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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Oscar-worthy Film Series: “Elle”
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Tree Board Arbor Day Sapling Giveaway
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
4 p.m. - Earthplace - Adventures in Animal Hall
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Workshop with Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit Artist Leona Frank
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - RTM Parks & Recreation Committee
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
8 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - RTM Finance & Education Committees

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Curtain Call for ‘Lunch Hour’ Reading

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The cast of “Lunch Hour” takes a bow tonight at the Westport Country Playhouse following the script-in-hand reading of the play written by the late Jean Kerr. Pictured (l-r) : Mark Shanahan, Kate MacCluggage, James Waterston, Rebekah Brockman, John Skelley and Peter Chenot, program directions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Panel Focuses on Teen Domestic Violence

By James Lomuscio

The film clips were quick but deeply disturbing. All choreographed control and abuse under the banner of love, an abuse on track toward becoming teen domestic violence.

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Among participants in the discussion were (-r) Westport Police Lt. Jillian Cabana, Alison Roach, Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) attorney advocate, and Nicole Dodge, DVCC advocate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Produced by the One Love Foundation, the clips shown tonight in the Westport Library’s McManus Room dramatized the manipulation and coercion present in troubled teen relationships.

Using the line “Because I love you,” the actors justify jealousy over a lab partner, incessant phone calls and texts, and isolating a girlfriend or boyfriend from friends and even family.

In one scene a young man even threatens to smash his girlfriend’s phone because she did not answer.

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Special Report: Housing Shift — More Apartments, Fewer McMansions

By Tom Condon

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Simsbury has two multi-family housing developments in the works that will provide 169 new apartments, of which 36 units will be affordable. Last year a complex opened in Brookfield with 72 apartments, all affordable. A 52-unit complex in Essex will have 16 affordable apartments.

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The 181-unit Garden Homes development in Simsbury, now under construction, will have 18 affordable apartments. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tom Condon for CtMirror.org

These and similar projects represent two major — if not seismic — shifts in the state’s housing market: away from the heavy focus on larger single-family homes, and toward more multi-family and affordable housing.

In the heady decades after World War II, developers blanketed the countryside with detached single-family houses, small and large, capes and ranches to huge McMansions.

Now the market has changed. Families are smaller. Young people aren’t as interested in owning a suburban home, and are happy, at least for a time, to rent an apartment in a walkable and otherwise interesting city or town center. Many Boomers looking to downsize seek similar situations.

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Rehearsing for Script in Hand Reading Tonight

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Actors paused today during a rehearsal for tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse Script In Hand reading of “Lunch Hour,” a romantic comedy by Jean Kerr. The play is set in a Long Island beach house in 1980 when two female friends discover their spouses are having an affair. They counter by having an affair of their own. The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the play reading series. Pictured: (seated, l-r)  Mark Shanahan, Kate MacCluggage, James Waterston, Rebekah Brockman and John Skelley; (standing) Anne Keefe, Peter Chenot, stage directions, and Ann Sheffer, sponsor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Herbicide Spill Brings Fire, DEEP Response

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An accidental spill of a herbicide or pesticide today at Westport’s Birchwood Country Club brought a response from Westport firefighters and officials of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Firefighters built a dam in a stream at the edge of the club’s property below the golf course just above Riverside Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick said a considerable amount of material was involved and that the cleanup would likely be an extended one. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Herbicide Spill Reported at Birchwood Country Club

Westport firefighters, including the hazmat unit, today responded to a reported herbicide spill at Birchwood Country Club.

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Westport firefighters today at the site of a herbicide spill off of Riverside Avenue at the Birchwood Country Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The herbicide concentrate was reported to have spilled into a storm drain at the edge of the club golf course above Riverside Avenue. Firefighters built a dike to try to stem the flow of the stream.

There was no immediate indication the concentrate had crossed Riverside Avenue and into the Saugatuck River, fire officials said.

Firefighters notified the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which sent emergency responders to the scene.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 6 Hunting Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 6 Hunting Lane, near Bulkley Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1946, the 1-1/4 story cape has 1,190-square feet and is situated on a .25-acre property. 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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Playhouse Seeks Extras for Season Opener

The Westport Country Playhouse said today it is seeking non-Equity extras, male and female, all ethnicities and types, ages 25-70, to play tourists in the season opening production of Peter Shaffer’s comedy “Lettice & Lovage.”

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It said the play, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, needs extras who must be available for rehearsals and performances beginning Friday, May 26 and ending Sunday, June 18.

Extras will appear in the first 10 minutes of the production and “play a range of feelings that go from bored-to-death to interested and finally elated as Lettice Douffet, played by Patricia Conolly, evolves from their inexperienced tour guide to a theatrical tour de force,” an announcement said.

Also in the cast are Playhouse alumni Mia Dillon and Sarah Manton, who play Charlotte Schoen and Ms. Framer, respectively, and Paxton Whitehead, who will reprise his role of Mr. Bardolph from the original Broadway production.

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Truck Pulls Down Wires on Greens Farms Road

A moving truck pulled down utility wires today on Greens Farms Road at Hillspoint Road, police said.

The incident caused closure of Greens Farms Road from Hillspoint Road to Hales Road.

The moving van was stopped by state police on I-95 in Bridgeport and information obtained from the driver, according to state police.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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Former Police Chief, 80, Escapes Fire Through Window

Former Westport Police Chief Ronald F. Malone escaped a fast moving early morning house fire today through a first floor window with the help of first arriving police officers.

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Ron Malone: window escape. Lynn U. Miller/WN photo
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The scene at 169 Cross Highway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

“I was heating up Pop Tarts and the next thing I knew the kitchen was on fire,” said Malone, 80, as he was treated for cuts and bruises before being taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital for observation.

Firefighters managed to save two dogs in the house at 189 Cross Highway, which was heavily damaged.

Malone called 911 at about 6 a.m. and said he was trapped in the one-story, 1955-built cape, according to Assistant Chief Mike Kronick.

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Rescued From House Fire

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UPDATE Firefighters rescued two dogs from a house fire today at 189 Cross Highway. The lone occupant, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief and former member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), managed to escape through a first floor window with the help of first arriving police officers. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, said Assistant Chief Mike Kronick. Malone retired in 1990 after six years as chief. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department photo

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Flames on Arrival

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This was the scene that Westport firefighters found on arrival today at a house fire at 189 Cross Highway shortly after 6 a.m.  Westport police officers, first on the scene, helped the lone occupant, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former Westport police chief, escape through a first floor window. He had called 911 saying he was trapped. He suffered non life-threatening injuries, said Assistant Chief Mike Kronick. Firefighters rescued two dogs from the one-story house. Malone said he was heating Pop Tarts when suddenly he found the kitchen in flames. The Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause. Kronick reminded homeowners of the importance of having working smoke detectors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department photo

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Former Police Chief Escapes House Fire

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UPDATE With the help of first arriving police officers, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief, escaped from a first floor window with minor injuries today as flames swept his one-story home at 189 Cross Highway. The home and its contents were heavily damaged. Malone, who retired in 1990 after six years as chief, said he was making Pop Tarts in the kitchen when the next thing he knew the kitchen was on fire. Firefighters rescued two dogs from the house. The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Gallery: Cross Highway House Fire


UPDATE Scenes from today’s house fire at 189 Cross Highway in Westport. The lone occupant, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief, escaped with minor injuries. He said he was heating Pop Tarts when suddenly he found the kitchen ablaze. Firefighters rescued two dogs. The home was heavily damaged. The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. WestportNow.com photos

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Investigating Gas Odor

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Westport firefighters today responded to TD Bank, 185 Main St., on a report of a gas odor. The problem was traced to a rooftop unit, according to reports from the scene. They also responded to a report of a gas odor at 111 Main St. but found no problem. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chip Stephens for WestportNow.com

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Arbor Day Sapling Give Away at Town Hall Tuesday

The Westport Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. by giving away saplings in front of Town Hall, organizers announced.

It is the fourth consecutive year the Tree Board has run the program, and saplings, which are on a first come, first serve basis, will come with planting instructions.

Organizers said the saplings are being provided by Eversource Energy.

A similar Eversource-sponsored, sapling giveaway is set for Saturday in celebration of Green Day. It will be held at Earthplace’s Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum at 2 Woodside Lane from noon to 3 p.m.

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Attacking the Flames

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UPDATE Westport firefighters today attack a fire in a home at 189 Cross Highway. They were hampered by a large amount of material inside the home, according to fire officials. Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief, escaped through a first floor window with the help of first arriving police officers. He suffered non life threatening injuries.  He said he was heating Pop Tarts when suddenly the kitchen was engulfed in flames. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Down by the Riverside

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Sunday dusk along the Saugatuck River in Westport as seen from the Imperial Avenue side. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Monday, April 24, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Script in Hand Playreading Series: “Lunch Hour”
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Westport’s Domestic Violence Task Force: Teen Domestic Violence
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - RTM P&Z Committee
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, April 23, 2017

Opinion: Digital Arrest Reports Pose Quandary

By Steve Nevas

We pride ourselves in keeping government open and accountable. While we want to be sure the awesome powers we give the police and courts are used to keep us safe, we also need to have ways to be sure those powers are not abused. 

This is why the Westport Police Department and law enforcement in every Connecticut town and city make available a public report of each arrest while our courts keep an equally open record of every conviction, reduction of the charges, probation or dismissal. 

WestportNow and news organizations like it regularly report those arrests. If this is someone’s first arrest, that person has a job, fixed address and the offense is not grave, the State’s Attorney might consider offering unsupervised probation before trial, reduce the charges or might even dismiss them with a warning that next time the prosecution won’t be so lenient. 

Before the internet and digital media those arrest reports were in print forever. But unless you saved the edition, you couldn’t find the article without a personal visit to the newspaper’s morgue or perhaps a public library. Now in this digital era, when a news organization reports an arrest it is easily accessible online and is just as permanent. 

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‘Raising Children in Trump’s America’ Subject of Tuesday Panel Discussion

The Democratic Women of Westport (DWW) will host a panel entitled “Raising Children in Trump’s America” on Tuesday, organizers announced.

The discussion from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane, will explore “how to address the needs emerging in our community as a result of the new political landscape, including recent executive actions and political directives,” an announcement said.

“Panelists will discuss how to talk to children about the political climate in a way that is authentic and not fear-based, and how to use kindness as an act of resistance. “

Panelists include Claudia Connor, president and CEO of the International Institute of Connecticut; Marji Lipshez-Shapiro, interim director of the Anti Defamation League, Connecticut; Claire Dinshaw, editor-in-chief of Inklings the Staples High School newspaper; Tara Covais Varsov, a psychotherapist working with children and families, and Karen Dahl of little m, a communications firm.

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CNN’s Alisyn Camerota at Hadassah Luncheon

The Westport Chapter of Hadassah will host its annual spring fundraiser at the Inn at Longshore on Thursday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with CNN anchor and Westport resident Alisyn Camerota as guest speaker, organizers announced.

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Alisyn Camerota: Westport mom. Contributed photo

The luncheon will honor Susie Blumenfeld, an entrepreneur and founder of her own event planning business Pink House Productions, LLC. A chapter member for more than 24 years, she has held leadership positions both locally and regionally, an announcement said.

Funds raised will support the Hadassah Medical Center’s groundbreaking work, including stem cell and nephrology research, it said.

At this event, organizers will also collect business attire for the Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County in Bridgeport.

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Boat Slips Filling Up

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Boat slips are filling up at the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. A reminder that emblems will be required for vehicle entry to the beach beginning Monday, May 1. They are on sale at the Parks & Recreation office at Longshore or online HERE.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Comings & Goings: Layla’s Falafel to Post Road East

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Layla’s Falafel, featuring Middle Eastern cuisine and owned by Trumbull residents Dino and Layla Sakakini, will open at 1537 Post Road East in late May. J.P. Sakakini, the owners’ son, said his parents started the business 17 years ago in Fairfield. He said Westport will be the family’s fifth location, with two in Stamford, and one in Trumbull in addition to the original Fairfield location. “The Westport location is small, only a few tables but our main business is takeout and catering,” he said. “We offer fast, casual food and service and we are definitely not at all like a chain food business—we are truly family owned and operated.” He added, “We’re excited to become part of the Westport community.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport’s Alisyn Camerota: ‘Yes, Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Me’

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Westporter Alysyn Camerota, a CNN anchor since leaving Fox News in 2014 after working a decade there, said publicly for the first time today that she was a target of ousted Fox CEO Roger Ailes. Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Camerota said: “Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me.” She said she did not tell anyone at the time. “I was embarrassed, and it is sort of humiliating,” she said. See the full interview HERE. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo from CNN.com

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Gallery: 39th Annual Minute Man Race


Scenes from today’s 39th annual Minute Man Race at Compo Beach sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League. See full results HERE. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Minute Man 10K Winners

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Winner of the 10K race in today’s 39th annual Minute Man Race sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League (WYW) at Compo Beach were Petteri Kuorikoski, 40, of Westport and first place female finisher was Mary Dolan-Zengo, 51, of Wilton. According to Natalie Fonteyne of Westport, past WYWL president, today’s races had a combined total of over 1,200 registered participants — the oldest registered was 97 and the youngest was a 1-year-old in the 100-yard dash. Race proceeds directly benefit charities with an emphasis in education located in lower Fairfield County as well as Westport-based agencies. See full results HERE. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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