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Federal Reserve Governor Gets Warm Welcome Home

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Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin gets a warm welcome home late Wednesday night from Westport parents Arlene and Herb Bloom.  Raskin will address the Westport Y’s Men today at the Unitarian Church in a talk expected to get widespread coverage in the financial press. One of five board members, Raskin’s nomination by President Obama to fill an unexpired term ending in 2016 was approved by the U.S. Senate last September. Two weeks ago, it was disclosed that in a vote cast last October, Raskin was the lone dissenter when the Fed issued a proposed regulation implementing the controversial Volcker rule, which would restrict U.S. banks from making bets with their own capital. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Raskin was the Commissioner of Financial Regulation for the State of Maryland. She received her B.A. in economics (magna cum laude) from Amherst College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Thursday, March 1, 2012


9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Westport Engineering Division web-based GIS viewer training session
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Toy Stories”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Next Stop: Westport!” & “The Cold War in Our Backyard”
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Westport Farmers Market Winter Market
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Westport Engineering Division web-based GIS viewer training session
7 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Jazz Jam Thursdays
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – “In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765 – 1799”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Talking Politics at Town Hall

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Three Westport area state legislators held a Town Hall meeting tonight at Westport Town Hall to discuss issues in the current legislative session. Joining state Sen. Toni Boucher (at podium) were (l-r)  Rep. Jonathan Steinberg of Westport (D-136), Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield (R-28), the Senate minority leader, and Rep. John Shaban (R-135), whose district includes Easton, Redding, and Weston. Several teachers expressed concerns to the legislators about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal for education reform, including plans for stricter teacher evaluations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com