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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Clifford Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 4 Clifford Lane, off Old Hill Road, is in process. Built in 1956, the 1 3/4-story cape has 4,209 square feet, is situated on a 1.74-acre property and changed ownership in June, 2011 for $1,830,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Monday, March 17, 2014


9 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Westport Library – March Book Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Susan Malloy: In the Studio” & “Abstract Notes”
3 p.m. – Westport Library – Teen: Maker Mondays
3 p.m. – Room 307/309 – BOE Health Insurance Fund Review Emergency Meeting ADDITION
6 p.m. – Westport Library – March Maker-in-resident Ed Kalin: Create an All-Sky Camera
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 104 – Board of Assessment Appeals
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 307/309 – Special Board of Education meeting

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

U11 Boys Winners

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The Westport U11 Boys Blue travel soccer team won the Westport Invitational Soccer Tournament today at Staples High School in a penalty kick shoot out. This was the 34th consecutive year of the WIN Tournament, which attracted 95 boys and girls teams from throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. All proceeds benefit the Coleman Bothers’ Foundation and the Westport Soccer Association. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

U18 Winners, Too

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The Westport U18 boys team won the Westport Invitation Socceer Championship today at Staples High School. It defeated the Simmons Golden Eagles in a penalty kick shoot-out. Since 1975, the Westport Soccer Association has been an all volunteer run, nonprofit youth sports organization providing a variety of soccer programs for Westport residents. This was the 34th year of the tournament. Contributed photo

Artist Demonstrates 19th Century Photography Process

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Westport fine-art photographer N.W. Gibbons today demonstrated to a Westport Library audience the 19th-century wet-plate photography processes he used to create the tintypes featured in the exhibit “Remnants of the Original Erie Canal,” on display in the library’s Great Hall through March 26. He shows a tintype he created moments earlier of a view taken out of a library window of the Saugatuck River. Behind him is his mobile darkroom, which he had planned to demonstrate in its usual place in the back of his truck in the Great Hall, but the truck would not fit around the circulation desk. When not in his fine art photography mode, Yale graduate Gibbons is an inspector with the Westport Fire Department. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com

Yesterday’s Photography to Preserve Today’s World

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Fine-art photographer N W. Gibbons uses 19th century technology today to take a tintype photograph of the view outside the Westport Library. It was part of his demonstration of the process he used to produce tintypes currently on exhibit in the Great Hall, “Remnants of the Original Erie Canal.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com

Comings & Goings: Koko FitClub Closing

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KoKo FitClub, 619 Post Road East, will close March 31 after a year and a half at that location, according to franchisee Peter Buckley. (See WestportNow, Sept. 20, 2012)  Buckley, a former banker, said, “We were not able to attract enough members and were operating in the red every month.” Expressing thoughts on his brief experience in Westport, he said, “We needed deeper roots in the community. We couldn’t crack the code of being compared to gyms rather than who we are—a personal training studio.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com