Thursday, October 22, 2009
Candidates for Westport Second Selectman read two-minute statements at tonight’s third and final League of Women Voters of Westport election debate at Westport Town Hall. Pictured are (l) Democrat Shelly Kassen and Republican Kristin LaFleur. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sally White, owner and operator of Sally’s Place music store, 190 Main St., will be one of eight members of the community who will receive an award for outstanding achievements in the arts at Sunday’s 16th Annual Westport Arts Awards ceremony at 2 p.m. at Town Hall. Sally’s Place is where music lovers of all generations go to look for or discuss some particular music of interest with White, a fixture on Main Street since 1985. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
As part of Sunday’s 16th Annual Westport Arts Awards ceremony at 2 p.m. at Town Hall, First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff will honor the Westport Arts Advisory Committee for preserving and promoting Westport’s art heritage with a proclamation that recognizes its role in celebrating National Arts and Humanities month. Joseloff got together with the committee as members prepared for the event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport will receive $265,000 from the Fiscal Year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill to replace an aging generator at fire headquarters, Connecticut’s congressional delegation announced.
The legislation will now go to the President Obama for his signature. The money was included in appropriation requests submitted by Congressman Jim Himes of the 4th District earlier this year.
Fire Headquarters houses Westport’s Emergency Operations Center as well as units from the Fairfield County Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Regional Communications and Command Response Unit.
The department sought funds to replace an aging generator responsible for supplying emergency standby power for headquarters.
Two members of Westport’s state delegation to Hartford today presented Westport school officials with a special commendation in recognition of Bedford Middle School receiving the designation as a National Blue Ribbon Award winning school. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a federal program that recognizes schools that are academically superior or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. Bedford is one of three Connecticut public schools to be recognized this year. Pictured (l-r) are: Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon; First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff; Principal Cary Bell, Senator Toni Boucher, and Representative Joe Mioli. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Seventh grader Sage Vousse (l) introduces today’s state recognition ceremony at Bedford Middle School to the school’s “Bedford A.M. (BAM)” television audience. Students broadcast live the event in which state legislators recognized Bedford’s federal selection as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School. (See WestportNow Sept. 15, 2009) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A banner across Westport’s Main Street reminds residents that Westport’s annual Halloween Parade will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. on Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – PIC Downtown Plan Subcommittee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Arts Advisory Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Aggregate: Art and Architecture—a Brutalist Remix”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”
Noon - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library: Janis Abrahms Spring, “Life with Pop”
6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 307 – Area 9 Cable Council
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Conservation Commission
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - League of Women Voters debate: Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Jobseeker Special: “Networking ... Connecting People and Jobs”
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Candidates for Westport Selectman met to debate environmental issues tonight at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. Pictured (l-r) are Democrats Shelly Kassen and Gordon F. Joseloff; write-in candidate John Izzo, independent; Matthew Mandell, moderator, and Republicans R. Gavin S. Anderson and Kristin LaFleur. The candidates will meet again Wednesday night in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westport at 7 p.m. at Westport Town Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Tonight’s selectman candidates debate at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center attracted many young people, .including members of Club Green at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Goalkeeper Michael McCarthy was the man of the match today for the Staples High School boys soccer team. The senior goalkeeper turned away several sure goals in the first half, spurring the Wreckers on to a 3-0 shutout in Greenwich.
Staples Goalkeeper Michael McCarthy comes out strongly to save, in the first half at Greenwich. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for WestportNow.com
Staples is now 12-0-0 in FCIAC play (12-1-0 overall). The Cardinals, who entered the game with only one loss, drop to 8-2-2.
Only three regular season matches remain, before FCIAC and state tournament play. The Westporters host St. Joseph Thursday (4 p.m., Loeffler Field).
The first goal, midway through the opening half, began with Matteo Marzoli’s 50-yard free kick. Brendan Lesch, positioned perfectly in the box, back-headed Marzoli’s long ball past the keeper.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Various officials including the Flood and Erosion Control Board and the Historic District Commission will review an application to acquire a permit to demolish the house at 200 Hillspoint Road in Westport’s Compo Mill Cove area. Built in 1953, the 1 1/2-story Cape Cod house has 1,469 square feet and is situated on a .14-acre property opposite the site of the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve. The property last changed ownership in April 2004 at $925,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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