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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday,  February 28, 2015


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) - Winter Farmers Market
Noon - Westport Library - Learn Hands-only CPR
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
Noon - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Coney Island: Side Show”
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Mimi Sheraton in Conversation w/ Chef Matt Storch

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Real Estate Report: Sense of Normalcy Returns to Market

By Judy Szablak

Some semblance of real estate normalcy and rising homeowner equity has returned to Westport. It appears that there are only a few remnants that still exist of the so-called real estate meltdown from the last couple of years.

According to the Greater Fairfield County CMLS, which includes information on recorded liens and public notices, there were no initial filings this year.

In fact, initial filings were down 35 percent in 2014 from the 75 lis pendens (from the Latin, meaning suit pending) recorded in 2013, and last year’s figure is the lowest it has been for the last five years.

There are no upcoming court-ordered foreclosure sales in town, only two bank-owned homes available for sale, and two others that have been disclosed to need short sale approval.

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Blight Board Issues First Violation Penalty

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The Westport Blight Prevention Board, formed last year, has issued its first citation to the owner of the house at 1 Strathmore Lane near the intersection of Kings Highway South.  According to Steve Smith, Westport blight enforcement officer, the offense incurs a penalty of $100 per day until the identified violation items are abated. Board records show violations include a collapsing or missing roof. The owner may contest the citation within 10 days of issuance. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Happy 91st

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Westport artist Susan Malloy, who celebrates her 91st birthday on Saturday, was surprised with a cake today at the Westport Art Center’s ArtCafé. It featured a Renaissance lecture on Michelangelo by Westport art historian Fiona Garland. WAC’s Jill Sarver served up the cake. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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National Merit Scholarship Finalists Announced

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Ten Staples High School seniors have been named finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each will have a chance to earn one of 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards, together worth more than $35 million.  Final scholarship winners, chosen from a group of more than 15,000 finalists, may be notified as early as March. “Having 10 National Merit Finalists and the fact that all nine semi-finalists became finalists is a visible sign that we have an outstanding student body,” said Staples Principal John Dodig. Pictured are (front row, l-r)  Shelby E. Cataldo and Zachary N. Effman; (back row) Abigail G. Lustig, Megan R. Root, Everett W. Sussman, Kelly W. Pogue, Nicholas D. Massoud, Ian Cole Palmer,  and Jake A. Atlas. Missing from the picture: Claudia Frances Landowne. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Removing the YMCA Walkway

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As part of the transformation of the former Westport Weston Family YMCA to a retail and residential complex, workers today began removing the front walkway from the 1923-built building at 59 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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11-Year-Old’s Birthday Party Request: Donate to WASA

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Gabby Lantier of Westport will celebrate her 11th birthday today at the PAL ice skating rink at Longshore Park (where her dad is manager) and has asked that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA). Gabby is pictured with her dog Cece, a 2010 rescue from the Bridgeport Animal Shelter by WASA, who was subsequently adopted by the Lanier family after seeing Cece’s picture on WestportNow. A few years later, another WASA foster, Jaeger, a young owner-surrender German Shepherd, was added to the Lantier family. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Westport Property Transfers Feb. 9 - 13, 2015

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Feb. 9 - 13, 2015:

James E. Schwartz to Frank Marini, 14 Sunset Road, $510,000WNproperty.jpg

13 Turkey Hill Drive LLC to Stuart and Courtney Stakoff, 13 Turkey Hill Road North, $1,555.000

Allan J. Schwartzman Revocable Trust to Roshni and Sunny S. Adalja, 4 Big Pines Road, $760,000

Alan P. Kassan Revocable Trust to Ian Edward and Jane Green Warburg, 16 Owenoke Park, $2,670,000

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Snowy Levitt

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A snow squall about midday in Westport Thursday made for a winter scene of the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) John Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Friday,  February 27, 2015


10 a.m. - Westport Arts Center - ArtCafé Renaissance Lectures: Michelangelo
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Coney Island: Side Show”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen Robotics Users Group

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

P&Z Mulls Permits for Same Space, Same Use

By James Lomuscio

Following complaints from two commercial landlords, Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) tonight decided to keep open, taking no action pending further review, a controversial text amendment requiring a tenant to get a zoning permit prior to occupying commercial space for the same previous use.

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Michael Calise: amendment is “undue burden.” Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Longtime Westport landlord Michael Calise, as he did at the P&Z’s Jan. 23 meeting, decried text amendment 685 as placing “undue burdens” on commercial landlords, jeopardizing potential leases in the process.

He also called the amendment, proposed by Planning and Zoning Department staff to prevent violations, reactionary since the P&Z has been unable to cite specific violations.

Calise has argued the proposed regulation is so draconian that a psychiatrist going into an empty psychiatrist’s office would have to go to the P&Z Department, fill out forms, pay fees, submit floor plans and be “told to wait three weeks for a hearing.”

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Renewal of Saugatuck Church


Repairs to Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church are almost complete following its devastating fire in November 2011. There will be a formal rededication and worship services on March 8. (See WestportNow Feb. 20, 2015) Services have already resumed and this week the nursery school reopened. John Walsh and Larry Aasen, church members, took WestportNow photographer Dave Matlow on a tour today. They noted new additions include a sprinkler system and a generator. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Special Guest for Staples Players

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Staples Players were treated to a visit today by actress, musician, songwriter, and singer Lauren Molina who appeared as the cello-paying Johanna in the original cast of the 2005 critically acclaimed revival of “Sweeney Todd," the Tony award-winning Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Staples Players are presenting “Sweeney Todd School Edition -- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on March 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 3 p.m. in the Staples High School Auditorium. She is pictured with director David Roth. For further information, go to http://www.staplesplayers.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Library Hosts Robotics Club for Girls

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The Library’s two robots, Nancy and Vincent, will be used by club members.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The Westport Library today announced a new robotics club for girls ages 8-12.

The club, for those who have taken the Library’s Level One robotics class, will meet beginning Wednesday, March 4, at 4 p.m., an announcement said.

Participants will learn robotics by practicing programming with the Library’s two robots.

Those joining are invited to bring programs they have created or work with others to make the robots walk, talk, dance and more, the Library said.

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Keeping Watch

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A snowman keeps watch today on Westport’s Saugatuck Shores. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Irene Penny for WestportNow.com

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Fire Prompts Reminder About Gas-Fueled Devices

A gas-fueled fire today at a home on Lees Lane, off of Oak Street, prompted a Westport Fire Department reminder to homeowners about the dangers of ice and snow buildup on equipment.

Deputy Chief Robert Kepchar said firefighters responded to a fire out call at a residence on Lees Lane where the homeowner said that he had a fire on the outside of his boiler.

The homeowner said he had extinguished it with a portable fire extinguisher and also told firefighters the boiler had not been running properly, Kepchar said. He also reported the burner on his gas stove was not producing a full flame. 

Firefighters shut off the emergency switch to the unit and shut off the gas meter in the rear of the home, he said. There they noticed that the pressure regulator on the gas meter was encased in ice from a dripping gutter above the unit. 

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Susan Granger At the Movies: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ ‘Two Days, One Night,’  ‘Mr Turner’

By Susan Granger

When British director/producer Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”) wanted to make a James Bond movie, he was rejected by the Broccoli family that controls the franchise. So he made “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” spoofing the concept of dapper gentlemen involved in international intrigue.

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In the prologue, British superspy Harry Hart (Colin Firth) - a.k.a. Galahad - is involved in a botched Middle East mission that costs the life of one of his cohorts.  Seventeen years later, Hart comes to the rescue of that cohort’s son, Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton), a troubled South London street kid.

Hart is a member of an elite, super secret spy organization, known as Kingsman, based in a swank Saville Row tailor. They operate beyond the purview of any government, taking their code names from the legendary Knights of the Roundtable.

When a Kingsman dies, inscrutable Arthur (Michael Caine) holds a competition for his replacement. Hart nominates Eggsy. Vying with aristocratic snobs, Eggsy is tested by Merlin (Mark Strong), as a batty tech-billionaire (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a bizarre scheme to cull Earth’s population by offering free cellphone and Internet service.

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Saugatuck Shores View

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Wednesday’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Penny Sousa for WestportNow.com

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Thursday,  February 26, 2015


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Coney Island: Side Show”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Jobseeker Special: Essential Digital Interview Handbook
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Sherwood Mill Pond Committee
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance & RTM Public Protection Committees

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 5 Oak Ridge Park

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 5 Oak Ridge Park, off Imperial Avenue, is in process. Built in 1949, the one-story ranch has 1,054 square feet and is situated on a .57-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Registrars of Voters Jobs on Way Out?

By Mark Pazniokas

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A countdown began today toward a debate over scrapping Connecticut’s unique system of relying on locally elected registrars of voters, one for each major party, to carry out elections in all 169 cities and towns.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill outlined legislation that would replace the Republican and Democratic registrars with a single, non-partisan official appointed by the local governing authority.

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Oil Spill Disrupts Post Road East Traffic

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Traffic on Westport’s Post Road East near Hillspoint Road was reduced to one lane during the late afternoon rush hour today after an 11-gallon oil pan fell from underneath a flatbed truck. Firefighters applied absorbent to contain the oil spill and to prevent it from entering runoff drains. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Cleaning Up

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Westport firefighter Brien Cartegena applies an absorbent to contain an oil spill from a flatbed truck on Post Road East today. The driver said he turned right from Hillspoint Road when he heard a grinding crash beneath the front cab. It turned out to be an 11-gallon oil pan that fell to the roadway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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BOF Reviews Town Operations Director Job

By James Lomuscio

The Westport Board of Finance Tuesday night reviewed the job performance of Dewey Loselle in the newly created position of town operations director as part of its 2015-16 budget review. Not all members were pleased.

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Town Operations Director Dewey Loselle (l) appeared at today’s Board of Selectmen meeting where he discussed other topics. His job performance was reviewed by the Board of Finance Tuesday night. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Michael Rea gave Loselle a B-plus for the work he has done since assuming the $90,000-a-year position created last year at the request of First Selectman Jim Marpe.

“I’m surprised how effective Dewey has been,” said Rea. “He’s like Kilroy. He’s there. I see him all over.”

Finance board member Janis Collins was not that generous, saying, “Sorry, I don’t give you a B-plus,” citing things she thought would be accomplished when the new job was approved last year.

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Arctic Compo

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Tuesday’s sunset at Westport’s Compo Beach looked Arctic-like. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015


8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Selectmen Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Library - The Refinery: Entrepreneur Accelerator Program for Women-led Companies
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Coney Island: Side Show”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
4:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Tree Board Commission
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Parks & Recreation Commission
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Westport Library Board of Trustees

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finance Board Hears Plea for P&Z Staffer

By James Lomuscio

Swamped with increased permit applications while down two-and-a-half staffers for several years, Westport’s Planning and Zoning officials made its case before the Board of Finance tonight for a $60,000-a-year plus benefits “permit expediter” position to be included in the 2015-16 town budget.

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Planning and Zoning Director Laurence Bradley (c) and P&Z Commission Chair Chip Stephens (l) make their case tonight for another staffer to Board of Finance members. First Selectman Jim Marpe (foreground) listens. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The permit expediter, described as one-stop shopping for applicants, would pore over applications large and small to make sure nothing slips through, while at the same time breaking up the log jam due to an estimated 600 applications annually, P&Z officials said.

Planning & Zoning Director Laurence Bradley said the position’s cost would be offset by a 45 percent increase in permit fees, which have been flat since 2003.

He said that with the new fee structure, revenues would jump from around $300,000 to more than $600,000, possibly more. The reason, Bradley said, is that new construction is up in Westport, ranking it fourth in development throughout Connecticut behind Stamford, Danbury and Norwalk.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 120 King’s Highway North

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 120 Kings Highway North has been approved. Built in 1948, the 1-1/2-story cape has 1,405 square feet, is situated on a .78-acre property and changed ownership in March 2014 for $565,000. Because the property is located within the Kings Highway North Historic District, the demolition permit application required a “certificate of appropriateness” review by the Historic District Commission (HDC) and, according to HDC secretary Carol Leahy, was approved with the stipulation that any new construction also requires HDC approval. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Doggie Book Lovers

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Westport Country Players staff members ham it up today with their pups in anticipation of Sunday’s two performances of “Dog Loves Books, a new musical based on The New York Times bestseller by Louise Yates about a dog who loves books so much that he decides to open his own bookstore.The play, in the Playhouse’s Family Festivities series, has performances at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. with running time one hour. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Bridgeport Hospital CEO: ‘Healthcare Act Not Working’

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William M. Jennings, president and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital, told the Westport Rotary Club today that the Affordable Healthcare Act “is not working for us.”  In response to a question, Jennings said the legislation has not reduced emergency room activity or changed the profiles of the types of patients being seen. “The Healthcare Act has not been a positive experience for us so far,” he said. Jennings noted that Bridgeport Hospital’s cost basis is among the lowest in the country. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Library Finalist in National Service Competition

The Westport Library is among 30 U.S. libraries and museums named as finalists in a national competition chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities, the Library announced today.

It said it is a finalist for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.

The award is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities, an announcement said.

The winners will be named this spring, and representatives from winning institutions will travel to Washington, D.C. to be honored at an award ceremony.

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Saugatuck Scene

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UPDATE Trailer-trucks are backed up at about 1 p..m. today southbound on the I-95 bridge over the frozen Saugatuck River after a crash in Norwalk shut down the highway. It was reopened at about 2 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Norwalk I-95 Crash Backs Up Traffic to Westport

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UPDATE A crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-95 in Norwalk between exits 14 and 15 just before 11 a.m. today shut down the roadway and backed up traffic to Westport. The roadway was reopened at about 2 p.m. View is looking southbound from near exit 17 in Westport. DOT photo

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Library’s Bleiweis to Receive National Honor

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Maxine Bleweis: honored for being a “risk-taker.” Contributed photo

Maxine Bleiweis, executive director of the Westport Library for the past 17 years, will be honored by the national Public Library Association (PLA) in June for being “a risk taker, an innovator and/change agent in a public library,” library officials announced today.

Each year since 1997, the Chicago-based PLA , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has given the prestigious Charlie Robinson Award to a library director “known for developing and implementing programs which are responsive to the need of community residents,” according to the PLA.

The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is scheduled to be presented to Bleiweis, who is scheduled to retire July 1 (see WestportNow Jan. 7, 2015), at the ALA’s annual conference in San Francisco in June.

“By every measure, Maxine was instrumental in ushering our library into the new millennium and guiding us through a dynamic period of change,” said Mike Guthman, president of the Westport Library’s Board of Trustees. “Through the gift of her imagination, visionary thinking and ability to motivate others, our library is now recognized as one of the most innovative libraries in the world.”

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015


9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Downtown Steering Committee Special Work Session
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Coney Island: Side Show”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
1 p.m. - Westport Library - Writing 101: Introductory Course for Fiction & Non-fiction
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Finance Special Public Meeting
7 p.m. - Neat (6 Wilton Road) - Westport Library: Adults Read YA Fiction
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Award-winning novelist Dinaw Mengestu: “All Our Names”
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)

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 Illuminara
 Deirdre’s Sloppy Studio
 Prill Boyle's Defying Gravity
 Jane Green
 Open the Door
 Chicken Spaghetti
 RS Williams Music
 Nina Pomeroy Photography
 Sphere
 Neurotwitch
 Gordon's Journal
 CT News Junkie
 Westport Community Gardens
 Westport Library Book Blog
 Westport Library Teen Blog

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Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport