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Monday, May 31, 2004

Honoring Westport’s Soldiers

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Staples High School senior Kevin Walker (r) plays taps as veterans lay a wreath during today’s Memorial Day ceremony at Westport’s Veterans Green. See more photos below and on COMMUNITY page. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Memorial Day Parade Was Largest Ever

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell addresses today’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Green. It followed a Memorial Day parade under sunny skies that was the largest in Westport’s history. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Spotting a Familiar Face

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Spotting a familiar face in today’s Westport Memorial Day parade brought shrieks of delight to these onlookers. WestportNow.com photo

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Staples Band Plays On

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The Staples High School band was among several bands in today’s Westport Memorial Day parade.(CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Everyone Loves a Parade

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Everyone loves a parade, even Westport’s four-legged citizens who lined the parade route of today’s Memorial Day march. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Firefighters Carry Flag Flown in Iraq

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The Westport Fire Department Memorial Day parade marchers today carried an American flag flown over Baghdad during the war in Iraq. The flag, behind the larger one carried by the department’s honor guard, was signed by members of a Marine battalion, one of whom has since been killed in action. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Selectpersons Greet Crowd

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell and Selectman Carl Leaman wave to today’s Memorial Day crowds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

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World War II Vets Get Big Hand

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The World War II vets got a big hand from today’s Memorial Day parade watchers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Police Honor Guard on Parade

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The Westport Police Department honor guard was one of the first units in today’s Memorial Day parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  Emily Laux Roche for WestportNow.com

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Salute from the Air

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A military jet flies over today’s Westport Memorial Day parade in salute. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

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Old Fire Engine Always a Favorite

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One of Westport’s old fire engines, always a crowd favorite, makes the turn at Myrtle Avenue during today’s Memorial Day Parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Martha Stewart Reportedly Seeking Community Service Deal

Westport’s Martha Stewart is reportedly seeking to do community service work teaching poor women to start their own businesses, in exchange for a shorter stint behind bars.

Stewart has offered to perform 1,000 hours of community work with Women’s Venture Fund, a New York-based non-profit organization, Newsweek magazine reported.

Stewart was convicted March 5 on one charge of conspiracy, one charge of obstruction of justice and two charges of making false statements to investigators.

She has a June 17 sentencing hearing and could face 10 to 16 months in prison.

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Westport Fire Memorial Day Parade Unit Carries Flag Flown in Iraq

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Firefighters carry flag flown in Iraq in today’s parade.  WestportNow.com photo
Today’s Westport Memorial Day parade included an American flag of special significance a flag flown over Baghdad during the war in Iraq.

The Westport Fire Department gave the flag an honored place directly behind the department’s honor guard.

Assistant Chief Chris Ackley received the flag from his nephew, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edward Ackley serving with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines based at Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.

The flag at the time of delivery was signed by all the members of Ackley’s platoon.

Unfortunately, since the delivery date, one of the members who had signed the flag was killed in the line of duty, Chris Ackley said.

The Marine died in an incident in the city of Fallujah, where insurgent activity has been especially active.

The flag will be placed on public display at fire headquarters to honor all the men and women who have served in both peace and war.

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Words from a Vet

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Clayton Chalfant, 80, a World War II vet and grand marshall of this year’s Westport Memorial Day parade, delighted the crowd with his formal and informal remarks today at Veteran’s Green. Among those watching were (l to r) Paula Castiglia, Selectman John Izzo and First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sharing a Laugh

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell shares a laugh with Memorial Day parade Grand Marshal Clayton Chalfant during today’s parade. With them are Selectman Carl Leaman and former Selectman Betty Lou Cummings. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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A Perfect Day for a Parade

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Westport’s Memorial Day parade went off under sunny skies today. This colonial marching band paused before the reviewing stand in front of Town Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Watching the Boats Go By

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Sunday’s sunny skies and warm temperature made for a good day to watch the sailboats go by at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux Roche for WestportNow.com

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On Guard

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Westport’s award-winning lifeguards get ready for a busy season at Compo Beach. Shown (l to r) are Pippa Ellis, 18, Westport; Brendan Nangle, 18, Westport; Anna Dowdle, 19, Westport; Kristen Kelley, 21, Weston; John Gelini, 20, Westport, and Brendan Kelly, 18, Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com

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Monday, May 31, 2004

9 a.m. - Memorial Day Parade steps off from Riverside Ave.

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Sunday, May 30, 2004

Handcraft Show Numbers Down Due to Nice Weather

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Visitors to the 38th annual Westport Handcraft Show at Staples High School today were fewer in number than in past years, artists said, because of the nice weather. Artist Megan Brogden of Weston (c) helps a customer. The two-day show was sponsored by the Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Firefighters Douse Fire Under Walkway

Westport firefighters quickly doused an early morning fire today under a wooden walkway of a home where garden mulch had recently been applied near wiring for an outdoor lighting fixture.

Assistant Chief Gene Maloney said the homeowner at 11 Bluewater Hill saw smoke coming from the underside of the walkway leading from the driveway to the front entrance and called in the alarm at 4:44 a.m.

Firefighters used a saw to cut away the structure to gain access to burning wood under the walkway.

“The fire appeared to have started on the surface of a wood joist adjacent to outdoor lighting fixture wiring and recently applied garden mulch,” Maloney said.

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Sunday, May 30, 2004

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Staples High School - Westport Handcraft Show

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Saturday, May 29, 2004

Sunday NY Times: $1 Million Often Buys a Westport Teardown

To Westporters savvy about housing prices, it’s nothing new, but Sunday’s New York Times cites Westport as among southern Connecticut communities where $1 million often buys a teardown.

Two of the three pictures illustrating the newspaper’s Connecticut section cover story show Westport homes, one for sale for $1.1 million and other for $2.3 million.

Ten years ago, $1 million bought a “pretty high-end home, but $1 million now is pretty much entry level,” said Mary Palmieri Gai, a broker at William Raveis of Westport.

“A million buys a tired house on half an acre or less that is waiting to be knocked down,” she said.

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Saturday, May 29, 2004

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Staples High School - Westport Handcraft Show

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Friday, May 28, 2004

Deadline June 14 for Westport Arts Centers Members’ Show

As the second anniversary of the Westport Arts Center (WAC) gallery approaches, preparations are underway for the center’s annual members exhibition, “The Big Show 2004,” which opens in mid-July. Deadline for submissions is June 14.WAC.jpg

The show is an all-inclusive, multimedia visual arts exhibit held each summer that is open to all artists who are members of the Westport Arts Center.

“The ‘Big Show’ is aptly named for the quantity of work exhibited,” said Miggs Burroughs, a local artist and one of the organizers of the exhibit.

“I’m always impressed by the depth of talent and creativity we have here in our own backyard.

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