Monday, April 15, 2024


Playhouse Writing Contest Winners Announced Image
Westport students Jenna Pan (second from left) and Tory Dodge (third from right) were among winners in the Westport Country Playhouse’s writing contest in conjunction with the staging of “On the Verge.” High and middle school students were asked to choose a word—or make up a word of their own—define and explain its origin and use the word in a story about exploration that was 400 words or less. The winners and their families were invited to a performance of “On the Verge” and a pizza party. Their essays were displayed in the Playhouse lobby for the run of the production. Also photographed are other winners in the contest and playhouse staff. They are Natania Wolansky of Greenwich, Pan, Playhouse Artistic Firector Tazewell Thompson, Michelle Martino of Trumbull, Dodge, Crisara Smith of Fairfield, Playhouse Education Director Hyla Crane and Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Anne Keefe. Missing from photo are LuLu O’Donnell of New Canaan, Rachel Downs of Trumbull and Alex Holcombe of Wilton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

ZBA Considering Daybreak Settlement

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The Westport Zoning Board of Appeals is getting ready to vote on a settlement over various zoning issues with Daybreak Nurseries, but neighbors are concerned about the language of the agreement.

The board held a hearing last week and most likely will vote on the matter during its worksession on April 11, said Planning and Zoning Director Larry Bradley.

Town officials had taken court action prompted by neighbor complaints over violations to zoning approvals more than two years ago, and the board considered an earlier settlement in 2004. After the board placed a number of conditions on that settlement approval, the case went back to court.

The new settlement requires a 10-foot, wooden fence will be constructed along the rear and sides of the property, according to the settlement agreement, which is where the neighbors are located.

Broadway Singer to Perform for Y’s Men Image
Eldh will sing for the Y’s Men on Thursday. Contributed photo
Westporter Teresa Eldh, an accomplished singer, will sing and speak at the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston meeting on Thursday.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at Saugatuck Congregational Church on Post Road East.

Eldh’s program will consist of singing a variety of familiar musical numbers along with commentary.

She will be accompanied by her pianist, Stephen Sulich.

“Grease” Opens at Coleytown Middle Thursday Image
Coleytown Company presents “Grease” Thursday through Saturday at Westport’s Coleytown Middle School. Performances are at 7 p.m. each evening as well as a 1 p.m. Saturday matinee—however, the Friday and Saturday evening performances are already sold out.  Pictured are Max Stampa-Brown at center surrounded by (l-r) Andie Levinson, Harry Rappaport, Lucy Colgan and Nora Kennedy. For tickets and information, call (203) 341-1600. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)David Dreyfuss for

Monday, April 3, 2006

5 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Connecticut Department of Social Services Public Forum for Long Term Care
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – South Western Regional Planning Agency
7 p.m. – Green Room – Board of Assessment Appeals
7:30 p.m. – Westport Library Higgins Room – RTM Library, Museum and Arts Committee
8 p.m. – Bedford Middle School Cafeteria – Board of Education

Westport Family Dog Dies in Animal Attack Image
Lilly: victim of an animal attack. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
A Westport family today mourned the loss of their beloved dog Lilly in what they believe was an attack by a coyote or fox in the yard of their Tupelo Road home.

Lilly, a 7-year-old Lowchen who weighed about 12 pounds, was found in the family’s yard early Saturday, according to Elizabeth Rockmore, 14, a freshman at Staples High School.

“My Dad saw her on the lawn and it looked like she was sleeping,” she said. “But we knew something was wrong and then we found she was dead. There were no markings of an attack.”

Elizabeth said Lilly had gone outside through a dog door sometime during the night.