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”

Column: The End Is Near?

Congratulations! I understand from recent news releases that the pandemic is coming to an end.  State governors who supported pandemic-related mandates, such as the need for children to wear masks in school, are lifting mandates. That there have been vocal protests to these mandates Continue reading “Column: The End Is Near?”

Column:Fear the Vaccine

Robert LaMay died on January 28, 2022. He was 51 years old. He worked as a Washington state trooper for 22 years. He retired from his job in October 2021, after Governor Inslee of of Washington state declared a Covid-19 mandate affecting all state troopers, except those who qualified Continue reading “Column:Fear the Vaccine”

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?”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 12/24/2021

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Good afternoon,

Covid numbers in Easton continue to increase at a rapid pace. For the two weeks ended December 18th, Easton’s rate is 51.3 per 100,000; there have been 32 new cases.

As you know we have reinstituted a mask mandate for town buildings in Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 3/19/2021

Good evening,

The news on Covid is mostly good. The state continues to vaccinate more and a wider range of people. The CDC says that small gatherings of people who have been vaccinated can be done without masks. In Easton for the second week in a row the Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

The Pest

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 3/12/2021

Good evening,

The state continues to make progress in fighting the Covid-19 virus. More re-openings are on the horizon. Vaccinations continue.  We will be looking at our policies for in-person meetings, use of Town Hall, and the travel policy for town Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Pummeled by Cross Currents of Politics and Violence

Waves of fury and incredulity pummel my mental shores. Naïve as I am, despite the pundits’ prediction that Senate Republicans would vote to acquit Trump, I believed that dedication to democracy, oaths of office, oaths of impartiality, and love of country would win out over party Continue reading “Pummeled by Cross Currents of Politics and Violence”