Saturday, June 15, 2024


First Selectman to Address Westport Rotary Club Tuesday Image
Gordon Joseloff: will describe life as first selectman. Contributed photo
“Westport - The First Selectman’s View” will be the subject of First Selectman Gordon Joseloff’s address to the Westport Rotary Club Tuesday. The public is invited to attend the luncheon at Westport’s Inn at Longshore from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Joseloff, who is also a member of the Rotary Club, will discuss his first four months in office. He will outline his plans for the town, including his efforts to improve emergency preparedness, provide expanded senior tax relief, and make technology advances, among other initiatives.

Joseloff is a Westporter whose family ties to the town go back 90 years. He attended Saugatuck Elementary School and Bedford Elementary School (now Town Hall) and was among the first students to attend Coleytown Elementary School when it opened in 1953.

Joseloff’s award-winning, around-the-world journalism career includes more than two decades with United Press International and CBS News in New York, London, Moscow, and Tokyo covering many of the world’s major news events. In 1984, he was awarded an “Emmy” for his coverage of the assassination of India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He returned to Westport in 1989.

Westport Youth Commission Seeks Nominations

Westport Human Services Director Barbara Butler announced today that the Westport Youth Commission is seeking nominations for the annual James S. Bacharach “Service to the Community” award. All qualified Westport high school seniors are eligible for the community service honor.

The award, given to one or more Westport high school seniors, recognizes significant community service contributions in Westport. Citations have been given annually since 1989 as a tribute to the late James S. Bacharach, a founder and past president of the Youth Adult Council. The council was predecessor of the Westport Youth Commission, which Bacharach and other concerned citizens founded in 1974.

“Successful applicants must demonstrate exemplary leadership ability and high standards of community service,” said Butler. “Anyone may nominate a deserving student or high school seniors are free to nominate themselves.”

Applications will be available online a, in the counseling offices at Staples High School, Greens Farms Academy, Hopkins School, at the Westport Public Library, and from the Department of Human Services at Town Hall.

Brown Bag Session Scheduled at Playhouse

The Wednesday, April 5 Citizens Brown Bag Luncheon will be held at the Westport Country Playhouse.

The session starts at noon and will be held in the Sheffer Rehearsal Hall.

Artistic Director Tazewell Thompson will discuss plans for the 2006 season.

“This is an opportunity for Westporters to find out what’s coming up in the 2006 season at the Playhouse,” First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said in a press statement.  “It will also be a chance for citizens to see the recently renovated Playhouse if they have not seen it before.”

For more information, call the selectman’s office at (203) 341-1111.

Burger King to Become Arby’s Image
Westport’s Burger King will become an Arby’s if the Planning and Zoning Commission approves changes to the restaurant at 1000 Post Road East.  The restaurant chain, with the theme “Now that your tastes have grown up,” features roast beef sandwiches as well as deli-style sandwiches, wraps and salads. Recently, the Atlanta-based company began offering its Arby’s “Chicken Naturals” product line. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Celebrating “Music in Our School” Month Image
This is “Music in Our School Month” and students at Westport’s Green’s Farms Elementary School were among those taking part. First graders in Suzanne Sherman Propp’s class celebrated by singing “Hedwig’s Theme” (Harry Potter) with piano accompaniment by Kayla Manion. Each grade has had performances by talented students throughout the month showcasing a variety of instruments. The celebration concludes Tuesday with the town-wide Elementary Spring Festival at Long Lots Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Westport-Weston Interfaith Council Hosts Forum Today Image
William Grassie: talking science and religion. Contributed photo
The Westport-Weston Interfaith Council will hold a community forum on “Science and the Sacred: Towards the Constructive Engagement of Religion and Science” today at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport.

The forum features Dr. William Grassie, executive director of the Metanexus Institute. The discussion is an “introduction and invitation to join in the challenging and exciting dialogue between the estranged domains of science and religion,” according to an announcement.

The Philadelphia-based Metanexus Institute says its mission is “to seek to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines.”

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.