Saturday, September 21, 2013
Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed
The Connecticut Humane Society in Westport (455 Post Road East, 203-227-4137) is in need of help from the Westport community. Volunteer Dog Walkers are needed at the shelter for regular once-a-week / 2 hour block schedules to make sure the dogs get out for play time. If interested, please stop by or call the Connecticut Humane Society. Thank-You.
Friday, January 01, 2010
2009 In Pictures
Once again, WestportNow presents as a New Year’s gift to our readers a review of the past year through the eyes of Westporters who contributed photos, video and illustrations to WestportNow in 2009.
The year 2009 was unusually busy, and we are pleased to have been your No. 1 source for breaking and ongoing news coverage of Westport for the seventh successive year.
Dozens of persons contributed news stories, photos, and illustrations to WestportNow over the past year. The 2009 review, with video and drawings for the first time, includes almost 350 entries and represents the work of 30 photographers by name and one illustrator.
In 2009, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth. This last week alone, while unusually busy, WestportNow had more than 90,000 page views and more than 15,000 unique visitors. No other Westport news source, print or online, delivers as many daily or weekly readers to its advertisers.
We urge you to patronize our advertisers and spread the word about WestportNow. We continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2010. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
‘Piling’ On Unexpected Levitt Costs
By James Lomuscio
Supporters of Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts have had to dig deeper, literally and financially, to build the new pavilion set to open next summer.
This is a what the new Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts will look like as designed by Westport architect Peter Cadoux. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
A substantial number of the 177, 50-foot pilings to support the new structure sunk an extra 40 feet when being hammered in, thus requiring them to be capped with additional 40-foot pilings in order to hit bedrock, said Stuart McCarthy, Parks and Recreation director.
Freda Welsh, the Levitt’s executive director who referred all inquiries to McCarthy, is scheduled to ask the Board of Finance Wednesday night for an appropriation of $249,587 for contingency costs and additional funding.
According to McCarthy, the request is simply “a bookkeeping item,” since the town, as well as the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion, each respectively already has a 5 and 2.5 percent contingency plan in place.
Longshore Golf Course Closes for the Season
Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy announced today that the Longshore Golf Course will close for the season at the end of play today.
“On behalf of the Town of Westport, Golf Professional John Cooper, Acting Superintendent Brian Sepot and the entire staff at Longshore, we extend our appreciation to our loyal customers and wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year,” said McCarthy.
“We look forward to seeing you in the spring.”
Westport Center Fog
Good Living on Kings Highway North
Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Compo Beach Site Improvement Committee
10 a.m. – Earthplace - Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Framing the Past, Present, and Future” and “Walt Reed’s Illustrator in America”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Chuck Close: About Face”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - “Downton Abbey,” Season 3
4 p.m. - Town Hall - Homes With Hope 30th anniversary and dedication of Powell Place Apartments
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Drink n’ Draw
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 201 – Sherwood Mill Pond Advisory Committee
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre presents “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Westport Police: Missing Man Located
Robert Brannigan: located in New York. Contributed photo
UPDATE An 85-year-old Westport man with dementia and Alzheimer’s missing since this morning has been located in New York, Westport police said tonight.
A missing persons alert for Robert Brannigan was issued in late morning. It said he may be driving a four-door gray Saab with license plate 485UZY.
“If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Robert Brannigan, please call 911 or contact the police at (203)341-6000,” an advisory said.
It said he has been missing from his Westport home on Loretta Court off Hillspoint Road since 9:30 a.m.
Bedford’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ Set for the Weekend
Scenes from tonight’s dress rehearsal of “Guys and Dolls” by the Bedford Acting Group set for this weekend. A cast of 90 plus one Black Standard Poodle will present the Tony Award-winning musical on Friday at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door. For further information, please call the Bedford Drama line, (203)341-1567. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
A Card for Santa
Olivia Schiavone, 4, of Westport had a holiday card for Santa tonight at the holiday celebration at Christ & Holy Trinity Church sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Holiday Celebration Courtesy of Downtown Merchants
Scenes from the Westport Downtown Merchants Association-sponsored holiday celebration tonight at Christ & Holy Trinity Church following the tree lighting at Westport Town Hall. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Enjoying Marshmallow Roast
Enjoying the marshmallow roast tonight at the Saugatuck Center tree lighting were (l-r) Courtney Brockwell, Elisabeth French, Erin Munley, and Kristin and Clark Briner, all of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Making a Donation
Westporter Chris Ventrella tonight places bags of gifts in Al’s Angels holiday gift box at the Saugatuck Center tree lighting to the delight of Joan Romano and Al DiGuido, founder of Al’s Angels. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport