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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 18 Reichert Circle

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 18 Reichert Circle, off Cross Highway, is in process. Built in 1960, the one-story ranch has 1,936 square feet, is situated on a .36-acre property and, according to Town Assessor records, last changed ownership in March 2012 for $585,000. 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 Matow for WestportNow.com

PAL Boys Lacrosse Sets Annual Meeting Sunday

The Westport PAL boys lacrosse will hold its annual parent/player meeting and equipment drive on Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Saugatuck Elementary School auditorium, organizers announced.

Parents of current players should attend as well as those of potential players, an announcement said.

The meeting will allow attendees to meet the program directors and coaches and to learn about Westport’s boys lacrosse programs.

Players in grades 5-8 should attend. Bantams and fourth graders do not need to attend.

Saturday,  January 31, 2015


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Winter Farmers Market
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Earthplace – Winterfest
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
Noon – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Coney Island: Side Show”
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Improv Comedy w/ Yale Exit Players & GFA’s Red & Bloopers!

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Legislators Pledge Support for Improved Transportation

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Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-136) led a bipartisan Regional Transportation Caucus press conference today in the Capitol. Republican and Democratic House and Senate members joined in pledging support for immediate improvements for Fairfield County’s highways, bridges, and rail lines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Former Missile Site May Gain Local Historic Status

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Westport town officials today visited the Rolnick Observatory site, 182 Bayberry Lane, to determine its eligibility for a local historic preservation designation. Randy Henkels, chairman of the Historic District Commission (HDC), said Selectman Helen Garten and Kevin Green, a former Representative Town Meeting (RTM) member and current member of the Westport Astronomical Society, which now uses the site, submitted the request. He said the next steps include the formation of a study committee followed by initiation of the application process. The site, the highest in Westport at the time, was used in the 1950s and 1960s as a Nike/Ajax missile site to protect war manufacturing efforts in Bridgeport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Annamay Bradley, 80

Annamay Bradley of Westport died Jan. 30 in Bridgeport Hospital. She was 80.

Born July 1, 1934 in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Bennette) Mastromatteo Troncone. She worked in the Westport school system in the cafeteria department for many years until she retired.

Survivors include her brother Salvatore Mastromatteo and her daughters, Claudia Bradley of Stratford, Tammy Guarente and her husband Vincent of Beacon Falls, two grandchildren, Angela Guarente and her partner Joe Darrah of Beacon Falls, and Joe Guarente and his wife Megan of Englewood, Fla., and one great grandchild, Michaela Darrah of Beacon Falls.

The Bradley family will receive friends on Wednesday Feb. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Annamay’s home, 1655 Post Road East,  unit 23. Contributions in her memory in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 333 Seventh Ave., 17th floor, New York, NY 10001. The Harding Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.