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”

CANCELED: Easton Will Distribute Home Covid-19 Tests on Thursday

Residents May Pick Up Kits Thursday, Dec. 30 at SSES

The Town of Easton will make Covid-19 home test kits available, but supplies are limited. Distribution will take place at Samuel Staples Elementary School in the rear parking lot at 515 Morehouse Road from 12 – 3 p.m. or until Continue reading “CANCELED: Easton Will Distribute Home Covid-19 Tests on Thursday”

Hwang to Moderate Panel on Youth Mental Health Crisis in The Age of COVID

State Senator Tony Hwang will moderate an expert panel titled “Youth in Crisis: A Community Conversation on Children’s and Teen’s Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19.” The free event will be held at Sacred Heart University’s Community Theatre at 1420 Post Road, Fairfield, CT on Continue reading “Hwang to Moderate Panel on Youth Mental Health Crisis in The Age of COVID”

Religious Exemption

As the chorus of those opposing Covid-19 vaccinations increasingly invokes the “faith-based” objections to a life-saving option, I am reminded of a relevant episode of the television series The West Wing. In this fictional account of the American Presidency, the chief executive seeks Continue reading “Religious Exemption”

Op-Ed: Senior Center Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

The Easton Senior Center, its director and staff do not endorse electoral candidates. The Easton Senior Center Advisory Board reiterated that rule at its October meeting.

 A monthly letter sent to seniors from a town selectman was introduced, at my persuasion when Adam Dunsby was Continue reading “Op-Ed: Senior Center Does Not Endorse Political Candidates”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 10/15/2021

Library

Good afternoon,

The Covid numbers show that Easton has dropped into the yellow with a rate of 7.6 per 100,000 for the two weeks ending October 9. Weston is red and Westport remains orange. It is interesting that of the larger towns, Westport, which still Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 10/8/2021

Fall Foliage

Good afternoon,

The Covid numbers for the last week are 11.4 per 100,000 for the week ending October 2. This is an improvement, but still in the orange (high risk) levels.  As many of you know, the original agreement to initiate a mask mandate for public Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: The Thrill of the Chase

Several decades ago, naturalists, as they were called back then, noticed rapid expansions and abrupt collapses in lemmings populations. These small rodents are wildly spread across Canada, populating grasslands in Arctic and subarctic tundras.  In many regions, their numbers swell Continue reading “Column: The Thrill of the Chase”

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