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$20 Million Beachside Ave. Sale is Second Largest

Three adjoining parcels on almost seven acres on Westport’s Beachside Avenue overlooking Long Island Sound in the Greens Farms area have sold for $20 million in Westport’s second largest residential real estate transaction. The estate had been listed for $37.9 million three years ago.WestportNow.com Image
The three-parcel waterfront estate (128 Beachside Ave, in photo) was listed at $37.9 million in 2007. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Nicholas Fingelly Real Estate photo

Town Clerk Patricia Strauss said the sale of 124, 126, and 128 Beachside Ave. with 600 feet of water frontage was recorded Friday and reaped $50,000 in conveyance tax revenues for the town and $188,000 for the state. No mortgage was listed.

The properties, which most recently had been listed at $25 million—down from a more recent $27.9 million listing—include a 10-bed, 11-bath, 10,500-square foot, 1955-built home on 2.17 acres at 128 Beachside Ave. that sold for $12.5 million.

Next to it is 126 Beachside with a two-bedroom, four-bath, 1981-built two-story home on 2.42 acres which sold for $5.4 million. The third parcel, two acres between 126 and 128 containing a driveway and small guest house, at 124 Beachside Ave. sold for $2.1 million.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


9 a.m. – noon – Town Clerk’s office open for absentee ballots
10 a.m. – Staples Homecoming football game vs Ludlowe
10 a.m. – noon – Westport Historical Society – Spooky Treasure Maps & Pumpkins – Kids & Families
11 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Earthplace – Yuck Day
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Memory”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Putting Westport on the Map” & “Zoom in on Westport”
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – “The Goblet of Fire” (2005, 157 minutes)
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Diary of Anne Frank” (last day)
6:45 p.m. – Conservative Synagogue (30 Hillspoint Road) – “Art, Wine, and Cheese”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Lesch’s Goal Lifts Staples Boys Soccer OverTrumbull

Brendan Lesch’s electrifying overtime goal stunned Trumbull 1-0 this afternoon in Staples boys soccer.WestportNow.com Image
Greg Gudis moves past Trumbull’s John Sullivan at Loeffler Field today. Gudis assisted on Brendan Lesch’s game-winning goal in Staples’ 1-0 overtime victory in the FCIAC quarterfinals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lisa Krosse for WestportNow.com

The 92nd-minute strike – a twisting, diving header off a lashing cross from Greg Gudis – powered Staples (now 14-2-1) into the FCIAC tournament semifinals.

They face Wilton on Monday, at a time to be determined, at Fairfield Ludlowe High.The quarterfinal, at Loeffler Field, seesawed back and forth.  hough Staples outshot the Golden Eagles 15-9, and led in corner kicks 7-2, the guests were tenacious. 

Goalkeeper James Hickok made two superb saves – one diving to his left, the other high in traffic – and defender Sean Gallagher cleared a ball off the line, to preserve the shutout.

Rail and Road Traffic Tied Up in Greenwich

UPDATE A carjacking and reports of shots fired on I-95 in Greenwich tonight caused a massive traffic jam southbound on the roadway and the shutdown of New Haven Line service for about half an hour, according to reports from the scene.WestportNow.com Image
Traffic on I-95 southbound in Greenwich was snarled at 6 p.m. DOT photo

Metro-North said at 6:30 p.m. that service between Port Chester and Greenwich had resumed after being suspended at about 6 p.m. because of the police activity.

The Department of Transportation said the left and center lanes southbound between Exits 3 and 2 remained closed at 6:54 p.m. Traffic was backed up to Exit 13.

Reports from the area said two men and a woman were involved in a carjacking in Bridgeport and crashed by exit 2 on I-95 southbound in Greenwich.

Y’s Men Photo Winners

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The Photography Club of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston presented awards for its seventh annual exhibition at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Thirty-four photographers submitted 123 photographs. Fist place winners posed with award presenters Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff and Westport First Selectman Gayle Weinstein. Pictured (l-r) are Elaine Long, Sal Mollica, Bernie Perry, David Shafer, Gayle Weinstein, Frances Gallogly (best in show winner), Gordon Joseloff, Larry Untermeyer, John Caggiano and Paul Cohen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo