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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Celebrating the Start of Boating Season

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The Minuteman Yacht Club had its ceremonial opening of the boating season today at Westport’s Compo Beach. Aftewards club members and guests helped themselves to food and drinks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Minuteman Yacht Club Kicks Off Boating Season

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Members of Westport’s Minuteman Yacht Club gathered at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach today for ceremonies marking the start of the boating season. Boy Scouts from Troop 100 raised the flags. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Frank Deford Speaks at Westport Library

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Sportswiter, screenwriter and author Frank Deford spoke at the Westport Public Library today as part of its authors@the library series. Afteward he signed copies of his new book “The Entitled,” a novel that tells the story of the relationship between a star baseball player and his manager. Deford and his wife, Carol, live in Fairfield. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Thanks to Westport EMS

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Ethan Stakoff, 9, of Westport, learns about Westport’s Emergency Service from volunteer Norman Coltin at today’s Westport Young Woman’s League “thank you” event for Westport emergency workers at the Westport Woman’s Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Rescue Workers Honored

By Jennifer Connic

Thank you cards spread across two tables outside the Westport Woman’s Club today filled with signatures and stories about how Westport’s rescue workers have helped residents.WestportNow.com Image
Honor Heisler, 6, of Westport adds her thank you to a large card for Westport emergency workers during today’s event at the Westport Woman’s Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

The Westport Young Woman’s League held an event thanking Westport’s rescue workers under sunny skies, and many families attended to honor EMS workers, firefighters and police officers.

Children who attended had the chance to see a police car, fire engine and ambulance up close and meet many of the town’s rescue workers.

There were three cards—one for the EMS, Fire Department and Police Department—laid on a table that many people, including children, signed. Some gave general thanks for helping the town, but others gave specific incidents for which they were thankful.

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Proudly Wearing a Westport Police Badge

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Ida White, 5, proudly shows off a Westport police badge she received at today’s Westport Young Woman’s League salute to Westport emergency workers at the Westport Woman’s Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Donations Sought for Ceremonies and Celebrations Program

The Westport Human Services Department is seeking donations for its fourth year of “Ceremonies and Celebrations,” which addresses requests from school staff for assistance in purchasing new clothing for graduating middle and high school students.

“Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Westport community and the schools’ PTAs, 24 Westport students were able to purchase new ‘special event clothing’ for their graduations from middle and high school,” said Human Services Director Barbara Butler.

“I wish you could read the heartfelt notes of thanks and the photographs of these proud young people as they walked across the stage or stood with their relatives on this special day.”

Residents can help fill the need of graduating students by making tax-deductible donations to the “Families in Need” fund through May and June. Checks should have “ceremonies” written in the memo line.

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Westport Dive Team in Evidence Search

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Members of the Westport Dive Team made up of police and fire department personnel seached the Saugatuck River underneath the Bridge Street Bridge today for evidence related to an ongoing police investigation. There was no word on what they were looking for or whether they found anything. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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River Hunt

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There was good weather today for members of the Westport Dive Team making an evidence search in the waters of the Saugatuck River near the Bridge Street Bridge. The police and fire department members dived repeatedly as part of an ongoing police investigation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sound Cyclists Hold 30th Annual Bloomin’ Metric Race

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Westport’s Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club held its 30th Annual Bloomin’ Metric bicycle tour today, offering scenic rides throughout Fairfield County starting in East Norwalk. These riders just crossed the Saugatuck River on Westport’s Bridge Street. A portion of the funds raised by the event go to support Fairfield County Safe Kids, a nonprofit agency working to reduce the incidence of unintentional childhood injuries and accidents, the No. 1 killer of children. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matt Murray for WestportNow.com

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All Dressed Up

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This was one of many parties Saturday night as guests headed off to the junior prom of Westport’s Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jeffrey Kaplan for WestportNow.com

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Getting Ready for the Prom

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There was plenty of picture taking Saturday night before the Staples High School junior prom. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Sunday, May 20, 2007


2 -4 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club - Westport Young Woman’s League Salute to Emergency Personnel
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Authors@The Library: sportswriter, screenwriter and author Frank Deford speaks about his new novel, “The Entitled,” a story of athletes behaving badly

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Synthetic Turf Project Moving Forward

By Jennifer Connic

Westport officials are getting ready to sign the contracts that will allow for the installation of synthetic turf on two additional athletic fields.

The RTM approved $1.6 million in February for the installation of synthetic turf on the Ginny Parker Field Hockey Field and the P.J. Romano Football Field (See WestportNow Feb. 6).

The contracts for the project are on the Board of Selectmen agenda for Wednesday, but Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy said the contracts may be held for another two weeks if he does not have them in hand.

There are no issues with the contracts, he said, but it’s a matter of having them in hand before the meeting.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007


2 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Radius Workshop: The Artist’s Statement/Resume

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I-95 Accident Ties Up Traffic

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A one-car accident in the southbound lane of I-95 between exit 18 in Westport and exit 19 tied up traffic today at about 1 p.m. and sent one person to the hospital. It was one of several accidents on area roadways during a day of cool temperatures in the 40s and mostly rain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Friday, May 18, 2007

More Filming Could Come to Westport

By Jennifer Connic

As Steven Seagal filmed parts of a movie this week in Bridgeport, Westport officials are also receiving requests for filming and are looking at ways to improve the process of getting permission to do so.

First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said today he recently received two requests for filming in Westport. The director of one withdrew the request for a one-day filming, he said, but representatives from the second film will meet with him next week.

As more filming requests are coming to Connecticut and Westport, town officials are looking at ways to improve the process.

Joseloff said if someone requests to film on town property, the request can easily be approved through the Board of Selectmen.

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Family Fun Day Canceled

The United Way of Westport Weston’s Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

The event was canceled due to the forecasted rainy weather.

United Way officials said they hope to reschedule the event in the near future.

For more information, call (203) 227-1743.

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Four Sent to Hospital in Parkway Crash

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A six-car accident at about 10 a.m. today on the Merritt Parkway sent four people to Norwalk Hospital. The accident in the southbound lanes north of Exit 42 near the North Avenue overpass in Westport closed one lane of traffic on both sides of the highway for about an hour. Four vehicles had to be towed from the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers May 7-11, 2007

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period May 7-11, 2007:

Regina B. Stilwell to Tryton & Windy Hill LLC, 8 Windy Hill Road, $1,090,000WN property.jpg

James P. & Elinor U. Biggs to 74-76 Clapboard LLC, 74-76 Clapboard Hill Road, $2,300,000

Land Group Inc. to Elizabeth & Eric Beller, 4 West Ambler Road, $2,100,000

Edmund J. & Mary P. Coulson to Michael R. & Susan L. Parent, 2 Terra Nova Circle, $1,135,000

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Coastal Flood Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. early today issued a coastal flood advisory which is in effect from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday.

Widespread minor coastal flooding is expected along western Long Island Sound with the high tide cycle late this evening and overnight with tidal levels forecast to run 1 to 1.5 feet above normal, the advisory said.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

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Grim Reaper Day Today at Staples

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The Teen Awareness Group at Westport’s Staples High School hosted Grim Reaper Eve at Toquet Hall Thursday night. The group is holding its fourth annual Grim Reaper Day at Staples today. The all-day simulation highlights the fact that every 30 minutes someone in the United States is killed in an alcohol-related accident. David Pease, a Wilton parent and prevention speaker, spoke to the crowd about the gravity of the underage drinking problem in Fairfield County and how it has affected his family. The group also viewed a documentary that Staples students will view today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Friday, May 18, 2007


9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Joint Meeting Commission for Senior Services and Human Services Commission
6:30 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Artist Event: Artist’s Salon

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More Affordable Housing Requested for Saugatuck Plan

By Jennifer Connic

Tonight’s Westport Planning and Zoning Commission session focused on how many of the 22 planned residential units in a proposed Saugatuck center development should be made affordable.

Marsh Development has proposed a plan for a mix of residential, retail and office space on 12, 16, 20 Ketchum St. and 518 Riverside Ave. in a project called Saugatuck Mill. The project includes 22 residential units, and five of them would be deemed affordable as defined by state statute.

It is the second plan proposed for the area to revitalize Saugatuck Center, and the P&Z approved the first in February (See WestportNow Feb. 8). No vote was taken tonight, and a second hearing will be held.

During tonight’s public hearing, the number of units to be used as affordable housing were called into question and more units were requested.

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Group Plans Y Directors Proposal, Town Hall Meeting

By Jennifer Connic

The Y Rescue Group is planning to bring forward its own slate of candidates to take over the Westport Weston Family Y’s Board of Directors.

The group held a meeting at the Westport Public Library tonight, and invited those who have an interest in discussing alternatives to the Family Y’s proposal to the move to Camp Mahackeno. Among those attending were Y Downtown members, Representative Town Meeting members and Family Y Chief Executive Officer Helene Weir.

Win Baum, Rescue Group founder, said the process for the Family Y finding a spot for a new facility and the process to move there needs to be more transparent.

“We all have the right to see what’s going on and where this is going,” he said.

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