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Friday, May 20, 2016

Suspect Nabbed After Telling Cops He Was Lost

If you are dodging an active warrant out for your arrest, it is probably not a good idea to ask police officers for directions.

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Godfrey King: Question leads to arrest. Westport Police photo

Godfrey King, 50, of Stamford learned that the hard way after he told assisting Westport officers on Charles Street Sunday that he was lost, police said today.

“While helping King, it was determined that he had an active warrant out of Norwalk for a failure to appear, stemming from a previous assault charge,” Lt. David Farrell said.

He said that King was processed for the failure to appear and was held in lieu of a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Wednesday, May 25.

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Arrest for Serial Assaults on Long Lots Road

Westport officers arrested a Bridgeport man for a series of assaults on Long Lots Road dating back to 2011, police said today.

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Jeremy Aquino: charrged in three assaults.  Westport Police photo

Jeremy Aquino, 23, was arrested on an active warrant Monday following a lengthy investigation dating back to October 2011 when he allegedly assaulted two victims on Long Lots Road, punching one in the face and slapping the other, Lt. David Farrell said.

It is also alleged that in July 2013 Aquino assaulted a male victim on Long Lots Road, punching him in the face.

Farrell said that in March 2015 Aquino again assaulted a male victim at a Long Lots Road address “by throwing him to the ground and punching him in the face twice.”

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UConn Honors for Staples Grad

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Alexandra Jabick,a 2012 Staples High School graduate, has been awarded the Outstanding Senior Woman Award at the Neag School of Education University of Connecticut, Storrs.The award, sponsored by The Woman’s Center, Alumni and University provost, is given each year to one female student from each school. She is pictured with the dean of the NEAG School Richard Schwab. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Westport Property Transfers May 2 - 6, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period May 2 - 6, 2016:

Marie and Christopher P. Howson to Daniel S. and Esther Jo, 3 Hooper Road $880,000WNproperty.jpg

Mary Ryan Foss-Skiftesvik to Kim Rifkin, 1 Fraser Lane , $3,545,000

Adrienne Grossman to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 29 Ferry Lane East, $2,933,967

David S. and Marjorie T. French to William Costello and Giselle Hantz, 66 Compo Road North, $1,625,000

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Historic Piano Debuts at Local Jazz Club

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An historic 1937 Steinway that was the house piano at the Village Gate in New York City for many years Thursday inaugurated the second year of live jazz at Restaurant 323, 323 Main St., produced by Richard Epstein and Ina Chadwick. Rabbi Greg Wall of Westport, artistic director and sax player, teamed up with Chris Coogan to play two sets of hot music to a full house. Pianists Frederic Chiu, Joe Utterback, and Marco Scott also had chances to try out the instrument. The piano was crowd-funded and fundraising is still underway with the intent of forming a nonprofit devoted to live jazz performance and education in Fairfield County. 323 Jazz Club is ongoing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Thursday night, and an upcoming program will also feature singer Melissa Newman of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Friday, May 20, 2016


9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Commission for Senior Services
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
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 Arts Center - ArtSpeaks: Steven Certilman & Arianne Kolb
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Sketchup 3D Modeling Software Part 2
1:30 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Fiona Garland on Edouard Manet
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Kimberly McCreight, “The Outliers”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Afternoon Laundromat w/ Next Generation and Pizza Dust
7:30 p.m. - Black Box Theatre, Staples - Staples Players: “The Laramie Project 10 Years Later”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Art”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stephens Resigns as P&Z Chair; Walsh Elected

Chip Stephens tonight announced his resignation as chairman of the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) because he said he had taken on a new job that would require absences.

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P&Z Commission Chair Chip Stephens: remaining on the commission and will be staying in Westport “for the time being.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

The board elected former chair Catherine Walsh to take his place.

Stephens, who has served two years as chair, said he would remain on the commission and “will be staying Westport for the time being.”

He said he decided to announce his resignation as chair now “as I might have absences and especially I am timing this tonight because we have some big things coming up with 8-30gs and other submissions.”

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Gallery: Art About Town


Scenes from tonight’s Art About Town opening night street party sponsored by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association.. J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com and WestportNow photos

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Opening Night Street Party Launches Art About Town

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The Westport Downtown Merchants Association today launched its month-long Art About Town with an opening night street party on Main Street. During the event, local art will be on display in local stores for purchase. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Flowery Greeting

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Performers from New York’s Shirdance greet a youngster tonight on Westport’s Main Street at the Art About Town opening night street party. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Arm Art

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Dara Mechanic of Westport gets an arm tattoo today from Monica Canosa at the Westport Downtown Merchants Association Art About Town opening night street party on Westport’s Main Street.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Police: Westport Joining in Memorial Day Crackdown

The Westport Police Department said today it will be actively participating with state and local law enforcement agencies in a period of enforcement encompassing the Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

In an effort to promote safe driving and increased protection of all motorists, the department “will be vigorously enforcing the state’s seat belt as well as child restraint laws and will be issuing citations to those who are not in compliance,” an announcement said.

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CT Gets Credit Downgrades From Wall Street

By Keith M.Phaneuf

www.ctmirror.org

The new state budget’s ability to mitigate longstanding fiscal problems got poor marks today on Wall Street as two of the four major rating agencies downgraded Connecticut’s credit ranking — probably boosting borrowing costs in the future.

Fitch Ratings Inc. and Standard & Poor’s both lowered their bond ratings in response to the $19.76 billion budget Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature’s Democratic majority crafted for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The other two firms, Kroll and Moody’s Investors Service, didn’t change their ratings, but did maintain a “negative outlook.” This represents a warning that they intend to monitor state finances closely over the next year, and sometimes is a precursor to a formal downgrade.

“The message from the credit rating agencies couldn’t be any clearer: It is high time for a sustained commitment to fortify the state’s financial footing, in the midst of persistent economic uncertainty,” state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier wrote today in a statement announcing the downgrades.

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Metro-North: Regular Schedule on Friday

Metro-North said tonight it would operate a regular weekday schedule on Friday.

It will be the first regular day since Tuesday’s fire in East Harlem under its tracks.

Customers should anticipate some residual delays due to speed restrictions on all four tracks on the Park Avenue Viaduct, the railroad said.

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Woman’s Club Awards Grants

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The Westport Woman’s Club today presented $30,000 in community services grants to local nonprofit organizations. Also awarded were Bedford Hall grants, which allow a one time per year free use of the hall by nonprofits for fundraising or friend-raising purposes. Pictured with the grantees (far r) are WWC community services directors Mary Gladden and Carol Mata, along with WWC President Dorothy E. Curran. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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CT Jobless Rate Remained at 5.7% in April

By Keith M. Phaneuf

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Connecticut added 3,500 jobs last month, but unemployment remained at 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor reported today.

The jobless rate is slightly better than the 5.8 percent mark achieved in April 2015. The state has added 20,100 jobs over the past 12 months and 9,800 positions since Jan. 1.

Still, Connecticut is about 23,500 jobs shy of recovering all positions lost in the last recession, which ended more than six years ago.

“Connecticut saw increases in both job counts and labor force participation in April,” said Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research at the labor department. “As new workers entered or reentered the labor force, the number of unemployed also grew. This explains recent upward pressure on our unemployment rate.”

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Forbidden Cuba Through a Photographer’s Lens

Scenes and stories of Cuba, off limits to Americans for decades, are set to come to life as photojournalist Cynthia Carris Alonso reads from her book, “Passage to Cuba: An Up-Close Look at the World’s Most Colorful Culture” on Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m. in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.

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With access few other have had, Alonso spent 20 years in Cuba, choreographing the starkly different worlds on the island nation, the luxurious realm where foreigners flock, and the unseen corners where ordinary citizens make due.

As an American journalist and member of a Cuban family by marriage, Alonso has enjoyed rare access to the country, event planners said. She has photographed for Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Business Week and Time.com and has exhibited her photographs in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Library officials said books will be available for purchase and signing at the program, which is free and open to the public.

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Comings & Goings: Daly Method Opens

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Daly Method has officially opened at 272 Post Road East. The practice, headed by founder Renee Daly (r) ) offers chiropractic care including “Graston and active release technique, certified sports rehab, functional training, massage therapy, and wellness care.” Among those taking part in the ribbon cutting were First Selectman Jim Marpe and Matthew Mandell, president and executive director, Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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‘Sinatra of Sportswriting’ Frank Deford at Library June 8

Legendary sportswriter Frank Deford—a former, longtime Westporter, the author of 19 books, an NPR “Morning Edition” commentator and the man the San Francisco Chronicle dubbed “the Sinatra of sportswriting” —is set to read from his latest work at the Westport Library on Wesdnesday, June 8, at 7 p.m.

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Frank Deford: former Westporter. Bruce Plotkin photo

Publicists say his newest book “I’d Know That Voice Anywhere” collects the best of his writing, creating a wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports.

As a journalist, Deford has won the National Magazine Award for profiles, has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and has been voted by his peers as U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times.

For his radio and TV work, Deford has won both an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.

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Arthur Levitt: How to Best Value Creative Art?

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Arthur Levitt:  “Most wealth created by art is never touched by artists.” Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Editor’s note: Westporter Arthur Levitt, best known for his work in finance and markets, today told a gathering of Fairfield County artists that the arts economy faces a problem of “socialized gain and privatized pain,” which he called a “market failure.” Here are edited excerpts from his keynote remarks to the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) breakfast at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk at which it presented its inaugural 2016 ACE (Arts & Culture Empowerment) awards.

I was so honored to be asked to join you, and to help honor the award winners. Each of you is being recognized for outstanding creative work, and for talents that we all envy.  I wish I could express myself creatively as well as you can.

That’s how some people are drawn to the arts. They can see or hear or sense that there are some people in our society who are gifted in a way that they can scarcely imagine.

It’s no different than watching Steph Curry hit a 40-foot jump shot. Athletes have the same capacity to marvel us.

But while we admire athletes for their gifts – both in fame and in fortune—artists enjoy appreciation in every way but in fame or fortune.

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Founders of Westport Artists’ Collective Honored

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The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) today presented the founders of the Westport Artists’ Collective with its inaugural 2016 ACE (Arts & Culture Empowerment) Artist Award in a breakfast ceremony at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk. Joining in the presentation was Cindy Vaccaro (l), president of the board of CAFC. She is pictured with bathrobe-attired artists (they said the hour was a bit early for them) (l-r) Nina Bentley, Duvian Montoya, Helen Klisser During, Jahmane West,Tammy Winser, and Miggs Burroughs. Keynote speaker was Westporter Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emma Montoya for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Awards Ceremony


Scenes from today’s breakfast by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) at which it presented its inaugural 2016 ACE (Arts & Culture Empowerment) awards at the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk. Among the recipients were the founders of the Westport Artists’ Collective at the Westport Arts Center. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com and contributed photos

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Thursday, May 19, 2016


9 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Center for Senior Activities Enhancement Committee
9 a.m. - Earthplace - Nature-infused Yoga
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Downtown Main Street - Art About Town Opening Night Street Party
6:15 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Westport Youth Commission Executive Session
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - RTM Finance, RTM Public Works, & RTM Environment Committees
7:15 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Westport Youth Commission
7:30 p.m. - Black Box Theatre, Staples - Staples Players: “The Laramie Project 10 Years Later”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Red”

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Finance Board Sets 16.86 Mill Rate, a Decrease

By James Lomuscio

Westport taxpayers can take heart. The Board of Finance tonight unanimously approved a 16.86 mill rate for fiscal year 2016-17, a .86 decrease from the current year.

“It provides the taxpayer with a real decrease, which would be good,” said finance board member Jennifer Tooker prior to the vote.

The mill rate translates into $16.86 of taxes for every $1,000 of a home’s assessed value, which has been set by the recent revaluation. With the revaluation, some homeowners will see a tax increase despite the mill rate decrease while some will see a tax decrease.

Brian Stern, finance board chairman thanked the town’s boards and commissions for keeping the budgets low.

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P&Z’s Cathy Walsh to Run for State Rep

Westport Planning and Zoning Commission member Catherine Walsh has been tapped by the Republican Town Committee (RTC) to run for state representative for the 136th District, it was announced tonight.

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Catherine Walsh: will face incumbenent Jonathan Steinberg. Contributed photo

The position is currently held by state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, a Democrat. He is expected to be nominated for a third two-year term next week.

According to the RTC, Walsh was unanimously selected after being nominated by P&Z Chairman Chip Stephens and commissioner Jack Whittle.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Westport Republicans to be a candidate for the Connecticut State Legislature for the 136th District representing Westport,” said Walsh.

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