Monday, October 24, 2016
A second half penalty kick, and a goal with eight seconds remaining, was the difference today at Loeffler Field. Fairfield Warde made both shots, sending the Staples boys soccer team to a 2-0 loss on Senior Day. The defeat -– the first in 12 matches for the Wreckers –- came despite excellent offensive pressure, strong midfield and defensive work, and a spectacular save by keeper Ziggy Hallgarten. The Wreckers end the regular season with a 7-3-6 mark. They begin the quest for their 28th FCIAC championship on Thursday, away. Above Josh Berman is one of the many Westporters who came close to scoring today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Frances Rowland for WestportNow.com
Among participants celebrating U.N. Day today at Westport Town Hall were (l-r) Bill Hass, president, United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut; Staples U.N. Club members Chloe Adda and Maria Tergis; Aye Aye Thant, daughter of the late U.N. Secretary General U Thant, and Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
The United Nations flag was raised along with the American flag today at a ceremony outside Westport Town Hall marking U.N. Day. Maria Tergis and Chloe Adda of the Staples High School Model U.N.Club did the flag raising honors. Today is the 71st anniversary of U.N. Day, which celebrates the entry into force in 1945 of the U.N. Charter (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Officers arrested a Fairfield man for assault and violation of a protective order, police said today.
Steven Shulman, 21, met the victim in the parking lot at 44 Imperial Ave. on Thursday, where he hit the victim in the face, according to Lt. David Farrell.
“The victim reported suffering a bloody nose as a result of the assault,” Farrell said.
A warrant was issued for Schulman’s arrest, and he was arrested the next day at the Gillespie Center, the town’s homeless shelter, where he was found sleeping.
The Westport Police Department is flashing its social media credentials,
With Cpl. Ashley DelVecchio, 27, a six-year veteran of the force, handling the details, the department has added spots on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, an announcement said.
The Facebook page has everything from mug shots to Halloween parade promotions.
The three social media accounts have been created to help spread knowledge quickly, said Lt. David Farrell, the department’s public information officer.
Officers Sunday night arrested a Norwalk man on parole after a traffic stop and subsequent service dog drug search uncovered a .9-caliber handgun, police said today.
Donald Flamer, 36, was charged with violation of conditions of release, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a pistol and was remanded to parole custody, according to Lt. David Farrell.
Farrell said the Detective Bureau is investigating whether the gun had been stolen or used in a crime.
The incident began when the officer noticed that Flamer’s white Nissan sedan traveling eastbound on Post Road East near Maple Avenue at abut 10 p.m. did not have a front license plate nor a rear license plate light.
Flags of United Nations members flew on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center today against a backdrop of fall colors. Today marks the 71st anniversary of U.N. Day, which celebrates the entry into force in 1945 of the U.N. Charter (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
It was a small gesture captured by the team photographer but one that made his parents beam. At a recent Staples freshman squad football game against Stamford, one of the Wrecker captains, A.J. Konstanty, went over to a Stamford player who was injured during the game and shook his hand. “We’re very proud of this spontaneous act of sportsmanship & kindness,” said parents Jared and Kelly Konstanty. “In a world full of negative headlines & bad news, my wife Kelly and I thought this was a cool moment of positivity.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Shelley Burger Sports
9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “MORE Than Words”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Art to the Max”
10 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - 401(k) & Defined Contribution Plan Investment Committee
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Westport Weston Health District (180 Bayberry Lane) - Flu Clinic
3 p.m. - Town Hall - United Nations Day Celebration
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Participants in today’s Westport Arts Advisory Committee TEA (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) Talk take questions from the Town Hall audience. The talk with the theme “Portrait of the Artist: Earnings vs Yearnings,” explored the career challenges and rewards artists face today. They included (l-r, seated) writers Jessica Bram and Tommy Greenwald; Stephanie Plunkett, deputy director at the Norman Rockwell Museum; artists Miggs Burroughs and Sooo-z Mastropietro; pianist Frederic Chiu, and composer Ryan Lester. Nancy Diamond, WAAC co-chair, is at podium. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport author and illustrator Tommy Greenwald points to the poster he created for the hit show “Hamilton” during today’s Westport Arts Advisory Committee TEA (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) Talk at Westport Town Hall. He was interviewed by Westport writer Jessica Bram. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport artist Sooo-Zi Mastrropietro brought her own chair she designed to Westport Town Hall today for her talk with fellow artist Miggs Burroughs. They participated in the Westport Arts Advisory Committee TEA (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) talk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Scenes from today’s Westport Arts Advisory Committee TEA (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) Talk at Westport Town Hall. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club today won the women’s youth 8+ event at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, scoring an unprecedented three-peat victory. Saugatuck’s women’s youth 4+ placed second in their event. SRC’s winning crew (l-r) consisted of: Sophie Pendrill, Scarsdale, N.Y.,, Caitlin Esse, New Canaan, Imogen Ratcliffe, Westport, Camila Meyer-Bosse, Westport, coxswain Charlotte Powers, Fairfield, Kelsey McGinley, Westport, Tatiana Chermayeff, Rowayton, Willemijn ten Cate, Westport, Grace McGinley, Westport, and SRC junior girls head coach Gordon Getsinger. Five members of the winning crew are students at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saugatuck Rowing Club’s women’s youth 4+ crew today took the silver medal at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Pictured (l-r) are SRC junior girls head coach Gordon Getsinger, Kate Johnson, Westport, Noelle Amlicke, Westport, coxswain Isabelle Grosgogeat, Westport, Clara Everett, Fairfield, and Parker Cuthbertson, Westport. Four of the girls are Staples High School students. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Alex Lieber, 9, of Westport, a fourth grader at Kings Highway Elementary School, today shows off her Halloween window painting contest entry outside of Soleil Toile, 14 Post Road East. The moon and stars are illuminated by the store’s lighting at night. Winners in the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce contest will be announced this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Stiff winds and sunny skies attracted kite boarders to Westport’s Compo Beach today. The temperature barely made it into the 60s as winds gusted close to 30 mp. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Team Myer, supporting the family of Westport Police Sgt. Robert Myer, 48, who took his own life in May, led today’s Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Myer’s wife, Beth (l), was part of the team, which included family, friends, and present and retired Westport police officers. The team raised almost $13,000 in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Beth Myer, wife of Westport Police Sgt. Robert Myer, 48, who took his own life in May, (see WestportNow May 4, 2016) today made an emotional plea to help bring depression and suicide out of the shadows. Addressing hundreds taking part in the Out of Darkness suicide prevention walk at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, she said, “Suicides correlates with mental health and mental health is a stigma. The conversations need to start and they need to change.” She said her husband, a 23-year veteran of the force, was “humorous and fun-loving, always looking for a laugh.” But, she added, “Unfortunately, it was his despair that overshadowed his awareness of how much he meant to the loved ones around him.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Hundreds took part today in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness walk at Sherwood Island State Park. The event included remarks from those who have contemplated suicide as well as from family members of those who took their own life. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church - Saugatuck Nursery School Fall Harvest Festival
12:30 p.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk (registration begins 11 a.m.)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Arts Advisory Committee T.E.A. Talk: Earnings vs Yearnings
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Camelot”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Westport today participated in the national Make A Difference Day for the 21st year. Barbara Pearson Rac, event coordinator, said 32 projects were registered throughout town. They included a “drop-in” effort at Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church (above) in which volunteers assembled toiletry bags for homeless men, comfort bags for women entering the shelters at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, and arts and crafts kits for children in need. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
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