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Monday, December 07, 2009

Norwalk Crash Leaves Westporters in the Dark

UPDATE A car crashed into a utility pole in the Wolfpit Avenue area of Norwalk early today, plunging hundreds of area residents into darkness, including some in Westport.

Connecticut Light and Power Co. said 75 Westport customers were without power as of 6 a.m. along with 364 Norwalk customers.

By 10 a.m. all had their power restored.

The accident occurred in front of 173 Wolfpit Ave. shortly after midnight. Norwalk police said one person was taken to Norwalk Hospital.

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Sunday Sunset at the Beach

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After a snowy and stormy start to the weekend, Sunday evening visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach were treated to a colorful and scenic sunset. Gulls took in the view at the Ned Dimes Marina. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Monday, December 7, 2009


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center—“The Judge: Jazz Photographs by Musician Milt Hinton”
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library (middle school age+)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 307 – Boating Advisory Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Environment Committee
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library: Nancy Goldstone, “The Lady Queen”
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School Cafeteria B – Board of Education (televised on channel 78)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Golf Advisory Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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On the Tour

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A romantic Connecticut cottage on Westport’s Clapboard Hill Road was among the houses on today’s Westport Historical Society Holiday House Tour. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Decorated for the Holidays

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Guests inspect the interior of a house on Clapboard Hill Road today that was one of five on the Westport Historical Society’s Holiday House Tour. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Historical Society Guests Party After House Tour

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More than 500 persons took part in the Westport Historical Society annual Holiday House Tour today and afterwards some of them attended a post-tour reception that featured a silent auction. The tour is the Society’s major fund-raising event of the year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Sonny Fox Reviews TV Early Days at Library

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Sonny Fox, whose Sunday morning “Wonderama” show was a hit for New York area youngsters from 1959 to 1967, was at the Westport Public Library today promoting a DVD collection of early 1950s television he helped produce. One of the clips shown by the former Weston resident was of the late actor Paul Newman of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Showing Winning Form

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Moscow-born Alexei Taratakovski shows off his winning form today at the Heida Hermanns piano competition at Westport Town Hall. Taratakovsi, who emigrated to the United States with his family as an infant, won $5,000 in the two-day competition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Piano Competition Winners

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Today was the finals in the 2009 Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition at Westport Town Hall.  From 18 competitors on Saturday, judges picked six to play today. The winner was Moscow-born Alexei Taratakovski (4th l) who takes home $5,000. Others pictured (l-r) are: Di Yi Ting, tied for third place, $1,000 winner; Pavel Gintov, honorable mention, $500; Sun-A Park, tied for third place, $1,000; Alexandra Beliakovich, honorable mention, $500, and Igor Pancevski, second place, $2,500. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Holiday Sounds on Main Street

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Shoppers on Westport’s Main Street in Westport today were treated to a choral concert of holiday music by Greens Farms Academy’s “Harbor Blues,” an all-female a cappella group of students led by Elizabeth Woodson (in front).  The group went up and down Main Street, singing as they walked. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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‘Tis the Season

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Starting today and, weather permitting, continuing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the holiday season, Nip and Tuck, two carriage horses, will be offering free rides circling around downtown Westport. The brother horses come from Loon Meadow Farm of Norfolk, Conn., owned by Steve and Beth Podhajecki. The holiday conveyance is sponsored again this year by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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“We Still Love You”


Staples fans chanted “We still love you” after the Wreckers lost to Cheshire today 28-21 in the state Class LL championship at West Haven. Coach Marce Petroccio said: “We gave the Town of Westport one heckuva year.” He added, “I love my kids. We fell a little short today. That’s how it goes. No excuses.” WestportNow.com video

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CTPost.com: Game Video of Class LL Championship


Game highlights of the Staples vs Cheshire Class LL championship game from the Connecticut Post. CTPost.com video by Sean Patrick Bowley

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Staples Loses to Cheshire 28-21 in Overtime Heartbreaker

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The faces tell the story as Staples Coach Marce Petroccio gathers his team together after a 28-21 overtime heartbreaking loss to Cheshire in the Class LL championship at West Haven. Staples overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to tie it 21-21 with two TDs in the fourth quarter. But Cheshire went ahead 28-21 in overtime and a fumble by Wrecker Matt Kelly on a hand off with Luke Scinto picking it up sealed the win for the Rams. See CT Post story here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Moment of Anguish for Staples

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Staples running back Matt Kelly (26) looks on in disbelief as Cheshire’s Brian Havlicek stripped the ball out of his hands and Luke Scinto recovered on the Wrecker’s bid to answer a Ram overtime TD today. “I just tried to rip it out,” said Scinto breathless from exertion and joy in the post-game tumult. “I saw the ball and I pounced on it and - oh my God, I can’t even describe the feeling.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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