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Larry
Larry. Cats, Inc.

Courtesy posting from Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.
These adorable kittens – 4 males and 1 female – were abandoned on a hot day in a small crate at a home in Westport, CT. They are approximately five months of age and all are neutered and spayed. Three of the boys in the group, Larry, Curly and Moe, are quite handsome with their distinct orange markings, Lola is a stunner with one yellow and one green eye and rounding out the group is Jeffrey,  a cute black and white male (photo not available at this time). All of them are very friendly, charming, calm and purr machines. If you are looking for a new and wonderful addition to your family, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (CATS, Inc., a 501c3 organization) for additional information and an adoption application which includes personal and vet references.  A small adoption fee will be requested as well. Pictured is Larry.

 

Kittens Have Homes

Lola
Lola. Cats, Inc.

Courtesy posting from Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.
Five adorable kittens – 4 males and 1 female – were abandoned on a hot day in a small crate at a home in Westport, CT. They are approximately five months of age and all are neutered and spayed. Three of the boys in the group, Larry, Curly and Moe, are quite handsome with their distinct orange markings, Lola is a stunner with one yellow and one green eye and rounding out the group is Jeffrey,  a cute black and white male (photo not available at this time). All of them are very friendly, charming, calm and purr machines. If you are looking for a new and wonderful addition to your family, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (CATS, Inc., a 501c3 organization) for additional information and an adoption application which includes personal and vet references.  A small adoption fee will be requested as well.  Pictured is Lola.

Lifelong Westport Restaurateur Frank DeMace Dies at 78

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Frank DeMace: Mario’s legend. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

UPDATE Lifelong Westport restaurateur Frank DeMace died Tuesday, according to Mario’s Place Facebook page run by former employees. He was 78.

Nicknamed Tiger by his Saugatuck boyhood chums, DeMace cut his teeth in the restaurant business working at the Arrow on Charles Street.

Later he partnered for decades at Mario’s Place at Railroad Place with the late Mario Sacco. (See WestportNow July 8, 2009) Sacco often credited DeMace with the restaurant’s success.

DeMace commanded a larger-than-life presence as Mario’s owner and as the chef whose steaks were revered statewide.

Learning About Organic Farming at Arts Center

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Patti Popp of Easton’s Sport Hill Farm speaks about organic farming and the importance of supporting local farmers and eating seasonally at the Westport Arts Center today. The Summer Café Lunch-Escapes series on its deck is held in cooperation with the Westport Farmers Market. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Committee Explores Bus Ridership History

By James Lomuscio

Created in 1969 due to community demand, the Westport Transit District soon became drawing card for the town and a model for other municipalities. In 1977, its annual daytime and commuter trips via eight minnybuses and 12 passenger vans topped 700,000.

Today, despite the town’s population growth, the number of yearly trips is just 74,622, so low that the Board of Finance in March cut almost half of the town’s $248,000 contribution to the transit district’s budget subsidized by state and federal grants.

Though the amount was later restored by town bodies due to commuter protests, the initial cut was a enough of a wake up call for town officials to demand fixing what was wrong with the system.

Tuesday night before the newly formed, 10-member Citizen’s Transit Committee, Louis Schulman, Westport’s Transit District director, and Nancy Carroll, its deputy administrator, chronicled the Transit District’s history and highlighted turning points that have cut ridership.

Employment Bias Lawsuit Raises Questions in Bridgeport

By Neena Satija

www.ctmirror.org

The recent announcement that Bridgeport’s Steelpointe development—30 years in the making—will finally get an anchor tenant has brought hope to a city that some say is on the brink of revitalization.

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But not everyone is convinced that Steelpointe will create meaningful opportunities for the residents of Bridgeport. The city had an unemployment rate of 12.6 percent in June, compared with 8.4 percent for the state as a whole, according to the state’s Department of Labor.

That skepticism has been fueled by a lawsuit filed last week against Bass Pro Shops, Steelpointe’s first tenant. The suit, by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), accuses the Missouri-based outdoor goods megastore of taking deliberate steps to avoid hiring minority applicants.

“My first reaction was surprise that they got that far in the negotiations in the city of Bridgeport, which is a minority-majority city,” said Adrienne Houel, who heads The Green Team, a nonprofit organization in Bridgeport. “That’s not a good start.”

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


10 a.m. – Westport Public Library – Jobseekers: Energize Your Job Search
10 a.m. – noon – Westport Public Library Patio – Along the River on Summer Wednesday Mornings: Sketching
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Landscape: Scene/Re-seen”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Sound & the Saugatuck” & “Watershed Moments”
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Lunch-escapes: Patti Popp
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Molière’s “Tartuffe”
5 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Bindlestiff Family Cirkus ticketed benefit (show begins at 7 p.m.)
6:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Deer Management Subcommittee D

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Stephen J. Felia Jr., 83

Stephen J. Felia Jr. of Westport died July 22 in Connecticut Health of Southport. He was 83.

He was a longtime resident of Westport where he served his community as a Westport firefighter for 28 years.

Born on June 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Stephen J. Felia Sr. and Mary Lipsay Felia. As an early teen, he developed a love of aviation. Before he was of age to drive a car he had learned to fly at the then Monroe airport.

He attended Bullard Havens Technical School where he studied to become a master carpenter. Shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War as a Seabee. After the war, he worked in and around Westport building many houses. He enjoyed helping people fix things and always carried his tool box in his car.

Joseph M. Quigley, 80

Joseph M. Quigley, formerly of Westport, died of cancer June 2 in Naples, Fla. He was 80.

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Joseph Quigley: supported Staples wrestling program. Contributed photo

He was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel Quigley of Nutley, N.J. He encouraged participation in high school sports and was a supporter of the Staples High School wrestling program in the late 1980s.

He sponsored many off season wrestling activities for a group of high school athletes, including trips to out-of-state tournaments. His stepsons, Peter and Zach Cahill, were both state-open champions.

After graduation from Cornell University in 1954, he worked in information systems for Burroughs, IBM, Xerox, Continental Can, and Comsat Corp. He retired in 1992.