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Friday, July 01, 2016

New Haven Delays

Metro-North said New Haven Line customers traveling through the vicinity of Stamford and Westport are currently experiencing delays of 20 to 45 minutes in both directions due to earlier overhead wire damage.

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Friday, July 1, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Caravan of Thieves

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gallery: Westport Compo Beach Fireworks


Scenes from tonight’s P.A.L. fireworks display at Westport’s Compo Beach. Dave Matlow and Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Finale Flourish

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Tonight’s Compo Beach P.A.L. fireworks display, sponsored by Melissa and Doug toy company, ended with a flourish. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

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Smaller Crowd for Compo Fireworks

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Thousands watched tonight’s fireworks display at Westport’s Compo Beach. But several police officers and veterans of past Compo displays said the crowd was not as large as some past years, which they attributed to the Thursday night timing with Friday a work day for many.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

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Compo Mill Cove Fireworks View

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Guests at a private home on Compo Mill Cove had a relaxed view of tonight;s Westport Compo Beach fireworks display. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Weather Cooperated for Fireworks

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There were a few clouds in the sky but they did not interfere with tonight’s Compo Beach fireworks display. Bad weather was forecast to move in Friday, the rain date for tonight’s event, and already a number of surrounding communiies have postponed their fireworks displays. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Settling on the Red, White, and Blue

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A youngster gets settled tonight on a blanket awaiting the Compo Beach fireworks display. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Fireworks Wait

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A packed crowd at Westport’s Compo Beach tonight awaited the P.A.L. fireworks display. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Putting on a Show

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One of the biggest crowd pleasers of tonight’s Compo Beach fireworks event was the New York City-based Marching Cobras who performed for the third successive year. Kevin Young, assistant director of Bands for Cobra Performing Arts, Inc. said the performers, ranging in ages from eight to 21, were from 10 schools across all five New York City boroughs and Westchester County. He said the group practices solely at P.S. 123 in Harlem. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Shoulders View

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A youngster gets a dad’s shoulders view of a band performance at Compo Beach tonight before the fireworks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Patriotic Hairdo

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A youngster at Westport’s Compo Beach with a patrioric hairdo plays in the sand. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Celebrating With a Face Painting

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Reece Dearborn, 8, of Westport,  a Long Lots Elementary School student, gets her face painted tonight at the Compo Beach fireworks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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State Cuts Prompt Project Return Joining Homes With Hope

By James Lomuscio

With state budget cuts set to leave Project Return high and dry, the nonprofit group home for girls announced today it has joined forces with Homes with Hope, a local agency that addresses homelessness.

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The Project Return house today at 124 Compo Road North. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Established in a five-bedroom, country farmhouse at 124 Compo Road North in 1983—it actually opened in 1986 after three years of renovations—Project Return has been financially supported by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF).

But that support ends Friday as the state’s budget crisis deals financial blows to nonprofit, supportive services statewide.

Homes with Hope, established in 1983, then as the Interfaith Housing Association of Westport and Weston, is not as dependent on government monies.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Mimi Lane

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UPDATE & CORRECT An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 4 Mimi Lane, off Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1955, the 1-1/2 story ranch has 2,462-square feet, is situated on a .5-acre property and changed ownership last month for $880,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (An incorrect picture was posted earlier.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Susan Granger at the Movies: ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Free State of Jones,’ ‘The Conjuring 2’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

Blending live action and computer animation, Steven Spielberg has adapted Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale “The BFG” with Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) as the titular character, The Big Friendly Giant.

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Scripted by the late Melissa Matheson (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”) and directed by Spielberg, it’s set in London in the early 1980s and revolves around 10 year-old orphan, Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), a lonely insomniac who - at 3 a.m. - spies a 24-ft.-tall giant lurking about the cobblestone streets, collecting and dispensing phosphorescent dreams to unsuspecting sleepers.

She sees him and he sees her. Reaching his hand through an open window, the grandfatherly-looking BFG gently plucks Sophie out of bed because - if word got out that giants roamed the city - that would end their nocturnal visits.

So the BFG whisks terrified Sophie off to Giant Country, where sinister Fleshlumpeater (voiced by Jermaine Clement) and Bloodbottler (voiced by Bill Hader), constantly bully him.

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Ready to Party

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A house along Westport’s Soundview Drive is decked out in red, white, and blue today in advance of party time for tonight’s Westport P.A.L. fireworks display, which begins at 9 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Showing the Flag

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A garage under construction at 223 Hillspoint Road at Old Mill Beach took on a patriotic look today in advance of Westport’s fireworks tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Prime Property

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This prime piece of Compo Beach real estate was grabbed early today in advance of tonight’s 9 p.m. fireworks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Fireworks Night Early Birds

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You know it’s Westport’s Independence Day (even though it is June 30) fireworks night when beach chairs and tables are set up early at Compo Beach. This was the scene along Soundview Drive early today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Patriotic Stakeout

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A table and flag staked out this Compo Beach spot early today for tonight’s fireworks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Thursday, June 30, 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. - 3 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES: Build Telescopes Together
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - #ThrowbackThursdays
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES: Build Telescopes Together
7 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Drink n’ Draw
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Movie Night: “Finding Nemo”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”
9 p.m. - Compo Beach - Westport PAL Fireworks (rain date July 1)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Celebrities Shine on Playhouse’s 85th Anniversary

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Among those seeing tonight’s performance of Michael Urie in “Buyer & Cellar” at the Westport Country Playhouse were (l-r) Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist; actors Chris Sarandon and Joanna Gleason; “Buyer & Cellar” playwright Jonathan Tolins; and 2016 Tony Award winners Stephen Karam (“The Humans” playwright) and Thomas Kail (“Hamilton” director). Gleason was in a New York production of Karam’s play “Sons of the Prophet.” Today marks the Playhouse’s 85th anniversary.  Co-founders Lawrence Langner and wife Armina Marshall opened the first show at the Playhouse on June 29, 1931. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Don Rebar for WestportNow.com

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Large Turnout for Levitt Children’s Series Opener

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There was a large turnout tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts for the season opener of the Melissa and Doug Children’s Series featuring the Dirty Sock Funtime Band. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Sign of Approval

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This youngster gives a four-finger approval to tonight’s Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts season opener of the Melissa and Doug Children’s Series featuring the Dirty Sock Funtime Band. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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