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Monday, June 27, 2016

Sconset Square Special Delivery

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Westport’s Sconset Square was overflowing today with artifacts, antiques, and European goods as another 40-foot container was unloaded for the Bungalow store. The store gets a container a few times a year and empties the store’s contents to make room. The goods are selected by Bungalow owner Wende Cohen who makes frequent buying trips to Europe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Despite Mill Rate Drop, Most Westporters’ Taxes Are Up

By James Lomuscio

Westport taxpayers this week are receiving their new tax bills and despite a slightly lower mill rate, more than half will find their taxes have gone up, Tax Assessor Paul Friia said today.

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Westport taxpayers are receiving their new tax bills in the mail this week. WestportNow.com photo

He said 59 percent of the 10,300 residential and 508 commercial property owners will find their taxes have increased from a few dollars to several thousand—even if they made no changes to their property.

The remaining 41 percent will see no change or reductions in their taxes, Friia said. The reason: properties where the values are higher than average usually see a higher tax bill.

Taxpayers have until the end of July to pay without incurring a late fee.

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Sherwood Island Lifeguard Coverage Reduced

Due to budget cuts, beginning after July 4, lifeguards only will protect the Sherwood Island State Park beaches in Westport from Wednesday through Sunday.

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After July 4, there will be no lifeguards on Mondays and Tuesdays at Sherwood Island. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

The beaches will remain open without guards on Mondays and Tuesdays, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

It also announced lifeguard reductions at other Long Island Sound beaches and said it will close three campgrounds and slash operations at other attractions, such as Gillette Castle.

Days and hours at museums and nature centers also will change after July 4.

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Monday, June 27, 2016


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
6:30 p.m. -  Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance & P&Z Committees
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Planning & Zoning Commission Senior Housing Subcommittee
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Script in Hand Playreading: “The Late Christopher Bean”
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES Program: Celestial Viewing

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Gallery: Opening Night of the Levitt Pavilion


Scenes from tonight’s opening of the 43rd summer season of the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts with Desert Highway – A Tribute to the Eagles. Dave Matlow and J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Levitt Opens 43rd Summer Season

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It was a packed crowd tonight as the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts launched its 43rd summer season with Desert Highway – A Tribute to the Eagles. Freda Welsh, executive director, said although tickets were free, they quickly sold out as the band made its second appearance in two years at the venue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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In the Swing

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A couple dances to the sounds of Desert Highway – A Tribute to the Eagles tonight as the Westport Levition Pavilion for the Performing Arts opened its 43rd summer season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Levitt at the Levitt

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Mimi Levitt waves as she was introduced tonight at the opening night of the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the performing Arts. The facility was named for her and her husband Mortimer. CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Audience Participation

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Many in the audience at tonight’s opening night of the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts felt the urge to dance to the music of Desert Highway – A Tribute to the Eagles. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Tight Picnicking

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Tonight’s opening night audience at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts was so packed that every space was taken and picnicking was tight even at the very back of the facility. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport Pianist Performs Beethoven

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Celebrated Westport pianist, Dalia Lazar acknowledges applause today at a concert at the Pequot Library in Southport. The Croatia-born musician performed three Beethoven sonatas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Conservation Voters Honor Westporters

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More than 50 persons gathered today at the Westport home of G. Kenneth Bernhard to honor Westporter Julie Belaga and former Westporter Russ Brenneman for their work in conservation issues in the state. Bernhard, a former state representative, is co-chair of the board of the nonpartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV). The group was founded in 1999 by Belaga, who initiated the procedure of scoring and monitoring legislators on their record of voting on conservation issues. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Faces in the Crowd

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Among attendees at today’s reception by the nonpartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTCLV) honoring Westporter Julie Belaga and former Westporter Russ Brenneman were former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays (l) and former Senior U.S. District Judge Alan Nevas of Westport. Both are former members of the Connecticut House as is Belaga and G. Kenneth Bernhard, at whose home the reception was held. Bernhard is co-chair of the board of the CTCLV. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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On the Run

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Runners in the Fairfield Half Marathon today get some water en route from Westport Fire Department members on New Creek Road. The event, which began and ended in Fairfield, covered about three miles in Westport’s Greens Farms area. Westport police and EMS units also provided support for the run. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Course Refresher

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The Westport Fire Department today set up a water spray along the Fairfield Half Marathon route in Westport’s Greens Farms area to provide some relief for runners. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Flags and Floaters

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Kayakers had to duck under the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge at high tide Saturday as United Nations flags flew in honor of Westport’s 51st annual jUNe Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, June 26, 2016


8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Greens Farms area - Fairfield Half Marathon will impact traffic
1 p.m. - Earthplace - Introduction to Nature Journaling
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell” (last day)
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”
3 p.m. - Old Beach Parking Lot - Westport Historical Society Sunday Walking Tour of Compo Cove
4 p.m. - Pequot Library, Fairfield - Westport pianist Dalia Lazar in free concert
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Desert Highway—A Tribute to the Eagles

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Half Marathon Will Impact Greens Farms Area on Sunday

The Westport Police Department has advised residents that the running of the Fairfield Half Marathon on Sunday will impact the Greens Farms area.

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The Half Marathon will impact approximately three miles of Greens Farms roadways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic

Runners will enter Westport on Greens Farms Road at the Fairfield town line, continuing to New Creek Road and on to Beachside Avenue before exiting into Southport.

Through traffic will be stopped or severely limited while runners make their way through town over a three-mile route, said Lt. Eric Woods.

“Motorists should anticipate heavy delays due to road closures along the race route,” he said. Race organizers expect runners will enter town by about 8:15 am and be off Westport streets by 10:15 a.m.

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Remembering Bill Cunningham

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Legendary New York Times fashion and street-style photographer Bill Cunningham died today at age 87. Over the years, he photographed many Westport notables while on his New York rounds—and in return was the subject of photographic interest of a number of Westporters. WestportNow photographer Dave Matlow took this picture of Cunningham in March at New York’s Easter parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sneak Shot of Sneaky Bill Cunningham

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WestportNow photographer Helen Klisser During sneaked this shot of legendary New York Times fashion and street-style photographer Bill Cunningham sneaking a shot at a 2015 garden party at New York’s Frick Collection. Cunningham died today at age 87. In a 2002 New York Times article, Cunningham wrote: “The main thing I love about street photography is that you find the answers you don’t see at the fashion shows ...  I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I’m on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Fun With a Legend

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Legendary New York Times fashion and street-style photographer Bill Cunningham, who died today at age 87, has some fun with WestportNow photographer Helen Klisser During at a 2012 Art Production Fund Gala Urban Hoedown in New York. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Marilyn Minter

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Westport Funeral Home is Movie Set

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Westport writer Jarret Liotta (l) today captures a scene at Westport’s Harding Funeral Home for his forthcoming feature-length film entitled “Home Movie.” According to Liotta, writer, director, and producer of the film, it was inspired by the artistic works of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. The dark comedy is scheduled for completion and release in 2017. Liotta is pictured with actors Risa Benson and Joe Fusco. Holding the boom is Roza Gavrilidis. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Grand Prix $30,000 Winner

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Paul O’Shea, aboard Terceira, won today’s $30,000 Grand Prix at the June Benefit Horse Show at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club. O’Shea is with Hampton Farms, LLC in Lexington, Ky, which, according to its website, buys, develops, promotes and sells top quality show jumpers.The five-day show is the only national horse show in Fairfield County that is open to the public free of charge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: June Benefit Horse Show


Scenes from today’s final day of the June Benefit Horse Show at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Down on the Farm

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A guest in Westport for today’s jUNe Day feeds a Wakeman Town Farm resident. Westport’s host committee offered a wide variety of activities for more than 200 U.N. members and their families. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Charlie Colasurdo for WestportNow.com

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