Thank You to Janis and Welcome New Executive Board

Many Thanks to Janis Esty for serving us so well as chair!!!!

 to our new Executive Board

John O’Brien – OSDTC Chairman

Wendy Gesick- Vice Chairman

Nancy Walsh- Secretary

Donald Brodeur-Treasurer


Coronavirus Information Notifications

Chili Fest


Thanks to all our volunteers who braved the cold on Saturday to man our Chili Booth.  Chili Fest was definitely Chilly, but they had a great response to the hand warmers, cider, mints and encouraging voter registration and voting in the upcoming April 28th Primaries!

Important Dates



Here is a list of February and Match 2020 Events and Meetings for Old Saybrook Democrats and Town Committee Members:


  1. Monday, February 24, 2020:   Regular monthly meeting of the OSDTC. 6:30 pm at the Pavilion.  Final meeting for the 2018 – 2020 term  Town Committee members.  Agenda will be sent by 2/20/20.


  1. Saturday, February 29, 2020 Old Saybrook Chili Fest.12 noon – 3 pm. The OSDTC will participate in the Chili Fest.  Our Main Street location:  in front of the former “Southern Exposure” store front, next to Cartier Optical.  Information and sign up sheets will be emailed tonight.


  1. Sunday, March 22, 2020 OSDTC FUNDRAISERat The Penny Lane Pub from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Save the Date.


  1. Monday, March 30, 2020 Old Saybrook Town Committee Meeting and Caucus. 6:30 pm at the Pavilion.

First meeting of the 2020 -2022 term Town Committee.  Regular meeting of the OSDTC Town Committee will be held, including the election of OSDTC Officers and OSDTC Nominating Committee Members for the 2020 -2022 term.

Old Saybrook Democratic Caucus will also be held to endorse Delegates to the 2020 Conventions.  Delegates will be endorsed for the following Conventions, which will be scheduled for dates in May 2020.

  • US House of Representative Convention:  2nd District
  • State Senate Convention:  20th District
  • State Senate Convention:  33rd District
  • State Assembly (House) :  23rd District



Change in Date of March OSDTC Meeting

The OSDTC March 2020 monthly meeting has been changed to 

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020.

Change of date is required by Secretary of State’s November 3, 2020 Election Calendar.
The Selection of Delegates to State and District Conventions must be made between the dates of March 24 – March 31, 2020.
More information about the process of selecting delegates will be emailed to committee members before the February 24, 2020 OSDTC February Meeting.

The Estys

Thank You to the Esty Family

This narrative has been provided through the Town Report and Nancy Walsh.

The 2019 Town Report of the Town of Old Saybrook was presented at the Annual Town Meeting held on Monday, November 25, 2019. Each year, the Report is dedicated to individuals who have made significant contributions as volunteers to our Town and community organizations.

This year the Report was dedicated to Janis, Richard and Susan Esty who have continually demonstrated their commitment to the Town of Old Saybrook and its natural resources, representing the interests and values of their parents, Irving and Josephine Esty.

Janis was a member of the Planning Commission for 14 years, the last six of which she served as chair.  She currently serves on the Aquifer Protection Agency and the Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission as an at-large alternate member. In addition, she is the chair of the Old Saybrook Democratic Town Committee.

Richard has been a member of the Conservation Commission since 2012 and currently serves as its chair and its representative to the Aquifer Protection Agency and the Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission.  He is known for his work teaching students about Old Saybrook’s natural habitat through building bat houses, planting vegetation for pollinating birds and insects, and monitoring the vernal pools.

Susan has served on the Parks & Recreation Commission since 2007 and currently serves as its chair.  She now runs the family business on Main Street, Esty’s store, which has specialized in the sale, repair and design of lamps since 1971.

The Town of Old Saybrook is grateful to families like the Estys: through them the spirit of community and environmental service is carried on through the generations to enrich the Town for all residents for years to come.




Matthew Pugliese – Selectman term expires 11/19/2019 to 11/16/21


George Chang – Board of Ed term expires 11/21/23


Jeff Gibson – Board of Assessment Appeals term expires 11/16/21


Ann  Marie Thorsen- Zoning Commission term expires 11/21/23


Loraine M Cortese-Costa – Police Commission  term expires 11/19/19-11/21/23


Susan Esty – Parks and Rec term expires 11/21/23


Paul Connolly – Harbor Management term expires 11/21/23


The Sound News


SoundNews October 2019

OSDTC Officers 2018-2020

Janis L. Esty, Chairwoman

Wendy Gesick, Vice Chairwoman

Nancy S. Walsh, Secretary

MaryAnn E. Iadarola, Assistant Secretary

Donald S. Brodeur, Jr.,Treasurer

C. Marston Ladd, Deputy Treasurer