Roundup: Election Day Ballots, Pink Aid, More

It’s been a long 5 months since COVID-19 struck.

But Election Day will be here before we know it.

In Connecticut this year, an elector can vote either in person at the polls from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, or by mail (absentee ballot).

The Secretary of the State will send applications for absentee ballots to all registered voters the first 2 weeks in September. Completed applications should be delivered to the town clerk’s office as soon as possible, either by dropping off in the black drop box at the rear entrance of Town Hall, or by mailing to Westport Town Clerk, 110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT 06880.

Ballots will be issued by the town clerk’s office starting Monday, October 5 by mail or in person by appointment only. Beginning October 5, completed ballots may be dropped off in the drop box behind Town Hall, or by mailing to the address above.

Click here for more information about absentee voting, checking or making changes to voter registration, and registering to vote.

NOTE: If you have already submitted an application to receive a mail-in ballot for the November 3 election, disregard the additional application you will receive from the Secretary of the State next month.

Pink Aid turns 10 this year. For a decade, the organization has provided emergency financial funding to breast cancer patients in treatment.

Pink Aid began serving women in Connecticut and parts of New York. They’ve now expanded to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the US.

During the pandemic, needs have become even greater. To meet increased need, the group launched a Pink Aid Lipstick Challenge. Participants can “Pucker, Post & Pledge” — and get friends and family to do the same.

Click here to learn more. There are some great social media posts too — including a very sweet one from Courtney Prussin.

One post in particular is really sweet – Westport’s young breast cancer survivor Courtney Prussin and her daughter Camryn created an Instagram reel, which Staples cheerleaders will promote.

If you’re on Instagram, you can see the dance @cprussin31.

This week’s #FridayFlowers project graces Fire Department headquarters. Our firefighters are grateful to the Westport Garden Club.

And, as shown in the photo below, assistant fire chief Matt Cohen and deputy fire chief Mike Kronick  — with all their colleagues — will take excellent care of the arrangment.

(Photo/Topsy Siderowf)

For years, visitors to Burying Hill — and boaters on the Sound — gazed at the sprawling compound just past the beach. It was owned by one of Westport’s most famous (and now Hollywood’s infamous) men: Harvey Weinstein.

You won’t be able to see it much longer. On Thursday, demolition began.

(Photo/Lisa Seidenberg)

And finally … happy 158th birthday to Claude Debussy!


5 responses to “Roundup: Election Day Ballots, Pink Aid, More

  1. It is a huge tragedy that the owners (Fiona Garland and Andrew Bentley), who own huge swaths of Beachside Ave, are tearing down one of the few remaining historic houses so integral to its character. It just goes to show how much destruction the whims of one couple can wreak on a community.

    • Wendy Cusick

      The teardowns, rebuilds and re dividing of property lines have been happening long before Mr Bentley and Ms Garland arrived on Beachside Ave.

  2. David Gottlieb

    Do you have correct address for Westport Democratic Headquarters. The one listed is a lovely Indian restaurant at Westfair center . Thanks

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Linda Pomerantz Novis

    Hi Dan,
    Thank you So much for the ‘Clair de Lune’-Happy 158th Birthday,Claude Debussy’..:-)
    My (late) mother used to play this piece on our Steinway piano, in our Weston house ;she’s now been gone eight long years this summer; every time I hear this piece,I remember how peaceful it is, especially in these crazy times.

    it brings

  4. Hanna Hickman

    the way you phrased that the house on burying hill beach was owned by harvey weinstein is disturbing… sounds like you miss the guy (may he rot in hell). only “Hollywood’s infamous”? He should be infamous in Westport too, but we happily listed him as one of our celebrity residents for years alongside martha stewart. We should be ashamed that he lived in our community. Im glad his house is being demolished, who knows what horrible things he did in there. pervert (and westport is full of them!)