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Don Imus: “We have a $30 Million Estate on the Water in Westport, Conn.”

A charity operated by talk radio host and Westporter Don Imus has come under scrutiny of New York’s attorney general, according to Thursday’s New York Times.

The newspaper said Elliot Spitzer was looking into the business practices of the charity that runs a New Mexico ranch for seriously ill children.

Quoting “people briefed on the matter,” the Times said Spitzer has been reviewing accusations that Imus used the ranch for his personal getaway.

Asked about the matter, Imus told the newspaper that he and his wife ran the charity from New York and spent time at the ranch primarily when children were there to participate in the charity programs.

“We have a $30 million estate on the water in Westport, Conn.,” he said. “We’re hardly looking for a vacation spot.”

Westport Property Transfers March 14-18, 2005

Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period March 14-March 18, 2005:

Mark A. and Tammy S. Hoffman to Hakija and Sarah Ea Bevan Hrvacic, 13 Bulkley Ave. North, $585,000.WN property.jpg

Anthony F. Slez Jr. to 791 PRE LLC, 791 Post Road East, $1,550,000.

Jalal S. and Mahnoosh S. Naghib to Mark and Lori Silverman Altschuler, 4 Pebble Beach Road, $1,537,500.

G and L Westport Medical LLC to 319 Post Road East Assoc. LLC, 139 Kings Highway North, $425,000

Spring Snowstorm Could Leave Up to 6 Inches

A spring snowstorm is approaching Connecticut that could leave 6 inches on the ground before it tapers of Thursday morning, forecasters said today.

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from early this evening through tonight.

The National Weather Service said precipitation will gradually overspread the local area in advance of a strengthening low pressure center off the Virginia coast.

Rain will be the predominate type of precipitation during the daylight hours although some snow and sleet may mix in at times.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
Noon – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Citizens Brown Bag Lunch
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Long Range Planning Committee – CANCELED
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Board of Selectmen
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library—Eileen Ogintz, family travel expert, author and syndicated columnist (“Taking the Kids”) will give a talk and answer questions on how to plan stress-free family trips and vacations for parents and grandparents
8:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Ordinance Committee – CANCELED

Music Theatre of Connecticut Masterclass

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Westport’s Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) presented a masterclass by actress Anne Kanengeiser, currently seen in “Little Women” on Broadway. Attending the workshop were: front row (l-r) Chris McNiff; Westport; Dana Parisi; Trumbull; Hannah Dubner; Easton; Brooke Benedetto; Easton; Back row (l-R) Alexa Aron, Westport; Sarah Riordan, Fairfield; Anne Kanengeiser; Michael Bloom, Norwalk; Kathryn Mary Gau, Westport; and Tyler Paul, Westport. MTC’s forthcoming production of “Anything Goes” will be presented at Saugatuck Elementary School on May 6 and 7. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Westport’s Chris Halstead Repeats as Swim Champ

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Chris Halstead: repeat champ. Emory University photo
Westport’s Chris Halstead, a senior at Emory University, helped lead the school to its second consecutive second-place finish at the NCAA Division III national championships in Holland, Mich.

Halstead, who turns 22 next month, defended his national title in the 200-yard backstroke becoming the second Eagle from the Atlanta, Ga., school to repeat as a national champion.

His time of 1:48.98 seconds is the fourth-fastest time in school history behind three of his own. He now holds all 10 of the top 10 times in Emory record book.

Halstead set a school record by earning six All-American certificates at the national meet. He earned three individual certificates and three for relay events.