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Scenes from around Westport today as a snowstorm battered the area. We welcome reader photo contributions too. Please send them in horizontal format, full size to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Dave Matlow and Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Westport Public Schools, Westport Library, Westport Arts Center, and Westport Center for Senior Activities are closed.
9 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – CSA Enhancement Committee
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “What Keeps Mankind Alive/The Last Library”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Green Task Force
7:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Drink & Draw

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Eight Years Out of Prison, Ganim Says He’s Ready to be Governor

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim’s formal entrance today into the race for governor presents Democratic officials with two unsettling scenarios: Either they make peace with the prospect of their ticket being led by a convicted extortionist, or they try to dissuade the mayor of Connecticut’s largest city from running in a Democratic primary.

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Mayor Joe Ganim in Hartford today. Mark Pazniokas for CTMirror.org

Four years after the state Supreme Court unanimously concluded Ganim lacked the “good moral character” to resume the practice of law, he is presenting himself to Democrats as ready to lead Connecticut, albeit as “an imperfect candidate” who served seven years in prison on 16 felony counts related to a kickback scheme he led during his first stint as mayor.

Ganim, 58, who resigned as mayor in 2003 and returned to office in 2015,  said he was unaware of any precedent in the U.S. for a politician winning an election for governor after a conviction on major public-corruption charges and a long stay in prison.

“The short answer is no, I haven’t done the research on it. But if this is trailblazing, I think that’s what we need now,” Ganim said.

Himes: Trump Not Likely to Fire Mueller

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) told a Westport Town Hall audience tonight he is not particularly worried that President Trump will fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. “The firing of Mueller is not likely,” he said. “It would be getting into toxic territory.” Himes added that such a firing would also bolster any obstruction of justice case against Trump. An overflow crowd jammed into the auditorium for the event, the second such town hall-style meeting by Himes in Westport in six months. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com