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Thursday, December 01, 2016

All Ready for Library Holiday Book Sale

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All was ready today in the Westport Library’s Great Hall for its 12th annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale, which begins Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Putting on Finishing Touches

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Putting finishing touches today on preparations for the Westport Library’s theee-day 12th annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale beginning Friday were (l-r) Heli Stagg; Mimi Greenlee, co-chair; Suzy Cooper, and Dick Lowenstein, co-chair. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Belden Place

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An application for a permit to demolish the building at Westport’s 7 Belden Place, off Main Street and across from Veterans Green, is in process. Built in 1920, the 1-3/4 story apartment house has 3,559-square feet and is situated on a .17-acre property. Because the structure 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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Another Continuance for Kyle Navin

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Kyle Navin, accused of killing his parents and dumping their bodies on a vacant property in Weston, was back in Superior Court today in Bridgeport. Judge Robert Devlin gave him until Jan. 12 to decide whether to accept the state’s offer of a plea deal or go to trial. He and Westport girl friend, Jennifer Valiante, accused of conspiracy in the case, remain jailed in lieu of bail. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) News-12 Connecticut photo

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Real Estate Brokerage Supporting Toys for Tots

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today the firm’s Westport brokerage will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by hosting an official collection point.

The company said it would accept new, unwrapped toy donations dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours through Dec. 22 at its office at 199 Post Road East.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, in which new, unwrapped toys are collected and distributed as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children of that specific campaign’s local community.

“We are humbled to be taking part in this great local cause,” said Marc Caldarone, manager of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Westport brokerage.

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JoyRide to Launch Cross-Training Space

Westport’s JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio has announced it will expand to launch a new state-of-the-art, 4,000-square foot cross-training space.

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The JoyRide expansion will occur next month.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Julianne Mulvey

The expansion will allow it to offer cross-training classes and personal training sessions, as well as introduce a new signature class, JoyX, “a challenging, full-body, high-energy workout designed to free one’s inner athlete and push boundaries,” an announcement said.

These intense group-training classes will focus on strength, agility, speed and power, by incorporating rowing machines, TRX, boxing, mixed martial arts and weights, it said.

JoyRide will also be able to expand its popular JoyCircuit class, which will now be accessible to more people.

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Medical Examiner: Ulcers Caused Tina’s Death

Christine “Tina” Wessel, the homeless woman found dead Tuesday in a shed behind the Westport Center for Senior Activities, died of gastrointestinal bleeding due to ulcers, the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner said today.

“The cause was upper gastrointestinal bleed due to gastric and duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer disease, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis due to venous stasis ulcer,” a spokeswoman said. A venous stasis ulcer is usually caused by wounds of the legs, sometimes referred to as a leg ulcer.

Wessel, 63, a longtime fixture in the downtown, was often seen asking for money in the rear parking lot of CVS on Post Road East and the Baldwin parking lot.

Easily distinguishable by her long gray blond hair and a pronounced limp, she has been warmly remembered as polite, gracious and sporting a friendly smile when being offered a handout as little as a dollar.

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Blending In

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A young -eight point whitetail buck was spotted blending in Wednesday in Westport’s Partrick Wetlands.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, December 1, 2016


9 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Center for Senior Activities Enhancement Committee
9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club (174 Long Lots Road) - Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Art to the Max”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “MORE Than Words/#Iammore Exhibition”
5 p.m. - Town Hall - The Town Tree Lighting & Songs by the Orphenians
5 p.m. - Westport Library - #ThrowbackThursdays
6 p.m. - Staples High School Auditorium - WCI Foreign Film Series III “The Last Metro”
6:30 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - ADL Parent Workshop: Bullying, Name-calling & Cyberbullying: What Children Wish Their Parents Knew
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Rob Wilder on “Nickel” (introduction by Augusten Burroughs)
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Sherwood Mill Pond Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Getting Ready for ‘Peter Pan’

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Bedford Middle School students today held a dress rehearsal for this weekend’s production of “Peter Pan.”  A cast of more than 70 seventh and eighth graders helps Peter and friends fly in the beloved classic. Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.bedfordactinggroup.com or at the door—$15 for adults and $10 for students. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Dancing Captain Hook and More

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The Bedford Acting Group has a dancing Captain Hook and more in this weekend’s production of “Peter Pan.” Tiickets for the Bedford Middle School production are availabe at http://www.bedfordactinggroup.com or at the door—$15 for adults and $10 for students. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Comings & Goings: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center Opening

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Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center is leasing 2,900-square feet of space at 1800 Post Road East, previously occupied by People’s United Bank, according to Franco Fellah, executive vice president of Westport’s HK Group.The shopping center is anchored by Stop & Shop. Founded in 1994, the business already has established locations in Trumbull, Shelton, Stratford and Fairfield, Fellah said. The Westport space is currently under construction and should be ready to open for business in very early 2017, he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Key Lawmaker: Need to Talk About Raising Revenues

By Keith M. Phaneuf

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As analysts outlined a grim picture today that could include further cuts to state social services and reversing recent enhancements in local aid and transportation, one key lawmaker insisted officials must discuss raising revenue in 2017.

Though it is premature to target specific measures — such as tax increases, fee hikes or tolls — Rep. Toni E. Walker, D-New Haven, said trying to offset surging debt costs in the next state budget solely with cuts “is going to be devastating” to Connecticut.

“I believe there are things out there that we need to look at, that we have turned up our nose to” over the past year, she said. “We have to look now, and we have to look at who is suffering in this state.”

Walker, a New Haven Democrat who co-chairs the Appropriations Committee, made her comments after a three-hour briefing on budget trends by executive and legislative branch analysts.

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WN on the Scene: Art Basel Miami 2016


Art Basel Miami, North America’s foremost international modern and contemporary art fair, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center beginning Thursday and runs through Sunday. It is the sister fair to the original Art Basel, founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1970.  Helen Klisser During, artistic director emeritus of the Westport Arts Center and WestportNow contributing photographer, was among VIP guests today getting a preview. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Weston Historical Society to Host Westport B&N Book Fair

The Weston Historical Society will host a book fair at the Barnes & Noble store in Westport on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help raise money for the society.

“This is an opportunity to do some holiday shopping and help preserve Weston’s history,” an announcement said.

In addition to books, there are countless other gift items, including Nooks, DVDs, music, toys and games, and craft and home items.

When people use WHS book fair ID 10254813 at checkout, the Weston Historical Society will receive up to 20 percent of all merchandise and café purchases that day.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 88 Morningside Drive South

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 88 Morningside Drive South is in process. Built in 1900, the 2-1/2 story custom colonial has 6,159-square feet, is situated on a 3.24-acre property and changed ownership in August 2015 for $2.8 million. 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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All Gone: 17 Soundview Drive

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Most of the demolition of 17 Soundview Drive was completed today despite a heavy rain. Demolition of the 1918-built house overlooking Compo Beach began Monday but workers said because of the structure’s close proximity to the property line and roadways, the job would take two or three days. The two-story conventional changed ownership in June 2015 for $2,466,000.  It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on March 25, 2016. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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All Gone: 10 Westport Ave.

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The house at Westport’s 10 Westport Ave., in the Compo Beach area, came down today. Built in 1930, the two-story conventional had 1,626-square feet, is situated on a .11-acre property and changed ownership in September for $1,355,000.  It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on July 29, 2016. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Post Office to Open Two Sundays

The U.S. Postal Service announced that the Westport Post Office will have Sunday holiday hours on Dec. 11 and 18.

The facility at 275 Post Road East will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

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Granger at the Movies: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘The Eagle Huntress,’ ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

In “Moonlight,” writer/director Barry Jenkins has created an achingly affecting, incandescent coming-of-age story, covering 16 years—with three different actors playing the leading African-American character.

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Growing up in a decrepit, inner-city housing project in Miami, scrawny, fatherless 10-year-old Chiron (Alex Hibbert) has been dubbed “Little” by playmates, who suspect his tendency toward homosexuality long before he knows what the term “faggot” means.

Hiding from schoolyard tormentors, silent, wide-eyed Chiron is discovered by a kindly, Cuban-born crack dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali), who offers him a meal and a place to stay for the night at the apartment he shares with his girl-friend Teresa (singer Janelle Monae).

When Juan drives Chiron home the next morning, he realizes that his mother, Paula (Naomi Harris), is a drug addict. “My momma does drugs?” Chiron asks, trying to comprehend. “And you sell drugs?”

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Library Holiday Book Sale This Weekend

The Westport Library’s 12th annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale will be held Friday through Sunday on the library’s main level.

For the first time, with the newly added Friday opening, the sale runs three days. All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Library.

A large selection of gift-quality books at deep discounts will be available in many categories including art, current fiction, literature, classics, history, current events, gardening, crafts, cooking and biography.

Also for sale are many children’s books and holiday-themed materials, as well as DVDs and CDs in sealed original packaging, an announcement said.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Art to the Max”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “MORE Than Words/#Iammore Exhibition”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Dewey Knit: Grade 4 to Adults
5:30 p.m. - 518 Riverside Ave. - Wakeman Town Farm Committee
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance Committee Canceled
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - RTM Library Museum & Arts
9 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportWRITES: NaNoWriMo Write-Out

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

EMS Drama: Ben Frimmer Honored

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Westport Volunteer EMS Crew Chief Benjamin Frimmer tonight shows off his presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, signed by President Obama, presented to him during the service’s monthly meeting. Frimmer, who is also a dramatic arts teacher at Coleytown Middle School, has been with the service since 1985 and has “demonstrated his skills, abilities, and compassion on thousands of 911 medical emergency calls” according to WVEMS President Yves Cantin. The award is given to those who have served more than 4,000 volunteer service hours, although Frimmer has met that requirement many times over. “I have to say that volunteering, specifically with EMS, has been such a major part of my life, I can’t imagine it any other way,” Frimmer said in a Facebook post. “I couldn’t be more honored to have received this award signed by our outgoing President. I’m not usually one to be excited about certificates or awards, but this one seems quite special. To all my mentors I thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing me the value of giving.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Woman Found Dead in Maintenance Shed

UPDATE Westport police today were investigating the death of a homeless woman found in a maintenance shed behind the Westport Center for Senior Activities.

Detectives were called to the scene as 21 Imperial Ave. in late afternoon where the woman, known to those who encountered her only as Tina, was found, according to sources. Her full name was Tina Wessel.

It was not known how long she had been dead.

A familiar sight in Westport for many years, she resisted multiple efforts by the town’s Human Services Department and others to help her, said a person familiar with her case. She sometimes took meals at the Gillespie Center.

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Main Street Shoplifting Arrest

Officers arrested a Fairfield woman for shoplifting shirts from Brandy Melville on Main Street back in June, police said today.

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Nicole Torrealba: free on $500 bond. Westport Police photo

Upon her arrest Friday Nicole Torrealba, 19, was charged with sixth-degree larceny for having left the store without paying for two shirts valued at $22 each.

“Torrealba was identified by the store surveillance and witnesses to the incident, as Torrealba had shopped in the store previously,” said Lt. David Farrell. 

With an active warrant out for her arrest, Torrealba was taken into custody at the Fairfield Police Department where she was being held, Farrell said.

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Palmer: Superintendent’s Job “Best in World’

Four months into her job, Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer said today it is the “best job in the world.”

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Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer addresses the Westport Rotary Club today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

In a wide-ranging talk to the weekly meeting of the Westport Rotary Club at Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, she said it is “truly a privilege to serve in this role.”

“I do live in Westport,” said Palmer, who was formerly superintendent in Weston. And, bringing laughter from the audience, she added: “And so I’ve tried to figure out how to make a left turn into Starbucks….the problems we should have.”

“I love it here,” she said. “I love the vibrancy. I love the energy. I love the intellect, the passion, the talent of this community.”

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Schools Superintendent: ‘Worried About Long-Term Funding of Education’

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Westport Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer said today while Westport is “kind of an oasis here, isolated in so many ways,” a new administration in Washington will bring changes as “things cascade down to us.” Addressing the weekly meeting of the Westport Rotary Club, she said, however, she is not overly concerned. “I’m not so worried about the federal government because whatever they’ve done I tried to find a way creatively to do what I need to do…and I’ve been successful so far.” she said. But she added: “I am more worried about the long-term funding of education.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Real Estate Report: Ranch Home Demand Strong

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

Newly-built homes comprise almost 25 percent of the available homes for sale in Westport and are responsible for 18 percent of the sales over the last year.

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Featured Home: This home on 134 Hillspoint Road is listed at $1.75 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of William Raveis/Westport

More significantly, that 18 percent contributes quite significantly to our overall average sale price in town.

Pre-existing homes have sold on average for just over $1.35 million, while homes built after 2014 are averaging nearly $2.49 million.

Sometimes, we lose sight of the fact that these new construction homes help our overall market on a meaningful basis.

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Thanksgiving Survivor?

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This Tom Turkey was spotted Monday in Westport’s Partrick Wetlands. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Art to the Max”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “MORE Than Words/#Iammore Exhibition”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Public Works Committee

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