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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Driver Escapes Fiery Crash Near Fire HQ

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A driver smashed into a utility pole early today on Post Road East, shearing off the pole entirely and touching off a fire that completely engulfed the vehicle about 100 yards from Westport Fire Headquarters at 515 Post Road East. He managed to escape unhurt. Firefighters, some of whom said they heard the crash, quickly bought the blaze under control. Part of the sheared off pole rested on the back of the car, which was traveling eastbound on the roadway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Close Call

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A utility worker (r) looks at a utility pole sheared off by a car at about 12:30 a.m. today at 485 Post Road East, not far from Westport Fire Headquarters. Part of the pole came to rest on the car, which burst into flames, leaving debris littering the roadway. The driver managed to escape with no injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Pole Gone

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Workers inspect a utility pole completely sheared off early today when a car crashed into it near 485 Post Road East and burst into flames. The crash, within view of Westport Fire Headquarters, was so violent that the sheared off part of the pole was dragged along by the car until it came to rest. The multiple wires, however, remained in place, supported by other nearby poles. The driver managed to escape without injury. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Violent Crash, Fire on Post Road East

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Part of a sheared off utility pole rests on the back of a car on Post Road East today following a violent crash near Westport Fire Headquarters. The car burst into flames upon impact with the pole but traveled about another 50 yards before coming to rest. The driver managed to escape without injury.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Marina Sunset

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Dusk Friday night at the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jane Sherman for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - jUNe Day


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10:30 a.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School - Opening ceremony for 51st annual jUNe Day
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club - Family Day at June Horse Show
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES: Build Telescopes Together
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club - June Benefit Horse Show $30,000 Grand Prix
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, June 24, 2016

‘SOLOS 2016’ Opens at Arts Center

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The Westport Arts Center tonight held its opening reception for the “SOLOS 2016” exhibition featuring the work of eight artists selected by juror Douglas Hyland, former director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain. Among the artists was Allan Gorman, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-born realistic oil painter who brings his strengths as an internationally celebrated brand marketing consultant and graphic designer to his artworks that include the power of cities, machines, and the night. Gorman currently maintains a studio practice in Kearny, N.J., and resides in West Orange, N.J. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Leslie LaSala for WestportNow.com

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Making the Arts Scene

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Among guests at the opening reception tonight of “SOLOS 2016” at the Westport Arts Center (WAC) were (-r) Alice Hyland, “SOLOS 2016” juror Douglas Hyland, and WAC Acting Executive Director Amanda Innes. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 20 and is free and open to the public. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Leslie LaSala for WestportNow.com

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Getting Ready for WNET-TV Playhouse Taping

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Technicians from New York’s public television station WNET-TV 13 were at the Westport Country Playhouse today preparing to tape Saturday afternoon and evening performances of “Buyer & Cellar,” the one-man show starring Michael Urie for its “Theater Close-Up.” The series showcases Off-Broadway and regional not-for-profit, professional productions for Tri-State viewers. According to a WCP spokesperson, tickets for the play are still available for these performances at http://www.westportplayhouse.org. Pictured are Playhouse facilities manager Anne Kendall (l) and WNET-TV audio specialist Daryl Bornstein. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Summer River Fun

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Earthplace summer camp’s Hawks and Owls groups, made up of first to fourth graders, went on their first Saugatuck River canoeing trip of the season today. The trips happen every Friday and focus on fun while educating about the preservation of waterways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Aid Sought for Town Employee

An online funding campaign has been started for Yoshi Mori, a dietitian with the Town of Westport Department of Human Services.

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Shigemune and Yoshi Mori. Contributed photo

Her husband, Shigemune Mori, 32, died in a boating accident in Bridgeport. The accident occurred off of Seaside Park on June 12.

Yoshi Mori, who works at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, is responsible for both the congregate and home-delivered meal programs. She is the mother of two daughters, 4 and 7, and is expecting a third child.

Contributions can be made here or checks can be dropped off at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave. A service is being planned for Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at Lester Gee Funeral Home, 1390 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport.

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Arrest for Stop & Shop Cart Exit and Not Paying

Officers arrested a Bridgeport woman for placing beer and energy drinks into her cart and leaving Stop & Shop at 1790 Post Road East without paying, police said today.

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Nickie Thompson: held on $10,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Nickie Thompson, 36, was arrested on an active warrant Tuesday at the Milford Police Department, where she was being held on other charges, according to the arrest report.

Lt. David Farrell said that the theft that took place in April was captured by store video surveillance.

“Officers were able to identify the female as Nickie Thompson because she committed the same crime in Bridgeport,” Farrell said.

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Stop for Speeding Leads to Heroin Bust

A Westport man stopped for speeding on the Sherwood Island Connector was arrested for heroin possession and drug paraphernalia, police said today.

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Remington Woodhull: bond set at $1,000. Westport Police photo

Remington Woodhull, 25, of Roseville Road, was spotted traveling at high speed on Tuesday, and when stopped, officers said it was observed that he “had track marks on his arm, and he was acting strange,” said Lt. David Farrell.

“Officers asked Woodhull to open his wallet, and he complied,” Farrell said, adding that that inside were two bags, which tested positive for heroin.

Held on a $1,000 bond, Woodhull is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Tuesday, June 28.

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Westport Property Transfers June 6 -10, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 6 - 10, 2016:

Barend J. and Tony J. Vandenbrink to Thomas Foley Martin and Taran Gulliksen, 5 River Oaks Road, $705,000WNproperty.jpg

David Soriano ansd Laura S. Bard to David W. and Maura K. Hirschler, 19 Gorham Ave., $995,000

950 Post LLC to Ewkai 950 Post Road East LLC, 950 Post Road East, $5,000,000

Christopher W. Smith and Danielle Dobin Trusts to Mark and Allison Peffer, 6 Norfield Drive, $1,399,000

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Morning Lines

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Crews were out early today at Westport’s Compo Beach spraying new crosswalk and parking lines after a post-walkway construction repaving. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Another Beauty

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There was another summer beauty sunset viewed Thursday night from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for WestportNow.com

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Friday, June 24, 2016


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Weekday Walks—Insects
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Password Security
1:45 p.m. - Westport Library - Scratch TinkerShops: Scratch I for Ages 7 & up
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
3:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Scratch TinkerShops: Scratch II for Ages 9 & up
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016” Exhibition Opening Reception
6:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Sweets - Acoustic Concert: Charlie Scopoletti
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Abby & The Roadsters
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

NY Historical Society Features Westport Photographer Photos

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“Photographs by Larry Silver, 1949-1955,” black and white photographs by Westport photographer Larry Silver opens July 1 at the New York Historical Society. The exhibit showcases 45 photos of post-war New York City life, including this scene of two boys playing in the debris of a construction site with the new United Nations building towering in the background. Silver is a 43 -year resident of Westport and a recipient of the Westport Arts Achievement Award in the Visual Arts 2006. He has exhibited recently throughout Connecticut, including the Westport Arts Center, Westport Historical Society, Westport Library and The Housatonic Museum of Art.The works by the Bronx-born photographer will be on display until Dec. 4 at the Society, 170 Central Park West (77th Street). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Larry Silver

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Official Ribbon Cuttings on Jesup Road

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There were two ribbon cuttings on Westport’s Jesup Road tonight, one at Green & Tonic (top), the health food cafe at 17 Jesup Road, which opened last week (see WestportNow June 15, 2016), and Lucy’s, a high-end women’s boutique at 23 Jesup Road, which opened in April (see WestportNow April 26, 2016). Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe was among those making the cuts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photos

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Architects Tour Bedford Square

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Forty-seven members of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today toured the Bedford Square Development project as part of the AIA Hard Hat Tour series, according to AIA member Peter Cornell. He is a staff member of Centerbrook Architects & Planners, project architects. The mixed-use project in the 1923-built former home of the Westport Weston Family YMCA, which will include retail, offices, and residential, is scheduled for completion in 2017. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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First Summer Farmers’ Market: Something for All

By Emily Weyrauch

Today was the first official day of summer at the Westport Farmers’ Market. Families populated the Imperial Avenue Parking Lot, many especially drawn to the roasting garlic and bright colors at the demo tent.

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Chef Susana Trilling shows off her just-prepared stuffed Swiss chard from her new Oaxacan cookbook at today’s Westport Farmers’ Market. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Weyrauch for WestportNow.com

Susana Trilling, a chef who has lived in Oaxaca ,Mexico for 28 years, was doing a demonstration cooking fried stuffed chard, a recipe from her non-GMO and vegetarian focused cookbook “Milpa: From Seed to Salsa.”

The book, her fourth self-published book, supports a women’s working collective, CEDICAM, in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca.

Said Westport Farmer’s Market Executive Director Lori Cochran-Dougall, “Susana is a world-renowned chef. The fact that she’s here is unbelievable.”

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Police Arrest 3, 4th Sought After I-95 Chase

UPDATE Westport police early today arrested three persons and sought a fourth following a chase on I-95 and Fairfield crash that began after a suspicious vehicle was observed in a Westport residential area, police said.

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Arrested: Tyler Carey (l) and Denise Marquez. Westport Police photos

The incident began at about 3:21 a.m. when K-9 Officer James Loomer spotted a black BMW in a northwest Westport neighborhood where there had been an increase in overnight car burglaries and stolen vehicles, police said.  The car had been reported stolen the night before.

Loomer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it drove out of the area at a high rate of speed, said Lt. David Farrell. A short time later, Officer David Perez spotted the vehicle on Post Road West near Lincoln Street, he said.

Police units attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveled on Saugatuck Avenue, but it again fled and entered I-95 northbound with police in pursuit, he said.

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GOP Cuts Off Dems Revolt

By Ana Radalet

www.ctmirror.org

UPDATE Washington — House Republicans early today pulled the plug on a revolt by Democrats led by Connecticut Rep. John Larson and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis by adjourning in the middle of the night for the long July 4th break.

Larson and a group of about 20 Democrats, including all of Connecticut’s House lawmakers, seized control of the chamber Wednesday morning and said they would not relinquish it until GOP House leaders allowed votes on gun safety legislation.

But House Speaker Paul Ryan, who called the Democratic sit-in on the House floor “a publicity stunt,” was not moved. He scheduled key votes on bills that would fund the U.S. response to the Zika virus and military construction next year for 2:30 a.m., then adjourned the House for the holiday two days before it was scheduled.

The move to adjourn the House until July 5 angered the protesting Democrats, who cried out “coward,” “shame, shame,” and continued their chant of “No Bill, No Break.”

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Getting His Shot

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Westport photographer Ted Horowitz snaps a shot of Wednesday night’s sunset at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, June 23, 2016


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES: Build Telescopes Together
1:45 p.m. - Westport Library - Scratch TinkerShops: Scratch I for Ages 7 & up
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - #ThrowbackThursdays
3:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Scratch TinkerShops: Scratch II for Ages 9 & up
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES: Build Telescopes Together
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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