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Monday, September 27, 2004

Report: Brady to Start New Job in Three Weeks

John Brady: moves to Amity Oct. 18. WN photo
Staples High School Principal John Brady will begin his new job as superintendent of schools in the Amity Regional School District in three weeks, the New Haven Register reported today.

It said the Amity Board of Education is close to finalizing employment contract details with Brady and he will take office at Amity on a full-time basis on Oct. 18.

Contract details will be announced after the Amity Board of Education next meets, said Chairman Ken Downey, according to the newspaper.

Brady told WestportNow he expects the contract to be wrapped up Tuesday.


09/27/04 03:25 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport’s Martha Stewart: They’ve Got Her Number

Westport’s Martha Stewart has been assigned her official inmate number—55170-054—according to a posting on the Bureau of Prisons’ Web site and reported by today’s New York Daily News.

Though Stewart has yet to be assigned to where she will be incarcerated, she has been ordered to begin her five-month term on Oct. 8 for her conviction on conspiracy, obstruction of justice and other charges related to an ImClone Systems stock.

The bureau had not notified Stewart of a prison assignment today, said Martin Weinberg, one of her appeals lawyers.

Meanwhile, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has renewed an employment contract for five years with its soon-to-be jailed founder, but she will not be paid a cent while in prison, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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09/27/04 02:24 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Republicans Open Headquarters

Westport Republicans officially opened their headquarters Sunday at 30 Post Road East. Among those on hand were (l to r) Pete Wolgast, Republican Town Committee chair, state Rep. Cathy Tymniak, Rep. Christopher Shays, state Sen. Judith Freedman, and state Rep. G. Kenneth Bernhard. Only 36 days to election day. Contributed photo


09/27/04 02:22 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, Sept. 27, 2004

11:30 a.m. - Westport/Weston YMCA - The Rev. Charles Allen, executive assistant to the president of Fairfield University, addresses Y’s Women on “College Students in Today’s World”
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - “Venture Investing: What’s Hot in IT,” panel of venture capitalists
8 p.m. - Staples High School Library - Board of Education


09/27/04 03:05 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Big Turnout for Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance

Morning clouds gave way to sunny skies today, attracting a large crowd to the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance on Westport’s Veterans Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


09/26/04 05:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

A Veteran, Too

This 1942 Dodge 5/4 ton command car was a World War II workhorse and fittingly took its place in front of the memorial to Westport’s World War II vets at today’s classic car show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 04:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

1954 Mercedes 300SL “Gullwing” a Crowd Pleaser

A 1954 Mercedes 300SL “Gullwing” attracted admirers at today’s classic car show in Westport, among them two Westport Bedford Middle School students. See another photo below. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 04:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Trying it Out

Westporters Kara Tricarico, 10, (l) and Maddy Fass, 11, sixth graders at Bedford Middle School, try out a 1954 Mercedes 300SL “Gullwing” at today’s classic car show in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 04:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Color Me Orange

This car was built as a hot rod in the 1960s to look like a 1934 Ford. It was among more than 60 cars on display today at the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance in Westport. photo


09/26/04 04:50 PM Comments () • Permalink

Fit for a Movie Queen

This 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood was actress Greer Garson’s limousine and seated seven passengers. It was among the attractions at today’s Westport classic car show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 04:49 PM Comments () • Permalink

Movers and Shakers

The movers and shakers behind today’s Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance included ( l to r) John Schuck, Bill Kraus, president of the Fairfield County Preservation Trust, the charitable benefactor of the event, Bill Scheffler, and Dan Long. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


09/26/04 04:48 PM Comments () • Permalink

Classic Cars Converge on Westport

The Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance brought more than 60 classic cars to Westport’s Veterans Green today. Westporter Dan Long (r), one of the event’s organizers, directed traffic before the start of the show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


09/26/04 01:31 PM Comments () • Permalink

Off on a Sunday Ride for Charity

Riders set off today from Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park on the 23rd annual MS Society Bike Tour Down to the Sound. Rep. Christopher Shays (l, back to camera in blue shirt) was among those wishing them well at the start line. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 01:01 PM Comments () • Permalink

They Chose the 62-Mile Route

Among Westporters taking part in today’s MS Bike tour were Jeffrey Mayer (r), a member of the Board of Finance, and son, Marshall. They chose the 62-mile route. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 12:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Trading Bicycles for Fire Trucks

The Westport Fire Department was represented in today’s MS Bike Tour by ( l to r) Chief Denis McCarthy, Asst. Chief Larry Conklin, and Lt. Andy Kingsbury. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 12:54 PM Comments () • Permalink Contributors Ride, Too

More than 600 persons signed up for today’s MS Bike Tour, among them Westporter Jessica Bram and son, Alex, both contributors. They rode as part of the Westport Rotary Club contingent. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/26/04 12:53 PM Comments () • Permalink

A Ride in the Park

Amanda, 12, of Westport took advantage of Saturday’s sunny weather to take a bike ride in Winslow Park. Many more Westporters will gather at Sherwood Island State Park today for bike rides as part of the 23rd annual Western Connecticut MS Bike Tour Down to the Sound. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Juliia Mally


09/26/04 03:19 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004

8:30 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - 23rd annual Western Connecticut MS Bike Tour Down to the Sound
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Veterans Green - Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance classic car event


09/26/04 03:08 AM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Cruising the Sound

More than 60 human-powered vessels—canoes, kayaks and rowboats—took part in today’s 14-mile Soundkeeper Lighthouse to Lighthouse race which began and ended at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/25/04 04:32 PM Comments () • Permalink

The End is Near

This six-person crew from the Manu’iwa Outrigger Canoe Club of Milford, Conn., finished first in the outrigger division and second place overall in today’s 14-mile fifth annual Soundkeeper Lighthouse to Lighthouse race with a time of 2:10:05. Kathryn Garcia of Wilton, a teacher at Westport’s Coleytown Elementary School, captained the vessel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/25/04 04:28 PM Comments () • Permalink

Into the Water

Compo Beach was full of human-powered vessels today as the fifth annual Soundkeeper Lighthouse to Lighthouse race got underway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Richard Barnett for


09/25/04 04:22 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004

9 a.m. - Compo Beach - Fifth annual Soundkeeper Lighthouse to Lighthouse race for human-powered vessels


09/25/04 03:10 AM Comments () • Permalink

Doing the Soccer Dance

Staples defender Nick Renzulli wins a ball, shields it, and prepares to counterattack today as the Staples boys soccer team defeated previously unbeaten and unscored upon Greenwich, 3-1 at Staples. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Amy Lamb for


09/25/04 12:43 AM Comments () • Permalink

Upfield Express

Charlie Reiter sends a ball upfield in Staples’ 3-1 win over Greenwich today at Staples. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Amy Lamb for


09/25/04 12:41 AM Comments () • Permalink

Staples Boys Soccer Stuns Greenwich 3-1

The Staples boys soccer team stunned undefeated, unscored-upon Greenwich with three first-half goals today, en route to a 3-1 victory at Albie Loeffler Field in Westport.

The win, in the Wreckers’ third game in five days, ups their record to 3-0-1. On Monday they start another tough week with an away match at St. Joseph (3:45 p.m.).

All three goals featured fine teamwork. The first, in the 23rd minute, began when feisty midfielder Matt Lamb headed the ball forward to Chris Meinke, who laid off to Charlie Reiter.

The junior playmaker quickly fed classmate Ross McGibney, who easily touched it home.

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09/25/04 12:12 AM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, September 24, 2004

It’s Another Wrapp

It was a good day today for Staples junior Bryan Wrapp as he and the Staples Wreckers rolled over Trinity Catholic-Stamford 43-0 at Staples. Wrapp had two touchdowns—one a 71-yard punt return—and an interception. More WN football photos below and here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/24/04 08:34 PM Comments () • Permalink

On Air

Staples cheerleader Kate Oestreicher seems to float on air as she cheered on the Wreckers today as they easily defeated Trinity Catholic-Stamford 43-0 at home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/24/04 08:28 PM Comments () • Permalink

Staples Romps Over Trinity 43-0

Staples junior Bryan Wrapp looks for a hole after intercepting a pass and going for a 53-yard gain in today’s 43-0 Wrecker victory over Trinity Catholic-Stamford at Staples. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/24/04 08:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

Coming Through

Staples junior Lonson Becker pushes through for yardage in today’s 43-0 romp over Trinity Catholic-Stamford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


09/24/04 08:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Attend Farrell Fund-raiser

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend a fund-raiser Sunday, Oct. 3 in support of Westport Democratic First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell’s bid to unseat veteran Republican incumbent Rep. Christopher Shays.

An announcement from Farrell’s campaign headquarters in Westport said the New York senator would attend a reception at a private residence with tickets starting at $125.

The event is part of the campaigns Women for Farrell initiative, the announcement said.

Other scheduled Women for Farrell events include the Women for Farrell Kick-off event on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the home of Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Friday, Oct. 15, former Texas Governor Ann Richards will attend a reception hosted at a private residence in Stamford, the announcement said.


09/24/04 02:46 PM Comments () • Permalink

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