Tuesday, March 05, 2024


Westport Property Transfers June 11-15, 2018

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 11 - June 15, 2018:

Burt D. & Bevin P. Erickson to Ryan J. & Sofia Toomey, 9 Sycamore Drive, $1,200,000Westport Property Transfers

Robert G. & Louise F. Constantini to Jason & Traci Miller, 5 Nash Lane, $1,320,000

Donald B. Sherer, Committee to US Bank NA-Trustee, 29 Cross Highway, $1,215,000

Despite Investigation, Obsitnik Not Giving Up On Public Financing

By Mark Pazniokas


The Republican gubernatorial campaign of Westporter Steve Obsitnik said today that the investigation opened Wednesday by the State Elections Enforcement Commission does not rule out eventual approval of its application for $1.35 million in public financing under the Citizens’ Election Program.

But Dan Debicella, the former state senator who became manager of the campaign two weeks ago, also conceded that Obsitnik has no contingency plan for financing a credible campaign should the commission be unable to quickly resolve questions about its application for the public-financing grant.

“Quite honestly, we need that money to be competitive,” Debicella said. “Steve is not a self-funder.”

The five-way Republican primary is Aug. 14, and the earliest the commission could act on Obsitnik’s grant appears to be July 12. Obsitnik is facing two Republicans who qualified a week ago for public financing, and two others who are self-funding or largely self-funding their campaigns for the GOP nomination.

One Gorham Island Sells for $23.2 Million

The office building at 1 Gorham Island, with 360-degree views of the Saugatuck River, has changed hands for $23.19 million, according to the Town Clerk’s Office.

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One Gorham Island has changed hands for the first time since it was built in the 1980s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) File photo

When originally announced by the broker, it said the price was $22 million.

The buyer is Maplewood Gorham Island LLC, an affiliate of Maplewood Healthcare, a tenant in the 41,000-square foot building, which sits on a seven-acre private island.

The seller, Jo-Ann Nevas Price, is the daughter of the late Westport attorney Leo Nevas, who developed the property amid much controversy in the 1980s.

CVS Shoplifting Arrest

Officers arrested a Bridgeport woman for shoplifting numerous items from CVS at 397 Post Road East, police said today.

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Carlene Booker: free on $1,000 bond. Westport Police photo

According to the arrest report, Carlene Booker, 38, was charged with fifth-degree larceny and attempt to commit larceny upon her arrest Wednesday after officers stopped her vehicle.

Officers had been dispatched to the store around 8:30 a.m. based on a larceny report, police said.

“Store employees advised the suspect left the store and provided a description of her vehicle,” Lt. Jillian Cabana said, adding that the vehicle was later stopped.

Kyle Navin Gets 55 Years in Killing of Parents

A judge today sentenced Kyle Navin to 55 years in prison for killing his parents, owners of a Westport refuse firm, in 2015.

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Kyle Navin: sentenced to 55 years in prison. News12 Connecticut photo

Navin, 29, had pleaded guilty in a Bridgeport court in April to the crime.

Facing a large media presence in the courtroom, Navin, in response to a judge’s query whether he had anything to say, said: “I don’t want to be a show pony for the media.

“It’s disgraceful and disgusting.”