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Monday, April 05, 2010

New Look at Compo Image
New trash receptacles at Westport’s Compo Beach are intended to promote recycling. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Spring Colors Image
Spring colors are evident at Taylor Floral Arts, 240 Post Road East in Westport. Temperatures again reached into the 70s in Westport today with more of the same forecast for Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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Connecticut Pays a High Price for Tax Breaks

By Keith M. Phaneuf

Planning to attend a concert? Be prepared to pay the state admissions tax - unless the performance is held at the New Haven Coliseum, Ocean Beach Park in New London, or one of a few other select venues. Image

Looking to store something? If it’s a boat, you’re in luck—no tax. If it’s furniture, add the state’s 6 percent to the bill.

Commercial parking lots and garages have been subject to sales tax for nearly two decades now, but not valet parking at airports.

Connecticut has more than $5.3 billion worth of exemptions, credits and other tax breaks on its books, including more than $3 billion on its sales tax alone, according to a new report from the legislature’s Office of Fiscal Analysis.

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Play With Your Food Plays Fairfield on Tuesday Image
Several Westport actors will be featured in Tuesday’s Play With Your Food lunchtime theater program at the Fairfield Theatre Company, including Brian Carter (c). PWYF begins at noon with a buffet lunch by Shelly’s ‘What’s Cooking’ Cafe, followed by professional actors reading five short plays and taking questions afterward until 1:30 p.m. Program information and tickets can be found at Rehearsing with Brian are Fairfield’s Susan Vanech (l) and PWYF Artistic Director Carole Schweid (r). Not pictured are Westport-based actors Melody James and Gary Betsworth. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Easter Portrait Image
Some visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach on Sunday worked on an Easter portrait. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Monday, April 5, 2010

8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Westport/Weston Health District - Wellness Clinic, adults and children
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Modern: When Cool Was Hot!”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Divine Comedy: Drawings by R. Crumb & Roz Chast”
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Public Library - “Drawing on Location,” Elaine Clayton (Grades K+)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Environment Committee
7 p.m. – Staples High School, Room 333 – Board of Education Executive Session
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education (televised on channel 78)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Golf Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Health & Human Services Committee
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library: Anne Lutz Fernandez, “Carjacked”

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Westport Sketchbook: Along the Saugatuck Image
Westport artist and illustrator Elaine Clayton took her sketchbook to Westport’s center on this Easter Sunday where she watched people along the Saugatuck River as trees began to bloom. See more of her work at (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elaine Clayton for


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Firefighters Quickly Douse Garage Fire

Westport firefighters today quickly extinguished flames which erupted in a pile of oil-stained rags in a detached garage on Kings Highway South.

Assistant Chief Larry Conkling said the department responded to a 5:40 p.m. 911 call of a fire in a garage at 46 Kings Highway South.

He said the fire was contained to a pile of oil-stained rags and a few cans of stain. Personal items were damaged by heat and smoke, he said.

The Fire Department reminded residents that they should use extreme caution when performing maintenance on outdoor furniture and decks and discarding oil-based finish and linseed oil-soaked rags.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Bonnet Image
Among visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach today were Westporters (l-r) Pegeen Rubinstein, Susan Malloy, in her bright Easter bonnet, and David Rubinstein. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Easter at Compo Image
Easter Sunday seemed like a summer Sunday for visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Easter Sunday Walk Image
Westport’s Hillspoint Road was crowded today with Easter Sunday walkers enjoying the sunny skies and summer-like temperatures in the 70s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


04/04/10 11:26 PM Comments () • Permalink

Out for a Run Image
Saturday’s sunny weather and temperatures in the mid-60s drew walkers and joggers to Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Sunday, April 4, 2010 - Easter Sunday

Westport Public Library and Arts Center closed in observance of Easter

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Off to National Championships Image
The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat National Team left today for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where it will compete in the 2010 YMCA Short Course National Championships. Nine Water Rats make up this year’s National Team, including five rookies and four returning members. The rookies continued the Water Rat tradition of wearing Easter Bunny ears throughout the trip from the Family Y to Florida. The Water Rat National Team includes (girls row)(: Helene Neuhaus (rookie), Karen Chu and Molly Loftus; (boys row): Cory Bacon, Matt Knapik (rookie), Sean Greer (rookie), Gannon Davis (rookie), Nathaniel Boley and Matt Wisher (rookie). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Twilight View Image
A twilight view of the Westport Public Library as seen from across the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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