Adam W. Dunsby, First Selectman
Commission for the Aging
Develops policies and exercises oversight regarding needs of senior citizens.
Acting Chair • Joel Peskay
Linda Dollard • Gail Gay • Phyllis Machledt • Karen Martin • Mary Pajonas • Margaret Silvestri • Lisa Tasi
Municipal Agent/Senior Services
Responsible for referrals and assistance with federal, state and local programs, including, but not limited to, Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicare and Fuel Assistance for Easton residents over the age of 60.
Alison Witherbee • 650 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612
203-268-1137 • Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Social Services Director
Administers various programs to assist disabled and low-income Easton residents under the age of 60.
Alison Witherbee • 203-268-1137
Center is “intellectual, educational, cultural and social center for adults of all ages, but especially for retirees, seniors and physically challenged adults . . . . purpose is to enrich the town . . . and to provide assistance to [those] in need.”
650 Morehouse Rd. 06612 • 203-268-1145
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Director • Val J. Buckley
Programs and services include:
• Availability of: audiobooks, cable TV, computers, CDs, DVDs, fax machine, Internet cafe, investment data, large-print books, Optelec reader, periodicals, photocopier, therapy equipment, video library.
• Opportunities for: arts and crafts, quilting, knitting, weaving, card and board games, bridge lessons, bowling,
ceramics, culinary classes, driver’s ed for elderly, film showings, trips, musical programs, excercise programs.
• Presentations on: law, finance, art, religion, more.
• Scheduled presence of: hair stylist, handyman, massage therapist, notary public/justice of the peace, seamstress.
• Trips: day and vacation trips.
• Dial-a-Ride: van transportation 7 days a week.
Supportive Services FOR Families and Caregivers/Transportation Services
Contact Municipal Agent/Senior Services, Social Services Director and Senior Center for information on these
Tax Relief Programs
On matters relating to assessments and elderly, Office of the Assessor prepares homeowners’ forms to be sent to state for approval.
Town Hall • 203-268-6291 • Fax: 203-268-4928
Assessor • Teresa Rainieri
Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee assists with local tax relief issues. In September 2008 an ordinance recommended by the Committee was approved by a town meeting. The ordinance raised the income limit for the existing tax abatement program in phases from $70,000 in 2008 to $85,000 in 2011 and added two new options to the program: a tax freeze and a tax deferral plan.
691 Morehouse Rd. 06612
203-261-0134 • Fax: 203-261-0708
Hours: Mon. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. & Wed.,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Director • Lynn Zaffino
Easton is part of Probate Court for District 46.
5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068
Judge • T.R. Rowe
Call 911 for all emergencies.
700 Morehouse Rd. 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-268-4111 • Fax: 203-268-6703
Chief • Timothy Shaw
R.U.O.K Telephone Reassurance Program available free to any resident homebound, medically disabled or over 60. Each day call is placed to individual’s home via computer. If no response, second call is placed. If still no response, officer is dispatched to residence and relative or key holder contacted.
1 Center Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Chief • Steve Waugh
Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
EMS has several full-time staffers, dozens of volunteers and two ambulances functioning in cooperation with
first-responders in Police Department.
448 Sport Hill Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-452-9595 • Fax: 203-452-7660
Chief of Service • Carolyn Kearney
Historical Society of Easton, Inc.
Located in a special section of the Easton Library.
691 Morehouse Rd. • Easton, CT 06612 • 203-261-2090
Hours: By appointment • Please write for information.
President • Chester Burley
A combination of public and private action has provided Easton residents with the benefits of considerable
Town of Easton Open Spaces
The following Town-owned areas are open, where appropriate, for cross-country skiing, dog walking, fishing, hiking, riding and snowshoeing.
• Mill River Open Space (6.8 acres)
Provides fishing accesses along the Mill River off South Park Ave.
• Paine Open Space (130 acres)
Located off Maple Rd.
• Steep Hill Open Space (1.1 acres)
Located near the south end of North Park Ave.
Aspetuck Land Trust
Private, nonprofit Connecticut corporation dedicated to the preservation of open space in perpetuity in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport. Owns over 800 acres of open space in these towns. Nature preserves open to the public make up over 600 of the 800 acres. Trust has four preserves totaling 215 acres open in Easton for cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, riding and snowshoeing.
• Crow Hill Nature Preserve (162 acres)
Located at the end of Wyldewood Rd.
• Island Pond/Pond View Preserve (10 acres)
Located within the town-owned Paine Open Space.
• Poindexter Nature Preserve (38 acres)
Located off Judd Rd. between Maple Rd. and
• William Warner Angler’s Preserve (5 acres)
Provides three fishing accesses along the Mill River off South Park Ave.
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Control/Shelter • 203-268-9172
Conservation Dept. • 203-268-6291
Easton Community Center • 203-459-9700
Parks and Recreation Dept. • 203-268-7200
Planning and Zoning Dept. • 203-268-6291
Post Office • 203-261-8386
Public Works Dept. • 203-268-0714
Registrars of Voters • 203-268-6291
Tax Collector • 203-268-6291
Town Clerk • 203-268-6291
Easton’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 1,620
Total population of Easton: 7,490
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 21.3%
Land area: 28.6 sq. mi.