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Thursday, July 28, 2016

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 17 Bluewater Hill

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 17 Bluewater Hill, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1950, the two-story colonial has 2.454 square feet, is situated on a 1.16-acre property and changed ownership last month for $4,375,000. 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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On the Move at the Library

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Entertainers Lolly & Yoyo (Larissa Hopwood and Yvonne Kusters) performed for a group of children today at the Westport Library. They are on a tour promoting their new book “MOVE!” designed to foster a love of reading and physical activity. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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New Name, Logo, for Westport’s Oldest Business

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There is a new name and logo for Westport’s Gault Energy & Stone, Westport’s oldest business. Founded in 1863, the company today unveiled a new name – Gault Family Companies – and said the new “G” logo reflects its rebranded lines of businesses—Energy & Home Solutions, Stone & Landscape Supplies, and Properties & Development. “Our new logo and expanded corporate structure captures our rich history and reveals our ambitious plans for the future,” said Sam Gault, the fifth generation Gault to head the company. Pictured with Gault (c ) are (l-r) Megan Donaher, sales coordinator and sixth generation, Bill Gault, chairman of the board and fourth generation, Meredith Donaher, marketing director and sixth generation, and Jim Donaher, vice president, fifth generation and father of Megan and Meredith. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Ripe for the Buying

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Dina Konstantatos of Stratford checks out the tomatoes today at the New Milford-based Fort Hill Farm stand at the Westport Farmers Market. She said while there are other farmers markets closer to her home, she particularly likes the organic selections in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Delighted With White Corn Find

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Rachel Konstantin of Norwalk was delighted with her find of white corn at the Westport Farmers Market today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Blocked Main Street

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UPDATE Westport fire units blocked Main Street today as they responded to smoke in the building caused by an overheated attic ventilation motor at 56 Main St. The unit was quickly isolated and shut down. Main Street reopened at about 1:30 p.m. Firefighters returned to the store shortly before 5:30 p.m. when another fire alarm came in, but reports from the scene said no problem was found. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Packing Up

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Westport firefighters made quick work today of an overheated ventilation motor at Sperry,  56 Main St. The store and nearby retailers were evacuated as firefighters isolated the problem. Among firefighters packing up was new recruit Elizabeth Ferguson (l), sworn in on July 15.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Ray Dalio: NYT Bridgewater Story ‘Distortion of Reality’

Ray Dalio, founder of Westport’s Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund and Westport’s largest private employer, today sharply criticized a New York Times story portraying his company, as described by one employee, as a “cauldron of fear and intimidation.”

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Ray Dalio: NYT story “sensationalistic”. LinkedIn photo

In a statement issued by his company, Dalio, who turns 67 on Monday, denounced the Wednesday front page story—which included details of an alleged sexual harassment complaint, skinny-dipping during a work retreat, and video surveillance—as an example of “media distortion of reality.” (See WestportNow July 26, 2016)

“To understand the background of this story, you should know that the New York Times reporters never made a serious attempt to understand how we operate. Instead they intentionally strung together a series of misleading ‘facts’ in ways they felt would create the most sensationalistic story,” Dalio said in the statement.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Sizzling Summer Film Series: “Norma Rae”
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - #ThrowbackThursdays
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Writing Scripts for Television
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning & Zoning Commission Special Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance Committee
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Keltic Kick
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Invisible Hand”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Rousing Performance at the Levitt Children’s Series

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Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights headlined tonight’s Melissa and Doug Children’s Series at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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A New Friend

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Julian, 3 1/2 of Westport, finds a new friend tonight at the Levitt Paviion Children’s Series. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Levitt Fun

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Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights had youngsters on their feet tonight in the Wednesday night Melissa and Doug Children’s Series at the Levitt Pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Murphy Raises Gun Control – And His Profile – at Convention

By Ana Radalet

www.ctmirror.org

PHILADELPHIA — He started his speech with a standing ovation from members of the Connecticut delegation and ended it bringing the entire convention floor to its feet.

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Sen. Christopher Murphy addresses the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org photo

Sen. Chris Murphy’s’ impassioned prime time speech on gun control today helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation.

“Enough of children dying in classrooms. Enough of nightly bloodshed on our city streets. Enough of our police officers being outgunned, ambushed, and cut down in the line of duty.

“Enough,” Murphy said.

The crowd joined him in chanting “Enough.”

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Keeping the Greens Green

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WIth another day of 90-plus degree temperaratures, water was flowing on the Longshore Club Park greens today to try to keep them green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Reminder: Pay Taxes By Monday Without Penalty

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Westport’s Tax Collector Office was busy today as Westporters paid their quarterly real estate, sewer use, and annual auto taxes. The taxes, due July 1, will not incur a late penalty if paid by end of business Monday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Selectmen Deny Saugatuck Sewer Extension

By James Lomuscio

Acting in its capacity as the town’s Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), the Board of Selectmen today voted 2 to 1 denying an application to build a controversial 1,500-foot sewer extension in Saugatuck.

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Developer Felix Charney (at last week’s meeting). Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The extension was the needed first step in developer Felix Charney’s plan to construct 155 rental housing units on Hiawatha Lane Extension. The vote came after last week’s often contentious three-hour hearing on the issue. (See WestportNow July 21, 2016)

First Selectman Jim Marpe and Selectwoman Helen Garten voted to deny the request, and Second Selectman Avi Kaner was the dissenter.

The reasons for the denial, spelled out and suggested by Town Attorney Ira Bloom, was the status of the area’s sewage pump station.

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Real Estate Report: ‘Hubbard Clause’ Appearing More Often

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

We are beginning to see more offers that include a “Hubbard clause” in Westport these days, and that may be because of the state of the market.

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Featured Home:This home at 33 Sherwood Drive is listed at $3.3 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of The Higgins Group, Westport

Currently, there are three homes that are under deposit"with a Hubbard clause, and their average price is $812,333. At any given time, we normally see just one in the entire town.

A Hubbard clause is when a buyer places an offer on another home subject to the sale of their own property. The clause itself is in direct reference to the buyer’s home sale.

In other words, the buyers have not yet secured a purchaser for their own home. They will need to effect that sale, and the equity from it in order to complete the purchase on their next home.

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Westport Sunset

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Tuesday’s sunset over Westport as seen from a drone operated by Ben Berkley, who will be entering seventh grade in the fall at Bedford Middle School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ben Berkley for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
9 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Water Pollution Control Authority (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
1 p.m. - Westport Library - Hip or Knee Pain Treatment Options
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Invisible Hand”
4:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Tree Board
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights
8 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportMAKES Program: Celestial Viewing

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NYT: ‘Sex, Fear and Video Surveillance’ at Bridgewater

Westport’s Bridgewater Associates is like a “cauldron of fear and intimidation,” according to an employee of the world’s largest hedge fund quoted by The New York Times.

In a front page story in Wednesday’s edition available online tonight, the newspaper said it had obtained through Freedom of Information requests a 34-year-old employee’s complaint made to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, which it said has not been previously reported.

The complaint describes “an atmosphere of constant surveillance by video and recordings of all meetings — and the presence of patrolling security guards — that silence employees who do not fit the Bridgewater mold,” the Times said.

The employee contends that his male supervisor sexually harassed him for about a year by propositioning him for sex and talking about sex during work trips, according to the report.

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Compo Scene

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A sunset scene at Westport’s Compo Beach tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Compo Sunset Walk

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A couple enjoyed a sunset walk tonight at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Treehouse Comedy Club Entertains at Levitt

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Justin Hoff, one of the three standup comedy performers from the Treehouse Comedy Club, entertains a large crowd tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Comedy Club owner Brad Axelrod is a former resident of Westport and graduate of Staples High School. The other two comedians were Michael Petit and Tom Briscoe. It was the second appearance this summer at the Levitt for the Treehouse Comedy Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Levitt Laughs

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Treehouse Comedy Club comedians brought laughter tonight to a large audience at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Enjoying Comedy at the Levitt

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Part of the audience tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts for a night of laughter with the Treehouse Comedy Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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