The Carousel trio, who began producing and playing music together in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music, made their Westport debut tonight at the Levitt Pavilion. The musical group combined the drive of an electro sound with the melodies of indie pop. A smaller than usual crowd attended the Levitt Pavilion show due partially to the competing schedule of the widely viewed televising of the Olympics opening day ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Kenneth L. Robinson, a former Westport resident, died July 25 in Hardwick, Vt. He was 84.
Kenneth Robinson: 1946 Staples grad. Contributed photo
He was born on May 15, 1928, in Norwalk, the son of Charles H. and Rose A. Robinson. He graduate from Staples High School in Westport in 1946.
Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman in occupied Japan. He then went on to trade school to become a machinist.
He was later deployed to France during the Korean War. He married Jean E. Worthy on May 16, 1953. They made their home in Connecticut where all five of their children were born and then in May 1971, they moved to Hardwick, Vt.
The house at Westport’s 108 Long Lots Road was demolished today. Built in 1959, the one-story split had 1,555 square feet, was situated on a secluded 1.04-acre property and changed ownership last month for $720,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on April 26, 2012. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
The congressional campaign of Connecticut House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan was hit today with a new attack ad and more bad news following the indictment of his former campaign manager. A prominent national political handicapper has reassessed the district race as more competitive for Republicans.
The Rothenberg Political Report dropped its rating for the 5th Congressional District race from “Leans Democrat” to “Toss-Up/Tilts Democrat,” meaning that Donovan’s troubles make the district more likely than before to be won by the Republican party.
Donovan, from Meriden, is currently the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
The downgraded status of the Democrat’s campaign comes in the wake of additional arrests Thursday in the finance scandal that has rocked Donovan’s campaign. The arrest of seven more people, including Joshua Nassi, his former manager, was front-page news throughout the district.
But even before the new arrests, Donovan’s two rivals for the nomination, former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Dan Roberti, were working to publicize the scandal—Esty with a mailing that went out earlier this week, and Roberti with a just-completed attack ad.
Nine-year Westport Fire Department veteran Richard Calabria II addresses today’s swearing-in ceremony audience after he took the oath as lieutenant from First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (r). Looking on are Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury (l) and Deputy Chief Robert Kepchar. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement last month of Deputy Chief Jonathan Gottfried. Calabria, a licensed paramedic and instructor, became a volunteer in his native West Haven at age 18. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com