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Sep 07, 2021

Town of Easton Files Lawsuit Against Chemical Manufacturers Alleging Products Caused PFAS Groundwater Well Contamination

(Easton, Massachusetts / August 23, 2021)Napoli Shkolnik  filed a lawsuit today on behalf of the Town of Easton against chemical companies, including The 3M Company, Chemguard, Dupont and Tyco among others, whose products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) the Town of Easton alleges caused groundwater contamination of the town’s drinking water supplies. It is one of thousands of lawsuits that have been filed nationwide by municipalities, residents and firefighters, including over one hundred cases filed by government entities.

The complaint 2:21-cv-02709-RMG, filed in the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina alleges that the Easton Fire & Rescue Department used aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) Products containing PFOS and PFOA for firefighting activities, unaware of the serious health effects of the PFOA and PFOS chemicals they contain. The Town of Easton further alleges that PFOA and PFOS caused groundwater contamination to the town’s drinking water supplies. 

“Defendants, The 3M Company, Chemguard, Dupont and Tyco among others, were aware since the 1960s and 1970s that PFOA and PFOS were toxic, do not biodegrade, are persistent in the environment, move easily through soil and groundwater, and pose a significant risk to human health and health and safety; yet Defendants elected to manufacture and sell products utilizing these chemicals without warning their customers, placing profits over public health and safety,” the complaint notes.  

The Town of Easton has been proactively testing for PFAS since 2019 and tests results for its seven wells ranged from 0.0 parts per trillion (ppt) to 51.5 ppt. The Town of Easton published these early test results well in advance of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) establishing specific regulatory PFAS drinking water standards or corrective actions. The current MassDEP maximum contaminant level (MCL) for six PFAS either alone or in combination is 20 ppt in drinking water. 

The Town of Easton responded immediately to its early tests and has published its test results, posted notices online and sent directly via mail to all consumers, conducted public and televised meetings with MassDEP to educate the public of the status of current PFAS mitigation efforts, and implemented alternative water source programs for residents of Easton to receive treated water at no charge. Additionally, Easton hired an engineering firm to assess the contamination and determine the best water treatment plant filtration system to remove the contaminants from the public water supply at the source. Construction plans are being prepared for the treatment plants at the three well sources exceeding the MassDEP MCL, and authorization for $9.2M to fund this construction was approved by voters at annual town meeting in May 2021.

This litigation is about recovering the costs associated with remedial actions to remove the PFAS chemicals, so they won't be passed on to the rate payers. It is about holding those responsible for the contamination accountable for their actions.

"As the impact of PFAS continues to grow in recognition around the Commonwealth, Napoli Shkolnik is committed to providing as much support for impacted water districts, airports and municipalities as possible,” says Boston-based attorney Hank Naughton who joined the firm as a partner and leads the cost recovery effort for those hardest hit entities. Naughton spent 26 years as a member of the Massachusetts House where water quality and environmental issues were consistently at the top of his legislative agenda.

 “Easton is a leader in the Commonwealth on PFAS mitigation, and this litigation is a key pillar of our multi-prong approach to mitigate not just the contamination, but also the financial impact on our rate payers and to hold the manufactures accountable,” says Easton Town Administrator Connor Read. “These companies knew for decades that the products they produced and sold were harmful and rather than warn consumers, chose to privatize billions in profit for themselves while socializing the costs onto the public,” says Dottie Fulginiti, Chair of the Select Board and Easton Water Commission, “Easton is pleased to join this multi-district litigation on behalf of all of our water consumers.” 

Napoli Shkolnik is a leading New York-based law firm focused on high-stakes litigation around the country, including national class action and mass tort litigation; it is one of the nation’s largest law firms focused on environmental litigation and mass tort actions.

For More About Napoli Shkolnik: find us at www.napolilaw.com

For More About Easton’s PFAS Mitigation Efforts and Alternative Water Supply Program:
www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/pfas_information.php

MEDIA CONTACT
Paul Napoli, Of Counsel
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
PNapoli@NSPRLaw.com
(212) 397-1000

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Sep 02, 2021

Town Offices Closed for Labor Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. The Town Office hours on Tuesday, September 7th will be from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm . Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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Aug 18, 2021

New "Discover Easton MA" App

Check out the new "Discover Easton MA" app. You can download it from the Apple or Google store for free. Look for local restaurants, businesses, recreation, places and town government information.

If you are a business, "Claim your business" at claim.mycivicapps.com

You will be able to update your listing with your logo, photo, business hours, local deals and more for FREE.

If you don't see your business, email ListMyLocalBusiness@gmail.com for more information. If you see your business but don't want it in the directory, also send an email to ListMyLocalBusiness@gmail.com

This app is made possible through the work of the Old Colony Planning Council in cooperation with the Town of Easton, MA and grant funding from the MA Office of Business Development. Thank you to the #EastonOutside team, the Easton Chamber of Commerce and Metro South Chamber of Commerce for their help and support in creating this app.


Facebook Discover Easton App 

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Aug 16, 2021

Masks Required in Municipal Buildings

In response to the significant increase in Delta variant COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and United States, effective August 17, 2021, all members of the public must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, inside all Easton municipal buildings until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to promote public health. Read More
Aug 05, 2021

Town of Easton Land Auction

The Town of Easton will be holding a public auction to dispose of real estate properties previously foreclosed through tax taking on August 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM at OAHS Auditorium. Inventory and terms of auction can be found with the auctioneers, Sullivan & Sullivan, at 617-350-7700, on their web page here, or contact the Treasurer/Collector, Linda Hawkes, at 508-230-0604.

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Aug 04, 2021

Town of Easton Establishes an Elderly and Disabled Taxation Relief Fund

The Town of Easton has established an elderly and disabled taxation relief fund for the purpose of defraying the real estate taxes of elderly and disabled Easton residents who are homeowners with limited income and assets. The fund was approved at Town Meeting by adopting Section 3D of Chapter 60 of the Massachusetts General Laws.

The fund is supported solely by donations from generous Easton residents, businesses, and community groups who are able to help those in need.  Awards will be made annually and applied directly to residents' property tax bills, based upon the applicants need as evaluated by the five-member Taxation Aid Committee. The amount of relief available is dependent on the number of applicants and the amount available in the fund.

“We are hopeful that this program will support the most vulnerable members of our community in the years ahead.” Andrew Fleischer Chair, Taxation Aid Committee. “Those who are able to donate can make a direct impact on our community by contributing to this fund.  A 100% of funds donated will go directly toward the real estate taxes of those in need.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to help their neighbors who may be having trouble paying their property taxes, allowing them to continue to be valued members of the Easton Community.” Kristin Kennedy, Director of Health and Community Services.

Donations are always needed and are gratefully accepted at any time. To donate online please visit  https://epay.cityhallsystems.com, choose Easton, MA as the municipality, and select donation under bill type, or send a check payable to the “Town of Easton” and write “Taxation Aid Committee” in the memo line and mail it to Town of Easton, Treasurer’s Office, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356.

More information, including eligibility guidelines and an application, is available by visiting www.easton.ma.us or by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 508-230-0604.

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Jul 23, 2021

Easton Receives MassTrails Award for Trail Project

Easton received $6,000 in grant funding yesterday at the MassTrails Grant award ceremony in Dennis. The award will complete a long-planned trail loop in the Poquanticut Conservation Management Area behind the Edwin Keach Recreation Fields on Chestnut Street. Read More
Jul 01, 2021

Town Offices Closed for Independence Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. The Town Offices will be open from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 6th. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

 

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Jun 16, 2021

Town Offices Closed in Observance of Juneteenth - 12:30PM Thurs and Friday June 17/18

The Town Offices will close in recognition of Juneteenth,  which was recently signed into law to be recognized as a holiday in Massachusetts by Governor Baker in order to recognize the continued need to ensure racial freedom and equality. 

As the holiday falls on Saturday, the eight hours of closure will be observed as follows: 

Thursday, June 17  - Open from 8:30AM-12:30 
Friday, June 18  -  Closed Read More
Jun 10, 2021

PFAS Water Filtration Station

The Easton Water Division has installed a self-service water filling station to provide water with levels of PFAS6 below 20 ng/L to those in sensitive subgroups (pregnant or nursing women, infants, and people diagnosed by their health care provider to have ​a compromised immune system) and other concerned residents. The filtration station is located on the side of the Water Division building at 417 Bay Road. The station can fill water containers up to 5 gallons. For more information on the water filtration station, please visit https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/filtration_station.php. For more information on PFAS, please visit https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/pfas_information.php. In May of 2021, Town Meeting approved capital funding of $9.2 million for the final design and construction of PFAS treatment filter plants. It is expected that the Water Division will complete the design and construction of these PFAS treatment plants in approximately 18 months.

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May 27, 2021

Town Offices Closed for Memorial Day

The Town Offices will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day and remembrance of the sacrifices made by members of the US Armed Forces.

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May 25, 2021

Additional Vaccination Opportunity

The Town of Easton is pleased to offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street, Easton, MA.

This clinic is offered via partnership with Rite Aid and will offer Pfizer vaccine by pre-registration for those 12 years of age and older. In order for the clinic to move forward, 50 Easton residents must pre-register.

The Town will conduct a follow up clinic on June 28th for the necessary second dose. For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, please see www.mass.gov/covidvaccine.

Click here to register

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May 21, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Book Now Available

The Town Administrator's adopted budget is available in a comprehensive document that contains both the operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2022. 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 2022 Budget Book is available here.

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May 11, 2021

Vote & Vax - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Annual Town Meeting - May 17

The Town of Easton is pleased to offer a vote & vax clinic from 4:45 – 6:45 pm on Monday, May 17 at the Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College just prior to the 7:00 pm Annual Town Meeting.

This clinic is offered via partnership with Rite Aid and will offer Pfizer vaccine to residents 16 and older. In order for the clinic to move forward, 50 Easton residents must pre-register by Friday morning by following this link: https://forms.gle/FRTTHj1fq1kerPA96

The Town will conduct a follow up clinic in June for the necessary second dose.
Join us the night of Town Meeting for Vote & Vax!

For all other Town Meeting information, visit our Town Meeting page here - https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/town_meeting_information.php 
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Apr 30, 2021

Phase III Water Restrictions Effective May 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021:
Phase III Water Restrictions will be in place. Outdoor watering by sprinklers and irrigation systems is limited to one day per week. Even numbered properties will be restricted to Mondays between 5:00am to 8:00am. Odd numbered properties will be restricted to Tuesday 5:00am to 8:00am. These tighter restrictions are a result of exceeding the performance standard of 65 residential gallons per capita per day set by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Our residential gallons per capita per day was 72 for calendar year 2020 and this is primarily influenced by excessive outdoor watering. These tighter restrictions will remain in effect for all of 2021 unless further restrictions are required. At this time the Massachusetts Drought Taskforce has issued a Level 2 Significant Drought Advisory for all of southeastern Massachusetts limiting non-essential outdoor use. We ask residents to check and reduce the operation of their irrigation systems and follow the prescribed day and operational hours. Residents will be notified if further emergency restrictions are required. The graphic below shows which days lawn watering is allowed. Penalties for not complying with this regulation are as follows: Written warning for the first violation, $50.00 for the second violation, $100.00 for subsequent violations.
https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/water_restriction.php
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Apr 29, 2021

Easton's Annual Water Quality Report for 2020

The Easton Water Division is pleased to announce the availability of the 2020 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) which is available by clicking here.  Individuals requesting a hard copy sent to them, should call the Easton Water Division at 508-230-0850.
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Apr 28, 2021

Annual Town Meeting: Monday, May 17, 2021, 7:00 PM, Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College

Annual Town Meeting is Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street. The warrant, a Know Before You Go information guide (with a campus map), FAQs, and the FY2022 balanced budget information is available here: https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/town_meeting_information.php

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Apr 27, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Balanced Budget Released

The Town Administrator has released the fiscal year 2022 balanced budget. To view memos, presentations, and detailed budget information for the upcoming fiscal year, visit our financial information page. Read More
Apr 16, 2021

Town Offices Closed on Monday, April 19, 2021

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, April 19, 2021 in observance of Patriots' Day.

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Apr 09, 2021

Easton Manufacturers: DOE Announces a New RFP and $4M in Selections for Smart Manufacturing Projects

Easton Manufacturers: DOE Announces a New RFP and $4M in Selections for Smart Manufacturing Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new request for proposals (RFP) and $4 million in selections for projects that will accelerate the adoption of Smart Manufacturing practices. These initiatives support the Biden Administration’s efforts to spur innovation, create a highly skilled Smart Manufacturing workforce, and reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing sector.

Smart Manufacturing describes a variety of measures involving digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence—all of which improve the efficiency, productivity, and environmental sustainability of the manufacturing sector. DOE's Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), which supports advances in smart sensors and digital process controls, will manage these projects.

Through the new, $2 million Request for Proposals (RFP), CESMII will expand its Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (SMICs), a network of individuals and organizations from industry, government, and academia. SMICs allow manufacturers of all sizes to benefit from the network’s manufacturing assets and competencies, and to create testbeds.

CESMII also selected 14 new research and development projects from a previous RFP issued last year. These projects will apply Smart Manufacturing solutions to real-world manufacturing process and operation challenges, improving energy productivity, performance, quality and efficiency.

View the full list of selected projects.

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Apr 05, 2021

Spring Hydrant Flushing

Please be advised that the Spring Hydrant Flushing will be ongoing beginning Tuesday April 6, 2021 through Friday April 9, 2021. Flushing will occur during the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM daily in the southwest section of Easton only. During this time some residents may experience discolored water. In an effort to minimize the disruption, we have developed a mapping application which will show the current location of flushing, progress, and anticipated schedule. Residents may enter their address using the search box (magnifying glass in the lower left corner of the map) to see whether flushing is scheduled for their section. The initial schedule is subject to change based on the time it takes to complete each section, other system demands, and weather.  We will be updating the progress of the flushing and the scheduled times throughout the duration of the project.  For additional information about our flushing program and to access the map, please go to the Easton Water Division Flushing web page: https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/dpw/water_division/water_system_flushing.php. We appreciate your patience as we perform this important system maintenance. 

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Mar 31, 2021

Town Offices Closed on Friday, April 2, 2021

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of Good Friday. Read More
Mar 13, 2021

Easton Receives MDI Local Rapid Recovery Program Technical Assistance Grant?

The Town of Easton has received a Local Rapid Recovery Program grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) under the Massachusetts Department of housing and Community Development. This grant provides technical assistance tailored to the unique challenges and COVID-19 impacts affecting Easton businesses and particularly its downtown and targeted economic growth districts. As the program name implies, the program begins immediately and will be completed by the end of August. The focus of the program is to understand the unique impacts of COVID-19 on Easton businesses and to develop short-range, actionable projects that will help drive business and economic recovery and longer-range recommendations for economic sustainability and business resiliency.

The success of the program depends in large part on input and participation from the business community. In this regard, Easton has an advantage. Last November the Economic Development Council convened a business forum to brainstorm how local businesses could operate outdoors, in light of gathering and physical distancing limitations, brought on by the pandemic.

That forum sparked the Easton Outside campaign, spearheaded by local restauranteur, Neil Levine, co-owner of Maguire’s Bar and Grill. “We don’t need to figure out a way to set up an outside market, we need to let people know that local businesses are respecting the emergency health guidelines, and people can take advantage of outside dining, curbside pickup and delivery services”, Neil told the group. “We need to let people know it’s okay to go outside in the winter”.  A core group of business owners, the Chamber of Commerce, civic leaders, interested residents and members of the Economic Development Council, let by Levine, launched Easton Outside, a video campaign that shows how businesses, residents, and visitors to the town “Easton Outside”.

This group will assist with ongoing engagement from the community in the Rapid Recovery Program. “This group of people have been amazing at how they have pulled this campaign together and are promoting Easton businesses”, said Marc Lamb, Select Board Member and chair of the Easton Economic Development Council.

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Feb 24, 2021

Small Business Relief

Small Business Relief: The SBA announced adjustments improving Paycheck Protection Program accessibility for smallest businesses. Businesses can find a participating lender via SBA’s Lender Match tool. https://www.sba.gov/fund.../loans/coronavirus-relief-options Read More
Feb 17, 2021

Vaccine Availability Update - Phase 2 Group 2 (65+, 2+ Comorbidities) Begins Tomorrow (2.18) - State Ends Support for Municipal Vaccine Clinics effective March 1.

 
Today Governor Baker announced that beginning February 18, 2021, the Commonwealth will enter Phase 2 Step 2 and residents over the age of 65 and those with two+ comorbidities will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. All eligible Easton residents should utilize the Commonwealth’s website to locate vaccine appointments – www.mass.gov/covidvaccine.

The Administration has also decided that effective March 1, 2021, the State will no longer provide new vaccine doses for municipal clinics. The only exception will be for the 20 communities identified as disproportionately impacted by the pandemic by the State (does not include Easton). The Town of Easton was able to run two very successful clinics for seniors in the previous two weeks, in addition to clinics for first responders, but did not receive a vaccine allocation this week and we do not expect that we will receive an allocation next week. If we do receive any new doses next week, we will call those residents currently on our vaccine wait list. Easton will still receive 2nd doses from the State for any residents who received a 1st dose from us in recent weeks – so if you have already been scheduled for a follow up clinic, we will still serve your second dose.

We regret having to share this disappointing news with you and will likely be eliminating our vaccine wait list feature in the coming days / weeks so as to bring the Town in step with the State’s mandate that we end our municipal clinic operations. Our staff will send this information to the contact information we have on file for our seniors on the wait list. If you or a loved one are on our list, we encourage you to seek an appointment at a state-identified site using www.mass.gov/covidvaccine. We are proud to have assisted many of our Phase 1 and 2 populations to date, and the Town is proud of its public health, fire, and paramedical personnel, public works and admins who helped stage sites, and wonderful volunteers and community members who assisted with clinics to date.

Residents are encouraged to utilize the state’s website as well as dialing Massachusetts 2-1-1 to book an appointment at a state-identified clinic or pharmacy. Additionally, appointments may be available through CVS on Roche Brothers Way.

The Town of Easton remains committed to supporting our residents as they seek vaccine opportunities. Please us the dedicated COVID phone line at 508-230-0783 or the COVID email at covid19@easton.ma.us to request additional resources and supports. Thank you and stay healthy.
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Feb 11, 2021

Town Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

In observance of Presidents' Day, Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021.

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Feb 01, 2021

Easton Town Offices Closing at Noon on Monday, February 1st

Due to the storm, please be advised that Easton Town Offices will close at Noon for the remainder of the day on Monday, February 1, 2021.  While most staff and services will be available remotely, response time may be delayed due to the closure.

Waste Management customers, please also be advised that due to the storm, trash and recycling pickup will end early today (Monday 2/1) and anything not collected will be retrieved on Tuesday.  Collection for Tuesday through Friday will be delayed by one day. 

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Jan 27, 2021

Town of Easton Completes Vaccine Clinics for First Responders and Announces Vaccine Interest List for Easton Seniors and Those with Co-Morbidities

Video: Town of Easton Begins First Responder Vaccinations

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read are pleased to announce that the Town of Easton has concluded a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Easton first responders.

A series of three clinics were held earlier this month for Easton Fire Department, Easton Police Department and EMS personnel.

“We as first responders want to protect ourselves and protect our families, and we also want to still be able to go out and do our jobs effectively without putting people at risk,” Chief Partridge said. “To have the vaccine allows us to be able to do that.”

The Town of Easton will keep residents up to date on vaccine distribution and is encouraging members of the public to receive the vaccine when they are able to as a way to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Town is committed to offering vaccinations to eligible populations, however, it can only do so if and when it receives doses of the vaccine from the Commonwealth. If the Town secures doses, it will contact eligible populations and schedule a clinic. Until then, all eligible populations should visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine for information on available sites.

“We worked tirelessly as a team to pull these clinics together for our first responders,” Director Kennedy said. “The number of people who showed up for the clinics is a testament to what we’ve been educated on, and is why we all feel comfortable and willing to receive the vaccine. We want people to know that it is safe.”

While the Town has yet to receive additional doses of the vaccine for distribution, Town officials are currently asking people who qualify for Phase Two of the State’s vaccine distribution plan (specified below) to call or email in order to be placed on a Vaccine Interest List. The list will allow the Town to more easily share vaccine opportunities and data as information becomes available.

To be placed on the Vaccine Interest List, call the Easton COVID-19 hotline at 508-230-0783 or email covid19@easton.ma.us.

As of Jan. 25, the list of priorities for individuals eligible to be vaccinated as part of Phase Two include the following:

  1. Those residents age 75 or over
  2. Those residents age 65 or over
  3. Those residents with two or more comorbidities


According to the State’s distribution plan, members of the general public will receive the vaccine as part of Phase Three, which is expected to become available this spring.

“Officials are working around the clock to prepare to get the vaccine to the public once it’s available from the State,” Chief Partridge said. “The whole Emergency Management Team is on the same page, and we are ready to go. We ask that the public keep an eye out for information on upcoming clinics, and we hope residents follow our lead and get vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus.”

Here are a few things you can do to prepare yourself to be positioned to take advantage of an Easton clinic if we are able to offer one:

  1. Review the Massachusetts Department of Public Health information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (Easton is not equipped to offer Pfizer) available here – https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions and FAQs here.
  2. Speak with your Primary Care Provider about any concerns or questions you have about whether the vaccine is right for your medical needs.
  3. Continue checking back to the Commonwealth’s vaccination location webpage regularly to attempt to schedule an appointment at existing clinics.


Stay Informed

The Town of Easton is encouraging residents to check the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s website for the most current vaccine distribution information. This includes all individuals identified in later stages of Phase Two and in Phase Three. For a list of sites for eligible populations, visit mass.gov/covidvaccine.

To view the Town of Easton’s COVID-19 homepage, visit easton.ma.us/covid-19.

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Jan 25, 2021

Gov. Baker Announces Phase II Vaccinations for MA Residents 75 years and older to Begin February 1st

Today, Gov. Baker announced that Massachusetts residents age 75 and above may begin to receive Covid-19 vaccines under Phase II of the Commonwealth's vaccine plan. The timing and availability of Covid-19 vaccines is determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine for the latest information. 


Phase II - Vulnerable Sub-group Interest List for Easton Residents (1.25.21)
As of writing, Easton does not have doses in place from the Commonwealth to offer a Phase II clinic. This may change and we will notify eligible subgroups ASAP if it does. If you are an Easton resident who is:
1) 75 or over,
2) 65 and over or,
3) have 2+ co-morbidities
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Please call / email Easton’s COVID-19 hotline at 508-230-0783 or covid19@easton.ma.us to be placed on a Covid-19 vaccine communication list for the Town to share vaccination opportunities and information as they become available for your phase group.

All other individuals identified in later stages of the Phase II and Phase III Massachusetts Vaccination Plan should continue to check the Commonwealth's website for vaccine updates. 

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Jan 11, 2021

Town of Easton to Conduct COVID-19 Testing for Residents

Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read would like to announce that the Town of Easton will be conducting appointment-only COVID-19 testing for residents this coming Saturday.

Drive-Thru Testing Saturday, Jan. 16

On Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., drive-thru tests will be conducted at Easton Fire Station 3, located at 413 Bay Road in Easton.

The Town is offering this drive-thru testing service to supplement testing already available in Easton (click here to view all available COVID-19 test sites in town) and to bolster local emergency planning efforts as the Commonwealth’s vaccine plan enters its first of three planned phases.

“By offering this testing site, we can provide a service to the public while also implementing COVID-19 emergency preparedness plans for police, fire, health and public works that will be integral to any potential vaccine distribution efforts later this spring,” Chief Partridge said.

This will be a drive-thru site. Those getting tested are asked to remain in their vehicles, keep the windows up and wear face coverings at all times. Town staff on site will provide instruction to residents when they pull into the station for nasal swabbing for the PCR test.

The testing will be at no cost to residents. As part of the process the Town will be asking residents to provide their health insurance information, but those who lack insurance or whose insurance will not cover the test will not be charged.

The testing will be by appointment only and those wishing to get tested will need to pre-register online with the Board of Health and will provide proof of residency at that time. Test results will be provided either by phone or by email.

Appointments will be filled on a first-come,first-served basis and will be closed once the capacity for the day is reached.

Residents interested in securing a test appointment must fill out the appointment request form by clicking here. Those who require assistance with the online form can call the COVID-19 hotline at 508-230-0783 during business hours or email the Town at COVID19@easton.ma.us.

Easton Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Massachusetts is currently in Phase I of three planned phases of vaccine distribution as announced by Gov. Baker in December. Easton will begin vaccinations of their first responders as part of the Massachusetts Phase I plan in the short term, however, municipal responsibilities for vaccine distribution in Phase II (February-April) and Phase III (April-June) have yet to be determined by the Commonwealth.

“While we await further guidance from the state on our role in Phase II and III vaccinations, the team felt a pilot drive-thru test site would provide us a proactive opportunity to work with the community to test our reservation booking and COVID-related operational capacities before any potential community-wide vaccination efforts are underway, and to identify any areas needing improvement ahead of time,” said Town Administrator Connor Read. “This builds on certifying our firefighter/paramedics for COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration and other critical capacity building efforts in advance of later phases of the Massachusetts vaccination plan.”

Please refer to the Commonwealth’s website for the most up-to-date vaccine planning details – www.mass.gov/covidvaccine.

Additional Information

Residents are reminded to always take the following precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community:

  • Remember that an infected individual can spread COVID-19 before they have symptoms, which is why social distancing — maintaining a minimum of 6 feet from others — is critical.
  • Those who must go out are urged to:
    • Avoid gathering in groups
    • Maintain 6 feet from people outside your household
    • Do not shake hands or hug
    • Wash your hands often
  • Those who are at a high risk for COVID-19, including those over the age of 65 and with underlying health conditions, are advised to stay home and avoid non-essential tasks and errands
  • Wear a mask in indoor and outdoor spaces at all times.
  • Face coverings should:
    • Cover the nose and mouth
    • Fit snugly and comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with either ties or ear loops
    • Permit breathing without difficulty
    • Be able to be washed and machine dried without damage. Face masks should be washed regularly depending on the amount of use.


For more information about COVID-19 prevention and symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website here and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website here.

As always, Easton residents can learn the latest about the COVID-19 situation in town by visiting the COVID-19 page on the Town’s website.

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Dec 23, 2020

Town Office Building Holiday Hours

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks, Town Offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th, and Friday, January 1st.  Town Offices will be open regular hours all other days.  Have a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season! Read More
Dec 02, 2020

Easton Council on Aging  Friendly Caller Program

Feeling lonely or isolated?

Worried that the holiday season will feel especially quiet this year?

Could you or someone you know benefit from a friendly check-in?

If so, the Friendly Caller Program is for you!

Sign up today!

The Easton Council on Aging has developed a new program, that we are really excited about, called the Friendly Caller Program. Loneliness and social isolation are more prevalent than ever right now throughout the senior population, and we believe this program will provide support to those that need it most.

The purpose of this program is to spread positivity and decrease feelings of loneliness. This will be especially important this holiday season!

Those who sign up will receive weekly, ongoing telephone calls from one of our volunteers. During these calls you can share some humor, a good story, compare life experiences, and chat about current events.

Having regular, meaningful conversations can greatly lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation.

If you are interested in enrolling yourself or a loved one to receive calls, please call the COA at 508-230-0690.

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Nov 25, 2020

Town Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Town Offices will close at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th and be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.  Town Offices will reopen on Monday, November 30th, from 8:30am-7:30pm.  Have a happy, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving!
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Nov 12, 2020

Special Town Meeting: Monday, November 30, 2020,  7:00 PM, Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College

The Town of Easton will hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street.

2020 Special Town Meeting Warrant

2020 Special Town Meeting Know Before You Go Information Guide

FY2021 Operating and Capital Budget Amendment Information
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Nov 11, 2020

Temporary grant assistance is available for income-qualified Easton renters.

Additional funding is now available and the Affordable Housing Trust is continuing its partnership with the Metro West Collaborative non-profit to expand and extend the current temporary grant assistance program for Easton renters not receiving other governmental rental assistance and earning below 80% Area Median Income who have lost income during the ongoing pandemic.  Grants are for $800 for a 1-bedroom, $900 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,000 for a 3-bedroom.  New households may apply for 3 months of grant assistance, and currently enrolled households may apply for an additional 3 months upon income recertification.  New or extended assistance will begin December 1, 2020.  Anyone interested in applying should contact Robyn Rufo at Metro West directly for an application and other program details (Robyn@metrowestcd.org or 617-923-3505 x5). Read More
Nov 09, 2020

Town Offices Closed for Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, the Town Offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Honoring all who served.
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Oct 16, 2020

EARLY VOTING STARTS SAT. OCT. 17

Early voting for the Nov. 3 Presidential Election begins on Saturday October 17 and runs through Friday, October 30. Please visit www.easton.ma.us/vote for all voting information about voting by mail, voting early or voting on election day including important dates and deadlines.
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Oct 13, 2020

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 2021 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. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled. Interviews for applicants will be scheduled at a forthcoming joint meeting of the Select Board and Finance Committee with date to be determined. Please contact Michael Blanchard, Assistant Town Administrator, at mblanchard@easton.ma.us or 508-230-0513 with any questions.

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Oct 09, 2020

Town Offices Closed for Columbus Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day. The Town Office hours on Tuesday, October 13th will be from 8:30 am – 7:30 pm.

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Sep 17, 2020

Easton Announces New Electricity Program With Lower Rate and 100% Green Product Option

The Town of Easton is pleased to announce a municipally approved electricity program that strives to secure lower costs for residents and small business owners and includes a 100% green product option.

Following the approval of Article 20 at Town Meeting in May 2016, the Town developed and published its Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding municipal aggregation of electric consumers (M.G.L. c. 164, § 134). The Select Board approved and adopted the Aggregation Plan in April 2017, and executed a power supply agreement this March to take effect November 2020.

Renewable Energy Option

The new Easton Community Choice Power Supply Program will provide local ratepayers with two different options for their electricity:

  • The Standard Plan meets the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) of 28% Massachusetts Class I Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Mass. Class I RECs may serve to increase Massachusetts job opportunities in the renewable energy field.
  • The Optional Plan involves the use 100% renewable energy via National Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

Participating in Easton’s energy program allows for greater control over the environmental characteristics and the price of the electricity residents use. The program will help to decrease ratepayers’ carbon footprint.

Buying Electricity in Bulk

Easton signed a 36-month agreement with energy consultant Colonial Power Group and electricity supplier Dynegy Energy Services to develop electricity programs that will be affordable and incorporate renewable energy. The aggregation rate is $0.10287/kWh, below the November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 National Grid Basic Service rate of $0.12388/kWh. Standard supply customers will collectively save over $600,000 in this six-month period. Over the 3-year term of the agreement, Easton customers will collectively save an estimated $2.2 million in electricity costs. Scheduled to begin in November 2020, pricing changes will first be seen in customer’s December 2020 bills.

“We are excited to be able to offer two options in our electricity program, allowing Easton ratepayers greater control over the energy they use along with more affordable and stable pricing,” said Easton Town Administrator Connor Read. “The wind power option gives residents concerned about climate change the opportunity to use 100% renewable energy, while both offerings are cheaper rates than the November 2020 National Grid pricing. Residents who do not wish to be enrolled can opt-out at no cost if they prefer Basic Service from NGrid, as well.”

Seamless Transition

To date, more than 150 Massachusetts communities have chosen to create their own community choice electricity programs to benefit residents.

Anyone currently on National Grid’s basic rate plan will be automatically enrolled in Easton’s standard program unless they choose to “opt-out.” Customers interested in using 100% renewable energy, reducing their carbon footprint even more, can request to be enrolled in the optional plan.

There are no enrollment, early termination, or cancellation fees attached to the Easton electricity program. Residents who choose to opt-out can also opt-in at a later date if they so choose at no cost. However, anyone switching from a contract with a third-party supplier may be subject to penalties or early termination fees charged by that supplier. Ratepayers should verify terms before switching.

There will be no change in electricity service received. Easton customers will continue to receive one bill from National Grid for both supply and distribution of electricity, and National Grid will process all payments. The selected electricity supplier for Easton’s energy program, Dynegy Energy Services, will be listed under the “Supply Services” heading on residents’ monthly National Grid bills.

Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the program against National Grid Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.

Residents or business owners with a supplier block on their account must contact their National Grid to request that the block be removed if they want to participate in Easton’s electricity program.

The Town will host representatives of Colonial Power Group for two Zoom information sessions on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7 p.m. and Monday, October 5, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.  The links can be found on colonialpowergroup.com/easton and easton.ma.us/. If you are unable to attend, recordings will also be posted to these sites.

To learn more about the Easton’s Community Choice Power Supply Program, you may visit colonialpowergroup.com/easton or call (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.

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Sep 16, 2020

West Nile Virus Detected in Easton

On 9/16/2020, the Board of Health was notified that a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive pool of mosquitoes have been detected in Easton. The species of Mosquito is Culiseta Melanura which is primarily a bird biting mosquito, but has also been documented as biting mammals. The current risk level for Easton is Low as designated by the State. Please remember to take proper precautions when going out doors. This includes long sleeves and wearing bug spray. Please refer to the linked press release for more information:
https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/document/5a69a72a-54f8-ea11-a30e-000c29a59557/WNV%20Press%20Release%2009-16-20. Read More
Sep 16, 2020

Easton Age-Friendly Community Listening Sessions

We are in the final stretch and we need your help! Help make Easton a member of the AARP’s Age Friendly Communities National Network. We are partnering once again with Boston University’s MetroBridge Project. Professor Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz  and the graduate students in the Urban Research Methods class will be conducting two virtual listening sessions with Easton residents ages 50 and older. Session 1 - October 22nd at 6:00pm or Session 2 - October 24th at 10:00am. The students will be asking questions on how you think changes can be made to make Easton a better place to age. If you are interested please email your name, address, phone number and which session works best for you to Anne Daley at adaley@easton.ma.us. If email is not an option please call Anne at 508-245-2819. The deadline to register is Thursday, September 24th. Thank you in advance for your help with this project.

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Sep 10, 2020

Status of Municipal Services and In-Person Appointment Policy

Town Offices and Frothingham Hall continue to provide services remotely through online platforms and other means Monday through Friday of each week.  The Town is now also offering limited in-person service via appointment for those residents who cannot have their service needs met by remote means.  All remote service information, departmental contact information, and the in-person appointment policy and instructions are, available by clicking here. Read More
Sep 04, 2020

Town Offices Closed for Labor Day

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. The Town Office hours on Tuesday, September 8th will be from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm . Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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Sep 01, 2020

LISC - grant opportunity and support for small businesses

LISC is an organization supporting women- and minority-owned small businesses and recently announced the following opportunities:

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Aug 10, 2020

State officials announce that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of Plymouth County and a small part of Bristol County.

State officials announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of Plymouth County and a small part of Bristol County. Spraying is planned to begin this evening, Monday, August 10, 2020, but is weather and equipment dependent. A portion of the Hockomock Swamp in Easton is included in the spray area. More information, including the spray map, can be found at https://www.mass.gov/news/state-public-health-officials-raise-risk-level-for-eee-to-high-in-2-more-southeastern. Read More
Aug 06, 2020

Fall 2020 Elections Voter Information Guide Published

Check out the Town Clerk's Voter Information page for information about voting by mail, voting early or voting on election day including important dates and deadlines relating to the Sept 1 Primary and Nov 3 Presidential Elections:
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Jul 22, 2020

Emergency Rental Assistance Grant Program

Temporary grant assistance is available for income-qualified Easton renters. Read More
Jul 01, 2020

Town Office Holiday Hours July 2nd and July 3rd

In observance of Independence Day, the Easton Town Office hours for Thursday, July 2nd will be 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and Town Offices will be Closed on Friday, July 3rd.  Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

 
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Jun 22, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOWN MEETING INFORMATION

All Town Meeting information, including the final FY2021 balanced budget, is available here: 
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Jun 15, 2020

Annual Town Meeting: Monday, June 22, 2020, 7:00 PM, Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College

Annual Town Meeting is Monday night, June 22nd, at 7:00 PM in the Ames Sports Complex, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street.

The warrant for Annual Town Meeting, a Know Before You Go information guide (with a campus map), and more information on Town Meeting is available here: http://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/town_meeting_information.php Read More
Jun 08, 2020

Gov. Baker Announces that Phase 2 of the Reopening Massachusetts Plan will begin on Monday, June 8, 2020

The Town is publishing this limited summary of the Governor's Phase 2 announcements to help point residents and businesses to the right state website for guidance. This is not a complete listing of important reopening information, and it is subject to change. Please refer to the Commonwealth’s press release on Phase 2 here for complete information: https://www.mass.gov/news/reopening-massachusetts-baker-polito-administration-initiates-transition-to-second-phase-of.

The Town is also publishing a summary of Town service availability as of June 8 below. 

Massachusetts General Guidance – Phase 2

The Governor’s “Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public when Social Distancing is Not Possible” is still in effect. Review it here https://www.mass.gov/doc/may-1-2020-masks-and-face-coverings/download

Massachusetts Businesses – Phase 2

Beginning on Monday, June 8th, Massachusetts will enter Phase 2 of the Reopening Plan. Detailed guidance for which businesses may open - with limitations and restrictions as described in the “When Can My Business Reopen” webpage - in Phase 2 is available at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen.

Restaurants for outdoor dining – The Select Board adopted an expanded outdoor dining policy and permitting procedure for all restaurants Monday evening, June 8. This policy allows Easton restaurants the opportunity to take advantage of the Governor’s Phase 2 allowance of outdoor dining, provided they meet health and safety standards. The policy is available by clicking here. and the application is available by clicking here. The Select Board’s Office distributed the policy and application to all license holders via email. 

Please refer to the mass.gov website resources above for business-specific guidance on reopening. If you have questions about the Town of Easton’s forthcoming Outdoor Dining Policy or Application, please call our COVID-19 hotline at (508) 230-0783 or email us at COVID19@easton.ma.us

Massachusetts Recreation and Outdoor Activities – Phase 2

Status of June Services in the Town of Easton

A summary of Easton services is below. For full information on all departmental services, including contact information, visit https://www.easton.ma.us/easton_residents/about_easton/contact_us.php 

Town of Easton Parks and Recreation – Summer 2020

  • Effective June 8, Town playgrounds are openwith restrictions including face coverings and social distancing standards - under Phase II. Please remember to use best hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing.  

  • The Town of Easton Recreation Department's Full Day Summer Program and the Children’s Races are cancelled for Summer 2020. Additionally, the Town Pool will remain closed for the season. The Town will continually evaluate alternative recreation program opportunities throughout the summer and appreciates your patience while we prioritize resident health and assess limitations of conducting these programs while maintaining compliance with the Commonwealth’s COVID prevention standards.  

Town of Easton - Other Services

  • Effective June 8, all Inspectional Services (Building, Health, Fire, etc.) will be performed provided they can be done so in adherence with social distancing standards. Click here for more information.

  • Public Works and Public Safety remain fully operational. Public access is limited to only the Lothrop Street Police Station for emergencies.

  • Town Offices and Frothingham Hall remain closed to the public with all services available online or by telephone. 

For more information, visit the following resources:

Thank you and stay healthy.

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May 26, 2020

Safety and Reopening Standards for Parks, Open Space, and Athletic Fields During Phase 1 of the Reopening Massachusetts Plan

The following guidelines apply to Parks and Athletic Fields during Phase 1 of the Commonwealth’s Reopening.

Face Coverings and Masks:
All visitors to parks should comply with COVID-19 Order 31: Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public Places Where Social Distancing is Not Possible. The order requires any person over the age of 2, whether indoors or outdoors, to wear a face covering or mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others, unless they have a medical condition preventing them from doing so (see further guidance here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency).

Group Size: No groups larger than 10 are allowed to gather: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march31-2020-assemblage-guidance/download . Athletic and recreational activities that bring participants into close physical contact are prohibited even when involving 10 or fewer people and regardless of where conducted.

Parks and Open Space: Walking, hiking, biking, running, and other individual activities (yoga, tai chi, etc.,) are allowable activities in parks and other designated areas such as rail trails, multi-use paths, and bike paths.
Parks and Open Space Guidelines:
• Visitors should always practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from others and adhering to all site-specific rules, regulations, and posted signage regarding permitted uses.
• On trails, walker and hikers should move aside and leave room for others to pass, and cyclists and runners should alert other users when approaching and wait for others to step aside before passing.
• After visiting public spaces, users should use wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Athletic Fields and Non-Contact Courts (Non-Organized/Permitted Use)
Athletic fields and athletic courts can be utilized only for non-contact sports, such as tennis and pickle ball, with no shared equipment.
Athletic Fields and Athletic Courts (Non-Contact) Guidelines:
All play should be between users of the same household.  
• Users should sanitize hands before and after play, not share equipment, and clean and wipe down equipment.
• When engaged in play, users should avoid touching other users’ equipment in separate areas.
• Users waiting to utilize a section or area of the field or a court should wait outside the field of play/gates or fences, until previous users have vacated the facility to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental contact of other users’ equipment.
• Users should not engage in pick-up games, organized games, or tournaments.

Playgrounds remain closed and are scheduled to be a part of Phase 2.

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May 21, 2020

What Do I Need to Do to Reopen My Easton Business: Town of Easton Shares New State Guidelines to Reopening Businesses

The Town of Easton would like to share the newest state guidelines for local business owners who will be planning to reopen their businesses.

On Monday, May 18, Gov. Baker announced the first stage of the state’s reopening plan. The plan allows some industries to reopen immediately and others on Monday, May 25. All industries allowed to reopen will need to adhere to detailed restrictions.

“It is critical that businesses who are eligible to reopen and plan to reopen in the first phase abide by the standards put in place by the state,” Town Administrator Connor Read said. “These standards, and the standards put forth for businesses in each subsequent phase, will help to ensure that our community can continue to reopen sensibly and safely.”

Business owners and sector leaders who plan on reopening under Gov. Baker’s new order are required to adhere to a new set of standards that will apply universally to all workplaces and are designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to employees and customers.

All set standards should be supplemented by sector-specific safety protocols and recommended best practices. Sector-specific standards can be found here, along with universal standards.

Mandatory Safety Standards for the Workplace

Those who wish to reopen their business under Phase 1 must abide by the following safety standard protocols set forth by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the COVID-19 Command Center for workplaces.

  • Everyone inside a workplace establishment, including employees, customers and vendors, must remain six feet apart. Businesses should provide work place protocols and signage for safe social distancing and wear face coverings.
  • All employees should follow basic hygiene recommendations. Frequent hand washing should be practiced and the workplace should conduct regular sanitization of high touch areas, such as workstations, equipment, screens, doorknobs, etc.
  • All employees should be trained in social distancing and hygiene protocols. Anyone found to be sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 SHOULD NOT report to work and plans should be set into place for if illnesses occur.
  • Lastly, business shall establish and maintain a cleaning and disinfecting protocol specific to their industry. Cleaning and disinfecting must be performed after a worker is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Before a business reopens business owners must develop a written control plan outlining how the workplace will comply with the mandatory safety standards for operation in the COVID-19 reopening period. While the control plans do not need to be submitted to state officials for approval, they must be kept on the premise and made available during an inspection or outbreak. The control plan template may be found online here.

In addition to the COVID-19 Control Plan template, businesses must complete and sign the following checklistand display the checklist in an area within the business premises that is visible to employees and visitors.

The Easton Board of Health has enacted a regulation which requires that a copy of these documents be filed with the board as well as kept on the premises.

Purchasing Hygienic or Protective Supplies for the Workplace

To return to work, businesses must require masks and coverings for all employees, provide hand washing supplies and capabilities and sanitize high touch areas, such as workstations, equipment, screens, doorknobs, restrooms throughout the work site.

Hygienic and protective supplies can be found through vendors here. Those who are manufacturer’s of hygienic and protective supplies and wish to be added to the vendor list can do so by contacting the Manufacturing Emergency Response Team here.

Additional restrictions may be implemented for specific businesses, types of businesses or municipalities in order to prevent local outbreaks from spreading. This information will be shared when it becomes available by state officials.

Industry-Specific Reopening Eligibility and Dates

Industries eligible to reopen on May 18 and the industry-specific restrictions that they must follow are:

Industries eligible to reopen on May 25 and the industry-specific restrictions that they must follow are:

Download and Print Mandatory Flyers

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Apr 29, 2020

Update #11: Town of Easton Announces Extended Municipal Closures

The Town of Easton wishes to update the public on its ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19.

Governor Baker Extends Non-Essential Business Closure and Stay-at-Home Advisory to May 18; Town Buildings Remain Closed to Public Access Until Further Notice

On Tuesday, April 28, Governor Charlie Baker announced the extensions of the non-essential business closures and stay at home advisories to May 18. Governor Baker also announced the establishment of a Reopening Advisory Board to develop phased reopening plans for the Commonwealth. Click here for full information.

Accordingly, the Town of Easton will extend its current closure of the Town Offices, Frothingham Hall, and all municipal offices (except the Lothrop Street Police Station for emergencies) to the public until further notice while we await additional COVID-19 trend data and reopening guidance from the Commonwealth.

Since March, we’ve launched a variety of online- and telephone-based tools to continue to provide municipal services to the public remotely during the ongoing State of Emergency. The Town will continue to offer all services to the public remotely and all departments can be contacted using the information available here. Other municipal resources are available at www.easton.ma.us/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.

Easton Board of Health Orders Face Coverings for Entry into Grocery Stores and Essential Businesses

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Easton Board of Health unanimously voted on April 24 to order all members of the public wear a facial covering when entering any essential business as defined by Governor Baker’s Covid-19 Executive Order.

The order includes but is not limited to restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenient stores, liquor stores and the like. This order also includes employees who work at essential businesses that are open to the public. Employees must wear a facial covering over their mouth and nose. This order also applies to common areas and communal spaces of residential and commercial building complexes with greater than one unit.

Click here for the full text of the order and please visit this FAQ page for guidance.

Annual Town Election, Annual Town Meeting Postponement

The Town of Easton’s Annual Town Election was scheduled, in accordance with Chapter 44-2 of the Town of Easton bylaws, for April 28. At its posted meeting on April 3, the Select Board voted to exercise its rights under Chapter 45 Acts of 2020 and postponed the Town Election to Saturday, June 27. The Select Board also voted to hold election day hours at OAHS from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in order to keep voters and election officials safe, to to advise voters of the ability to take advantage of the early voting by mail option that was also created by this emergency law. Click here for all election information

On Tuesday, April 21, the Easton Select Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 39, Section 9, voted to postpone Annual Town Meeting from its current date and time of Monday, May 18 to Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium, due to COVID-19. Please note that due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, further postponement is possible. Town Meeting information is available here. 

May 1 Tax Bills Due Date Moved to June 1

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills, originally due May 1, have had the due date extended to June 1. The due date for applications for property tax exemptions has also been extended to June 1. Interest and other penalty for late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment, water use, or sewer use, with a due date on or after March 10, is waived as long as payment is made before June 30.

We encourage online bill payment via https://epay.cityhallsystems.com/selection. Payments can also be made by US mail or can be placed in the dropbox in front of the Town Offices at 136 Elm Street. Cash cannot be accepted at this time. If paying via US mail, please direct to: Town of Easton, Collector’s Office, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356, or use the envelope and remittance coupon included with your paper bill.

The Town of Easton appreciates your continued resiliency and support during this pandemic and thanks you for doing your part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Apr 27, 2020

Board of Health Face Covering Order

Face Covering Order:
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 the Easton Board of Health unanimously voted on April 24, 2020 to order all members of the public wear a facial covering when entering any essential business as defined by Governor Baker's Covid-19 Executive Order.  The order includes but is not limited to restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenient stores, liquor stores and the like.  This order also includes employees who work at essential businesses that are open to the public. Employees must wear a facial covering over their mouth and nose.  This order also applies to common areas and communal spaces of residential and commercial building complexes with greater than one unit.  Please visit the Town's COVID-19 webpage for the text of the order and for a FAQ document related to this order. Read More
Apr 22, 2020

Postponement of Annual Town Meeting to Monday, June 22, 2020

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Easton Select Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 39, Section 9, voted to postpone Annual Town Meeting from its current date and time of Monday, May 18, 2020 to Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Oliver Ames High School Auditorium, due to COVID-19. Please note that due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, further postponement is possible. Read More
Apr 22, 2020

Real Estate and Personal Property Bills Due Date Extended from May 1 to June 1

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills, originally due May 1, 2020, have had the due date extended to June 1, 2020. The due date for applications for property tax exemptions has also been extended to June 1, 2020. Interest and other penalty for late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment, water use, or sewer use, with a due date on or after March 10, 2020, is waived as long as payment is made before June 30, 2020. We encourage online bill payment via https://epay.cityhallsystems.com/selection. Payments can also be made by US mail or can be placed in the dropbox in front of the Town Offices at 136 Elm Street. Cash cannot be accepted at this time. If paying via US mail, please direct to: Town of Easton, Collector’s Office, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356, or use the envelope and remittance coupon included with your paper bill.
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Apr 17, 2020

Town Offices Closed on Monday, April 20, 2020

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Monday, April 20, 2020 in observance of Patriots' Day. Read More
Apr 14, 2020

Easton Age-Friendly Community Survey

The Town of Easton is collaborating with students at Boston University to collect and analyze survey results to advance our efforts as an Age-Friendly Community and to help us gain a better understanding of our community’s needs. We invite Easton residents over 50 years of age to participate in this survey. Your feedback is critical! Please complete the survey online at: http://bit.ly/EastonAARP as soon as possible and no later than April 17th. Please note, you may have already received an invitation and survey by mail. If you have already completed the survey (online or by paper copy), please do not take it again.

Your responses to the survey are completely confidential. Only summary data from all participants will be included in the final report. You will be able to find the report on the town’s website at a later date. Participation in this study is voluntary but your participation is greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions regarding the survey, please feel free to email or call Kristin Kennedy, Director of Health and Community Services, at (508) 230-0690 or kkennedy@easton.ma.us.

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities encourages communities to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to eight domains of community life: housing, transportation, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, community support and health services, and outdoor space and building, with the ultimate goal of the program being that Easton is better equipped to be a community in which people participate in activities, are connected to their neighbors, remain healthy and active, and feel they belong— no matter their age.

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Apr 09, 2020

Town Offices Closed on Friday, April 10, 2020

Easton Town Offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday.

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Apr 07, 2020

Local Business Assistance from the Small Business Administration

New loan programs for small business owners and non-profits are available under the CARES Act, including up to $10 million under the Paycheck Protection Programhttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options.

Find more information about all of the loan programs here: https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/document/eecbd6e8-d878-ea11-a2f1-000c29a59557/LOCAL%20BUSINESS%20ASSISTANCE%20FROM%20THE%20SBA?fbclid=IwAR3dR9kuer2UxbFIPnTOq6HXDNg9YsTxNnfhzeCccCXjN7NMctInW4LYZLM
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Apr 06, 2020

Real Estate and Personal Property Bills Due Date Extended from May 1 to June 1

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills, originally due May 1, 2020, have had the due date extended to June 1, 2020.  Interest on all other bills is suspended effective March 16, 2020, until further notice. We encourage online bill payment via https://epay.cityhallsystems.com/selection. Payments can also be made by US mail or can be placed in the dropbox in front of the Town Offices at 136 Elm Street. Cash cannot be accepted at this time. If paying via US mail, please direct to: Town of Easton, Collector’s Office, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA  02356, or use the envelope and remittance coupon included with your paper bill. 

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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


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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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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
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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).

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

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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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