Column: Pig May Save Man

A pig’s heart was transplanted into a human last week.  Whether this is the first of many such transplants or an isolated case will become evident within a few months. The heart recipient was 57 years old. Why he was not considered to be a candidate for receipt of a human heart was Continue reading “Column: Pig May Save Man”

Column: A Response to Bruce Nelson’s “The Big Chill”

Reading Bruce Nelson’s deeply evocative column, I am sure those of us of a certain age were awash with nostalgia, especially those who grew up in a small town. Though my childhood was spent in New Jersey, I wonder if my memories of small-town life gently prodded me to spend my later Continue reading “Column: A Response to Bruce Nelson’s “The Big Chill””

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 1/14/2022


Good afternoon.

The Covid news is somewhat mixed. We recorded our 1,000th case in Easton. This is certainly an underestimate because many are testing at home and not being captured in the state data. For the first time in several weeks, we had fewer cases Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: January 6, 2022: A Medical Perspective

January 6 came and went, and there was no riot this year. Much of Congress took the day off, perhaps out of fear that this year’s crop of rioters might actually succeed in killing them.  Liz Cheney showed up to claim that she had no idea that the policies she had supported for years Continue reading “Column: January 6, 2022: A Medical Perspective”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 1/7/2022

Good afternoon,

This week reminds us of the power of Mother nature and her ability to humble us. Thank you to DPW for doing such an amazing job with our roads today. The ice storm was a perfect storm in terms of speed, timing and the degree of icing.

We Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

Article 4: Enslavement in the Lands and Church

Enslavement in Connecticut ran wide and deep. In fact, by the time of the Revolution, an estimated 5,000* mostly African and African American and Indigenous peoples were enslaved in Connecticut (Hinks n.d.). Enslaved laborers built Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

Column: Looking Ahead to 2022

Welcome to 2022! Let us hope that as we move into the new year the situation with the pandemic  improves. From Town Hall there are a number of things we hope to move forward. Obviously some things will depend on the state of Covid 19. How we conduct meetings by our boards and commissions Continue reading “Column: Looking Ahead to 2022”

Column: Happy New Year?

Another year has passed, and we look forward to better times in 2022.  We deserve a better year than we had in 2020 or 2021.  The Covid pandemic kept us from cheering each other on, except at political rallies. Remote learning mandates gave us more time with our children than we ever Continue reading “Column: Happy New Year?”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 12/31/2021

Good afternoon, 

Happy New Year

Unfortunately, the number of Covid cases in Easton is exploding. There is no other way to describe it. There were 82 new cases in the week ending December 25. For perspective, at the height of the pandemic in 2020, it took several months Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Hooray for New Years!

Covid notwithstanding, I’m giddy about New Year’s weekend. We’re not going anywhere, there’s ample food in the fridge and the weather will have no effect on our plans. It will be a New Years of contentment.

This wasn’t always the case. Even as a kid I disliked the holiday. I watched Continue reading “Hooray for New Years!”