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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
Noon - Westport Historical Society - Magical Thinking
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Appropriate”
8:30 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - An Evening with John Fogerty (ticketed benefit event)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Onstage Finale

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Tonight’s Levitt Pavilion Melissa & Doug children’s series headliner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo invited audience members on stage to join in his performance. It was the finale for the children’s series this year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Finale for Levitt Pavilion Children’s Series

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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, 2017 Grammy winner for best children’s album, tonight closed out the Levitt Pavilion’s Melissa & Doug’s children’s series. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Citizens Police Academy to Begin Sept. 29

Building on the program’s success last year, the Westport Police Department will again offer a Citizens Police Academy beginning Friday, Sept. 29, police said today.

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Graduates of last year’s Citizens Academy posed for a group picture. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

“Participants will gain a better understanding of the role of the police department in the community,” said Lt. Jillian Cabana

She said the nine-week academy can accommodate up to 24 community members ages 21 and older in classes designed to take them through the various aspects of law enforcement.

“They will learn about the different divisions and specialized units of the department as well as how the department operates,” Cabana said.” Participants will observe demonstrations and get hands on experience with some of the equipment we use every day.”

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Leifer, Waldman Buy Sconset Square for $5 Million

Sconset Square off Myrtle Avenue, the tucked away commercial center marked by a signature flagpole that had been the mast of a yacht owned by the mall’s late owner B.V. Brooks, has changed hands for $5 million.

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Sprucing up of Sconset Square was underway today, one day after its $5 million sale was completed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Westport real estate owners and developers Roger Leifer and David Waldman, for years commercial real estate neighbors, teamed up for the first time, recording the sale Tuesday at Town Hall from Sconset Square LLC.

Sconset Square LLC is owned by the Frazer family, the children of Kathryn Frazer Brooks, Brooks’ widow who died in November at 82. Brooks was former publisher of the Westport News, which had an office at the square.

“It’s a very successful shopping center as it is,” said Waldman, who developed and co-owns nearby Bedford Square on Church Lane.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 32 Woods Grove Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 32 Woods Grove Road is in process. Built in 1953, the one-story ranch has 1,109-square feet, is situated on a .23-acre property and changed ownership in September 2016 for $520,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Selectmen Order Aquarion Work Permit Revoked

After lengthy discussion, the Westport Board of Selectmen today ordered revocation of a work permit for Aquarion Water Company to upgrade century-old water mains on Myrtle Avenue.

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The company had originally wanted to do the work at night — something Police Chief Foti Koskinas vetoed because it was not an emergency — and instead proposed that it be done in the daytime beginning Sept. 18.

But the board members balked at the timing. They said a start next spring was preferred because it would cause less disruption for nearby residents, school buses, and merchants.

Aquarion representative Alan Huth, manager of utility programs, told the board he was not sure his company would authorize such a change in the schedule because of logistics and budgetary considerations.

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House Democrats Offer Modest Town Aid Shift in New Budget

Keith M. Phaneuf and Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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Majority House Democrats today unveiled a new budget that matches the town aid proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy while redistributing education funds more modestly from wealthy and middle-income towns and into poorer communities.

But the House Democratic plan, which still features a sales tax increase and surcharges on restaurant and hotel transactions, avoids taxing hospitals and billing cities and towns for teacher pension costs as proposed by the governor.

The caucus proposal also would reduce income tax credits for middle-income families and for the working poor, and defer a third consecutive income tax break for retired teachers.

Democrats, who hold a 79-72 edge in the House, say their plan would reduce overall municipal aid in the budget by 5 percent to help close major projected deficits in each of the next two fiscal years.

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Newman’s Own Donates $35K to 5 Westport Nonprofits to Mark 35th Anniversary

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Newman’s Own Foundation is donating $35,000 to five Westport nonprofits, the Foundation announced today.

They are among 15 nonprofits receiving $35,000 donations to mark the founding of Newman’s Own on Aug. 25, 1982 by the late Westport actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.

The Westport recipients include: CLASP Homes, Homes With Hope, Westport Historical Society, the Westport Library, and Westport Volunteer EMS.

The Foundation said the 15 nonprofit organizations were originally funded and have been supported for more than three decades.

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Letters: Westporters Speak Out on Proposed Coyote Ordinance

To the Editor:

As a Westport voter, I take pride that we ban hunting and trapping. We are the only town in Connecticut that does, due to special statutory authority granted many years ago.

Other towns should be able to ban hunting trapping if they so choose. I was happy to hear that this year, for the first time, a bill was introduced that would allow municipalities to ban trapping.

The bill, proposed by a Fairfield County Representative, the Honorable Fred Camillo, was blocked from even having a public hearing by DEEP, and now DEEP is working hard right here in Westport to try to overturn our community’s long-standing ban on trapping.

The head of DEEP’s trapping program even showed up at our last ordinance committee meeting (in his DEEP uniform), despite the fact that this meeting provided no opportunity for his input.

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Compo Scene

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Compo Beach scene early Tuesday afternoon as temperatures climbed into the 90s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Selectmen (live on cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, & westportct.gov)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo
2 p.m. & 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Appropriate”
3 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - P&Z and ZBA Subcommittee
4 p.m. - Westport Library - DeweyKnit: Grade 4 to Adult
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Public Star Party (if skies are clear)

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