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Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidents Day is Dog Day at the Beach

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Dogs and their owners were out in force today on this Presidents Day holiday. The weather was not as warm as Sunday—only in the 50s—but that did not seem much of concern to the Compo Beach visitors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Malloy Proposes Bill Reducing Liquor Prices

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has submitted a legislative proposal to the Connecticut General Assembly that will update an antiquated state law that currently forces the owners of certain retail stores to sell their products at artificial prices set by liquor wholesalers, resulting in unnecessarily high prices for consumers.

Connecticut is the only state in the country that has a law mandating that the retailers of alcoholic beverages sell their products at a minimum price above wholesale cost determined by the wholesaler industry, Malloy said in an announcement.

This means that – unlike everywhere else in the nation – these retailers cannot set the prices of the products that they put on the shelves in their own stores. he said.

As a result of this law, which the state adopted in 1981, the artificially determined prices typically end up being higher than the prices that these products sell for in nearly every other state in the country, forcing Connecticut residents to either pay more money or travel to a bordering state where the identical products are sold at a lower price.

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02/20/17 11:16 AM Comments () • Permalink

Services Set for Mike Connors, 58

Services have been set for Michael R. Connors of Stratford, longtime bartender at the Black Duck Cafe in Westport, former Staples High Schoool football player and coach, who died Feb. 15 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was 58.

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Mike Connors: popular bartender, football player, coach. Contributed photo

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m., meeting directly at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Rd. East, with The Rev. Alison Patton officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East,

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Staples High School Scholarship in his honor to Staples Gridiron Club, 606 Post Road East,, Suite 619, Westport, CT 06880. See obituary HERE.

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02/20/17 09:56 AM Comments () • Permalink

Earthplace Bloomer

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The American Witch Hazel plant at Earthplace is in bloom in the butterfly garden. The plant, which is known widely for its medicinal/healing purposes, has a varied bloom time and is commonly the only plant flowering during the northeastern U,S, winter and early spring seasons. The warm temperatures also brought along local honey bees, which were active Sunday throughout the region. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - Presidents Day


Westport Town Hall, Library and Public Schools are closed.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport School Days 1703–Present”

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sal Gilbertie Honored on 80th Birthday

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Family, friends, and local politicians today honored Sal Gilbertie, (c) owner of Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane, on his 80th birthday. The event was hosted by the founders of the Green Village Initiative, who noted his generosity and commitment to the environment and to sustainable agriculture and business practices. Gilbertie’s, a fourth generation family-owned business that has been operating in Westport for 90 years, provides certified organic products all over the Northeast. Contributed photo

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02/19/17 08:11 PM Comments () • Permalink

Artistic Pet

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Westport artist Nina Bentley today caresses one of her artistic animals from her “Adopt-A-Pet” collection on the final day of a three-artist exhibit at the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan. The exhibit, “Flights of Fantasy and Games Changes” also includes works by former Westport resident Jane Lubin, and Kim Hanna of Delaware. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Helping Hand

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Fynn Cringle, 1 1/12,  got a helping hand today from him mom, Marissa Cringle, of Westport as they walked along the rocks on the jetty at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Beach Football

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Some late day visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach today tossed a football in the spring-like weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktari for WestportNow.com

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Daisy Shake

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Daisy, a Golden Retriever, shook herself dry today after an afternoon swim at Compo Beach.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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02/19/17 04:51 PM Comments () • Permalink

Too Warm to Skate

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The P.A.L. Ice Rink at Westport’s Longshore Club Park was shut down today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. because of melting ice causing wet surfaces. According to staff member Connor Murray, 15, a Fairfield Prep School sophomore, “There were a good amount of skaters when we opened at 11 o’clock, but then the water started to build up.”  Tempratures were in the 60s in mid-afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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02/19/17 03:29 PM Comments () • Permalink

Summer-Like Parking in Winter

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Beachfront parking spaces were at a premium today as hundreds headed to Westport’s Compo Beach to enjoy the brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

 

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02/19/17 02:32 PM Comments () • Permalink

Chilling Out

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As temperatures soared into the 60s, Westport’s Compo Beach was thronged with visitors today. Some dogs romped in the sand and surf, but this pooch decided chilling out was the thing to do in the brilliant sunshine. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Saturday Sunset

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Saturday’s sunset over Gray’s Creek in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, February 19, 2017


2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Doubt: A Parable”

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