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Saturday, May 07, 2016

On the Run for a Good Cause

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Some of the participants in the fourth annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - Fairfield County at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Fire Department Supports Race for Cure

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Westport Fire Department support of today’s Race for the Cure benefit at Sherwood Island State Park included 13 who participated in the fundraiser walk/run. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Soggy Blossoms

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Soggy blossoms outside the Westport Library as rainy, drizzly weather continues for the Westport area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, May 7, 2016


7 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Susan G. Komen 4th Annual Race for the Cure Fairfield County
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - United Methodist Church (49 Weston Road) - Giant Church Tag Sale
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
2 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Staples Football Field - American Cancer Society Relay for Life Weston + Westport
3 p.m. - Cemetery at foot of Old Hill Road - Westport Historical Society Kings Highway Walking Tour
5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Vespa at National Hall - Westport Arts Center Annual Gala: Club Havana
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Teen Gaming Nights
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Red”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, May 06, 2016

More Overnight Closures for North Ave. Bridge

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) has informed the Town of Westport that the North Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway will be closed for three overnights next week, a Town Hall statement said.

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A worker makes repairs to the North Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

It said from Monday through Wednesday, the bridge will be closed to traffic daily from 9 p.m. to approximately 5 a.m. the next morning.

The closures are necessary to complete the concrete pour on the faces of the bridge, a news release said. Appropriate detour signage will be in place. 

“Residents are encouraged to seek alternate routes and allow for additional travel time in the overnight hours,” the release said.

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Pedestrian Struck Outside Town Hall

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UPDATE A female pedestrian was struck by a car late today outside Westport Town Hall, said Police Lt. Eric Woods. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital with serious injuries, he said. A male companion walking with her managed to jump out of the way and was not injured, he said. An earlier report that the injured person was a Town Hall employee was not correct, Woods said. There was no word on the driver, who remained on the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Investigating Accident Scene

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UPDATE Police investigate an accident scene late today outside Westport Town Hall. Police said a 79-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck driven by a town employee exiting the Town Hall driveway. She suffered a severe injury to her left wrist and had neck, hip and back pain. Her 80-year-old husband walking with her managed to jump out of the way but suffered back and leg pain, police said, Both were transported to Norwalk Hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Agency Head: Mosquito-control Funding Cut

By Arielle Levin Becker

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Pending cuts to state funding for mosquito control could pose a problem for the agency that monitors the insects for the Zika virus and other diseases, the director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said today.

“It’s really not adequate for us to do what we want to do,” Theodore G. Andreadis said after a press conference with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on the Zika virus.

But Malloy said money necessary for screening and testing mosquitos would be made available, whether in the budget or not.

The budget deal reached this week by the Malloy administration and Democratic legislative leaders would cut funding for mosquito control at Andreadis’ agency from $507,516 to $446,779 for the upcoming fiscal year – a 12 percent decrease. Legislators are expected to vote on the budget during a special session next week.

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Rotary Speech Contest Winners

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Staples High School junior Jacquelyn Sussman today was awarded first place by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club for her presentation in the Rotary Club’s annual “4-way” speech contest. The participants’ presentations required the inclusion of the Rotary “4-Way Test” of ethical behavior: 1) Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair to all concerned? 3) Will it build good will and better friendships? 4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Sussman competed with fellow junior classmates Claire Dinshaw and Tia Pogue who were runner-ups. Pictured (l-r) are Kelly Shamas, Staples faculty advisor for the contest, Dinshaw, Pogue, Sussman, and Roy Fuchs, Rotary organizer of the contest. The event took place at the Westport Inn, the weekly club meeting venue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Fourth Zika Virus Case in CT

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that a fourth Connecticut patient, a non-pregnant woman in her 30s, has tested positive for the Zika virus.

The patient traveled from the Caribbean to Connecticut on April 25 and became ill on April 29, the DPH said. Her symptoms included fever, rash and conjunctivitis. 

The patient and her physician have been informed of the test result.

The State Laboratory confirmed the patient’s test result using PCR testing. This level of testing is used for patients who are actively experiencing symptoms of the virus.

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Now the Cleanup

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The Westport Garden Club’s annual plant sale, always conducted on the final Friday before Mother’s Day, was very busy all day today despite the rain, according to Martha Siderowf, the club’s publicly chair. Sue Kirby, a club member, said, “We saw a lot of slickers and umbrellas today.”  Siderowf said many of the unsold plants will be transported to Grace Salmon Park, Imperial Avenue where they will be planted to further enhance the beauty of the park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Superintendent Shuffle: Weston Hires Greenwich Super

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William McKersie:  taking over from Westport-bound super. Contributed photo

The Town of Weston Board of Education Thursday night appointed Greenwich Schools Superintendent William S. McKersie as the district’s next superintendent of schools.

He succeeds Colleen Palmer who is leaving for the superintendent’s job in Westport. She will replace Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon, who is retiring next month after 17 years.

McKersie has led the Greenwich schools since 2012.

He takes over a district with 2,400 students compared to almost 9,000 in Greenwich. Both districts rank as among the top districts in the state in national rankings.

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Westport Property Transfers April 18 - 22, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 18 - 22, 2016:

Robert J. and Dorie A. Hordon to Michael H. and Suzan Jo, 78 Easton Road, $1,650,000WNproperty.jpg

SSR Properties LLC to Craig R. and Stacey B. Tagen, 33 Edgewater Hillside, $3,225,750

Turkey Hill Court LLC to David J. Castellani, 11 Turkey Hill Road South, $2,769,000

CFJ Realty Development LLC to Christhopher Bourassa and Brittany A. Coale, 5 Horse Shoe Lane, $1,570,000

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Susan Granger at the Movies: ‘Mother’s Day,’ ‘Keanu,’ ‘Ratchet & Clank’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

Perhaps the best that can be said about the cringe-worthy rom-com “Mother’s Day” is that octogenarian Garry Marshall has assured his continuing Academy membership by staying ‘active’ in an industry that could all-too-soon forget he once directed hits like “Pretty Woman,” “Runaway Bride,” “Beaches” and “The Princess Diaries,” along with creating TV’s “Happy Days” and “Laverne & Shirley.”

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Following “Valentine’s Day” (2010) and “New Year’s Eve” (2011), Marshall’s star-studded holiday franchise now includes this treacly ensemble tribute to motherhood in its various suburban permutations.

Perennially perky Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a divorcee with two sons whose ex-husband (Timothy Olyphant) has just married his much-younger girlfriend (Shay Mitchell). It’s a foregone conclusion that Sandy will end up with widower Bradley (Jason Sudeikis), father of teenage daughters, whose military wife (Jennifer Garner) died in combat in Afghanistan.

Jesse (Kate Hudson) and her sister are estranged from their prejudiced/homophobic mother (Margo Martindale) and father (Robert Pine). Unbeknownst to their parents, Jesse’s married to Russell (Aasif Mandvi), whose family came from India, while Gabi (Sarah Vhalke) has a lesbian spouse (Cameron Esposito).

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Services Set for Westport Police Sergeant

Services have been set for Westport Police Sgt. Robert Myer, 48, a 23-year member of the force who died an “untimely death” on Wednesday. (See WestportNow May 4, 2016)

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St.,  Newtown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Church Hill Road, Newtown. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family said donations can be made to the Lindsay Myer Scholarship Fund, c/o Union Savings Bank, 1 Commerce Road, Newtown, CT. 06470.

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P&Z on Baron’s South: Tread Lightly

By James Lomuscio

Though the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) Thursday night did not vote on a text amendment concerning what kind of recreation would be allowed on Baron’s South, the majority consensus was clear—passive only.

Hiking, bird watching, yoga, bocce, even badminton, provided players take down the net when they leave, would be okay, said Catherine Walsh, commissioner.

But permanent structures, such as fenced playing fields, etc. would be verboten, commissioners agreed as the P&Z reviewed the nearly two-year-old proposed text amendment 704.

The amendment is designed to modify the Dedicated Open Space & Recreation District (DOSRD) zone on the 22-acre, town-owned Baron’s South property.

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Garden Club Plant Sale Underway

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Despite some rain, the Westport Garden Club’s annual plant sale got underway at 9:30 a.m. today. It runs until 1:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jennifer Jackson for WestportNow.com

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Earthplace Spring Colors

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Some spring flowers provide color at Westport’s Earthplace on Thursday. Those desiring to grow their own can check out the Westport Garden Club’s annual plant sale today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Friday, May 6, 2016


9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - United Methodist Church (49 Weston Road) - Giant Church Tag Sale
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Westport Garden Club Plant Sale
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Weekday Walks
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Snapchat
Noon - Westport Historical Society - WHS Book Group: “Harriet Quimby: Flying Fair Lady” by Leslie Kerr,
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Geek the Library photo session
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Art”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Tasting Crowd

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A chance to sample food and drink from top area restaurants drew a packed crowd tonight to the CLASP Homes 12th annual Taste of Westport event at the Westport Inn. The benefit gala’s goal is to support CLASP’s ongoing mission of providing homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Taking a Taste

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Erica Thomas of Fairfield, a development assistant at CLASP Homes, samples some offerings from Garelick and Herbs at tonight’s CLASP Homes Taste of Westport event at the Westport Inn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Looking Over Seafood Offerings

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Westporters Rick and Totney Benson look over the seafood offerings tonight at the Hummock Island stand at the CLASP Homes 12th annual Taste of Westport event at the Westport Inn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Elbow Greeting

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Pietro Scotti, owner of Da Pietro Restaurant, 36 Riverside Ave., greet each other tonight as the 12th annual CLASP Homes Taste of Westport event at the Westport Inn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Enjoying the Crowd

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Enjoying the crowd tonight at the CLASP Homes Taste of Westport event at the Westport Inn were (l-r) event co-chairs Maria Lourdes Vilas of Weston and Gloria Case of Wilton, and CLASP Homes Development Director Robin Hammond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Has Designs on Taste of Westport

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Katia Garcon-Mistretta, owner of Norwalk’s Katia boutique, was among guests tonight at the CLASP Homes Taste of Westport event at the Westport Inn. A graduate gemologist, jewelry appraiser and jewelry designer, Garcon-Mistretta offers her jewelry creations, pieces from other designers as well as women’s and men’s clothing at her store at 614 West Ave. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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