Column: Dying to Travel

As the fear of Covid-19 subsides, the urge to travel re-emerges. Airports are packed with passengers, tens of thousands of whom will end up stranded awaiting flights that have been cancelled. Hundreds of thousands will be stuck on highways attempting to make journeys they have planned Continue reading “Column: Dying to Travel”

Vincent Caprio Takes Part in 9/11 Survivor and Responder Event

As a 9/11 survivor and responder, Vince Caprio of Easton said he was privileged to be part of a recent commemoration to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America. VOICES Center for Resiliency invited members of the 9/11 community to participate in a solemn Continue reading “Vincent Caprio Takes Part in 9/11 Survivor and Responder Event”

Column: The Tragedy of the Postborn

The shock and horror of another school shooting is still fresh in our minds as we wait for our government to do something to protect other children from being murdered by another gunman. With mass shootings occurring more than once a week this year, it takes the slaughter of 19 elementary Continue reading “Column: The Tragedy of the Postborn”

Send Money, Guns, and Baby Formula

Inflation is raging, wars are spreading, and baby formula is nowhere to be found. No political regime can survive these disasters. We might tolerate ever higher fuel costs and threats of nuclear war with Russia, but Americans will not stand idly by as their babies go hungry. The Continue reading “Send Money, Guns, and Baby Formula”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 5/20/2022

Good afternoon,

The Covid numbers continue to increase with hospitalizations still rising. With the amount of home testing, real numbers are difficult to interpret, but an increasing number of hospitalizations is hard to refute as a sign that things are worsening.  Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: Sex and The Nation

The Supreme Court decision in 1973 to overturn Roe v. Wade that decriminalized abortion in America came as a shock to those Americans who had been in a coma for the past six years.  For those of us who remained awake and alert during some of those years, the death of the Roe v. Wade Continue reading “Column: Sex and The Nation”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Editors’s note: The following update to First Selectman Bindelglass’s 5/13/22 Message was posted to the town website on 5/17/22.

UPDATED-5/17/22 A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Good afternoon,

As a follow up to my last post, I want to present some updated information Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: 1950s Reboot

 Sex, consensual or involuntary, may lead to pregnancy. In humans, the individual carrying the eggs that may be fertilized during sexual contact is the female. The male contribution is a microscopic packet of genes that account for less than half of the total complement of genetic Continue reading “Column: 1950s Reboot”

Column: Alzheimer and Ageing

If getting old were easy, more people would do it. The oldest living human being is a French nun who recently celebrated her 118th birthday.  Until a few weeks ago, a Japanese woman beat her in the senescence competition by making it to her 119th birthday before dying. The longest Continue reading “Column: Alzheimer and Ageing”

A Handmaiden’s Country

Kentucky is the latest state to effectively ban legal abortions. Although the bill’s sponsors claim that a pregnancy may be terminated within 15 weeks of the fertilization of the egg that leads to the development of a fetus. The associated restrictions on who is eligible for the Continue reading “A Handmaiden’s Country”