Saturday, October 01, 2005
Wreckers Roll Over Harding 41-7
Senior Bryan Wrapp scampers in to score the first Staples touchdown today in the Wreckers’ 41-7 home victory over Bridgeport Harding. It was the first of two for Wrapp. Staples is now 3-0 on the season. Details here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Faces in the Crowd
In for the TD
Staples JV Cheerleaders Shine
Staples Boys Soccer Falls to New Canaan 3-0
The Staples boys soccer team appeared to have weathered the first-half New Canaan storm, but the Rams netted three goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half today to take a 3-0 victory at Albie Loeffler Field.
The visitors raised their record to 5-1-1, while the Wreckers fell to 3-2-2. Staples hosts Wilton on Thursday (4:15 p.m.).
Hundreds Take Part in Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hundreds of Westporters and residents from surrounding towns took part in today’s household hazardous waste collection day at the Westport Weston Health District on Bayberry Lane. The operation was overseen by Westport Fire Marshall Fred S. Baker. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Doing the Dog Paddle
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Staples Field Hockey Edges Trumbull 2-0
After a second loss to Wilton, the Staples field hockey team today won 2-0 in a home game against Trumbull.
Junior Lauren Mlynski (14) carries the ball down the field along with junior Libby Meyers (6) in today’s 2-0 home win over Trumhull. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Wynkoop for WestportNow.com
The first Wrecker score occurred within the first three minutes—an assisted goal by junior Blake Orban to senior tri-captain Katie Baxter. For the remainder of the first half, Staples was very active offensively and defensively.
Staples scored in the second half with an assist by freshman Brooke Donovan to junior Libby Meyers.
Staples is now 5-2 on the season, including an undefeated home record with opponents failing to score or to tie. The next home game is Monday at 3 p.m. against Fairfield Ludlowe at Ginny Parker field.
Traffic Tieup on Post Road East
The normally heavy Friday afternoon traffic was made more difficult today as work resumed on the installation of a right hand turn lane from Compo Road North onto Post Road East. The state project had been stalled for several months before today’s resumption. According to a worker at the site, the new lane will not be ready for several weeks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jonathan Thrope for WestportNow.com
Long Lots Students Walk for Hurricane Victims
Students at Westport’s Long Lots Elementay School today staged a walkathon for victims of the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes. Proceeds went to Westport’s Save the Children. Jane Mastrianni for WestportNow.com
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Westport Arts Awards Sunday to Honor Area Residents
Shirley Mellor: Honored as a “Patron of the Arts.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com
The 12th annual Westport Arts Awards Celebration Sunday at Westport Town Hall will honor area residents for their contributions to the arts.
The 2 p.m. ceremony is sponsored by the Town of Westport and its Arts Advisory Committee.
Since 1994, the committee has presented awards to area residents who have contributed significantly to the arts in four disciplines - music, theater, visual arts and literature.
Four members of the Westport-Weston communities—Gerald Levinson, David Wiltse, Stanley Bleifeld and James Naughton—will be presented Arts Achievement Awards in music, literature, the visual arts and theater, respectively.
His World’s a Stage
Tazewell Thompson, the incoming artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse, invited Playhouse subscribers to join him at the theater Thursday night. Thompson spoke to more than 200 audience members about his plans for the future and direction of the Playhouse. Attendees were given an opportunity to ask him questions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Friday, Sept. 30, 2005
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Westport Transit District Directors
CLASP Homes Hurricane Relief Drive a Success
Residents of Westport’s CLASP Homes collected relief supplies this week for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Among those taking part were (l-r) Bill O’Callaghan, Annabelle Aponte, and Allyson Portnoy. Together, they collected two truckloads. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Roll-Over Ties Up Post Road West Traffic
A roll-over accident on Westport’s Post Road West at Sylvan Road tied up traffic in the area this afternoon. It was not immediately known if there were any injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Nate Gibbons/Westport Fire Department photo
(Editor’s note: The following commentary by Westport-based writer Jessica Bram was broadcast today on WSHU-FM. Click here for the audio version.)
By Jessica Bram
The name was familiar, but I couldn’t quite place the face. Then my son David reminded me that his high school classmate Ricardo, the boy who died a week ago Saturday night falling off a Quinnipiac University third floor balcony, had been a frequent poker player at our house these last few years. Only then did I remember the dark-eyed, sweet-faced boy.
I always loved it when my sons’ high school friends gathered here for poker. They would crowd our small dining room and kitchen tables, often spilling onto the patio and back yard. When a recent New York Times article decried the dangerous rise of gambling among Westport’s privileged youth, I scoffed. Where else would I rather find my sons and their friends than safely under my own roof, with never a beer can? Heck, there was never even a girl in sight.
But best of all was the overheard repartee, the rough guffaws and the incomprehensive jabs and jokes that rattled and flew as fast as poker chips over the polished wood table. Eavesdropping from my room upstairs, it was hard not to notice how my own son’s voice would lower by about three registers, when undergoing this very male ritual. Finding Oreo crumbs and empty Gatorade bottles under the table the next morning was a small price to pay for this priceless glimpse into this wonderfully male rite of passage.
But those days of having my teenagers safely under my roof suddenly seem long in the past, now that my sons, like their friend Ricardo, have left for college. I’m frequently congratulated at having two sons smart enough to have gotten into very fine universities. But not so smart, I well know, to realize that they are not the indestructible beings that they think they are. That no matter how many times it may happen to a classmate, their car will never smack up. They can handle the beer and the rum-and-Cokes that their dorm counselors turn a blind eye to, despite their below-drinking age status. Just as I turned a blind eye to how David and his friends celebrated this summer when he turned 20 just a year short of drinking age, but oh, so adult.
Westporter Pleads Guilty in Hedge Fund Fraud
A Westport man who is the chief financial officer of the Bayou Group, the Stamford-based hedge fund involved in what federal prosecutors have described as a $300 million fraud, pleaded guilty today to four federal felony fraud charges.
Daniel E. Marino, 46, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, investment adviser fraud and a conspiracy to commit those crimes in Federal District Court in White Plains, N.Y. The maximum penalty of the most serious is 20 years in prison. (See WestportNow Aug. 29, 2005)
A short time later, the fund’s founder and chief executive, Samuel Israel III, also 46, entered a similar plea to federal charges. He admitted sending out false financial information to current and prospective investors ‘‘which made it appear that Bayou was doing better than it really was.’‘
Prosecutor Margery Feinzig said Marino helped make it appear that Bayou was earning profits on trading when it was not, and created ‘‘fictitious’’ quarterly and annual reports. Prosecutors say the fraud occurred from 1996 to 2005.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Westport Property Transfers Sept. 19-23, 2005
Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period Sept. 19-23, 2005
Michael S. and Pamela C. Bass to Walter C. and Paige K. Somol, 11 Sniffen Road, $799,000
Steven Lewis to Peter J. and Jaclyn K. Flatow, Unit 64 Regents Park, $980,000
Michael F. and Mary McGee Lesch to Nicholas M. Shields and Leila C. Jones, 168 Imperial Ave., $749,000
Westport East Real Estate LLC to Lemle Westport LLC, 500 Post Road East, $11,575,000
Vesta Development Corporation to Mark S. and Sheryl Balfan, 38 Arlen Road, $1,976,000
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005
10 a.m. – Earthplace – Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Sherwood Mill Pond Committee
8:15 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Ordinance Committee
Westport Aids Pascagoula, Miss.
A truck carrying relief supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims left Westport today for Pascagoula, Miss. Among those posing for a picture before its departure from Westport Fire Headquarters were Gordon Joseloff, editor of WestportNow and moderator of the Representative Town Meeting (5th from right), First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell (4th r), Chief Chris Ackley (3rd r), Audrey Demetres (2nd r), and Marcia Goodgame (1st r). Westporters Goodgame and Demetres initiated the aid mission and enlisted the help of Joseloff, who, in turn, put Farrell in touch with the city manager of Pascagoula. Goodgame’s husband, Dan, traveled to his native Pascagoula and arranged for city officials to coordinate the aid from Westport. Westport firefighters, led by Ackley and working through Local 1081 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, collected the supplies and donated manpower and funds for their transport. Two Westport police officers are escorting the truck. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jean Tighe for WestportNow.com
Packing Up for Hurricane Victims
Westport firefighters packed up cleaning supplies and school items today at Westport fire headquarters destined for hurricane-stricken residents of Pascagoula, Miss. A truck driven by two Westport firefighters and escorted by two Westport police officers left later for the Gulf Coast. Westport residents donated the cleaning supplies while Bedford Middle School students donated backpacks and school supplies to the effort. Norwalk elementary schoolchildren, working with the Fairfield County Labor Council, added 2,000 individual “hygiene” kits, each with a personal message of hope and support. Also contributing toys were representatives of Westport’s A Child’s Place day care. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Nate Gibbons/Westport Fire Department for WestportNow.com
Bedford Middle Schoolers Aid Hurricane Effort
Students at Westport’s Bedford Middle School lined up today to donate backpacks and supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Nate Gibbons/Westport Fire Department for WestportNow.com
For a Good Cause
Bedford Middle School students and their families collected enough suppplies to fill more than 340 backpacks and bags to be delivered to middle school students in Pascagoula, Miss. Westport Fire Department members pose with Marcia Goodgame (3rd l), whose husband, Dan, is from Pascagoula, and Bedford Principal Angela Wormser (5th l.). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com
Stamford Stuns Staples in Soccer
The Staples boys soccer team missed several golden scoring opportunities early, then Stamford took advantage of a series of defensive miscues to forge a 5-2 victory today at the Black Knights’ new turf field.
Staples narrowed the 4-0 gap with two quick second half goals, by Eric Meyer and Keaton Cristobal (both off Colin Nangle feeds), but the hosts added an insurance tally to regain the momentum.
“We win as a team, and today we lost as a team,” said head coach Dan Woog. “Now Saturday’s match—and every one from here on in—is huge.”
The Wreckers host New Canaan Saturday at 10 a.m., at Albie Loeffler Field.
Going Down: 15 Rice’s Lane
Honoring Volunteers at the Senior Center
The Westport Center for Senior Activities held a reception today for those who offer their services either volunteering to run a program, deliver home-delivered meals, serve lunch in the congregate meal program or volunteer at the reception desk. More than 40 persons attended the gathering and were greeting by Second Selectman Carl Leaman. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Pfister for WestportNow.com
Familar Face Returns to Westport Arts Center
Anne Lanford:Back at Westport Arts Center. Emily Laux for WestportNow.comBy Emily Laux
A familiar face returned this week to the Westport Arts Center as gallery director and education coordinator.
Anne Lanford took up the post Monday after a year at Harvard University’s Graduate School Education, where she earned a Masters in Education in the school’s Arts in Education program.
Before beginning her studies, Lanford had spent two years at the Center as gallery coordinator.
In her newly-defined role, Lanford is in charge of the Center’s art exhibitions and artists’ programs. She will also focus on developing its growing arts education and community outreach programs.Page 1075 of 1226 pages
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