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Westport’s Tyler Hicks Witness to Nairobi Mall Massacre

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Westport native Tyler Hicks, an award-winning photographer for The New York Times who lives in Nairobi, Kenya, was at a framing shop near where shooting broke out Saturday at an upscale Nairobi mall, killing at least 68 people. He was able to go inside the mall as the attack unfolded. His dramatic photographs as well as his first-person account of what he saw and did appear on the newspaper’s website today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Sunday, September 22, 2013 – First Day of Autumn


Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – 2013 Group Members Exhibition: “Home Sweet Home”
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – The Usual Suspects: “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary,” Susan Elia MacNeal
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Diane Smith, “Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction—and My Own”
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Veterans Green – Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Reception & Lawn Party
4:44 p.m. – Northern Hemisphere – Autumnal Equinox

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Wakeman Farm Dinner ‘Funraiser’ Draws Crowd

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The Wakeman Town Farm hosted its second annual Grassroots Harvest Dinner “funraiser” tonight to benefit the town-owned working farm and sustainability center. The farm is a nonprofit resource that provides hands-on educational experiences to young Westporters, free camperships to youngsters from urban areas, and special farm-related programs for the Westport community. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Staples Boys Soccer Edges St. Joseph 2-1

The obstacles were great todayin Trumbull as the Staples boys soccer team faced St. Joseph. The Wreckers were missing four starters – including co-captain Jack Scott—to injury and illness.

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Andrew Puchala celebrates his goal against St. Joseph today in Trumbull.The defender finally rammed in Steven Sobel’s long throw, after two Staples shots hit posts and bounced crazily in the goal mouth. Staples won 2-1, and faces Central at home Monday (4 p.m.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com

But the scrappy Stapleites prevailed 2-1. Their two goals came in a 1:10 span, midway through the second half. First Andrew Puchala finished Steven Sobel’s long throw – but not before Charlie Leonard and George Kokkalis hit posts, and the ball bounced around the goal for a while. Then Sobel’s cross caromed off a defender’s head, for an own goal.

The Cadets halved the deficit on a shot from the corner, but Noah Schwaeber’s excellent goalkeeping, plus solid defense from Puchala, Kokkalis, Connor Weiler and Kenji Goto, earned them the victory.

The Wreckers are now 3-1-1. They host Central on Monday (4 p.m.) in another tough FCIAC match.

Red Sox Host Westport Little Leaguers

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The Boston Red Sox tonight hosted the Westport Little League World Series team at Fenway Park. The journey to Red Sox Nation territory followed by almost two weeks a visit to Yankee Stadium by the team. The Red Sox, which Friday night clinched the American League East pennant, play the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo