Easton Voters Support Pathway, Approve Joining Westport Weston Health District

Easton voters on Tuesday approved joining the Westport Weston Health District and voted in favor of appropriating $249,400 to construct a multi-use pathway along Sport Hill Road.

The proposals were among five referendum questions on the ballot, all of which were approved by voters, Continue reading “Easton Voters Support Pathway, Approve Joining Westport Weston Health District”

Special Town Meeting Precedes Town-wide Vote

Following more than a year without an opportunity for Easton residents to debate and evaluate upcoming proposals of significance, 35 residents and more than a dozen town officials convened at Samuel Staples Elementary School on March 23 to consider five upcoming ballot questions. Continue reading “Special Town Meeting Precedes Town-wide Vote”

Anxiety Forum for Parents and Professionals

The Yale Child Study Center’s Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program will be holding the seventh Annual Spotlight on Anxiety Forum for Concerned Parents and Professionals on Thursday, April 29 via Zoom. This year’s theme is Inside Out: Anxiety from Self to Society.

The forum will Continue reading “Anxiety Forum for Parents and Professionals”

Them

My brother took me to see “Them!” when I was 6 years old.  It was horrifying and left me with nightmares for several days.  I doubted that anything could be more frightening until he took me to see the “The Body Snatchers” (the original black and white version: not the gory remake). Continue reading “Them”

The Pest

In 1347 a ship from Caffa, a city in the Crimea on the coast of the Black Sea under siege by Mongol attackers, docked in the port of Messina on the eastern coast of Sicily.  Several of the sailors and passengers on board had taken ill during the passage.  The army besieging Caffa Continue reading “The Pest”

Easton Receives Support from United Way

Grant to Help Residents Affected by Covid Pandemic Fallout

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded the Town of Easton a grant to support residents impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The presentation was made to Alison Witherbee, director of human services.

The Covid Continue reading “Easton Receives Support from United Way”

Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?

We’re all adjusting to lots of changes brought on by the pandemic. One of these is the town’s inability to hold our annual town meeting. If you did not know, the town meeting is the legislative body of Easton, as it is in many New England towns. In addition to the annual town meeting, Continue reading “Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?”

Socialized Distancing

As I stood more than six feet from two of my acquaintances, I listened to their complaints about vaccination scheduling.  One recalled hours on the telephone to arrange an appointment for an elderly relative.  The other described the futility of attempting to get scheduled on-line Continue reading “Socialized Distancing”

Videos: Health District Public Hearing and Presentation

The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing March 4 about joining the Westport Weston Health District. The video is posted on Channel 79. You can watch it here.

You can watch the March 2, 2020 Westport Weston Health District presentation video here and read the presentation here.

Continue reading “Videos: Health District Public Hearing and Presentation”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 3/5/2021

Good afternoon,

As the days are getting longer and the sun is feeling warmer, I am happy to report that we have made good progress on the COVID-19 front. For the two-week period ending Feb. 27, the per 100,000 rate in Easton is 9.5, one of the best rates in Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

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