Thursday, June 08, 2023


Westport Magazine Publisher Lays Off 18, Goes Bimonthly

Westport-based Moffly Publications said today it has laid off 18 staffers and will reduce the frequency for a number of its magazines, including Westport Magazine, the trade magazine FOLIO: reported.

The 18 staffers make up about 35 percent of its overall workforce, the report said.

Beginning with the January issues, Moffly’s Westport and New Canaan-Darien magazines will go from a monthly frequency to bimonthly . AtHome in Fairfield County will go from six issues per year to four, starting in 2009. Moffly’s Greenwich magazine will remain a monthly, according to FOLIO:.

According to CEO Jonathan Moffly, the company has been affected by the “collective belt-tightening” as a result of the down economy and, in turn, has accelerated its rebranding plans from Moffly Publications to Moffly Media, FOLIO: said.

The Dangers of Improper Fireplace Ashes Disposal Image
Westport firefighters today responded to a report of a garage fire at 181 Cross Highway. Before they arrived, the homeowner was able to smother the flames with water from a garden hose. The fire started when fireplace ashes were placed in a trash container in the garage causing a localized fire that resulted in smoke conditions in the second floor above the garage but no damage, according to Fire Lt. Bill Dingee. “Residents are reminded to discard fireplace ashes or other combustible materials in a metal container away from the structure,” said Fire Chief Chris Ackley. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Westport Schools to Receive $67,000 in Heating Costs Aid

State Rep. Kim Fawcett (D-Fairfield, Westport) and Joe Mioli (D-Westport) announced that the legislature has approved a plan under which Westport will receive $67,000 in state grants to pay for winter heating costs at its public schools.

The distribution plan was approved during a recent joint meeting of the General Assembly’s Appropriations and Energy Committees. The money is part of the energy assistance package passed by the legislature in August.

Mioli said, “I am happy to announce that these funds are coming to Westport. Even though it is not a very large sum of money, nevertheless it will help offset the increase in the cost of heating fuel this winter.”

Fawcett said, “We are all pleased to continue to work together to advocate for our children and their schools, during these tough times every little bit will help.”

Helping Light Up Westport Image
Roger Abalor of the James Ferrone Landscaping Company of Westport is replacing strings of holiday lights in the trees along the Saugatuck River and the roadway along Parker Harding Plaza. The crew is also adding new lights where needed so that downtown Westport will be decorated in a festive manner for the holidays. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Westport/Weston Health District – Cholesterol Screening (by appointment)
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”
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Pageturners: “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Westport/Weston Health District – Flu Shot Clinic for College Students (by appointment)
7:30 P.M. – Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79 and

Baron’s South Housing Plan Unveiled

By James Lomuscio

Robert Corona of Foxfire Lane called the conceptual proposal to construct 104 affordable housing units on the 23-acre, town-owned Baron’s South property “environmentally irresponsible.” Image
Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff addressed tonight’s Town Hall meeting on the Baron’s South housing proposal as Selectman Shelly Kassen listened. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for

“If you’re a tree in Westport, Connecticut, you are an endangered species,” Corona said.

Gavin Anderson, the next to speak at tonight’s presentation and public hearing at the Town Hall auditorium, countered that the plan “was a good use of the land,” and minimally invasive.

“All the big trees are still going to be there,” Anderson said. “The plan maintains a great deal of open space.

Town Hall Meeting Hears Baron’s South Housing Proposal Image
Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff (r) and other officials tonight discussed the town’s conceptual plan for senior and workforce housing on the Baron’s South property. The session followed a similar presentation last week at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Joseloff said he welcomed the public’s comments and suggestions and would be meeting with Representative Town Meeting (RTM) members, neighbors, and others who want to hear about the proposal and offer input. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for