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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Love: In the Eye of the Beholder” & “Malawi With Love”
9:30 a.m. – Westport Public Library – Jobseeker Special: Job Search Strategies
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Open House
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)

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Steinberg Reports on 10 Months in Office

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State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg addressed the Westport Democratic Town Committee tonight on his first 10 months in office. He said while there has been a steep learning curve, he believed he had gained enough knowledge to be an effective legislator for Westport. He said establishing relationships with key legislators on both sides of the aisle was especially important in promoting issues impacting Westport and Fairfield County. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer Wins 5-1 Over Trinity Catholic

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David Hoffman (pictured) scored two goals today in a Staples High School 5-1 boys soccer win at Trinity Catholic. Lorenz Esposito, Terence Gibbons and Kyle Hoberman also tallied, while Dylan Hoy, Alex Tonsberg, Noah Bender and Taylor McNair earned assists. The Wreckers -– now 4-0-0 -– have crucial home games this week on Wednesday at 3 p.m. vs. Ridgefield and Friday at 4 p.m. vs. Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for WestportNow.com

Edwin R. Clark, 66

Edwin R. Clark II died Sept. 25 under hospice care in his home in Potsdam, N.Y. The former Westport educator was 66.

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Edwin R. Clark II former Westport educator. Contributed photo

Born in Meridian, Miss. on May 13, 1945, he grew up in South Norwalk, the eldest of eight children of Edwin R. Clark, Sr. and Melinda (Ruta) Clark. He received his Bachelor of Science in art education from Southern Connecticut State University in 1967. He was drafted and served in the Army at Fort Jackson, S.C. during the Vietnam War.

He worked as an art educator in Westport elementary schools until 1975 when he left to study art and Spanish in Mexico. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture in 1981 from the Instituto Allende, University of Guanajuato in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.

He was an innovator in many artistic media including handmade paper, the book arts, photography, ceramics, glass and the performing arts. Of note was his storytelling with the mouth harp and musical saw.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 2 Hyatt Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 2 Hyatt Lane, off Woodside Avenue, is in process. Built in 1954, the 1 1/2-story cape has 1,769 square feet and is situated on a .29-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Weston Schools Super ‘Grateful’ to First Responders

By James Lomuscio

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Sophia Piscitell: “glass just flew kind of across the bus.” WestportNow.com photo from Cablevision News-12.

Weston Schools Superintendent Colleen A. Palmer said today she wanted “to extend heartfelt thanks to Weston and Westport” first responders who treated eight children for minor injuries this morning after the school bus they were in struck a low hanging branch on Lyons Plains Road in Westport.

When the First Student, Inc. bus hit the branch around 8:15 a.m. near Tuck Lane, three of the dozen door-side windows shattered, shooting beaded safety glass in to the bus and onto the children, according to Dave Lustberg, Weston’s transportation coordinator.

A total of 36 Weston Hurlbutt Elementary School and Weston Intermediate School children had been on the bus that skirts the Westport border on its rounds, Lustberg said.

“She (the bus driver) stepped on the brake and the glass just flew kind of across the bus,” third grader Sophia Piscitell told Cablevision News-12. She said she was sitting under a window in the back that broke.

Josephine Faust, 87

Josephine Faust, wife of the late Alvin B. Faust, died Sept. 25 at Norwalk Hospital. She was 87.

Born Jan. 18, 1924 in Westport, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carmine Famiglietti.

She is survived by son Alvin Faust Jr. and his wife Debora of Stamford, and five daughters; Bettylou Mattison of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Carolyn Coughlin of Port St. Lucie, Sandra Ermark and her husband Alan of Monroe, Jane Cuddy of Orlando, Fla.,, and Toni McQuillan and her husband Edward of Norwalk. In addition to her children, she is survived by 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two sisters; Louise Pacheco and Rosemary Andresen.

She was predeceased by her first grandson, Matty, her two brothers Anthony and Sebastian Famiglietti and her sister Connie Faust.