Tuesday, March 05, 2024


Comings and Goings: Waterworks Closes

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UPDATE Waterworks, a retail bath accessories shop that had been at 181 Main St. for 10 years and in Westport since 1981, closed its Westport store on April 24. According to Kathy Kennedy, an employee in the Westport store for 10 years who now works in the Waterworks Greenwich store, the Westport shop closed “to consolidate it into the Greenwich store which had recently been enlarged and renovated.” News reports said about 20 locations were closed by the chain which was founded in 1978 by Barbara Sallick and her husband, Robert, who joined her father’s Danbury plumbing supply business and launched “a new kind of American bath company.” Waterworks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 3. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers April 13 – 17, 2009

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 13 – 17, 2009:

Barbara Larson Riley Est. to Carl and Barbara Amacker, 3 Elizabeth Drive, $975,000 WN property.jpg

Bradley Cmns Development LLC to Eugene P. and Theresa A. Vozzo, Unit 603 Bradley Commons, $699,900

Judith M. Heath to Abhimukta Banerjee and Sarmishtha Banerjee, 37 Oakview Circle, $445,000

Michael L. Luskin and Judy A. Rabkin Trs. to Stefano and Annalyce Loretto, 10 Bonnie Brook Lane, $930,000

Friday, May 1, 2009

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Greens Farms Academy, 35 Beachside Ave. – Spring Market Day (open to public): annuals, perennials, herbs, potted plants, vendors
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Art of the Birdhouse”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Home”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Not Picture Perfect”
1:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – “Conversations with the Artists,” Roe Halper
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Battle of the Bands – Night 1
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Around the World in 80 Days”
8 p.m. – MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East – “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”

Educator Urges Students to Make Budget Views Known

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Westport Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon (r) addressed students at Staples High School today and urged them to talk to their parents so they make their views known before a crucial budget vote next Tuesday by the Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the town’s legislative body. Landon, with Principal John Dodig looking on, said some RTM members were seeking an additional $1 million reduction in the education budget following a $1.4 million cut by the Board of Finance. He warned that more cuts will have negative effects on the school system for years to come. Contributed photo

Lunchtime Budget Talk at Staples

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John Dodig, principal of Westport’s Staples High School, fielded questions about the town’s education budget today at several lunchtime meetings at the school. Dodig and Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon said budget reductions could lead to reduced property values as people move here because of the quality of Westport schools.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Second Graders Version of Monet’s “Haystacks”

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Tonight’s “Museum Night” at Westport’s Coleytown Elementary school featured work by second graders in Stacey Crouch’s class—their version of “Haystacks,” a series of impressionist paintings by Claude Monet. The Art Smart Program is geared to all students in elementary school, and is taught by volunteer parents, following the curiculum of each grades. Here, students studied how the light and shadows of the seasons can change the same scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ariane Stiegler for WestportNow.com