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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time Magazine Book Critic: “I Don’t Do Nasty Reviews” Image
Lev Grossman, author and Time Magazine senior writer and book critic today spoke about his latest book, a fantasy titled, “The Magicians,” at the Westport Public Library. Asked about how he handles reviewing a book that is bad, he replied: “I don’t really do hatchet jobs any more. I did at the beginning with humor. Those nasty reviews have been the only time I got fan mail. Now I see how an author feels when a review is very nasty so I just don’t do them.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

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Two Sailors Rescued from Long Island Sound

Two persons apparently participating in a sailboat racing regatta off Westport’s Cockenoe Island were rescued today from the rolling waters of Long Island Sound after their boat capsized, according to emergency workers on the scene.

Westport police and fire units converged on Compo Beach and the Cedar Point Yacht Club in the Saugatuck Shores area shortly before 3 p.m. after word came by radio that two sailors were in the water, the workers said. Winds were gusting in excess of 20 miles per hour at the time.

Westport police launched marine units and notified Norwalk and Fairfield departments as well as the Coast Guard, but before they could get on the scene, the two sailors were taken aboard by other boats participating in the regatta, reports from the scene said.

The sailors were not injured and did not require medical attention, according to Westport police marine units on scene.

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Eight Staples Students Named Merit Semi-Finalists Image
Eight students at Westport’s Staples High School seniors have been named semi-finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. As Merit Scholar semi-finalists, they have a chance at one of 8,200 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $36 million. Pictured are (back row, l-r): Nicholas Cion, Naveen Murali, Devin Graber, Jason Gandelman, Matthew Greenberg, and Mara Forbes; (front row, l-r) Anna Harnick and Lena Ziskin. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Maintenance Study Committee
9:30 a.m. - Westport Public Library - “Odyssey of the Mind,” Brian Wagar
Noon - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library: Lev Grossman, “The Magicians”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309-307 – Greens Farms West Parish Colonial Church Historic Preservation Ad Hoc Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Conservation Commission (live coverage cable channel 79 and
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Westport Library Board

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R. Gavin S. Anderson and running mater Kristin LaFleur thank voters tonight at Republican Party headquarters in Westport. The pair handily defeated former First Selectman Joseph P. Arcudi in today’s party primary to run against incumbent Democratic First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff and Selectman Shelly Kassen in November. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Anderson Wins Easy Victory Over Arcudi

Click here for official results (pdf).
UPDATE R. Gavin S. Anderson, the Westport Republican Party endorsed candidate for first selectman, easily defeated challenger Joseph P. Arcudi, a former first selectman, in today’s primary, according to official results. Image
Joseph P. Arcudi and R. Gavin S. Anderson: Winner says “voters have made clear their choice.”  WN photo/Contributed photo

Official Town Clerk Office results showed a 59 to 41 percent victory, 814 votes to 577, out of 1,396 votes cast, representing a 28 percent turnout of the town’s 4,974 registered Republicans.

Anderson and running mate Kristin LaFleur, a member of the Board of Education, will face incumbent Democrat Gordon F. Joseloff and running mate Shelly Kassen in November.

Arcudi and his wife Sandi went to Republican headquarters to congratulate the winners about a half hour after the polls closed at 8 p.m.

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Staples Boys Soccer Shuts Out Westhill 3-0 in Season Opener

Westport’s Staples High School boys soccer team opened its 2009 season today with a 3-0 victory over Stamford Westhill in front of a large and enthusiastic home Image
Brendan Lesch (white) splits several Westhill defenders in today’s regular season opener. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for

A first-half strike by Greg Gudis, and second-half goals by Mike White and Mikey Fitzgerald, accounted for the balanced scoring. 

Sean Gallagher, Brendan Lesch and Andrew McNair registered assists.

The Wreckers, now 1-0-0, face Harding away on Thursday (4 p.m.)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Voting Picks Up in Republican Primary Image
After a slow morning start, voting picked up in the afternoon and early evening hours in Westport’s Republican Party primary today. At King’s Highway Elementary School (above) District 2, Arlene Gertzoff, assistant registrar, said, “We had 16 in the first two hours and our total now (at 5:40 p.m.) is 125” out of 574 registrants. She said the “peak” of voter turnout began after 5 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Bedford Middle School Wins Federal Blue Ribbon Recognition

Westport’s Bedford Middle School is among eight Connecticut schools announced today as 2009 Blue Ribbon Image
Bedford Middle School, seen in this 2008 photo, was among eight Blue Ribbon Schools honored in Connecticut. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for

In, all 314 U.S. schools received the honor—264 public and 50 private schools. Bedford was one of three Connecticut public schools to win the honor. The other five were in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

The U.S. Department of Education administers the program which honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.

Bedford’s 21-page application for the honor noted that 22 of its 838 students, or 3 percent, qualified for free or reduced price meals, that 103, or 12 percent, received special education services, and that the school was 92 percent white, 5 percent Asian, 2 percent Hispanic or Latino, and 1 percent black or African-American.

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Light Turnout for Republican Primary Image
UPDATE Turnout was light today for the Westport Republican Party primary for first selectman in Westport. The party endorsed candidates R. Gavin S. Anderson and Kristin LaFleur have been challenged by former First Selectman Joseph P. Arcudi. At Coleytown Middle School, election moderator Elliott Netherton said in the first two and a half hours, 16 votes were cast in District 8 and 17 votes in District 3 polls at the school. By mid-day, 286 persons had cast votes out of almost 5,000 eligible, according to Judy Raines, Republican registrar of voters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Out to Vote Image
Westporter Neal Cohen was an early voter at Coleytown Middle School in today’s Republican Party primar for first selectman. Abut 4,900 Republicans are eligible to vote. Four years ago, about 1,200 turned out in a similar GOP primary. Polls are open until 8 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Exercising Her Constitutional Right Image
UPDATE A lone voter made her way into Westport’s Coleytown Middle School early today for today’s Republican Party primary. Turnout for the primary was reported light at all polling places, which are open until 8 p.m. Republican Registrar of Voters Judy Raines said 286 persons had voted as of mid-day and “activity was increasing.” Almost 5,000 Republicans are eligible to vote. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

6 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Polls open for Republican primary
10 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Jobseeker Special: “How to Advance Your Job Search,” Jennifer Scott
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Administrative Review Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Arts Advisory Committee
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Pageturners: “The Professor’s House” by Willa Cather
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library (middle school age and up)
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – RTM Library, Museum & Arts Committee

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Hitching a Ride With the President Image
Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) (2nd r) got a ride on Air Force One today with President Obama from New York to Washington. Himes attended the president’s economic address on Wall Street along with Congressmen Anthony Weiner (l) of New York City and Barney Frank of Massachusetts, chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Himes is a member of that committee and former Goldman Sachs investment banker. Obama’s speech on financial services industry regulation came on the one-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers collapse. Himes sent a Tweet later: “President was kind enough to offer me a lift to DC on his plane. POTUS travels well. Wondering if rude to swipe the AF1 M&Ms.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Pete Souza/White House photo

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Monday, September 14, 2009

GE’s Immelt to Y’s Women: “The Worst is Behind Us” Image
Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of Fairfield-based General Electric, told the Y’s Women of Westport Weston today that he believes the worst of the world’s financial crisis has passed.”The worst is behind us,” he said. “I think we’ve seen the depths.” Immelt said the global economy has stabilized, but at a lower level.  “Decoupling is going on, with less dependence on satisfying the needs of the United States,” he said. He spoke at Westport’s Unitarian Church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

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