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Comings and Goings: Rice N Noodle Debuts on Post Road East

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Rice N Noodle Chinese restaurant and take-out service celebrates its grand opening at 1757 Post Road East, next door to Jordan’s Pizza, an Italian food eatery that opened just two months ago. According to Rice N Noodle manager Calvin Lau, this is the eighth Chinese food establishment owned by the Jennie and Jackie Chan family of New York who also own the State Fish Market on State Street in New Haven. Prior to Rice N Noodle, it was the location for Monkey King and before that it was the site of the Asian Cafe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Driver Escapes Serious Injury in I-95 Crash

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A motorists heading southbound on I-95 between Exits 17 and 16 escaped serious injury when her car crashed into the center median.  Arriving Westport firefighters found steam coming from the engine compartment, but there was no fire, said Assistant Chief Robert Kepchar. The woman, the only occupant of the car, declined medical treatment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Woman’s Club Cabaret Tonight: ‘Sweet and Silly Love Songs’

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Westport Woman’s Club Waiting in the Wings Cabaret today presents “Love’s Funny: An Evening of Sweet and Silly Love Songs.”WestportNow.com Image
Staples High School ninth graders (l-r) Maddy Rozynek and Sydney Robinson and Bedford Middle School eighth grader Claire Smith are performing in tonight’s Westport Woman’s Club fund-raiser. They all performed in the Bedford production of “Bye Bye Birdie” but tonight will be the first time they’ve performed as a trio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Songs and comedy sketches with a Valentine’s Day twist feature emerging New York performers – musicians, comedians, Broadway hopefuls in an intimate cabaret setting.

Performances are at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the philanthropic programs of the Westport Woman’s Club.

Patron tickets are $40 and include a complimentary glass of wine or beverage and Munson’s truffles. General tickets are $25.

Special Weather Statement

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

A moist southwest flow off the ocean in combination with temperatures in the teens has resulted in heavy black ice formation in spots across Long Island and southern Connecticut this morning.

Motorists should exercise extreme caution and allow for extra braking distance… particularly on bridges and overpasses.

Reassessment Adjustments Drop Grand List $38 Million

By James Lomuscio

The revised revaluation notices that went out this week show a $38 million decrease of assessed value for Westport’s $9 billion worth of residential and commercial real estate for 2010, according to Westport Assessor Paul A. Friia.WestportNow.com Image
Paul A. Friia: informal hearings “very civil.” Contributed photo

Of the 373 property owners who had contended their assessments were too high, 271 had their assessments go down, and 99 stayed the same, Friia said on Friday. The hearings also proved a double-edged sword for the unlucky 13 whose assessments went up, he said.

The informal hearings were held at Town Hall from late December throughout January with representatives from Northampton, Mass-based Vision Appraisal Technology, the firm hired to conduct the state-required property assessment. The updated valuations are available here.

Property owners who still feel their assessments—and subsequent property taxes—are too high can go before the Board of Assessment Appeals in March. Applications, which must be filed by Tuesday, Feb. 22, are available in Friia’s office or online at www.westport.gov.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Earthplace – Love Animals Day
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Kid Kulture” and “facebook fACEs”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Sketch Class: A Westport Tradition” and “Art From The Heart”
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – MTC MainStage Theatre (246 Post Road East) – “Love Letters”
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue) – “Love’s Funny: An Evening of Sweet & Silly Love Songs” fundraiser
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Movie Night
8 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Mauritius”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Staples Beats Wilton for 8th Straight Victory

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The Staples Wreckers bested Wilton tonight 83-53 in front of a full house at home. It was Senior Night (D Scanlon, Gabe Seidman, Rob Debartolomeo, Jake Felman and Luke Yeager) and the seniors showed why they are one of the top teams in the FCIAC this year. Luke Yeager scored a game high 20 points, Gabe Seidman added 17, Jake Felman 14 and D Scanlan added nine in the winning effort. The Wreckers face top ranked St. Joseph on Monday night at home with tip-off at 7 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Gene Seidman for WestportNow.com