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Friday, June 19, 2009

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Members of the Staples High School Class of 2009 celebrate at the end of today’s graduation ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Graduation Smile

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Cayla Yang has a smile for Dad, Mark, as she lines up to receive her diploma at today’s graduation ceremony at Westport’s Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Supporter Nails Staples Graduation

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Longtime Staples supporter Laura Blair of Westport shows off her custom nail job at today’s Staples High School graduation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Graduation Excitement

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Deidre Connolly (l), visiting from Ireland, and sister Ciara Connolly, wave to Ciara’s twin daughters, seniors Rachel and Sarah Connolly, as they took part in today graduation ceremony at Westport’s Staples High School.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Graduation Lineup

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Members of the Staples High School Class of 2009 line up to enter the field house for today’s graduation ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a flood watch for Westport and area from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

An advisory said recent heavy rainfall has left soil conditions across the watch area saturated. Low pressure is expected to push through the local area Saturday night into Sunday morning.

“While it is too early to determine the exact track, heavy rain is possible across the area which could lead to the potential for flooding,” the advisory said. “Between 1 to 2 inches of rain—locally higher—is expected to fall across the area starting Saturday night and lasting through Sunday morning.”

The advisory said the rainfall has the potential to produce flooding across highly urbanized and poor drainage areas. Roadways could become impassable at times.  In addition, there is a potential for minor stream and river flooding.

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Westport Winner

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Mark Goetzmann, an eighth grader at Westport’s Bedford Middle School, poses with his pony, Sally, after winning top honors today in the Green Pony Hunter competition at the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show. Mark, an all-around athlete, has been riding since he was 6 and has won numerous awards. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Workers Prepare for Levitt Pavilion Gala

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Westport’s Taylor Place is closed to vehicle traffic today as workers prepare for tonight’s Levitt Pavilion Gala sponsored by Tiffany & Co.  The reception begins at 7 p.m.  The Tom Jones performance in the Levitt Pavilion is scheduled for 9 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Senior Commission Honors Paula Leonard

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The Westport Commission for Senior Services today awarded its Service to Older Adults award to longtime Westport resident Paula Leonard.  Husband Dick Leonard and daughter Anne Hardy accepted the award on her behalf from First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff. Joseloff also presented commendations to energy suppliers who participated in the town’s fuel assistance program. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Walk in the Rain

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A walker made his rounds Thursday at Westport’s Compo Beach despite heavy rains. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday, June 19, 2009


Westport Public Schools: Last day of school
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Heads & Hands” by Kristin Rasich Fox
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Sentimental Shipbuilding”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “2009 Solos Show”
1:15 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Film Festival with Thelma Gordon: “Immortal Beloved”
2 p.m. - Staples High School Field House - 2009 graduation ceremony (televised live on channel 78)
5 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Ave.) - 2009 Yankee Doodle Fair (Carnival Rides 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
9 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - 2009 Annual Summer Gala: Tom Jones

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Offering “The Prayer”

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Staples vocalists Zoe Apoian and David Ressler, both seniors, entertained tonight’s Baccalaureate audience by performing “The Prayer” from the 1999 film “Quest for Camelot.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Stirring Music

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The Staples A Cappella choir, under the direction of Alice Lipson, performed “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” at the Staples High School Baccalaureate ceremony tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Full House for Staples Baccalaureate Ceremony

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There was a full house tonight for Westport’s Staples High School annual baccalaureate ceremony. The Staples graduation will be held at 2 p.m. Friday and will be broadcast live on cable channel 78. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Words of Advice from the Staples 2009 Salutatorian

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Jonathan Choi, salutatorian of Westport’s Staples High School Class of 2009, addressed tonight’s baccalaureate ceremony and quoted the late film star James Dean who was killed in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24. “Dream as though you will live forever, live as though you will die tomorrow,” he said.  In his interpretation of that philosophy Choi, referenced the exceptional accomplishments and dreams of particular classmates who excelled in academics, theater, sports, technology and other disciplines. Choi will enter Harvard University in the fall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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