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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Sunday Bird Watching

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A large group of herons gathered in the water near Westport’s Minuteman statue on Compo Road South today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Christine Chapman for WestportNow.com

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Easter Butterflies

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Following Easter Sunday services at Westport’s Green’s Farms Congregational Church today, several dozen Painted Lady Butterflies were released in celebration of the holiday. Many of the butterflies rested on the children’s arms or hands as they dried their wings in the bright sunshine. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Schmidt for WestportNow.com

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Last Supper Recreation

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Good Friday workshop participants at Westport’s Green’s Farms Congregational Church experienced a recreation of the Last Supper, presented by this year’s Confirmation Class. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Schmidt for WestportNow.com

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Easy Hunting

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Finding the eggs was not difficult during today’s Easter egg hunt at Westport’s Christ and Holy Trinity Church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ward French for WestportNow.com

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Rushing for the Easter Eggs

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There was a rush at the start of today’s Easter egg hunt at Westport’s Christ and Holy Trinity Church on Church Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ward French for WestportNow.com

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Easter Sunrise Service at Compo

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Today’s Easter sunrise service at Westport’s Compo Beach was well attended. The service was hosted by Saugatuck Congregational Church, Green’s Farms Congregational Church, and United Methodist Church of Westport-Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bill Balch for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Saturday Sail

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Today’s summer-like weather made for good sailing on Long Island Sound off Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Summer-Like April Day

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The calendar said April 15 but it seemed like summer today at Westport’s Compo Beach as temperatures soared into the 70s. The weather station at Bedford Middle School registered a high of 78. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Family Affair

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Three generations of the Margolis family took part in today’s weekly Saturday demonstration on Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge about the war in Iraq. Pictured are: (back row l-r) Abby Margolis Goodman, Manny Margolis, Estelle Margolis; (front row l-r) Hannah Goodman, Adam Goodman, Henry Newman, Aaron Newman (green hood), Jonah Newman, Michael Holtz (friend), and Matilda (Tillie) Margolis. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Foggy Longshore

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The drive into Westport’s Longshore Club Park during today’s early morning fog. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers April 3-7, 2006

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 3-7, 2006:

Robert W. and Alyce Sandra Smith to Madeline Nikolson, 7 Grove Point Road, $775,000WN property.jpg

Barbara Godfrey to Peter Faigl and Beverly Jean Maura, 60 Harbor Road, $1,385,000

Stanley R. Steinberg and Jenny L. Stewart to Eloise R. Johnson, 10 Brooklawn Drive, $970,000

Brett S. Reiner and Melissa Barlowe-Reiner to Lee D. Caney, 14 Dorchester Drive, $1,260,000

Robert C. Sabin and Shari Butler Schrage to Pondview Village LLC, 6A Pheasant Lane, $1,145,000

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Foggy Playground

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The playground under construction at Westport’s Compo Beach took on a surreal look during today’s early morning fog. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Special Education PTA to Hold Forum April 27

The Westport Special Education Parent Teachers Association (SEPTA) will host a forum Thursday, April 27 on challenges facing children with special needs as they move between various levels of public education.

The program, “Transitions – The Public School Years – From Preschool To High School,”  will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School and feature Westport public school administrators who oversee the transition of children with special needs.

Among the topics to be discussed will be preparing preschoolers for kindergarten, helping children adjust to the structure of elementary school, encouraging middle schoolers to develop self advocacy skills, and recommending ways parents can keep in touch with high school teachers as their children enter and progress through ninth grade.

The presentation will be held in the school library and is free and open to the public. For additional information or to make a reservation, contact Janis Fox, SEPTA Programming chair at (203)222-8485 or e-mail Westport SEPTA at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Westport Man Killed in Merritt Crash

A 46-year-old Westport man was killed Friday in a crash on the Merritt Parkway just north of the Norwalk line in Westport, state police said.

Jeffrey Bacon of Bayberry Lane was alone in his 2002 Saab when it veered off the northbound roadway and struck a tree at 2:34 p.m., police said.

Norwalk firefighters had to extricate Bacon’s body from the car, which sustained severe front-end damage. The road was wet at the time but police are not sure that was a factor.

State police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Troop G at (203)696-2500.

Bacon was associated with New York-based Jeffrey Bacon Architects.

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State Police Honor Westport Firefighters

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State Police honored two Westport firefighters this week with a Commissioners Recognition Award for their actions in rescuing a person from a flaming motor vehicle crash on the Merritt Parkway, April 29, 2005. Off-duty firefighters Brian Meadows (2nd l) and Jeff Gootman (3rd l) were nominated for the award by Trooper Chris Tanner (l). Also present at a ceremony at the State Police Academy in Meriden were Assistant Chief Larry Conklin (r) as well as union president Gary Marks and Chief Christopher Ackley, not pictured. Contributed photo

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Playhouse, Arts Center, Levitt Receive State Grant

The Westport Country Playhouse, the Westport Arts Center, and Westport’s Levitt Pavilion were among 94 state art organizations that received state funding today.

The Playhouse will receive $9,650.41, the Arts Center will receive $7,262.15, and the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts will receive $4,681.09. A total of $732,000 was distributed to the arts organizations throughout the state.

The money will come from the state Arts Endowment Fund.

“We continue to strengthen the arts in Connecticut and make artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors,” Gov. M. Jodi Rell said in a press statement. “These groups do tremendous work on behalf of the arts every day.

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Earthplace to Celebrate Earth Day

Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center will host its annual Earth Festival Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a variety of activities including a live animal program with a black bear cub, alligator and golden eagle, music,  a bird of prey demonstration, and a puppet parade.

Earth Festival guests will also have a sneak peek at Natureplace, the new indoor nature experience at Earthplace, and there will be tours all day.

Earth Festival will be held rain or shine, and the first 25 families will receive a gift. Admission is $7 per person. If you bring an old cell phone or printer cartridge for recycling, you will receive $1 off admission. There is one discount per person.

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Tax Forms Available at Library

Last minute tax filers can pick up the necessary forms to fill our their 2005 federal and state tax returns at the Westport Public Library.

In addition to the hard forms and reproducible copies, the library also has online access to the forms at its Web site.

Traditionally tax filers have until April 15 to complete and send tax forms, but this year the deadline falls on a Saturday. As a result the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has pushed back the filing deadline until Monday.

The library is open today 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sunday due to the holiday.

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Schools to Screen “At-Risk” Preschoolers

Westport Public Schools will conduct a screenings to identify preschool children who are “at risk” for learning under the federal and local Title I eligibility criteria.

The Title I screening process considers the child’s motor, cognition and language development.

The free screening is open only to Westport residents whose children are three years old before July 1, and they will be held by appointment only on Friday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Coleytown Elementary School.

The review takes approximately 45 minutes for each child.

Residents interested in a screening should call Stephanie Fredericks at (203) 341-1712 to set up an appointment.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 59 North Ave.

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A demolition application has been submitted for a house at 59 North Ave., Westport. The house, near the main entrance to Staples High School, has a “for sale” sign out front. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Gently Floating

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A dinghy floated gently on Westport’s Old Mill Pond Thursday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday, April 14, 2006


Good Friday - Westport public schools closed
Westport Town Hall normal hours, no public meetings scheduled

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Westport Bank Robbed

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The Hudson United Bank branch on Post Road West was robbed for the second time in little more than two years. WestportNow.com photo

The branch of Hudson United Bank at 420 Post Road West was hit shortly after 5:30 p.m.

It was not immediately known how much money was taken.

Police broadcast an alert to neighboring communities about the robbery, the second at a Westport bank in just over a month and the second at the same branch in little more than two years.

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Town Officials Prepare for Drill

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Hundreds of volunteers will gather at Bedford Middle School next week as emergency workers from Westport, Weston and Wilton test the area’s plans to distribute medicine to large number of people in an emergency.

Westport-Weston Health District Director Sue Jacozzi told a Westport Town Hall media briefing today that it is one of seven drills being held throughout the state on Wednesday, and it will take place 10-2 p.m.

More than 250 volunteers will be helping with the actual clinic, she said, and another 300-400 people will serve as “patients” for the drill.

If more people want to participate as a “patient” in the drill, she said, they are welcome to come to Bedford during the exercise.

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Preparing for Drill

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Officials from Westport, Weston and Wilton briefed the media today on plans for next Wednesday’s drill at Westport’s Bedford Middle School testing distribution of medications to area residents in a health emergency. Attending the meeting at Westport Town Hall were (l-r) Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, Sue Jacozzi, director of the Westport Weston Health District, and Wilton First Selectman Bill Brennan. Hundreds of volunteers will take part in the drill, one of seven being held statewide on the same day.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jennifer Connic for WestportNow.com

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Almost Like Summer

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Summer is still more than two months away, but some sun worshippers are already in the swing for the season with the warm weather today at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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An Energy Policy for Connecticut

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Northeast Utilities Chairman Charles W. Shivery spoke about the need for an energy policy in Connecticut during today’s Y’s Men of Westport/Weston session. Northeast Utilities is helping develop energy strategies that could make it easier for state officials to control energy prices. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 9 Ferry Lane East

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An application has been submitted to demolish the house at 9 Ferry Lane East in Westport. It sold last month for $1.4 million. Ferry Lane East is off of Compo Road South near the railroad overpass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Northeast Utilities Chairman to Speak to Y’s Men Today

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Northeast Utilities Chairman Charles W. Shivery to speak on the future of energy in Connecticut. Contributed photo
Charles W. Shivery, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Utilities (NU), will speak to the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston today.

His topic is “Connecticut Needs A Comprehensive Energy Policy.”

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Saugatuck Congregational Church on Post Road East.

He will talk about NU’s active participation in developing energy strategies that could allow the state to have more control over decisions that affect consumer costs for electricity.

NU has recommended six actions that should be part of a comprehensive Connecticut energy policy—including its $3 billion investment in distribution and transmission over the next five years that is already under way, more than doubling conservation programs and a hybrid energy supply market model that could include some utility-owned generation.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Spring Sailing

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Sailboats float off the coast near Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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