Monday, October 09, 2006
WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 376 Greens Farms Road
Westport officials are reviewing an application to demolish the house at 376 Greens Farms Road. The house was built in 1919, and the Historic District Commission will review the application during its meeting on Tuesday. The house was sold in November 2005 for $810,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Luscombe to Speak on Time in Libya
Jo Fuchs Luscombe: guest in “Know Your Neighbors.” WN file photoJo Fuchs Luscombe will speak about her time living in Libya in a talk on Friday. Oct. 20 at 1:15 p.m. at the Westport Center for Senior Activities.
It is the second talk in the “Know Your Neighbors” series at the center.
Luscombe served as Westport’s representative in the Connecticut General Assembly for many years and has held other positions throughout town.
She has also spent a number of years living abroad, including in Venezuela in her youth and later for five years in Libya.
Monday, Oct. 9, 2006
Town Hall offices closed in observance of Columbus Day;Schools open
11 a.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Memorial Service for Ralph Sheffer
7 p.m. – Staples High School, Room 321 – Board of Education anticipated executive session
8 p.m. – Staples High School Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78)
Hillary Clinton Stumps for Farrell
(UPDATE)New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton stumped for fellow Democrat Diane Farrell today in Stamford.
Diane Farrell and Hillary Clinton get together at the Stamford event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Clinton, who also campaigned for Farrell in 2004 in her first bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, criticized Republicans’ handling of the Iraq war and the federal budget following an appearance at a $1,000 per person fundraiser in a private home.
Clinton praised Farrell for her fiscal leadership in Westport as first selectman. She said Farrell would ask tough questions of the Bush administration on the Iraq war, economic policies and what she called the squeeze on the middle class.
“We need her in Washington,” Clinton said during a news conference outside the fundraiser. “We need her common sense and independence.”
Post Road East Accident Takes Out Utilty Pole
A three-car accident tonight on Westport’s Post Road East in front of Colonial Green involved a snapped utility pole. Police said no one was seriously injured in the accident, but a Connecticut Light & Power Company crew said it would take several hours before they could replace the severed pole. Power was knocked out to a few customers in the immediate vicinity of the accident. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Sunday, October 08, 2006
On the Rocks
Taking a Break
Builders Beyond Borders Tag Sale Winds Up Today
The Builders Beyond Borders annual tag sale winds up today at 25 Van Zant St. in Norwalk. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among those shopping this weekend were Westporter Jessica Donahue and her daughters, Coleytown Elementary School second grader Casey (l), and fourth grader Dylan. All proceeds go to the organization’s 10 construction projects in needy communities throughout Ecuador in 2007. Many Westport students participate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Couple Seeks Community Support of Historic House
A Westport couple trying to save an historic house at 113 Cross Highway are holding an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today to gain community support for their efforts.
Work is underway to save a 19th century house at 113 Cross Highway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Michael and Kim Ronemus invite Westporters to visit the circa 1830 Meeker House—the town’s first automobile service station—which they saved from demolition because they were pained to see it neglected. (See WestportNow May 20, 2006)
The open house is aimed at gaining community support for an application to the Zoning Board of Appeals to convert the property, which has a number of outbuildings, to a one-family dwelling with a studio.
The couple received approval Wednesday from Historic Preservation Council in Hartford as a step in the process of seeking historic designation for the house.
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11:30 a.m. - 73 Turkey Hill South - Westport League of Women Voters brunch
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library McManus Room - Music@the Library presents Sax in the City
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - 113 Cross Highway - Open house to show 19th century Meeker House
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Barbara Raymond made opening comments at the Parade Ground at the intersection of Old Hill Road and Kings Highway North today as she and Town Historian husband Allen led a walking tour of the Kings Highway North Historic District in the “Destination Westport” monthly series conducted by the Westport Historical Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Historic House Call
Today’s Kings Highway Historic District walking tour organized by the Westport Historical Society included a visit to the 1856 Charles Foote house on Wright Street owned by Kitty Graves. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
On the Move
Staples senior Alex Lebow eludes a tackle to gain ground in today’s 28-0 Wrecker win over Trumbull. Lebow scored two touchdowns and booted for four extra points. The win was particularly satisfying to the Wreckers whose only loss last year was to the Golden Eagles, 14-0, in the FCIAC’s title game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Plenty to Cheer About
Staples cheerleaders had plenty to cheer abouit in today’s 28-0 Wrecker win over Trumbull. Daniel Gelman for WestportNow.com
Making the Tackle
Lebow Scores Two Touchdowns
Putting on a Show
Twisting to a Touchdown
Junior Michael Samela twisted away from tacklers and pushed into the end zone for a fourth quarter and final Wrecker touchdown in today’s 28-0 win over Trumbull. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Perfect Day for High School Football
Sunny skies, temperature in the 60s, and a new synthetic turf field added to the luster of today’s Staples homecoming game. The Wreckers shut out Trumbull 28-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season. View is from the Westport Fire Department aerial ladder. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saugatuck Station to Get Security Cameras
Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that work will begin this month to install 16 security cameras at Westport’s Saugatuck Railroad Station.
“Our rail commuters deserve a safe and convenient ride on the train and the peace of mind of knowing that our stations are as secure as they can possibly be,” Rell said in a statement.
An announcement said in addition to Westport, Branford would receive four cameras for its Shoreline East station and New Haven 26 cameras for its Metro-North station.
Funding for the $250,000 project was obtained by the Department of Transportation through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Rell’s office said.Page 1324 of 1634 pages
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