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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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Sizzling Summer Film Series: “Norma Rae”
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - #ThrowbackThursdays
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Writing Scripts for Television
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning & Zoning Commission Special Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance Committee
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Keltic Kick
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Invisible Hand”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Rousing Performance at the Levitt Children’s Series

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Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights headlined tonight’s Melissa and Doug Children’s Series at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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A New Friend

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Julian, 3 1/2 of Westport, finds a new friend tonight at the Levitt Paviion Children’s Series. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Levitt Fun

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Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights had youngsters on their feet tonight in the Wednesday night Melissa and Doug Children’s Series at the Levitt Pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Murphy Raises Gun Control – And His Profile – at Convention

By Ana Radalet

www.ctmirror.org

PHILADELPHIA — He started his speech with a standing ovation from members of the Connecticut delegation and ended it bringing the entire convention floor to its feet.

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Sen. Christopher Murphy addresses the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org photo

Sen. Chris Murphy’s’ impassioned prime time speech on gun control today helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation.

“Enough of children dying in classrooms. Enough of nightly bloodshed on our city streets. Enough of our police officers being outgunned, ambushed, and cut down in the line of duty.

“Enough,” Murphy said.

The crowd joined him in chanting “Enough.”

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Keeping the Greens Green

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WIth another day of 90-plus degree temperaratures, water was flowing on the Longshore Club Park greens today to try to keep them green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Reminder: Pay Taxes By Monday Without Penalty

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Westport’s Tax Collector Office was busy today as Westporters paid their quarterly real estate, sewer use, and annual auto taxes. The taxes, due July 1, will not incur a late penalty if paid by end of business Monday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Selectmen Deny Saugatuck Sewer Extension

By James Lomuscio

Acting in its capacity as the town’s Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), the Board of Selectmen today voted 2 to 1 denying an application to build a controversial 1,500-foot sewer extension in Saugatuck.

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Developer Felix Charney (at last week’s meeting). Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The extension was the needed first step in developer Felix Charney’s plan to construct 155 rental housing units on Hiawatha Lane Extension. The vote came after last week’s often contentious three-hour hearing on the issue. (See WestportNow July 21, 2016)

First Selectman Jim Marpe and Selectwoman Helen Garten voted to deny the request, and Second Selectman Avi Kaner was the dissenter.

The reasons for the denial, spelled out and suggested by Town Attorney Ira Bloom, was the status of the area’s sewage pump station.

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Real Estate Report: ‘Hubbard Clause’ Appearing More Often

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

We are beginning to see more offers that include a “Hubbard clause” in Westport these days, and that may be because of the state of the market.

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Featured Home:This home at 33 Sherwood Drive is listed at $3.3 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of The Higgins Group, Westport

Currently, there are three homes that are under deposit"with a Hubbard clause, and their average price is $812,333. At any given time, we normally see just one in the entire town.

A Hubbard clause is when a buyer places an offer on another home subject to the sale of their own property. The clause itself is in direct reference to the buyer’s home sale.

In other words, the buyers have not yet secured a purchaser for their own home. They will need to effect that sale, and the equity from it in order to complete the purchase on their next home.

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Westport Sunset

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Tuesday’s sunset over Westport as seen from a drone operated by Ben Berkley, who will be entering seventh grade in the fall at Bedford Middle School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ben Berkley for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
9 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Water Pollution Control Authority (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
1 p.m. - Westport Library - Hip or Knee Pain Treatment Options
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Invisible Hand”
4:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Tree Board
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights
8 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportMAKES Program: Celestial Viewing

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NYT: ‘Sex, Fear and Video Surveillance’ at Bridgewater

Westport’s Bridgewater Associates is like a “cauldron of fear and intimidation,” according to an employee of the world’s largest hedge fund quoted by The New York Times.

In a front page story in Wednesday’s edition available online tonight, the newspaper said it had obtained through Freedom of Information requests a 34-year-old employee’s complaint made to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, which it said has not been previously reported.

The complaint describes “an atmosphere of constant surveillance by video and recordings of all meetings — and the presence of patrolling security guards — that silence employees who do not fit the Bridgewater mold,” the Times said.

The employee contends that his male supervisor sexually harassed him for about a year by propositioning him for sex and talking about sex during work trips, according to the report.

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Compo Scene

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A sunset scene at Westport’s Compo Beach tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Compo Sunset Walk

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A couple enjoyed a sunset walk tonight at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Treehouse Comedy Club Entertains at Levitt

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Justin Hoff, one of the three standup comedy performers from the Treehouse Comedy Club, entertains a large crowd tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Comedy Club owner Brad Axelrod is a former resident of Westport and graduate of Staples High School. The other two comedians were Michael Petit and Tom Briscoe. It was the second appearance this summer at the Levitt for the Treehouse Comedy Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Levitt Laughs

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Treehouse Comedy Club comedians brought laughter tonight to a large audience at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Enjoying Comedy at the Levitt

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Part of the audience tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts for a night of laughter with the Treehouse Comedy Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Cooling Off on Saugatuck

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Some paddleboarders cooled off on the Saugatuck River in Westport today in another day of 90-degree weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Flooding After the Storms

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A combination of Monday’s severe rainstorms and the afternoon high tide today caused flooding on the entrance road to Burying Hill Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Another Hot One

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Today was the seventh day in July so far that temperatures soared to 90 degrees or higher in Westport, according to AccuWeather records. And again the young children’s pool at Longshore Club Park was a popular cooling off spot, The attendant reported 225 admissions by 4:30 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Edward Kowalsky, 91

Edward Kowalsky, a lifelong Westport resident, died July 25 at home. He was 91.

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Edward Kowalsky: lifelong Westporter. Contributed photo

The husband of the late Jean (Shaw) Kowalsky was born in Westport on June 23, 1925, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Cherub) Kowalsky.

Part owner of Kowalsky Brothers Construction Company in Westport, he enjoyed gardening and boating. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Phelps and her husband Dean of Boca Raton, Fla., one son, Beau Kowalsky and his wife Debbie of Westport, four granddaughters, Allison, Leanne, Kaela and Kendall, and many nieces and nephews.

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Nancy Lott, 85

Nancy Regina Giordano Lott of Westport died July 19 at home. She was 85.

Born in Bronx, N.Y. March 13, 1931, she was a Westport resident for 40 years.

She was a devoted member of Assumption Church of Westport, and was a founding member of their Bereavement Group.

She is survived by her sisters, Denise Boyland, Regina Egan and Angela Greaney; 12 of 13 children, Nathaniel Jr., Linda Lott Khalifa, Thomas, Tracey Lott Koehle, Andrew, Michael, Patricia, Mary Harmony, Jennifer Lott Randle, Steven, Robert and James; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Nathaniel Lott and her son John.

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Feeding Time

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A swallowtail butterfly gets its fill on a butterfly bush at a home on Compo Road South. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Back-to-School Support Program Begins Aug. 8

Westport’s 2016 Back-to-School Program, offering gift cards to income-eligible families who have children in the Westport Public Schools, will commence Monday, Aug. 8, town officials announced today.

According to Human Services Director Sarah Heath, families can use the card to purchase new backpacks and school supplies at retailers such as Staples, etc. Also, a limited number of Payless gift cards letting children start the school year with a new pair of shoes will be available from the Salvation Army.

Last year, 152 Westport students – the equivalent of eight full classrooms—from 102 income-eligible families received back-to-school supplies, as well as gift cards for a new pair of shoes, Heath said.

Adding that donations at any level are greatly appreciated, Heath said tax deductible monetary gifts should be made payable to the Town of Westport/DHS Family Programs and be mailed to Department of Human Services, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport, CT 06880.

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Granger at the Movies: ‘Star Trek: Beyond,’ ‘Our Little Sister,’ ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

Back in the 1960s, I became an avid fan of Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek,” which not only boldly explored new worlds but also set forth challenging concepts, tackling relevant social issues with philosophical ingenuity and inventive diplomacy.

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Yes, the sci-fi sets were tacky but provocative ideas and redemptive life-lessons flourished.

Several movie franchises continued in that vein but, under the stewardship of J.J. Abrams, character complexity has become secondary to continual conflict and spectacle, sacrificing much of the emotional satisfaction.

In “Star Trek: Beyond,” there’s Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Commander Spock (Zachary Quinto), Dr. “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban), along with Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Hikaru Sulu (John Cho) and Pavel Chekhov (the late Anton Yelchin, who tragically died at age 27).

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New In-Town Digs for Suzuki Music School

The Suzuki Music School of Westport, for 18 years one of the country’s leading, nonprofit community music schools, will move to a larger in-town location Aug. 1, school officials announced.

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The Suzuki Music School of Westport will move into space formerly occupied by the Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage (MTC). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The school, dedicated to the family oriented Suzuki method of music instruction, will relocate from 212 Post Road West to 7,000 square feet of space at 246 Post Road East in the Colonial Green complex, officials said. It is the former home of the Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage (MTC).

According to Andrew Smith, the school’s director, the new central location will mark a turning point in the school’s role within the town.

“This puts the school at the heart of the Westport music scene, and we couldn’t be prouder,” Smith said. “Whether or not you have children who are interested in music, we would encourage music lovers everywhere to come to one of our events and see for themselves.”

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Bicyclist Injured in Collision With Car

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A male bicyclist was injured today in a collision with a car at Bulkley Avenue and Post Road East. A police officer described his injuries as non life-threatening. The man was transported by Westport EMS to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. Police investigate the car that collided with the bicyclist. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Afterglow

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The afterglow of Monday’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meredith Holod for WestportNow.com

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