Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Young Republicans Launch 4th Congressional District Branch

A new branch of the Hartford-based Connecticut Young Republicans has been established in Connecticuts 4th Congressional District, it was announced today.

Connecticut Young Republicans 4th Congressional District (CTYR 4th) will oversee and organize the formation of young Republican organizations in each of the 17 towns spanning the district, the announcement said.

The district encompasses the towns and cities of Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Shelton, Oxford Westport, Weston, Wilton, Redding, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich.

Felix Rodriguez, chairman of Connecticut Young Republicans, appointed Christopher W. Tymniak, a Fairfield Republican Town Committee (RTC) member in District 8, and legislative assistant for Sen. Judith Freedman (R-26), to serve as chairman of the CTYR 4th.

Westport’s Political Lawn Sign Rule Getting Attention

Westport’s rule regarding placing political lawn signs out on private property is getting some attention in the state and region and it’s not positive.

The Associated Press today picked up a front-page story in The Advocate of Stamford/Norwalk reporting on a Connecticut Civil Liberties Union letter to towns and cities warning that limits on political lawn signs could violate free speech.

The issue has cropped up because of a complaint about Westport’s 60-day limit on the posting of campaign signs on residential property.

The CCLU has threatened legal action against Westport if the town fails to amend its zoning regulations.

Blogging from Boston: WestportNow Doesn’t Quite Fit the Definition

By Gordon Joseloff


WestportNow doesn’t quite fit the notion of what has become known as a blog (shortened from Web log for the uninitiated) and that’s caused a few double takes this week at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.WNDemCon.jpg

When the Democrats decided to open the credential process for “bloggers” some time ago, I applied on behalf of WestportNow in order to provide readers with hometown coverage of the Democratic event.

It’s certainly not an unusual idea—newspapers, radio, television and cable outfits do it routinely, if they can afford to send correspondents and crews to the gatherings every four years.

But since WestportNow is one of only a handful of Web-based community news sites in the nation not affiliated with a traditional newspaper or broadcast company and since it uses a common blog publishing platform ֖ I applied as a “blogger.”

Westport Property Transfers, July 19-23, 2004

Property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 19-23, 2004:

Mark and Valerie Spellman to Nanette J. Buziak, 10 Court of Oaks, $1,460,000.WN property.jpg

25 Cross Highway Associates LLC to Steven A. and Alexandra C. Marks, 25 Cross Highway, $1,510,000.31Gorham260.jpg
31 Gorham Ave.: sold for $1.6 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Michael S. and Allison Dayan Juceam to John R. Coykendall and Gail L. Mordacq, 28 Ostend Ave., $975,000.

Ronald and Amy Goldberger to Jorge M. and Tori S. Soltero II, 27 Blue Ribbon Drive, $871,000.

Theresa L. and Steven Lewis to Patrick H. and Gina O. Beranek (name corrected), 31 Gorham Ave., $1,600,000.

Westport Home and Land LLC to Carole C. Berkowitz, 52 Terra Nova Circle, $1,051,853.

Smile for the Birdie

The Westport Rotary Club Tuesday presented a check to the Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club in support of the second annual Harvest Rides Sunday, Sept. 19 bicycle classic (rain or shine) that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Posing for the cameras are (l-r) Debbie Horne, development coordinator for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut; Emil Albanese, president Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club; Peter Ferrara, president Westport Rotary Club, and Chris Klimek, community and media relationship manager, Cablevision. Dave Matlow for

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee    
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
12:15 p.m. – Westport VFW – Classic car maven Miles Morris addresses Westport Kiwanis Club about forthcoming “Concours d’Elegance”
5:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – School Building Committee Staples Subcommittee

Westport First Selectwoman Makes the Rounds in Boston

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell returned to Boston today to mingle with fellow Democrats and raise awareness and funds in her uphill battle to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Christopher Shays in Connecticuts 4th District.WNDemCon.jpg

ғIts exciting to be here,Ҕ she said. You get a palpable vibe that Kerry can do it.Ӕfarrellpostal07270406.jpg
Westport First Selectwoman and Democratic congressional candidate Diane G. Farrell greets Mark and Marsha Coyle from Tulsa, Boston today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Farrell made a brief visit to the Democratic National Convention Sunday night but returned to Westport late in the evening.

She was on the road to Boston at 5:30 a.m. today after a full day of business in Westport and the evening fundraiser at the Levitt Pavilion starring Smokey Robinson.

IӒm here for three reasons, Farrell said.