March Meeting

To all OSDTC members: the March meeting is Monday March 31st at 7:00 PM. We will be electing officers and hearing from Emily Bjornberg, Mary Stone, Bill Satti, Betsy Ritter, and Ed Morris.
The OSDTC meeting will adjourn at 8:00 PM to the Democratic Caucus to elect our delegates to the upcoming conventions in May 2014. ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN OLD SAYBROOK ARE WELCOME TO THESE MEETINGS !!!
Please note the OSDTC meeting time and date changes to meet the requirements for the electing of our convention delegates ! Thank you.

2014 Meeting Dates

The OSDTC will meet at 7:30, unless noted otherwise, on the following dates in 2014:

Monday, January 27

Monday, February 24

Monday, March 31 (7:00PM)

Monday, April 28

Tuesday, May 27

Monday, June 23

Monday, July 28

Monday, August 25

Monday, September 22

Monday, October 27

Monday, November 17

There is no meeting scheduled for the month of December.


We support the Preserve

On Monday, January 27th, the OSDTC was honored to have both Kate Brown of Trust For Public Land and Chris Cryder of Save The Sound make a presentation about Preserving The 1,000 acre Forest. After a wonderful opportunity to learn about this very precious area of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook, the OSDTC voted to offer our support to encourage the Town Of Old Saybrook to contribute tax dollars toward this preservation! Please support this effort! If you have additional interest please contact Kate Brown at or Chris Cryder at

Sea level rise and climate adaptation

The Town of Old Saybrook is looking for individuals to join an ad hoc committee to study the effects of sea level rise and climate adaptation.  Follow this link: or go to for more information.

BBQ by the Pond Fundraiser 2013

On September 6, we held our annual Fall Fundraiser.  This years BBQ by the Pond was very successfully.  The OSDTC would like to thank all of the committee members who donated food, time, and energy creating such a memorable evening.  A special thank you goes out to The Webb Family for hosting our event.  We are very grateful to Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepsen, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Treasurer Denise Nappier, Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, 33rd District Central Committeeman Lon Seidman, and Probate Judge Terry Lomme for stopping by and spending time with our guests.  Congratulations to Adam Stillman for winning “Best Wings” and Adam Ladd for winning ”Most Creative Name” with his “Bipartisan Filabusters”.  Here are a few pictures that showcase the evening:

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With sadness…

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our longtime friend and committee member Joan Breindel.  Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.  May she rest in peace.

“Too Hot to Cook” Fundraiser

“Too Hot to Cook” night (August 5, 2013) at Luigi’s was a success.  Everyone had fun and we can’t wait until we get to do it again.  Everyone deserves a night out.  Here are a few pictures from that night:

The Gernhardt family and others enjoying their dinner

Old Saybrook Democrats Banner

Eileen Baker, Sharon Craft, John DeCristoforo, Teri and Richard Metsack

Eileen Baker, Sharon Craft, John DeCristoforo, Teri and Richard Metsack

Don & Karen Brodeur and the Ladd Family enjoying their meal

Don & Karen Brodeur and the Ladd Family enjoying their meal

Another table of supporters enjoying their dinner.

Another table of supporters enjoying their dinner.

























Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy










The Preserve – Update!

If you have been following the controversy surrounding The Preserve then you should know that a deal has been reached.  Follow the link below for the article that appeared in The Day today.

2013 Old Saybrook Democratic Caucus

Pursuant to the Rules of the Democratic Party and State Election Laws, you are hereby notified that a caucus will be held on:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:30PM at the Saybrook Point Pavilion, 150 College Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.

Caucus will endorse candidates for Municipal Office and to transact other business as may be proper to come before said caucus.

Old Saybrook Summer Stroll 2013

This year’s Saybrook Stroll was, as always, a huge success.  The OSDTC would like to thank Nancy Walsh, Marty Ladd, Hank Conti, Bill Webb, and Kathy Sugland for braving the heat and manning the table.  We would also like to thank those who stopped by to check in on everyone: Adam, Gina, and the Stillman girls, Wendy & Mike Gesick, John & Pat O’Brien, Mim & Kathy Scamporino, J. Colin & Alexis Heffernan and family.  And a big THANK YOU to Susan Esty for allowing us to set up in front of her store.