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  • Jim Shea: Thoughts on Dress Code for DMV Employees

    Following a survey, there are now discussions going on at the Department of Motor Vehicles over how employees who deal with the public should dress for work. Right now, the general guidelines call for employees to dress "casual business." Good luck, of...
  • PASSINGS: Herbert Allison Jr.

    Herbert Allison Jr. Headed Fannie Mae, U.S. bank rescue program Herbert Allison Jr., 69, a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and chief executive of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday at his home in...
  • Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling

    Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling
    After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York. In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
  • A New Book From Connecticut Dessert Mogul Michele Stuart

    A New Book From Connecticut Dessert Mogul Michele Stuart
    Some have suggested that there are two types of dessert-minded people — pie people and cake people. Pie is rustic and of the common folk, the thinking goes. Pie is a frugal way of making the most of some baking scraps and leftover fruit. Pie is soft...
  • Let These Third-Party Candidates Run, Too

    Judges who keep minor-party candidates on their towns' November ballots ring the bell for democracy, giving town voters greater choice. Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth Povodator's recent ruling allowing Save Westport Now on the ballot was a...
  • Thank You, Judge, For Restoring Third-Party Candidates To Ballot

    Thank You, Judge, For Restoring Third-Party Candidates To Ballot
    A judge's decision to keep candidates of "Save Westport Now," a minor party, on the November ballot rings the bell for democracy, giving that town's voters greater choice. Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth Povodator's ruling is a welcome precedent...
  • The Backstage Comedy 'Room Service' Contorts Westport Country Playhouse This Month

    The Backstage Comedy 'Room Service' Contorts Westport Country Playhouse This Month
    And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott? George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
  • San Jose Is Land Of The Fittest, But Where Do The Fattest Boomers Live?

    If you asked me to guess which metro area in Connecticut had the smallest percentage of obese residents, I would not pick Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk. My vote would go to Greenwich-Westport-Darien, where the women are mostly teeth and cheekbones, and...
  • Green Wheels: Classic Stories

    Green Wheels: Classic Stories
    WESTON — I consider myself a friend of Alden Sherman, the 94-year-old Westonite and innovative engineer who owns three Bugattis, a Ferrari, a Jaguar and even an Amilcar. I wrote about him in this column last year, but unfortunately missed last year'...
  • Go away with ... Richard Marx

    With more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Richard Marx's first seven singles, including "Don't Mean Nothing," "Right Here Waiting" and "Should've Known Better," hit the Top Five on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. A savvy businessman, Marx, 48,...
  • It's a 'Woman's World' for Cher -- and ALL her fans!

    "I THINK the longer I look good, the better gay men feel," said Cher, who clearly intends gay men to feel good -- forever! (Cher's resistance to excessive aging and the overturn of DOMA, has most gay people feeling really good right now!) YOU HAVE to...
  • Bill Berloni Honored By Humane Society

    Bill Berloni Honored By Humane Society
    Theatrical animal trainer William Berloni (“Annie”) will be inducted into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society at the Connecticut Humane Society’s annual fall gala Oct. 4 at the Westport Inn in Westport. Special guest will be...