Thursday, June 08, 2023


Westport Property Transfers Oct. 20 – 24, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 20 - 24, 2008:

John G. and Peter J. Steinberger Trs. to Andrew and Jennifer L. Kobetitsch, 69 North Ave., $775,000 WN property.jpg

Scott Douglas and Jill Mulligan Porter to Scott Paul Phares, 3 Sunny Acres Lane, $565,500

Saxony LLC to Christopher Cocco , 32 Whitney St., $705,000

Matthew C. and Danielle M. Sanders to Robyn E. Shepherd, 31 West Parish Road, $700,000

Farrell Wishes Shays Well, Praises Himes Image
Former Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell told the Sunrise Rotary Club of Westport today she was excited by Tuesday’s election results and looked forward as a director of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington to working with the Obama administration. Farrell, who twice lost to Republican Rep. Christopher Shays, praised Shays for his service to his district and his constituents and said she personally wished him well. She said Democratic winner Jim Himes would be an outstanding congressman and responsive to the needs of Westport and his district. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Helen Martin Block Resigns from P&Z Image
Helen Martin Block (c), a Republican member of Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission, announced her resignation at Thursday night’s meeting. Martin Block, seen here with fellow members Ellie Lowenstein and Bruce Kasanoff during the Oct. 23 session which approved the Y’s Mahackeno application, said it was that 5-2 vote—in which she was one of the two members opposed—and other reasons that prompted her resignation. “The outcomes of some applications during my second term seem to be motivated by dynamics in opposition to the spirit of P&Z regulations and the common sense language of those regulations,” she said. Martin Block. who was first elected in 2003 and re-elected last year, added: “An arrogant philosophy pervades that appears to support the weakening if not dismissal of these regulations.” Helen Martin Block resignation letter (PDF) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

“Puppy Raisers” Sought to Aid the Blind Image
Betty Nelson trains Valise, a 7-month-old Golden Lab, as part of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program that meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Westport’s Christ and Trinity Church. The program seeks “puppy raisers” to help train the dogs by taking them into their homes for 14 to 16 months. Participants receive ongoing local support every step of the way and free veterinary care for their pup. For information call (866)GEB-LABS. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

Friday, November 7, 2008

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Unique Perspectives: Photography by Six Westport Artists”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “WestportNow Photographers: The Best From the Best”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Not all Rubber Ducks Look Alike”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Optimism”
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Jimmy Robbins w/ Ellen Kempner, Ethan Rothstein, Matt Livigni, and Suns
8 p.m. – Bedford Middle School – Westport Community Band: “An American Salute”

Post Road Gets New Trees Image
Members of Westport’s Beautification Committee watch as Daybreak Nurseries workers unload some cherry trees for planting in the center median of Post Road East near Long Lots Road today. Eventually, 70 trees will be planted along the Post Road. In 1973, two members of the Westport Woman’s Club oversaw the planting of almost 400 tree along the roadway but their number dwindled to about 165 trees in recent years. Two years ago the Beautification Committee decided to work on regreening Westport and today was the beginning.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

Beautifying Westport Image
First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff (l) chats with members of the town’s Beautification Committee as planting got under way today of trees in the center median of Post Road East near the intersection of Long Lots Road. Westport’s Daybreak Nurseries is handling the planting of nine trees here while Geiger’s will handle 60 others to be planted along the Post Road. Pictured with Joseloff are (l-r): Wynn Herman, Linda Edelman; Anne Harding, Daybreak Nurseries; Barbara Levy; Bob Weiss; Sheryl Reifler, and Angela Trucks, co-chairman, Beautification Committee. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for