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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Haven Delays

UPDATE Metro-North said New Haven Line service is now operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays due to signal problems.

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Changing Colors on First Day of Fall

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Monday was the first day of fall and trees are already changing colors along the Saugatuck River in Westport. View is from the Teuscher Preserve off Imperial Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Eileen Lavigne Flug for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks”
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - PageTurners: “Dear Life” by Alice Munro
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
4:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room Room 201 - Tree Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room Auditorium - Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Parks & Recreation Commission

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Honored at Playhouse Gala

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Almost 500 patrons tonight attended the Westport Country Playhouse Gala honoring playwright A.R. Gurney (r). He is pictured with wife Molly (2nd r) and Marilyn and Arthur Levitt, who received the Playhouse Leadership Award. The evening was hosted by Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson and included a performance featuring choreographed renditions of Cole Porter tunes and excerpts from A.R Gurney plays performed by Broadway friends. Actor Alan Alda presented the award to Levitt. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gala Hosts

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Actor Sigourney Weaver and husband Jim SImpson, theater and film director and the founder of The Flea Theatre in New York City, hosted tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse gala honoring playwright A. R Gurney. Gurney has had 14 plays staged at the Playhouse and eight staged at the Flea Theatre. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gala Evening at Playhouse


Scenes from tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse gala. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Staples Soccer Comes From Behind at Ridgefield

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The Staples boys soccer bench celebrates one of Andrew Puchala’s three goals tonight as Staples rallied from a 3-0 deficit to stun Ridgefield 4-3 at the losers’ stadium.The tri-captain scored a hat trick and Nate Argosh added another. In Staples’ 56-year history, no team had ever erased a three-goal lead. On Tuesday, Staples is at Norwalk at 7:15 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com

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Three Charged After Police Pursuit, One Still at Large

UPDATE A routine motor vehicle stop on Westport’s Post Road West tonight led to a drug arrest of a female passenger and a police pursuit into Norwalk with two other suspects arrested, one after jumping into Norwalk Harbor, police said.

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Arrested: (l-r) Taylah Lucido, Sonny Wade, and Xavier Longwa. Westport Police photos

Police were still seeking a fourth suspect.

According to police, the incident began when Officer Kevin Smith stopped a white Dodge Charger with a Maryland license plate on Post Road Rest at about 5:45 p.m. Assisted by a backup unit, Smith located narcotics on a female occupant outside the car, police said.

As he did so, the car took off with the driver and two other passengers, police said. Smith pursued the vehicle as another officer stayed with the female passenger, identified as Taylah Lucido, 21, of Shelton.

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New Haven Delays

UPDATE Metro-North said New Haven service is now operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays due to signal problems in the vicinity of Westport.

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Cinema Initiative Receives $2,500 State Grant

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The Westport Cinema Initiative (WCI), which is working to bring a movie theater back to Westport, announced today it has received a $2,580 state grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts as part of its Arts Catalyze Placemaking program. The grants go to arts-based cultural projects, activities and infrastructure to advance the attractiveness and competiveness of Connecticut communities. Holding a letter announcing the grant in front of what is planned to be the Main Street home of the theater are state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, president of WCI, and Sandy Lefkowitz, director. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Hamilton Laux for WestportNow.com

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Comings & Goings: Nash’s Lashes to PRW

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Nash’e Lashes, an eye lash extension salon, will open Oct. 1 at 177 Post Road West in Nash’s Plaza.  Owned by New York City resident Judy Cho, who is one of three operators, the salon also performs facials, foot massages, eye lash refills and removals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Getting Ready for Playhouse Gala

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Workers applied finishing touches today to the Westport Country Playhouse venue for tonight’s Gala Evening celebrating Playwright A. R. Gurney and honoring Arthur Levitt with the Playhouse Leadership Award and hosted by actress Sigourney Weaver and her husband Jim Simpson.  Reception starts at 5:45 p.m., a variety performance at 7 p.m. followed by dinner. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Drug Charges for Man Passed Out at Wheel

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Joshua Leitner: released on $2,500 bond. Westport Police photo

Police arrested a 50-year-old Westport man Friday on drug charges after he was found passed out at the wheel of his car, police said today.

Officers responded to the area of 13 Baker Ave. Friday morning to check the welfare of a driver who was reportedly unresponsive at the wheel, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found Joshua B. Leitner of 94 Coleytown Road passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle blocking a travel lane.

According to Capt. Vincent Penna, arriving officers had to physically remove Leitner from the vehicle.

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Staples’s Jesse McCray Honored as Coach of Year

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Jesse McCray: honored by fellow coaches. Contributed photo

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named Staples High School Coach Jesse McCray the 2014 Girls High School Track and Field Coach of the Year for Connecticut.

This honor is based upon the performance of the Staples High School track and field team throughout the 2014 season and is “a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the student athletes and the coaching staff,” an announcement said.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association is a nonprofit professional organization representing cross country and track and field coaches of all levels.

McCray also is also a longtime coach with the Staples varsity football team and runs a track camp for Westport PAL. He lives in West Haven with his wife Michele and their son Gabriel.

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Talking Transportation: Crowd-Sourcing Our Future

By Jim Cameron

Special to WestportNow

Who is designing our state’s transportation future? Urban planners? Academic visionaries? Highly trained engineering and planning professionals at the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT)? 

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No, unfortunately the state is leaving those decisions to you and me via a website, www.TransformCT.org.

The idea is to give everyone in Connecticut a chance to voice their opinions about what roads and rails should be built, then debate and “vote” on others’ proposals. The top vote-getters will help determine what gets built. Some call it “crowd-sourcing” though I prefer to think of it as a popularity contest for amateurs.

(True confession: 45 years ago, I wanted to be a civil engineer and help design “the train of the future.” I attended Lehigh University but quickly discovered that I wasn’t cut out to be a civil engineer. Instead, I got into broadcasting and journalism.)

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - Autumn Begins


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks”
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
5:45 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “A Perfect Party” Gala Evening
6:30 p.m. - Fire Dept. Headquarters, 515 Post Road East - Blight Prevention Board Public Hearing
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Storytelling Live!
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
8 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Board of Assessment Appeals
10:29 p.m. - Northern Hemisphere - Autumnal Equinox

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Westport Unitarian Church Members March

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Some of the 55 members of The Unitarian Church in Westport who attended the historic Peoples Climate March in New York City today stopped for a picture. Marchers called for the world leaders meeting at the United Nation this week to address the issue.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Joining the March

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Melissa Newman, husband Rafe Elkind, and their son, Henry, were among Westporters joining in the New York City “People’s Climate March” today in midtown Manhattan. Organizers estimated 300,000 persons took part. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Fun at ‘ColorFlash 5K’ Sherwood Fundraising Run

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More than 1,500 persons took part today in the ColorFlash 5K run at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The run was sponsored by Phoebe’s Phriends, a Westport-based nonproft formed to support Phoebe Spear, a Staples High School student who has survived two bouts with cancer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Pogue for WestportNow.com

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Colorful Charity Run


Scenes from today’s ColorFlash 5K Run at Sherwood Island State Park sponored by nonprofit Phoebe’s Phriends to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. David Pogue for WestportNow.com

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Taking Part in Strong Kids Triathlon

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Scores of Westport Weston Family Y families gathered at Staples High School today to take part in the Family Y’s annual Strong Kids Triathlon, a swim/bike/run race for children ages 3-13. Funds raised support the Y’s annual campaign, which raises funds for Camp Mahackeno scholarships and free or subsidized memberships for local families and individuals in need. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Treat for Lobster Fest Guests

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Guests at the Westport Rotary Club Lobster Fest Saturday at Compo Beach were treated to another picture perfect sunset. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Sunday,  September 21, 2014


8 a.m. - Staples High School - Westport Y Strong Kids Triathlon
2 p.m. - Westport Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “I’m Not Rappaport!”
9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Downtown Steering Committee Charette (televised at 1:30 p.m. cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Sea of Lobster Lovers

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With two lobsters doled out to each guest, there was plenty for lobster lovers to enjoy today at the Westport Rotary Club Lobster Fest at Compo Beach. Also available was steak, hamburgers and hot dogs for kids, a raw bar featuring clams and oysters, and plenty of beer, wine, and soft drinks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Already Cracked

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Westport Rotary Club volunteers crack lobsters for guests at today’s Lobster Fest at Compo Beach. Several thousand lobsters were consumed during the four-hour event, the club’s main fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will go to town nonprofits. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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