We’re reaching the one year mark since the beginning of the pandemic and it feels pretty natural to reflect on what kind of year it has been. I must say, 365 days later and it’s still a trying time for everyone at the moment. Well not everyone. I’m sure my cat is enjoying Continue reading “Column: Mindful of the Needs of Others”
In 1347 a ship from Caffa, a city in the Crimea on the coast of the Black Sea under siege by Mongol attackers, docked in the port of Messina on the eastern coast of Sicily. Several of the sailors and passengers on board had taken ill during the passage. The army besieging Caffa Continue reading “The Pest”
We’re all adjusting to lots of changes brought on by the pandemic. One of these is the town’s inability to hold our annual town meeting. If you did not know, the town meeting is the legislative body of Easton, as it is in many New England towns. In addition to the annual town meeting, Continue reading “Op-Ed: What Is a Town Meeting and Why Are We Having Two of Them?”
This is the first installment published in the Easton Courier of Behind Three Chairs, virtual video conferencing between ER9 Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison and the Easton, Redding and Region 9 boards of education chairmen. The Covid-19 pandemic thwarted in-person meetings to Continue reading “Between Three Chairs: Superintendent Updates ER9 Board Chairs on Covid Vaccines for School Staff”
Last year the Easton Courier published an overview of the Easton budget process. The article went into some detail about how the town budget is developed and how the Board of Finance (BOF) works to prepare a budget request to present to the town for its approval. It was the process Continue reading “Easton Budget Process Under a Pandemic”
It has been a tumultuous 2020 in Easton as in every other town in America, due to COVID-19. The town got through the first wave in the spring with very low numbers of infections, although like most towns, we were forced to suspend in-person learning in our schools, for the spring Continue reading “After a Tumultuous 2020, Wishing for a Better 2021”
I always considered myself fortunate, growing up in Easton. Most of my relatives were within a 20-minute drive, meaning we gathered together over the holidays, often at my childhood home.
My cousins, siblings and I eagerly tore into our stockings as soon as our parents allowed Continue reading “Wishing You a Joyful and Healthy Christmas”
First Selectman Dr. David Bindelglass and his wife, Gloria, are doing their part to crush the coronavirus.
The couple, who are frontline medical professionals, received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday. They both work at Bridgeport Hospital, part of the Yale-New Haven Health Continue reading “Vaccinated! First Steps to Crushing the Coronavirus”
Music is a vital part of our culture, since it is one of the most sacred forms of healing and storytelling. It is an important part of our everyday lives and has the ability to connect people of all ages and cultures.
Even though nothing can replace the energy exchanged between Continue reading “Music in the Time of a Pandemic”
Update for 11/13/2020
My focus again this week is COVID-19. We received some wonderful news this week on the progress that is being made with a vaccine. It is American ingenuity at its best on display and will hopefully provide some daylight at the end of the Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”