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A Free Week? Y, Yes

To entice new members to its new 54,000-square-foot Bedford Family Center, officials at the Westport Weston Family Y are offering local families “One Free Week,” Y officials announced today.

Scott Smith, communications director, noted that the free week offer must be activated by Jan. 31. The offer also includes a fitness orientation session for individuals and their families, he said.

Smith said those interested should contact Brian Marazzi, membership engagement director, at (203)226-8981 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Or simply stop by our new facility for your first visit,” he said.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 225 Greens Farms Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 225 Greens Farms Road, opposite the Nyala Farms office complex, is in process. Built in 1900, the two-story colonial has 1,480 square feet and is situated on a 2.93-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 WestportNow.com

TEAM Westport Essay Contest Opens

TEAM Westport, the acronym of which stands for “Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism,” today announced its second annual essay contest, the thesis of which underscores the group’s mission.

The contest is being co-sponsored with the Westport Library.

Open to ninth through twelfth graders from Staples High School, Greens Farms Academy or students who attend high school out of town, this year’s essay prompt places the welcoming theme directly on each student’s lap.

“The topic for this second essay contest is based on the reality that the school cafeteria is often a setting in which students self-segregate,” states the TEAM Westport announcement.

Westport Property Transfers Dec. 15 – 19, 2014

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Dec. 15 - 19, 2014:

Gina M. Coniglio Estate to Scott Gunzy, 35 Richmondville Ave., $555,000WNproperty.jpg

Douglas W. and Anna Maria Hanson to 73 Old Hill LLC, 73 Old Hill Road, $1,500,000

Mary Ellen Sullivan to Harold and Deborah Alexander, 15 Remlin Court, $675,000

Douglas W. and Anna Maria Hanson Trusts to Helen and Sergei Lemberg, 5 Stonybrook Road, $3,960,000

Bogus ‘Benjamins’ Suspect Re-arrested in New York

A Brooklyn man nabbed with two others in June 2012 for passing counterfeit $100 bills at businesses along Westport’s Post Road was rearrested New Year’s Eve in Hudson, N.Y. where he had finished up serving time on similar charges, Westport Police said.

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Aton Austin: held on $100,100 bond. Westport Police photo

Aton Austin, 33, was arrested on a prearranged custody transfer via re-arrest stemming from the June 2012 case, according to Capt. Vincent Penna.

“He ended up serving his time in New York,” Penna said, noting that the crime there “pre-dated our arrest in Connecticut at the time.”

Penna said that Austin was one of three arrested in June 2012 for passing $100 bills at businesses “up and down Route 1.”

Monday, January 5, 2015


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Perception Illusion MAGIC”
10 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – Senior Center Policy & Planning Board
4 p.m. – Westport Library – Teen: Maker Mondays
7:30 – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Transit Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar