Thursday, July 18, 2024


Staples Boys Soccer Team Advances to Quarterfinals with 1-0 Win

The Staples Boys soccer team moved into the state quarterfinals today with a 1-0 win over Hall-West Hartford at its home Albie Loeffler Field.

Ross McGibney’s clutch goal with just 2:15 remaining in regulation time sealed the victory for Staples.

The Wreckers, now 14-2-2, advance to the state LL (extra large schools) quarterfinals. That game is set for Friday at 2 p.m. at Albie Loeffler Field against E.O. Smith-Storrs.

McGibney’s goal was sweet revenge. The junior striker had several opportunities early, including a near-certain goal that was saved brilliantly by goalkeeper Kevin Sweetland.

Westport Property Transfers Nov. 1-5, 2004

Property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 1-5, 2004:

Lauren M. and Paul E. Sveen to MIGroup Inc., 56 Red Coat Road, $1,775,000WN property.jpg

Lynn D. and Lavonne R. Kramer to Charles G. Berg, 72 Compo Mill Cove, $1,650,000

Stephen Hofeheimer to Sally S. Kidd, 29 Oakview Circle, $340,000

John and Elena Troiani to Vincent J. Dellavalle, 9 Punch Bowl Drive, $955,000

Ronald A. Hook and Leslie R. Singer to Samuel M. and Nancy Gault, 5 Country Road, $2,225,000

Westport Property Transfers Oct. 25-29, 2004

Property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 25-29, 2004:

Philip J. Bales to Ryan A. and Lorlyn Franco, 78 Hillandale Road, $685,000WN property.jpg

Arnold and Sali Kriegstein to Jairo Rodriguez and Gabriele Owsnitzki
20 Highwood Road, $1,900,000

Westport Home and Land Co. LLC to Roberta L. Riggs, 66 Terra Nova Circle, $1,067,708

James J. and Geri Lawrence to Mary W. Gojkovich, 238 Greens Farms Road, $1,695,000

Remo J. Tartaglia Jr. to Brendan T. Baker, 45 West Parish Road, $951,000

Westport Memorial Service Set for Bernice Corday

The Westport-Weston United Way board of directors has scheduled a Westport memorial serice for the organization’s executive director, Bernice Corday, for Thursday, Nov. 18.

Corday died Oct. 15 in Danbury Hospital after a four-month struggle with cancer. She was 57.

The Westport service, to be held at 11 a.m. at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, follows one held in Danbury on Sunday at the United Jewish Center.

Corday had been executive director of the Westport-based charity for more than 20 years and was active in numerous other local civic organizations.

Martha Stewart Asks Her Company for Help with $3.7 Million Legal Bills

Westport’s Martha Stewart, now in the second month of her five-month jail term, has asked the company she founded, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., to reimburse her for $3.7 million in legal bills.

The company disclosed the request in a regulatory filing Tuesday.

The $3.7 million figure applies to Stewart’s defense on a single criminal count—a charge that she propped up the company’s stock price, and therefore her own wealth, in 2002 by declaring her innocence in a personal stock scandal.

A federal judge threw out that count before it went to a jury.  Stewart and her ex-stockbroker were later convicted of lying to investigators about why Stewart sold ImClone Systems Inc. stock in 2001.

Judith Freedman Says Thank You

To the Editor:

I want to thank everyone who voted to support my candidacy and reelect me to the state senate. The Freedman State Senate campaign was run by a grass roots-volunteer organization with many local people joining in to assure our message was heard across seven towns.

I was gratified by the response of the many residents of the district that contributed to the campaign, either monetarily or by volunteering or both. We operated on a shoestringbut it was a mighty shoestring.

Most of you know how tenacious I am. I will pursue the issues important to you.  I return to Hartford in January with an agenda developed by the constituents of the 26th District.

The first items of business are to ensure that new railroad cars are designed and ordered for the New Haven Line; that legislation addresses the issue of medical malpractice insurance, including caps on non-economic damages; and that our state budget is balanced with fiscal sanity.

The legislature needs to review the education cost-sharing formula, refine it to make it less convoluted and revisit the issue of funding special education. I am hopeful the Democrat majority will to continue working cooperatively with us as in the past.

Thank you for your overwhelming vote of confidence. I will work to justify it every day.

Judith G. Freedman