Saturday, March 21, 2009
At least one Westport resident is among American International Group employees who have received subpoenas from Connecticut officials looking into bonuses paid by the insurance company that were funded with federal bailout money.
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and the Legislature’s Banks Committee subpoenaed AIG Chief Executive Officer Edward Liddy and 13 Connecticut employees who benefited from the $165 million in bonuses that drew outrage across the nation this week.
The lawmakers are demanding the employees from AIG’s Financial Product’s office in Wilton appear at a committee hearing Thursday in Hartford to answer questions about the bonuses.
The Westport resident, whose identity is not being published by WestportNow, has hired a private security company to provide additional security around the resident’s home, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Westport police said today they had arrested a 21-year-old Wilton man who worked as a lifeguard at the Westport Weston Family Y on charges of public indecency and risk of injury to a minor.
Joshua Wang was arrested following a complaint from the Y that he was observed several times exposing and fondling himself in a locker room, said Lt. David Kassay. The Y fired him on March 6 following the complaint, he said.
During an interview, Wang attributed his actions to an existing medical condition, Kassay said. At no time did he approach any youth in the locker room, he said.
Wang was contacted about the active warrant for his arrest and turned himself in, Kassay said. He was released on a $1,000 bond for a court date of March 30 at Norwalk Superior Court.
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period March 2 - 6, 2009:
First Connecticut Capital LLC to Jean-Marie Cuillerot and Fredrique Gugnon, 12 Mills Street, $900,000
Axis Point Cross Highway Assoc. LLC to Richard Parower, 2 Whippoorwill Lane, $2,100,000
Christine Silver to Jennifer Dewis, 30 Hillandale Road, $1,447,500
Kenneth Gayron to Michael and Lisa Mis, 51 Center St., $1,537,500
UPDATE A Westport woman was pronounced dead at Norwalk Hospital today following a one-car crash on Warnock Drive off Easton Road. Emergency workers said a passerby told them the car suddenly veered off the road and crashed into a tree, suggesting the driver may have had a medical condition which contributed to the accident. Police identified the woman as Judith S. Holland, 63, of Warnock Drive and said the medical examiner will investigate the cause of death. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Westport emergency workers tend to a 63-year-old Westport woman whose car crashed into a tree today on Warnock Drive off Easton Road. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police identified her as Judith S. Holland of Warnock Drive and said the medical examiner will investigate the cause of death. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Some tickets are still available for tonight’s Club Barcelona, a fun-filled Mediterranean-themed celebration to benefit Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts to be held at the Inn at Longshore at 7 p.m. The gala includes tapas and wine bars, buffet supper, entertainment, auctions, and dancing in the Club Barcelona discothèque, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, Southport. The price is $125 per person. To charge tickets by phone, call: 226-7600, or visit the Pavilion’s Web site for additional details. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic
The Westport Country Playhouse Thursday night hosted a reception for about 60 guests, mostly representing Connecticut- based “live” theaters. For many it was their first visit to the Playhouse, and they went on guided tours of the recently rebuilt structure. Pictured (l-r) are Pat Blaufuss, public relations director; Michael Ross, managing director; Anne Keefe, board member; Mark Lamos, artistic director, and Ann Sheffer, board member. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
7:44 a.m. - Northern Hemisphere - Vernal Equinox: Spring begins
9 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Commission for Senior Services
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The Art of the Birdhouse”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Preemptive Resistances”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Second Edition,” altered books by artists from Greens Farms Academy
7 p.m. - The Inn at Longshore - “Club Barcelona” Friends of the Levitt Pavilion Annual Winter Gala
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Taber Onthank w/ Matt Livigni, Emily Elbert, Ian Walsh, and Captain Coconut
7:30 p.m. - Staples High School Black Box Theatre - Staples Players, “12 Angry Men”
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Guests gathered tonight on Westport’s Main Street for the seventh annual Birdhouse Stroll through downtown to preview birdhouses created for the 14th annual Project Return Birdhouse Auction to be held at the Inn at Longshore on Friday, April 3. Project Return, 124 Compo Road North, is a temporary home for teenage girls where more than 125 residents have been helped since its inception in 1986. The stroll was sponsored by Brooks Brothers, Brooks Brothers Women and Williams-Sonoma. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Westport Weston Family Y tonight kicked off its 2009 Strong Kids annual fund raising campaign to provide financial aid so families and individuals can participate fully in Y programs. Last year, the effort raised almost $150,000 so the Y could grant almost $200,000 in aid. Among those addressing the event at the Westport Inn was Harold Kamins, past president of ABC (A Better Chance) of Westport. Kamins told attendees how ABC clients have benefited through the Strong Kids fund. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Thursday, March 19, 2009
A large crowd was on hand today for a Westport Town Hall memorial service for Leonard Rovins, the town’s longtime labor counsel and a nationally known expert on management labor law in the private and public sectors who died Feb. 18 at the age of 93. (See WestportNow Feb. 18, 2009) First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff called Rovins “an iconic figure” in Westport’s history for his more than 50 years of service to the community, including stints on the Board of Education and other town bodies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A joint Westport police and fire color guard paid tribute today at a Town Hall memorial service for the late Leonard Rovins, a longtime Westporter who served for many years as the town’s chief labor negotiator. The retired U.S Army colonel, who also served many years on the Board of Education and Recreation Commission, died Feb. 18 at the age of 93. Grandson Michael (l) and son Arthur look on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Staples Players production of the jury room drama, “12 Angry Men,” opens tonight in the Staples High School Black Box Theater. Pictured (l-r) are Noah Witke, Peter Molesworth, Chris McNiff (back to camera), Whitney Andrews, Zoe Apoian, Riley Andrews, Max Stampa-Brown, Alex Wismer, Hannah Shaffer, Glenn Leo (partially obstructed) and Max Samuels. The production runs for eight performances over the next two weekends. To purchase tickets online visit www.staplesplayers.com or call 341-1310 for more information. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westport’s ban on plastic bags for retail checkout use officially went into effect today. Now all shoppers have to do is remember to take their reusable bags with them as they leave their car to enter a store. To help out, the Westport Public Library has decals available at the circulation desk which residents can place on their car to remind them to bring their own bags. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
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