Westporter Gary Stromberg, co-author of “The Harder They Fall,” addressed the Westport Rotary Club this afternoon at the Inn at Longshore. Stromberg’s book reveals thoughts, feelings, regrets and beliefs of celebrities in recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. He described his book as a series of stories that invoke the emotional range of humor, tragedy, heart-warming realities and eventually redemption. In the 1960s, Stromberg represented many rock stars including Jefferson Airplane.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Thursday, June 08, 2023
New Officer, Detective Sworn In
The Westport Police Department welcomed Officer Charles Carr (l) Monday as he was sworn in by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (c). He was previously an officer in Bridgeport for five years. Jill Ruggiero (r), an officer in Westport for five years, was also promoted to detective. She is the first woman detective in the Westport department. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
School Board to Examine Special Education Compliance
The Westport Board of Education will examine the district’s compliance with special education laws once a survey of parents involved in the program is completed.
The board discussed moving forward with a compliance review during its meeting Monday night, but it elected to wait until the survey of special education parents is completed.
School officials have been looking to complete such a review since last fall, but have run into a number of roadblocks including lack of interest in local firms wanting to complete the project.
Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon said he would expand his search for a firm to complete the review.
Staples Wrestlers Honored
Westport 4th Highest in County Home Price Survey
Fairfield County topped the list for highest median single-family and condo prices in Connecticut for 2005, according to data compiled by Boston-based The Warren Group, providers of real estate and financial data throughout New England. Westport came in fourth highest.
The single-family median home price in Fairfield County was $520,000 and the median condo price was $292,000.
Fairfield County communities snapped up the highest median prices in the state.
Greenwich had the most expensive median price for single-family homes at $1.6 million. New Canaan was second at $1.5 million. Darien was third with $1.19 million and Westport was fourth at $1.15 million.
Jogging into Spring
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – TEAM Westport Committee
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Human Services Commission
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Arts Advisory Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
1 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Board of Assessment Appeals
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Finance, Public Protection and Employee Compensation committees
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “On the Verge”
School Budget Projected to Increase 25 Percent in Five Years
The Westport school district’s budget may increase at least by 25 percent in the next five years, according to conservative estimates completed by school administrators.
The Board of Education received a budget projection out to the 2011-12 fiscal year during its meeting tonight.
The budget is estimated to be $105.4 million that year. School officials have presented an $83 million for the 2006-07 fiscal year.
Board of Education Chairwoman Mary Parmelee said the figures could be much higher, however, because the figures are based on the more conservative student population projections.
Fire Victim Identified, Cause Undetermined
The Westport Fire Department today identified the woman killed in an early morning fire Sunday on Lowlyn Road as Carol F. Reynolds, 54, and said the cause of blaze remains undetermined.
Reynolds, who neighbors said had lived in the colonial-style home for more than 20 years and was divorced with no children, perished in the blaze along with her family dog.
Acting Fire Marshal Edward M. Zygmant said an investigation at the scene of the blaze concluded at 4 p.m. today. He said the medical examiner found the woman died of smoke inhalation.
The probe involved personnel from the Westport Fire Marshal’s office, the Westport Police Detective Division, as well as investigators from the State Police fire marshal’s office.
Shays to Address Y’s Men Thursday
U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays to address Y’s Men. Contributed photoU.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4, will speak to the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston on Thursday at 10 a.m.
The subject of is talk is “Washington Update.”
The Y’s Men meet at Saugatuck Congregational Church at 245 Post Road East.
Shays was first elected to Congress in 1987 representing the district. He represents 17 communities in Southwest Connecticut, including Westport.