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Friday, July 28, 2017

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An albino deer and two offspring spotted Thursday near Westport’s Old Hill Farms Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna Diorio for WestportNow.com

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Friday, July 28, 2017


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6:30 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - SELECTS 2017 Jurors and Artists Talk
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Incendio Band

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Old School Revue at Levitt

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The Old School Revue With Tom Bowes (Tower of Power) and the Saugatuck Horns entertained at the Levitt Pavilion tonight. Their show featured Old School Revue’s production of “Summer Soul Serenade,“ a unique historical journey through five decades of American popular music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Pounding the Keys

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Westport’s Bob Cooper was on the keyboard tonight as The Old School Revue With Tom Bowes (Tower of Power) and the Saugatuck Horns entertained at the Levitt Pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Granger at the Movies: ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Despicable Me 3,’ ‘The House’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

With comic book adaptations and animation crowding the multiplexes, “The Big Sick,” a surprisingly witty, sweet-natured romantic comedy is a welcome change.

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Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, it relates how a struggling Pakistani/American comedian (Nanjiani) in Chicago connects with flirtatious grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan), as what they both thought was a one-night stand develops into a real relationship.

Kumail’s devoutly Muslim family expects him to enter into a traditional, arranged marriage with an eligible Pakistani woman. So he avoids telling them about his growing affection for Emily because he knows his parents would disown him if he married a Caucasian.

It’s the classic dilemma of a trying-to-assimilate, second-generation immigrant caught between two worlds, and Kumail’s cross-cultural deception leads to their eventual breakup.

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Marpe: Reminder Residents Can ‘Opt Out’ of Yellow Pages

The books have been around for generations, seared into the American psyche with the jingle, “Let your fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages.” 

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But the internet, as it has with most print media, has put the kibosh on the directories that had once been revered like encyclopedias and used more often.

And now, many see them as bothersome bulky mail, so much so that in May two members of the Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) proposed an Unsolicited Bulky Mail Ordinance. The legislative body is expected to hear it at its next meeting.

And today, First Selectman Jim Marpe’s office reminded residents they have the choice about which directories they would like to receive or stop receiving in the future.

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Compo Road South Crash Sends One to Hospital

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A two-car crash today on Westport’s Compo Road South at Keyser Road sent one person to the hospital. Witnesses said an SUV (r) rear-ended the other car (l), sending it onto its side on Keyser Road. They said the driver of the flpped car managed to get out on his own and had a bloody arm. He was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. The other male driver apparently declined transport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Inspecting the Flipped Car

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Westport firefighters today check out a car that flipped over on Compo Road South at Keyser Road after witnesses said it was rear-ended by another car. The driver of the flipped car was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Backpacks, Gift Cards Needed for Back to School Program

The Westport Human Services Department’s annual Back to School Program is currently seeking donations of new backpacks, gift cards and cash donations.

Human Services Director Elaine Daignault said gift cards for Staples Office Supply, Walmart and Target are being sought to benefit income-eligible Westport families.

“As local, state and federal budgets face challenging economic times, and families feel the burden of financial hardships, there is a growing need for assistance right here in Westport,” Daignault said.

She said that since 2001, the number of beneficiaries has grown from 23 families with 48 children, to 118 families with 189 children who qualified and received new school supplies in 2016, a 400 percent increase.

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Town Plan Draft Now Online, Public Input Sought

Westport officials say the final draft of the 2017 town Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is available for public inspection.

It is available on the town website, and a hard copy is available for review in the Planning and Zoning Department at Town Hall.

For the past year, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has worked on updating the 2007 POCD and has incorporated comments and feedback from surveys and public meetings, the announcement said, adding that more input from residents and property owners is welcome.

The POCD is an advisory document used by the P&Z and other town agencies to protect resources important to residents, to guide growth and change and to identify facilities and services needed or wanted to support the community.

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I-95 Rollover Slows Traffic

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A one-car rollover on I-95 northbound between Exits 18 in Westport and 19 in Fairfield shortly after 8 a.m. today slowed traffic in the area. The accident occurred near Westport’s Maple Lane. DOT photo

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Kelly’s Tenure: ‘Professionalism, Humor and Calming Influence’

By James Lomuscio

After 15 years, three administrations, myriad Westport issues and townwide changes, Assistant Town Attorney Gail Kelly, who leaves Friday, had this advice for her successor.

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Gail Kelly: “Just enjoy the people you are working with.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“Enjoy it, have a good sense of humor and just enjoy the people you are working with,” said Kelly, who has held the post since 2002.

“And take advantage of the knowledge of the people at Town Hall. You can’t do this alone.”

Kelly, a grandmother who moved to Westport 33 years ago with her husband Bruce and two boys Jesse and Cameron, will be replaced Aug. 14 by Eileen Lavigne Flug, the former moderator of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM).

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Thursday, July 27, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Sizzling Summer Film Series: “De-Loveley”
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
6:30 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - African Gorillas of Rwanda & Uganda
7 p.m. - Barnes & Noble - CNN anchor and Westport resident Alisyn Camerota discusses new novel “Amanda Wakes Up”
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance & Employee Compensation Committees
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Old School Revue with Tom Bowes & the Saugatuck Horns

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trader Joe’s Protest

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The Westport Trader Joe’s tonight was one of several locations targeted by protesters organized by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226. They were protesting the sale (not in Westport) of several beer brands whose owners are Donald Trump supporters and who “helped propel into power political leaders who attack immigrants, women, the environment, LGBTQIA+ communities, and working families.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Up Close With the Crowd

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A member of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band delighted the crowd tonight at the Levitt Pavilion with an up close encounter. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Large Crowd for Levitt Children’s Series

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It was a crowded lawn tonight as the Dirty Sock Funtime Band performed at the Levitt Pavilion as part of the Melissa & Doug-sponsored Wednesday night children’s series.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Police: Westport Uncle Had Heroin in Room with 2-Year-Old

Officers arrested a Westport man on drug and risk of injury to a child charges for having heroin in the same room as his 2-year-old nephew, police said today.

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Danny Frazier: held on $10,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Danny Frazier, 38, of 1655 Post Road East, was arrested on a warrant at Norwalk Superior Court Thursday where he had appeared on another charge.

According to Lt. David Farrell, the Westport charges date back to an incident in December stemming from the report of a missing 2-year-old. It was learned at the time that the child had been taken by his uncle, Frazier.

“While the officers were in the home on the date of the complaint, they observed a clear plastic cigarette wrapper with a small amount of brownish powder inside on Danny Frazier’s bed,” Farrell said.

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Police: Couple Held in Attempted Home Invasion, Threatening, Drug Possession

Officers arrested a Bronx, New York woman for trying to force her way into a Jonathan Lane home and threatening to shoot the homeowner while her boyfriend was nabbed for drug possession, police said today.

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Cristin Towle (l) and Seneca Abreu: each held on $5,000 bond. Westport Police photos

They said the woman, Cristin Towle, 35, was charged wit first-degree criminal trespass and threatening. Her boyfriend, Seneca Abreu, 40, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia afer he was found with 11 bundles of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

According to Lt. David Farrell, officers responded to Jonathan Lane, off Treadwell Avenue, around 11:30 p.m. Thursday following a complaint.

The two suspects were located a short time later on the property of 435 Riverside Ave. Towle told the officer she and her boyfriend were simply taking a walk. The victim had a different story.

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Health Director on West Nile: ‘Don’t Panic, Take Precautions’

By James Lomuscio

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station’s (CAES) announcement Tuesday that a West Nile Virus (WNV) infected mosquito was found in Westport comes as no surprise to Mark Cooper, director of the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD). WestportNow.com Image
Mark Cooper: “It happens every year.” File photo

“It’s not unexpected,” Cooper said. “There’s no reason to panic because it happens every year.”

He added that the mosquito captured from a CAES collection point July 18 on North Avenue, one of two collection stations in town, “is the bird biting mosquito.”

“So, it takes a bit of time for it to jump into the mosquitoes that predominantly bite humans,” Cooper said. “But it will happen, and it will happen before the end of the summer.”

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Wilton Road Crash Sends One to Hospital

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A collision between a car and a truck today on Westport’s Wilton Road at Bolton Lane sent the car on its side, trapping one man inside. Firefighters extricated him and Westport EMS transported him to Norwalk Hospital. A portion of Wilton Road was closed between Kings Highway North and River Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Inspecting the Damage

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Westport firefighters examine a car that ended up on its side after a collision today with a box truck on Westport’s Wilton Road at Bolton Lane. A man in the car was trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. His condition was not known.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - DeweyKnit: Grade 4 to Adult
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Children’s Series: Dirty Sock Funtime Band
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Public Star Party (if skies are clear)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

West Nile Virus Infected Mosquito Found in Westport

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) said today it has identified West Nile Virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes in four new towns including Westport.

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A map shows where infected mosquitoes have been found since late June.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) CAES graphic

The Westport mosquito was captured July 18 at the state’s collection point on North Avenue, a news release said

Infected mosquitoes were also found in Greenwich, South Windsor, and Stratford, it said.

The latest infected mosquitoes were trapped from July 12 to July 19. More WNV positive mosquitoes were also identified in West Haven where the virus had been previously found in late June, the first this year.

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Affordable Housing Redo Offers Westport ‘Breathing Room’

By James Lomuscio

The state’s affordable housing statute 8-30g has long been the bane of local municipalities because it allows developers to override zoning regulations if a municipality does not have 10 percent of its housing stock deemed affordable.

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Developer Philip Craft of Easton shows off a redesign of his proposed four-story affordable housing complex at 1177 Post Road East, which he presented to the Representative Town Meeting last October. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport is one of those towns, and 8-30g has been on the mouths and minds of local officials for years. The fear is that an unscrupulous developer could use it to ride roughshod over zoning regulations by providing just a small percentage of affordable units.

In the meantime, towns have been seeking four-year moratoriums to reach the state mandated housing stock goal by way of points based on affordable housing units in place.

On Monday, concerns over 8-30g lessened, with 138 of the state’s 169 municipalities not at the 10 percent goal catching a break.

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Westport Scouts at Jamboree

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Boy Scouts from Westport troops 36, 39, and 100 are attending National Scout Jamboree 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. About 35,000 scouts from around the world are attending. The event concludes on Thursday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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