Colangelo resigns to take State post

Selectman Carolyn Colangelo has accepted an appointment by the governor to be a Workman’s Compensation Commissioner. In this position, Colangelo will hear and decide workers’ compensation cases.

She announced her new position, as well as tendering her resignation as an Easton Selectman at a recent Board of Selectman meeting.

Easton First Selectman Adam Dunsby was pleased to be able to vote for her affirmation, in his role as State Representative.

Dunsby said,”Carrie has been a tremendous colleague on the Board of Selectmen. She has always been willing to do the hard work to make Easton a better place. I am sorry she has to step down, but I wish her great success in her new position as a Workers Compensation Commissioner.”

Dunsby and Selectman Robert Lessler have 30 days to fill Colangelo’s seat. If they cannot agree on an appointee, a committee of elected official will decide.

Carolyn Colangelo, her husband Richard, who is a State’s Attorney, and their children have lived in Easton since 2003.

Congratulations, Commissioner Colangelo!