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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Woman Escapes Serious Injury in Rollover Image
A woman traveling alone in her car escaped serious injury today when the vehicle hit a bridge abutment on Kings Highway North just in from Post Road West and flipped over. She was wearing a seat belt but had to await Fire Department help to get out of the vehicle. She declined to be taken to the hospital. Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff (c) conferred with firefighters at the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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A group of 9-year-olds from the fourth grade at Westport’s King’s Highway Elementary School could barely contain their excitement as they gathered Saturday in the Compo Beach area to begin their night of trick-or-treating. Thy are (l-r): Jamie Spector, candy corn; Sarah Carter, hippie; Abby Turner, diner waitress, and Jessica Gelford, candy corn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Sunday Farmers Market
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Aggregate: Art and Architecture—a Brutalist Remix”
4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Write/Left @ Center” reception, “Between a Rock & a Hard Place” winning essays read


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Survival of the Fittest Image
A falcon attacked a smaller bird at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area today and made off with its prey. (An earlier version had described the prey as a seagull.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Todd Reichhelm for


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Comings and Goings: Le Farm Arrives at Colonial Green Image
LeFarm, a 30-seat restaurant located at 256 Post Road East in Westport’s Colonial Green shopping area, has opened at the site formerly occupied by the Seminara Restaurant. The owner, Westonite Bill Taibe, previously owned Relish Wine and Food at 86 Washington St. in South Norwalk and most recently was the chef at Napa & Co, 75 Broad St., Stamford.  Andrea Dinan, co-manager with Frank Rojas, describes the food as “comfort American cuisine with a European influence.” “Its farm-style’ food is sourced from small farms,” she said. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner and Wednesday through Friday for lunch. The restaurant is available on Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays for private parties for dinner. Phone is (203)557-3701. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Cool Costume Image
Tia Pogue, 10, of Westport went trick or treating in Westport’s Gault neighborhood off Imperial Avenue tonight dressed up as a Zoltar machine from the movie “Big.” Tia came up with the idea and her Mom, Jennifer, executed the design. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Pogue for


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Duck Pond Beauty Image
Leigh Lawler, 9, of Norwalk dressed as a duck pond in her Halloween rounds tonight in Westport’s Compo Beach area.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Scary Sight on Spicer Road Image
Halloween trick or treaters on Westport’s Spice Road tonight were greeted by this scary sight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) John Dutt for


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Mustard, Ketchup, and Hot Dog Image
Holly Maybruck of Westport and daughter Sarah, 9, dressed up as mustard and ketchup and brought their own “hot dog” as they trick or treated tonight in Westport’s Compo Beach area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Choices, Choices Image
Westport’s Compo Beach area again was the trick or treat destination tonight for many Westporters and out-of-towners. Alexis Fliegelman (l) and Madison Lebowitz, both age 5 from Westport, picked out candy at the Soundview Drive home of Gail and Terry Coen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween on Bradley Street Image
Eileen Bodell and grandaughter Ellery, 5 1/2, waited for Halloween visitors late today in front of grandma’s house at 1 Bradley St. at the corner of Compo Road South in Westport’s Compo Beach section. It was the eighth successive year for the Bodells greeting trick or treaters this way. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Getting Ready for Halloween Guests Image
A pizza truck set up today for the annual Gault Park neighborhood Halloween gathering hosted since 2000 by Keith and Cari Kaplan on Sandhopper Trial. Cari Kaplan said they expect the largest turnout of about 100 neighbors and friends. The Kaplans set up a tent this year for the first time because of the threatened rain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Watch That Guy Serving the Halloween Brunch Image
Guests at the Westport Center for Senior Activities today had a tasty Halloween brunch prepared by Chef Bob LaBrusciano. The server in costume is senior volunteer Patty Fogliano. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Two Injured in I-95 Crash Image
Two persons were transported to Norwalk Hospital today following a one-car crash in the northbound lanes of I-95 between Exits 17 and 18 in Westport. Assistant Fire Chief Robert Kepchar said three persons were in the car that bounced off the jersey barrier and ended up facing the wrong way. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Westporter in Afghanistan Disputes U.S. Official Who Resigned

In a letter to the Washington Post today, a Westporter overseeing a legal education program in Kabul, Afghanistan disputed a top U.S. Foreign Service officer who resigned in protest over the Afghan war.

“I agree with many of former Foreign Service officer Matthew Hoh’s criticisms of the international effort in Afghanistan, particularly our failures to demand that the Afghan government address corruption and, relatedly, to give non-ideological insurgents incentives to stop planting roadside bombs,” wrote Benjamin Joseloff, 27.

“That said, I don’t agree with Mr. Hoh that there is nothing here worth fighting for.”

Joseloff, son of Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff, is a 2000 Staples High School graduate and 2008 graduate of Stanford Law School. After completing a one-year federal clerkship, he has been in the Afghan capital since September as a fellow at the Afghanistan Legal Education Project.

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