Town of Easton Receives Support from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

Grant and Masks to Help Residents Affected by Covid Pandemic Fallout

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (UWCFC) has awarded the Town of Easton a grant to support residents impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, along with a supply of gift cards and KN95 protective face masks.  Presentation Continue reading “Town of Easton Receives Support from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County”

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”

The Center for Family Justice Receives Grant for Crisis Services

The Center for Family Justice has received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to help the nonprofit provide crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the Greater Bridgeport area including Easton.

The funds from Continue reading “The Center for Family Justice Receives Grant for Crisis Services”

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”

Update: Covid Test Kits Available at 3 P.M. Today at SSES

Test kits will be distributed at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 8, 2022 at Samuel Staples Elementary School. Morehouse Road will be blocked at Banks Road.

For those who missed out last week, the Town of Easton has been able to secure approximately 400 additional test kits.

First Selectman Continue reading “Update: Covid Test Kits Available at 3 P.M. Today at SSES”

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?”

Hundreds Turn Out for Covid Test Kits

It looked more like Black Friday at Best Buy. Cars were lined up before 5 p.m. today so residents could get two Covid test kits. Despite the frigid temperatures, the distribution process went smoothly for those who were lucky enough to get their kits before supplies ran out.

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”

A Covid Christmas: Caught Between the Lines

On Christmas Eve, I tested positive for Covid.

Mindful of the 5.4 million people worldwide who have died from the disease, I am grateful for mild symptoms. Still, I wonder: Who? When? Where did I pick it up? It’s impossible to know. Fortified by Moderna vaccines and boosters, we Continue reading “A Covid Christmas: Caught Between the Lines”

Covid-19 Test Kit Distribution Canceled

In a press release issued today from Easton Police Chief Richard Doyle, the test kit distribution scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 30 at Samuel Staples Elementary School has been canceled. Gov. Ned Lamont indicated that there were shipping and warehouse delays outside of the state’s Continue reading “Covid-19 Test Kit Distribution Canceled”