Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Westport Police Officer’s Son Joins Greenwich Department

Growing up, Andrew Kassay watched his policeman father helping people.

That was his inspiration to follow in his father’s footsteps and Monday he was sworn in as one of two new officers in the Greenwich Police Department.

The 25-year-old Stratford resident has aspired to follow his father into a police career since his early teens, according to today’s Greenwich Time newspaper.

His father, Detective Sgt. David E. Kassay, is a supervisor in the detective division of the Westport Police Department.

Following OSHA Guidelines, Sort Of

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell told guests at today’s Westport Rotary Club meeting that Town Hall received a surprise visit this morning from an inspector from the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). So she said she was pleased to see that while she was speaking to the group that a worker outside the dining room of the town-owned Inn at Longshore was wearing a protective hearing device as he used a loud leaf blower. That was the good news, she said. But she drew a laugh from the crowd when she said the bad news was the device was positioned not over his ears but above them. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

From Westport to Bridgeport: Honoring Scholars

Andy Boas (r), president of the Westport-based Charter Oak Challenge Foundation, Monday congratulated five Bridgeport high school students chosen as Charter Oak scholars. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship over four years and a laptop computer. Also shown (l-r) are: Dudley Orr, Central High School principal, and seniors (l-r) Vanessa Berrios, Kanha Bou, Victor Santos, Diana De los Santos and Hasan Henry. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Westport Transit District Directors’ Meeting
12:15 p.m. – Inn at Longshore – Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell addresses Westport Rotary Club
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102- Historic District Commission
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – RTM Finance, Education and Employee Compensation Committees
8:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – RTM Finance and Education Committees
9:00 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Finance Committee

Lt. Gov. Sullivan: “I’ll Decide Within Three Weeks Whether to Run for Governor”

Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan told a meeting of the Westport Democratic Town Committee tonight that he expects to announce within three weeks whether he will be a candidate for governor. The former president pro tem of the state senate said his wife has had a serious back operation and that will be a factor in making his decision. “I’m inclined to do it,” he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

New Board of Ed Member: “I Have a Lot to Learn”

James. S. Marpe, selected today to fill a vacant Republican seat on Westport’s Board of Education, said he’s long had an interest in some sort of public service in town and when the chance came to serve on the board, he grabbed it.marpe03210504150.jpg
James Marpe: believes in “giving back.” WN photo

“The Westport schools are the centerpiece of Westport,” he said following his unanimous election at a special board meeting in Westport’s Town Hall. “It sets the tone for the community. For me, it’s exciting to be part of that organization.”

Marpe, 58, a retired management consultant who has lived in Westport 16 years, was one of five applicants to fill the unexpired term—until November—of Mark Owades. Owades announced his resignation in January due to the press of other business. His resignation became effective at noon today.

Three of the applicants, including Marpe, were recommended by the Republican Town Committee. Two others applied directly to the board. The board interviewed all five in executive session at their request.

Westport Police Cite Six Merchants in Unannounced Tobacco Inspection

The Westport Police Department, aided by state inspectors, carried out unannounced compliance inspections of Westport merchants selling tobacco products and found six in violation, the department said today.

Lt. Gary T. Golas, detective commander, said the inspections were carried out Saturday by police along with staff members of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

“The inspections were performed in an effort to determine compliance with state laws concerning the prohibition of the sale of cigarettes and/or tobacco products to youth under the age of 18,” he said in a news release.

Under the direction and supervision of state investigators, an underage youth, employed by the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, entered the establishments and attempted to purchase tobacco products, Golas said.

Congratulations—Now Here’s Your Homework

Newly-appointed Board of Education member James S. Marpe accepts congratulations and a packet of homework material from Mary Parmelee, board chair, at Westport Town Hall today. Marpe, a 16-year Westport resident and retired management consultant, was unanimously approved to fill the unexpired term of resigned Republican member Mark Owades. Board member Steve Halstead is at center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo