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Working on New Staples Varsity Girls Softball Field

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Work is under way for the new Staples Girls varsity softball field. After playing for years at Green’s Farms Elementary School, the team will finally have a home field built to FCIAC standards on school property at Wakeman Field. Even though the field and stands will be ready later this spring for games, the project still needs to raise another $20,000 for a removable home run fence and batting cages. Tax deductible donations to help finish the project can be mailed (made out to Staples Softball Booster Club-got field?)  to got field? 19 Country Road, Westport Ct. 06880. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

New Larceny Charges for Westport Woman

UPDATE A Westport woman already under arrest on larceny charges had additional charges lodged against her today involving what police said was writing bad checks for more than $30,000 in home furnishings and artwork.

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Lynn Scalafani: bought home furnishings and artwork. Westport police photo

Police said Lynn Marie Scalafani, 50, of West Parish Road was charged with larceny first-degree, larceny second-degree larceny, and issuing a bad check. She was held in lieu of her court set bond of $21,000 cash only and her next court date is set for April 15, police said.

Police said all of the victim businesses were located in Westport and ranged from large chain stores to smaller boutiques. Court documents said they included HomeGoods and Dovecote.

At the time of the arrest the suspect was appearing at court for proceedings on other similar but unrelated charges, police said.

Another Milestone for New Family Y

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It was another milestone day today for the new Westport Weston Family Y—the pouring of the concrete foundation, at the former grounds of Camp Mahackeno. Board members and volunteers gathered to view this major visible step in the construction. Said board member Bonnie Strittmatter: “the sun is shining down on us today.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers March 18 – 22, 2013

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period March 18 - 22, 2013:

Curt D. and Katherine Cullin to John and Peggy L. Lovro, 182 Wilton Road, $1,750,000WN property.jpg

Shiva K. Natarajan to Siew Hui Terence Oh and Mei Dee Lim, 22 Daniel Court, $2,150,000

Widerstand LLC to David J. Krasne, 14 Darbrook Road, $1,350,000

Josephine L. Gierer to Hugh E. and Meridith M. Haas, 21 Duck Pond Road, $979,000

Himes ‘Jealous’ of Stricter CT Gun Laws

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) told the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club today that Congress will not likely follow Connecticut’s lead in passing stricter gun control legislation. Admitting that “I am a bit jealous” of the state’s new gun laws, Himes said: “If we do anything at all in D.C., it will be universal background checks.” Asked about the prospect of reforming campaign contribution laws, the third-term congressman, who was recently named national finance chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said either a new Supreme Court ruling or a constitutional amendment would be needed. Meanwhile, he said, he has to “play by the (existing) rules,” adding: “I’m not bringing a pencil to a knife fight.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Friday, April 5, 2013


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Treasures Revealed: The WHS Archives & Collections” & “Inside Story”
Noon – Westport Public Library – Sumner Jules Glimcher, “Publishing Revolution: Self-Publishing, Reading Tablets, & eBooks”
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Opening Reception: “Eric von Schmidt—A Life in Art”
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Opening Reception: SOLOS 2013
7 p.m. – Coleytown Middle School (255 North Ave.) – Coleytown Company presents “Peter Pan”
7 p.m. – Earthplace – Friday Family Campfire
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Hugo w/ Broadcast Hearts & Brett Steinberg

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar