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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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Sunday, June 26, 2016

On the Run

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Runners in the Fairfield Half Marathon today get some water en route from Westport Fire Department members on New Creek Road. The event, which began and ended in Fairfield, covered about three miles in Westport’s Greens Farms area. Westport police and EMS units also provided support for the run. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Course Refresher

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The Westport Fire Department today set up a water spray along the Fairfield Half Marathon route in Westport’s Greens Farms area to provide some relief for runners. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Flags and Floaters

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Kayakers had to duck under the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge at high tide Saturday as United Nations flags flew in honor of Westport’s 51st annual jUNe Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, June 26, 2016


8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Greens Farms area - Fairfield Half Marathon will impact traffic
1 p.m. - Earthplace - Introduction to Nature Journaling
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell” (last day)
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”
3 p.m. - Old Beach Parking Lot - Westport Historical Society Sunday Walking Tour of Compo Cove
4 p.m. - Pequot Library, Fairfield - Westport pianist Dalia Lazar in free concert
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Desert Highway—A Tribute to the Eagles

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Half Marathon Will Impact Greens Farms Area on Sunday

The Westport Police Department has advised residents that the running of the Fairfield Half Marathon on Sunday will impact the Greens Farms area.

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The Half Marathon will impact approximately three miles of Greens Farms roadways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic

Runners will enter Westport on Greens Farms Road at the Fairfield town line, continuing to New Creek Road and on to Beachside Avenue before exiting into Southport.

Through traffic will be stopped or severely limited while runners make their way through town over a three-mile route, said Lt. Eric Woods.

“Motorists should anticipate heavy delays due to road closures along the race route,” he said. Race organizers expect runners will enter town by about 8:15 am and be off Westport streets by 10:15 a.m.

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Remembering Bill Cunningham

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Legendary New York Times fashion and street-style photographer Bill Cunningham died today at age 87. Over the years, he photographed many Westport notables while on his New York rounds—and in return was the subject of photographic interest of a number of Westporters. WestportNow photographer Dave Matlow took this picture of Cunningham in March at New York’s Easter parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sneak Shot of Sneaky Bill Cunningham

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WestportNow photographer Helen Klisser During sneaked this shot of legendary New York Times fashion and street-style photographer Bill Cunningham sneaking a shot at a 2015 garden party at New York’s Frick Collection. Cunningham died today at age 87. In a 2002 New York Times article, Cunningham wrote: “The main thing I love about street photography is that you find the answers you don’t see at the fashion shows ...  I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I’m on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Fun With a Legend

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Legendary New York Times fashion and street-style photographer Bill Cunningham, who died today at age 87, has some fun with WestportNow photographer Helen Klisser During at a 2012 Art Production Fund Gala Urban Hoedown in New York. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Marilyn Minter

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Westport Funeral Home is Movie Set

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Westport writer Jarret Liotta (l) today captures a scene at Westport’s Harding Funeral Home for his forthcoming feature-length film entitled “Home Movie.” According to Liotta, writer, director, and producer of the film, it was inspired by the artistic works of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. The dark comedy is scheduled for completion and release in 2017. Liotta is pictured with actors Risa Benson and Joe Fusco. Holding the boom is Roza Gavrilidis. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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John B. Cregan, 86

John Barry Cregan of Westport died June 23 at home after a long illness. He was 86.

Born in Philadelphia in 1930, he was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School, LaSalle College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

He worked for many years at General Reinsurance Corporation, retiring as senior vice president.

His integrity and judgment won the respect of his peers in the investment community and he served on many industry committees, including the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

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Grand Prix $30,000 Winner

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Paul O’Shea, aboard Terceira, won today’s $30,000 Grand Prix at the June Benefit Horse Show at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club. O’Shea is with Hampton Farms, LLC in Lexington, Ky, which, according to its website, buys, develops, promotes and sells top quality show jumpers.The five-day show is the only national horse show in Fairfield County that is open to the public free of charge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: June Benefit Horse Show


Scenes from today’s final day of the June Benefit Horse Show at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Down on the Farm

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A guest in Westport for today’s jUNe Day feeds a Wakeman Town Farm resident. Westport’s host committee offered a wide variety of activities for more than 200 U.N. members and their families. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Charlie Colasurdo for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: jUNe Day in Westport


Scenes from today’s 51st annnual jUNe Day.  Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Bridge Vigil

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With jUNe Day flags flying in the background, Westporters Estelle Margolis and Ron Malone hold a vigil today on the Ruth Steinkrause Cohen Memorial Bridge in Westport’s center. Margolis said this is her 10th year conducting the gun control vigil on the bridge. Malone is a former Westport police chief. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Snake Encounter

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Guests for Westport’s 51st annual jUNe Day today encounter species ambassador Banana, a Ball Python, at Westport’s Earthplace. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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U.N. Flags Fly in Westport’s Center

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Flags of the United Nations member states fly today from the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge in Westport’s center to welcome U.N. staff and families for Westport’s 51st annual jUNe Day. The annual celebration of the United Nations includes day-long activities including a soccer game, swimming and tennis at Longshore Club Park, and visits to Westport attractions, including Earthplace. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Face in the Crowd

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A guest at today’s jUNe Day welcoming ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School listens to remarks by speakers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Welcome

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe welcomes United Nations guests to Westport today for the 51st annual jUNe Day festivities at the kickoff breakfast at Saugatuck Elementary School. He told the crowd that when he heard talk of difficult negotiations and efforts to maintain peace he thought they were talking about his role as Westport’s leader.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Double Pleasure at jUNe Day

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Among guests enjoying breakfast today at jUNe Day festivities at Westport’s Saugatuck Elementary School were 5-year-old twins Han Jia Yi (l) and Han Jia Fei of China. Their mom, Pei Yi, is one month into a six-month fellowship at the United Nations. More than 200 U.N. guests turned out for today’s day-long 51st annual celebration of the United Nations, which provides a day of rest, relaxation, and a touch of hometown America for U.N. member families. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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A Personal Welcome

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe greets Nicholas Neshovski, 11, and his father, Robert, of the Republic of Macedonia at today’s jUNe Day breakfast at Saugatuck Elementary School.  “We started coming to Westport for this event when Nicholas was only 2-3 years old,” said the dad. “It’s our fifth or sixth year now.” Selectman Avi Kaner joined in the personal welcome. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Breakfast Westport-Style

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Chloe Hu, 7, (l) and friend Cathy Zhou, 6, both from China enjoy breakfast today at the jUNe welcoming ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School. More than 200 U.N. staff members and families attended the 51st annual event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Early Morning Compo Fishing

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This fisherman was out early today at Westport’s Compo Beach trying his luck. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Off to Cuba

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A total of 39 Westporters—24 youngsters and 15 adults—gathered at Saugatuck Congregational Church at 3:30 a.m. today to start their week-long journey to Cuba for this year’s High School Youth Group Mission Trip. During the trip, they will be working with disabled children, helping out on a pineapple plantation, and learning about Cuban history and culture. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Mathias for WestportNow.com

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Driver Escapes Fiery Crash Near Fire HQ

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A driver smashed into a utility pole early today on Post Road East, shearing off the pole entirely and touching off a fire that completely engulfed the vehicle about 100 yards from Westport Fire Headquarters at 515 Post Road East. He managed to escape unhurt. Firefighters, some of whom said they heard the crash, quickly bought the blaze under control. Part of the sheared off pole rested on the back of the car, which was traveling eastbound on the roadway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Close Call

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A utility worker (r) looks at a utility pole sheared off by a car at about 12:30 a.m. today at 485 Post Road East, not far from Westport Fire Headquarters. Part of the pole came to rest on the car, which burst into flames, leaving debris littering the roadway. The driver managed to escape with no injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Pole Gone

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Workers inspect a utility pole completely sheared off early today when a car crashed into it near 485 Post Road East and burst into flames. The crash, within view of Westport Fire Headquarters, was so violent that the sheared off part of the pole was dragged along by the car until it came to rest. The multiple wires, however, remained in place, supported by other nearby poles. The driver managed to escape without injury. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Violent Crash, Fire on Post Road East

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Part of a sheared off utility pole rests on the back of a car on Post Road East today following a violent crash near Westport Fire Headquarters. The car burst into flames upon impact with the pole but traveled about another 50 yards before coming to rest. The driver managed to escape without injury.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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