Town Hall (l. and c.)
and the Saugatuck Reservoir (r.), looking north to Redding.
ON SAUGATUCK RESERVOIR at right to view current "About Town" TV program
program about the 169
Towns in the State of Connecticut.
Cablevision of Southwestern
CT, Channel 88, Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm to 6pm; DPUC renews CABLEVISION franchise.
Guest List (some
in multiple-guest format on a particular topic) below. In
asterisk indicates interview currently showing):
Our emphasis, since the first
with Steve Paganelli, then of the Coastal Fairfield County Convention
Bureau (now in the New Haven area in a similar position), has been to
explore how the Town of Weston relates to the
world - what goes into forming the character of a community?
exactly, are the building blocks? Now in its eighth season,
Town" has developed a formula. A balance
of politics, environmentalism and art...plus a dash of city planning,
to the mix...equals community!
GROUP/MYDESIGNFOUNDATION.ORG - Greg Clark; and in an earlier program
with Tom Grotta of
- ASPETUCK LAND TRUST (Bruce
LePage, Executive Director and Jonathan Wagner, Vice-President, Weston)
First Selectmen, Town of Fairfield
Belair, Superintendent of Schools, Weston
P.G.A. Golf Professional & Teacher
Selectman of Weston
Toni Boucher, R-26, now Senator Boucher
Toni Boucher, R-143,
Judith G. Freedman, (former State Senator, R-26)
Bowden, President, Weston Historical Society
- Andree Brooks, author and
- Brian Sullivan and Margaret Roleke
- Jim Cameron, Chair. of the Connecticut
Metro North - Shoreline East Rail Commuter Council.
AICP, SWRPA Execitive Director (ret.)
of Facilities, Weston Public Schools
- Hon. Cathy Cook and Hon. Judith G. Freedman, CT State
- Gerda Da Rif, Artist,
Photographer, Graphic Designer, Maker of Handmade Books
matters: outlook for the Legislative Session 2005 (Roger
Sr. Att'y. Connecticut Fund for the Environment; Madeleine Weil, Policy
Analyst, Environment Northeast)
Gallery Director, Silvermine Guild
(Senator Judith Freedman and Ruth Ann Wiesenthal-Gold, Woodlands
Farrell, First Selectwoman of Westport and Chair., M.P.O. Southwestern
Fink, Director of Policy and Communication, Partnership for
Strong Communities and HOMEConnecticut.
Architects (Jim Beaudin, Jeff Sells)
Architects (Joe Costa, Project Manager, Weston School Construction)
CT State Senator (R-26)
A.D.A.P. (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program), Weston
photographer (Iraq visit, May 2003)
- Stephan Grozinger, Esq.,
Weston Planning & Zonng Commission
Guidera, former First Selectman, Town of Weston
Heaphy, piano, and Nichole
Peyreigne, mezzo-soprano, "Of Music and Hope 2008"
concert, in two parts.
of Youth Services, Town of Weston
Melissa Royael, ICLEI; Amelia Ravin, Clean Air-Cool Planet;
Madeleine Weil, Environment Northeast
Chiang-Hillman, Human Services Director, Town of Weston
Kalafa, author, documentary filmmaker, Westonite, and fighter for
the health of America's children.
Russell Kamp, singer, songwriter, and musician, with his band
Director of Finance and Operations, Weston Public Schools
- Adele Kamp, artist, poet, writer, teacher
Assessor, Town of Weston
- Lyn Kimberly, American
and Camp Berger Summercamps for Kids
of Public Works, Town of Weston
of Police, Town of Weston
Administrator, Town of Weston
- Dr. Floyd Lapp, Executive
Director of SWRPA
- Hon. Gail Lavielle,
State Representative, R-143, and previously interviewed as
Commissioner, Connecticut Public Transportation Commission.
Executive Director of the Aspetuck Land Trust
- James J. Lomuscio, Author,
Insurance: Jonathan Greenwald, M.D., CT Representatives G.
Bernhard and Bob Duff
- Hon. Denise
Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State
Miner, Executive Director of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
- Attorney Susan A. Moch of
the Town of
Weston's Panel of Moderators
- THE MAGIC GENIE, Nisan Eventoff, shows
"WOW!" after-school program students how to be magicians themselves and
do magic tricks!
Executive Director, Westport-Weston Health District
Church 250th Anniversary
Art Show (Phyllis Gary, Posey Griffin, Co-Chairs. 2003)
President, League of Women Voters of Connecticut
- OFFICE OF POLICY &
MANAGEMENT: Daniel Morley and Dimple Desai, Intergovernmental
Executive Director, Coastal Fairfield County Convention and Visitor
Palmer, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Weston (Connecticut)
Peyreigne, mezzo-soprano, and Grace Heaphy, piano, "Of Music and Hope
concert, in two parts.
Superintendent of Schools, Weston
State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan ("SCORP"), bicycle coalition
dance festival excerpts; Weston Commission for the Arts Chair.
Lomuscio; together with Peg Bisceglie of the "Young People's Creative
- Leah Lopez Schmalz, Director of
Legislative and Legal Affairs for Save the Sound
Chair., Weston Education Foundation
Settelmeyer, Chair., South Western Regional Planning Agency
Shays, Congressman, 4th District
- Hon. Hal
Former First Selectman, Town of Weston
Rob Simmons, former Congressman and State Representative,
candidate for Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, 2010.
for First Selectman, Weston
- Stephen Soler, Georgetown Land
Speart, actress, author of "Rachel Porter" mystery novels,
journalist, and environmental warrior on behalf of endangerered species
gives a rip-roaring double interview!
- Hon. John Stripp, State
Representative, 135th District
Swerdlowe, AIA, Chairman, Building Committee, Town of Weston
- South Western Region MPO "Congestion
Tatarka, Director, Weston Public Library
- Dick Troxell, Panel of
Town of Weston
Troxell, Chief of Police, Town of Weston
Member, Board of Education, Weston; member, School Building
School Construction Project (TOURS)
- Hon. Gayle M. Weinstein,
Selectman of Weston
- Women's Campaign School
at Yale, Andrée Brooks, founder and first President
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Health District: Mark Cooper, Director of Health; Monica Wheeler,
Community Health Director; and Ken Kellogg, Director of Emergency
Preparedness and Support Services
- Reverend Dr. Bernard
Minister, Norfield Congregational Church.
Director, South Western Regional Planning Agency, 2001-2006
Wirtenberg, PhD, Director of External Relations and Services at the
Institute for Sustainable Enterprise of Fairleigh Dickinson University
Weston Board of Education
- Matthew Zachary, Pianist,
brain cancer survivor, and founder of "Steps for Living" cancer
Visitors invited to step
through doors of six historic homes in Weston
September 11, 2008
For the first time in more than 20 years, a tour of historic homes in
Weston will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
Under the aegis of the Weston Historical Society, the public will visit
six historic houses and will see where and how their predecessors
Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (203) 226-1804 and
leaving a message. There will be ticket sales at Weston Center in the
weeks prior to the event. On the day of the tour, tickets may be
purchased or picked up at the Cobbs Mill Inn after 10 a.m.
Tour participants are invited to bring the family and learn about the
architecture, the people, and the history of Weston over the past two
The house tour will focus on Weston's past as a representative New
England town. It will not focus on the usual fare of house tours, which
is contemporary décor and interior decoration by professional
decorators, though that may be in evidence, too.
Participants will begin the day at the historic Cobbs Mill Inn at the
junction of Routes 57 and 53 where they will pick up a map and tour
guide, as well as tickets and identification for entry into the six
Tickets are $45 each ($40 for Wes-ton Historical Society members) if
purchased prior to the day of the event, $50 the day of the tour with
an optional lunch at Cobbs Mill Inn from 12:30 to 3 p.m. is $25.
Also at the inn, the public can see prizes in the drawing, which
include two handmade quilts, an original, artist's pen-and-ink draw-ing
of the winner's house from a photograph of their choice, a handcrafted
necklace, a first edition, autographed copy of "The Doors of Weston" by
Julie O'Connor and Dan Burstein and a handmade handbag among other
items. The cost is a $5 a chance or $20 for 5 chances.
Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill
Property, 2005: now its own taxing district, topic
of "About Town" television show! Not ready for occupancy in June
Offices of company now offices for
project team; before and after; aerial view in color;
the Weaving Building; the waterfall.
Stay tuned as progress
toward completing ambitious plans is made!
Many twists and turns since this article - long and short of the
situation seems to be whether service can be provided adequately to
subscribers if at all...
says cable programming over Internet not subject to franchising rules
By:Christine McCluskey, Journal Inquirer
The state Department of Public Utility Control on Friday released a
draft decision that says cable television programming offered by
AT&T over the Internet would not be subject to cable franchising
If adopted, the decision "is expected to lead to increased competition
for cable television providers and real choice for consumers," a press
release from the department said Friday.
Department Vice Chairman Jack R. Goldberg, the chairman of the panel
that released the draft, said in the press release that the decision
rested on the fact that a new technology other than cable is delivering
the television programming.
"We believe the technology is the key, just as it is in Voice Over the
Internet Protocol (VOIP), which is Internet telephone service but is
unregulated, unlike legacy telephone service," Goldberg said.
Both AT&T and Verizon intend to offer television programming, the
Verizon said "that its television offering constitutes cable
television" and that it will therefore seek franchising authority from
the Department of Public Utility Control.
AT&T, though, will not have to get certification from the
department, having argued that its television programming would not be
cable television because it would be delivered over the Internet.
The department has no jurisdiction over Internet service.
The department said in its decision that AT&T's programming would
meet legal and regulatory requirements "and is distinguishable from
cable television products," the release said. Though it will not
be regulated like a cable television company, AT&T will meet
several requirements that regulation would have imposed on it, the
Those include providing "service to everyone in the state irrespective
of income, public education and government access including the
Connecticut Television Network, customer service commitments, emergency
alert service, and closed caption for the hearing impaired."
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