10/3 A NOTE from the WEBMASTER
(see previous notes at the bottom of the page)
This week the Easton Coalition went to court seeking the right to appear on the ballot in the November 5 election. To do that they sued the CT Secretary of State and the Easton Town Clerk. Since our current town clerk, Derek Buckley, is on the Easton Coalition ticket, he recused himself as town clerk and Easton was represented in court by Assistant Town Clerk, Joan Kirk. The Easton Board of Selectmen hired an attorney to represent the Town.
In addition, the Easton Republicans filed as interveners in the case. The Eye is trying to determine if the filing was by Adam Dunsby or by the ERTC. The facts should be correct, but in effect that is a "distinction without a difference" (a little phrase that First Selectman Tom Herrmann seems to be fond of), as Mr. Dunsby is both the ERTC Chair and the Republican candidate for First Selectman.
Even though other third party canidates have been restored to the ballot, the Easton Coalition was denied. They will be write-in candidates. This was a case where the letter of the law prevailed over the spirit of the law, and we got a first hand look at where the ERTC stands. Adam Dunsby got his nomination by removing the Chair of the ERTC Nominating Committee, taking the nomination with no competition when Tom Herrmann left the ticket, and then going to court to make sure he has no competition on the ballot. These actions speak for themselves, but if you take a few minutes to peruse the EYE, you will find that they are not out of character in the current political regime.
EASTON NEEDS NEW LEADERSHIP