Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Named All-New England

At Friday night’s New England Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, the Staples 4 x 400 relay team (l to r) of Will Caffrey, Jason Hanrahan, Remi Ray and Rob Stewart placed sixth by running this seasons best time of 3:28.66. The four athletes were named All-New England and plan to compete this coming weekend at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. Ted Sullivan/ photo

Edwin K. Dimes, Prominent Westporter, Dies at 81

Ned Dimes: Stressed “give something back to the community.” Contributed photo
Edwin K. “Ned” Dimes, a longtime prominent Westport attorney and former chairman of the Board of Finance, died today after a lengthy illness, friends said. He was 81.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport.

He was the husband of S. Antoinette Morton Dimes.

Ira Bloom, one of Dimes’ partners, said,“Our law firm has lost a friend and colleague. But the community has lost one of its most prominent citizens.

“Ned always believed and stressed to all of us that we should give something back to the community. That is why he was always such an active volunteer in the government and in other organizations.

Martha Stewart Released From Prison

Martha Stewart was released early today from a federal women’ls prison in Alderson, W. Va., after serving five months for lying to investigators about a stock trade.stewartleaves03040501a260.jpg
Free at last: Martha Stewart waves as she boards a plane at Greenbrier Valley Airport, W. Va MSNBC/ photo

Stewart left the prison at 12:30 a.m., according to a statement distributed to reporters at the prison gate.

She later boarded a private jet at Greenbrier Valley Airport along with her daugher Alexis. She was smiling broadly and waved to photographers but made no statement.

Cable news channels broadcast live coverage of automobiles leaving the prison. One network had live shots from a helicopter overhead following her two-car motorcade.

Staples Lady Wreckers Move on to Quarterfinals With 61-43 Win

The Staples Girls Basketball team continued their winning ways in the Staples gym tonight by defeating Simsbury High School 61-43.ladywreckers04030501260.jpg
Moving up: Lady Wreckers advance to quarter-finals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

With the victory, the Lady Wreckers advance to the quarterfinals of the
2005 Division LL Basketball Tournament.

Staples’ stingy defense, and 22 points and eight rebounds from Kelly Romano were keys to the win. The game marked the final home performances from senior co-captains Jackie Printz and Michelle Shea.

On Saturday, Staples will take on Manchester High School, an 83-48 winner over Newtown. Manchester promises to be quite a challenge, as they are undefeated and the top ranked team in the state.

The game will take place at 7:45 p.m. at Sheehan High School in Wallingford.

Martha Stewart’s Continued Ties to Westport Uncertain

Stewart and mother: Mom now lives in Westport house. File photo
With all the attention focused on Martha Stewart’s imminent release from a West Virginia prison and her serving five months of house arrest in Bedford, N.Y., her continued ties to Westport—her hometown for three decades—are unclear.

But all indications are that while her television studio will remain here and she will retain her Turkey Hill Road South farmhouse property, Westport will no longer be her primary residence.

A move to Bedford was something Stewart contemplated for quite some time—long before the ImClone stock scandal changed her life forever.

In 2002, addressing the Westport/Weston Y’s Men group, she talked about her purchase of the 153-acre Bedford property two years earlier.