Letters to the editor
Published 1:06 am, Friday, October 30, 2009
Come out and vote!
The League of Women Voters of Westport would like to thank all the businesses, volunteers and candidates who joined us for the Westport -- My Town, My Vote celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17. This was a community-wide effort to inform and encourage more Westport residents to register and vote in the upcoming Nov. 3 election for local boards and commissions.
Our sincerest thanks go to our media sponsor, the Westport News, for playing such an important role in getting the word out to the community and to Miggs Burroughs for creating a dynamic logo for this first-time event.
Our appreciation to the local businesses who hosted us in each district: Black Bear Wines and Spirits, Christie`s Country Store, Cocoa Michelle, Crossroads Hardware/Coffee An`, Doc`s Café, Fortuna`s Deli, LCR/Fresh Market, Silver of Westport, and The Boat Locker. We would like to commend the RTM (Representative Town Meeting) candidates who came to the sites to meet-and-greet their constituents.
The afternoon Westport -- My Town, My Vote Rally at Jesup Green, with many of the candidates on hand, was enhanced by spirited performances by Staples High students rock group, Sleeping Giants, Danny Fishman, Ellen Kempner and Alan Southworth.
Thanks also to A & J Farms, Belta Farm, Crumbs, Max`s Art Supplies and Party Harty for their generous donations, and to the Westport Library for mounting an informational election display to tie in with the day`s celebration.
And lastly, we appreciate that candidates of different parties came together to meet voters and to celebrate the vitality of the local election process. Westport won Connecticut`s Democracy Cup for the highest voter turnout in 2006 "¦ let`s win this award again in 2009!
Alison Rivard and Doris Skutch,
Co-Presidents, Westport League of Women Voters
Found: a 3-4 month old pedigree kitten. It was found off of Maple Avenue South in Westport on Tuesday Oct. 27 in the evening. If you have lost a pedigree kitten please call with a description so we can return it (don`t know if it is a male or female) to its owner.
Anyone who has information on the kitten or who can claim it may call the Fairfield Citizen 255-4561, ext. 11, to be put in touch with Pollak. Ownership will be verified.
Thank you so much for the article written regarding my daughter, Lynsey Addario. As a proud and grateful mother, I sincerely appreciate the spectacular tribute you made sharing Lynsey`s achievements with everyone who knows her, and those her who now know of her great contributions she has made to the world and of course our community.
Westport has so much to be proud of for the population of respected, talented, and generous people who continue to share their endeavors with everyone.
Being at the premiere of the documentary Years in the Making, which honors 50 artists of the Westport/Weston community, was an overwhelming experience for me, as an artist in this community for 49 years. Ann Chernow and Martin West are to be applauded for their gift to the community for this creative project that documents the work and life of the many artists who are the history of Westport and Weston. The wanted to preserve the accomplishments of these artists and remind people that we are still creating even at 70 and older. What a fabulous message comes forth "¦ making something new is a constant excitement, no matter how old we are.