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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Today is 25th Anniversary of Westport Emergency Shelter

By The Rev. Peter Powell

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The Rev. Peter Powell: “Resources are stretched.” IHA photo
Today is the 25th anniversary of the opening of an emergency shelter in Westport.

The Westport Emergency Shelter opened in the Vigilant Firehouse on Christmas Eve, 1984.

Many people were instrumental in making this happen.  Our first fulltime employee, the late Boscoe Richardson was, I’ve been told, working that night.

The late Jim Bacharach, who with his wife Dolores were instrumental in beginning the Community Kitchen were part of our beginning.  Do continues to serve meals in the Community Kitchen.

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Ready for Christmas

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A home on Westport’s Silver Brook Road is decked out in Christmas decorations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, December 24, 2009


Westport Town Hall, Public Schools, Public Library, and Arts Center closed in observance of Christmas
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”

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Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

UPDATE Westport police tonight were seeking a man with a semi-automatic handgun who robbed two women of their purses as they were leaving the Westport Weston Family Y.

Two females were exiting the rear entrance of the Y when they were approached by a male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hoodie pulled over his face, gloves, and displaying a black semi-automatic handgun, police said in a statement released Thursday morning.

The suspect took both the purses from the females, and then fled on foot towards the Post Road, it said.

The statement described the suspect as a male, race and age unknown, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, stocky build.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Keeping Traffic Moving

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Westport police posted extra officers in the downtown area today as an influx of shoppers created heavy traffic and a shortage of parking in the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Busy, Busy Main Street

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The eve of Christmas Eve today saw Westport’s downtown area full of shoppers and automobiles. Police posted extra officers to help traffic move through the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Town Hall Holiday Party Time

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Westport municipal employees, elected and appointed officials, and friends gathered in the Town Hall lobby today for the annual holiday party. Town offices will be closed on Christmas Eve as well as New Year’s Eve. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Winter at Compo

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The pavilion at Westport’s Compo Beach has taken on a winter look. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Jan. 15 Deadline for Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities

Westport-based Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. has extended until Jan. 15 the deadline for its 2010 Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for high achievers with learning disabilities.

Students 19 or younger are eligible for the $1,000 award. Candidates must demonstrate initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field including art, music, math, athletics, or community service.

The group said teachers, coaches, mentors, parents or students themselves are invited to submit an application, via a form posted on the organization’s Web site.

The winner will be expected to attend the awards ceremony, to be held during the 10th anniversary benefit gala on March 12 at the Westport Country Playhouse, the group said.

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Calendar Girl

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Mocha is featured as Miss April. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Mocha, also known as Miss April, is one of the Westport “Top Dogs” featured on the 2010 fundraising calendar of the Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA).

The color calendar features top finalists from the WASA-sponsored Westport Top Dog Contest held in September.  The cost is $20 and may be purchased by sending a check to WASA, 606 Post Road East, Suite 610, Westport, CT 06880

If you are not a Westport resident, please include $5 for shipping. Westport residents’ calendars will be delivered to their home addresses. Calendars may be purchased at local retail establishments such as:  Effie’s Salon, Westport Nails, Earth Animal and Millie Rae’s.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will benefit Westport Animal Control. For additional information about WASA, visit the organization’s Web site.

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Longshore View

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A view of Tuesday’s sunset from the E. R. Strait Marina at Westport’s Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “The Judge: Jazz Photographs by Musician Milt Hinton”
3 p.m. – Westport Town Hall Lobby – Holiday Party

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Compo Snow Dump

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Workers dumped some of the snow from the weekend storm at Westport’s Compo Beach today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Westporter: Afghan People Face Crisis of Confidence

A Westporter just back from Afghanistan told a Westport audience today that the biggest issue facing the Afghan people is whether they can have confidence in their own government.WestportNow.com Image
Westporter Ben Joseloff told the Westport Rotary Club about his three months overseeing a legal project in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“The biggest issue today is the crisis of confidence,” said Ben Joseloff, who supervised a Stanford Law School project at the American University in Afghanistan in Kabul for three months. He addressed the weekly Westport Rotary Club meeting at Bertucci’s Restaurant.

“The security situation, yes it’s bad, yes, it’s getting worse,” he said. “But I think more important than the security situation is the crisis of confidence the Aghan people have in their government.”

Joseloff—a 27-year-old graduate of Staples High School, New York University, and Stanford Law School—said there was much optimism among the Afghan people when the United States first went there in 2001.

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Report from Kabul


Westporter Ben Joseloff addressed the Westport Rotary Club today about his experience in Afghanistan.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com video

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