Letter: Life Expectancy Declines–Huge Contributor Mostly Ignored

To the Editor:

Dr. Lechtenberg informs on various reasons for the downturn in life expectancy, but the one that deserves the most attention in my opinion is the most controllable by most of us: living a healthier lifestyle.

Our medical system can and does work miracles – one Continue reading “Letter: Life Expectancy Declines–Huge Contributor Mostly Ignored”

Column: Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of Americans has been declining in recent years. This applies to Americans of every skin shade, ethnic extraction, and national origin. Men have been hardest hit, but women are also exhibiting a progressive decline in longevity. This may surprise citizens Continue reading “Column: Life Expectancy”

Easton Unplugged

native to this valley, will spread over it
like a grove, and memory will grow
into legend, legend into song, song
into sacrament.” – Wendell Berry

In 1966, when I was five, my parents bought a piece of land on the Fairfield-Easton town line on the corner of North and Old Continue reading “Easton Unplugged”

A Message From First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 9/23/2022

Good afternoon – 

This week we were fortunate to receive a Small Town Economic Assistance Program Grant from the state of approximately $240,000 which was designated for resurfacing of our tennis courts and lining them simultaneously for pickle ball. This Continue reading “A Message From First Selectman Bindelglass”

Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five

The Jewish New Year, one of six high holy days in the Hebrew calendar begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 25. Rosh Hashanah commemorates God’s creation of the universe or, more informally,  Adam and Eve’s birthday. In addition to religious services, many family and friends will gather Continue reading “Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five”

Column: Elizabeth II: A Life Well-Scripted

The news media are saturated with reports on, reviews of, videos from, and second by second analyses of one of the most expensive funerals since Pharaoh Khufu of Egypt was interred in the Great Pyramid at Giza. That funeral was held more than 4,000 years ago, and its cost was probably Continue reading “Column: Elizabeth II: A Life Well-Scripted”

An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), formed in August 2020, is embarking on its third year of service to our community. EDIT has sought to cultivate a sense of belonging and valuing of all people through events such as the Voices of Diversity project with the Easton Continue reading “An Invitation to Join the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 9/15/2022

Good afternoon,

The Town Clerk’s office be open from 8:30.a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily no longer closing for lunch beginning Monday, Sept. 19th.

Last night at the Selectmen’s meeting I provided an update regarding EVS. The environmental consultant has completed Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: School Daze

In 1974, Mr. Levy was admitted to the hospital for the investigation of shortness of breath. He was a frail, elderly man with very pale skin and very little hair. He was one of thousands of little, old men admitted that year to the hospital for problems likely to be an inevitable Continue reading “Column: School Daze”

Remembering 9/11


Today is September 11 and we remember that terrible morning 21 years ago. As you go about your day, remember those who lost their lives that day and those close to them. Easton was particularly touched that day. I also believe that we should remember the resilience we showed as Continue reading “Remembering 9/11”