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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Despite rain, winds, and temperatures in the 50s, some hearty shoppers made it to the Westport Farmers Market today at the Imperial Avenue parking lot. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/25/17 01:22 PM Comments () • Permalink

Selectmen Decline to Approve New Signage Contract

By James Lomuscio

There was little sign of support today at the Westport Board of Selectmen to approve a $50,000 study to improve signage in the town, also known as “wayfinding.” Image
Signs such as these on Riverside Avenue near the intersection with Post Road West were cited as an
example why improved signage is needed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

The board declined to act on the study costing $50,000 after there was no second to First Selectman Jim Marpe’s motion to approve the agreement.

“Then we rethink it,” Marpe said of the request made by Melissa Kane, co-chair of the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee on behalf of the Downtown Westport Master Plan.

The Board of Finance and the Representative Town Meeting had approved the appropriation in December and January.

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05/25/17 12:16 PM Comments () • Permalink

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UPDATE Traffic lights at the busy intersection of Post Road East and Roseville Road/Hillspoint Road were out today because of a tree down on Prospect Road, which pulled down power lines. Eversource said repairs would take several hours, according to police who erected temporary stop signs at the intersection. Eversource said 184 Westport homes were without power at 2 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


05/25/17 12:03 PM Comments () • Permalink

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UPDATE A tree lies across Cross Highway today in the area of No. 140, one of numerous trees downed in gusty winds and rain. The roadway was reopened at about 12:30 p.m. Eversource said 184 Westport customers were without power at 2 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


05/25/17 11:50 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sewer Use Rate Jumps $25

Westporters with homes connected to sewers will pay an extra $25 on July 1 as the minimal sewer use charge goes from $325 to $350 with a unanimous vote today by the Board of Selectmen acting as the town’s Water Pollution Control Authority.

Public Works Director Stephen Edwards made the request, which translates into a rate of $6.10 per 100 cubic feet of effluent, saying that it will encourage homeowners to use less water the same way they would economize with any other utility.

When Selectman Avi Kaner asked why the town needed the increase, Edwards said that excess water usage “is taking up capacity of the sewage treatment plant.”

“It’s a very low price to pay to have the benefit of a sewer operation,” Edwards said.

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05/25/17 10:57 AM Comments () • Permalink

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UPDATE This visitor was spotted Wednesday on Westport’s Longshore golf course. WestportNow reader Colin Livingston, however, believes this is not a visitor but a Longshore resident. He said he spotted two pups just last week just to the left of the ninth hole where the wood piles are and provided a link to his video HERE. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, and
9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Sherwood Mill Pond Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Parks & Recreation Commission
7:30 p.m. - Staples Theater - Staples Players: “Peter & the Starcatcher”

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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The 11th annual Westport Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Wilbur Scholarship Fund grants were presented today to 10 recipients by Officer Brendan Fearon, PBA president, at police headquarters.  The Wilbur Scholarship Fund grants program was founded in 2007 by Dennis and Joan Poster who were also the principal sponsors of this year’s awards. Bill Mitchell, a sponsor and long-time member of the Wilbur Scholarship board, also attended the event. Each recipient received a check in the amount of $3,500. Pictured are (l-r) Bill Mitchell, Logan Rice, 20, of Trumbull, Charlie Sampson, 18, of Derby, Officer Brendan Fearon, Mariah Ventrella, 19, of Norwalk, Dennis Poster, Christopher Wolf, 18, of Oxford and Joan Poster. Three recipients were unavailable to attend the event—Brittany Kelley of Shelton, Matthew Librandi of Stamford, and Amber Myer of Fairfield. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/24/17 09:46 PM Comments () • Permalink

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More than 60 persons tonight attended a reception at a waterfront home on Edgewater Hillside to hear about threats to Long Island Sound and managing flood risks and coastal living. Jennifer Sherratt (r) of National Flood Services, was among the speakers. The event was organized by real estate agent Judy Michaelis and attorney Eileen Lavigne Flug (2nd r), who is moderator of Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/24/17 08:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Republicans Seek Municipal Candidates

The Westport Republican Town Committee (RTC) is seeking candidates interested in running for the various Westport boards and commissions in November’s local elections.

The RTC’s Municipal Boards Nominating Committee will be chaired by former Board of Finance member Ed Iannone, and will interview and recommend candidates for nomination for the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Education and the Board of Finance, an announcement said.

Candidates interested in being interviewed for the Board of Education and Board of Finance should contact Ed Iannone at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday, June 9.

The RTC’s Land Use Nominating Committee will be chaired by former Planning and Zoning Commission member Jack Whittle and will interview and recommend candidates for nomination for the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Board of Assessment Appeals.

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Westporter Arrested in Insider-Trading Scheme

A hedge fund employee from Westport was among four persons arrested today in connection with an insider-trading scheme prosecutors said converted government secrets into hedge fund profits. Image
Theodore Huber: hedge fund employee. File photo

Theodore Huber, 55, was arrested on conspiracy, securities fraud and other charges contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said.

At the same time, it was revealed that another hedge fund employee, Jordan Fogel, 33, of Sands Point, New York, pleaded guilty on Friday and is cooperating with investigators in the case against the other four.

According to court documents, Huber was a partner and analyst at Deerfield Management Co., a healthcare-focused hedge fund in New York, along with Robert Olan, 46, of Rumson, New Jersey, who was also arrested.  Also arrested were David Blaszczak, 41, of Isle of Palms, South Carolina and Christopher Worrall, 39 of Linthicum Heights, Maryland.

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House Dems Say ‘Budgetary Relief’ is the Price of a New Casino

By Mark Pazniokas

If the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes want the House to join the Senate in granting them the right to build a casino off tribal lands, they must pay for the privilege and give Connecticut a measure of “budgetary relief,” House Democratic leaders said today.

“The bill that passed the state Senate cannot pass the House as currently written,” said House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, D-Hartford.

The Senate bill imposes a 25-percent tax on gross gaming revenues, but no licensing fee or other upfront payments, a disappointment to House Democrats who were hoping for as much as $100 million in new gambling dollars to help balance the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said a majority of House Democrats support the expansion of casino gambling, but they believe the state should extract a licensing fee from whomever is granted development rights, whether it is the tribes or their competitor, MGM Resorts International.

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05/24/17 04:57 PM Comments () • Permalink

Coastal Flood Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Westport and area from 10 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday.

It said to expect tidal departures around 1 foot above astronomical tides tonight and 1- to 1.5 feet Thursday morning and Thursday night.

The advisory said there would be minor flooding around the times of high tide Thursday night.

Also, there would be brief and localized minor flooding possible with tonight’s and Thursday morning high tide.

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05/24/17 04:17 PM Comments () • Permalink

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Workers today erected a new entrance sign to the Westport Country Playhouse. Kevin Kane, owner of the Darien-based Hung Well Sign company, said the sign, designed by Westport architect Peter Cadoux, will be completed by the weekend. Kane said the structure will be topped off with the installation of a cedar roof. Pat Blaufuss, a Playhouse spokeswoman, said a dedication for the new sign will be held at a later date. The 2017 season begins on Tuesday with the comedy “Lettice and Lovage.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


05/24/17 03:47 PM Comments () • Permalink

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The Westport Woman’s Club (WWC) today presented $30,000 in community services grants to 28 local nonprofit organizations. Also awarded were Bedford Hall grants, which allow a one time per year free use of the hall by nonprofits for fundraising or friend-raising purposes. Recipients posed with First Selectman Jim Marpe (l). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Davae Matlow for


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