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Friday, June 17, 2016

Staples Goodbye for Both

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Staples salutatorian and nationally ranked track star Hannah DeBalsi today receives congratulations from assistant principal Karyn Morgan, who is retiring this year. DeBalsi, who will attend Stanford University, at Thursday night’s baccalaureate ceremony compared life to a final race. “The first lap goes by really quickly with all the adrenaline ... on the last lap some people peter out and die,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Tossing of the Caps

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Staples High School members of the class of 2016 toss their caps in the air at the end of today’s graduation ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Weyrauch for WestportNow.com

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Packed Graduation Ceremony

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About 3,600 persons turned out for today’s Staples High School graduation ceremony in the field house, according to Fire Marshal Ed Zygmant. Following the ceremony, many attended an outdoor reception.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Weyrauch for WestportNow.com

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The Final Wait

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Staples High School class of 2016 graduates — many with decorated caps — today wait for their names to be called to receive their diplomas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Weyrauch for WestportNow.com

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‘I Have Learned So Much From All of You’

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Westport Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon, retiring after 17 years, today told 2016 Staples High School graduates at the graduation ceremony: “Many of you entered kindergarten under my watch. I have learned so much from all of you”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Weyrauch for WestportNow.com

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‘Practice Kindness in Your Lives’

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Staples High School valedictorian William Andrews told the graduating class of 2016 at today’s graduation ceremony: “I implore all of you to practice kindness in your lives. Emily Weyrauch for WestportNow.com

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Last Processional

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Westport Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon, who is retiring this year after17 years, leads the Staples High School graduation procession today with Denise Honeycutt, a Staples teacher who is also retiring after 39 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

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Martha Aasen Honored for Service to Older Adults

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The Commission on Senior Services today presented its Service to Older Adults Award to Martha Aasen, long active in Westport community affairs, including currently serving on a committee exploring enhancement opportunities to the Westport Center for Senior Activities. First Selectman Jim Marpe made the presentation at the Center along with state legislators who also presented her with congratulatory proclamations. Pictured (l-r) state Rep. Jonthan Steinberg, Larry Aasen, state Sen. Tony Hwang, Martha Aasen, state Sen. Toni Boucher, and First Selectman Jim Marpe. State Rep. Gail Lavielle was present earlier.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Having Her Cake

WestportNow.com ImageWestporter Martha Aasen enjoys the first slice of cake in her honor today at the Westport Center for Senior Activities where she was presented with this year’s Service to Older Adults Award by First Selectman Jim Marpe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers May 30 - June 3, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period May 30 - June 3, 2016:

Candace B. McCarthy to Hildy and Marc Sheinbaum, 10 Norwalk Ave., $2,250,000WNproperty.jpg

Douglas Richard Shore and Nicole Bianchi to Daniel and Stephanie Berghoff, 4 Marilane, $1,225,000

Anthony L. McKay to Peter Albert McKay, 8 Newtown Turnpike, $210,000

D’anna S. Keinan Trust, D’anna S. Keinan RevocableTrust to Michael Sloan and Sara Lev, 2 Over Rock Lane, $1,450,000

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Mill Pond Sunset

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Sunset Thursday night as seen over Westport’s Sherwood Mill Pond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Friday, June 17, 2016


10 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Commission for Senior Services
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Weekday Walks—Bird Walk
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Instagram
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave.- Westport Woman’s Club Yankee Doodle Fair
6 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Middle School End of the Year Party
6:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Sweets - Acoustic Concert: Jonathan Saxon
7 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s (with a French Accent)!
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Staples Star and Salutatorian

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Hannah DeBalsi, nationally recognized track star and this year’s Staples HIgh School salutatorian, addresses an overflow crowd tonight at the baccalaureate ceremony for the class of 2016 at the high school auditorium. “Life is like a final race,” she said. ‘The first lap goes by really quickly with all the adrenaline ... on the last lap some people peter out and die.” The graduation ceremony takes place on Friday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Overflow Crowd for Staples Baccalaureate Ceremony

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There was an overflow crowd tonight for the Staples High School annual baccalaureate ceremony for the class of 2016 at the high school auditorium on the eve of graduation day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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‘Our World is Going to be in Good Hands’

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At tonight’s Staples High School baccalaureate ceremony, retiring assistant principal Karyn Morgan was presented with a bouquet from the class of 2016 by by master of ceremonies Vignesh Namasivayam, head of Staples Players. She told the graduating seniors: “Without hesitation, I am able to say that because of your character, your ideals, your scholarship, your sense of humor and your love and compassion for each other, our world is going to be in good hands.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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