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Tuesday, September 10, 2013


8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Human Services Commission
8:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Non Union Supervisory Pension Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Westport Transit District Board of Directors
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – PageTurners: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
5:30 p.m. – Sherwood Island State Park – Connecticut’s 9/11 memorial observance
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Historic District Commission
7 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Jobseeker Special: Navigating a Network Event

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Residents Learn About Federal Aid to Elevate Homes

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More than 60 persons whose homes have been damaged by recent flooding attended a Town Hall meeting tonight to learn details of federal government aid to elevate their homes.  Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer Gemma Fabris from Connecticut’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Westport Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury explained the process and answered questions for more than two hours. Fabris said the federal assistance application process could take six months or more and would reimburse homeowners for 75 percent of the elevation expense, which could be between $150,000 and $250,000. She stressed that the monies would only be available for what is minimally required to elevate and not for renovations or repairs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

State Official Lauds Westport Flood Aid Response

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Gemma Fabris, deputy state hazard mitigation officer from Connecticut’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, tonight lauded the efforts of Westport and its Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Andy Kingsbury in seeking federal aid for flood victims. She spoke at a Town Hall meeting explaining federal monies available to elevate flood-damaged homes. She said the complete applications for assistance must be filed by the municipality on behalf of individual homeowners after they have compiled all the paperwork, and that Westport was well equipped to handle the process. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

LLers Dine Out, This Time Japanese-Style

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Fresh from Sunday’s Yankee Stadium ceremony honoring them, the Westport World Series Little Leaguers tonight were feted at Westport’s Sakura Restaurant with an hibachi dinner. Sakura co-owner Ron Jowdy issued the invite for the team and coaches in recognition of their successes in making the World Series run. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Wednesday Meeting Set on Baron’s South Proposal

A meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. will provide an update to town officials and the public on the proposal to build housing on the town-owned Baron’s South property.

The meeting in the Town Hall auditorium will feature representatives of Jonathan Rose Companies, the developers, and Freshwater Group and its Watermark Retirement Communities, the operators, according to First Selectman Gordon Joseloff.

He said while the session is a joint meeting of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Long-Range Planning Committee and Planning and Zoning Committee, other town officials and the public are urged to attend.

“This will be a good opportunity to meet with and hear from Jonathan Rose and David Freshwater, the principals involved,” he said.

Stanley T. Kosinski, 85

Stanley T. Kosinski of Stratford, a former Westport resident, died Sept. 1 at Bridgeport Hospital after a brief illness. He was 85. 

Prior to living in Stratford, he and his family lived in Darien for more than 30 years and Westport for 10 years from 1990 to 2000.

Son of the late Joseph Kosinski and Mary Bogacki, he was born April 19, 1928 and was raised in Stamford. He attended Holy Name of Jesus Church and School and graduated from Stamford High School.  He also attended engineering classes at Bridgeport University.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952 with the rank of sergeant.

Comings & Goings: Little Barn Coming to PRE

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Workers prepare for the yet to be announced opening date of a new eating and drinking establishment, The Little Barn, at 1050 Post Road East. former location of Swanky Frank’s. Kevin McHugh and Scott Beck who collectively co-own six restaurants in Fairfield County (including Spotted Horse in Westport, Gray Goose and The Chelsea in Fairfield) have signed a long term lease for the location, Beck said. McHugh, who was the original co-owner and designer of The Little Pub in Ridgefield, plans to create a similar casual themed pub for lower Fairfield County area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Agnes Humphreys, 96

Agnes “Peg” (Switter) Humphreys,  a lifelong resident of Westport and wife of the late Richard T. Humphreys, died Sept. 8, 2013. She was 96.

In 1917, she was born in her family residence to the late Michael and Edith Switter. She was an associate for many years with the Fairfield Store.

She is survived by her sister, Jo Gentile of Fairfield, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ignace, John, Stephen and Joseph Switter; and sisters, Anielia Zepko, Helen Roberts and Ann Bratusky.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Sept. 11,  at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church in Westport. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfiel

Sidney Needs A New Home

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Sidney is a male neutered gray short haired cat, approx. 8 years old. He has lost his longtime home and is somewhat sad. He is mellow, calm, healthy, friendly and will adjust to new home, it will just take some time. He may be best with an adult, patient person who will give him time and caring. He is fine with some cats, or would be fine as an only pet. Sid is in urgent need of a reliable foster home until placed, everything is provided.  Please call 203-330-0255 for more information

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