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Friday, May 22, 2015

A Staples Win and Fist Bumps Image
The Staples varsity baseball team today beat Westhill 11-4 to clinch the No. 2 seed in the FCIAC playoff tournament. The win came on Little League Day and afterward the high schoolers greeted the Little leaguers with fist bumps. The first playoff game is Tuesday at 4 p.m. at home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

11-Year-Old Westporter is State Badminton Champ Image
Neha Navrange, 11, of Westport, a sixth grader at Bedford Middle School, is a state badminton champion again. She won Connecticut’s under 14s singles and under 16s girls double badminton titles over the weekend at the state championship in Simsbury, winning the top titles for the third consecutive year. Neha has been playing badminton since she was 8. She goes to badminton classes twice a week with Coach Peter Bartush (r ) and practices in her backyard – and sometimes in her living room. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Saugatuck Rowers Advance Image
Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club qualified the most boats from any club in the Northeast for the upcoming USRowing Youth National Championships, thanks to the boys and girls teams impressive performance at the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Lowell, Mass. on Sunday. Saugatuck qualified eight boats for the championships, to be held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Fla., garnering four first-place finishes, six second-place finishes and four third-place finishes overall. Pictured is SRC girls’ team with coach Chase Graham. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Making a Strong Showing Image
Westporters Bill Walker and Allan Stern finished strong (12th) in this weekend’s Cedar Point Yacht Club’s annual OneDesign Regatta. It is being held for the first time over two weekends. Boats under 26 feet overall raced this weekend, and boats 26 feet and longer will race May 30-31. The regatta, one of the largest on Long Island Sound, is a joint effort by Cedar Point’s Cruising Class, Lightning, and J/70 racing fleets, and has become a regional and national showcase for top-level Westport sailboat racing.  International sailing champion Ched Proctor of Westport’s CPYC finished second in the other class racing this weekend, Lightnings. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Staples Rugby Defeats Darien 64-7 Image
Thomas Jones breaks away for a score in today’s Staples High School 64-7 victory over Darien at home. Next match is Saturday, May 9 at 3 p.m. against the Aspetuck Rugby Club at West Redding. Chris Cowder for

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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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