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Monday, December 04, 2006

Storm Clouds Gather

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Gathering storm clouds made for a dramatic sunset Sunday off of Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Talking Transportation: Old Cars, New Cars

By Jim Cameron

Special to WestportNow

New rail cars are on their way, slowly, for Metro-North commuters in Connecticut. 

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If all keeps to plan, the ribbon cutting ceremony for the first car will be three years from now.  But, delivered at a slow but steady rate, it will be 2010 or 2011 before you’ll probably ride in a shiny new M8 car with any consistency—and pay a buck more per ride for the privilege.

But now there’s discussion of ordering more M8 cars by diverting money from the “CSR Program” that’s rehabilitating the oldest cars in the fleet.  That’s a terrible idea, and here’s why.

Remember the winter of 2003 when the lethal combination of granular snow and weeks of sub-freezing temperatures pretty much ground the railroad to a halt?

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Moon Watching

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A couple of youngsters at Westport’s Compo Beach playground paused long enough Sunday to admire an almost full moon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Monday, Dec. 4, 2006


11 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Ordinance Committee
7 p.m. – Staples High School Cafeteria – Board of Education
7 p.m. - Spyglass Restaurant - First Night Volunteers Party
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Golf Advisory Committee

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Westport Property Transfers Nov. 20-24,  2006

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 20-24,  2006:

Robert and Lynn Sachs to Thomas G. Waller, 33 Clinton Ave., $620,000WN property.jpg

MBMVest LLC to Fyber Development LLC, 11 West Branch Road, $1,200,000

Margaret Kelly Murray to Andrew J. and Joanne B. Weidhaas, 292 North Ave., $3,350,000

Karen A. Schomp Est. to Daniel I. Malasky, 21 Clinton Ave., $560,000

Bobra S. Harris to William R. Harris Jr., 109 Wilton Road, $500,000

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Sunday Skating That Was Picture Perfect

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Following today’s Westport Police Athletic League holiday party at the Inn at Longshore, many youngsters and their families headed over to the PAL ice rink at Longshore. It was a perfect picturesque Sunday afternoon for skating. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Steady as She Goes (With a Little Help)

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Among those enjoying themselves today at the PAL ice rink at Westport’s Longshore Club Park was this youngster just learning to skate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Westport Community Band Performs in Stamford

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Visitors to the Stamford Town Center today heard holiday music courtesy of the Westport Community Band. Their sound could be heard throughout the mall with many people taking time from shopping to sit or to stand at the balconies overlooking the orchestra and enjoy the performance. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Getting a Lift from Santa

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Westport’s Police Athletic League held its annual holiday party today at the Inn at Longshore. Maria Rose, 5, of Westport was among those who had a lift and a visit with Santa. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Look for a Snow Dusting Monday

The National Weather Service said today a storm moving up the East Coast will produce a wintry mix of precipitation across New York City and nearby surrounding suburbs, including Westport.

The precipitation will begin as a period of rain or a mixture of rain and snow late tonight. By around sunrise on Monday, enough cold air will filter into the region to change the precipitation over to snow, an advisory said.

Light snow is then expected to fall until late Monday morning. with dry weather Monday afternoon.

With temperatures forecast to be above freezing during the snowfall, coupled with the recent mild weather we have been experiencing, any snow accumulation is expected to occur only on grassy and colder surfaces. nd not on concrete and paved surfaces.

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Shoes Off for House Tour

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Shoes were off at the 20th Annual Holiday House Tour today sponsored by the Westport Historical Society.  Among the homes on the tour was this one at 3 Evergreen Ave., which is listed on the town’s historic register. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Holiday Cooking Lesson

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A sold-out crowd attended a holiday hors d’oeuvres cooking class at Westport’s Zest restaurant Saturday hosted by chef Pietro Scotti. The event was part of the festivities leading to today’s Westport Historical Society 20th Annual Holiday House Tour. Scotti will also be whipping up signature appetizers at an “After Tour Soiree.” Tour tickets can be purchased today at the Society beginning at 8 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006


11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Westport Historical Society - Holiday house tour
Noon - 3 p.m. - Inn at Longshore - Westport Police Athletic League children’s holiday party
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Holiday book sale
1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “A Christmas Carol”
2 p.m. - Staples High School - Westport Academy of Dance presents “Nutcracker”
4 p.m. - Pequot Library, Southport - Wesport Arts Center presents “Jazz to the Max: Bill Churlap”

 

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Disappointment

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Disappointment is evident on the faces of Staples Coach Marce Petroccio and his players following a 28-26 Wrecker loss tonight to Bunnell of Stratford for the Class L football championship. The game was played at West Haven High School.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Gaining Ground

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Staples senior Alex Lebow gains ground in tonight’s Class L championship game against Bunnell at West Haven. Lebow had 16 carries for 130 yards in the game that saw Bunnell take a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Cheers for a Staples Touchdown

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Staples supporters cheer as the Wreckers score a touchdown in the fourth quarter tonight to narrow Bunnell’s lead to 28-26 in the Class L state championship at West Haven. The Wreckers were unable, however, to score on a two-point conversion and the Bulldogs prevailed by that score as the clock ran out. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Eric Goldschmidt for WestportNow.com

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Eluding the Tackle

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Bunnell quarterback Steve Smith eludes a tackle by Staples junior Josh Kozel (42) as Andrew Kennedy (15) looks on during tonight’s 28-26 Wreckers loss to the Bulldogs of Stratford in the Class L championship game at West Haven. Smith threw four touchdown passes and intercepted a potential game-tying two-point conversion play with 4:01 remaining to lift Bunnell to victory over the two-time defending champions. More than 5,000 watched the contest at Ken Strong Stadium. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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In the Clear

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Staples junior Colin O’Shea gets by Bunnell’s Hopeton Quarrie in tonight’s state Class L championship game at West Haven. O’Shea scored two touchdowns and ran for 96 yards in the upset win by the Bulldogs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Coach P: “We Had Opportunities But Didn’t Cash In”

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Staples Coach Marce Petroccio talks to the press following tonight’s 28-26 upset win by Bunnell of Stratford. He said Bunnell quarterback Steve Smith was a key factor in the loss. “The kid just played a great game tonight,” he said. “We just didn’t have answers for him tonight. He’s just a great high school football player. We had our opportunities but we didn’t cash in. But I’m proud of what we did. It’s not easy leaving here with a loss, but that’s the way it is.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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One-Man Wrecking Squad

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Bunnell quarterback Steve Smith (12) became a one-man wrecking squad tonight as he fired four touchdown passes in the 28-26 win over Staples. Andrew Kennedy (15) looks on. Smith,  a 6-foot, 195-pounder, completed 11 of 20 passes with no interceptions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Library Holiday Book Sale Underway

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The Westport Public Library’s fifth annual holiday book sale got underway today. It continues Sunday 1-5 p.m. on the library’s riverwalk level. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Getting Santa’s Ear

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Santa Claus made an appearance today at Patagonia on Westport’s Post Road East.  His first visitor was Jacob Waldman, 2 1/2, of Weston who gave Santa his Christmas wish list. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Learning About the McLaury House

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The Westport Historic District Commission (HDC) hosted an open house today to enhance public awareness of the restoration plans for the town-owned historic Emily McLaury House at 99 Myrtle Ave., opposite the Westport Historical Society. The commission is seeking Board of Finance (BOF) and Representative Town Meeting (RTM) approval of funds to restore the building to its original appearance and rehabilitate the interior in a historically sensitive manner. Pictured are HDC member Morley Boyd (r) answeromg questions from (l-r) Selectman Bob Lasprorgato, RTM member Joanne Davidson, BOF member Helen Garten, RTM member Dr. Lisa Rome and BOF member Charlie Haberstroh.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Affordable Housing Summit Panelists Named

Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff has announced details of a “Citizens Summit on Affordable Housing” on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium.WestportNow.com ImageWestportNow.com Image
Selected: Dr. Floyd Lapp (l) and Rick Redniss are among panelists. Contributed photos

The meeting, which will be televised live on the town’s government access channel 79, will include a panel discussion with four experts on housing issues as well as an opportunity for audience comment and questions, he said.

The first selectman had earlier disclosed plans for the meeting but did not name the participants. (See WestportNow Nov. 20, 2006)

“I invite all Westporters and others to educate ourselves on how we can address the pressing need for affordable housing for seniors, young people, first-time homebuyers, and moderate-income earners including our police officers, firefighters, teachers and other municipal workers,” Joseloff said.

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Merritt Parkway Accident Backs Up Traffic

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Southbound traffic on the Merritt Parkway near exit 41 in Westport was backed up this morning by a rollover accident. Westport firefighters said a Shelton man escaped serious injury when his Jeep rolled over after hitting a tree. He told state police he was cut off by another vehicle. The driver, who suffered facial cuts and abrasions, was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. Assistant Chief Robert Kepchar said the driver was wearing his seatbelt and the car’s airbags deployed, contributing to his relatively minor injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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