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Now Westports Farrell Focuses on

Now Westports Farrell Focuses on Bridgeport
If you are a savvy Fairfield County politician, the plight of Bridgeport has got to be on your radar screen.

With Joe Ganim headed for the pokey and a temporary mayor in place, one could argue thereҒs somewhat of a leadership vacuum in the state’s largest city.

Congressman Chris Shays, a Republican who lives in the heavily Democratic Bridgeport, has called for a federal audit of how federal dollars have been spent in the city.

And now Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, a Democrat, has her sights on Bridgeport. She is organizing a meeting May 9 at Bridgeports Housatonic Community College to discuss the cityҒs economic development.

She had lunch the other day with Frank Keegan, editor of the Bridgeport-based Connecticut Post, no doubt to talk up the confab.

Farrell, who has been one of the most outspoken opponents of Bridgeports efforts to win federal approval to build an Indian casino, has invited Bridgeport and lower Fairfield County leaders to the one-day forum.

TodayҒs Advocate of Stamford highlights Farrells initiative. In a story headlined ғWestport leader has Bridgeport on her mind, the newspaper says, ԓDiane Farrell thinks it may be the perfect time to puzzle out Bridgeport’s future.

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