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Staples Falls to Bassick in FCIAC Tourney

The Staples boys basketball team tried to keep it close tonight but came up short, losing 83-70 to Bassick of Bridgeport and its 7-foot center Anthony Allen in an FCIAC quarterfinal game at Fairfield Image
The Staples Wreckers basketball team finished 15-5 this season—the best record in years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elaine Rankowitz for

Staples senior Gabe Seidman scored a season-high 30 points, but he and his teammates could not stop Allen, who scored 25 points.

Staples had lost to the Lions earlier in the season by four points and knew they had to contain Allen to win. Bassick led 37-28 at the half.

Despite losing in the FCIACs, Staples now concentrates on the CIAC Class LL Tournament which begins a week from Monday.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Sketch Class: A Westport Tradition” and “Art From The Heart”
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Earthplace – Critters & Crafts (ages 3+)
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Middle School Night
8 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Mauritius”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Burglars Knew Homeowner, Police Say

By James Lomuscio

UPDATE Two Westport burglaries near each other Thursday night and late today involved suspects known to the homeowners, police said. Three persons were arrested.

Police arrested two juveniles Thursday night and are seeking others for burglarizing a home on Calumet Road, Police Capt. Sam Arciola said today. He said the suspects knew the residents of the Image
The burglary took place on Calumet Road off of Clinton Avenue. Google map

“I wouldn’t cause an alarm,” Arciola said. “It seems to be an isolated incident. The people that are involved with this incident are familiar with residents of the house.”

Late this afternoon, police were called to a home on nearby Sniffen Road on a report of a break in there. A witness said he saw a blond woman leaving the home a short time earlier carrying black suitcases. This incident, too, appeared to involve someone known to the homeowner.

Main Street Road Problem Image
A section of Westport’s Main Street road surface caved in today at the corner of St. John Place. According to a worker on site,  the damaged section also underwent repairs on Tuesday to seal a leak in an underground water main. Main Street traffic was limited to one lane for several hours while workers performed a temporary repair to correct unsafe conditions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Westport Property Transfers February 7 – 11, 2011

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Feb. 7 - 11, 2011:

SIR-7 Elizabeth LLC to Karen Hirschberg Tr., 7 Elizabeth Drive, $1,750,000WN property.jpg

Bruce Betts to Paul E. Betts, 44 Park Lane, 50% Interest, $375,000

Peter Babej and Deborah S. Chase to Yong Li, 1 Flower Farm Lane, $3,900,000

U S Bank N A-TR to Hanne B. Strange, 5 Charlotte Place, $422,000

Irving Bronitsky, 94

Irving Bronitsky, a longtime Norwalk resident, died on Feb. 22 in Westport. He was 94.

A native of New London, he is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ann, of Norwalk; his three children, Phyllis Braunstein of Wilton, Iris Wallock of Avon, and Michael Bronitsky of Norwalk; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

The family held a private graveside service on Feb. 23 in Norwalk.