The brother of Westport’s Martha Stewart said today he plans to sell on eBay some of her belongings that date back to childhood.
Among them: A Singer sewing machine used by Stewart to sew her wedding dress in 1961.
Frank Kostyra, 59, who lives in the Alabama community of Fairhope near Mobile, said he got the items in 1987 from their mother with Stewart’s “blessings’’ and hoped to have more than 200 items posted on the eBay site by tonight.
While Stewart awaits sentencing June 17 for her conviction in a stock sale case, Kostyra said he’s selling the items partly to raise money for a self-published book, “My Life with Martha The Making of Martha Stewart.’’
Betty Bowes gets a surprise photo taken as she enters the Westport Town Clerk’s office today her last day on the job after almost 20 years. “It’s bittersweet for me,” she said. “I’m going to miss all these people.” (See WestportNow April 27, 2004). Ruth Cavayero for WestportNow.com
Every year at this time, door-to-door magazine salesmen appear in Westport. They tell you they are not selling you anything” but want you to give them a chance to ӓhelp them, help themselves. See STORY by WestportNow Community Correspondent Cherie Tripp Lejeune.
Westport Police Chief Al Fiore expressed reservations tonight about revising the towns noise ordinance if it takes away his officersҒ prerogatives in the field. He told a Town Hall public hearing that use of noise meters to try to enforce an ordinance would be a complicated issue, no doubt about it.Ӕ The meeting on “noise nuisance” was sparsely attended about 15 people showed up. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Thom Burrows for WestportNow.com
A customer at Stile’s Farmers Market on Post Road East suffered a knee injury today when a motorist lost control of her car and it crashed into the store, causing a cabinet to fall on the customer. The motorist was not injured. Here a firefighter backs the car out of the store. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo