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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Member & Donor Appreciation Day
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Sex with Strangers”
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Zoning Board of Appeals (live on cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, & westportct.gov)

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Comings & Goings: Nic + Zoe to Bedford Square

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Nic + Zoe, the Boston-based women’s apparel and accessories store, will open in October in Bedford Square on Church Lane, according to David Waldman, a principal of Bedford Square Development. Other Nic + Zoe locations are in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Hingham and Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, King of Prussia, Pennnsylvania, and Garden City, New York. The Nic + Zoe line of clothing is also distributed through high end department and boutique stores including Nordstrom and Saks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Staples Boys Soccer Stops Greenwich

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Vaughan Sealey’s rocket shot in the 19th minute lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory today at a packed Loeffler Field. The junior’s goal was the difference in a gutsy match. Goalkeeper Ry Cohen made several key saves; defenders Chris Martenson and Ryan Fincher anchored the defense, while Matt Engler, Will Birch, Patricio Perez Elorza, Anton Mahr and Timmy Liles helped control midfield and jump-start attacks. (Birch and Liles are shown in the photo, double-teaming Greenwich.) The Wreckers —now 3-2-2 – host undefeated Norwalk on Wednesday, at 4 p.m.  Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

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Restaurant Week — Actually Two Weeks — Begins Sunday

Westport’s annual Restaurant Week — actually two weeks running from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 15 — will feature 26 eateries from Saugatuck to Southport, according to the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC).

Each restaurant will offer prix fixe meals to accommodate myriad palates and pocketbooks, according to Matthew Mandell, WWCC executive director.

Mandell said the event is part of a WWCC ‘Eat Local’ campaign to promote area restaurants, which began two weeks ago with the Slice of Saugatuck.

“Our restaurants have embraced this event whole heatedly making it very robust; people will need the two weeks,” Mandell said.

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Crowds Gone But Heat Remains

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The crowds were gone today, but the autumn heat remained at Compo Beach with temperatures in the 80s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Sidewalk Repair Progresses on Post Road East

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The sidewalk and curb replacement project, part of the Downtown Improvement Initiative, has expanded to Post Road East. It runs from the Tiffany store, 40 Post Road East, to the former site of Max’s Art Supplies, at No. 68. According to site supervisor, Don Ruttkamp of Norwalk-based G&S, the sidewalk was demolished, the sewer line expanded, and new curb boxes installed for the water line. G&S owner Greg Parrett said the project will be completed in about two weeks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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A Dog Sit-In Sunday for Hurricane Relief

Dogs have historically helped out in times of disaster, from search and rescue to carrying supplies.

On Sunday, there is a lot less dramatic job for them but important to hurricane relief efforts, to hear the Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) tell it.

All the dogs have to do is sit on command at Compo Beach. And the longer they sit, the better.

“Bring your dog to show off a good sit and earn dollars to help out the Connecticut Humane Society hurricane relief efforts for dogs from Houston,” said Nell Barrett, spokeswoman for Southport Veterinary Center (SVC).

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High-Speed Rail Information Meeting Set for Monday

Plans to expand and construct high-speed rail infrastructure throughout Fairfield County—and its effect on Westport, particularly the Green’s Farms station—will be the thrust of an information session set for Monday, Oct. 2.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, town officials announced today.

The meeting is being sponsored by the town in cooperation with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CTHP) and the Westport Historical Society.

Gregory Stroud, special projects director for the CTHP, will focus on the possible impact to Westport and changes to the Green’s Farms train station, according to First Selectman Jim Marpe.

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Monday, September 25, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Conservation Commission (vidostreamed)
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 99, & www.westport.k12.ct.us)

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cockenoe Cleanup

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A contingent of Scouts and adults from Westport Troop 36 helped the town clean up Cockenoe Island today by gathering and removing trash. Large items of debris and a dozen bags filled with smaller items were transported back by members of Saugatuck Church, the sponsor of Troop 36. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Enjoying the Summer-Like Weather

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The Sunday crowd at Compo Beach today enjoyed the summer-like weather with the temperature climbing to 89 in early afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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LWV Hosts Fall Brunch

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Sheila Ward (r), president of the League of Women Voters of Westport, today addresses candidates and guests at the group’s annual fall brunch. Many of those running for office showed up for the event at a private residence in the Coleytown area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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