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Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Day at the Races

Scenes from today’s 37th Annual Minute Man Race at Compo Beach sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League. Dave Matlow for

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First Female in 5K Image
Westport resident, Kate Pfeffer, 36, was the first female finisher and third overall in the 5K race today at the 37th Annual Minute Man Race. Pfeffer, pictured with husband Russell and children, Caroline, 3, and Cecily, 9 months, said the family moved from New York to nearby Roosevelt Road last September. “I used to run in a lot of races in Central Park, so great to have this in our own backyard,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Another Win Image
Timothy Milenkevich, 33, of Ansonia today wins the 10K race in the 37th Annual Minute Man Race at Compo Beach in 33:46. (See all race results here) He said this is the third time he has run in the event and has earned a first place finish each time. He won the 10K in 2013 and the 5K in 2012.  “I’m 3 and 0,” said Milenkevich, who is a personal trainer at Westport’s Total Training and Endurance, 772 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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And They’re Off Image
Runners set out today on the 5k run as part of the 37th Annual Minute Man Race at Westport’s Compo Beach. The event, in which almost 1,400 runners participated, is a major fundraiser for sponsor the Westport Young Woman’s League. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kicking Off Longshore Men’s Golf Season Image
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today addresses a contingent of 80 golfers who braved the morning’s unseasonably low temperatures to kick off the Longshore Men’s Golf Association (LMGA) tournament season. Buoyed by the hearty breakfast at the Inn at Longshore, two teams captained by Mike Durkin and Skip Lane placed first in the best-ball Scramble format with low scores of 62. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Making Staples Golf History Image
Westporter Patty Kondub is the new Staples High School varsity girls golf coach, the first woman to ever hold the post in the team’s’ 18-year history. She is joined by newcomer and fellow Westporter Liz Fry, who is also well known as a competitive open-water long distance swimmer, as her assistant varsity and JV coach. The Wreckers opened their season today at Longshore against the Greenwich High School Cardinals, the 2014 state champions, and ended in a tie. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Seven Westport Runners Complete Boston Marathon Image
Seven of nine runners who registered from Westport completed today’s Boston Marathon, according to unofficial results posted by the Boston Athletic Association. Best among them was Ian Cadieu, 31, who finished in 2 hours 57 minutes 54 seconds, good for a 2096 overall place. Cadieu was the top Westport finisher last year as well, running the 26.2 miles in 2 hours 55 minutes 12 seconds, good for a 1506 overall place. The Yale graduate, who works at Westport’s Bridgewater Associates, was a three-year letterman in cross country at Great Neck North High School on Long Island, according to his Yale athletics biography. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) graphic

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Stuart McCarthy Retires to Take Trumbull P&R Job

UPDATE Stuart S. McCarthy, Westport Parks and Recreation director since 1989, will retire, First Selectman Jim Marpe announced today. A short time later, it was announced he will take over as Parks and Recreation director in Trumbull. Image
Stuart McCarthy: “Proud of the legacy I am leaving behind.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

“I cannot thank Stuart enough for his years of service to the Town of Westport, and I wish him every success in his future endeavors,” Marpe said. “He has left a legacy in the Town of Westport that has distinguished our Parks and Recreation Department as second to none.”

McCarthy, 53, a lifelong Westporter, joined the Parks and Recreation Department in 1985 and was promoted to director in 1989. Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced his hiring for a similar position in Trumbull a short time after Marpe’s announcement.

“I have a true passion and love for the Town of Westport, and I’m proud of the legacy I am leaving behind,” McCarthy said in a statement. He said that legacy includes:

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Improvements Made to Luciano Park Image
Improvements are being made to Luciano Park in the Saugatuck area near the Metro-North station. Supervised by the Parks and Recreation Department, workers replaced old fencing and erected a new backstop and safety fencing for the girls’ softball field. Donors included Westporters Jeff and Sue White, Peter Romano, Al DiGuido, and the Westport Police Athletic League (PAL). Inspecting the field today were (l-r) Deputy Chief Foti Koskinas, Sue White, Jeff White, First Selectman Jim Marpe, Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy, Peter Romano, Al DiGuido, and Westport PAL President Sam Arciola. The field is named to honor former Westport Police Chief Samuel J. Luciano who died in 1970 at the age of 57. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Chilly, Drizzly Start to Longshore Golf Season Image
Some hearty golfers were out in chilly, drizzly weather today as Westport’s Longshore Club Park officially opened for the season. Temperatures were in the low 40s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Staples Rugby Edges Fairfield Prep 32-30 Image
The Staples High School rugby team today scored its first win over Fairfield Prep in 12 years, edging the Jesuits 32-30 at Fairfield. Pictured are sophomore Michael Overton, freshman Charlie Overton, sophomore Justin Djuve, and senior and co-captain Trevor Penwell driving the ball across the try line for a score. This was the goal that began a Wreckers surge from behind in the final quarter of the game. Rugby became a varsity sport at Staples in 2004. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) John Seo for

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Staples Baseball Wins Opener 5-4 Image
Staples senior Sean Clarke scores on a passed ball in the bottom of the second inning of today’s season opener at home against Newtown as Ben Casparius (5) looks on. Staples overcame a Newtown four-run first inning to win 5-4. Next game is away at Masuk of Monroe at noon on Saturday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Longshore Golf Course Opens Friday

Westport Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy announced today that the Longshore Golf Course will open Friday at 8 a.m., weather permitting. 

Advance tee times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be available online only at beginning Wednesday at noon, an announcement said.

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Reuniting and Seeing the Yankees on Opening Day Image
Among those off today to see the New York Yankees opening day game against the Toronto Blue Jays were former Westporters Chris Fisher (l) and Matt Huntley. Fisher, a Boston resident and 2001 Staples graduate, and Huntley, a Seattle resident and 2001 Fairfield Prep grad, will join Jimmy Gabal of New York to celebrate a bachelor party at Yankee Stadium. “All three of us grew up together in Westport since we were five or six years old,” said Huntley. “We were in the same class in Bedford Middle School.” Gabal, who lives in New York with his fiancé is getting married on Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Getting Ready for Staples Baseball Image
About 60 Staples baseball families tonight attended the pre-season banquet at Staples High School. Coach Jack McFarland welcomed back two 2007 alumni, Michael Schulman and Matt Greco, and presented them with the 2015 Alumni Award. Staples varsity opens its season on April 8 against Newtown at home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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