A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 3/4/2022

Good afternoon,


First, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Ukraine, who are being brutally attacked by Russian aggressors. A vigil will be held in front of the library on Sunday, March 6 at 5:30. All are welcome.

In one week, we have gone from Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: Tender Times

Do you feel tears sting your eyes at the weirdest times? Say when the register guy at Trader Joe’s says, “You’re so energetic! Thanks for bagging!” A lump in your throat and yes, tears. Covid has left many of us emotionally volatile, tender as newborns. It’s an affliction, this pandemic, stretching Continue reading “Column: Tender Times”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated Jan. 21,2022

Fire Department

Good afternoon,

I am happy to announce that there is definite improvement in the Covid numbers. Statewide the positivity rates and number of people in the hospital are declining. For the week ending January 15, the weekly number of cases fell to 48. For Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Putting a Mask on Poor Judgement

Two weeks ago, a police deputy in Maryland shot and killed a groundhog. Having reviewed the unedited videotape of this encounter, I concluded that, although the action was apparently consistent with Maryland police guidelines, it was ridiculous. Some comedians have noted that the Continue reading “Putting a Mask on Poor Judgement”

Column: With All Due Respect

A member of Congress from Arkansas acknowledged last week that vaccines and mask-wearing were good ideas. As the delta variant of Covid-19 filled hospitals across his state and his constituents noticed that their neighbors were filling those hospitals, and the morgues therein, this Continue reading “Column: With All Due Respect”

Interim Superintendent Addresses 2021-22 School Year

Promises ‘It Will Be a Good Year’

Interim Superintendent Dr. Thomas McMorran sent the following message today to the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Communities.

Dear Friends and Families of the ER9 Schools:

This email is intended for parents and guardians, families of students Continue reading “Interim Superintendent Addresses 2021-22 School Year”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 08/06/2021

Carnival 2021

Good afternoon,

There have been unprecedented crowds at the carnival so I hope you have been enjoying yourselves. Great job by our volunteer fire department and all the volunteers working this great event.

Yesterday, the Governor signed an executive order Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Letter: Library Director Responds to Facebook Posts

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the negative post on the Moms of Easton Facebook Page on July 14. A patron was upset about the Library’s masking policy, which states that children who are too young to wear a mask (2 and under) are not allowed in the Library at this time. Continue reading “Letter: Library Director Responds to Facebook Posts”

Column: Unmasked

A member of the U.S. House of Representatives recently declared that the House rule that members must wear masks while in the House chamber was equivalent to the Nazi demand that Jews wear gold stars on their clothing to facilitate their being identified, packed on to cattle cars, Continue reading “Column: Unmasked”

Has Covid-19 Changed Barlow Student Fashion?

Over the past year, the normal way of life changed for Joel Barlow High School students in countless ways. Teenagers’ personal fashion styles since the Covid-19 lockdowns were among the transformations.

The at-home classroom created a causal way of life for high school students. Continue reading “Has Covid-19 Changed Barlow Student Fashion?”