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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Large Turnout for John Skinner Funeral Image
An overflow crowd today attended the funeral of Westporter John Skinner, former airline pilot and a founder of the Builders Beyond Borders charity, at the Southport Congregational Church. He died Jan. 13 at age 80.  (See WestportNow Jan. 16, 2017) Said son Chris Skinner: “My father had a blue collar attitude and wore the white shirt of professionalism. He was a man’s man, a regular guy.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/18/17 07:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

New Expanded Commuter Lot Stairway Opens Image
A new stairway connecting Westport commuter Lot No. 6 on Riverside Avenue and the recently expanded Lot No. 7 on Franklin Street opened today. Police Chief Foti Koskinas said commuters can now park in Lot 7, which now has 44 additional spots, walk down the stairs to the lower level (Riverside Avenue), and walk to the train station. He said the lots are available for merchant parking at night and weekends. “This is a win-win for the local business community and for commuters,” he said. Koskinas said the Gault family paid for construction of the stairs, and Westport real estate investor Roger Leifer paid for the staircase rail. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/18/17 06:20 PM Comments () • Permalink

TEAM Westport Announces 4th Annual Diversity Essay Contest

TEAM Westport, the town’s multicultural committee, and the Westport Library today announced the fourth annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest. Image

The contest is open to students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who attend Staples High School or another school in Westport, or reside in Westport and attend school elsewhere.

An announcement said “the focus of the contest is the issue of ‘white privilege,’ which surfaced as a topic during the recent presidential election.”

Students are asked to describe in 1,000 words or less how they understand the term “white privilege.”

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01/18/17 05:42 PM Comments () • Permalink

Learning From a Master (and Staples Grad) Image
A select group of Staples HIgh School string players today enjoyed a master class with Igor Pikayzen, concert violinist and 2005 Staples graduate. The one-hour master class included a short performance by the guest musician, followed by three student musicians playing and being critiqued by Pikayzen. Pictured are Staples violinists Jack Whitten (l) and James Gikas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


01/18/17 04:29 PM Comments () • Permalink

Students Work for ‘Change’ in Syria

By James Lomuscio

Even though it’s exam time at Westport’s Staples High School, students in teacher Cathy Schager’s Contemporary World class aren’t cramming for tests. Image
Students involved in the project include (l-r) (l-r) Gavin Berger (class of ’17), Eli Debenham (‘17), Emir Beg (‘17, Sarah Maybruck (‘18), Molly Liebergall (‘17), Michael Simons (‘18), and Theo Kokoff (‘18), Absent—Eden Schumer (‘18). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

They’re tackling a different kind of final, one that puts them in touch with the world they studied — raising funds for civilians affected by ongoing violence in Syria.

So, while other students are hunkering down at desks, students like seniors Eli Debenham, Lauren Davis, Emir Beg and George Goldstein can be found outside the cafeteria asking for spare change.

Hence the program they started: Spare Change for Syria. And the coin drops are adding up.

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01/18/17 03:59 PM Comments () • Permalink

Lucia Nebel White, 93

Lucia Nebel White of Westport, a noted photographer and longtime member of Westport’s arts community, died Jan. 14 at home following a brief illness. She was 93. Image
Lucia Nebel White: photographer, swimmer. Howard Friedman photo from “High Tide Club”

Active into her 90s, she was a member of the High Tide Club, a group of elderly residents who swim at Westport’s Burying Hill Beach. She made it a point to swim there every day in all but the most inclement weather.

She was born April 19, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, Berthold Nebel, a Beaux-Arts sculptor, was born in Basil, Switzerland and came to the United States at age 1. Her mother, Maria Lucantoni, was born in Anticoli Corardo, Italy. They met at the American Academy in Rome, where Berthold had studied on a fellowship and where Maria was a model.

Lucia lived in Pittsburgh for four years while her father taught at the School of Sculpture at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University.

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Police No Shave Effort Raises $3,175 for Charities Image
Westport police officers recently completed a no shave month (actually two months), raising more than $3,175 for No Shave November, which promotes cancer awareness and supports funding of cancer prevention, research, and education. Monies also went to Westport’s Homes With Hope. Pictured (l-r) are Detective Marc Heinmiller, Officer James Sullivan, Officer James Loomer, Officer Ned Batlin, Officer Scott Morrison, Officer Brendan Fearon, and Officer Dave Scinto. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Police photo


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

4 p.m. - Westport Library - DeweyKnit” Grade 4 to Adult
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Conservation Commission (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Live Music: Harvard University Din & Tonics Acapella
7 p.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Healthy Living: Breaking Your Sugar Addiction
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Parks & Recreation Commission
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Library Board fo Trustees

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playhouse to Take Part in Nationwide Ghostlight Project

The Westport Country Playhouse said today on Thursday it will join more than 500 theaters and organizations nationwide in the Ghostlight Project, a shared, ongoing commitment to social justice by the theatrical community across the country. Image
The Westport Country Playhouse is one of more than 500 theaters and organizations taking part in the event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic

The 5:30 p.m. event will take place in the outside courtyard. The nonpartisan event is free and open to the public, an announcement said.

The ghostlight, a theatrical tradition, is the national organizers’ inspiration. When theaters go dark at the end of the night, a ghostlight is turned on, offering visibility and safety for all who might enter.

To simulate a collective ghostlight at the event, attendees are requested to bring a light source that is in the “off” position upon arrival, organizers said.  At a specific point, all lights will be turned on to create one giant blaze.  Flashlights, lanterns, and cell phone lights are suggested.

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01/17/17 10:30 PM Comments () • Permalink

Granger at the Movies: ‘The Founder,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Assassin’s Creed’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

In “The Founder,” Michael Keaton (“Spotlight,” “Birdman”) plays ruthless Ray Kroc in this backstory of the ubiquitous McDonald’s franchise, an innovative, assembly-line idea that revolutionized the fast food industry. Image

In 1952, when traveling salesman Kroc is peddling milkshake machines to drive-ins in the Midwest, he gets a huge order from a roadside restaurant in San Bernardino, California, run by brothers Maurice “Mack” (John Carroll Lynch) and Richard “Dick” (Nick Offerman) McDonald.

Intrigued, Kroc marvels at their mechanized fast-food operation, learning how they transformed their kitchen into a speedy “symphony of efficiency” and persuading them to allow him to franchise their carefully managed concept.

As Kroc’s enterprise grows, he becomes increasingly alienated from his long-suffering wife (Laura Dern) and develops a relationship with the wife (Linda Cardellini) of one of his business associates (Patrick Wilson).

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01/17/17 08:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Granola Bar Expanding to Stamford, Rye, N.Y.

The Granola Bar, the all-day breakfast and lunch café in Westport and Greenwich, announced today it is expanding to Stamford and Rye, New York. Image
The first Granola Bar opened in Westport’s Playhouse Square in December 2013. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Founders Julie Mountain and Dana Noorily also announced a growth investment by and operational partnership with Trilynx Partners of Westport.

Its founders, Adam Diamond and Michael Schwartz, have more than 15 years of experience in hospitality brands such as Disney and Starwood Hotels, an announcement said. 

Mountain and Dana Noorily opened the first location in Playhouse Square in Westport in 2013

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01/17/17 06:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Purple Plow Raises Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer Image
Westporter Tony Palmer (l), owner of Anthony’s Nursery & Garden Center, 492 Main St., today dedicated a newly purchased purple snowplow to raise awareness of cancer research. The plow was dedicated in memory of his cousin, Carlo Palmieri (see WestportNow Nov. 13, 2016) and the late Lt. Tim Murphy of the Norwalk Police Department, who died Jan. 29, 2016. Both succumbed to pancreatic cancer. The dedication was held on the grounds of Stop & Shop, 1790 Post Road East, where the equipment, used to plow the lot, will remain on view as a way to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Palmer encouraged the public to contribute to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


01/17/17 05:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Interviewing for Saugatuck Plan Study Image
The subcommittee of the larger Saugatuck Study Committee today began its interview process today for hiring a consulting team to create a master plan for the area. Connecticut-based Milone & MacBroom (above), were the first of five selected to be interviewed of the 13 requests for proposals submitted to the committee. Two respondents were interivewed today with interviews continuing Wednesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


01/17/17 04:00 PM Comments () • Permalink

In Darien, Residents Hope Trump Will Bring Economic Growth

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of visits to Connecticut towns leading up to the inauguration.

By Kyle Constable

DARIEN — The markets are up, and that is a comfort here in the ninth-wealthiest community in the U.S., one of the usually reliable Republican towns in lower Fairfield County that chose Hillary Clinton over Donald J. Trump. Image
Downtown Darien is relatively quiet during normal working hours, as many residents commute to New York or one of its satellite cities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kyle Constable for

Some, even a few who didn’t vote for Trump, say they already are seeing a positive effect of his election on the nation’s economy. Ben Brightwell, a Darien lawyer, is one of the those people. While waiting in line at a Dunkin’ Donuts in town last week, he said he finds himself equal parts hopeful and fearful of a Trump presidency.

“Obviously, the market’s done well,” he said. “I’m hoping that we kind of stay on the upswing, but I’m scared, too.”

Brightwell is one of many Darien residents who have cast ballots for Republican candidates in past elections but could not vote for Trump last year. He wrote in Evan McMullin, an independent presidential candidate from Utah who ran as a conservative alternative to Trump.

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01/17/17 03:23 PM Comments () • Permalink

Online Survey Posted for Town Plan Input

As part of updating the 2007 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) for Westport, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has posted an online survey to gather input from the public.

The survey, available here, follows a two-hour public meeting on the plan held last week. (See WestportNow Jan. 12, 2017)

Residents are encouraged to participate and to forward the survey link to friends and colleagues who are Westport residents, an announcement said. The survey will be open until Friday.

There will be additional opportunities to participate in the future, including another survey on a different topic, the announcement said.


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