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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

P&Z Members Make a Field Trip

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Members of the Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission today conducted a field trip to the properties at 1300 Post Road East as part of its review of a site plan and special permit application for demolition and replacement with two new commercial buildings. P&Z Chair Chip Stephens said plans for the new buildings include a drive through bank as well as a retail or restaurant business and offices. The discussion and vote on the application is on the agenda for the P&Z meeting Thursday night. Pictured are (l-r) Rob Haroun, owner of SIR Development, Larry Bradley, P&Z director, P&Z Commissoner Catherine Walsh, and Stephens. The rounded building on the site once housed the old Normandie restaurant. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/21/15 11:01 AM Comments () • Permalink

Walter M. Eads, 89

Walter Myles Eads of Trumbull, a former longtime Westport resident, died April 5. He was 89.

He was born in Dorr, W.Va. on May 19, 1925 to Clarence and Gladys Eads.  After attending Rutgers University, he worked for Lonestar Industries for 38 years and was a chief purchasing agent for this company which provided the materials for the foundation of the Space Needle in Seattle. 

He married Ada Steele Eads in 1947, and they shared their lives for 64 years until her death in 2011.  During their life together, they lived in Virginia and New Jersey before moving to Westport in 1970. 

He joined the Green’s Farms Congregational Church that year and his church home became not only his place to worship but also his family. He served as moderator, chair of the trustees, chair of deacons and treasurer at the church for several years. 

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04/21/15 10:27 AM Comments () • Permalink

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 10 Round Pond Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 10 Round Pond Road, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1960, the one-story ranch has 1,836 square feet, is situated on a 1.03-acre property and, according to Town Assessor records, last changed ownership in November 2010 for $500,000. 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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Cynthia Glage, 74

Cynthia Glage of Westport died April 18. She was 74.

A longtime Westport resident, she was superb at bridge, a skilled tennis player,  a lover of golf, and a brilliant cook.

She taught her children the importance of speaking their minds, but also the value of sometimes holding their tongues.

Although she was not idle, she knew the sublimity of sitting still, the happiness of just being. “Happy as a clam,” she once said when she was stuck in a ski lodge for several days after hurting her shoulder.

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04/21/15 10:08 AM Comments () • Permalink

Foggy, Wet Morning

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There was still some fog and rain at Metro-North’s Westport station early today as commuters waited for the 6:34 a.m. to Grand Central Terminal. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) John Connell for WestportNow.com

   

04/21/15 06:48 AM Comments () • Permalink

RTM Committee Recommends Overturning P&Z

By James Lomuscio

After five hours of public debate and some heated exchanges with the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) chairman, a planned affordable, senior housing complex on the 22-acre town-owned Baron’s South property Monday night appeared to get closer to a second wind.

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Attorney Lawrence Weisman (r) addresses the RTM P&Z Committee Monday night. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Westport’s Representative Town Meeting’s (RTM) Planning and Zoning Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the full legislative body to overturn the P&Z’s March 19 vote designating the entire parcel as open space.

Even though P&Z Chairman Chip Stephens insisted the panel had “left the door open” for further discussion about senior housing on Baron’s South, RTM committee members appeared either not to believe him or thought no developer would return with another application.

More than 100 persons filled the Town Hall auditorium for the second P&Z Committee public hearing that pitted senior housing proponents against open space advocates.

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Deliberating at the RTM P&Z Committee


Scenes from Monday night’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Planning and Zoning Committee meeting which ended with a unanimous vote to recommend reversal of a Planning and Zoning Commission approval of a map amendment designating the town-owned Baron’s South property open space. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

04/21/15 02:40 AM Comments () • Permalink

Dripping Through the Tulips

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Rain-soaked tulips in a planter in the Parker Harding Plaza outdoor eating area of Acqua Ristorante Mediterraneo restaurant on Westport’s Main Street Monday provided some color on a dreary afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015


9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
Noon - Westport Library - Money Smart Week: Business Special—Securing a Business Loan
Noon - Westport Library - Books with Buzz Book Group discussing 2015 Pulitzer winner “All the Light We Cannot See” ​by Anthony Doerr
1:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Advanced Writing Class
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Oscar-worthy Film Series: “Theory of Everything”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
5 p.m. - Westport Library - Game Night: all ages
6 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - ArtSpeaks: South African social justice advocate the Rev. Michael Lapsley
6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases: Overview & Personal Experience of Survival
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Green Task Force
8 p.m. - Rolnick Observatory - Westport Astronomical Society’s Monthly Lecture: William Zmek, “Interferometry for the Amateur Telescope Maker”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

   

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Jobless Rate Stays at 6.4% as State Gains 4,000 Jobs

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Connecticut gained an estimated 4,000 non-farm jobs in March, with the jobless rate remaining unchanged at 6.4 percent, according to a report released today by the state Department of Labor.

The data showed civilian labor force growth for the 18th consecutive month since September 2013 and was at its best annualized rate of growth since the recovery began in February 2010.

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04/20/15 09:27 PM Comments () • Permalink

Robotics Team to Take Town Flag to World Festival

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today officially “handed off” the town flag to Coleytown Middle School robotics Team SNAP members at Town Hall ceremony to take to St. Louis, Mo. Team SNAP, comprised of eighth grade students—(l-r) Theo Davis, John McNab, Nick Durkin and Daniel Westphal—will represent Connecticut at the FIRST Lego League World Festival to be held there Wednesday through Saturday. The team finished first among 48 teams, with members ages 9-14, which competed for the state robotics championship in Shelton in November. Westport’s i²robotics team, made up of nine Staples High school students, will compete in the robotics world championships also in St. Louis at the same time. (See WestportNow March 21, 2015) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Seven Westport Runners Complete Boston Marathon

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Seven of nine runners who registered from Westport completed today’s Boston Marathon, according to unofficial results posted by the Boston Athletic Association. Best among them was Ian Cadieu, 31, who finished in 2 hours 57 minutes 54 seconds, good for a 2096 overall place. Cadieu was the top Westport finisher last year as well, running the 26.2 miles in 2 hours 55 minutes 12 seconds, good for a 1506 overall place. The Yale graduate, who works at Westport’s Bridgewater Associates, was a three-year letterman in cross country at Great Neck North High School on Long Island, according to his Yale athletics biography. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) baa.org graphic

   

04/20/15 08:31 PM Comments () • Permalink

Foggy Going

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A Department of Transportation I-95 camera near Hales Road in Westport shows fog slowing down rush hour traffic tonight. View is looking south. DOT photo

   

04/20/15 07:09 PM Comments () • Permalink

Dense Fog Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the Westport area, which is in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

It said visibilities at times will be one-quarter mile or less at times.

   

04/20/15 07:03 PM Comments () • Permalink

New Water Holes at Longshore

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Today’s rain—1.26 inches by late afternoon—created some new water holes at the Longshore Club Park golf course. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 06:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Enjoying the Rain

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The Canadian geese at Westport’s Longshore Club Park today delighted in the day-long rain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 06:03 PM Comments () • Permalink

Jean Hampe Memorial Service Set for Friday

A memorial service for Jean M. Hampe, a longtime Westport resident and wife of prominent commercial real estate broker Ted Hampe, will he held Friday at 3 p.m. at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane.

Hampe died died Nov. 8,  2014 of lung cancer at age 80. (See obituary here)

   

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LWV Panel to Examine ‘Money in Politics’

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John McKinney: former state senator. Contributed photo

“The Trouble With Money in Politics” is the topic of a panel discussion to be presented by the League of Women Voters of Westport on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westport Town Hall. 

The panelists will be Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money & Global Corporations;” John McKinney, former state senator and senate majority leader, and Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause of Connecticut. 

Allison Rivard, vice president of public isssues for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, will present the state league’s advocacy on campaign finance reform.

The program is free and open to the public.

   

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Jasper Found a Home

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Jasper. Westport Animal Control

Jasper was adopted. He is a 9-month-old poodle-terrier mix recently rescued from a CT animal control facility that is being fostered in the home of a WASA volunteer. He is very affectionate and smart and does well with other dogs that don’t come on too strong. He has also tested well with cats. Ideally he would like to be the center of your world. He is neutered and up to date on his vet care. For additional information about Jasper, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 203-557-0361.

   

04/20/15 04:57 PM Comments () • Permalink

Rain on Main

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A view of the Westport Country Playhouse banner and soggy Main Street today from a window of the second floor of the West Elm store. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 03:49 PM Comments () • Permalink

Beginning to Bloom

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While no pedestrians were strolling down the Parker Harding Plaza walkway by the Saugatuck River today, the overhanging trees were just beginning to show their budding blossoms. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 03:43 PM Comments () • Permalink

Gail L. Agria, 72

Gail L. Agria of Stratford, a longtime music teacher in the Westport school system, died April 10 after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.

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Gail Agria: 37-year school veteran. Contributed photo

She was the daughter of the late Ella and Gustav Voigt. She was a devout Lutheran her entire life but accepted people of all religions. Music was the focus of her life, beginning piano at an early age.

A 1959 graduate of Central High, Bridgeport, where she won top honors, she continued piano and music education at Valparaiso University, earning a bachelor’s degree, and later a master’s from the University of Bridgeport in music education, piano performance.

She began teaching and performing in Michigan, then continued in the Westport school district for 37 years. She retired in 2002 from Greens Farms Elementary School.

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04/20/15 02:37 PM Comments () • Permalink

High Water

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The Saugatuck River was almost up to the bottom of the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center at high tide today shortly after 1 p.m.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 01:34 PM Comments () • Permalink

Chopping Wood on Lyons Plains Road

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Workers chop up a tree branch that fell on Westport’s Lyons Plains Road today, one of numerous trees or branches down as heavy rains moved through the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 01:27 PM Comments () • Permalink

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Vani Court

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 4 Vani Court, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1947, the one-story cape has 864 square feet, is situated on a .21-acre property and changed ownership last month for $340,000. 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

   

04/20/15 01:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Easton Road Blocked at Berkeley Road

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A downed tree today blocked Easton Road at Berkeley Road II. Westport police asked motorists to avoid the area between Coleytown Road and Berkeley Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Gusty Winds Down Tree

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High winds and rain contributed today to a fallen tree across the road at 130 Morningside Drive South, between Clapboard Hill Road and Greens Farms Road. Winds gusted to more than 30 mph shortly after 8 a.m. , according to the weather station at Westport fire headquarters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/20/15 09:42 AM Comments () • Permalink

Signs of Spring at Earthplace

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Signs of spring at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center include birds laying eggs. Among eggs from rehabilitated birds are a turkey vulture’s egg next to an egg laid by the peregrine falcon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

   

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Monday, April 20, 2015


9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - RTM Planning & Zoning Committee
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Parks & Recreation Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Parks & Recreation Commission

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

   

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Almost Done

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Work is almost complete on the dredging and shoreline stabilization project at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach. The $800,000 project, which had been in the planning stages for several years, began in November to address the erosion over the years of the basin’s south shore. The erosion resulted in sand and stones spilling into the basin, eventually preventing the launch of small boats there, according to Parks and Recreation Director Stuart McCarthy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

   

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