more information.

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Sep 01, 2015

Town Offices Closed on Monday, September 7 in Observance of Labor Day


In observance of Labor Day, the Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th and will reopen for business at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 8th. Have a safe and happy weekend. Read More
Sep 01, 2015

Wetlands - Check before you act!

Wetlands - Check before you act! Activities that alter wetlands or the buffer zone associated with a wetland resource require a permit from the Conservation Commission. If you are planning a construction project, landscaping, earth removal or grading on your property, contact the Conservation Office beforehand to determine if you need a permit from the Conservation Commission.

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Aug 28, 2015

New Pond Dam Accessibility

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. Read More
Aug 21, 2015

Bulky Item Pickup Week Begins on August 31

 
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. Read More
Jul 29, 2015

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Easton

 
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.

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Jul 28, 2015

SUMMER STREET - REOPENED

 

At approximately 7:30 pm last evening (7/28), Summer Street was reopened for public passage after emergency crews cleared the scene and it was determined by the Police and Fire Chiefs that no threat to the public existed.

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Jul 28, 2015

Bike Repair Offered at Farmers Market

 
Looking for a place to get that flat tire on your bike fixed? Or maybe the brakes are making some noise? Every Saturday from 10:00-2:00 at the Original Easton Farmers Market, pop up bike maintance shop Velo Urbano will be on hand offering a wide variety of bike repairs. Read More
Jul 24, 2015

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: Cyclical Property Inspections

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 few months with inspectors going door-to-door throughout neighborhoods to do inspections of both the interior and exterior of properties.

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Jul 17, 2015

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: Short Street, Center Street, Main Street Paving

As part of the Town of Easton’s ongoing pavement management program, the paving of Short Street will take place on Friday July 17th.  Paving on Center Street and portions of Main Street is scheduled to begin Monday July 20th and continue through the week.  Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes during this time.  Police Details will be on scene to assist and direct traffic through and around the work zones.   

 

 

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Jul 16, 2015

Easton is Now a Purple Heart Community


The Easton Board of Selectmen ratified a proclamation on Monday night officially declaring Easton a Purple Heart Community. The proclamation expresses Easton’s gratitude for the sacrifices of all members of the military, in particular those who have been awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining injuries or dying in combat. The Board also declared August 7th as Purple Heart Day in the town and a ceremony will be held annually in remembrance of Purple Heart recipients. Details of this year’s ceremony are forthcoming.
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Jul 16, 2015

Website Updates


The Board of Health, Council on Aging, Recreation, and Veterans' Services webpages have been relocated from the alphabetized section of the Department drop-down menu to the "Health & Community Services" menu contained within the Department drop-down menu. Read More
Jul 08, 2015

The Commonwealth is Searching for Lease Space in Easton


The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance has issued a Request for Proposals seeking to lease space in Easton for a state agency: Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Unemployment Assistance. For full RFP details as well as instructions on obtaining a copy of the RFP, click here. Read More
Jun 29, 2015

Office Hours: Independence Day


In observance of Independence Day, the Easton Town Offices will close at 12:30 pm on Thursday, July 2, and remain closed on Friday, July 3. Frothingham Hall will be closed on Friday the 3rd and bus service will not run. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. Read More