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.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Chilly Dawn Walk
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
8 a.m. - Westport Library - Business Book Club
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Human Services Commission
9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Village District Steering 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”
Noon - Westport Library - Women’s Entrepreneur Group
6 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Film: “Chuck Close: Note to Self”
6 p.m. - Westport Library - Business Special: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission work session
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Monday, December 09, 2013
Curtain Call for ‘Crossing Delancy’
The cast of the Westport Country Playhouse script-in-hand performance of “Crossing Delancy” takes their bows tonight before a near sold-out audience. They are (l-r) Kieran Campion, Dana Steingold, Lynn Cohen, Ari Brand, Cheryl Stern, and Ronald Cohen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The husband and wife acting team of Ronald and Lynn Cohen relax after their performance tonight in the Westport Country Playhouse script-in-hand reading of “Crossing Delancy.” Stage directions were read by Ronald while Lynn played Bubbie. They said they have been together for almost 50 years, married most of that time. Lynn currently plays Mags in the blockbuster film “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” She also starred in the iconic HBO series, “Sex and the City” in which she played the role of Magda. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
CT, 7 Other States Seek Midwest Pollution Crackdown
By Mark Pazniokas and Jan Ellen Spiegelwww.ctmirror.org
Connecticut and seven other eastern states, all with Democratic governors and all under longstanding orders to reduce air pollution, said today they are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to force stricter air standards on nine upwind states from the Rust Belt and Appalachia that rely on coal-fired power plants.
This CT DEEP map shows pollution flows from the south (yellow) and west (red) that travels hundreds of miles at high altitudes. Green shows local, lower-level flows. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) DEEP illustration
The governors said their states have largely exhausted ways to mitigate local ozone pollution and now must act decisively to force upwind states to reduce pollution at the source. Efforts at negotiation have failed, leaving the eastern governors with no choice but to seek federal intervention.
“They have been warned. They know this action is coming,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, one of four governors who addressed the media Monday, either by conference call or in a press conference in Washington, D.C.
Malloy said the eight states are seeking federal action to lower unhealthful ozone levels that plague places like Connecticut’s Fairfield County on many summer days and produce acid rain across Vermont and New Hampshire, degrading lakes and forests that are key to tourism.
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Orphenians Entertain at Woman’s Club
Today’s Westport Woman’s Club Festive Holiday Luncheon welcomed the Staples High School Orphenians directed by Luke Rosenberg. They performed a cappella music entertaining club members with holiday songs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for WestportNow.com
Unattended Child in Car Leads to Woman’s Arrest
A child in an unattended car outside a Westport store led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Bridgeport woman who admitted she was the driver and also had a “crack pipe” in the car, police said.
Eleanor Cob was arrested Wednesday after police found a 4- year-old alone in the car and traced the vehicle to Cobb, police said.
It was then that she admitted to officers that she had been drinking, had a “crack pipe” in the car, and had shoplifted items from Walgreen’s police said.
Cobb was charged with risk of injury to a minor, sixth-degree larceny, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. She was released after posting $5,000 bond and is scheduled for a court appearance Friday, police said.
Westport Man Accused of Stealing Relative’s Wall Safe
Westporter Jonathan Loeser, 20, of Bonnie Brook Road appeared in Norwalk Superior Court Friday on fifth-degree larceny charges following his arrest for stealing a wall safe and money from a relative two days earlier, police said.
He also faced charges for the possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Loeser was arrested after officers located him sleeping in his vehicle, which had broken down on Bayberry Lane, police said.
Loeser was held on $35,000 court set bond.
Police Arrest Man on Disorderly Conduct, Threatening
Westport police Sunday night arrested a 51-year-old Westport man on charges of disorderly conduct and threatening, police said.
John Raho was taken into custody after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at his West Parrish Road home, police said.
Raho was charged with disorderly conduct-threatening, and threatening, police said.
He was held in lieu of $2,500 bond and was scheduled to appear today in Norwalk Superior Court, police said.
Bringing in the Sweets
Rehearsing for Tonight’s Playhouse Script-in-Hand
The cast of tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse script-in-hand play reading of the romantic comedy “Crossing Delancey,” written by Susan Sandler, posed for a photo during today’s rehearsal. Pictured are (back row, l-r) Betsy Selman, stage manager: Ronald Cohen, stage directions: Ari Brand, Kieran Campion and Anne Keefe, script-in-hand curator and director. (front row, l-r) Cheryl Stern, Lynn Cohen and Dana Steingold. According to the box office, advance ticket sales have been brisk and there are limited seats available. For more information and tickets, call the box office(203)227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org. All tickets are $15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Weather Outside Is…
Westport Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury today looks at one of the department’s new wireless weather insruments following installation of a weather station at fire headquarters, 515 Post Road East. Readouts from the instruments will be available in the administrative offices, the dispatch center, the Emergency Operations Center, and shortly online as well, Kingsbury said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Save the Children Moving to Fairfield
Westport-based Save the Children today announced it will relocate its headquarters and almost 300 employees to Fairfield.
Save the Children’s new home is at Riverview Park, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield. It is owned by Fischel Properties, headed by Westporter Harold Fischel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The global relief and development organization sold its nearly 60,000 square-foot Wilton Road headquarters on Nov. 26 to STC Green LLC of Westport for $11.9 million, and has signed a contract with Rooster River Plaza LLC to lease office space at Riverview Office Park, located at 501 Kings Highway East in Fairfield, an announcement said.
Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles said the move positions the global nonprofit for future growth.
“When we first moved into our Westport headquarters in 1974, we had 75 employees. Today, we have approximately 900 employees across the U.S., with nearly 300 based in Westport,” she said.
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport