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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, October 06, 2015

Do you know this cat? Image
Do you know this young cat that showed up in my yard in mid September.  The Vet believes she is approximately 9 months old, She has long black fur along with some white on her belly, she was shy at first but now is friendly and loves being patted. She is very sweet and we are sure someone must be heartbroken. She was found in our yard on Guyer Road in mid-September hungry and cautious. Please call Murray at 203-226-7658 if you think you know this beautiful young cat.

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Jean E. Rabin, 79

Jean Elizabeth Rabin of Trumbull, a former Westport resident, died Oct. 2 at home. She was 79. Image
Jean Rabin: owned Record and Tape. Contributed photo

She was the owner of Record and Tape of Westport Inc., for many years located in the Compo Acres Shopping Center.

She is survived by her husband, Monte Rabin, as well as her children, daughter Lynne Huffines and her partner Diane Sanford of Fairfield, daughter Dianne Teitelbaum and her husband Paul Teitelbaum of Norcross, Ga., stepson Mitchell Rabin and his wife Sharmilla of New York City, and stepdaughter Ronni Katz and her husband Matthew of Israel, formerly of New Haven. Also, by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, one sister and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters and a brother.

Visitation is Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield and the memorial service on Friday,  Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at Greens Farms Congregational Church, 71 Hillandale Road, Westport. Messages of condolence may be left at

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 27 Westfair Drive Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 27 Westfair Drive, off Post Road East, is in process. Built in 1946, the 1-1/4 story cape has 974-square feet and is situated on a .29-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

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In the Pink Image
Monday’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Penny Sousa for

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

8 a.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - TEAM Westport
8:45 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Westport Municipal Pension Plan
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “The Print Show: 45 years of Printmaking with Pace Prints”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Talk of the Town”
10 a.m. - Westport Library - Book Chat
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Movie: “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Westport & The New Yorker: Conversation with Andrew Bentley, Eve Potts, & Lee Lorenz
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Representative Town Meeting Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, October 05, 2015

P&Z Candidates Spar in League Debate

By James Lomuscio

Tonight’s League of Women Voters (LWV) of Westport debate among candidates for the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) at times seemed like a debate about a single subject—Baron’s South. Image
Tonight’s League of Women Voters of Westport Town Hall event featured a debate among candidates for the Planning and Zoning Commission.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

The seven-year effort to build a senior housing complex on the 22-acre town-owned property was mentioned repeatedly by participants seven months after its controversial end in March with the Republican-controlled P&Z declaring all of the land open space.

In fact, the issue became so contentious at the debate’s onset that Republican P&Z Chairman Chip Stephens asked all of the other candidates and LWV Moderator Jean Rabinow to move on.

“This has to be more than a one-issue debate,” said Stephens, who had earlier cited traffic and congestion as major town issues.

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RTM Candidates Lobby for Votes in the Lobby Image
Prior to tonight’s League of Women Voters of Westport presentations and debates in the Town Hall auditorium, candidates for the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the town’s 36-member nonpartisan legislative body, met with constituents in the Town Hall lobby. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

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Lobbying for Votes

The Town Hall lobby was crowded tonight with candidates for the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) meeting with constituents prior to the League of Women Voters of Westport debates. Phyllis Groner for

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Celebrating Arthur Miller Image
A glimpse of a scene from “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s 1996 adapted screenplay can be seen tonight through a door of the Sheffer Rehearsal Hall at the Westport Country Playhouse. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the film was presented in a free screening in partnership with the Westport Cinema Initiative, a prelude to a series of events celebrating Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday. The Playhouse production of Miller’s “Broken Glass” begins previews Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Peter Chenot: for

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Peggy Brenton, 76

Peggy Brenton of Southport, an active member of Westport’s St. Luke Church for more than 50 years, died Oct. 4 after battling cancer. She was 76. Image
Peggy Brenton: longtime St. Luke parishioner.  Contributed photo

The wife of 34 years of the late John J. Brenton was born Dec. 9, 1938 to William and Kathryn Ryan of Stratford. She was a graduate of Lauralton Hall in Milford and St. Joseph’s College in Hartford. 

She ran a successful, full service interior design firm for 20 years. She was on the board of the Sasquanaug Association for Southport Improvement, the chairperson of the Sea Lodge Beach Club in Southport for 30 years, and was on the advisory committee for the Sea Scout Ship No. 84 based at Trinity Church in Southport. 

She was a longtime member of the Fairfield Museum and History Center, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 3 Kensington Place Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 3 Kensington Place, off North Avenue, is in process. Built in 1987, the two-story custom colonial has 3,547 square feet, is situated on a 1.26-acre property and changed ownership last month for $1,350,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Amber Goold: posted $5,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Westport officers arrested a Norwalk woman Friday morning after a vehicle stop for erratic driving led to the discovery of narcotics, police said today.

Amber Goold, 25, was charged with possession of narcotics not in original container and possession of controlled substance.

According to Capt. Samuel Arciola, a witness phoned in the suspect’s reckless driving, providing a description of the vehicle, its plate and the direction it was heading.

“An officer on patrol observed the vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop,” Arciola said. “In speaking with the occupants it was learned that the passenger was in possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Sunset on Sunday at Westport’s Compo Beach as rough waters continued along the shoreline. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andrew Colabella for

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