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Paul E. Conway, 89

Paul Emmanuel Conway, a longtime Westport resident who moved to New Canaan a year ago, died July 27 at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan. He was 89.

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Paul Conway: longtime Westporter. Contributed photo

Born on Feb. 24, 1923 in Cologne, Germany, he was the son of the late Hedwig and Albert Conway of New York City.

At a young age, he and his family moved to Berlin and in 1936 they fled Berlin for the safety of London. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the British Army and served as a member of the Royal Fusiliers. He was stationed in India and Burma during World War II and was recruited to the Prisoner of War Interrogation Section under the command of Lt. Co. Alexander Scotland which later became the War Crimes Investigation Unit.

He interrogated German war criminals under the command of Scotland. After the war, he emigrated to the United States. He had a successful career in the textile Industry, most recently co-owning C&L Sales. 

Blu Parrot Getting Wings

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Westporter Adam Lubarsky today shows off the newly installed sign on his Blu Parrot restaurant at 60 Charles St. in the former location of the Jasmine Restaurant. ‘The stage platform and sound installation are in place as well as the bar framing and its raised dining counters,” he said.  “We’ll be ready for food and dancing by the first Wednesday in October.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Mourning ‘Tiger’

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Mario’s Place on Westport’s Railroad Place is draped in black bunting today for Frank S. DeMace, known to friends as Tiger. The co-founder of the restaurant died Tuesday of cancer at the age of 78. Services are being held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Harding Funeral Home 210 Post Road East, and on Monday at 10 a.m. directly at the Church of the Assumption, 98 Riverside Ave. See obituary here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Levitt Performance Tonight Moves Indoors

Due to the weather forecast for tonight, the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts has moved the Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project performance indoors to Saugatuck Elementary School’s air-conditioned auditorium, 170 Riverside Ave.

Showtime is 7 p.m. and admission is free.

With the exception of water, food and beverages are not allowed inside the school. For more details, visit http://www.levittpavilion.com.

Two Nabbed in Copper Gutter Theft

An alert neighbor led to the arrest Saturday night of a Norwalk man and woman accused of stealing copper gutters from a new home under construction in Westport’s Old Hill area, police said.

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Arrested: Christopher Rodia and Cassandre Scire. Westport Police photos

The neighbor called police at about 9:50 p.m. after seeing lights, hearing loud banging and spotting people acting suspiciously at the site at 10 Stony Brook Road, police said.

Just as officers arrived, they saw a vehicle exiting the driveway, stopped it, and saw a large amount of copper in the rear seat area, police said. They also had a stolen power saw worth about $1,200, according to police.

The occupants were detained while other officers checked the property. It was determined that the copper in the vehicle was part of a gutter system taken from the construction site, police said.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Christie’s Country Store (161 Cross Highway) – Farmers Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Landscape: Scene/Re-seen”
2 p.m. – Staples High School – Staples Players Summer Theatre: “Willy Wonka”
3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Molière’s “Tartuffe”
7 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion Saugatuck Elementary School (170 Riverside Ave.) – Dave Samuels & Caribbean Jazz Project

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Robert A. Carusone, 68

Robert A. Carusone of Fairfield, formerly of Westport and a Westport police officer for almost 34 years, died July 27 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 68.

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Robert Carusone: 34-year police veteran. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Born Oct. 16, 1943 in Bridgeport, he was son of the late Constantine A. and Sophie (Jarocki) Carusone. He retired to Westerly, R.I. in 2004, then moved to Fairfield five years ago. A Westport resident for 60 years, he most recently served as a crossing guard at Green’s Farms Elementary School.

He was appointed to the Westport Police Department on Aug. 1, 1965, appointed a desk officer Jan. 1, 1969 and became a detective April 1, 1976. he also served on the Westport Police Scuba Team. He retired from the police force on June 1, 1999.

He was a member of the Westport PBA, past president of the Westport PAL and a former member of the Staples Gridiron Club. He was honored by the Westport Sportsman.

Smart Peers Thrust of New Tutoring Service

By James Lomuscio

What if your child’s tutor not only knew the subject well, but but had taken the very same class with the same teacher and knew the classroom and school dynamic to boot?

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Greg Lewis (c) and Gabe Schindler (r), both 19 and Staples 2011 grads, show U.S. Rep. Jim Himes their Pencil Warriors website outside Oscar’s Delicatessen on Westport’s Main Street today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Those ideas came to Greg Lewis, a 2011 graduate of Westport’s Staples High School, during his senior year. This past year at Amherst College, the 19-year-old economics major thought about it long and hard.

Driven by the entrepreneurial spirit, Lewis and close friend Gabe Schindler, also a 2011 Staples graduate, teamed up this summer to launch a business that does just that, linking high school students who do well with those who could benefit from their expertise. Their venture is called Pencil Warrior, their website http://www.pencilwarrior.com.

“The page is still completely under-construction and in ‘beta’, although the aesthetics and programming will be complete within the next few days,” says Schindler.

Westporters Lend a Hand in Milford

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Westporter Rick Benson of the Westport Rotary Club carries pitchers of beer and soda as he volunteered at the 36th annual Milford Rotary Lobster Bake today. Despite a drenching rain, the event attracted an estimated 2,000 persons. The event is a precursor to the Westport Rotary Lobster Fest fundraiser to be held at Compo Beach on Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. which will be limited to 750 attendees in its inaugural year. Also volunteering in Milford were club members Totney Benson, Scott and Julia Broder, John Shuck, Denise McLaughlin, Jeff Wieser,Tony Riggio, and Rhonda Bake. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com