Friday, May 09, 2003
Developer: “The Secret of Bridgeport is the Secret of Keeping the First Wife - it’s Cheaper
Property developer Robert Scinto told a forum on BridgeportԒs economic development today that he didnt think much of efforts to attract new residents to the stateҒs largest city.
Talk of bringing people into Bridgeport is puppy talk,Ӕ said Scinto, chairman of R. D. Scinto, Inc., of Shelton, Conn. ItӒs not going to happenWe need to find people in Bridgeport who are doing well and can do better.Ŕ
Then, in a line that drew the biggest laugh at todays meeting organized by Westport First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell, he added: “The secret of Bridgeport is the secret of keeping the first wife - it’s cheaper.Ҕ
Later, Farrell referred to Scintos remark, telling delegates as she thanked them before breaking up into small discussion groups: ғI plan to go home to my husband and remind him of the advantages of a first wife.
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April 14 at 7 p.m. there will be a special meeting at Trumbull Library on Quality St regarding the development (or lack of) of the Remington Woods, the last 500 acres of open space in Bridgeport. It is a green island in a sea of development. Hear Arthur Bogen, international expert on brownfields speak about alternatives and Milan Bull show a slide show of the last open space.