Saturday, September 21, 2013
Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed
The Connecticut Humane Society in Westport (455 Post Road East, 203-227-4137) is in need of help from the Westport community. Volunteer Dog Walkers are needed at the shelter for regular once-a-week / 2 hour block schedules to make sure the dogs get out for play time. If interested, please stop by or call the Connecticut Humane Society. Thank-You.
Friday, January 01, 2010
2009 In Pictures
Once again, WestportNow presents as a New Year’s gift to our readers a review of the past year through the eyes of Westporters who contributed photos, video and illustrations to WestportNow in 2009.
The year 2009 was unusually busy, and we are pleased to have been your No. 1 source for breaking and ongoing news coverage of Westport for the seventh successive year.
Dozens of persons contributed news stories, photos, and illustrations to WestportNow over the past year. The 2009 review, with video and drawings for the first time, includes almost 350 entries and represents the work of 30 photographers by name and one illustrator.
In 2009, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth. This last week alone, while unusually busy, WestportNow had more than 90,000 page views and more than 15,000 unique visitors. No other Westport news source, print or online, delivers as many daily or weekly readers to its advertisers.
We urge you to patronize our advertisers and spread the word about WestportNow. We continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2010. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Preservation Award Winner: 56 Sylvan Road North
The house at 56 Sylvan Road North is among the seven winners of the Westport Historic District Commission 2014 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The HDC said the award to Jennifer and A. Morris Tooker, owners of the Clark Nash House circa 1790 house, is in recognition of “the meticulous care of this property, purchased by the owners in 2008, coupled with its sympathetic addition to the rear of the property for use as a mudroom and breakfast room.” It noted after a succession of owners, H. Daniel Webster, sculptor of Westport’s Minute Man statue, purchased the house in 1906. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Morningside Drive South Closure
Morningside Drive South is closed at Center Street to Hilltop Trail from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for approximately six to eight days for installation of sewers, according to the Westport Public Works Department. Motorists are rerouted to Morningside Drive South via Center Street and Hillandale Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
CT Jobs Report Before Election Shows Big Gains
By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
The last jobs report before Election Day showed today that Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent, the lowest its been since November 2008 after the start of the recession.
The Labor Department reported that Connecticut rebounded strongly from a weak August, gaining 11,500 jobs in September. The agency also downgraded the August decline from 3,600 jobs lost to 1,200.
The unemployment rate in September reached its lowest point since shortly after Connecticut entered the last recession in November 2008 and September’s numbers represent the single-largest monthly gain April 1994.
“September employment numbers are very encouraging, with strong gains in estimated payroll employment,” Andy Condon, director of the Labor Department’s Office of Research, wrote in a statement today.
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Early Morning Rowing
Construction Delays on Greens Farms Road
The Westport Public Works Department has announced that Greens Farms Road between Sherwood Island Connector and Hillspoint Road will be under construction from Tuesday through Nov. 26.
There will be alternating one-way traffic during the daytime and raised structures in the road for the duration of construction, an announcement said.
Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes, the department said.
Monday, October 20, 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks”
1:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Municipal Pension Board
2 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Fire Pension Board
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
6 p.m. - Staples Room 1025C - Board of Education Executive Session (ADDITION)
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Winning the Gold
Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club today won the gold in the women’s youth eight at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Pictured are Nica Wardell, Lelia Boley, Alison Morrison, Lexi Bralver, Will ten Cate, and Katherine Ratcliffe (all from Westport), Amra Sabovic and Margaret Manley (from Wilton) and Genevieve Esse (New Canaan) with coach Chase Graham. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Eugenie ten Cate for WestportNow.com
Earthplace Fall Festival Draws Crowds
More than 1,500 persons attended the Earthplace Fall Festival today. There were games, trail walks, and up close looks at some of the Earthplace creatures. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com
Not a Hands-On Event
The donut on a string event was a popular attraction at today’s Earthplace Fall Festival. Contestants had to completely eat the donut without using their hands. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com
12U Wreckers Blue Team Celebrates
The Westport 12U Wreckers Blue Travel team celebrates after winning a 10-team tournament in Scarsdale this weekend, defeating Scarsdale Raiders 17-4. Pictured are (top row, l-r) Lucy Kaplan, Coach Rob Moskowitz, Rosali Pirone, Coach Elise Stone, Emily Stone, Sophia Alfero, Milei Wyatt, Head Coach Louis Alfero, and Reilly Caldwell; (bottom row) Chloe Chaple, Charlotte Porzio, Ali Green, Kathryn Zanvettor, Ellie Doran, and Aydan Moskowitz. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Earthplace Paint Job
Scenes from today’s Earthplace Fall Festival. Tony Riggio and Julia Mally for WestportNow.com