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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Westport Real Estate Price Changes

Westport real estate price changes over the past week:

22 Oakview Circle           $439,000->$429,000
102 Greens Farms Road     $648,000->$623,000
29 Silent Grove             $659,000->$625,000
19 Easton Road             $649,000->$625,000
15 Rayfield Road           $699,000->$649,000
17 High Gate Road         $729,000->$699,000
41 Regents Park             $735,000->$715,000
33 Hillandale Road           $749,000->$729,000
2 Ruta Court                 $760,000->$735,000
19 Bulkley Ave. South       $849,000->$839,000
242 Bayberry Lane           $869,000->$849,000
23 Meeker Road             $945,000->$899,000
15 Birch St.                  $959,000->$939,000
27 Drumlin Road             $998,000->$958,000
10 Burr Farms Road       $1,025,000->$995,000
4 Christmas Lake Lane   $1,099,000->$1,065,000
12 Wedgewood Road     $1,199,000->$1,099,000
27 Fairfield Ave.          $1,250,000->$1,200,000
80 Easton Road           $1,294,000->$1,250,000
222 Compo Road South   $1,490,000->$1,290,000
166 Roseville Road       $1,400,000->$1,300,000
3 Indian Point Lane       $1,499,000->$1,399,000
188 Cross Highway       $1,499,000->$1,475,000
5 Nash Lane               $1,695,000->$1,595,000
67 West Parish Road       $1,649,000->$1,599,000
11 Meeker Road           $1,699,000->$1,599,000  
11 Old Hill Road           $1,649,000->$1,599,000
17 Fairfield Ave.          $1,669,000->$1,625,000
54 Long Lots Road       $1,899,000->$1,799,000
5 High Point Road         $2,539,000->$2,399,000
4 Silver Brook Road       $2,599,000->$2,495,000
41 Jennie Lane           $2,799,000->$2,699,000
21 Juniper Road           $2,899,000->$2,849,000
133 North Ave.          $3,195,000->$2,995,000
42 Owenoke Park         $3,595,000->$3,295,000
5 Judy Point Lane         $8,250,000->$7,295,000
—Judy Szablak


07/19/17 10:25 AM Comments () • Permalink

Granger at the Movies: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Maudie,’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

World War II’s Miracle of Dunkirk has never been addressed in American cinema. “Dunkirk” details the epic rescue of 338,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France: the biggest evacuation in military history. Image

From May 27 to June 4, 1940, the Allies were surrounded on all sides by German forces (never named, just referred to as “the enemy”), while the Luftwaffe repeatedly buzzed and bombarded the beaches.

Since the water was too shallow for destroyers to get close to the beach, brave British civilians volunteered to cross the English Channel in everything from fishing boats to barges to retrieve the troops—while under constant bombardment.

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan (the “Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception,” “Interstellar”) tells the suspenseful survival story from three meticulously interwoven perspectives, based on fictional characters.

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Water Level View Image
A water level view of Tueday’s sunset as seem from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - DeweyKnit: Grade 4 to Adult
4:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Tree Board
5:30 p.m. - 134 Cross Highway = Wakeman Town Farm Committee
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Children’s Series: The Not-Its!
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Conservation Commission (live coverage cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, &
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Parks & Recreation Commission
7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Library Board of Trustees
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Public Star Party (if skies are clear)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Honoring Ted Diamond at 100 Image
Westport Democrats tonight honored former selectman Ted Diamond on the occasion of his 100th birthday on July 3. Lee Arthurs, secretary of the Democratic Town Committee (DTC) served up a cake and candles at the end of the DTC meetng in the Westport Town Hall auditorium. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


07/18/17 10:48 PM Comments () • Permalink

Democrats Nominate Candidates Image
The Westport Democratic Town Committee tonight officially endorsed its candidates for the November municipal election. Pictured (l-r, top row) Victoria Gouletas, candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals; Brian Stern, candidate for re-election to the Board of Finance; Bernard Deverin, canddiate for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals; Danielle Dobin, candidate for re-election to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission;  Jill Saluck, candidate for the P&Z Commission; David Keisman, candidate for re-election to the Board of Assessment Appeals; (front row) Elaine Whitney and Candice Savin, candidates for re-election to the Board of Education; Mellissa Kane, candidate for first selectman; Rob Simmelkjaer, candidate for second selectman; Elaine Arnow, candidate for re-election ot the Board of Assessment Appeals. Not pictured: Lee Caney, candidate for re-election to the Board of Finance, and Michael Cammeyer, candidate for re-election to the P&Z.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


07/18/17 10:33 PM Comments () • Permalink

Melissa Kane: ‘We Need To Be Able To Do Better’ Image
In accepting the Democratic nomination for first selectman tonight, Melissa Kane told a meeting of the Democratic Town Committee that she has always loved how expressive Westporters are in promoting causes such as protecting open space and working to stop hate. She added, however: “We need to be able to do a better job of making Westport work for all Westporters. And we need to attract future generations to Westport because of what we stand for and because of who we are.” See text of Kane’s speech HERE. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


07/18/17 10:30 PM Comments () • Permalink

Republicans Nominate Candidates Image
The Westport Republican Town Committe tonight officially endorsed candidates for municipal office. Pictured (l-r) Board of Finance candidates Andrea Moore and Vik Muktavaram; First Selectman Jim Marpe, who is running for re-election; Second Selectman candidate Jen Tooker; Board of Education members Jeannie Smith and Karen Kleine, who are running for re-election; and Tom Hood, candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals. Not pictured is Jon Olefson, candidate for the Planning and Zoning Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


07/18/17 10:28 PM Comments () • Permalink

Marpe & Tooker: Their Message is ‘Continued Leadership, Experience and Results’ Image
First Selectman Jim Marpe and running mate Jen Tooker are all smiles tonight after their formal nomination by the Republican Town Committee. A RTC statement said their message is one of “continued leadership, experience, and results” and “it is resonating with voters because it is truly what distinguishes our team.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


07/18/17 10:20 PM Comments () • Permalink

Enjoying Second Tuesdays at the Train Image
Youngsters play Jenga, a building block game, today at the second Tuesdays @ The Train event at Lucano Park in Westport’s Saugatuck section. It was the second installment of the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce event intended to attract commuters, their families, and others to a summer evening of music, food, and games. The third and last Tuesdays @ The Train will be held on Aug. 8. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


07/18/17 05:58 PM Comments () • Permalink

Hot Work Awaiting a Cool Brew Image
The Black Duck Cafe, 605 Riverside Ave., gets a paint job today on a hot day with temperatures hitting 90. Bill Schiebe Painting of Monroe is the contractor. The foreman on the job said all of the outside will be done plus the docks out back on the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for


07/18/17 04:06 PM Comments () • Permalink

State Employees Ratify Concessions by Wide Margin

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas

Unionized state employees have overwhelmingly approved a $1.57 billion package of concessions over two years, providing major savings to help close the state budget gap. Image
Union representatives at a news conference announcing ratification of a concessions agreement with the state. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Pazniokas for

The focus now shifts to a closely divided General Assembly, where Republicans say they will attempt to reject the agreement.

The State Employees Bargain Agent Coalition announced that more than 80 percent of the votes cast were in favor of accepting concessions that will freeze wages and increase contributions for health and pensions.

Bargaining units representing state police troopers and assistant attorneys general did not vote on the wage concessions.

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WHS Hosts Historic Black Rock Harbor Cruise

The Westport Historical Society (WHS) on Sunday, July 30 is hosting activities at Captain’s Cove Marina in Bridgeport, including a cruise along some of Black Rock Harbor’s historic sites. Image
Captain’s Cove in Bridgeport draws summer crowds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The event sets off at 11:15 a.m. from 1 Bostwick Ave., an announcement said. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. To register, visit

In the 18th century, Black Rock Harbor, now known as Captain’s Cove, was used as a trade port and shipbuilding center.

The WHS tour will begin with a visit to the Maritime Museum, a Queen Anne-style Victorian house built by coal dealer Richard Dundon in 1893. 

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Committee Hears Suggested Saugatuck Improvements Image
There was a large turnout today as a consultant presented initial concept ideas to the Saugatuck Study Committee. The discussion included bike routes, railroad and street parking changes, modification of Ferry Lane traffic, an overall more pedestrian-friendly area, Franklin Street traffic patterns, and many related issues. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

8 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Saugatuck TOD Steering Committee
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Westport Library - Annual Gigantic Summer Book Sale (contribution day)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Pageturners: “The Scarlet Letter”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Luciano Park - Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce Tuesdays @ the Train
6 p.m. - The Conservative Synagogue (30 Hillspoint Road) - Joshua Cohen on “Moving Kings”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Treehouse Comedy Night II
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
8 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society - Dr. Katherine Whitaker: Observational galaxy formation and evolution

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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