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Monday, March 27, 2017

Letter: Town ‘Remains Committed’ to Providing Excellent First Responder Pensions

(Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to one earlier today from the wife of a Westport firefighter who, in turn, was responding to a letter from Board of Finance members.)

To the Editor:

The Town of Westport respects the important and challenging role that its firefighters play in keeping our citizens safe.

Unfortunately, in the face of recent, unprecedented increases in pension and retiree health insurance costs in recent years, the town had to ask the fire union to consider adjustments to several pension provisions that appear to go beyond what is typically found in a municipal fire pension. 

At the same time, the fire union also sought enhancements to its pension. After months of negotiations, the town and fire union were unable to reach agreement.

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Spring Pop Up Art Show Set for April 6

The Westport Arts Center will host a spring pop up art show by the Westport Artists Collective on Thursday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the entries will be on view through Saturday, April 8 until 1 p.m.

All 150 members of the Collective have been invited to showcase a work of art with entries ranging from mixed media to sculpture to paintings, an announcement said.

For more information on the pop up show or the Westport Artists Collective, contact the Westport Arts Center at (203)222-7070 or visit the Arts Center website at


03/27/17 05:49 PM Comments () • Permalink

Human Services Gets New Director

After eight months on the job, Sarah Heath has resigned as Westport’s director of human services and First Selectman Jim Marpe has named Assistant Director Elaine Daignault to the position, he announced today. Image
Elaine Daignault: 18-year department veteran. Contributed photo

Heath, who took over from Barbara Butler July 1, 2016 and who has been a department employee for nine years, has accepted a position in another town effective April 4 and that will be the date of Daignault’s appointment, Marpe said.

“I want to thank Sarah for her many contributions to the town and the Human Services Department,” he said.

Heath said in her time with the town, “I have been fortunate enough to work with amazing, dedicated, and caring professionals and volunteers … I am happy that Elaine will continue as director of the department. Westport is in very capable hands.”

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03/27/17 03:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Cops: Contractor Stole Designer Clothing from Home

A Milford home improvement contractor arrested for fraud in February was arrested again Sunday for stealing designer items from a Woodway Lane home, police said today. Image
Jeffrey Chirillo: held on $25,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Jeffrey Chirillo, 36, was arrested on a warrant at the Bridgeport Police Department where he was being held.

Lt. David Farrell said that while Chirillo was in custody for his February arrest, he was interviewed by detective and admitted to taking sunglasses and snow boots from the residence where he was working.

“Based on his confession, detectives served a search warrant on his home,” Farrell said. “Detectives located Sorel boots, a Northface jacket, Patagonia boots and Polaroid Aviator sunglasses in Chirillo’s home that belong to the victim of this incident.”

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Letter: Response to BOF Members Letter Re BOE Budget

Dear Board of Finance Members:

I’ve read your letter dated March 26 posted on I am … it’s hard to put into words. Disgusted? Confused? Disheartened? Although perhaps not for the reasons you would hope to have accomplished by publishing this letter.

I agree that Westport residents should not have to pay for the mistakes made by the state. That being said, do the Westport residents know the whole picture of what else is going on in our town? “Education” is a big trigger word for this town, for myself as well.

I have a child in the Westport Public School system, and am disheartened every year by budget cuts. I would get into the details regarding those disappointments, but that isn’t what this letter is about.

Do the residents realize what is happening with our local first responders? Do they know that this town, with all it claims to offer, is asking that the new contract for our first responders cancel benefits to their families in case of a line of duty death? And this is only one of many items listed.

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Woodpecker Sighting Image
This Pileated Woodpecker was spotted Sunday at Westport’s Earthplace. One of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent, it is nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for


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Monday, March 27, 2017

9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Exhibit: “MORE Than Words: As We Are!”
3:30 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - EK Theater Video Game Puppetry Class
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 104 - Board of Assessment Appeals Adjudication
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Family Art Day Crowd at Arts Center Image
Families got creative together today at the Westport Arts Center’s bi-annual Family Art Day, designing family crests, personalized planters, and other hands-on projects. The Family Art Day: Create Your Family’s Modern Crest projects introduced artistic processes and techniques, helped youngsters explore their imaginations, and provided context for the Arts Center’s current exhibition. The backdrop for the event was the Arts Center’s “As We Are!” exhibition, on view through April 1. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Xenia Gross for


03/26/17 05:04 PM Comments () • Permalink

Shorn for a Good Cause Image
Aarti Khosla, owner of Le Rouge Handmade Chocolates by Aarti on Westport’s Main Street, was a last minute addition to today’s 13th Annual Team Brent St. Baldrick’s Celebration fundraiser at the Westport Weston Family YMCA. Khosla decided only three days ago to take part in the annual head shaving event to raise money for child cancer research. She said she raised $6,700. Contributed photos


03/26/17 04:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Democracy March Draws Hundreds, U.S. Legislators

By James Lomuscio

From Jesup Green to Veterans Green, today’s March to DefenDemocracy drew hundreds brandishing myriad anti-President Trump placards, a show of force from Democrats. Image
March organizer Darcy Hicks addresses today’s Veterans Greens rally as fellow organizers Nita Prasad, Lauren Soloff, and Lisa Bowman look on.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Unabashed, they appeared energized by Friday’s Trumpcare defeat, and they were cheered on at Veterans Green by U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, all Democrats, as well as by Republican First Selectman Jim Marpe.

DefenDemocracy was co-founded by Westporters Darcy Hicks, Lauen Soloff, Lisa Bowman and Nita Prasad, and the event drew support from Westport’s Democratic Town Committee (DTC).

“We founded this right after the march,” Hicks said referring to women’s Washington, D.C. march protesting the election and inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. “The reason for today is to unite the community and all the grassroots groups that have formed since the election to defend our democracy.

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03/26/17 03:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Gallery: Democracy March in Westport

Scenes from today’s democracy march in Westport. Bob Eckman and Lynn U. Miller for, photos, and contributed photos.


03/26/17 02:45 PM Comments () • Permalink

Video: Westport’s March for Democracy

Marchers from Westport and surrounding communities took part in today’s protest march in Westport’s downtown officially called “CT on the Move March to Defend Democracy — One Small State, One Big Voice.” video


03/26/17 02:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thanks to Westporters Image
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe, flanked by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, and the Westport organizers of today’s march for democracy, thanks the crowd for their participation in the event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


03/26/17 02:02 PM Comments () • Permalink

Signs Aplenty Image
There were signs of all kinds in today’s democracy march through Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


03/26/17 12:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Marching Through Westport Image
Participants in today’s march through Westport move along Post Road East to the rally point at Veterans Green across from Westport Town Hall. The protest took place under cloudy skies in 40-degree weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for


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