The Republican Party at the Westport-Weston Probate Convention tonight unanimously endorsed incumbent Probate Judge Lisa Wexler to serve for another term. Pictured at the convention with Wexler are former State Sen. Judi Freedman, Convention Chair Joseph Sledge, and Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe. Said Wexler in accepting the nomination: “Our probate court is a place that serves all the people. And as far as I am concerned, I am a judge for all the people- regardless of affiliation, class or creed. Being a good probate judge requires me to use my heart and my head, and I love that.” Contributed photo
Two Westport police officers have been honored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving.) Officer Rachel Baron (l) and Sgt. Serenti Dobson received awards at the 32nd annual MADD law enforcement recognition ceremony at the The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The Westport Garden Club ,with the help of Pivot Ministries in Bridgeport, has transformed the front lawn of the Wakeman Town Farm. They created a perennial garden by the sign, upgraded the foundation plantings, and added a variety of trees to the perimeter of the property. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The Y’s Men of Westport Weston today wrapped up its 2017-18 season with an indoor picnic at Saugatuck Congregational Church. At the meeting, outgoing president Jay Dirnberger awarded a Y’s Old Owl to retiring membership chair John Weiss. “Nobody works harder than this guy,” he said, noting that in four years in the position, Weiss added 136 new members to the group. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Martin A. Cohen of Westport and New York died May 23. He was 83.
Martin Cohen: Renaissance man Contributed photo
Born in Monticello, New York on Aug. 4, 1934, he was a true Renaissance man, visionary, and pioneer.
As an advocate for social justice, he began his career as a political and crime reporter. He later founded three companies including Marcon Communications, which he took public in 1969, and Marcon Capital, an SBIC (small business investment company.)
He lived life on his own terms, owning racehorses, producing movies, playing poker and backgammon, traveling the world with his wife, and avidly staying abreast of the news.
Westport apparel retailers, such as Brooks Brothers, 136 Main St., have dedicated a store window and table display to promote all-white clothes for the Saturday, June 2 benefit fundraiser for Project Return/Homes with Hope. The event, Summer Night on the River, will be held at the Saugatuck Rowing Club, 521 Riverside Ave., from 7 to 11 p.m. As printed on the invitation, “strictly summer white attire.” Pictured is Brooks Brothers store manager Matthew Stubbs showing off the all-white apparel table display. For ticket information, click HERE. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com