Don’t Inhale

The year 2020 may set a 100-year record for deaths from lung disease.  Several problems are converging and challenging the lungs of all Americans. Viruses and air pollution are the agents presenting the biggest threats to our lungs at present and in the immediate future. Neither Continue reading “Don’t Inhale”

Pause: A Covid-19 Drug Trial Hits A Snag

The Covid-19 vaccine trial organized and monitored by the Astra-Zeneca drug company was “paused.” A volunteer at a site in Great Britain who received the experimental vaccine developed a neurologic complication. What little has been said about this adverse event suggests that this Continue reading “Pause: A Covid-19 Drug Trial Hits A Snag”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 9/18/2020

Good afternoon,                                                 

Easton Celebrates 175th with Town Party and Fireworks.–Tomas Koeck Photo

Last weekend was a great time to be an Easton resident and I was very proud to be your First Selectman. The Ashlar-Aspetuck Lodge hosted a wonderful town party with Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Easton Senior Center to Offer Flu Shots

Experts are predicting a dangerous convergence of both COVID-19 and the flu in the fall, so national healthcare professionals are urging everyone, especially seniors, to get flu shots.

The Easton Senior Center will offer flu shots to adults of all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 7, by Continue reading “Easton Senior Center to Offer Flu Shots”

Medical Math: Covid-19 x 2 = 0 Vaccine

The White House recently announced that it will be promoting an expedited evaluation of a Covid-19 vaccine. This would be good news if, in fact, it resulted in a safe and effective vaccine in the near future. We certainly can have a vaccine before November 2020, if safety and efficacy Continue reading “Medical Math: Covid-19 x 2 = 0 Vaccine”

Learning From History

The televangelist, Pat Robertson, called the AIDS epidemic, “God’s harvest of sinners.” The sinners he was referring to were not rapists, murderers, pedophiles or human traffickers. They were homosexual men. This reflected the common feeling in the United States that AIDS would somehow Continue reading “Learning From History”

Easton Observes Labor Day and Pumpkins are Trending

In the best of circumstances, there’s a wistfulness to the end of summer, of fading suntans and darkening evening skies. Swimming gear is stowed away and children’s bare feet are once again consigned to shoes the next size up.

Labor Day this year is a decidedly mixed bag. Yes, Continue reading “Easton Observes Labor Day and Pumpkins are Trending”

‘Facts and Science’ Guide Decisions as First Selectman

As many of you are aware the Board of Selectmen recently approved a resolution on racism and public health. The resolution is available with the minutes of the last meeting. My support of this resolution is based on several factors. In addition, I have received a small number of Continue reading “‘Facts and Science’ Guide Decisions as First Selectman”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

The following update from First Selectman David Bindelglass was posted to the town’s website this afternoon:

Good afternoon,

It looks like yesterday’s storm pretty much missed us!  That is good as we continue to work on improvements we can make regarding our handling of the prior Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Aquarion Water Diversion Zoom Public Meeting Is Wednesday, Aug. 26

Aquarion Water Company is requesting to double the amount of water it moves from the Greater Bridgeport System area, including Easton, to the southwest region (Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien) with a permit to last 25 years. Interested parties may join the Zoom meeting Continue reading “Aquarion Water Diversion Zoom Public Meeting Is Wednesday, Aug. 26”