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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Winners

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The Westport Police Athletic League travel sixth grade boys basketball team won the New Castle Martin Luther King Tournament in Chappaqua, N.Y. Westport won five games during the weekend tourney with wins over Tarrytown in the semifinals and defeating Greenwich in the championship game. Westport improves its record to 14-1 on the season. Team members pictured are (l-r) front row: Andrew Feldman, David Katz, Jack Scott, Joey Schulman, Liam Flaherty, Back row: Head Coach Jason Intrieri, Patrick Lesch, Coach Neil Katz, Brian Porter, Christian Alvarado, Jack Greenwald, and Coach Glen O’neil. Not pictured: injured player Todd Goldstein. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Candle Sets Couch on Fire

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A candle touched off a fire in a couch Monday night at a home on Bayberry Lane. A smoke detector alerted the occupant to the blaze and the flames were extinguished with a blanket and water, said Westport Assistant Fire Chief William Dingee. The occupant suffered slight burns putting out the fire, he said. The fire department urged residents to have smoke detectors on every floor, test them monthly, and replace the batteries every six months. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Cold Beauty

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Winter’s chill placed a coat of ice on the banks of the creek along the entrance to Westport’s Burying Hill Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Man Who Died in Drunk Driving Accident Had Westport Ties

UPDATE A Fairfield man who died after being arrested in a drunken-driving accident Saturday night and who had refused medical attention at the scene was a custodial supervisor in the Westport school system, the Connecticut Post reported today.

Police said that David Seirup, 54, in the immediate aftermath of the accident on the Post Road in Southport had appeared to have only minor injuries, according to the report.

Seirup also refused medical attention as he was booked for driving under the influence and failure to drive right, and had to be convinced to go to the hospital, the newspaper quoted police as saying. Three persons in the car he hit were also hospitalized.

The newspaper said Seirup, who died Sunday afternoon, was employed by the Westport school district as a custodial supervisor. His survivors include his wife, Maureen, a secretary at the Westport Center for Senior Activities.

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Friends

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Monday’s school holiday along with sunny skies and temperatures in the 20s drew many skaters to the Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink at Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Westport/Weston Health District - Cholesterol Screening
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery - “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Arts Advisory Committee
10: 30 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Pageturners: “Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. –  Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education (televised on Channel 78)
8 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Special Board of Finance meeting

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Moon Over Burying Hill

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An early rising full moon cast a glow over the low waters at Westport’s Burying Hill Beach tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Talking Transportation: A Report Card for Metro-North

By Jim Cameron

Special to WestportNow

True to its legislative mandate, the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council has just issued its annual report to Gov. M. Jodi Rell, the legislature, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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The full 97- page report is available on our Web site, but here are the highlights.

The council gives the railroad high marks for running an on-time system despite our aging and decrepit fleet. In 2007, 97.1 percent of all trains ran “on time” (defined as arriving at their destination within five minutes and 59 seconds), a new record.

When things have gone wrong, such as several wires-down episodes, the railroad got things up and running again with admirable speed.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Birthday

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About 20 children celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.‘s birthday today with a special program at the Westport Historical Society. Westport author and illustrator Tracy Sugarman, accompanied by his wife, Gloria, talked about his meeting King in the 1960s and stressed the importance of his message of racial tolerance and understanding. He presented each child with a copy of a portrait he had done of King. Sugarman and his wife concluded the program by gathering the children in a circle and singing “We Shall Overcome.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Going Down: 57 Center St.

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The house at 57 Center St. in Westport’s Greens Farms area was demolished today. Built in 1900, the 1-3/4-story colonial-style clapboard house had 1,891 square feet and was situated on a 0.55-acre property. Ownership changed hands last month at $612,500. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Oct. 31, 2007. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Two Tiffany Cleaners Crash Into Empty Store Next Door

Two cleaning workers headed to the Tiffany & Co. store in Westport’s center suffered minor injuries today when the minivan in which they were riding crashed into a vacant store next door.WestportNow.com Image
Taylor Place at Post Road East in Westport’s center is blocked by emergency vehicles after the 8:20 a.m. crash. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The driver, a 46-year-old Bridgeport man, told police his accelerator became stuck as the pair were en route at about 8:20 a.m. to the Tiffany store on the corner of Taylor Place and Post Road East.

Their minivan took out the window of the empty store on the east side of the street, and knocked down several support columns before coming to rest entirely in the store. The passenger, a 52-year-old Bridgeport woman, managed to get out on her own, according to witnesses.

Emergency workers waited until they could shore up the building before removing the driver. The pair were taken to Norwalk Hospital and later released.

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Two Slightly Hurt as Car Crashes Into Building

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Two cleaning workers were slightly injured today when their minivan crashed into a vacant store in a building on Taylor Place adjacent to Tiffany & Co. The man driving the car told police his accelerator became stuck. He and his female co-worker, were taken to Norwalk Hospital and later released The workers, both from Bridgeport, were en route to clean the Tiffany store. Firefighters shored up the building before the car could be removed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Crash Aftermath

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Westport police, fire and EMS workers confer at the scene of today’s accident on Taylor Place in which a minivan containing two cleaning workers crashed into a vacant store adjoining Tiffany & Co. It took more than two hours after the 8:25 a.m. incident to remove the vehicle. The Tiffany store was not affected. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Chilly Sunset

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The temperature fell into the teens Sunday night after another spectacular sunset as seen from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Monday, January 21, 2008


Westport Town Hall, Schools, and Public Library are closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
9 a.m. - Staples High School Field House - Hoops Clinic for boys in grades 2-8
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Martin Luther King, Jr. Kids Activity Day (ages 6-10)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery - “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Longshore Club Park - Open skating at Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink

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Cold Dog on a Roll

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A walk in the cold at Westport’s Compo Beach was just right for this duo. The temperature managed to get into the 30s in the afternoon before dropping into the teens after dark. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Historical Society Exhibit Opening Attracts Large Crowd

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The Westport Historical Society opened its “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive” exhibit today and about 250 persons attended the opening reception. The exhibit in the Society’s Betty and Ralph Sheffer Hall continues until May 4. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Preserving History

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Among visitors attending today’s reception at the Westport Historical Society marking the opening of its “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost” exhibit were Westporters (l-r) Ann Sheffer and Joanne Woodward. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardowns Featured in WHS Exhibit

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A collection of photos from WestportNow’s popular “Teardown of the Day” feature by Dave Matlow (l) are featured in a multimedia presentation as part of the Westport Historical Society’s “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost” exhibit which opened today. Matlow was co-curator of the exhibit with Bob Weingarten.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Subfreezing Golf

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With the temperate barely out of the teens, this avid golfer got in a few swings today at Westport’s Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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NY Times Focuses on Westport’s Green Energy Efforts

New York Times “Our Towns” columnist Peter Applebome today highlights the efforts of the Westport Green Energy Task Force and says don’t underestimate what the town is doing.WestportNow.com Image

In a Metro Section front page column headlined “A Community Tries To Shrink Its Footprint,” he said local governments tend to be good at some things strictly local, but “they tend to be less good at others, like, say, saving the world.”

He continued:  ”So it’s hard to make too much of the 60 or so people who turned out on a snowy, non-global-warming Thursday night for an event held by the Westport Green Energy Task Force. But it also might be a mistake to make too little.

“Westport, with its beachfront parks and leafy neighborhoods where the populace naturally tilts green, is ahead of the game but hardly unique in trying, in its own small way, to address climate change through public and private action.”

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Blending In

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William Hunt, 10, of Stamford, tries to blend in with a bear statue at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center on Saturday. His Cub Scout Pack 15 attended a workshop to help them earn their outdoorsmen badge, one of 19 requirements needed to achieve the rank of Weblos. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, January 20, 2008


11:30 am. - 5 p.m. - Longshore Club Park - Open skating at Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery - “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - The Usual Suspects Mystery Reading Group: “Death at La Fenice” by Donna Leon
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Opening Reception: Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive

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Saturday Songs

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The McManus Room of the Westport Library was crowded today with enthusiastic families who came to enjoy “SteveSongs” by Steve Rosionek. The young performer blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies into a fun-filled time for children and parents alike. The event was sponsored by The Friends of the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Family Musical Fun at the Library

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Steve Rosionek delighted an audience of children and parents at the Westport Public Library today with his “SteveSongs.” Rosionek only began performing his unique brand of original songs for kids and their families five years ago. He and his band will appear at the Levitt Pavilion this summer. Rosionek resides in Wethersfield, Conn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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