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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Winner

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Matt Marriott, co-captain of Westport’s Staples High School track team, captured first place in the 600-meter event with a time of 1 minute 26.72 seconds in today’s six-school FCIAC Central Divisional track and field meet at Staples. The event qualifies participants in the progressive process toward state level competition. The other high schools competing today in both boys and girls track and field events include Ridgefield, McMahon (Norwalk), Norwalk, Ludlowe (Fairfield) and Harding (Bridgeport). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

 

   

01/31/09 09:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

Overcoming the Competition

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In a trial heat for the 600-meter event at today’s six-school FCIAC Central Divisional track and field meet at Staples, Staples sophomore Jeff Caffrey overcame strong competition from Fairfield Ludlowe to score a first place finish with a time of 1 minute 38.93 seconds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/31/09 09:50 PM Comments () • Permalink

Bows for “Driving Miss Daisy”

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The one-act Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy” performed by three seasoned Connecticut actors met with an enthusiastic audience reception Friday night at the show opener. Taking their bows at the end were (l-R) Tim Cronin of Stamford, Cynthia Sepe of Darien, and Gregoire Mouning of North Haven. It was the first Westport Community Theatre appearance at Town Hall for all three. Sepe, 78, last played the lead role of Daisy Werthen 16 years ago. Performances are on weekends only and run through Feb. 15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Saturday, January 31, 2009


Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Preemptive Resistances”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Lost Paradise”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Paintings by Gay Dearborn”
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Family Program: The Science Genie
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - MTC MainStage Studio Theatre - “Mothers and Sons”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Recreational Games Night: Pool, Football, Videogames
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Driving Miss Daisy”

   

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Who’s the Guy in the Middle?

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The iceman cometh and stayeth by the PAL Ice Skating Rink at Westport’s Longshore Club Park. Jamie Lamb, 9 and Conner Murray, 7 enjoyed the company today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Westporter’s Final Act as Federal Judge: Freedom for Prisoner

After 23 years on the bench, Westporter Alan H. Nevas retired today as a Senior U.S. District Judge in Bridgeport.WestportNow.com Image
Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas (pictured at a Y’s Men meeting last October): “I feel a surge of generosity.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

His last act in his second floor courtroom where a large oil portrait of him overhangs the jury box was to commute the sentence of a drug dealer who had been beaten in prison because he had cooperated with authorities.

“This is the last official act I will perform as a federal judge,” Nevas told Jose Rodriguez, 30, of Bridgeport. “I feel a surge of generosity.”

He said after processing Rodriguez was free to leave the building. The judge’s words brought sobs from the prisoner and a standing ovation from people in the courtroom, many of them federal employees.

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01/30/09 10:13 PM Comments () • Permalink

Removing the Snow and Ice

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The cleanup from the latest storm continued today on Westport’s streets. A machine dug into the ice and snow on Myrtle Avenue next to Veterans Greem and opposite Town Hall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

01/30/09 09:31 PM Comments () • Permalink

“Souper Bowl” Party

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The children at Landmark of Ridgefield Academy in Westport collected hundreds of cans of soup for the Connecticut Food Bank for a special “Souper Bowl” party to go along with all the excitement about the Super Bowl. Students showed off their soup before adding it to the collection box. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

01/30/09 09:01 PM Comments () • Permalink

Offering a Salute

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Members of the Westport Police Department and Westport Fire Department salute today as the casket bearing Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr. is carried from Assumption Church. Tedesco, a 32-year member of the Westport Fire Department before retiring in 1998 as an acting assistant chief, died Monday at the age of 65. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/30/09 06:13 PM Comments () • Permalink

Prayers for a Firefighter

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Westport’s Assumption Church was crowded with mourners today for a Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr., a 32-year veteran of the Westport Fire Department who died Monday at the age of 65. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/30/09 06:12 PM Comments () • Permalink

Mourning a Brother

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A Westport Fire Department honor guard saluted beneath an American flag held aloft by the department’s ladder truck today following a Mass of Christian Burial at Assumption Church for Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr. a 32-year veteran of the department who died Monday at the age of 65. Tedesco was an acting assistant chief when he retired in 1998.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

   

01/30/09 06:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Community Theatre Debuts “Driving Miss Daisy” Tonight

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The Westport Community Theatre at Town Hall tonight debuts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy.” It is the story of the relationship between an elderly southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur over a span of two and a half decades. The play written by Alfred Uhry casts Cynthia M. Sepe of Darien as Daisy and Gregoire Mouning of North Haven as Hoke. Tim Cronin of Stamford plays the role of Daisy’s son. The play runs though Feb. 15 with schedule and ticket information on the WCT Web site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/30/09 11:00 AM Comments () • Permalink

Heading Home

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Two young friends walked home Thursday from Westport’s Winslow Park where a shallow ice pond formed at the foot of the sledding hill.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Hamilton Laux for WestportNow.com

   

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Friday, January 30, 2009


10 a.m. - noon - Town Hall - Career Coach: Microsoft Word 2003 class
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Preemptive Resistances”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Lost Paradise”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Paintings by Gay Dearborn”
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Town Hall - Career Coach: The Internet Job Search class
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Open Mic Night
8 p.m. - MTC MainStage Studio Theatre - “Mothers and Sons”
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Driving Miss Daisy”

   

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Seat-Belted Driver Uninjured in I-95 Rollover

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A male driver escaped serious injury tonight on I-95 southbound just prior to Exit 17 in Westport when his late model Nissan Altima rolled over several times. The driver told police he was cut off by two speeding cars, lost control of his car and rolled over several times before the car landed on its roof. The driver wore his seat belt and the driver’s airbag deployed, leaving him uninjured, said Assistant Fire Chief Robert Kepchar. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

01/30/09 03:19 AM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Checking Sybil’s Book List

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Westporter Sybil Steinberg (l.) goes over her list of recommended books with Julie Belaga of Westport after a talk today at the Westport Public Library. Steinberg,a former editor at Publisher’s Weekly, reviewed more than 50 books. She also used the occasion to lament the dwindling number of book reviews in newspapers. “It is a very sad time for the reader of book reviews in the important newspapers in the country,” she sad. “Many are stopping the book review sections and firing the staff to save money.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

01/29/09 07:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Edna J. Yergin, Former RTM Secretary, Dies at 81

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Edna J. Yergin: Recorded RTM history for 18 years. (Pictured at retirement party) WN file photo
UPDATE Edna J. Yergin, secretary to Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) for almost two decades until her retirement in 2002, died Wednesday at her Westport home after a lengthy illness. She was 81.

Yergin was the sixth secretary of Westport’s legislative body and her 18 and a half years beginning in 1983 made her the longest to serve in that position. In the RTM’s 60-year history, only four members have served longer than Yergin’s tenure as secretary.

In a commendation read at Yergin’s last meeting on June 4, 2002, First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell noted that during her time serving the RTM, she had missed only three meetings.

“Assuming an average of 14 meetings per year, Edna has recorded and transcribed approximately 262 sets of minutes—an incredible number,” Farrell said.

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01/29/09 05:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Builder Wins Award for Best Custom Home

A waterfront home at 32 Edgewater Hillside in Westport built by Miro Builders of Westport was honored with the 2008 HOBI award for best custom home (3,000 - 4,000 square feet) by the Home Builders Association of Connecticut.WestportNow.com Image
The award-winning builder called the residence at 32 Edgewater Hillside “a spectacular beach house.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Olson Photographic, LLC

The winning home was designed by Norwalk-based architect Roger Bartels of Bartels-Pagliaro Architects, LLC who also won the 2008 HOBI award for architect of the year.

In addition, the house was selected by the editors of Architectural Digest as one of the top design projects worldwide for 2008. The home is currently being featured on the magazine’s Web site.

The residence was honored both for the architecture as well as the interior design which was done by the homeowner and Kathy Groener, owner of the Westport firm, K & D Design.

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01/29/09 06:28 AM Comments () • Permalink

Now the Cleanup

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Workers added to the huge snow pile Wednesday outside the Westport Public Library.  The latest storm dumped about 4 inches of snow on the Westport area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

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Thursday, January 29, 2009


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Preemptive Resistances”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Lost Paradise”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Paintings by Gay Dearborn”
Noon - Westport Public Library - Best New Books from Sybil Steinberg
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Overcoat Film Series: “The Gods Must be Crazy” (1980)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Sherwood Mill Pond Committee
7 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Annual Meeting for the Westport Community Gardens
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Education Committee

   

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Traffic Study Requested for Post Road East Crosswalk

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The Westport Board of Selectmen, acting in its capacity as the town’s Traffic Authority, voted today to request the state Department of Transportation to conduct a safety study of a crosswalk in front of 1655 Post Road East (above) where a pedestrian was killed last month. (See WestportNow Dec. 23, 2008) The board held off requesting installation of a pedestrian-activated traffic signal there pending the study. However, the board did request the DOT to approve installation of a pedestrian-activated, solar-powered yellow flashing signal at a crosswalk at Riverside Avenue and Sylvan Lane, site of numerous near-miss pedestrian accidents. If approval is given, funds for the signal would have to be authorized by the town’s funding bodes. A representative of the owner of a nearby office building said the owner would contribute to the cost. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/28/09 11:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

Lending a Hand at Wilton Fatal Accident

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UPDATE Westport firefighters were called out today to lend a hand to Wilton and Norwalk firefighters at a fatal accident on Westport Avenue (Route 33) at Dudley Road in Wilton, about a half-mile past the Westport-Wilton border. Police said a pickup truck left the road and struck a tree at about 2:30 p.m., killing the front-seat passenger, identified by police as Pedro Perez, 59, of Danbury, and seriously injuring the rear-seat passenger, identified as Victor Barbecho, 26, of Danbury. The driver, Oscar Palacios, 31, of Danbury, was treated and released at Norwalk Hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/28/09 10:21 PM Comments () • Permalink

In Mourning

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The Westport Fire Department headquarters sign was draped in black bunting today to honor Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr. who died on Monday. He was a 32-year veteran of the department, retiring in 1998 as an acting assistant chief. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/28/09 06:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Snow Go

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It was slow going in the snow on I-95 in Westport early today. View is looking north from the Hillspoint Road overpass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/28/09 03:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Shoveling Again

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Merchants along Westport’s Main Street brought out the shovels early today once again as yet another snowstorm hit the area. The National Weather Service predicted 3 to 5 inches before the snow turns to rain around mid-day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

01/28/09 03:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport/Weston Chamber Closed

The Westport/Weston Chamber of Commerce offices will be closed today due to the storm. Offices will reopen Thursday.

The Thursday night Business After Hours at Music Theatre of Connecticut is on at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations can be made by contacting the Chamber office at (203) 227-9234 or the Chamber Web site

   

01/28/09 02:58 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Center for Senior Activities Closed

The Westport Center for Senior Activities will be closed today due to the weather.

All classes and programs, including the home-delivered meals program and the congregate luncheon program, are canceled.

The staff will report to work should residents desire to call or need assistance.

   

01/28/09 11:47 AM Comments () • Permalink

Snow Closes Westport Public Schools

Westport public schools will be closed today because of the weather, Superintendent Elliott Landon announced.

   

01/28/09 10:19 AM Comments () • Permalink

Winter Weather Advisory Update

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has revised its winter weather advisory for Westport and area to make it in effect until 6 p.m.

Snow will continue this morning and will be heavy at times during the morning commute, an advisory said. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected by the time the precipitation transitions to plain rain this evening.

As the low gets closer to the region, warm air aloft will move rapidly north and the snow will mix with and change over to freezing rain and sleet late this morning and into this afternoon.

Ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch are possible by this evening. Increasing east to southeast winds off the Atlantic will cause temperatures to rise above 32 degrees changing the precipitation over to plain rain by early this evening.

   

01/28/09 10:12 AM Comments () • Permalink

Balancing Act

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Enjoying the calm before the storm, two visitors climbed the jetty at Westport’s Compo Beach on Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

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