Op-Ed: A Message From the First Selectman

Updated 12/02/2022

Good Afternoon,

This week you should be receiving the new Easton Directory prepared and distributed by the Easton Senior Center. It is an extremely valuable resource and is distributed free of charge. I want to thank all who contributed by advertising in the Continue reading “Op-Ed: A Message From the First Selectman”

Column: The Civil Pause

The Thanks of Giving

There is a wonderful moment at the mid-point of the classic adventure film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” when Indiana, in a quiet moment with his father, laments that throughout their relationship they have never simply talked.  Professor Jones Sr. (wonderfully Continue reading “Column: The Civil Pause”

Column: Winter Solstice

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, the sun will stop falling from the elevated excursions across the sky that it reached in June, 2022, and will start climbing again. We refer to this as the winter solstice, the day when the sun “stands still.” This is called the solstice because it was Continue reading “Column: Winter Solstice”

Column: Passing Thanksgiving Traditions to a New Generation

Pass the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied sweets, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread, squash and apple pie. The mere thought of the aromas of these traditional foods wafting from the kitchen throughout the house gives me a nostalgic feeling. 

Ever since Continue reading “Column: Passing Thanksgiving Traditions to a New Generation”

A Message From First Selectman Bindelglass

Update 11/23/2022

Good afternoon,

It is hard to believe that it’s Thanksgiving already. We have so much to be thankful for; family and friends, and our beautiful town and wonderful community. It is a season where Easton shines particularly as the Christmas Tree Capitol of Continue reading “A Message From First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: The Health of Healthcare

The Covid-19 pandemic is probably over. We lost over one million of our fellow Americans as it grew from a menacing public health incident to a full blown national disaster. It is apparent in retrospect what went wrong. It is also apparent that despite the awful losses we suffered Continue reading “Column: The Health of Healthcare”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 11/18/22

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Good afternoon,

Last night at the Board of Selectmen meeting, we set the agenda for the December 5th Special Town Meeting. We will be discussing and voting on revisions to the Ethics Ordinance which are still being finalized, the new fee schedule for planning Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: Newspeak vs. Oldspeak

Victory is defeat. Lies are truth. Misinformation is information. As the midterm election results are counted and recounted, we find the losers celebrating, and the winners complaining about the contest they just won. The Democrats no longer hold a majority of seats in the House Continue reading “Column: Newspeak vs. Oldspeak”

More than Meets the Eye: Buster Keaton. . .Secrets Behind the Face that Never Smiled

Poster for Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Buster Keaton didn’t really get started in show business until the ripe old age of 3, though he did crawl onto the stage in the middle of his parents’ vaudeville act “by mistake” when he was a 9-month-old toddler.

The story of his early life and Continue reading “More than Meets the Eye: Buster Keaton. . .Secrets Behind the Face that Never Smiled”

Column: Building a Forever Nest for Two

Just when it was beginning to feel like we would never close on our new house, our lawyer called to let us know the date and time. It was really going to happen. We went to her office on a sunny Friday morning, bursting with excitement. 

Nancy and Paul at their new home sweet home.