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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Camp Compo Opens

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Monday was the first day of Camp Compo at Compo Beach run by the Westport Parks and Recreation Department. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Luciano Park - Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce Tuesdays @ the Train
5:30 p.m. - 134 Cross Highway - Wakeman Town Farm
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Comedy Club I
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Pop-up Painting Party
7 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Round Table Discussion: Main Street to Madison Avenue
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, and westportct.gov)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Talk of Racial Issues and Police Hits Home

A Westport Library audience tonight turned out for a discussion about blacks and policing across America from a CBS News journalist who grew up here and his old pal, now Westport’s police chief.

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TEAM Westport Chairman Harold Bailey Jr. (r) introduces Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas (l) and CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The packed crowd in the McManus Room likely did not expect the discussion to hit close to home. But it did.

The talk centered on a new book by CBS News Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues, “Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America.”

Pegues, who lived with his family on Prospect Road from 1979 to 2000, joined in conversation with Police Chief Foti Koskinas. The two were football teammates at Staples.

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Journalist, Police Chief, Former Staples Teammates, Talk Race and Policing

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Jeff Pegues (r), CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Department correspondent, returned to Westport tonight where he grew up, to talk about his new book, “Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America.” Before a packed audience at the Westport Library, he and Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas, teammates on their Staples High School football team, discussed policing in large cities and small towns like Westport. Asked how to improve relations between blacks and police in urban areas, Pegues replied, “You must have the facts. Go into the communities and talk to people.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Malloy Proposes $300M in New Revenue

By Keith M. Phaneuf, Mark Pazniokas, Kyle Constable, and Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today asked legislators to consider nearly $320 million in revenue increases to mitigate the massive cuts he would be forced to impose if Connecticut enters the new fiscal year Saturday without a budget.

But even if those steps are taken, Malloy outlined deep cuts to municipal aid, social services, hospitals, and public colleges and universities that would occur if he had to run the upcoming fiscal year by executive order.

“Connecticut can and will adopt a responsible, balanced budget for the coming biennium – the question is how best to handle our finances until that happens,” Malloy said.

“I am prepared to operate government in the absence of a budget, but it has never been my preference to do so.”

 

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Gallery: Compo Beach Pavilion Roof Fix Underway


The removal and replacement of the Compo Beach pavilion roof got underway today.  According to Jose Teixeira, owner of Shelton-based TLX Construction, which is fulfilling the project, the roof will be removed by end of today and the project will be completed by the end of the week. The Compo Beach pavilion is closed to the public during the emergency roof repairs. Town officials said the roof posed potential safety concerns. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Tuesdays @ the Train Kicks Off this Week

The concept is slightly reminiscent of yesteryear when wives driving station wagons would meet their commuter husbands at the train station.

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Only this idea is gender equitable and more vibrant. It’s for mom and dad commuters getting off the train in Saugatuck to meet with their spouses and children for dinner, games and to hear live music.

Dubbed “Tuesdays @ the Train,” the first of the three summer gatherings begins Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and runs through 8:30 p.m. at Luciano Park.

The idea of Matthew Mandell, executive director of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce who created the Dog Festival and Slice of Saugatuck, future Tuesdays @ the Train are scheduled for July 18 and Aug. 8.

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Malloy, Unions Agree on Sending Tentative Concessions to a Vote

By Keith M. Phaneuf

www.ctmirror.org

A tentative concessions framework between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state employee unions took a step forward today with the news that all bargaining units have agreed to submit the proposed concessions to a vote by rank-and-file members.

Ballots are expect to be cast in mid- or late July.

“The agreement by the unions to move forward with a tentative contract that could save the state more than $24 billion is a promising step, clearly demonstrating that they want to be part of the solution to putting the state in a better and more stable financial position,” Malloy said.

The concessions, projected to be worth $1.57 billion over the next two fiscal years, play a crucial role in separate plans developed by Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders to close large projected budget deficits.

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Compo Tropical Sunset

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Sunday’s sunset at Westport’s Compo Beach as seen with a newly planted palm tree—not known by whom—near the entrance to the Ned Dimes Marina. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andrew Colabella for WestportNow.com

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Monday, June 26, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
6 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - RTM Ordinance Committee
7 p.m. - Westport Library - CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues on his book “Black and Blue” & in conversation with Police Chief Foti Koskinas

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gallery: Opening Night of 44th Season of Levitt


Scenes from tonight’s opening night of the 44th season of the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts featuring music and spirit of the Woodstock Music Festival, “Back to the Garden 1969.” Dave Matlow, Lynn U. Miller, J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos.

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Rise and Give a Hug

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In the spirit of Woodstock, band members tonight leading a celebration of the music and spirit of the Woodstock Music Festival, “Back to the Garden 1969,” asked audience members to rise and give a handshake or hug to their unknown neighbors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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