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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Malloy Addresses Women’s March in Hartford Image
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the Women’s March on Connecticut in Hartford today. Capitol police estimated more than 10,000 persons were taking part. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


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Marshmallow Toaster ImageChloe Kiev, 11, of Westport enjoys toasting a marshmallow on an open fire today at Westport’s Earthplace Winterfest.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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No Real Snow for Winterfest? Make It Image
At the Westport ‘s Earthlplace Winterfest today, the absence of snow was not a problem. Zane Hinson, a kindergartner at Kings Highway Elementrary School, played in the insta-snow with his sister, Thea Hinson, a fourth grader at the school. Winterfest continues until 2 p.m. at 10 Woodside Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for


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Westport Property Transfers Jan. 2 - 6, 2017

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Jan. 2 - 6, 2017:

Marilyn M. Duane Trust to Robin L. and Melissa L. Shapier, 220 Riverside Ave Unit 10, $480,000WNproperty.jpg

J. Kevin and Debra J. Ross to Jordan and Vanessa Citak, 37 Crawford Road, $1, 475,000

Jerry M. Melillo Trust to J M K Bridge Street Properties, LLC, 36 Bridge Street, $500,000

C C O Dogwood LLC to Ari Halper and Ebru Buluc-Halper, 8 Dogwood Lane, $2,100,000

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Rockyfield Road Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 7 Rockyfield Road, off Easton Road, is in process. Built in 1954, the one-story split level has 1,907-square feet and is situated on a 1.12-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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On the Road to Washington Image
An estimated 250 to 300 Westporters were expected to join the March on Washington today. Two buses were scheduled to leave Westport early today. Westporter Larry Perlstein posted this photo on Facebook from one bus. Please send your photos to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Larry Perlstein/


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High Wind Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Westport and area, which is in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night.

Winds are expected to be from northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph with strongest winds likely occurring from mid-morning Monday into Monday evening.

The Weather Service said downed trees and power lines are likely, with numerous power outages possible.

Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and on elevated roads and bridges.


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) - Westport Winter Farmers Market
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Earthplace - Winterfest
Noon - 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Ave.) - Chinese New Year celebration
1 p.m. - Westport Library -WestportREADS 2017: Getting a Grip on Gender Program for Parents & Students
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Improv Comedy: Greens Farms Academy Red & Bloopers w/ Yale’s Exit Players

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Westporter On the Washington Protest Scene Image
Westport’s award-winning photographer Spencer Platt is in Washington today covering the inauguration and street protests. The 1989 Staples High School graduate shot this photo as protesters torched a stretch limo on a street outside the security zone. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Spencer Platt/Getty Images


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At P&Z, New Members Confront Old Issues

By James Lomuscio

Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) welcomed a new member to its ranks Thursday night—Democrat Danielle Dobin. Image
Danielle Dobin: sworn in as new member. WN photo

She was recommended by the Democratic Town Committee (DTC) to replace David Lessing who resigned in November.

As she took her seat, Dobin was not the only new member at the dais. Longtime P&Z alternate Al Gratrix recently became a full time member replacing Jack Whittle who stepped down last month.

And just when it seemed that the dust from musical chairs had ended, Democrat Andra Vebell cranked up the music again. She announced that after three years she would be stepping down.

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Installing ‘As We Are!’ Image
Artist Tom Berntsen today installs large scale portraits as part of the “As We Are!” exhibition at the Westport Arts Center opening Friday, Jan. 27. On view through March 11, “As We Are!” features a full gallery installation by Pamela Hovland reflecting the local perspective on identity, stereotype, and the power of words. It includes portraits of students, community leaders, business professionals, artists, immigrants, religious figures, cultural influencers and elected officials who have contributed personal material to express their individual views and experiences with labels and the power of words. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Xenia Gross for


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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 22 Long Lots Lane Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 22 Long Lots Lane is in process. Built in 1954, the 1-1/4 story cape has 1,517-square feet, is situated on a .26-acre property and changed ownership in November for $550,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Wrong License Plates Leads to Arrest

No license, no insurance and wrong plates led to the arrest of Bayshore, N.Y. man Thursday, police said today. Image
Donald Potter: held on $5,000 bond. Westport Police photo

According to Lt. David Farrell, Donald Potter, 29, was stopped on Post Road East near Compo Road after an officer discerned a license plate did not belong on the vehicle.

Potter also was unable to produce a driver’s license, proper registration or valid insurance, Farrell said.

“Due to the fact that Potter did not have a license or any other photo identification, he was taken into custody,” he said.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Commission for Senior Services
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Instagram
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Viewing of inauguration of President Trump
11:45 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Healthy Living: Live Your Life Without Body Blockages
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

WestportREADS Author Draws Large Crowd Image
George Hodgman, author of the 2017 WestportREADS selection “Bettyville,” addressed a large audience tonight in the WestportREADS keynote talk at the Saugatuck Congregational Church. The 2015 book tackles questions about the author’s identity as a gay man, as a writer and as a son. Though there were serious moments in the book and in the events that made up the memoir, Hodgman was able to fill the hall with witty humor as he shared many of his life’s events and the words his mother spoke. The event was sponsored by the church and the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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