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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Westport Public Schools Close Early Due to Weather

The Westport Public Schools will close early today due to the weather, Superintendent Elliott Landon announced.

Staples High School will close at 11:45 a.m.

Schools closing at 12:15 p.m. include Bedford Middle School, Coleytown Middle School, and Saugatuck Elementary School.

Schools closing at 1 p.m. include Coleytown Elementary School, Greens Farms Elementary School, Kings Highway Elementary School, and Long Lots Elementary School.

   

02/03/09 03:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a winter weather advisory for Westport and area for snow which is in effect from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Light snow this morning will pick up in intensity this afternoon before tapering off later this evening, an advisory said.

Two to 4 inches are anticipated toward evening with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected before the snow ends.

   

02/03/09 11:28 AM Comments () • Permalink

Burying Hill Reflections

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Reflections Monday in the channel near Westport’s Burying Hill Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009


7:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – TEAM Westport Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
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”
1:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – 191 Hillspoint Road Committee
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Earthplace - Fairfield County GreenDrinks and screening of “Two Angry Moms” at 6:30 p.m. Rescheduled to Feb. 26
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission/ARB Joint MeetingCanceled
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 – Shellfish CommissionCanceled
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Business [email protected] Library: Geoff Colvin, “Talent is Overrated”
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - “Twilight” (Stephenie Meyer) book discussion
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM District 5Canceled
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – RTM (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)Postponed to Feb. 17

   

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On the Saugatuck

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Today’s temperatures in the 50s caused a thawing in some of the ice on the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

02/03/09 03:52 AM Comments () • Permalink

Longing for Spring

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A scene at Westport’s Compo Beach on this unexpected beautiful day with the temperature reaching in to the 50s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Rell: “Vital that State Spending Come Down”

Gov. M. Jodi Rell addressed the people of Connecticut tonight on the economic troubles facing the state. Here is the text of her remarks as provided by her office:WestportNow.com Image
Gov. M. Jodi Rell addressed state residents on Connecticut TV stations tonight. WTNH.com photo

Good evening and thank you for sharing a few minutes of your time.

An evening address such as this is unusual. But so, too, are these times in which we are living.

In fact, most of us have never witnessed the economic turmoil that now grips our nation.

It seems every day brings unexpected – and unwelcome – news. More layoffs. More bankruptcies. More business failures.

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02/02/09 11:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Katherine Ann Kondub Vicas, 81

Katherine Ann Kondub Vicas, 81 of Homestead, Fla., formerly of Westport, widow of the late John Vicas, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Westchester Hospital in Miami, Fla.

Katherine was born in Westport on April 23, 1927, daughter of the late John and Mary Mackno Kondub.

Katherine had been a Florida resident since the 1960s where she worked as a tour guide for Coral Castle until her retirement. Her husband John was a retired member of the U.S. Air Force.

She is survived by one son, Robert Vicas of Homestead, one brother Michael Kondub of Norwalk, and many nieces and nephews.

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02/02/09 10:39 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Police Add Recruit

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Wilgins Altera (c), 26, of West Haven, was sworn in today by First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff (r) as the newest member of the Westport Police Department. The son of Haitian immigrants, Altera spent his early years in Brooklyn before moving to Providence, R. I. where he graduated from LaSalle Academy High School. He earned a B.S. degree from Southern Connecticut State University with a concentration in criminal justice, psychology, and accounting. Altera, who will begin the Police Academy Feb. 20, said he was delighted to be selected to serve the people of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

02/02/09 09:32 PM Comments () • Permalink

2008 Grand List Signed, Rises 1 Percent

Westport Tax Assessor Paul Friia announced today that he had signed the Oct. 1, 2008 Grand List as required by state statute and that the net Grand List of $10,761,544,025 represents an increase of approximately 1 percent over the 2007 Grand List based on 2005 values.

The list is the sum of the assessed value of all taxable property – real estate, motor vehicles, and personal property.

Motor vehicles and personal property are valued annually, while real estate is updated based on the market values determined as of the town’s last revaluation date of Oct. 1, 2005.

Friia said increases in the Grand List are in the categories of real estate and personal property. Real estate increased due to the continuation of building activity mainly in the residential area, he said.

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02/02/09 09:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Learning to Snowboard

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Six scholars from the Westport ABC House (A Better Chance of Westport) spent the weekend learning to snowboard in Bolton Valley, Vt.  Westporter Eileen Ogintz, who writes the syndicated travel column “Taking the Kids,” arranged for the outing with the CHILL program, which provides snow sport experiences to at-risk youths. Ogintz and her husband, Andy Yemma, along with Westporters Robert Augustyn and Duane Bollert and ABC House parents Nick and Laina Morgan, chaperoned the ABC group. Read more about the outing on Ogintz’s Web site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

02/02/09 06:29 PM Comments () • Permalink

End of Era: Three Bears Closes, Tiburon Opens

The Three Bears Restaurant, a Westport landmark since the early 1900s, has closed and a new restaurant, the Tiburon, has taken its place at the corner of Wilton Road and Newtown Turnpike.WestportNow.com Image
The former Three Bears Restaurant is now the Tiburon Restaurant with new management and staff and a new menu. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The sign was changed on Friday and came after Three Bears Restaurant Inc. filed for Chapter 7 voluntary bankruptcy on Oct. 1 at Federal Bankruptcy Court in Bridgeport. The Westport town Web site shows the restaurant owes more than $19,000 in real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes.

According to the Three Bears Web site,  original portions of the Three Bears are well over two centuries old, dating back to the restaurant’s earliest days as a stagecoach stop.

The restaurant history said the Three Bears “is Westport’s oldest eating place” and was originally called The Three Bears Tavern “until the repeal of Prohibition gave the word ‘tavern’ a new meaning.”

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02/02/09 05:30 AM Comments () • Permalink

Mill Pond Dawn

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Dawn over Westport’s Sherwood Mill Pond on Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Brian Suter for WestportNow.com

   

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Monday, February 2, 2009


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Westport/Weston Health District - Wellness Clinic, adults and children
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”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Environment Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Golf Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education

   

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Saugatuck Dusk

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All was quiet in Westport’s center at dusk today with many residents tuned to Super Bowl coverage on their televisions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 11:37 PM Comments () • Permalink

A Compo Moment

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A couple shared the beauty of today’s sunset at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ben Joseloff for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 11:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Super Bowl Tailgating at Dunville’s

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A crowd gathered early today for a Super Bowl tailgating party in the parking lot of Dunville’s Restaurant and Bar at 41 Saugatuck Ave. Party goers enjoyed balmy 50-degree weather, a break from the sub-freezing temperatures of January. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 10:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

Dog Day Afternoon

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Temperatures in the low 50s after days of sub-freezing weather brought out dogs and their owners today to Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

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

Hot Dog Honey

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Hot dogs from Oscar’s Deli were a new addition to ths year’s Super Bowl party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 09:25 PM Comments () • Permalink

Cheerleading at the Senior Center

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The varsity cheerleading squad from Staples High School provided some of the entertainment at today’s Super Bowl party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 09:21 PM Comments () • Permalink

One More Time With Ted

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Ted Simons accompanies the Y’s Men Hoot Owls in “God Bless America” at the conclusion of today’s Super Bowl party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Simons, who served 16 years as the group’s musical director, was honored at the event for his service to the community. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

   

02/01/09 09:21 PM Comments () • Permalink

Honoring Westport’s “Music Man”

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Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff congratulates Ted Simons at today’s Super Bowl party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities after reading a commendation calling him “Westport’s Music Man” for his musical contributions to the community. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 09:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Full House

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More than 200 persons turned out for today’s fourth annual Super Bowl party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. The full house was treated to food, drinks, and entertainment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 09:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday Compo Football is Super

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While it may not be the Super Bowl, the avid participants and fans of Westport’s Compo Beach Sunday morning football are no less devoted to their sport than the professionals. Although it was cold and windy early today, these players stayed warm as they charged rapidly up and down their make-shift field of sand with patches of snow. Faithful supporters, as usual, were on hand to cheer their teams in spite of the cold. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 04:12 PM Comments () • Permalink

Super Bowl Special

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The Roly Poly sandwich shop at 45 Saugatuck Ave. in Westport was one of the few food stores offering Super Bowl specials today.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

02/01/09 03:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

Winter Scene

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The Saugatuck River in Westport’s center was ice-covered Saturday as the region experienced another day of sub-freezing temperatures. Today’s forecast, however, called for a slight warming with a high in the low 40s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

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Sunday, February 1, 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”
1 p.m. - Bedford Middle School - Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School fundraiser: Mike Messer, The Dirty Socks
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Fourth Annual Super Bowl Tailgate Party (open to entire community)
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Dr. Doolittle” (recommended for Grades 2-6)
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Battle of the Books (Grades 4-6)
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Driving Miss Daisy”
3 p.m. - MTC MainStage Studio Theatre - “Mothers and Sons”

   

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