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Friday, September 21, 2007

Westport Honors Young Woman’s League

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Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff today presented the Westport Young Woman’s League with the Service to Older Adults Award in a ceremony at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. The organization was honored for its dedicated effective and generous service, “particularly its devotion to improving the quality of life for older adults in our community.” Accepting on behalf of the League was its president, Sandy Morrison (at microphone). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 10 Colonial Road

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An application is in process for a permit to demolish the house at 10 Colonial Road between Post Road East and the Green’s Farms Congregational Church. The 1955-built one-story ranch is 1,298 square feet and is on a 0.28-acre property. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Worker Rescued from Rooftop

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A worker who collapsed on the roof of Westport’s Green’s Farms Academy today was brought down by Westport firefighters and later hospitalized. Westport firefighters responding to the 10:18 a.m. incident lowered the worker in a basket and turned him over to Westport EMS for transport. Other workers said the man had collapsed and was not very responsive prior to the Fire Department’s arrival. There was no word on his condition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Rell to Veto State Bonding Package

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said today she will veto the $3.2 billion bond package passed Thursday over her objections. The package included $1.85 million for Westport projects. (See WestportNow story earlier today)

“The bonding bill passed by the legislature is well-intentioned, but taken together it is simply unaffordable for the people of Connecticut,” Rell said. “Connecticut is already deeply in debt.”

The governor called a special session of the General Assembly for Wednesday to pass bond authorizations necessary to local school construction projects, which are heavily reimbursed by the state.

“We have the third-highest bonded debt, per person, of any American state,” Rell said. “We have the third-highest debt – yet we live in the nation’s third-smallest state. We are on the wrong end of this seesaw, and we have to get off.”

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Winslow Park Scene

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A visitor to Westport’s Winslow Park Thursday found a tennis ball to be plenty of amusement. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Bonding Package Includes $1.85 Million for Westport

State lawmakers Thursday night approved a controversial $3.2 billion bond package that includes $1.85 million for Westport projects.

The bill authorizes $1 million for the Levitt Pavilion, $600,000 for the Westport Historical Society, and $250,000 for The Saugatuck senior housing project, according to Rep. Joe Mioli of Westport, a Democrat.

The Senate approved the bonding package on a 21-12 vote that fell along party lines. The House passed the bill on a mostly party-line 84-38 vote shortly before midnight.

Opponents, mostly Republicans, spent much of the night criticizing the bonding package for making too many financial promises that the state can’t keep or afford.

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River View

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The view across the Saugatuck River Thursday near the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday, September 21, 2007


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Stalking Suburbia + Looking Inward, Looking Out
10 a.m. – Center for Senior Activities – Commission for Senior Services
2:30 p.m. - Westport Police Headquarters - Promotion Ceremony
3 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples football vs. Harding

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Hoot Owls Help Mark Y’s Men 30th Anniversary

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The Hoot Owls, a song group of the Y’s Men of Westport Weston, performed before an audience of 400 members and invited family members at the group’s 30th anniversary celebration today at the Saugatuck Congregational Church. The bash was held both indoors and outdoors at the church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Signs of Fall

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There were signs of fall today at the Westport Farmers Market at the Westport Country Playhouse. Fall officially begins Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Marina Sunset

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With only a few days to go before the official start of fall, the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach still was packed today with pleasure boats ready to ply the waters of Long Island Sound. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Woman’s Club Holds Tea and Fashion Show

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Members and guests of the Westport Woman’s Club held a tea and fashion show Wednesday in the newly redecorated auditorium of the club house on Imperial Avenue. Clothing for the models featured Sigrid Olsen and jewelry was from Sconset Fine Jewelry and Gifts. In conjunction with the club’s 100th anniversary, the tea was dedicated to the memory of Ina Bradley, who in 1945 obtained the club house building. Major recipients of the net proceeds of the event are Necessities and the Center for Women & Families. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Town Hall Ball Field Given All Clear

Tests on a ball field behind Westport Town Hall closed because of possible lead contamination have come back negative, the Westport Weston Health District said today.

“Results show that the ball field is safe and that there was no lead contamination,” said Sue Jacozzi, director. “No remediation is needed.”

Signs saying “Field Closed” were removed from the field this morning after the District received tests showing no contamination.

The ball field was closed Sept. 11 after paint containing lead was sanded from the exterior of a home on nearby Evergreen Avenue without proper precautions.

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In Flight

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An egret takes flight Wednesday over the Saugatuck River in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, September 20, 2007


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Stalking Suburbia + Looking Inward, Looking Out
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Pageturners Book Discussion: “The Glass Castle,” a memoir by Jeannette Walls
6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Planning and Zoning Commission anticipated executive session
7 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Kids’ Family Film Classics - “Charlotte’s Web” (1972)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)

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Staples Boys Scoccer Suffers First Loss

The Staples boys soccer team paid dearly for a poor first half today at Loeffler Field. 

St. Joseph withstood a furious second half assault, and rode two early goals to a 2-0 victory. 

The loss drops the Wreckers to 3-1 on the season.  This Friday, they face Darien away, at 3 p.m.

“Of course we’re disappointed, but also determined,” said head coach Dan Woog.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Parks & Rec Announces Adaptive Rec Opportunities

The Westport Parks and Recreation Department said today it is accepting registration for its Adaptive Recreation programs for the fall and winter. 

Programs include bowling, rock climbing, ice skating, introduction to basketball and Connecticut Connections’ events. 

Adaptive Recreation opportunities are designed to help participants who are challenged to have a positive and successful leisure experience. 

These programs have been carefully modified to provide a safe and supportive environment where children can learn and practice both program and personal skills, the department said in a news release.

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Sybil Says: Best Books of 2007

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Westporter Sybil Steinberg, who edited the book review section of Publishers Weekly for several decades and is now a contributing editor, shared her list of 32 of the best new books of 2007 today at the Westport Public Library. It was announced the book chosen for Westport Reads next year will be “The Wizard of Oz.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Compo Scene

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The scene at sunset Tuesday near the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Stalking Suburbia + Looking Inward, Looking Out
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – Work Force Senior Housing Committee
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
Noon - Westport Public Library - Best New Books of 2007, Sybil Steinberg
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Westport Conservation Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Library Board of Trustees

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Beach Ride

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A youngster had fun riding his bicycle in the sand at water’s edge today at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Dragon on a String

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Westporter Tom Bennett, a sculptor and inventor, took advantage of perfect weather conditions at Westport’s Compo Beach today for the maiden flight of his kite, a birthday gift from his girlfriend, Peggy. Bennett aptly named his kite “Dragon Boy.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Merritt Backup in Westport Was Security Drill

State police and federal authorities conducted a homeland security drill today that caused a traffic backup on the Merritt Parkway in Westport and left many motorist wondering about the delay.

Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman, said the drill was conducted to test new equipment and communications between various municipal, state and federal agencies.

The drill was conducted near Exit 41 in Westport on the southbound side of the parkway at about 11 a.m. and continued for about two hours.

There was a long line of traffic as state police and men wearing camouflage reduced the roadway to one lane and appeared to be checking vehicles.

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Going Down: 4 Elizabeth Drive

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The house at 4 Elizabeth Drive off Old Road in Westport was demolished today. Built in 1955, the 1,168-square feet split-level was situated on a 0.64-acre property. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Sept. 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Cartoon Legacy Exhibit Opens Sunday at Historical Society

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Brian Walker of Wilton adjusts one of his framed Hi and Lois cartoon series in preparation for Sunday’s opening of the Westport Historical Society exhibit, A Cartoon Legacy. It feaures local artists who pioneered newspaper and comic book characters. Brian’s father, Mort Walker, a Stamford resident, created and launched the Beatle Bailey comic strip in 1950. The public is invited to a 2 p.m. reception. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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