Monday, July 26, 2004
Things got quiet at todays breakfast for the Connecticut delegation to the Democratic national convention in Boston when state party chair George Jepsen reminded members that they needed to know how to exit the convention site quickly.
ғI dont want to raise any alarm bells,Ҕ said Jepsen to the delegates, including Westports Martha Aasen and Bob Rose. ғSecurity is terrific, but look around the Fleet Center in case you need to exit quickly.
The warning was the only somber note at a breakfast at the Lenox Hotel for the 62 delegates and guests. Also addressing the crowd were Sen. Christopher Dodd and Rep. John Larson.
Delegates Sunday night attended a reception at the Museum of Fine Arts and a concert by the Boston Pops at City Hall.
It was just lovely to have the reception at the museum,Ӕ said Aasen, who is attending her fifth Democratic convention as a delegate. It was good to be able to meet so many people.Ӕ
One of the delegations ғBeantown Buddies is Westporter Seth Orkand, 27. The 1995 Staples grad, who is working for a software firm in Boston before attending law school in the fall, said things have gone smoothly so far for the Connecticut guests.
ԓNo glitches so far, he said.
Jepsen told the crowd that credentials were in tight supply and urged delegates to turn theirs in to the Connecticut pool if they were not going to use them for a period during the day or planned to leave early.
ԓWe have a lot of guests and others who very much want to get on to the floor but dont have credentials,Ҕ he said.
One of the convention guests who made a brief visit to Boston Sunday night was Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell. She attended several receptions in the city before returning to Westport late in the evening.
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