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Concert Crowd at Arts Center

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More than 100 persons turned out today at the Westport Arts Center for a concert by two engaging young musicians, the harpist Bridget Kibbey and the flutist Claire Chase—both winners of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition. They offered solo and duo works by Bach, Britten, Paganini, Takemitsu, Piazzolla, and Elliott Carter. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Celebrating National Embrodiery Month

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The Fairfield County chapter of The Embroiders’ Guild of America, Inc. celebrated National Embroidery Month today in the Great Hall of the Westport Public Library today. Westporter Diane Zaslow (l) and Westonite Jane Gordon displayed some of the finished embroidery pieces. The group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m for classes, and the second and fourth Friday of every month for work study – both in the library’s seminar room. The president of the group, Valerie Erichs, said visitors and new members are welcome. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Police Seek Assailants in Assault on 18-year-old

UPDATE Westport police today said they were seeking one or more assailants after an 18-year-old Fairfield University student was found unconscious in a driveway of a home on Hillspoint Road after an underage drinking party that attracted more than 100 persons.

According to police news release, at 12:51 a.m. a Westport patrol officer was flagged down by a resident of 76 Hillspoint Road who directed the officer to an unconscious 18-year-old male located in the driveway suffering from facial and head trauma.

The male, later identified as David Keith of Fairfield, was treated at the scene by Westport EMS and transported to Norwalk Hospital where he was reported in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Subsequent investigation linked Keith to an underage drinking party which was located at 80 Hillspoint Road, police said.

Mioli Not to Seek Re-Election; Rubin to Seek 136th Seat

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Joe Mioli on the campaign trail. Lynn U. Miller WN photo
State Representative Joe Mioli said today he will not seek re-election in Connecticut’s 136th Assembly District.

Meanwhile, Stephen Rubin, a veteran member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) said he intends to form an exploratory committee to get on the ballot for the seat.

Mioli is a Democrat serving his third term. A popular former owner of Westport Pizzeria and native of Italy, he defeated his Republic rival, Nitzy Cohen, 65 to 35 percent in 2008.

Rubin is a registered Republican but was unclear whether he will seek that party’s nomination or possibly switch to the Democratic line.

Super Bowl Party Features Wrecker Footballers

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Today’s Super Bowl Tailgate Party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities included a visit from stars of the Staples High School football team. Coach Mac DeVito (r), himself a Wrecker football luminary and star player at Temple University, introduced (l-r) Matt Kelly, senior running back; Brandon Pacilio, senior quarterback, and Devin Graber, senior defensive linesman. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Welcome Party

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Guests at today’s Super Bowl Tailgate Party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities were welcomed by (l-r) Sue Pfister, Jack Klinge, Fran Reynolds, Betty Lou Cummings, and Bill Meyer. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities which honored Reynolds with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of service to Westport’s Human Services Department. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com