Jim Himes Candidate Statement: Together, We Will Recover from the Crises We Have Been Facing

In March, as COVID devastated our communities, I co-sponsored and voted for the CARES Act, a wide-ranging economic rescue package that provided rapid and meaningful relief for individuals and businesses through a series of programs, including the CARES Act Recovery Assistance. Thousands Continue reading “Jim Himes Candidate Statement: Together, We Will Recover from the Crises We Have Been Facing”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 10/23/2020

Good afternoon,

There is no question in my mind that we are looking at a real uptick in COVID-19  cases in Connecticut and in Easton. There has been slow, steady growth in the number of people in the hospital in the state and county, but also a growing number Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Anne Hughes Candidate Statement: Working Toward Solutions Together

Among my greatest joys as the state representative serving Easton, Weston, and Redding, is simply spending time in the district — so spectacular during this peak foliage season- — meeting new neighbors for the first time and renewing old friendships.

During these past two years, Continue reading “Anne Hughes Candidate Statement: Working Toward Solutions Together”

The Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice

Olivia was a middle-aged, somewhat overweight, medium height, soft-spoken woman.  As a middle-aged, somewhat overweight, medium height, soft-spoken man, I expected nothing unusual from her. As a physician seeing her for the first time, I expected to hear an unremarkable history, Continue reading “The Cost of Ignoring Medical Advice”

Lions Club Cancels Bonfire, Plans to Return Next Year

As the Lions bonfire and costume contest can easily exceed the allowable outdoor limit of 150 people gathered closely around the fire, tempting Covid-19 to spread, the Easton Lions will not hold its annual bonfire this year.

“We plan to have it as big as ever next year,” Charles Continue reading “Lions Club Cancels Bonfire, Plans to Return Next Year”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 10/16/2020

Easton Public Library

It is time to put Covid 19 at the top of the post. There is definitely a resurgence in the state and a small rise in Easton. Our schools remain open, although I personally think about that on a day to day or week to week basis and Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Against Medical Advice

Every patient has the option of ignoring the advice offered by health professionals.  If they are hospitalized and they decide to leave without their doctor’s blessing, they are asked to sign what is called an AMA form.  This is an “Against Medical Advice” document that acknowledges Continue reading “Against Medical Advice”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 10/9/2020

Good afternoon,

Thanks to the outstanding preparations made by our school administrators and teachers, we had a great first week of in-person learning at our schools. The first week seems to have gone very well and I am sure the kids are looking forward to the Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

At the Edge of Covid Truths

We are like a herd of wildebeests at the edge of a river that we must cross as part of our annual migration.  We crowd together, pushing the weaker or more naïve animals into a crocodile-infested waterway. The crocodiles may let a few of us across, just to fool the thousands behind Continue reading “At the Edge of Covid Truths”

Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 10/2/2020

Good afternoon,       

Monday will mark the beginning of a nearly full-time return to school. Although Covid infection numbers in the state have been creeping up they have remained stable here in town.  Schools have had outbreaks and had to re-close, we intend Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

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