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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.

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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.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

And They’re Off

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe (r) fires the starting pistol today at Compo Beach at the start of the 5K race at the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man race. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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On the Run

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Participants in the 10K race of today’s 38th annual Minute Man Race make their way along Compo Road South. Meg Hines, president of sponsoring Westport Young Woman’s League, said about 1,000 persons were registered for the event, which took place in rain with temperatures in the 40s. CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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New Path

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A new sidewalk today greeted participants and watchers at Compo Beach for the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race. Work on the sidewalk extending from the pavilion to the cannons will resume this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Go Fly a Kite

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Some Compo Beach visitors go kite flying Saturday. Beginning today, emblems are required on vehicles entering the beach. Morning activities include the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, May 1, 2016


8 a.m. - Compo Beach - Westport Young Woman’s League 38th Annual Minute Man Race
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Westport Weston Health District - Free Skin Cancer Screening
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - 11th Annual STAR Walk & 5K Run
Noon - Metro-North station at Saugatuck - Westport Electric Car Club Rally begins (cars begin to gather at 10 a.m.)
Noon - 4 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. - Westport Woman’s Club Art Show
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Altruistic Band performs soul, jazz, & gospel
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Usual Suspects Book Discussion: “From Doon with Death” by Ruth Rendell
7 p.m. - Conservative Synagogue (30 Hillspoint Road) - Jonathan Sarna on “Lincoln & the Jews”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

CT Budget Talks Remain Gridlocked

By Keith M. Phaneuf

www.ctmirror.org

State budget talks continued to stall today as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and Democratic legislative leaders remained at odds over how to resolve a nearly $1 billion shortfall in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey’s tweet on the final Saturday of the legislative session captured the mood between his caucus and the governor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org photo

And though talks — which bogged down late Friday — remained in limbo, Democratic legislative leaders insisted they are ready to resume talks with the governor at any time.

Still, both sides in the standoff concede time is running short as the General Assembly nears its constitutional adjournment deadline of midnight on Wednesday.

“We are absolutely still ready to talk,” Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, co-chair of the Appropriations Committee, said around 3 p.m. today. “We’ve said we will go over the budget line by line.”

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Woman’s Club Art Show Opens

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today welcomes guests at the 12th annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show, which continues noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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WWC Arts Show Pays Tribute to Howard Munce

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The 12th annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show for local artists opened today in the club’s newly refurbished Bedford gallery. Westport artist Miggs Burroughs (above) curated the show, and among works displayed was his lenticular image of Howard Munce, the dean of Westport artists who died in March at age 100. The show, which continues Sunday noon to 4 p.m. , was dedicated to Munce’s memory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Howard Munce (the Younger) Honored

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Westport artist Miggs Burroughs today looks at an image of Howard Munce as a young man in a lenticular work honoring the late Westoirt artist, who died in March at age 100. The work is among those on display at the 12th annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show, which opened today and continues Sunday. Burroughs was curator for the exhibit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: 12th Annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show


Scenes from today’s opening of the 12th annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show featuring local artists. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Supporting Female Soldiers

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More than 120 persons gathered at a private Westport residence tonight to support the Bridgeport-based PFC Nicholas A. Madaras Home, Connecticut’s first female-only transitional housing for women veterans. Shalini Madaras of Wilton, mother of Nicholas Madaras who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006, addressed the gathering.The event, organized by locally-based women’s organization, Aware, generated funds for the home as well as the Kick for Nick Foundation. The charity, according to Shalini Madaras, “spreads Nick’s love of soccer and his dedication to the children by sending soccer balls to the soldiers in the field to distribute them personally to children worldwide.” Guests were requested to bring a soccer ball to tonight’s event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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A GFA Lacrosse Win and Charity Support

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The Greens Farms Academy (GFA) girls varsity lacrosse team today scored a lopsided 16-3 victory over the visiting Storm King, N.Y. team on Senior Day at GFA.  In addition, a series of other athletic matchups plus a students’ car and dog wash offering helped raise funds for Pink Aid, which supports breast cancer treatment costs. Pictured are senior Ingrid Backe (white head band) and junior Kate Paliotta hugging as fellow junior Caroline Rintoul looks on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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One Seriously Injured in Post Road East Crash

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UPDATE A two-car crash today in the area of 980 Post Road East seriously injured one person and closed the roadway from West Parish Road to Church Street, Deputy Police Chief Sam Arciola said. He said the accident occurred at 3:33 p.m. One person in the red car (rear) was taken to Norwalk Hospital while the driver of the other car declined medical attention. Police said the red car was exiting Bank of America, 980 Post Road East, and collided with the SUV traveling eastbound on Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Crash Investigation

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A Westport police officer conducts an investigation into a two-car crash today in the vicinity of 980 Post Road East. One of the cars came to rest across the street from where it exited a Bank of America branch, according to witnesses. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Crash Scene

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Police said a car (rear) exiting a bank branch at 980 Post Road East today collided with an SUV traveling eastbound. The driver of the red car was seriously injured and transported to Norwalk Hospital, police said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: Fifth Annual Mini Maker Faire


Scenes from today’s fifth annual Mini Maker Faire at Jesup Green and the Westport Public Library. Dave Matlow, Larry Untermeyer, David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Maker of Beach Pals

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Samantha Henske, 9, of Westport was at the Mini Maker Faire today at Jesup Green selling her Beach Pals with all proceeds going to the Westport chariity Al’s Angels. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Thousands Attend Mini Maker Faire

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Thousands of guests today attended the fifth annual Mini Maker Faire on Jesup Green and at the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Greeting a Robot

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A young visitor today to the fifth annual Mini Maker Faire on Westport’s Jesup Green meets a robot at one of the exhibits. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Helping Club Pink

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Johanna Haka, 15, (l), and Agnes Holm, 14, both of Westport, were at the Mini Maker Faire today promoting Club Pink at Staples High School which helps raise money for breast cancer research.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Learning the Cello

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Wallingford resident Ute Brinkmann today mentors Michael Bediakoh, 9, a Waterbury fourth grade student, in the elements of playing a cello at the Westport Library at the Mini Maker Faire.  Brinkmann, who specializes in the repair and restoration of violins, violas and cellos, is associated with Westport-based Suzuki School of Music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Making Music

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Brooklyn-based musician Nick Demopoulos today shows off his unique string modeling midi device at the Mini Maker Faire on Jesup Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

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State of Innovation License Plate Offered

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Mark Mathias, head of the Mini Maker Faire today on Jesup Green, shows off a sample of a State of Innovation license plate available to guests signing up at today’s event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Innovative License Plates

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Some of the local dignitaries at the opening of today’s fifth annual Mini Maker Faire on Jesup Green show off samples of license plates offered to guests. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Tesla Sales Ban in Connecticut Stands

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

The effort by Tesla to win legislative approval to directly sell its electric cars to consumers in Connecticut has failed for the second consecutive year in the face of opposition from car dealers and competing manufacturers, a Senate leader said early today.

“I think the car dealers and others have been very effective in lobbying in their favor,” Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, the sponsor of this year’s Tesla bill, told the Connecticut Mirror. “We’ll come back again and try in another year.”

A similar bill passed the House last year, but never came to a vote in the Senate. Duff signing on as lead sponsor this year gave Tesla an influential ally in the upper chamber, but Duff told The Mirror his caucus was divided.

“I didn’t go into this to twist arms to pass it that way,” Duff said. “My job is to protect the caucus and the interests of the state.”

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Riverside Colors

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Spring colors on the banks of the Saugtuck RIver Friday near the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, April 30, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Library & Jesup Green - 5th Annual Westport Mini Maker Faire
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Library - Geek the Library photo session
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. - Westport Woman’s Club Art Show

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Malloy Says Budget Talks Have Hit the Wall

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

A somber Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared late tonight that budget negotiations with legislators “are hitting a wall,” and he predicted the General Assembly would adjourn Wednesday without adopting a budget he could sign, thereby failing to avert a nearly $1 billion deficit.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy assesses the state of budget negotiations tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org photo

And unlike recent statements when the governor warned he would force lawmakers into special session indefinitely until they agreed to cut spending, Malloy struck a more uncertain tone about Connecticut’s fiscal future.

“Unless something changes dramatically in the next few hours, I supposed what I’m saying is I don’t think we can get to a negotiated settlement” on the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the governor told reporters in his Capitol office.

“In which case,” Malloy continued, “folks can either decide to come back to the table or take whatever steps they need to take.”

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