Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Farrell Meets and Greets in Boston

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell greets Democratic alternate delegate Marjorie Bunce of Chippewa Falls, Wisc. (c) and Jill Barthen Berke, a delegate from River Falls, Wisc. today in Boston. They were attending the Democratic National Committees Official WomenҒs Caucus. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Westporter Oversees Democratic Convention Bloggers

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Westporter Brian Reich, 26, is playing an important role at the Democratic national convention in Boston this week. Reich, son of Representative Town Meeting member Ann Sheffer, is co-director of Internet Services for convention organizers. This means he has charge of Internet bloggers at the convention. He is shown conferring tonight with blogger Jessamyn West of Bethel, Vt.whose blog is Librarian.net. Reich is also covering the convention for his blog, Campaign Web Review. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Board of Selectmen Approves Athletic Gift to Town

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Westports Board of Selectmen today approved acceptance of a gift from the Staples Gridiron Club Inc. to the town of goal posts at the Wakeman ғC field and replacement of old goal posts at the Doubleday football field. First Selectman Diane G. Farrell and Selectman John Izzo listen to an explanation from Dan DeVito, supervisor of operations. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com

Connecticut Delegation Hears Security Warning

Things got quiet at todays breakfast for the Connecticut delegation to the Democratic national convention in Boston when state party chair George Jepsen reminded members that they needed to know how to exit the convention site quickly.
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ғI dont want to raise any alarm bells,Ҕ said Jepsen to the delegates, including Westports Martha Aasen and Bob Rose. ғSecurity is terrific, but look around the Fleet Center in case you need to exit quickly.

The warning was the only somber note at a breakfast at the Lenox Hotel for the 62 delegates and guests. Also addressing the crowd were Sen. Christopher Dodd and Rep. John Larson.

Delegates Sunday night attended a reception at the Museum of Fine Arts and a concert by the Boston Pops at City Hall.

Martha Stewarts Lawyer: She is Considering Starting Prison Sentence

The lawyer for Westports Martha Stewart said today she that is “taking a look at” the idea of voluntarily beginning her five-month prison sentence while appealing her conviction.

“She’s willing to think about this because of the company,” attorney Walter Dellinger said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He said Stewart “would consider the possibility” of serving her sentence “in the near future ... at the time that’s best for the company.”

“No decision has been made about whether she’s going to do it, but she is taking a look at it,” said Dellinger, who is handling Stewart’s appeal.

Dellinger said Stewart wants her appeal to “go ahead vigorously because she wants to clear her name.” He said the legal team believes it has strong grounds to appeal.