Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Tuesday’s WestportNow showed the view of million dollar homes overlooking Westport’s Compo Mill Cove from below. Today we show you what the $1 million+ buys. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Today’s WestportNow teardown is at 7 Ellery Lane, off of Prospect Road. Demolition approval of the house, which sold in September for $985,000, is pending. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
7:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - TEAM Westport Committee
10:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - International Hospitality Committee
Noon - Town Hall Room 309/307 - Citizens brown bag lunch
5 p.m . - Danbury High School - Staples boys soccer vs. Newtown in state semifinal match
6:30 p.m. - Bedford Middle School - Westport Rotary Club Family Dinner
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309/307 - Board of Selectmen
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Conservation Commission
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Library Board
The Westport Board of Finance was told tonight that the $73.9 million Staples High School addition and renovation project may have as much as a $2.5 million shortfall. Project Manager Susan Chipouras (c) said having a less than adequate contingency budget at the outset was a major factor. Board member Jeff Mayer said, “We collectively underestimated the numberwe have nobody to blame but ourselves.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The Westport Weston Health District announced today it has expanded eligibility for its flu shots. Residents 65 or older will be able to register for the shots along with high-risk individuals 18 to 74.
Until now, the district was only giving shots to Westport and Weston residents 75 years or older or younger high-risk residents.
Those 65 and over or those younger with medical conditions may register by phone beginning Monday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 26, an announcement said.
Residents are asked to call (203)227-9571 to reserve a place in the vaccination clinic scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
The Westport Bank & Trust Co. building, a landmark in Westport’s center for 80 years, has been sold to a Westport developer for $4.2 million. He will turn it into a retail store, restaurant, and offices but maintain its historic faade and lobby murals.
Buyer of bank building David Waldman: he will respect the building’s historic nature. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The current occupant and seller, Hudson United Bank, will move its operation across the street to the old Westport Town Hall.
“It will be something to be proud of,” said David Waldman of David Adam Realty, who said he and his partners will spend about $2 million to renovate the building.
Waldman is a longtime Westporter who also owns the old Westport Public Library as well as other downtown properties. He said he has long had his eye on the historic structure but only recently did it become available.
The historic Westport Bank & Trust Co. building in Westport’s center—seen here at right in a postcard view shortly after it was built in 1924—has been sold by current occupant Hudson United Bank to Westport developer David Waldman for $4.2 million. Waldman says he intends to install an upscale retailer on the first floor and a restaurant in the lower floor. The exterior as well as the historic Westport murals by artist Robert Lambdin in the bank’s lobby will be preserved. Hudson United will move across the street to the old Town Hall, which it owns. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) File photo
This historic mural, “Hotel Square,” by artist Robert Lambdin is one of several on the lobby walls of the former Westport Bank & Trust Co. building in Westport’s center. The building has been sold to Westport developer David Waldman for $4.2 million. He says he intends to retain the murals, including this one which depicts the neighboring old Westport Hotel which stood on the site of the present Westport/Weston YMCA. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) File photo
This was the view Monday of million dollar homes overlooking Westport’s Compo Mill Cove. Many of the houses in the area are new construction and multiple teardown applications are pending. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Today’s WestportNow teardown is at 2 Lowlyn Road in northwest Westport between Partrick Road and Crawford Road. An application for demolition is pending. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Human Services Commission
10 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Arts Advisory Committee
5:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Tree Board
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Special Board of Finance public hearing and work session
7 p.m. - Garden Cinema, Norwalk - Westport Arts Center film series kicks off with “The Molly Maguries;” discussiion led by screenwriter and former Time magazine critic Jay Cocks
7:45 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - RTM Health and Human Services and RTM Public Protection Committees consider proposed underage drinking ordinance
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