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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009


11 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Trends in Technology: eBay
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Movie Night

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Westport Woman Sets NYC Swim Record

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Liz Fry: failed same swim in 2008. Nycswim.org photo
UPDATE Westport’s Elizabeth Fry, a 50-year-old asthmatic marathon swimmer, has set a record by swimming clockwise around Manhattan in 11 hours, 41 minutes and 5 seconds.

Fry started the 28.5-mile swim near the Willis Avenue Bridge on the Harlem River, near East 125th Street and FDR Drive, at midnight Thursday and finished before noon today. She’s also the first woman to swim around Manhattan clockwise.

The previous record of 17:48:30 was set in 1995 by male swimmer Kris Rutford.

“I feel great. It was beautiful,” she said, back on dry land, the New York Daily News reported. “Swimming at night, with the city’s lights on the water, it was terrific.”

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Staples Girls Soccer Tops Trinity Catholic in Home Opener

Westport’s Staples High School girls soccer team improved to 2-0 on the young 2009 season today with a 1-0 victory over Stamford’s Trinity Catholic High School in the Lady Wreckers home opener at Loeffler Field.WestportNow.com Image
Jaclyn Katz leads the Staples attack. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The game winner came at the 55-minute mark when Kate Burke’s 35-yard blast struck the cross-bar and an opportunistic Jaclyn Katz put the rebound into an open net. 

Goals were hard to come by as Staples out shot Trinity 32-2 and took 11 corner kicks to Trinity’s two.

The first half was dominated by the strong midfield play of the Wreckers, resulting in multiple scoring opportunities on through balls to Katz, Burke and sophomore Abby Lake.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Staples Rolls Over Trinity 24-6 in Football Opener

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Staples senior Matt Kelly pushes ahead as the Wreckers rolled over Stamford Trinity Catholic 24-6 today in the season opener at Stamford. Kelly ran for 113 yards while Ryan Burke had 112 as Staples collected 302 yards on 30 carries. Staples hosts Norwalk High School on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the home opener. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dan Gelman for Staplesfootball.com

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Retailer Staying Open 48 Hours in Buy Local Campaign

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The Goody Shop at 1046 Post Road East in Westport is staying open for 48 hours straight from 10 a.m. today to promote a buy local campaign. The effort by owner Rachel Florio, which has attracted media attention, is intended to dramatize the plight of small business owners. Florio’s store, which she says carries “97 different lines—from hostess gifts, home and fashion accessories to baby and pooch,” is offereing a 50 percent discount between midnight tonight and 6 a.m. Saturday. “Small businesses like mine give far more support to the community than some of the men and women of Wall Street,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers Aug. 31 - Sept. 4, 2009

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Aug. 31 - Sept. 4, 2009:

Paul J. Feeney Est. to 22 Burnham Hill Road LLC, 22 Burnham Hill Road, $550,000WN property.jpg

Mary L. Feeney Est. to 22 Burnham Hill Road LLC, 22 Burnham Hill Road, $550,000

Winfield Scott and Stacey S. Essex III to Christopher and Sarah M. Menninger, 8 Wake Robin Road, $1,050,000

Hendrika S. Rose to Joshua and Kathryn Carmody, 19 Park Lane, $635,000

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Staples Student Fights World Hunger

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Sitara Mahtani, 17, a senior at Westport’s Staples High School, today thanked members of Westport’s Sunrise Rotary Club for sponsoring her attendance at this summer’s World Affairs Seminar in Wisconsin on world hunger. “I’m now paying more attention to how much food people around me eat,” she said . Last year, Sitara and her friends formed a nonprofit charitable organization called Children-2-Children to raise funds to help educate underprivileged children in India, her father’s birthplace, and other developing countries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Homeowners Startled by Electrical Explosions

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A Westport family heard a series of explosions and found flames coming from their Compo Road North home’s outside electrical service box today. Arriving firefighters shut down the electrical service and used thermal imaging cameras checked for extension of the fire but found none. As utility workers responded to the scene, firefighters used fans to remove smoke from the home. Damage was limited to the panel, said Assistant Chief Robert Kepchar. The Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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September Sunset

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It’s mid-September and the days are still warm, but the nights are getting cooler. Pictured is the sun setting over the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach on Thursday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday, September 18, 2009


9:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Commission for Senior Services

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Playhouse Nov. 2 Gala will Salute Richard Rodgers

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Planning was under way today for the Westport Country Playhouse benefit gala on Monday, Nov. 2. The event, “An Enchanted Evening – The Music of Richard Rodgers,” will include special guests Christopher Plummer and Stephen Sondheim. There will also be performances by James Naughton and his daughter-in-law Kelli O’Hara who recently starred in the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” The evening will honor Elisabeth (Liz) S. Morten, chairman of the Playhouse. Conferring about the event are (l-r) Co-Chairs Ann Sheffer and Cindy Vaccaro and Honorary Co-Chair Anne Keefe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Discussing Race Relations in Westport

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Harold Bailey Jr., chair of TEAM Westport, the town’s official committee on multiculturalism and diversity, adresses a forum tonight at the Westport Public Library on the July 16 Cambridge, Mass., incident involving the arrest of black Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Can Gates Incident Happen Here? Police Chief: Don’t Think So

By Dave Matlow

Westport Police Chief Alfred R. Fiore told a Westport Public Library forum tonight he doubts a racial incident could occur in Westport like the one this summer touched off by the arrest of black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr..WestportNow.com Image
Westport Police Chief Alfred R. Fiore addresses a Westport Public Library audience tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The Westport Police Department conducts much training in conflict resolution by certified trainers, he said, adding: “With the supervision we have in Westport – I don’t think we would end up with this situation.”

Fiore was addressing a McManus Room meeting called by TEAM Westport, the town’s official committee on multiculturalism and diversity, which, in co-operation with the Library, hosted the fifth in its series on Race and Politics. The forum was called “The Gates Incident…Could It Happen Here?

Harold Bailey Jr., TEAM Westport chair, introduced the session in which Fiore addressed the audience on issues surrounding the infamous July 16 arrest of Gates by Cambridge, Mass., police and its controversial aftermath.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Honoring Westport’s AARP Leaders

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The Westport Weston AARP chapter marked its 35th anniversary at its monthly meeting at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff (4th r) was on hand to honor the current and past leadership. Pictured with him (l-r) are past presidents Stacy Enyeart, Hugh Pickering, Olga Spencer—with current president Barbara Stemmer in between—and Louis Weinstein. The chapter invites active seniors (aged 50-plus) to join the group. For more information, contact Barbara Stemmer at (203)226-2564 or Peter Paolillo at (203)853-0370. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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All Gone: 10 Silent Grove North

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The house at 10 Silent Grove North off Westport’s Cross Highway was demolished today Built in 1964, the one-story raised ranch had 1,300 square feet, was situated on a 1.14-acre property and ownership changed hands in August 2004 for $735,000.  It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on July 24, 2008. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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