Sunday, March 03, 2024

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Town Seeks Volunteers for Vacancies

Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff has put out a call for volunteers to fill openings on a number of town boards, commissions and committees.

“Nothing is more fulfilling than being able to serve our community as a volunteer,” he said. “Hundreds of Westporters already give their time in so many ways to the town, but there is always a need for new faces.”

Joseloff said about 20 vacancies exist or are anticipated in coming months on appointed boards, commissions, and committees ranging from the Architectural Review Board to the Youth Commission.

Terms range from one to four years. Some are for regular members while some are for alternates who fill in when regular members are not available for some reason.

Stopping on the Way to Ground Zero

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Don Boehly, 51, of Grayson, Ky., arrived at the Westport Fire Department Thursday on a stop on his cross-country fund-raising bike tour. He is raising money on behalf of the surviving families of police, firefighters and soldiers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Boehly will complete his ride on Sept. 11 when he arrives at the site of the former World Trade Towers. He started his cross-country fund-raising campaign on Sept. 1, 2004, and biked across 48 states, traveled 20,751 miles and wore out 36 tires and 40 tubes. Police and fire departments across the country have hosted him with food and a place to stay overnight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

A Meeting of a Lifetime With Baseball Great Don Larsen

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Westporter Donna Haupt tonight finally met her namesake, famed World Series perfect game pitcher Don Larsen almost 50 years after she was born. When Haupt’s parents attended the Yankees-Dodgers World Series game on Oct. 8, 1956, her mother went into labor. Her parents left Yankee Stadium before the end of the game and headed for Lenox Hill Hospital where at 6:58 p.m. she gave birth to a girl who they were going to name Melody but instead named Donna in honor of the historic athletic performance of Larsen. They met at Westport’s Legends of the Game sports memorabilia store on Post Road East where Larsen, 77, autographed baseball items. Haupt said the meeting fulfilled a lifetime wish. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com