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Chowdafest ‘08 Set for Friday, Saturday

Westport’s Unitarian Church will host the first annual Chowdafest Friday and Saturday as about a dozen chefs test their soup-making skills to raise funds for the nonproft Connecticut Food Bank.WestportNow.com Image

The competition will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

Organizers hope to raise $5,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank, which has warehouses and distribution sites across the state.

Visitors to the competition, who will pay a $5 admission fee for those 12 and older, also are encouraged to bring nonperishable foods, which will be donated to the food bank. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Thanksgiving: Westport Town Hall, Public Library, Public Schools, and Westport/Weston Health District are closed
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 – “Optimism”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Not all Rubber Ducks Look Alike”
1 p.m. – Saugatuck Congregational Church – Annnual Thanksgiving Day dinner

Wednesday, November 26, 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 – “Optimism”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Not all Rubber Ducks Look Alike”

Westport Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

A 52-year-old Easton man employed as a mortgage broker in Westport pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport to fraud charges in connection with a mortgage application on a Westport property.

Fred Stevens faces 30 years in federal prison and a $2 million fine after pleading guilty to one count of bank fraud before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall. His actual sentence is expected to be less under sentencing guidelines.

Stevens admitted submitting a falsified mortgage application to IndyMac Bank, a federally insured bank, in November 2006 for the purchase of a house at 35 Prospect Road in Westport, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.  He was employed as a broker from April 2006 to September 2007.

The mortgage application package contained “numerous false pretenses and representations,” according to a news release.

Save the Children Head: We Want to Mimic Obama

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In an update on the direction of Westport’s Save the Children, its chief executive officer, Charles F. MacCormack, tonight addressed a crowd at a reception at the neighboring BNY Mellon offices on Wilton Road. “Young people today are more focused than ever on what’s going on around the world,” he said. “That’s why we’re investigating how to mimic (President-elect Barack) Obama’s mastery of reaching youths electronically.” He referred to Facebook, MySpace and other social networking tools that guide children of today to communicate as never before with other children in far off lands and cultures. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com