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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Sherwood Island Rainscape

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Westport was mostly green and gray today, with constant rain and chilly temperatures. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com

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04/30/05 10:13 PM Comments () • Permalink

Something Old is Something New at Old Westport Town Hall

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There were plenty of dignitaries on hand Friday for the official opening of the Hudson United Bank in the former Westport Town Hall on Post Road East. Doing the ribbon cutting was Kenneth Neilson, CEO and chairman of the bank (2nd l). He was joined by (l-r)  Denise Torv, Westport Historical Society executive director; First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell; Police Chief Alfred R. Fiore, and Mar Jennings, the bank’s vice president and area director. The bank and the Society joined together for the special celebration called “Something Old is. . . Something New!” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andrea Maritzer Fine for WestportNow.com

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Friday, April 29, 2005

New Westport Fire Chief Ackley Sworn In

By James Lomuscio

WestportNow Special Correspondent

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First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell swears in Westport’s new Fire Chief Christopher Ackley today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The classroom at Westport’s fire headquarters was so packed with firefighters, police, EMS personnel, town officials, and firefighters from other towns today that many quipped the town’s fire marshal would have to issue a summons.

But this event—the swearing in of Christopher Ackley as the town’s new fire chief—drew applause and accolades instead. Ackley, a 27-year department veteran who served as the town’s deputy chief, replaces Denis McCarthy who is leaving the chief’s post after two years to become fire chief in Norwalk.

“I’m really awed in the faith you have in me to fill this position,” said Ackley, 49, shortly after being sworn in by First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell. “I’m going to do my best to respect that trust.”

Among the more poignant moments were when Ackley’s wife Jill took the chief’s badge unhooked from McCarthy and placed it on her husband, and the embrace between Ackley and McCarthy that followed.

“We started in this department the same day, July 10, 1978,” McCarthy recalled, “and of that group that started, Chris was the strongest firefighter. And he has continued to be the strongest firefighter. We all look up to him.”

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It was standing room only as Christopher Ackley was sworn in as Westport’s fire chief today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Westport/Weston Y Announces Capital Campaign Chairs

The Wesport/Weston YMCA today announced that three area families will head its capital campaign in connection with its planned move from downtown Westport to its Camp Mahackeno property.

Bill Gault, Bill Mitchell, and Arthur Tauck will serve as the campaign’s honorary chairpersons. Nancy and Sam Gault, Ginger and Jim Donaher, and Chris Mitchell and Robin Tauck will serve as co-chairs.

The Y also announced it will now formally operate under the name “Westport Weston Family Y.”

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Westport/Weston families—the Gaults on the left side, the Mitchells in the center, and the Taucks to the right—unveil the new Westport Weston Family Y name. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Memory Wok

By James Lomuscio

WestportNow Special Correspondent

As steam rose from the simmering wok in the kitchen this morning, Johnny Wong was out in the alley alongside his restaurant, The Ships Corner Chinese Take-out, to supervise the placement of a dumpster. After 20 years in the heart of Westport’s downtown at 23 Jesup Road, the restaurant will close for the last time tonight at 10. 04280501ShipsCornerClose.jpg
Owner Johnny Wong founded the restaurant 20 years ago. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The woks, pots, and pans will be washed one last time, Wong said, before being tossed into the dumpster Friday.

“I lost my lease, and five weeks ago the landlord sent me a letter that I would have to be out,” said Wong. “On Monday I’m going to give the key to the landlord.

“My customers, they’re all hurt,” he added, tapping his chest. “A lot of customers are looking for a place for me to stay in Westport.”

For the past 18 months since Wong’s lease from Greenwich-based Win Proprties, Inc. expired, his business has been surviving on a month-to-month basis. Wong says he has paid a total of $5,000 a month in rent and taxes, an amount he is sure will climb in the event he finds another location in Westport.

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04/28/05 04:06 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport/Weston Y Officials Address Y’s Men on Planned Move

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Y’s Men guest: YMCA Executive Director and CEO Dick Foot answers questions. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Senior officers of the Westport/Weston YMCA were guest speakers at today’s Y’s Men meeting at the Saugatuck Congregational Church.

Speakers included Dick Foot, CEO and exectutive director; Rosemary Halstead, president of the Board of Directors; Ian Bruce, first vice president and Board member; and Allen Raymond, chairman of the Board of Trustees. The topic was the proposed plan to relocate the YMCA from downtown Westport to Camp Mahackeno.

Westport/Weston YMCA officials will make a similar presentation on Monday to the Y’s Women at their weekly meeting at 11 a.m. in the Board Room on the second floor of the YMCA’s Bedford Building, 59 Post Road East.

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04/28/05 03:41 PM Comments () • Permalink

Mason Adams Dies at 86

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Longtime Westport resident Mason Adams, the actor best known for his role as the easygoing managing editor on television’s “Lou Grant” show, died of natural causes Tuesday at 86 in his Upper East Side home, The New York Times reported today.

Mason, who had received three Emmy nominations for his TV role, was also the voice over pitchman for the J. M. Smucker Company with his signature line, “With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good.” His warm, grandfatherly, Rockwellian voice and screen presence, won the actor recognition as an embodiment of Americana.

Adams, who began his career in radio, was also a stage actor. The Times reports his last play was the Roundabout Theater’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Man Who Had All the Luck” in 2002.

Adams moved to Westport in 1957 when he married Margot Fineberg, and they also maintained a home in Manhattan. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Betsy, and son, Bill.

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04/28/05 10:41 AM Comments () • Permalink

Lower Fairfield County Area is Nation’s Richest

People living in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area earned enough money in 2003 for each person to have $60,803, making it the nation’s richest on a per capita basis.

The region’s income easily topped the next-highest, the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif., area, which had a per capita income of $46,958. The nation’s per capita income in 2003 was $31,472.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its annual report on metropolitan area personal and per capita income Wednesday. Per capita income is the total amount of money earned through wages, benefits, Social Security and income from businesses divided by the number of people living in an area.

The BEA said wages nationally increased by 2.5 percent between 2002 and 2003, while proprietors’ income increased by 8.5 percent and employers’ contributions to employee pension and insurance funds increased by 10.7 percent during the period. The BEA did not release this data for the metropolitan areas.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005


6 p.m. �Westport Library, McManus Room—Counselors from the Norwalk chapter of SCORE, a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, present an interactive workshop on “Six Concepts of Business Success”
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing (live coverage on cable channel 79)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Longshore’s Splash Restaurant to Reopen Thursday

The Splash Restaurant, closed since Christmas morning by a fire at Westport’s Inn at Longshore, will reopen Thursday night, manager Kevan Sheehan said today.

The restaurant’s dining area and kitchen were damaged by the early morning blaze that began in the hotel’s basement and worked its way to the roof through interior walls. (See WestportNow Dec. 25, 2004)

The Inn managed to reopen its ballroom four days later in time to host a wedding reception but took longer to repair five guest rooms damaged in the blaze.

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04/27/05 07:44 PM Comments () • Permalink

Happy 170th Birthday Westport!

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Today’s Brown Bag lunch included a birthday cake for Westport which this year marks its 170th birthday. Westport became a separate entity from Norwalk and Fairfield on April 28, 1835, when Daniel Nash led the charter that was signed in Hartford. Joining First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell (2nd l) for the celebration were (l-r) Mollie Donovan and Joan Miller of the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection, and Town Clerk Patricia H. Strauss. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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04/27/05 04:38 PM Comments () • Permalink

Showing Off

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Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farell (l) and Town Clerk Patricia H. Strauss today showed off a reproduction of the original Westport Town Charter that was created on parchment in 1935—Westport’s 100th birthday—by artist Edward Ades. The event was part of a celebration of Westport’s 170th birthday during the weekly Brown Bag Luncheon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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04/27/05 04:29 PM Comments () • Permalink

Brainstorming the Compo Beach Playground

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The Coleytown Elementary Student Leadership Council shared their ideas for a new Compo Beach playground today with John Dean, the playground designer from Leathers & Associates. Dean will present his new design for the facility at a community presentation in the Long Lots Elementary School auditorium tonight at 7 p.m.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

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04/27/05 04:24 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Rated Almost at Bottom on State Ethics Survey

Westport rates almost at the bottom of a list in a survey by a state watchdog group of city and town ethics laws.

The survey by Connecticut Common Cause was released Tuesday at a Hartford news conference.

Among the cities and towns in the Westport area, Stamford and Bridgeport scored the highest on the survey, with a 5, followed by Darien, Fairfield and Weston, which got at 4. Easton, Greenwich, Norwalk, New Canaan and Wilton scored 3s. Westport got a 1. The lowest rating was 0.

The group said while Westport had a code of ethics, it did not fare well in its other ethics-related survey categories.

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Gull and Scull

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A sea gull had a bird’s eye view of the scull activity Tuesday on the Saugatuck River near Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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