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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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The Fairfield County Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans held two Chinese New Year celebrations of the Year of the Rooster, 4715 (which actuall y begins Jan. 28) at the Westport Woman’s Club today. According to Westport resident Steven Chin, president of the Fairfield County Chapter, the event “is an outreach to the community and demonstrates community spirit.” About 250 persons attended the second session. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westporters Lead Chinese New Year Celebration

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Westport residents Steven Chin (l), president of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, chats with with well known pianist Frederic Chiu tonight at the Westport Woman’s Club celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the rooster. Chiu performed Gao Ping’s “Nostalgia” and “Katyusha.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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CT Marchers Join National Protest in Rebuke to Trump

By Ana Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

Washington – Thousands of marchers from Connecticut today joined a massive protest the day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, saying they have to protect the environment, health care, women’s rights and a wide range of issues they say are under attack in the new administration.

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Marta Ylane of Westport, who emigrated from Ukraine as a child after World War II, was among the marchers. She said Trump’s relationship with Russia is troubling. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ana Radelat for CTMirror.org

“It’s important to show that women aren’t going back in time,” said Jessica Cross of Stafford.

A Navy veteran who wore an American flag like a cape to show that the marchers were “true patriots, Cross was unable to participate in protests in the past. She called the Women’s March “amazing,” especially for its “positive energy.”

As Trump attended a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral on his first full day as president, a sea of pink-hatted protesters from across the country descended on the nation’s capital, arriving in buses, caravans and packing public transportation to gather near the National Mall.

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CT Marchers Rest on Capitol Hill

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Connecticut residents who traveled to Washington for the women’s march were welcomed today by the state’s House delegation for a bit of rest on Capitol Hill.  The lawmakers were able to snag the cavernous House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing room (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Suzzanne Stark for WestportNow.com

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Making the March Scene in Stamford

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Among those attending the women’s march today in Stamford were (l-r) Irene Penny and Sivan Hong of Westport and Maja Hodzic of Bridgeport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Westporter’s View

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Westporters participating in today’s March on Washington were among those who got close to the White House during the event. Westporter Jane Sherman snapped this photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jane Sherman for WestportNow.com

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Making Farmers Market Debut

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Westport artist Sam Abelow exhibits for the first time today at the weekly Westport Farmers Market, 7 Sylvan Lane, A 2009 Staples High School graduate and third generation Westporter, he specializes in painting animal portraits and describes his art range as “descriptive with realism, classicalism and academic in the traditional style.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Malloy Addresses Women’s March in Hartford

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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

WestportNow.com 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 WestportNow.com

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No Real Snow for Winterfest? Make It

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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 WestportNow.com

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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

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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 WestportNow.com

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On Their Way

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Westporters Diane Yorkmark (l) and Pippa Bell Ader make their way on the metro today to the Women’s March on Washington.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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On the Road to Washington

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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/Facebook.com

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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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