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Friday, August 31, 2007

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These fishermen on Westport’s Saugatuck River had a relaxing time today as they put up their feet and had a few beers. Meanwhile, roadways were busy and trains were crowded as people got an early start on the Labor Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


08/31/07 08:30 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Students Do Well in CAPT Tests

UPDATE Westport students performed well in the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) this year, well surpassing state levels and on par with neighboring suburban districts in Wilton and Weston, according to the state Department of Education.

According to data released Thursday, of 10th grade students tested at Staples High School, 96.3 performed at proficiency level or above in math; 97.4 percent were at least proficient in science; 98.4 in reached that level in reading; and 97.9 percent in writing.

In Weston and Wilton the comparable numbers were 98.5 and 96.6 in math; 98.5 and 96.9 in science; 98.0 and 97.2 in reading; and 95.6 and 97.5 in writing.

The state said this year’s test was a new one with changes in content, format, length and scoring and therefore its data cannot be directly compared with the first two versions of the test.

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Nature’s colors were evident Thursday at the Westport Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Friday, August 31, 2007

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Group Show II
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Friday Fun Films
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall - Guitar Hero Tournament
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Being Alive!”


08/31/07 04:03 AM Comments () • Permalink

Parental Health Concerns Persist at King’s Highway

By Linda Alvkall

UPDATE Although Westport’s King’s Highway Elementary School opened on schedule Wednesday, some parents said today they are still concerned about the health of their children.

The parents expressed their concern at a meeting of the Special Kings’s Highway Elementary School Maintenance Committee in Town Hall.

First Selectman Gordon Joseloff appointed the committee in July to investigate parental complaints about air quality at the school. The committee uncovered mold in the school gymnasium and oversaw its remediation.

“I think that what you are hearing among the parents…is that I don’t feel from Nancy (Harris, assistant superientendent) and Elliott (Landon, superintendent of schools) yet that the administration is really willing in a systemic way to validate, you know, the fact that there are air quality issues that need to be followed,” said Lauren Tarshis, a King’s Highway parent and committee member.

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Former Westport Teacher Gets 10 Years on Child Porn Charges

A federal judge in New Haven today sentenced retired Westport middle school teacher Paul Held to 10 years in prison on federal child pornography charges.paulheld75.jpg
Paul Held: collected photos of former students. File photo

U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz also ordered Held, 69, to serve a lifetime term of supervised release and pay a fine of $30,000, according to U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Connor.

When he pleaded guilty last March to one count of receipt of child pornography, federal officials called the former Bedford Middle School art teacher “one of the most prolific collectors of child pornography” ever seen in Connecticut. (See WestportNow March 26, 2007)

During today’s sentencing proceeding, it was also revealed that Held had taken and collected voyeuristic photos of young girls, including his former students, the U.S Attorney’s Office said.

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Members of the Westport Garden Club were out today weeding and clipping bushes and edging at the Westport Public Library helping to keep Westport beautiful. Elena Brynes (l) and Nancy Stewart spent several hours around the library, one of many Westport areas the club helps maintain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


08/30/07 11:24 PM Comments () • Permalink

Seatbelt Helps Merritt Motorist Avoid Serious Injury

Firefighters are crediting use of a seatbelt and airbags for helping a driver avoid serious injury early today in a one-car rollover on the Merritt Parkway near Exit 42 in Westport.

The department said they received a call about the accident at 1:25 a.m. about a mile north of Exit 42. On arrival, they found a car which had been southbound had crossed over the median and rolled over.

The southbound driver, who was not identified, narrowly missed a car driving northbound. He told police he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway.

The driver was wearing his seatbelt and the side airbags activated preventing serious injuries, said Assistant Chief Larry Conklin. He suffered minor scrapes and bruises and did not require transport to the hospital.


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Mothers of students at Green’s Farms Elementary School held their fourth annual “First Day of School Party” Wednesday at Westport’s Compo Beach. Moms dropped their children off at Green’s Farms and then drove to Compo for the social event and to “catch up” after summer vacation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Thursday, August 30, 2007

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Group Show II
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Sizzling Summer Film Series: “Atlantic City”
5 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Special Kings Highway School Maintenance Committee (live coverage cable channel 79 and
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Ordinance Committee
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Being Alive!


08/30/07 04:05 AM Comments () • Permalink

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Westport’s Grace K. Salmon Park was transformed today into a practice showcase with stakes and ribbons simulating a ring where dogs and trainers run through their routines. The practice was in preparation for February’s Westminster Dog Show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Westporter Lori Nicoll put Tessa, a 6-month-old Irish Setter, through her paces. Tessa’s grandfather, Fonzi, won two best Irish Setter awards in two different years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


08/30/07 01:27 AM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Westport Police Seek Bear Theft Suspect

Westport police today issued a surveillance photo of a man wanted in connection with the theft of a wooden bear worth $600 from outside a gas Image
This man is suspected of taking a wooden bear from outside the BP gas station on Post Road East. Contributed photos

Detective George Taylor said the theft occurred Aug. 10 shortly before 10 p.m. at the BP gas station at 1510 Post Road East.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s or early 30s with a muscular built and bald head.

A surveillance video showed the suspect entered the store, purchased a pack of cigarettes, exited the store and then placed the bear into his vehicle, Taylor said.

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08/29/07 07:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

Surveying the King’s Highway School Gym Image
Gavin Anderson (l) points out today to Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff where mold had been found in the King’s Highway Elementary School gym. Anderson headed a special committee appointed by Joseloff investigating parental complaints about air quality at the school. The two toured the school after greeting parents and students outside as the school reopened on schedule following the summer vacation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


08/29/07 03:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Among those greeting students and parents as King’s Highway Elementary School reopened today were Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (r) and Gavin Anderson (l). In July, Joseloff appointed a special committee headed by Anderson to investigate parental complaints about air quality at the school. After intensive remediation efforts in August, the committee recommended the school open on time. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


08/29/07 03:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Today was the first day of school for Westport students. At King’s Highway Elementary School, Principal Maria Castelluccio greeted a returning student while Assistant Principal Anne Nesbitt (r) looked on. The school welcomed back about 500 students following recent weeks of controversy about air quality issues there. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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