A house at 6 Westway Road off of Greens Farms Road came down today. Built in 1952 and extensively remodeled in 1999, it was featured as WestportNow’s teardown of the day Dec. 16, 2004. An attorney representing the new owner told the Historic District Commission his client felt the house was too close to the street on the 3-acre lot and wanted to rebuild in a similar style further back on the property. It sold in December for $1,445,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, March 05, 2024
Local documentary photographer Daryl Hawk addressed today’s Westport Rotary Club meeting at the Peppermill Restaurant. The native Westporter and Staples graduate discussed his recent expedition through the kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas. A member of the Explorers Club and a fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, Hawk will feature his Bhutan documentary tonight on his weekly public access television program on Cablevision called “The Unconventional Traveler.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Historic District Commission
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals
7:30 p.m. – Westport Police Dept. Classroom, 50 Jesup Road – Board of Finance meeting
There is still time to register for Saturday’s “Castles in the Sand” sandcastle build-a-thon to benefit Westport’s Interfaith Housing Association. Parking Fees and restrictions will be waived for the noon to 4 p.m. event. To register, call (203) 226-3426 ext.15. Contributed graphic
Westport’s Staples High School placed 446 on a Newsweek survey of the nation’s top 1,000 high schools.
The survey, published in the weekly magazine’s latest issue, was compiled by Jay Matthews, Washington Post education reporter and author of �What�s Wrong (and Right) With America�s Best Public High Schools.”
The magazine said its “Best High Schools List” uses a ratio—the number of Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests taken by all students at a school in 2004, divided by the number of graduating seniors.
“Although that doesn’t tell the whole story about a school, it’s one of the best measures available to compare a wide range of students’ readiness for higher-level work, which is more crucial than ever in the postindustrial age,” Newsweek said.
Westport’s Terry Eldh performed both opera and Broadway musical numbers today to the delight of the audience at the Y�s Women meeting held at the Westport Public Library. A Staples grad, Eldh participated with the Orphenians as well as the Staples Players while in school. Proud members of her family were in the audience. Her accompanist was Stephen Sulich, conductor, pianist and musical coach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport’s revaluation of properties is well underway and today John Burgess, a data collector for Vision Appraisal Technology which is conducting the survey for the town, was collecting data for properties in the neighborhood of Cross Highway and Woody Lane. Working in Westport since January, Burgess said he collects data—exterior measurements and room counts—on 18-22 houses a day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com
The house at 28 Tamarac Road, off of Compo Road North, came down today as neighbors watched. The house, built in 1953, was featured as the WestportNow teardown of the day Feb. 10, 2005. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
TEAM Westport—the town’s multicultural diversity committee—will sponsor “Who’s Your Neighbor: A TEAM Westport Conversation on: Religion” on Tuesday, May 24 from 7 p.m .to 9 p.m. in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be served, according to a news release today.
The session is the first in a series of such programs and featured speakers include Dr. Kareem Adeeb, American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies; The Rev. John Branson of Christ and Holy Trinity Church; and Rabbi Robert J. Orkand of Temple Israel.
Moderating the discussion will be The Rev. Frank Hall of the Unitarian Church in Westport.