Monday, September 25, 2017
9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Conservation Commission (vidostreamed)
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 99, & www.westport.k12.ct.us)
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sheila Ward (r), president of the League of Women Voters of Westport, today addresses candidates and guests at the group’s annual fall brunch. Many of those running for office showed up for the event at a private residence in the Coleytown area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
When Westport’s Unitarian Church rededicated its new Black Lives Matter banner last week, replacing the one ripped down in August, the Rev. John Morehouse thanked his congregants and the Westport community for their support.
“The outpouring of support for this has been absolutely incredible,” said Morehouse, adding that the church received so many donations for a new banner, he had “enough for another if this one comes down.”
Today, those words seem prophetic. The new banner went missing sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, officials said.
Unlike the original roadside one that had been ripped down Aug. 23 and later found torn in half and on the side of the road, the new one has yet to be found, according to First Selectman Jim Marpe.
Five days after its rededication (see WestportNow Sept. 17, 2017) , the Black Lives Matter banner at Westport’s Unitarian Church has been vandalized again, according to the Rev. John Morehouse. In a Facebook posting, he said the banner was vandalized sometime Friday night/Saturday morning. “Every time the banner is vandalized it fortifies our resolve to replace it and underscores the very need for its existence,” he said. The first banner was ripped from its frame on Aug. 23. (See WestportNow Aug. 25, 2017) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Electronics Surprise Workshop
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “A View from the Bridge”
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
The summer-like weather was perfect for tonight’s seventh Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest Dinner. Guests enjoyed food cooked by local chefs as they raised funds for the town-owned farm with a silent and live auction. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples senior quarterback Daniel Thompson moves the ball forward today in the Wreckers 44-7 FCIAC victory over Brien McMahon at Norwalk. Staples improved to 3-0 on the season and next hosts Ridgefield at its homecoming on Friday, Oct. 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
Staples junior Kevin Rabacs scampers in for a touchdown today after a pass from senior quarterback Daniel Thompson in the 44-7 Wrecker win over Brien McMahon at Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com
Almost 300 persons participated today in the annual Food Allergy Heroes Walk fundraiser at Sherwood Island State Par. The goal of the event is to “raise critical funds and awareness to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies,” according to Lisa Hofmeister, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organizer. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe read a proclamation declaring today Food Allergy Heroes Walk day in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
It took more than four years, but Westport police finally have arrested a man who they said scammed victims with offers of generator installations that never happened after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, police said.
John Mech, 56, of Seaside, Oregon was arrested there on Sept. 15 by local wildlife/game control agents for an illegal fishing violation, said Lt. David Farrell. Upon checking, they found outstanding warrants for him from Westport, Monroe, and Stamford, he said, in which victims alleged they paid money for generators that he never installed.
Stamford detectives escorted him back to Connecticut and Westport subsequently arrested him on Thursday for third-degree larceny and a home improvement violation. He faces similar charges in the other communities.
Westport slapped a $10,000 bond on him while it and bonds from other jurisdictions added up to $61,000, Farrell said. Mech is scheduled for a court appearance on Monday, Oct. 2.
Volunteers were busy today setiing up for tonight’s seventh Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest Dinner. According to farm board member, Christy Colasurdo, the goals of the sold out event are to raise funds to sponsor campers and students, kindergarten through middle school age as well as for care of the animals. “We completed one phase when we renovated the main house,” she said. “Now we enter the next phase.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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