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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Filling Up

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The Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach is slowly filling up as the boating season approaches. This was the view on Friday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Saturday,  April 25, 2015


9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Historic District Commission Public Informational Meeting
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Library/Jesup Green - 4th Annual Mini Maker Faire
Noon - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition” (last day)
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “And Then There Were None”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Camping Out

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About 30 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts camped out on Jesup Green tonight as one of their activities and also because they are taking part in Saturday’s Mini Maker Faire. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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On the Red Carpet

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UPDATE The Westport-produced documentary “Hey Bartender” was nominated for a James Beard Award for best special/documentary and on the red carpet tonight at the James Beard Award Ceremony at Chelsea Piers in New York City were (l-r) director Douglas Tirola and producer Susan Bedusa both of Westport, star Stephen Carpentieri of Dunville’s in Westport. and co-producer Danielle Rosen of Weston. Later, it was announced the award went to “Food Chains” with Forest Whitaker. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Large Turnout for Jean Hampe Memorial Service

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More than 150 persons today attended a memorial service at Westport’s Christ & Holy Trinity Church for Jean M. Hampe, who died at age 80 on Nov. 8, 2014. She was a longtime Westport resident who had been active in civic organizations and wife of prominent commercial real estate broker Ted Hampe. (See obituary here) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Second Burglary Suspect Nabbed

Following a 10-month investigation, Westport Police arrested a Bridgeport man this week in connection with a July 2014 burglary of a residence where vast amounts of jewelry were taken, police said today.

Edward Santos, 24, was arrested on a warrant in Norwalk Superior Court Monday and charged with first-degree larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, Capt. Samuel Arciola said.

According to Arciola, officers responded to a report of a burglary and larceny at a Riverfield Drive home on July 7.

“The follow up investigation by the Detective Bureau identified the suspect, Edward Santos, as selling the stolen jewelry from the burglary to a pawn shop,” Arciola said.

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Comings & Goings: Walgreens Closing at 1870 PRE

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Walgreens,1870 Post Road East, in the Westport Plaza Shopping Center near the Fairfield line anchored by HomeGoods, closes on May 7, according to store signage. The assistant store manager said all employees will be relocated to other Walgreens stores. The company has another store at 880 Post Road East. Plans to move this store to nearby Southport were thwarted by neighbor opposition. Rumors circulated that the store would be replaced by Michaels Stores, Inc.,  an arts and crafts retail chain, but this could not be confirmed. CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers April 6 - 10, 2015

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 6 - 10, 2015:

Stephen I. and Scilla Vincini to David and Michelle Nicole Sparks, 15 Loren Lane, $782,000WNproperty.jpg

Paul G. Moss to Brien C. and Amy Jones, 12 River Oaks, $910,000

John M. Daut to Christopher and Zsoka McDonald, 11 Ledgemoor Lane, $1,875,000

Peggy A. Sawyer to Tomas Brothers LLC, 81 Old Hill Road, $640,000

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I-95 Crash Sends One to Hospital, Causes Backups

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A four-vehicle accident involving a box truck, on I-95 in the southbound lane just past the Hales Road overpass in Westport today caused an injury to one passenger who was transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS Three southbound lanes were closed with detouring traffic causing backups on Greens Farms Road and Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Oak St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 4 Oak St., off Clinton Avenue, is in process. Built in 1946, the 1 1/4-story cape has 1,349-square feet, is situated on a .27-acre property and last changed ownership, according to Town Assessor records, in November 2005 for $576,000. 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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Freeze Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a freeze watch for Westport and area which is in effect from late tonight through Saturday morning.

It said temperatures around freezing will occur late tonight into early Saturday morning with the potential for sensitive crops and plants to be killed.

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Pretty as a Picture

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A palette of early spring blooms comprised of newly sprouted grasses, forsythia bushes, bunches of daffodils, a weeping willow, all topped off with a spectacular magnolia tree made this scene on Westport’s Sturges Highway on Thursday a show stopper. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Friday,  April 24, 2015


9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
Noon - Westport Library - Jim Pratt-Heaney: Achieve & Maintain a Strong Investment Portfolio
Noon - - Westport Arts Center - “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” Book Club Discussion
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Moon Hooch w/ Thaddeus Strauss
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “And Then There Were None”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Next to Earthplace, P&Z Approves Open Space

By James Lomuscio

Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z)  tonight approved designating 11.4 town-owned acres on Woodside Lane and adjacent to Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center as passive open space effective in 30 days.

The request was made by First Selectman Jim Marpe, who called the parcel “an attractive asset for the Woodside Lane neighborhood and the entire town.”

Currently existing as a AA residential district tract, the change would zone it a designated open space recreational district (DOSRD) in the most restrictive sense since only passive recreation would be approved, according to Mary Young, deputy planning and zoning director.

“There are hopes to have an arboretum there in the future,” Young said. “This seems very prudent and very timely.”

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Former Westport Mom on Prison Life: ‘It’s a Spiritual Retreat’

A former Westport mother of four says serving time in federal prison for mortgage fraud is like a taxpayer-funded spiritual retreat.

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Heather Bliss on life in prison: “It sounds absolutely ridiculous. I know.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow photo from CNBC

“It’s rest,” said Heather Bliss, 39, in a CNBC documentary taped in a federal prison in Danbury where she is serving a 30-month sentence. (See WestportNow Feb. 14, 2013)

“It’s a spiritual retreat. It sounds absolutely ridiculous. I know.”

The documentary, “White Collar Convicts: Life on the Inside,” was reported by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin and premiers on April 29 at 10 p.m. (See video excerpt here.)

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GFA Honored as Sustainable School

The U.S. Department of Education has named Westport’s Greens Farms Academy (GFA) a national Green Ribbon School.

The announcement was made Wednesday, Earth Day by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The award, given annually by the U.S. Department of Education, acknowledges schools that are leading the way in sustainable practices.

The awarding committee looks for schools that are reducing their environmental impact and costs; improving the school’s health and wellness; and are providing an environmental education.

Among the many sustainable practices in place at GFA are composting in the cafeteria (which students then use in the school’s organic garden); using of solar panels; and hosting a variety of “eco events” both within the school and the community.

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Clean-Up Westport Day Set for May 2

Clean-up Westport Day will be held on Saturday, May 2. It is sponsored by the town’s Beautification Committee and Westport Parks & Recreation Department as part of the Green Day celebration, an announcement said.

Free trash bags will be available between 9 and 11 a.m. at Jesup Green, where the Beautification Committee volunteers will be conducting their clean-up that day.

Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy said every Westport citizen is bring asked to take time to clean up litter along their street or any public space.  At the conclusion, the town will collect the bagged garbage and debris from the adopted spots.

Groups should specify the time of clean up by calling the Westport Parks and Recreation Department at (341)-5091 prior to May 2.

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Public School Kindergarten Registrations Under Way

The 2015-16 Westport public school kindergarten registrations are under way.

The district asked families moving to Westport for the new school year and parents of entering kindergartners to register their children at this time. 

“Please don’t wait until the last minute,” said Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon. “Let us know now that you are here so we may plan for the optimal education for your youngsters.”

Those who are not sure of their district elementary school can find the information on the school district website, www.westport.k12.ct.us or they may call the superintendent’s office, 203-341-1026. 

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Keene Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 7 Keene Road, off Morningside Drive North, is in process. Built in 1955, the two-story colonial has 2,348-square feet and is situated on a .33-acre property. 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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WN on the Scene: Preview of New Whitney Museum


New York’s Whitney Museum welcomed VIP guests Wednesday night to its new $422 million home at 99 Gansevoort St. in Manhattan’s hip Meatpacking District, ahead of its official May 1 opening. The 220,000-square foot space, including 18,000 feet unencumbered by structural columns and 13,000 feet of outdoor terrace galleries, doubles its former home on the Upper East Side. Among the guests was Helen Klisser During, artistic director at the Westport Arts Center and WestportNow contributing photographer who provided this preview. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Spring Ritual: Sanding Compo

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With just over a week before vehicle emblems are needed to enter Westport’s Compo Beach, the annual ritual of replenishing the sand and spreading it is under way. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Thursday,  April 23, 2015


8 a.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Kemper-Gunn Advisory Group
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Money Smart Week: Women & Wealth—Create a Strategy That Works for You
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning & Zoning Work Session (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. - Town Hall Green Room - RTM Health & Human Services Committee
7:15 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Westport Youth Commission
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LWV Forum Focuses on Money in Politics

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The League of Women Voters of Westport tonight sponsored a Westport Town Hall forum on “The Problem with Money in Politics.” Participants included (l-r) Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Business and Global Corporations,” former state Sen. John McKinney, and Kim Hynes, senior organizer of Common Cause in Connecticut, and Alison Rivard, LWV state board member. All panelists agreed there is too much money in politics. “I would rather see 400 individuals contribute $5 each rather than have a wealthy person contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said McKinney, of Fairfied. “Sad to say, very few people give to a political campaign.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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LWV Hosts Westport Forum


Scenes from tonight’s League of Women Voters of Westport forum at Westport Town Hall. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Bedford Square Announces First Kemper-Gunn Retail Tenant

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UPDATES and CORRECTS As demolition of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Weeks Pavilion continued today (the swimming pool can seen at the center of this aerial view), David Waldman of Bedford Square Associates announced the first retail tenant for the relocated Kemper-Gunn House and said a lease is out for signature for a 40,000-square foot anchor tenant in the Bedford Square complex. The new tenant for Kemper-Gunn is Serena & Lily, which describes itself as “a home and lifestyle brand with a fresh, California point of view.” Westport will be its third location after San Francisco and the Hamptons. There was no announcement on the Bedford Square anchor tenant other than the lease is “out for signature for the historic Bedford Mansion and adjacent fire house.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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