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Beautifying Compo Beach Area

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Westport’s Compo Beach Improvement Association (CBIA) Beautification committee has replanted the Gateway Garden opposite the Minute Man Statue, the Soundview Garden on Soundview Drive, and 22 traffic calming barrels throughout the beach area. These seasonal plantings are dependent on the generosity of contributions from Westport residents. If you’d like to contribute please make out checks to: CBIA/Beautification, 27 Soundview Drive, Westport, CT. 06880. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Dog Licenses Available June 1

Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss has announced that beginning June 1 dog licenses may be obtained from her office. All dogs over six months must be licensed.

“Licensing your dog verifies that rabies immunization is up to date, as the dog owner must present a copy of the pet’s rabies certificate when obtaining a license,” Strasss said. “A $60 infraction will be issued for any non-licensed dog.”

Fees for dog licenses are $8 for neutered male or spayed female and $19 for male or female. There will be a $1 penalty per month for renewal licenses issued after June 30.

Dog licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office, Room 105 in the Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; or by mailing payment, and required certificate(s), (all certificates will be returned with license), along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope to: Westport Town Clerk, P.O. Box 549, Westport, CT 06881. 

Compo Scene

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Two young visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach played near the cannons Friday as Westporters prepared for the Memorial Day weekend. Parks and Recreation Department workers made last minute checks at town beaches in advance of the unofficial start to the summer season. The forecast for the three-day Memorial Day holiday called for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

Saturday, May 24, 2008


7:30 a.m. – parking lot on Soundview Avenue (across from Compo Beach entrance) – WHS Destination Westport Tours: “Ride the Route of the Raiders” bike ride/tour
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 70 Sanford St., Fairfield (across from Fairfield Metro North station) – Farmers Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Color in 3D”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Found”
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Pavilion”

Sprucing Up for Memorial Day

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Town of Westport employees spruced up some crosswalk markings on Main Street today in preparation for Monday’s Memorial Day parade. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. from Saugatuck Elementary School on Riverside Avenue and winds up at Veterans Green opposite Town Hall for the annual Memorial Day observance ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

I’m Jeb and I Have a Home Now

Jeb the Jindo Dog needs a new home
Hi, I’m Jeb! Westport Animal Control

Jeb is a delightful little Jindo that can be found at Westport Animal Control. He is approximately one year old. He was found running with some new-found dog buddies in Winslow Park. As a typical intelligent Jindo, he probably decided that he would leap into a departing car in hopes of finding a new forever home. Besides their great beauty (or handsomeness in this case), the Jindos are valued for their intelligence, courage, loyalty and are treasured as fine companions.  We urge you to do some research about this interesting breed and if it sounds like a match to your lifestyle and home situation, please call soon (203-341-5076) to arrange to meet Jeb. He is a friendly and active fellow that does get along well with other dogs.  His intelligent and playful eyes will just wow you.

Portrait Artist Rob Surette Performs at Bedford Middle

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The Westport PTA Cultural Arts Committee today brought artist Rob Surette, known as the “fastest portrait artist in the world,” to Bedford Middle School. He presented his inspirational program “Be Somebody” to the entire student body. This was his last performance of the year in the Westport Schools. He performed at all five elementary schools and both middle schools. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Westport Doctor Sentenced for Health Fraud

A 70-year-old Westport doctor today was sentenced to two years probation for engaging in health care fraud and agreed to pay more than $421,000 in restitution.

Igor Staw of Stony Brook Road was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. He pleaded guilty to the offenses last December. (See WestportNow Dec. 11, 2007)

According to documents filed with the court and statements made in court, Staw owned and operated two medical practices, Respiratory Associates and Health Extenders, located on East Avenue in Norwalk.

From June 1, 2004 through June 1, 2006, Staw submitted claims to insurance companies for physical therapy sessions, nutritional counseling sessions, and massage therapy sessions rendered by non-physician providers at his medical practices, prosecutors said.

I’m Lucky, and I Have a Family Now

Lucky the lab mix needs a home
Hi, I’m Lucky! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Animal Control

Lab mix Lucky needs a new home
Westport Animal Control

This fine fellow—a male lab mix, approximately 2 years of age—has been anything but lucky. He was left tied to the door of a local shelter with a note to take care of their “great dog” Lucky. He has a crooked front leg (probably from a broken leg that was left untreated) that has resulted in a slight limp. “Lucky” for you he has forgiven all for the bumpy path that has landed him at Westport Animal Control. He loves everybody and is affectionate beyond words. And just look at those perky ears! He’s very playful and will be your best buddy. Please call Westport Animal Control at 203- 341-5076 to meet Lucky and give him that second chance he so deserves. One look into his big brown loving eyes and you are sure to lose your heart.