Easton's mayor explains what building on ongoing initiatives means for metropolis's festivals this yr

EASTON, Pa. – After the identical search for the final 60 years, town of Easton determined to endure a facelift.

The town determined it was time for brand spanking new initiatives, like widening the circumference of the downtown’s Centre Sq., setting up a parking storage on 4th Road, rehabilitating the Free Bridge, and creating extra housing alternatives.

However with these initiatives come issues from residents about whether or not the development ‘mess’ will intervene with Easton’s widespread festivals this yr.

“I believe the entire festivals will likely be impacted, however not in a method folks would discover,” stated Mayor Sal Panto.

Panto says the rationale issues are shifting slower than anticipated is because of a problem many companies are coping with.

“Proper now, it is onerous for builders or anyone to determine a schedule due to the provision chain points,” Panto stated.

Fortunately, Panto says festivals like Heritage Day, Garlic Fest, and even Bacon Fest will nonetheless go on, simply with some minor tweaks.

“We are going to make some adjustments, might have to maneuver some distributors round however in actuality, we can’t have any issues,” Panto stated.

And as for town’s future initiatives, these are nonetheless within the planning levels and haven’t been introduced simply but.

However Panto says they’re going to deal with these building hoops as they arrive.

“Will they affect festivals subsequent yr? Sure, to some extent. However we’ll work round it,” Panto stated.

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