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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Oscar-worthy Film Series: “Elle”
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Tree Board Arbor Day Sapling Giveaway
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
4 p.m. - Earthplace - Adventures in Animal Hall
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Workshop with Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit Artist Leona Frank
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - RTM Parks & Recreation Committee
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
8 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - RTM Finance & Education Committees

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Curtain Call for ‘Lunch Hour’ Reading

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The cast of “Lunch Hour” takes a bow tonight at the Westport Country Playhouse following the script-in-hand reading of the play written by the late Jean Kerr. Pictured (l-r) : Mark Shanahan, Kate MacCluggage, James Waterston, Rebekah Brockman, John Skelley and Peter Chenot, program directions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Panel Focuses on Teen Domestic Violence

By James Lomuscio

The film clips were quick but deeply disturbing. All choreographed control and abuse under the banner of love, an abuse on track toward becoming teen domestic violence.

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Among participants in the discussion were (-r) Westport Police Lt. Jillian Cabana, Alison Roach, Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) attorney advocate, and Nicole Dodge, DVCC advocate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Produced by the One Love Foundation, the clips shown tonight in the Westport Library’s McManus Room dramatized the manipulation and coercion present in troubled teen relationships.

Using the line “Because I love you,” the actors justify jealousy over a lab partner, incessant phone calls and texts, and isolating a girlfriend or boyfriend from friends and even family.

In one scene a young man even threatens to smash his girlfriend’s phone because she did not answer.

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Special Report: Housing Shift — More Apartments, Fewer McMansions

By Tom Condon

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Simsbury has two multi-family housing developments in the works that will provide 169 new apartments, of which 36 units will be affordable. Last year a complex opened in Brookfield with 72 apartments, all affordable. A 52-unit complex in Essex will have 16 affordable apartments.

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The 181-unit Garden Homes development in Simsbury, now under construction, will have 18 affordable apartments. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tom Condon for CtMirror.org

These and similar projects represent two major — if not seismic — shifts in the state’s housing market: away from the heavy focus on larger single-family homes, and toward more multi-family and affordable housing.

In the heady decades after World War II, developers blanketed the countryside with detached single-family houses, small and large, capes and ranches to huge McMansions.

Now the market has changed. Families are smaller. Young people aren’t as interested in owning a suburban home, and are happy, at least for a time, to rent an apartment in a walkable and otherwise interesting city or town center. Many Boomers looking to downsize seek similar situations.

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Rehearsing for Script in Hand Reading Tonight

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Actors paused today during a rehearsal for tonight’s Westport Country Playhouse Script In Hand reading of “Lunch Hour,” a romantic comedy by Jean Kerr. The play is set in a Long Island beach house in 1980 when two female friends discover their spouses are having an affair. They counter by having an affair of their own. The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the play reading series. Pictured: (seated, l-r)  Mark Shanahan, Kate MacCluggage, James Waterston, Rebekah Brockman and John Skelley; (standing) Anne Keefe, Peter Chenot, stage directions, and Ann Sheffer, sponsor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Herbicide Spill Brings Fire, DEEP Response

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An accidental spill of a herbicide or pesticide today at Westport’s Birchwood Country Club brought a response from Westport firefighters and officials of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Firefighters built a dam in a stream at the edge of the club’s property below the golf course just above Riverside Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick said a considerable amount of material was involved and that the cleanup would likely be an extended one. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Herbicide Spill Reported at Birchwood Country Club

Westport firefighters, including the hazmat unit, today responded to a reported herbicide spill at Birchwood Country Club.

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Westport firefighters today at the site of a herbicide spill off of Riverside Avenue at the Birchwood Country Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The herbicide concentrate was reported to have spilled into a storm drain at the edge of the club golf course above Riverside Avenue. Firefighters built a dike to try to stem the flow of the stream.

There was no immediate indication the concentrate had crossed Riverside Avenue and into the Saugatuck River, fire officials said.

Firefighters notified the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which sent emergency responders to the scene.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 6 Hunting Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 6 Hunting Lane, near Bulkley Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1946, the 1-1/4 story cape has 1,190-square feet and is situated on a .25-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 WestportNow.com

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Playhouse Seeks Extras for Season Opener

The Westport Country Playhouse said today it is seeking non-Equity extras, male and female, all ethnicities and types, ages 25-70, to play tourists in the season opening production of Peter Shaffer’s comedy “Lettice & Lovage.”

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It said the play, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, needs extras who must be available for rehearsals and performances beginning Friday, May 26 and ending Sunday, June 18.

Extras will appear in the first 10 minutes of the production and “play a range of feelings that go from bored-to-death to interested and finally elated as Lettice Douffet, played by Patricia Conolly, evolves from their inexperienced tour guide to a theatrical tour de force,” an announcement said.

Also in the cast are Playhouse alumni Mia Dillon and Sarah Manton, who play Charlotte Schoen and Ms. Framer, respectively, and Paxton Whitehead, who will reprise his role of Mr. Bardolph from the original Broadway production.

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Truck Pulls Down Wires on Greens Farms Road

A moving truck pulled down utility wires today on Greens Farms Road at Hillspoint Road, police said.

The incident caused closure of Greens Farms Road from Hillspoint Road to Hales Road.

The moving van was stopped by state police on I-95 in Bridgeport and information obtained from the driver, according to state police.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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Former Police Chief, 80, Escapes Fire Through Window

Former Westport Police Chief Ronald F. Malone escaped a fast moving early morning house fire today through a first floor window with the help of first arriving police officers.

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Ron Malone: window escape. Lynn U. Miller/WN photo
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The scene at 169 Cross Highway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

“I was heating up Pop Tarts and the next thing I knew the kitchen was on fire,” said Malone, 80, as he was treated for cuts and bruises before being taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital for observation.

Firefighters managed to save two dogs in the house at 189 Cross Highway, which was heavily damaged.

Malone called 911 at about 6 a.m. and said he was trapped in the one-story, 1955-built cape, according to Assistant Chief Mike Kronick.

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Rescued From House Fire

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UPDATE Firefighters rescued two dogs from a house fire today at 189 Cross Highway. The lone occupant, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief and former member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), managed to escape through a first floor window with the help of first arriving police officers. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, said Assistant Chief Mike Kronick. Malone retired in 1990 after six years as chief. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department photo

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Flames on Arrival

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This was the scene that Westport firefighters found on arrival today at a house fire at 189 Cross Highway shortly after 6 a.m.  Westport police officers, first on the scene, helped the lone occupant, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former Westport police chief, escape through a first floor window. He had called 911 saying he was trapped. He suffered non life-threatening injuries, said Assistant Chief Mike Kronick. Firefighters rescued two dogs from the one-story house. Malone said he was heating Pop Tarts when suddenly he found the kitchen in flames. The Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause. Kronick reminded homeowners of the importance of having working smoke detectors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department photo

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Former Police Chief Escapes House Fire

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UPDATE With the help of first arriving police officers, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief, escaped from a first floor window with minor injuries today as flames swept his one-story home at 189 Cross Highway. The home and its contents were heavily damaged. Malone, who retired in 1990 after six years as chief, said he was making Pop Tarts in the kitchen when the next thing he knew the kitchen was on fire. Firefighters rescued two dogs from the house. The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Gallery: Cross Highway House Fire


UPDATE Scenes from today’s house fire at 189 Cross Highway in Westport. The lone occupant, Ronald F. Malone, 80, a former police chief, escaped with minor injuries. He said he was heating Pop Tarts when suddenly he found the kitchen ablaze. Firefighters rescued two dogs. The home was heavily damaged. The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. WestportNow.com photos

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