Preserve William J. Kupinse Memorial Park
Bill Kupinse was a kind and remarkable leader with a determined dedication to keeping Easton "The Jewel of Fairfield County" as he called it. As our First Selectman for ten years he provided a voice of reason, a strong sense of community, and above all a tireless, unflinching advocacy for open space preservation.
Bill, along with Paul Newman, fought to preserve all of the Trout Brook Valley. He was active in the adoption of the Scenic Road Ordinance, the implementation of the Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, and the highly successful effort to preserve approximately 40% of Easton’s land area as perpetual open space at no expense to Easton’s taxpayers.
Most recently, Bill had been a determined advocate for preserving and protecting our beautiful town-owned property located at 18-22 South Park Avenue along the scenic, trout-filled Mill River. In a 2008 referendum the town overwhelmingly agreed to buy this property "for preservation, conservation, and land use control purposes."
The fate of this property now lies in large part with the current Board of Selectmen. Please sign this petition and urge them to help Easton preserve this beautiful property forever for all to enjoy.
We, the undersigned, hereby urge the Easton Board of Selectmen of the Town of Easton, CT to retain and designate the property located at 18-22 South Park Avenue, Easton, CT (property remaining after that portion preserved as open space by Aspetuck Land Trust) to be preserved in perpetuity and to be known as the “William J. Kupinse Jr. Memorial Park.”