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Y’s Men Photo Competition Exhibit Opens Oct. 26

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Last minute photo entries to the Y’s Men of Westport Weston annual camera club exhibition were received today at the Y’s Men’s weekly meeting. The exhibition opens Friday, Oct. 26 at the Center for Senior Activities with an awards presentation. More than 80 photographs were submitted by more than 30 local senior photographers. Pictured are (l-r) Mike Keene, Bernie Perry and Stan Groner. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

All Gone: 6 Hidden Hill

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The house at 6 Hidden Hill, off Compo Road South has been demolished. The 1962 contemporary had 2,145 square feet, sat on a 1.2-acre property and changed hands this month for $2,775,000. The Westport Fire Department used the house for training exercises on Oct. 4. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Sept. 27. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Thursday, October 11, 2007


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Farmers Market
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – Stalking Suburbia
6 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Open House to View New Voting Machines
(Update: time change) 7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Kids’ Family Film Classics: “Lassie Come Home” (1943)
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Turn of the Screw”

Five-Car I-95 Accident Sends Two to Hospital

Westport firefighters tonight responded to a five-car chain reaction accident involving nine occupants on I-95 northbound between Exits 18 and 19 in Westport.

Two of those involved in the 9:31 p.m. crash had to be transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS, said Assistant Chief Robert Kepchar.

Some of the Westport units responded to the call while returning from a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries on the Merritt Parkway southbound neat Exit 40 in Westport, he said.

It was not known if the rain or wet roadways contributed to the crashes.

Staples Boys Soccer Loses to Ridgefield 5-0

Ridgefield broke open a tight game with two goals midway through the second half tonight. The unbeaten Tigers then added three more as the Staples boys soccer team pushed forward, downing the Wreckers 5-0.

Staples, now 6-3-2, remains in the hunt for an FCIAC berth, with four games remaining.  The Wreckers return to action Saturday, for a 10 a.m. must-win contest in Norwalk against the Bears.

“For 60 minutes, it was a nail-biting game,” said head coach Dan Woog. “We had our chances; our defense was excellent, and Ridgefield counterattacked well.  Then they hammered us. 

“But I’m betting our guys will bounce back just as generations of Staples teams have done.”

Westport Author Max Wilk Talks About “Sound of Music”

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Westport author and critic Max Wilk addressed a Westport Public Library audience today about his latest book,“The Making of Sound of Music,” one of the greatest hits and money-makers of all time. He said people or their estates will be getting royalties until the audiences get tired of singing, “Doe, a deer.” The “Sound of Music” was the last—and most successful—collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It enjoyed a long run on Broadway and then was transformed into a major hit film which was recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Westport Opts Out of Coalition to Fight FAA—for Now

Westport has decided not to join a coalition of nine Fairfield County towns and one from Westchester County in fighting the Federal Aviation Agency over its decision to route more planes over Fairfield County.

But First Selectman Gordon Joseloff told today’s Town Hall brown bag luncheon the town could get involved at a later date.

“It’s not an issue that is directly over our heads that people have been overly concerned about,” he said.

Joseloff said he informed New Canaan First Selectman Judy Neville over the weekend that he could not muster “the kind of support that I need to have” for Westport to become a financial member of the coalition in the short time required before a decision had to be made.

Finally Back to Fall Weather

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After days of summer-like weather, the skies clouded over Tuesday with occasional rain drops and the temperature dropped to the 60s. But that didn’t prevent some walkers from getting exercise at Westport’s Compo Beach. After nightfall, the rain became steadier and the temperature fell into the 50s. Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies in the morning with a chance of rain with patchy drizzle in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com