Thursday, May 30, 2024


Looney, Other State Dems, Demand Esty Resign

By Ana Radelat

Washington — Rep. Elizabeth Esty defiantly said today she had no intention of leaving Congress as several state Democrats, including the highest-ranking member of the state Senate, called for her to resign.

“Congresswoman Esty has long been a conscientious leader in the fight against harassment and abuse in the workplace. However, I agree with Senator Flexer that if the facts of this matter involving former staff of the congresswoman’s office are as they are alleged to be in recent news articles, then Congresswoman Esty should do the right thing and resign,” said state Senate President Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven.

Esty, D-5th District, said today she is not leaving Congress.

“For those who have asked, I want to be clear that I am not resigning, that I have important work to do in Congress, including building on the lessons of this horrible series of events,” Esty said in a statement.

Celebrating Shirley Mellor’s 90th Image
Friends and former colleagues got together today to help Westporter Shirley Mellor (l) celebrate her 90th birthday at the Westport Woman’s Club. Mellor was the longtime owner of Max’s Art Supplies, which had been a Westport mecca for artists for 59 years before its closing in August 2015. She posed with longtime former employee Nina Royce, now resident in Oregon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for

Kenneth S. Josselyn, 70

Kenneth S. Josselyn of New Milford, a former Westport resident, died March 23. He was 70. Image
Kenneth S. Josselyn: Staples grad. Contributed photo

Born Jan. 12, 1948, he was the eldest son of Margaret “Peg” and Carlton “Kyper” Josselyn of Westport.

He graduated with honors from Staples High School and was best known for playing guitar in the popular local band The Reverbs.

He went on to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Bates College (also his father’s alma mater) and Northeastern University, respectively. He later became a certified public accountant.

Waiting for Wakeman Farm Easter Egg Hunt Image
Participants lined up today for the inaugural Wakeman Town Farm Easter egg hunt. An extimated 1,300 visitors, including more then 600 children, attended according to Board members Cathy Talmadge and Susan Schmidt. “I think we had the highest capita attendance per minute of any event we ever held here,” said Talmadge.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for