Cablevision Editorial: Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Deserves Bridge Honor Cablevision Connecticuts News-12 added its voice today to those approving of naming WestportҒs Post Road Bridge after Ruth Steinkraus Cohen.
In an editorial by the cable channels director of editorial services, Dianne Wildman, a Westporter, it said:
ғControversy seems to love the town of Westport, perhaps because its residents are so famously contentious. Martha Stewart comes to mind. Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen’s reputation was one of peacemaker, and yet controversy found her too.
The editorial recounted the late WestporterԒs achievements and the effort by Westport state Rep. G. Kenneth Bernhard to name the bridge after her.
But to Bernhard’s surprise—and ours—there was objection to this idea. Westporters who didn’t like the United Nations. People who thought veterans should be honored instead. Ruth would have been the first to say, if you’re going to fight over this, never mind,Ԕ the editorial said.
Fortunately, ԑnever mind never happened. The bill was approved, and the bridge—the Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen Memorial Bridge—will now stand as a testament to her bedrock belief—practiced rather than preached—that peace initiatives should begin at home.”