Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 1/15/2021

Much of the talk around town this week has been about the vaccine. If you are 75 or older you can now register to get the vaccine.  The statewide system is called VAMS. If you go to the Easton website, there is a post in the News tab for “COVID-19 VACCINE ENROLLMENT Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Covid Vaccine Sign-Ups Roll Out for Qualified Residents

UPDATED To Include Statewide Plan for Phase 1b Posted Today on Connecticut’s Official State Website

The next phase of the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout (aka Phase 1b) includes seniors 75 years of age or older. What exactly does this mean to Easton residents? Easton seniors 75 Continue reading “Covid Vaccine Sign-Ups Roll Out for Qualified Residents”

Police and State Officials Warn of Vaccine Scams

The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines is a huge relief, but it also presents opportunities for fraudulent schemes. Easton Police Chief Richard Doyle wants to sound the alert to residents, especially older residents.

“We are particularly concerned about our seniors who can be the most Continue reading “Police and State Officials Warn of Vaccine Scams”


Internet websites have provided me with a wealth of information concerning Richard Lechtenberg. Much of this information is wrong, which is useful for me in frustrating efforts to steal my identity. One site identified my mother as my wife. That struck me as truly mythical. I expected Continue reading “Truth”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 1/8/2021

Good Afternoon &  Happy New Year!  

Vaccinations for COVID-19 have begun for front line health care workers and nursing  home patients. Most of our emergency services staff has had a first dose, as have many health care workers who live in town, myself included. Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Easton EMTs and Police Officers Get Vaccinated

Carolyn Kearney, Easton EMS Assistant Chief and Samuel Staples Elementary School nurse, gets vaccinated.

Easton’s first responders have begun receiving their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Carolyn Kearney, EMT, assistant chief of the Easton Emergency Medical Service and Samuel Continue reading “Easton EMTs and Police Officers Get Vaccinated”


Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge died on September 17, 1908.  He was a passenger on a demonstration flight with Orville Wright as the pilot.  The U.S. Army had offered the Wright brothers a contract to purchase several of their airplanes, called Wright Flyers, if the plane could carry Continue reading “Flight”

Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…

The Easton Courier would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the varied and thought-provoking contributions from our columnists and community writers, who observed life in Easton from many perspectives. Bruce Nelson, Tomas Koeck, Gale Papageorge, Robert LaValle, and Dr. Richard Lechtenberg Continue reading “Year in Review 2020:The Courier Thanks…”

Fish Bowl

Marilyn was obviously alive.  She sat before me, somewhat haggard and disheveled, but unequivocally awake and breathing.  She had a pulse and her blood pressure was respectable, but she complained.  She complained of weakness and agitation, of insomnia and excessive drowsiness, Continue reading “Fish Bowl”

Vaccinated! First Steps to Crushing the Coronavirus

First Selectman Dr. David Bindelglass and his wife, Gloria, are doing their part to crush the coronavirus.

The couple, who are frontline medical professionals, received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday. They both work at Bridgeport Hospital, part of the Yale-New Haven Health Continue reading “Vaccinated! First Steps to Crushing the Coronavirus”