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Storm’s Aftermath

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This week’s heavy rains have swollen the West Branch of the Saugatuck River and other streams above the Merritt Parkway in Westport.This old tree fell across the West Branch between Cavalry Road and Newtown Turnpike sometime duing the past few days as the river apparently undermined its root system. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andy Yemma for WestportNow.com

The Ultimate Lego

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Some houses take a long time to build. Others take much shorter, such as this modular home going up at 2 Lowlyn Road, off of Partrick Road near the Norwalk line. The property was featured as WestportNow’s teardown on Nov. 16, 2004. One of eight pieces that make up the modular home gets hoisted into place. All it needs is a roof, a kitchen and some finishing touches. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com

Quiz Time

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The Staples boys soccer team had a unique fund-raising event Friday night in the Staples gymnasium: quiz night. For eight rounds, teams of four answered a variety of questions with topics ranging from sports to geography. The winning team consisted of varsity soccer coach Dan Woog and the rest of the Staples soccer coaching staff. The Staples soccer team decided to donate a portion of the money raised at the event to the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Fund, with the rest going towards Staples soccer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jonathan Thrope for WestportNow.com

First Selectman Candidates Meet in News-12 Debate

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The candidates for Westport first selectman, Republican John Izzo (2nd l) and Democrat Gordon Joseloff (r) met again today, this time in a televised debate at Cablevision News-12 moderated by Tom Appleby (l). The debate will air at 8:30 p.m. tonight and be repeated Saturday at 7 a.m. , 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It will also be shown on Sunday at 4:30 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. (Editor’s note: Gordon Joseloff is editor of WestportNow.com.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo