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Staples Shuts Out Harding 33-0

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Staples shut out Harding at Bridgeport today 33-0, improving to 3-0 on the season. Senior Kenny Lozyniak carries the ball while Nick VanVlamertynghe (60), Roger Muchnik (32), and Matt Santora (78) block. Next Saturday the Wreckers take on Trumbull in the homecoming game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com

Westport Arts Center Hosts Exhibit Reception

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The Westport Arts Center Friday night held an opening reception for its “Allegories of Displacement”  exhibit. Standing in front of one of the pieces on display, “Hard Rain,”  are (l-r)) Murray Kronick, Susanna Heller, the artist, William Di Fazio and Sylvia Kronick. The evening was well attended with a wine and cheese reception. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer Earns Another Shutout Win

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Nicky Hoberman (blue) heads a ball out of danger in Staples’ 1-0 win over New Canaan today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Amy Lamb for WestportNow.com
Matt Lamb’s penalty kick—his third in as many games—was the difference as the Staples boys soccer team shut out New Canaan 1-0 at the Rams’ field today.

The Wreckers’ victory—their sixth shutout in seven matches—raised their record to 6-0-1. Staples’ next test comes Wednesday (4 p.m.), against a tough Wilton team at Kristine Lilly Field.

Lamb’s penalty kick came after Brendon Cristobal drove into the box and was fouled.  Cristobal, Preston Hirten and Russell Oost-Lievense were dynamic attackers throughout the afternoon.

Defensively, they teamed with Keaton Cristobal to neutralize Jeff Leach, the Rams’ All-American player.

Telling of Life and Death

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The Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities today kicked off a new series “Know Your Neighbors” with Bill Meyer giving a talk titled “End of Life Choices.” The well known Westporter talked about his highly emotional experience and spiritual decision to help his terminally ill father end his life. He talked about his close relationship with his father and the factors that lead up to the decision. Meyer was ultimately arrested in 1994 for second degree manslaughter, which could have included a prison sentence of up to 10 years. The case attracted national media attention. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Rell Announces $50,000 Funding for Westport Firehouses

Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that $50,000 in new state funding for improvements to firehouses in Westport is expected to be approved at the Oct. 6 meeting of the State Bond Commission.WestportNow.com Image
Flashback: Gov. M. Jodi Rell visits Westport Fire Headquarters Sept. 14 and is welcomed by Chief Christopher Ackley. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow   for WestportNow.com

“This money will allow Westport to make necessary upgrades and renovations at its firehouses,” said Rell, who visited Westport fire headquarters Sept. 14 to proclaim “First Responders Day.”

“We want to do all we can to make sure our first responders have the finest facilities and equipment. They deserve it. This is good news for Westport.”

The request had been originally submitted by state Rep. Joe Mioli of Westport. “I am glad the governor has supported the request and look forward to the State Bond Commission approving it,” he said.