Thursday, July 18, 2024


Fox News Web Site Looks at Shays-Farrell Race

The Fox News Web site today highlighted the Connecticut 4th Congressional District race involving incumbent Republican Christopher Shays against Westport Democratic First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell.

“His stridency on the (Iraq) war has disenfranchised a lot of the voters,” Farrell told “People are unhappy. People feel he’s changed.”

The report quoted state Sen. Judy Freedman as saying, “Chris is very sensitive, he does listen to the constituents in the district; he has a conscience, and I think those are the things that make him a very special congressman.”

Martha Aasen, chair of the Westport Democratic Party, told that Farrell is “dynamic, thoughtful, experienced, conscientious. I couldn’t say enough of Diane’s qualifications.”

Minding Their Own Beeswax

The Fairfield County Horticultural Society hosted its annual Flower and Harvest Show today at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. The Backyard Beekeepers Association hosted a beekeeping jamboree with live hive displays, honey products to sample, crafts and activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for

Connecticut GOP Delegates Rank Terrorism and Economy Top Issues

Terrorism and the economy rank as the nation’s top two issues in the minds of the 30 Connecticut delegates to this week’s Republican National Convention in New York. No Westport residents are among the delegates.

Both issues far overshadow others such as education, moral values and taxes, according to a survey conducted by The Associated Press.

According to the AP survey, 85.2 percent of the delegates ranked “fighting terrorism” as the most important issue facing the nation. In comparison, 24.5 percent of Connecticut delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Boston chose terrorism.

The economy and jobs ranked tops among the Democrats.

There are 10 delegates six regular, all from Greenwich, and four alternates—from lower Fairfield County to the GOP convention, which runs from Monday to Thursday.