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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013


8:15 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Downtown 2020 Committee
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. lot - Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist”
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Film: “The Road Taken ... The Merritt Parkway”
6 p.m. - Mitchells (670 Post Road East) - Westport Arts Center: Drink n’ Draw at Mitchells
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. - Sherwood Island Nature Center - Friends of Sherwood Island 15th Annual Meeting, Phil Donahue and Milan Bull
7:15 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Youth Commission
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Teen Zombie Club

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Session’s Final Night Produces Drama, Intrigue

By Keith M. Phaneuf, Arielle Levin Becker and Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

www.ctmirror.org

The General Assembly delivered its annual dose of drama and deals, seasoned by a few grudges, on the final day of the annual legislative session as union and hospital lobbyists nearly came to blows tonight outside the Senate, and Senate Democrats publicly snubbed House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, in the session’s last hour.

House Republicans slowed business after learning that Senate Democrats would not honor their deal with House Democrats on a small issue, the legalization of Sunday bow hunting of deer. But the major House-Senate conflict was a Democratic squabble as the Senate killed Sharkey’s proposal to phase out the property tax on cars.

“There were certainly some misgivings in the Senate,” Sharkey said of his proposal. “I can’t believe they would not want to repeal the most regressive and most hated tax in Connecticut.”

The House adopted the repeal plan late Tuesday. When it became clear the Senate would not take up the measure Tuesday, Sharkey tried unsuccessfully to get the plan included in an omnibus budget implementer bill.

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06/06/13 03:47 AM Comments () • Permalink

Finance Board Approves Station Concession Leases

By James Lomuscio

Westport commuters moved closer tonight to having trackside coffee and hot meals to stay or to go as the Board of Finance approved approved a five-year lease between the town and Chef Briana LLC doing business as STEAM, which will have concessions at Saugatuck and Green’s Farms railroad stations.

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Co-owners Briana Pennell and Chris Barrett of STEAM visited the Green’s Farms station house in May while renovations were under way. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The finance board voted unanimously for the eastbound Saugatuck stationhouse lease and 6-1 for the Green’s Farms lease, with Michael Rea being the lone dissenter. Rea said he felt that the lease was too long for a company “without a proven track record” for that site. He said he would have preferred a three-year lease with an option for a two-year renewal.

The leases, which are actually subleases since the town rents the building from the state Department of Transportation, had been requested by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff in accordance with the Town Charter.

According to Deputy Police Chief Foti Koskinas, who heads Railroad Parking, STEAM will pay $1,400 a month to operate a coffee concession from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday out of 1,600 square feet of the eastbound Saugatuck station house. That tenant will also operate from 5:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through friday at Green’s Farms for about $500 a month.

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Awarded a Staples Tuition Grant

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At the annual Staples Tuition Grants ceremony tonight at Staples High School, Trevor Lally, (c), who is in his senior year at Providence College, was awarded the Cameron Bruce Memorial Scholarship and the Bowes Family Scholarship. With Dhim are Diana Weller and Iain Bruce., Cameron’s father. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Comings & Goings: Bartaco Opening Soon

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The Bartaco Restaurant at 20 Wilton Road “will be in full swing two weeks from next Monday,” according to Scott Laughton, chief operating officer of Bartaco’s parent company, Barteca Group. Founders and owners are Wilton resident Andy Pforzheimer and Weston resident Sasa Mahr-Batuz, partners for 17 years. They opened seven Barcelona Wine and Bar Restaurants between 1995 and 2012 and three Bartaco Restaurants from 2011 to 2012. Laughton describes Bartaco as “a place where you can have a taco and tequila in a relaxed beach atmosphere.” He said the 3,200-square foot facility seats around 110 in the bar area and seating for about 40 on the patio which overlooks the Saugatuck River. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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House GOP Agrees to End Filibuster; Driver’s License Issue Resolved

By Keith M. Phaneuf

www.ctmirror.org

A last-minute effort to speed up the legalization of driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants to this summer has been scrapped, prompting minority House Republicans to end a filibuster that threatened the final day of the 2013 General Assembly session.

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero, R-Norwalk, who announced the deal, also said his caucus wouldn’t block a second last-minute change that had sparked the filibuster—a measure that would allow the state to spend $750 million in new financing pledged to a special budget reserve.

Also this afternoon, key Democratic leaders in the House and Senate insisted they remain unaware of who had arranged the driver’s license change, or why.

“I was told they (Democrats) have every intention of taking it out” now, Cafero told reporters just after 3 p.m. outside of the Hall of the House.

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06/05/13 10:57 PM Comments () • Permalink

P&Z, Downtown 2020 Mend Differences

By James Lomuscio

The initial friction between Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) and Downtown 2020, now seems a thing of the past, so much so that each group is singing the other’s praises.

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Lou Gagliano, chairman of the Downtown 2020 Committee, meets with the Planning & Zoning Commission in April 2012. “It is important that we meet often with the P&Z,” Gagliano said at the time. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Several months ago, the elected P&Z seemed slighted that Downtown 2020, an advisory group appointed by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff to plan for major developments downtown, had issued an RFP (request for proposals) for a consultant to help plan for changes without asking for the P&Z’s input. That oversight pointed out by P&Z Chairwoman Catherine Walsh opened the doors to some P&Z members concerned their mission was being usurped.

Since then, Downtown 2020 has been working to mend fences, stressing that they are only an advisory group and that they defer to the P&Z.

This past Thursday, not only did the P&Z unanimously vote to support Downtown 2020’s goals, but to ask other town boards and commisisons to support it as well. The P&Z vote also set up a subcommittee to work with the advisory group.

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Rotary Honors Allen Raymond

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The long time Westport civic leader, Allen Raymond, was the honoree of the annual Westport Rotary Club golf and tennis fundraiser today at Longshore Club Park. Club President Julia Broder presented him with a certificate citing him as “a leader in the community who personifies Rotary’s principles.” Raymond, 90, said when he and his late wife Barbara decided to make Westport their home after graduating from the University of Michigan, “it was one of the best decisions of my life.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/05/13 06:59 PM Comments () • Permalink

Comings & Goings: Swanky Frank’s Out, New Pub In

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Swanky Frank’s has closed at 1050 Post Road East and a new pub will open in its place in the fall. Kevin McHugh and Scott Beck who collectively co-own six restaurants in Fairfield County (including Spotted Horse in Westport, Gray Goose and The Chelsea in Fairfield) have signed a long term lease for the location, Beck said. McHugh, who was the original co-owner and designer of The Little Pub in Ridgefield, plans to create a similar casual themed pub for lower Fairfield County area. Plans are being drafted and an open date is being targeted for the fall, Beck said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/05/13 06:35 PM Comments () • Permalink

Text About Gun at School Leads to Drug Arrests

By James Lomuscio

A text message stating a Staples High School student may have a gun was passed to school administrators who contacted police, leading to the arrest Tuesday of two teenagers on drug charges following a foot chase that began at Lockwood Circle and ended near the Fairfield border, police said today.

It turns out the student did not have a gun, but access to one. He was visiting a Lockwood Circle home where a resident legally owns a handgun.

Arrested were Steven Shulman, 18, of 41 Ludlow Road, and Michael Lynch, 19, of 42 Mill Hill Road in Southport. Police charged both charged with possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and interfering with and officer, and they were released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court Wednesday, June 13, according to Deputy Chief Foti Koskinas.

“We can’t say the gun made it to the school; we’re in no position to say that,” Koskinas said. “But we applaud the student and the school for bringing it to our attention so rapidly.”

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NTSB: New Focus on Joint Bar in Rail Crash

By Ana Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

Washington – An inspection of the track before the May 17 derailment and collision of two Metro-North commuter trains uncovered a damaged joint bar that caused the track to move at the point of derailment, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed today.

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The NTSB issued a preliminary report on the May 17 derailment and crash in Bridgeport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) NTSB photo

In a preliminary report released today, the NTSB said the crash injured 76 people and did an estimated $18 million in damage. A total of 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor were all taken to area hospitals as a result of the accident.

According to the NTSB, the maximum allowed speed on the four tracks in the area of the collision was 70 mph. Recorders on the trains indicate the eastbound train was traveling at that maximum speed when it derailed, the report said. The westbound train’s engineers applied the emergency break and slowed from 70 to 23 mph before it hit the eastbound train, which had derailed 20 seconds earlier.

The NTSB also said the track on the New Haven line is visually inspected three times a week with the use of a “hi-rail” vehicle—a specially equipped truck that rides over the rails—or on foot. The last inspection was performed on May 15 by hi-rail and the inspection found “an insulted rail joint with inadequate supporting ballast and indications of vertical movement of the track system” at what preliminary investigations have determined is the point of collision.

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Robert F. Lasprogato, 71

Robert F. Lasprogato of Westport, husband for 22 years to Joan Tvardzik Lasprogato, died June 3 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 71.

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Robert Lasprogato: 22-year Westport resident. Contributed photo

Born in Norwalk, son of the late Patrick and Marion A. Lasprogato, he has been a resident of Westport for 22 years. 

He was the Republlcan Registrar of Voters and a former Selectman of Westport, he is a member and former vice president of Sunrise Rotary, Sons of Italy, and Justice of the Peace. 

He was a well known radio personality at many Connecticut radio stations.  A drummer and leader of the Uptown Jazz Band, he traveled through Europe with the Easy Riders Jazz Band.

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On the Last Day, a Final Gesture to Newtown Victims

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

The Connecticut General Assembly’s annual session is ending today as it began, with a focus on the grieving families of Newtown, who pleaded for legislation that might give solace. And once again, lawmakers found it impossible to deny them.

In the first hours of the final day of the 2013 session, the Senate and House quickly voted to close public access to police photographs of the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and, at least temporarily, an audio account made by police as they stepped among the 20 dead children and six educators.

The legislation applies to all homicides. It is a major new exemption to the state’s Freedom of Information Act, a 40-year-old monument to transparency in government, a simple concept grown complicated in a digital age when everyone with a smart phone or a laptop can be a publisher.

The Senate passed the bill, 33 to 2. The House quickly followed with a vote of 130 to 2. The dissenters were Sens. Edward Meyer of Guilford and Anthony Musto of Trumbull and Reps. Stephen Dargan of West Haven and Peter Tercyak of New Britain, all Democrats.

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Mom With Four Kids in SUV Charged With DWI

Westport police have charged a 44-year-old Westport mother with driving while intoxicated and risk of injury to a minor after she admitted drinking and driving her SUV with four children aged 4-10 inside.

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Kelly Haazen: court date June 17. Westport Police photo

A witness told police she was spotted Tuesday driving all over the road, hitting a stop sign, and clipping the mirror of a parked car, but the woman, Kelly Haazen of Lantern Hill Road, denied being involved in an accident, police said.

She refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test and was charged with DWI, evading responsibility, and four counts of risk of injury to minor, police said. She was released on $5000 bond to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on June 17.

Police said a witness called them at 6 p.m. to say he saw a gray Honda Pilot with a female driver and a small child inside driving erratically on Long Lots Road, go up an embankment, and hit a stop sign near Post Road East.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013


8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Maintenance Study Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – UN Hospitality Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist”
10 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Jobseekers: Energize Your Job Search
4 p.m. - Westport Public Library - ChessClub (grades K-12)
6:15 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Shellfish Commission
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Flood & Erosion Control Board
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Dr. Mark Schenker: Look Inside Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Board of Finance Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)

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RTM Approves School Security Study

By James Lomuscio

After two hours of discussions and debates tonight, Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) approved school board requests totaling $98,000 to hire Kroll Advisory Solutions to conduct a school security audit.

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Elaine Whitney, Board of Education chair, answers questions tonight from RTM mmbers.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The study had been urged by the Board of Education and Schools Superintendent Elliot Landon in response to the Newtown school shootings that killed 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

The RTM voted twice to fund the study, first approving $50,000 by a vote of 25 to 3 with 1 abstention, and approving the $48,000 balance with a vote of 25 to 2 to 2.

“I don’t know if this audit will do anything positive,” said Gil Nathan, one of the dissenters. “I am not in favor of it because it has to do with the process. And I don’t want to see the contract signed tomorrow morning.

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Art Crawl

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The Westport Downtown Merchants Association, as part of the continuing Art About Town art installation that runs through June 16, tonight presented a curated food and art tour at local restaurants: Luxe Wine Bar, Bobby Q’s, Blue Lemon and Matsu Sushi. Highlights included “meet the artist” with presentations by Laura Lynn Pflug, Jeff Bortiker, Rebecca Kudwitt, and Miggs Burroughs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ellen Bowen for WestportNow.com

   

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Tickets for July 3 Fireworks on Sale

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The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Westport Parks & Recreation annual Independence Day fireworks celebration will be held Wednesday, July 3, at Compo Beach with a rain date of July 5. Toymakers Melissa and Doug owned by Westporters Melissa and Doug Bernstein are returning for the second year as sponsors. Tickets at $35 per car are on sale at police headquarters, 50 Jesup Road, and Parks & Recreation, 260 Compo Road South. Once tickets are sold out, shuttle passes will be available. Pictured are PAL president, Police Capt. Sam Arciola, presenting ticket No. 1 to Melissa and Doug Bernstein. Joining them are (l-r) are Stuart McCarthy, Parks and Recreation, Howard Friedman, and Bill Chappa, both of PAL. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 12 Silent Grove North

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 12 Silent Grove North, off Cross Highway, is in process. Built in 1960, the one-story raised ranch has 1,477 square feet and is situated on a 1.06-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Staples Girls Golf Runnerup in State Tourney

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The Staples Girls’ Golf Team was runnerup in the state championships today, shooting a team score 370 at Orange Hills Country Club, 12 strokes behind Champion Berlin High School.  Pictured (l to r ) are Head Coach Bob Byiteck, Tri-Captains Faith Garcia, Christie Cantor and Erica Stein, and sophomore Mary Bennewitz, Freshman Anelise Browne, and Assistant Varsity Coach Patty Kondub. Staples actually tied with Greenwich for second place and were lead by Garcia’s individual score of 85. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

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Worker Dies After Fall From Roof

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UPDATE A worker died today following a fall from a roof on Westport’s Overlook Road off of Wilton Road, authorities said. A police news release said the worker, a Bridgeport resident, was a subcontractor on a job at 10 Overlook Lane. Fellow workers said he hit his head on some rocks after he fell. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene to investigate, police said. A funeral home later identified the man as Walter Pañi Chimbo, 34, a native of Ecuador who is survived by a 5-year-old daughter. It said donations would be welcome to help the family cover expenses. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Emergency Road Work Snarls Traffic

Some emergency road work on Interstate 95 today led to major southern Connecticut delays in the morning commute that also impacted state and local roads in Westport.

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Traffic on Westport’s Cross HIghway was backed up during the morning rush hour. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The state Department of Transportation said work on a highway bridge led to the closure of three southbound lanes and 19-miles of congestion between exits 27 in Bridgeport and 9 in Stamford.

Some commuters reported it took them two hours to make what normally would be a much shorter commute.

There also were delays reported on the Merritt Parkway and nearby roads as commuters sought alternative routes.

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Senate Allows Unlimited Spending by Parties

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Under legislation approved early today on a partisan vote in the Senate, state parties would be able to make unlimited expenditures on Connecticut legislative races next year, weakening a campaign finance reform passed in 2005.

The Senate voted 21-14 for final passage of legislation intended to tighten disclosure rules on independent expenditures, while expanding the role of the parties in legislative races. The House passed the bill Saturday, 71-59.

The legislation, which did not attract a Republican vote in either chamber, was sought by the Senate Democratic majority in reaction to independent groups’ spending $500,000 to defeat a handful of Democrats in the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign.

By beefing up the role of the parties, the legislature is seeking a counterweight to big money after Citizens United, a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited campaign spending.

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What a Difference a Day Makes

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A day after Westport’s Compo Beach was jammed with Sunday visitors, today there appeared to be more geese than beachgoers. The morning’s torrential rains gave way to some sunshine later in the day but the temperatures dropped from 90 to the 70s, keeping many away. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


7:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – TEAM Westport Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist”
10 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Book Chat
Noon - Westport Public Library - Lian Dolan, “Elizabeth the First Wife”
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Destination Series: Susan Farewell, Is there a Safari in Your Future?
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Representative Town Meeting (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Zoning Board of Appeals

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Former Selectman Lasprogato Dies at 71

UPDATE Robert F. Lasprogato, the Westport Republican registrar of voters and a former selectman, died tonight at Norwalk Hospital, according to a family friend. He was 71.

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Bob Lasprogato performs at the Westport Center for Senior Activities last September. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Lasprogato has been hospitalized since May 19 after suffering a “heart-related” event, according to Marla Cowden, the Democratic registrar of voters.

Lasprogato, a well known drummer with his Uptown Jazz group as well as an actor and radio announcer, was elected registrar of voters in 2010.

He previously served as a selectman from April 2006 to November 2009 following the resignation of John Izzo from the board. Funeral services were incomplete.

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Comings & Goings: Antiques Market Closes

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A day after the Westport Antiques & Vintage Emporium (WAVE) opened its second season in a parking lot at the Saugatuck train station, its organizer, Westporter Deborah Press, said today she is pulling the plug on the venture. “Yesterday’s gate was just shy of 200 people, the lowest gate of the six markets and following a pattern of each show’s attendance decreasing by 200,” she said. “I really do believe this is indicative of what is happening in the antique world today. People no longer need to attend shows and contend with weather issues because of the Internet.” She said another factor was “the generation setting up house today are not interested in antiques” and on weekends prefer to concentrate on family and children activities. “It has been a tough decision and one I am surprised to have to make but it is important to know when to fold,” she said. WAVE had announced five more markets this summer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

06/04/13 01:19 AM Comments () • Permalink

Stop & Shop to End 5-Cent Reusable Bag Rebate

Four years after Westport approved an ordinance banning plastic bags, Stop & Shop has informed Westport customers that it is eliminating its 5-cent reusable bag rebate program.

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In 2009, Stop & Shop in Westport erected a sign congratulating the town on passage of an ordinance banning plastic bags at retail. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

In a letter, Don Sussman, president of the Stop & Shop New York Metro Division, said the program will end June 16 because it is no longer effective.

He said since the program started, it has “helped save millions of paper and plastic bags from adding to the waste stream in our communities, including yours.” But he added: “While we have been greatly encouraged by this, the program has reached a plateau in its effectiveness to encourage shoppers to reuse their bags.”

He said instead Stop & Shop will donate $10,000 to the Connecticut Park & Forest Association as well as “invest in programs where we have made great strides.”

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Getting Ready for GFA Post-Prom Beach Party

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Norwalk residents Andrea and Kenneth Markosky set up a volleyball court tonight on Compo Beach in preparation for the after-party for Green’s Farms Academy juniors and seniors attending a prom at the Inn at Longshore. Their daughter was among prom attendees.“It’s safe fun. It’s chaperoned. We’re having a bonfire and party favors donated by parents,” said another parent, Liz Phillips of New Canaan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Monday, June 03, 2013

SWRPA Open House Aims at Improving Bus Service

Ways to improve Westport’s bus service is the focus of a South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) and Westport Transit District open house set for Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium.

According to Craig Lader, SWRPA senior transportation planner, the study is designed to assess current operations and to develop “an updated recommended service and governance plan for bus services.” It includes an examination of fixed routes, services for the seniors and the disabled, bus service to the town’s two train stations, off-site parking and after school shuttles.

“The goal of the study is to ultimately update existing service to better serve residents’ travel needs into the future,” Lader said.

He said the purpose of the open house is “to gather input on current and desired bus routes, as well as the times of day service should operate.”

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