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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Member & Donor Appreciation Day
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
Noon - Westport Library Reading Room - Brown bag lunch with Democratic First Selectman candidate Melissa Kane
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Sex with Strangers”
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Zoning Board of Appeals (live on cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, & westportct.gov)

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Comings & Goings: Nic + Zoe to Bedford Square

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Nic + Zoe, the Boston-based women’s apparel and accessories store, will open in October in Bedford Square on Church Lane, according to David Waldman, a principal of Bedford Square Development. Other Nic + Zoe locations are in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Hingham and Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, King of Prussia, Pennnsylvania, and Garden City, New York. The Nic + Zoe line of clothing is also distributed through high end department and boutique stores including Nordstrom and Saks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Staples Boys Soccer Stops Greenwich

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Vaughan Sealey’s rocket shot in the 19th minute lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory today at a packed Loeffler Field. The junior’s goal was the difference in a gutsy match. Goalkeeper Ry Cohen made several key saves; defenders Chris Martenson and Ryan Fincher anchored the defense, while Matt Engler, Will Birch, Patricio Perez Elorza, Anton Mahr and Timmy Liles helped control midfield and jump-start attacks. (Birch and Liles are shown in the photo, double-teaming Greenwich.) The Wreckers —now 3-2-2 – host undefeated Norwalk on Wednesday, at 4 p.m.  Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

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Restaurant Week — Actually Two Weeks — Begins Sunday

Westport’s annual Restaurant Week — actually two weeks running from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 15 — will feature 26 eateries from Saugatuck to Southport, according to the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC).

Each restaurant will offer prix fixe meals to accommodate myriad palates and pocketbooks, according to Matthew Mandell, WWCC executive director.

Mandell said the event is part of a WWCC ‘Eat Local’ campaign to promote area restaurants, which began two weeks ago with the Slice of Saugatuck.

“Our restaurants have embraced this event whole heatedly making it very robust; people will need the two weeks,” Mandell said.

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Crowds Gone But Heat Remains

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The crowds were gone today, but the autumn heat remained at Compo Beach with temperatures in the 80s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Sidewalk Repair Progresses on Post Road East

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The sidewalk and curb replacement project, part of the Downtown Improvement Initiative, has expanded to Post Road East. It runs from the Tiffany store, 40 Post Road East, to the former site of Max’s Art Supplies, at No. 68. According to site supervisor, Don Ruttkamp of Norwalk-based G&S, the sidewalk was demolished, the sewer line expanded, and new curb boxes installed for the water line. G&S owner Greg Parrett said the project will be completed in about two weeks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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A Dog Sit-In Sunday for Hurricane Relief

Dogs have historically helped out in times of disaster, from search and rescue to carrying supplies.

On Sunday, there is a lot less dramatic job for them but important to hurricane relief efforts, to hear the Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) tell it.

All the dogs have to do is sit on command at Compo Beach. And the longer they sit, the better.

“Bring your dog to show off a good sit and earn dollars to help out the Connecticut Humane Society hurricane relief efforts for dogs from Houston,” said Nell Barrett, spokeswoman for Southport Veterinary Center (SVC).

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High-Speed Rail Information Meeting Set for Monday

Plans to expand and construct high-speed rail infrastructure throughout Fairfield County—and its effect on Westport, particularly the Green’s Farms station—will be the thrust of an information session set for Monday, Oct. 2.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, town officials announced today.

The meeting is being sponsored by the town in cooperation with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (CTHP) and the Westport Historical Society.

Gregory Stroud, special projects director for the CTHP, will focus on the possible impact to Westport and changes to the Green’s Farms train station, according to First Selectman Jim Marpe.

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Monday, September 25, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Conservation Commission (vidostreamed)
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 99, & www.westport.k12.ct.us)

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cockenoe Cleanup

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A contingent of Scouts and adults from Westport Troop 36 helped the town clean up Cockenoe Island today by gathering and removing trash. Large items of debris and a dozen bags filled with smaller items were transported back by members of Saugatuck Church, the sponsor of Troop 36. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Enjoying the Summer-Like Weather

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The Sunday crowd at Compo Beach today enjoyed the summer-like weather with the temperature climbing to 89 in early afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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LWV Hosts Fall Brunch

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Sheila Ward (r), president of the League of Women Voters of Westport, today addresses candidates and guests at the group’s annual fall brunch. Many of those running for office showed up for the event at a private residence in the Coleytown area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Marpe on Vandalized Banner: ‘Angry it’s Gone Again’

UPDATE When Westport’s Unitarian Church rededicated its new Black Lives Matter banner last week, replacing the one ripped down in August, the Rev. John Morehouse thanked his congregants and the Westport community for their support.

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The banner was vandalized again five days after its rededication. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“The outpouring of support for this has been absolutely incredible,” said Morehouse, adding that the church received so many donations for a new banner, he had “enough for another if this one comes down.”

Today, those words seem prophetic. The new banner went missing sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, officials said.

Unlike the original roadside one that had been ripped down Aug. 23 and later found torn in half and on the side of the road, the new one has yet to be found, according to First Selectman Jim Marpe.

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Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized Again

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Five days after its rededication (see WestportNow Sept. 17, 2017) , the Black Lives Matter banner at Westport’s Unitarian Church has been vandalized again, according to the Rev. John Morehouse. In a Facebook posting, he said the banner was vandalized sometime Friday night/Saturday morning. “Every time the banner is vandalized it fortifies our resolve to replace it and underscores the very need for its existence,” he said. The first banner was ripped from its frame on Aug. 23. (See WestportNow Aug. 25, 2017) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Marina Sunset

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Saturday’s sunset as seen over the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, September 24, 2017


2 p.m. - Westport Library - Electronics Surprise Workshop
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “A View from the Bridge”

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

United Methodist Church Marks 50 Years on Weston Road

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Westport’s United Methodist Church tonight celebrated 50 years at its current building on Weston Road. This is the fourth location of the congregation, which originated in 1790. The festivities included music, a slide and video presentation of the church’s history, and reminiscences by four former pastors.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Honorees at United Methodist Church Celebration

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At the United Methodist Church celebration tonight of 50 years on Weston Road were honorees who were members when the church when it was built. Pictured are Mollie Hodgeman, Aki Ikeda, Joanne Marshall, Gay and Liz Land, Harry and Pat Audley, Pat and Haynes Farmer. Not pictured: George and Eleanor Weigle, Bunny Pitcher, and Don Hazard. In all, they represent 562 total years of membership at the church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Enjoying Harvest Fest Dinner

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The summer-like weather was perfect for tonight’s seventh Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest Dinner. Guests enjoyed food cooked by local chefs as they raised funds for the town-owned farm with a silent and live auction. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Salad Line

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Guests wait to sample some food at tonight’s seventh Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest Dinner. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Cleaning Up Westport Beaches

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Members of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.), Westport Chapter today participated in Save the Sound beach clean up events at Westport’s Compo Beach (above) and Burying Hill Beach. They worked for three hours at Compo Beach and two hours at Burying Hill Beach. Items collected included more than 1,000 cigarette filters and hundreds of plastic food wrappers, bottles, caps, and packaging. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Return to Summer

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With temperatures soaring to 85, it looked like a summer Saturday today at Westport’s Compo Beach—except it was the first full day of autumn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Staples Footballers Crush Brien McMahon 44-7

Staples Footballers Crush Brien McMahon 44-7
Staples senior quarterback Daniel Thompson moves the ball forward today in the Wreckers 44-7 FCIAC victory over Brien McMahon at Norwalk. Staples improved to 3-0 on the season and next hosts Ridgefield at its homecoming on Friday, Oct. 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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In for the Touchdown

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Staples junior Kevin Rabacs scampers in for a touchdown today after a pass from senior quarterback Daniel Thompson in the 44-7 Wrecker win over Brien McMahon at Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

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Food Allergy Heroes’ Walk Attracts Hundreds

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Almost 300 persons participated today in the annual Food Allergy Heroes Walk fundraiser at Sherwood Island State Par. The goal of the event is to “raise critical funds and awareness to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies,” according to Lisa Hofmeister, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organizer. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe read a proclamation declaring today Food Allergy Heroes Walk day in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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