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Friday, November 30, 2007

Westport Property Transfers Nov. 19-23, 2007

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 19-23, 2007:

Daniel E. and Makiko S. Coakley to Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 118 North Ave., $1,300,000WN property.jpg

Robert G. and Rebecca C. Bowman to Raymond and Margaret Cashen, 32 Cranbury Road, $1,099,000

Kurt R. Handschumacher to Susan A. Morgan, 47 Old Road, $485,000

Gloria E. Hunter Est. to Christian A. and Susan Brandonisio, 33 Highpoint Road 50 percent interest, $418,750

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Metro-North Abruptly Cancels Platform Changes

UPDATE Less than 24 hours after announcing platform changes affecting riders on Metro-North’s New Haven Line beginning Monday, the railroad today abruptly canceled the changes. (See WestportNow Nov. 29, 2007)

Metro-North gave no reason for the about-face, but Gov. M. Jodi Rell said in a statement a short time later that she had stepped in and ordered the reversal. She also criticized her Department of Transportation for its handling of the matter.

“The original plan was simply unacceptable to commuters and to me,” Rell said.

There was intense criticism from commuter advocates following Thursday’s announcement that all morning rush-hour trains to New York at 12 New Haven Line stations will arrive on the opposite track while overhead catenary wires are upgraded.

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Compo Scene

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In a week of spectacular sunsets, this was another one Thursday at Westport’s Compo Beach.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday, November 30, 2007


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Quirky
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Studio Gallery - Adam and Eve
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “A Christmas Carol”
7 p.m. Coleytown Middle School - “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - This Is How Rumors Get Started w/ Jared Scharff and the Royals, Midi and the Modern Dance and Extra Parachutes
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Veronica’s Room”

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Saugatuck View

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Tonight’s sunset attracted a number of WestportNow submissions, including this one across the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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“A Christmas Carol” Playhouse Treat for Seniors

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Cast members of the Westport Country Playhouse current production of “A Christmas Carol” take their bows today following a reduced rate performance for invited members of the Westport Center for Seniors Activities along with their family members and friends. The holiday classic, rich in tradition and with more than 20 songs, was adapted and directed by Tazewell Thompson, Playhouse artistic director. The show runs through Dec. 29.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Kings Highway Dusk

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Pretty sunsets are not confined to Westport’s beaches. This was the view tonight in the area of 166 Kings Highway North. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jane Sherman for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

News-12’s Appleby: Concerned About Customized News

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Tom Appleby, news director of Cablevision News-12 Connecticut, told the Y’s Men of Westport Weston today that he is concerned about new technologies that allow for customizing news for consumers. He said computer or telephone users can program in selections—“if you’re a Red Sox fan, you don’t have to hear about the Yankees or Mets”—but that could mean they also won’t get important international or national news. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Metro-North Announces Station Platform Changes

Replacement work on the old catenary system on Metro-North’s New Haven Line will cause platform changes at the Westport and Green’s Farms stations next week, the railroad announced today.

Beginning Monday and continuing for approximately four months, from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m., trains to Grand Central Terminal will arrive on Track 4 while trains to New Haven will arrive on Track 3.

At all other times, trains to Grand Central Terminal will arrive on Track 3 while trains to New Haven will arrive on Track 4.

“Please use caution using the bridge plates and temporary platforms while boarding trains,” Metro-North said in an advisory.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Guard Hill Road

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An application is in process for a permit to demolish the house at 4 Guard Hill Road off Clinton Avenue. The 1955 one-story split level has 1,405 square feet and sits on a 2-acre property.  It changed hands this month at $1,170,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Compo Scene

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Cold temperatures and short days combined to produce a dramatic display of colors and patterns Wednesday off of Westport’s South Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, November 29, 2007


8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – Planning & Zoning Commission Affordable Housing Subcommittee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Quirky
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Studio Gallery - Adam and Eve
Noon - Westport Public Library - Authors@the Library: Stewart O’Nan on “Last Night at the Lobster”
2 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “A Christmas Carol”
4 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Teen Movies in the Afternoon: She’s the Man
7 p.m. Coleytown Middle School - “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Planning & Zoning Commission work session
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Sherwood Mill Pond Committee
7 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Curator talk: Michael Amy on “Quirky” Exhibit
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Lillian August Flagship Store (Norwalk) - A Night of Shopping to Benefit Project Return

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Westport Property Transfers Nov. 12-16, 2007

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 12-16, 2007:

Terence J. O’Grady Tr. to Gerald Goodness, 11 Dr Gillette Circle, $565,000WN property.jpg

John J. and Stephanie B. Giunta Jr. to 4 Guard Hill Road LLC, 4 Guard Hill Road, $1,170,000

Ann Weiner to Diane S. Parrish Tr., 273 Saugatuck Ave., $7,500,000

Ian Bremmer to Maureen J. Miskovic, 3 Stony Point Road, $700,000

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Health District Sets Mobile Flu Clinics

The Westport Weston Health District has scheduled mobile flu vaccination clinics over the next two weeks.

The first will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Westbank Shopping Plaza, 221 Post Road West, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and at Greens Farms Plaza, 1460 Post Road East, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Clinics will also be held on Tuesday Dec. 11, at Shaw’s Plaza, 605 Post Road East, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and at Stop and Shop, 1790 Post Road East, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

There are no appointments necessary. The cost is $32 cash only. There is no cost to Medicare Part B participants.  Medicare B participants must bring their Medicare cards to the clinic for billing purposes.                             

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NY Man Gets 8 ½ Years in Westport Shooting

A New York man was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison today in connection with a 2004 shooting at a Westport home.

Brian Minicieli, 25, of Staten Island, N.Y. was sentenced in Norwalk Superior Court by Judge Burton Kaplan.

The charges stem from a Nov. 13, 2004, incident in which a 20-year-old Wilton man was shot and wounded as he tried to break up a robbery at a birthday party on Franklin Street attended by about a dozen guests. (See WestportNow Nov. 14, 2004

In June 2006, Mincieli was again arrested by Westport police, this time charged with failure to appear. (See WestportNow June 2, 2006)

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Westport Student Names a Desktop Supercomputer

What the University of Maryland says is the next big leap in advanced computing technology just got a new name, thanks to a 21-year-old college student from Westport.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering said the winning entry for its Supercomputer Naming Contest is “ParaLeap,” submitted by Jaryd Malbin, a student from Westport attending Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

The university launched the contest in June in conjunction with an announcement of the creation of a new desktop supercomputing prototype developed by Uzi Vishkin, a computer engineering processor.

Capable of computing speeds 100 times faster than current desktops, Vishkin’s technology is based on parallel processing on a single chip which could launch a new era of general use, desktop supercomputing, the university said.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stew Leonard Jr.: “We Generate Tremendous Waste”

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Westporter Stew Leonard Jr. told today’s “Green Bag Lunch” at Westport Town Hall that his food stores generate a “tremendous amount of waste,” everything from fresh fruit cuttings to cardboard. The good news, he said, is that through conservation efforts, “We are reusing, reclaiming 60 percent of it.” He said he has formed a “Green Team” to help his stores become more energy efficient and to promote recycling. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Stew Leonard Jr. Guests at “Green Bag Lunch”

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Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (c) shares a laugh with Carl Leaman (l), chair of the town’s Green Energy Task Force and a former selectman, and Stew Leonard Jr., a Westporter whose four food stores in Connecticut and New York are known around the world. Leonard visited the Town Hall “Green Bag Lunch” to discuss his efforts to conserve energy and promote recycling at his stores. He said an order of 10,000 reusable canvas bags were gone in days and plans are in the works to expand recycling of plastic bags at his stores. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Deputy Registrars Sworn In

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The Westport Registrars of Voters, Nita S. Cohen and Judith L. Raines, had their new Deputy Registrars sworn in during a Town Hall ceremony officiated by Town Clerk Patricia Strauss (l). Deputy Republican Registrar of Voters Susan Voris and Deputy Democratic Registrar of Voters Leonard Ances will serve a three-year term. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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All Gone: 3 Canning Lane

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Demolition of the house at 3 Canning Lane off Turkey Hill Road South was completed this morning. The split-level built in 1963 had 1,186 square feet, is on a .51-acre property and changed hands in October for $750,000.  It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Oct. 17. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Scene

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A breezy, but mild afternoon Tuesday ended with another picturesque sunset at Wesport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, November 28, 2


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Quirky
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Studio Gallery - Adam and Eve
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
Noon – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Citizens Green Bag Luncheon (a/k/a Brown Bag Luncheon) (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School - Westport Weston Health District and PTA Council Town Meeting on Emergency Preparedness
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – TEAM Westport Committee
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Representative Town Meeting new member meeting

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Police:  Latest “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Effective

Their latest “Click It or Ticket” campaign to promote seat belt use appeared to be a success, according to Westport police.

The department issued 55 infractions for seat belt violations during the Nov. 12-Nov. 25 campaign, it said. “More importantly, an increased usage of seat belts was observed,” said Lt. Thomas P. Casimiro II in a statement.

On Nov. 5, a survey of 200 drivers on Weston Road showed 80 percent were belted, he said. On Nov. 26 at the same time and location, the number had improved to 95 percent.

“Hopefully, the motoring public is getting the message that seat belts save lives,” Casimiro said.

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Thanks for a Great Season

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Staples coach Marce Petroccio has some season-ending words of thanks to his Wreckers following their 28-14 loss to Bunnell tonight at Trumbull. Staples ended with an 8-2 record. It was the seventh successive state playoff appearance for the Wreckers. Said Petroccio: “I feel awful for my seniors who worked so hard all year. It’s hard to fall short like this. It’s a new feeling for me. It doesn’t quite feel right that there’s a state championship game going on and we’re not going to be there.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Staples Falls to Bunnell 28-14 in State Semi-Final

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Staples running backs Colin O’Shea (7) and Hampus Hellermark (6) put the stop on a Bunnell Bulldog tonight in the Class L semi-final at Trumbull. Despite the best efforts of No. 4-ranked Staples, the No. 1-rated Bulldogs of Stratford prevailed 28-14. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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