Westport ceramics artist Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong installs her sculpture at the Westport Arts Center in preparation for her exhibition in the Solos Show, a group show that features the work of five artists which runs until July 15. The opening reception for the show is Friday at 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Armstrong’s neighbor, Kyle Langford, lent a hand. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Hamilton Laux for WestportNow.com
To many, Westport’s Legends of the Game sports memorabilia shop is rapidly becoming known as Yankee Stadium North.
Legends of the Game owner Michael Riccio waits on customer Spencer Burns, 14, of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ed Kiersh for WestportNow.com
Located in the Compo Shopping Center, the shop, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, attracts autograph enthusiasts, baseball card collectors, and assorted nostalgia seekers.
But the flood of Yankee supporters puts owner Michael Riccio, 30, in “a tough bind.”
He’s an avowed Boston Red Sox fan who sells a wide range of Sox-logoed waste baskets, David Ortiz jerseys and dog bowls celebrating Fenway Park.
The temperature got into the 90s Tuesday in Westport before cooling off at sunset. Today’s forecast calls for similar tempertaures with a chance of late day thunderstorms. Scene is Westport’s Ned Dimes Marina. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Solos Members Show 10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Jesup Green – Storytime on Jesup Green 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Mary’s Wedding” 3 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Board of Selectmen (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov) 7 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – The Hall Family 7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – RTM Public Works Committee 7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – TEAM Westport Committee
A 50-year-old Westport man pleaded not guilty in New Haven federal court today to charges of racketeering in connection with a federal probe of mob influence in the trash industry.
Anthony Luciano, 50, of Davenport Avenue, was indicted by a federal grand jury in New Haven earlier this month on federal charges of racketeering conspiracy and arrested June 14. He was freed on $200,000 bond. (See WestportNow June 15, 2007)
Luciano was identified as a former salesman for a company owned by James Galante, 54, of New Fairfield, who faces a series of federal charges in connection with the investigation.
Galante, who was indicted last summer along with 28 others on charges of participating in a scheme to drive up trash rates, also appeared in the New Haven court and pleaded not guilty to those and new charges.
A show jumper performs at Fairfield County Hunt Club’s Benefit Horse Show, which opened today. The Hunt Club grounds are located on Long Lots Road in Westport. The horse show is open to the public and continues through Saturday and will feature more than 750 riders and horses of all ages and levels competing in 200 classes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
The first session of the Aquasize class for Westport seniors started with a lovely warm day at Westport’s Longshore Pool today. Ruth Sherman leads the hour-long class in water exercises every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:35 a.m. Westport seniors are welcome. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport Republicans Monday night elected Bob Zappi as their new town chair, replacing Pete Wolgast who has served in the post for eight of the last 10 years. Old and New: Pete Wolgast (l) was replaced by Bob Zappi as GOP chair. Contributed photos
Zappi, 49, will serve out the remainder of the term of Wolgast, 73, which ends next March.
Wolgast cited “family, civic, and philanthropic commitments” as the reason he is unable to continue as Republican Town Committee chair. Zappi had been vice-chair.
“Bob Zappi has made outstanding contributions to the organization during the last two years,” Wolgast said in a statement.
Westporter Clint Goss sat on a stone bench on the Westport Library River Walk Monday playing a Hang drum, an instrument designed in Switzerland. Created in 2000, the Hang (pronounced “hung”) is one of the younger musical instruments and is the result of many years of research on the steel pan and many other resonating percussion instruments from around the world. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com