Thursday, June 08, 2023


In Style at Varsity Vogue Image
The Staples High School cheerleaders 17th annual Varsity Vogue Fashion Show and Auction attracted several hundred persons tonight to Mitchells of Westport. Senior Jack Massie, who made his mark as a football team quarterback, shows off the latest fashions with senior Annie Raifaisen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Cheerleading at Mitchells

Scenes from tonight’s Staples High School cheerleaders 17th annual Varsity Vogue Fashion Show and Auction at Mitchells of Westport. Honoring senior cheerleaders, senior football players and senior basketball players, the evening included a fashion show, silent and live auctions, creative cuisine and refreshments served by the cheerleaders. Proceeds from the event go to support the Staples Varsity Cheerleading program, Staples athletic facilities, PAL cheerleading and St. Vincent’s Cancer Center on behalf of the host, the Mitchell family. photos

Stepping Up to the Bar, Finally, at Red Barn Image
It took more than 30 years, but it was step up to the bar time, finally, at Westport’s Red Barn restaurant today. Final approval came earlier in the day in the Town of Westport’s regulatory process for the first full service bar in the iconic restaurant’s history. The process began with Planning and Zoning approval in December. (See WestportNow Dec. 20, 2013) The Nistico family, longtime Westport restaurateurs who for decades had previously owned the Arrow Restaurant in Saugatuck, purchased the Red Barn in 1983. Pictured are Richard (l) and Frank (ChIch) Nistico Jr. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Bargains Galore Image
Bargain shoppers ponder purchases at the 14th annual Curio Cottage Thrift Shop sale today at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave. The sale features vintage collectibles, furniture, accessories, art, china and myriad curios. Hours are until 3 p.m. today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curio Cottage director Karen Eickhoff said when this sale began 14 years ago the club grossed $66. In the last two years, it has generated around $6,000, she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Bringing a Little Bit of Westport to Martha Stewart Image
Westport Woman’s Club volunteer, Nancy Saipe (l) assists shopper Agnes Rethy of Westport today at the club’s Curio Cottage sale. Rethy, a set designer for Martha Stewart television, said, “I shop here for props for the show. This is the best place anywhere for props.” Stewart had been a Westport resident until she sold her home here in 2007 but returns as a frequent visitor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Yes, Dan Malloy is Running in 2014

By Mark Pazniokas

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let Connecticut voters in on the state’s worst-kept political secret today: He and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are running for re-election.

The only surprise was the time and place of the announcement. With a wry smile, Malloy confirmed their candidacy in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building at the conclusion of the press conference that follows every monthly meeting of the Bond Commission.

“Nancy and I have talked about the race and we both reached a mutual conclusion that we should go to the people of the state of Connecticut and ask them for their support to continue the work that we’ve been undertaking in the last 3.6 years,” Malloy said. “We’re very happy to announce today that we will begin that work.”

The crowds of lobbyists, legislators and Capitol staffers that assemble for the monthly sessions, which are amplified and can be heard throughout the five-story atrium, applauded.

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New Tide Gauge on Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge Image
A new tide and storm surge monitoring system has been installed on Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge. Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury, who is also the town’s emergency management director, said the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) installed the gauge as part of its tide gauge and storm surge monitoring network for coastal Connecticut. The public can access the gauge here and sign up for custom alerts. Kingsbury said the public can also access a newly-installed weather station at fire headquarters here. (See WestportNow Dec. 9, 2013) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 9 Rockyfield Road Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 9 Rockyfield Road, off Easton Road, is in process. Built in 1952, the one-story split level has 1,492 square feet and is situated on a 1.12-acre property. 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

Westport Property Transfers March 10 – 14, 2014

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period March 10 - 14, 2014:

Joan Frank to Karen Choi, 3 Cooper Lane, $3,700,000WNproperty.jpg

Deborah M. Reif to Sharon Sullivan, 29 Surf Road, $2,400,000

Virginia Kelly to Santiago R. Alfageme and Leah Gambal, 43 Evergreen Ave., $1,375,000

James B. Preston to Marwan K. Isbaih, 4 Hales Road, $675,000