Saturday, March 02, 2024


Westport Property Transfers October 11 – 15, 2010

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 11 - 15, 2010:

John P. Gudzik Est. to Able Construction Inc., 57 Bulkley Ave. North, $650,000WN property.jpg

Eileen S. Steinberg to Lesley O’Connell, 7 North Ave., $960,000

Norman and Myrna Lewis to Ekalavya Prakash and Kavery Patil, 1 Bobwhite Drive, $661,300

James R. Radcliffe to Nicholas Alan and Hana Jones, 1 Maplewood Ave., $380,000

Friday, October 29, 2010

9:30 a.m. – Westport Arts Center – ArtCafé
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Memory”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Putting Westport on the Map” & “Zoom in on Westport”
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Inn at Longshore – Westport Sunrise Rotary 21st Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. – Westport Woman’s Club – Democratic Women of Westport presents Donkey Rock! with DNR
8 p.m. – Rolnick Observatory – Westport Astronomical Society welcomes Dr. Heidi Hammel

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Senior Housing Plan Pitched to P&Z

By James Lomuscio

About 100 persons, many of them seniors, turned out tonight for a Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission meeting in which town officials sought commission approval for the first step toward building senior housing and a skilled nursing facility on the town-owned, 22-acre parcel known as the Baron’s South Image
Selectman Shelly Kassen outlined her thoughts on the application to P&Z members. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Lomuscio for

After three-and-a-half hours of comments from local officials and the public, the P&Z decided to resume hearings on Thursday, Nov. 4.

“People tell me, ‘Demonstrate leadership, Gordon. Leave a legacy,’ ” First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said, adding that he could not think of a more important legacy than allowing seniors to remain in their town.

As outlined by Joseloff and Selectman Shelly Kassen, the plan calls for 66 senior housing units, 60 percent of which would be affordable, and nearby, an 84-resident skilled nursing facility.

Facing Off at Earthplace Image
In their second and final debate, candidates for the 136th House District debated environmental issues tonight at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. Democrat Jonathan Steinberg and Republican Nitzy Cohen touched on the effectiveness of the Department of Environmental Protection, the deer population and what to do about them, and energy costs. About 50 persons attended the debate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for

Y Downtown Faces P&Z in Court

By James Lomuscio

The integrity of Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) came under attack in Stamford Superior Court today by a former Image
Helen Martin Block: “They didn’t want to probe the issues.” WN file photo

Judge A. William Mottolese heard former commissioner Helen Martin Block charge that the majority of the P&Z was biased toward the applicant in its 5 to 2 vote in 2008 approving the construction of a new Westport Weston family Y at Camp Mahackeno.

The P&Z and the Y are codefendants in a suit initiated by Y Downtown, a group that opposes the move and charges that the commission did not perform due diligence regarding town regulations when making the approval.

The predisposition claims were made by Martin Block who served on the commission from November 2003 to October 2008 when she resigned. 

Teen Struck By Car

UPDATE A 17-year-old Westport youth was struck by a car today on Hen Hawk Lane off of Whitney Street and hospitalized.

Police did not identify the victim. Sergeant Eric Woods of the department’s Accident Investigation Unit said he suffered head and other injuries He was taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. He was released on Friday.

Because of the severity of the injuries, the Accident Investigation Unit was called in to thoroughly document the accident scene. One of the victim’s sneakers was still in the roadway as they worked.

A police news release said arriving emergency personnel found the victim next to the vehicle which hit him and administered medical treatment. It said the cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Westport Police Patrol Division and the Accident Investigation Unit.

Promoting the Spin Odyssey Fund-Raiser Image
It’s still more than four months away, but Spin Odyssey’s 2011 fund-raising event on Sunday, March 6 got a boost today at the Westport Thursday Farmer’s Market. Giving out information to visitors were (l-r) Don Stillman of Greenwich, Patty Kondub of Westport and Mariann VanZanten also of Westport. Kondub stressed that 100 percent of the monies raised will go directly to breast cancer research. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for