10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Board of Selectmen 10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee 2:30 p.m. – Westport Center for Senior Activities – Senior Center Policy & Planning Board Meeting
Westport’s Frank Bergonzi Jr. had his moment of fame today during the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Spotlighted on the stadium’s electronic scoreboard, he correctly answered a mid-inning quiz and won a $50 gift certificate to Modell’s sporting goods. Bergonzi was among almost 55,000 fans who watched the Yankees gain a come-from-behind win over Kansas City 9-7. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff announced today that the town has been notified by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) Bridge Maintenance Division of routine maintenance work to the Bridge Street Bridge which will necessitate its intermittent closure on Wednesday, April 26.
The swing bridge and the roadway from Bridge Street and Riverside Avenue to Bridge Street and Imperial Avenue, about a quarter mile, will be closed intermittently from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Joseloff said. Signs and markings for detour routes will be posted.
“To assure the safety of motorist and pedestrian traffic, it is imperative that route maintenance be done to the bridge,” said Joseloff. “We have asked CDOT to try to keep the bridge open during the busy noon hour, but that may not be possible and motorists should be prepared to make alternate travel plans.
“The town regrets any inconvenience the bridge work will cause. We thank citizens for their patience and cooperation.”
Cablevision News-12’s Tom Appleby addressed today’s Westport Rotary Club luncheon at the Peppermill Restaurant. He discussed the changing role of delivering news, the rise of Internet news blogs and podcasting, and emphasized the importance of quality content regardless of the medium. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Diane Farrell, challenger to U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, is joining her fellow Democrats in pushing an extension on the deadline for Medicare prescription benefits.
Seniors have until May 15 to sign up for a plan otherwise they will face penalties under the federal legislation.
Farrell, who left office as Westport’s first selectwoman last fall, was outside the Westport Center for Senior Activities today touting changes to the Medicare legislation, including extending the sign-up period for a prescription plan through the remainder of the year.
There also needs to be a grace period for senior citizens, she said, so they can switch plans if they decide they have not made the right decision.