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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed

DogWalking

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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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Saturday,  November 1, 2014


9 a.m. - noon - Town Hall Room 105 - Town Hall open for Absentee Ballots
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks” (last day)
2 p.m. - Saugatuck Elementary (170 Riverside Avenue) - Levitt Pavilion: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: the music of Billy Joel
4 p.m. - Westport Library - The Anne Eyes Science Lecture: Science Writer Carl Zimmer
7:30 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Movie Night: “Mean Girls”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Intimate Apparel” (last day)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Compo Crowd

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Crowds at Westport’s Compo Beach area tonight for Halloween. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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All-American Girl

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Isabella Martinson, 8, of Westport, who attends Saugatuck Elementary School, was dressed as the All-American Girl tonight at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Compo Beach, as Usual, Draws Halloween Crowds

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Westport’s Compo Beach area, as usual, drew large crowds of Halloween trick or treaters late today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Halloween at the Beach

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Raquel Cross, 9, of Westport was one of the trick or treaters in Westport’s Compo Beach area tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Mom and Dad Dressed Up Too

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Jennifer and Raymond Banks of Weston dressed up as Ken Barbie at Westport’s Compo Beach tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Splash Restaurant Appears to Have Closed

Westport’s Splash Restaurant & Bar appears to have closed.

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Splash Restaurant & Bar has been a Westport waterside favorite since 1995.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The shorefront haunt at Westport’s Longshore Park since 1995 has shut its doors for good, according to a woman who answered the phone there this week.

Three weeks ago, Teresa De Caro, whose brother owns the business, insisted that the restaurant had not shut down but was closed for maintenance, plumbing and electrical repairs. (See WestportNow Oct. 22, 2014)  She also said that it would reopen Oct. 21.

When it did not reopen, she said the electrical repairs “are taking longer than expected.” She did not say when the work would be completed. Efforts to reach her today or anyone else at the De Caro group headquarters were unsuccessful.

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Levitt Billy Joel Tribute Concert Saturday Moved Indoors

The forecast of bad weather has forced the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts to move Saturday’s benefit concert featuring Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot celebrating the music of Billy Joel indoors to the Saugatuck Elementary School auditorium, organizers announced today.

The special ticketed benefit event will take place at 2 p.m. at the school, 170 Riverside Ave., with doors opening at 1 p.m.

Big Shot is the only authorized Billy Joel tribute band and lead singer/pianist Mike DelGuidice, along with other Big Shot band mates, are members of Billy Joel’s touring band.

Advance-price tickets will remain on sale online and by phone (866-811-4111) until noon Saturday while supplies last with a limited number of tickets on sale at the door, organizers said.

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Saugatuck Sweets Ready for Trick or Treaters

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Saugatuck Sweets in Westport’s Saugatuck Center was ready today for Halloween trick or treaters. Al DiGuido co-owner, said there will be a Halloween party and steel band concert on the plaza from 7-10 p.m. today with all band members in costume. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Halloween Look at Staples

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Showing off their Halloween look at Westport’s Staples High School today were Morgan Whelan (tigger), Aliza Gross (angel), and Jessica Greenwald (devil). Students were also preparing for tonight’s home football game against Trumbull. Most of the costume-wearing students were seniors, as is tradition to dress up your last year. Costumes ranged from cats, hamburgers, celebrities and beyond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers Oct. 13 - 17, 2014

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 13 - 17, 2014:

Grassy Plains Development LLC to Thomas R. and Marcie Gow Pajolek, 31 Grassy Plains Road, $1,430,100WNproperty.jpg

N. Nicoll and Lori Ann Meehan Snow to Rose Mary Cordaro, 230 Saugatuck Ave. Unit 4, $544,000

Joseph M. and Robin G. Scarella to Mattera Construction Co. LLC, 18 Moss Ledge Road, $1,250,000

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Fall Look on the Saugatuck

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Fall foliage Thursday along the Saugatuck River in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Halloween at Staples: Don’t Hide Your Face

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John Dodig:“It’s a safety issue.” WN file photo
Guidelines issued to Staples High School students wishing to wear Halloween costumes to class today include a warning not to hide their faces.

A memo from Principal John Dodig outlined the costume do’s and don’t for students and emphasized “nothing completely covering the face.”

He explained: “There have been far too many shootings in our country in the last few years. We must know who every student is. Please understand that it is a safety issue.”

Other guidelines:

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