Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Seventh grader Sage Vousse (l) introduces today’s state recognition ceremony at Bedford Middle School to the school’s “Bedford A.M. (BAM)” television audience. Students broadcast live the event in which state legislators recognized Bedford’s federal selection as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School. (See WestportNow Sept. 15, 2009) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A banner across Westport’s Main Street reminds residents that Westport’s annual Halloween Parade will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. on Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – PIC Downtown Plan Subcommittee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Arts Advisory Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Aggregate: Art and Architecture—a Brutalist Remix”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”
Noon - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library: Janis Abrahms Spring, “Life with Pop”
6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 307 – Area 9 Cable Council
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Conservation Commission
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - League of Women Voters debate: Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Jobseeker Special: “Networking ... Connecting People and Jobs”
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Candidates for Westport Selectman met to debate environmental issues tonight at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. Pictured (l-r) are Democrats Shelly Kassen and Gordon F. Joseloff; write-in candidate John Izzo, independent; Matthew Mandell, moderator, and Republicans R. Gavin S. Anderson and Kristin LaFleur. The candidates will meet again Wednesday night in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westport at 7 p.m. at Westport Town Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Tonight’s selectman candidates debate at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center attracted many young people, .including members of Club Green at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Goalkeeper Michael McCarthy was the man of the match today for the Staples High School boys soccer team. The senior goalkeeper turned away several sure goals in the first half, spurring the Wreckers on to a 3-0 shutout in Greenwich.
Staples Goalkeeper Michael McCarthy comes out strongly to save, in the first half at Greenwich. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for WestportNow.com
Staples is now 12-0-0 in FCIAC play (12-1-0 overall). The Cardinals, who entered the game with only one loss, drop to 8-2-2.
Only three regular season matches remain, before FCIAC and state tournament play. The Westporters host St. Joseph Thursday (4 p.m., Loeffler Field).
The first goal, midway through the opening half, began with Matteo Marzoli’s 50-yard free kick. Brendan Lesch, positioned perfectly in the box, back-headed Marzoli’s long ball past the keeper.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Various officials including the Flood and Erosion Control Board and the Historic District Commission will review an application to acquire a permit to demolish the house at 200 Hillspoint Road in Westport’s Compo Mill Cove area. Built in 1953, the 1 1/2-story Cape Cod house has 1,469 square feet and is situated on a .14-acre property opposite the site of the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve. The property last changed ownership in April 2004 at $925,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
This coyote was spotted today on Woody Lane, off of Westport’s Cross Highway. Michelle DiMaio for WestportNow.com
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, tonight will host a “Candidate Forum on the Environment” involving candidates for first and second selectman of Westport
Participating in the 7:30 p.m. session will be Democrat Gordon F. Joseloff, Republican R. Gavin S. Anderson, and write-in candidate John Izzo, unaffiliated. Second selectman candidates are Democrat Shelly Kassen and Republican Kristin LaFleur.
The question and answer session will focus solely on environmental issues and will be moderated by Earthplace Trustee Matthew Mandell.
“This is a great opportunity for voters to hear what these candidates have to say about issues ranging from open space, to water quality, to alternate energy and more,” said Mandell, who is also a member of Westport’s Representative Town Meeting.
“There’s been a lot of somber news and frayed nerves lately, so when my good friend, Jim George, asked if I wanted to help him launch a Web site designed to make people smile, I jumped at the chance,” said Bruce Kasanoff, a veteran of interactive and direct marketing.
“Jim is an ex-Disney animator, and probably one of the most talented character designers in the world. He’s been at this for a few decades, and unlike most designers can draw in just about any style.”
Kasanoff, who is stepping down next month as a member of Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission, said the new effort is called DrawtheDog.com.
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