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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Angelina “Angie” Pirro, 85

Angelina “Angie” Pirro of St. Josephs Manor in Trumbull, and wife of the late Andrew J. Pirro, passed away on Feb. 24 in Bridgeport Hospital. He was 85.

Mrs. Pirro was born on Sept, 23, 1925 and is the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna (Vena) Santella. She is survived by one son, Michael N. Pirro of Norwalk and one daughter, Carol-Ann Gabriel and her husband Steven of East Norwalk. Angie will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral on Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m. directly at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private.

The Harding Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Pirro may be made to the Assumption Church


03/01/11 03:16 PM Comments () • Permalink

Taking in the View

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A recent visitor to Westport’s Compo Beach takes in the view. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com


03/01/11 05:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

7:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - TEAM Westport Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The Sketch Class: A Westport Tradition” and “Art From The Heart”
10 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Book Chat
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Board of Assessment Appeals
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Historic District Commission/Architectural Review Board Joint Meeting
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Shellfish Commission
7 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Kenneth Jedding on the transition from college to the real world
8 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Representative Town Meeting (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Granger on Oscars: Communication is ‘Issue of Our Time’

By James Lomuscio

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Susan Granger (addressing Y’s Women): “Behind-the-scenes snippets are just wonderful.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Celie Rosenau for WestportNow.com
Beyond the glitz and glamour that enveloped Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Westport’s acclaimed movie critic Susan Granger saw an overarching theme that exemplifies the time we live in—communication.

“The two major film contenders, ‘The King’s Speech,’ and ‘The Social Network’ are about communication, which is the most important issue of our time,” Granger said in her talk “The Oscars and Beyond” to the Y’s Women that met at the Unitarian Church today.

Produced by Westport Beachside Avenue resident Harvey Weinstein, “The King’s Speech” choreographed the painstaking attempts that Britain’s King George VI made to overcome his stuttering problem as he deals with the day’s newest technology, radio.

The movie won four top Oscars. In addition to best film, screenwriter David Seidler won for best screenplay, Colin Firth, best actor, and Tom Hooper, best director.

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03/01/11 03:22 AM Comments () • Permalink

Harder Driving in Parker-Harding

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A car carefully avoids a pothole today in Westport’s Parker-Harding parking plaza. Warming weather and heavy rains have contributed to the appearance of more potholes around town. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


03/01/11 01:13 AM Comments () • Permalink

Surfing the Saugatuck: First Retail Tenant for New Development

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Downunder owner Kim Beaumont poses with Saugatuck Center developers Sam Gault (l) and Jim Donaher. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saugatuck Center, the new Gault-owned mixed-use development overlooking the Saugatuck River in the heart of Westport’s Saugatuck area, has signed its first retail tenant – a kayaking and paddle boarding rental, instruction, and surf shop called Downunder.

The signing was announced today and a news release said the shop will open on Memorial Day weekend, just in time for the unofficial start of summer, in a 2,000 square foot street level space.

“Reclaiming this beautiful piece of waterfront property for the enjoyment of the entire community has always been a top priority for us,” said Sam Gault of Hamilton Development, the real estate arm of Gault Energy and Stone.

“Downunder is the ideal anchor tenant for transforming this area into a fun destination for outdoor and water sports enthusiasts, alike.”

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03/01/11 12:33 AM Comments () • Permalink

Going Down: 33 Woodside Ave.

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The house at 33 Woodside Ave., in Westport’s Old Hill area, was demolished today. Built in 1934, the 1-3/4-story cape had 1,286 square feet, was situated on a .6-acre property and changed hands in December 2010 at $975,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Nov. 4, 2010. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com


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