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Monday, May 29, 2017

Westport Salutes Memorial Day

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Flags flew in a stiff breeze Sunday on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day


Westport Town Hall, Public Schools, and Library are closed.
8 a.m. - Westport Fire Headquarters - annual Memorial Day ceremony
9 a.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School to Veterans Green - Westport Memorial Day Parade (if parade is canceled services will be at 10 a.m. in Westport Town Hall)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid” (last day)

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Compo Scene

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The Compo Beach lifeguard shack late today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Compo Party Time

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Guests at a party on South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach tonight celebrated the Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Paying Tribute

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Westporter Augie Wilkinson and daughters Emma and Melody visited Assumption Cemetery on Greens Farms Road today to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Lacrosse Memorial Day Weekend Game

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Members of the Staples High School varsity team posed for a picture today as they met the Staples alumni team in a Memorial Day weekend game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Dry Run

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Despite a forecast of rain for Monday, members of the Westport Woman’s Club were busy today at Anthony’s Nursery, 492 Main St., preparing their float for the Memorial Day parade. With flowers from Anthony’s and Izzo’s & Sons Country Gardens, the float supports the parade theme “Honoring Our Veterans Now and Forever.” Pictured (l-r) Dorothy Curran, Jeannette Tewey, Miggs Burroughs, Miraslava Auxier (partially hidden), Allie D’Angelo, and Bernadette Stiskal. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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South Beach Scene

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A scene at South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Showing the Colors

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Memorial Day weekend is commemorated with decorative bunting on the 1899-built house, known as the Edward J. Hubbell House, at the corner of Westport’s Riverside and Treadwell Avenues. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, May 28, 2017


5 p.m. - Staples Theater - Staples Players: “Peter & the Starcatcher” (last day)

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

On Tour

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Bob Mitchell, Westport Historical Society president (red sweater) , today led about 20 persons on a history walking tour of Westport’s Saugatuck section. The area was initially inhabited by mostly immigrants of Italian origin. The periodically scheduled historical tours of various sections of Westport consistently attract history buffs from the greater Westport area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Boy Scouts Place Flags on Veteran Graves

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Members of Westport’s Boy Scout Troop 39, chartered to Greens Farms Congregational Church, today placed flags on the graves of veterans in five cemeteries in Westport. VFW Post 399 organized and supplied the flags for the Boy Scouts to install. Pictured are: (l-r) Daniel Wisdom, Nicholas Daines, Max Pantoja, and Will Hillhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Salute to Veterans

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Flags today decorate the cemetery of Christ & Holy Trinity Church on Westport’s Kings Highway North. It was one of five cemeteries receiving flags for veterans graves courtesy of Boy Scout Troops 39 and VFW Post 399. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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On Flag Duty

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Members of Westport’s Boy Scout Troop 39 today placed flags on graves of veterans at five Westport cemeteries. The flags were supplied by Westport VFW Post 399. The scouts posed for a picture during the effort. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Judge: P&Z Acted Properly Denying 8-30g Project

By James Lomuscio

A Hartford Superior Court judge’s ruling to dismiss an affordable housing lawsuit against the town involving a proposed 48-unit multi-family housing project at the busy intersection of Kings Highway North and Wilton Road brought cheers today from town officials.

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The 1.16-acre parcel at 122 Wilton Road sits at the busy intersection of Kings Highway North and Wilton Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Town Attorney Ira Bloom, who successfully argued the town’s case, said it was the first 8-30g decision involving the town in his memory. He said the developer has 20 days to file an appeal.

The suit was filed under the 8-30g state law, which allows developers to override local zoning laws if a municipality does not have 10 percent of its housing stock listed as affordable, which Westport does not.

In dismissing the lawsuit filed more than a year ago by Stamford developer Richard K. Freedman, Judge Marshall Berger said the commission properly reviewed the environmental impact of the proposal by Freedman’s Garden Homes Management Corp.

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