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Westport Educators Honored

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The Connecticut Parent Teacher Association tonight honored Westport Staples High School Principal John Dodig as High School Principal of the Year and Schools Superientendent Elliott Landon as the 2015 Outstanding Superintendent. The awards were given at the group’s annual awards banquet in Milford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Comings & Goings: Quality Towing & Repair to Post Road East

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Quality Towing & Auto Repair. LLC has opened at 271 Post Road East. Owner Frank A. Seccurra, 24, said his dad, Frank, Sr., 54, both Wilton residents, “opened a business like this in Stamford when I was the same age as he was then. I grew up in this business since I was a little kid.”  According to Seccurra, the business is a full service gas station with self-service prices that offers 24-hour towing, a gas and convenience store from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and three service bays that operate 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The space was previously occupied by the Getty Service Station, which closed in January 2013.  Co-owners Jay Ostreicher and John Fisher, who owned the Getty station since 1988, relocated to 1590 Post Road East in 2013 where they own and operate J & J Car Care Center. The history of a gas station includes a Tydol station owned by the late Carl Dolberg before it was converted to the Getty brand in 1966. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Malloy Scorns Both Parties’ Legislative Budget Plans

By Mark Pazniokas

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Old Saybrook – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy did nothing today to mollify legislative Democrats who openly defied him over the past week by largely rejecting his deep budget cuts in favor of higher taxes on the wealthy, businesses and hospitals.

In his first remarks to reporters since the legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee passed a tax plan Wednesday raising $1.8 billion in new revenue over the next biennium, the governor said legislators of both parties were ducking hard decisions.

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Crushed, Baron’s South Committee to Move On

By James Lomuscio

Members of the Baron’s South Committee who worked for the past five years to bring affordable senior housing to the 22-acre, town-owned downtown Baron’s South property expressed heartfelt disappointment today that the committee will disband.

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The Baron’s South Committee at a meeting in February. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“There are lots of emotions, and we are extremely disappointed,” said Stephen Daniels, who has co-chaired the committee with Martha Hauhuth, a former first selectman. “We worked hard, and nobody knows how much work we put into this project and how good it would have been for the community.”

His comments came the day after First Selectman Jim Marpe announced that he was disbanding the committee. The reason: the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) early Wednesday morning failed to overturn a Planning and Zoning Commission(P&Z) ruling last month declaring the entire parcel open space—making any chance of a senior center there impossible.

The senior complex had been in the planning stages for seven years and was even approved by the previous P&Z with an 8-24 amendment. 

Getting Ready for Plant Sale

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Members of the Westport Garden Club today collect ferns at the historic Poplar Plains Cemetery, on Wilton Road near the Red Barn Restaurant in advance of the club’s annual plant sale fundraiser on Friday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Saugatuck Congregational Church. According to communications director, Martha Siderowf, the Garden Club maintains this cemetery as well as two other historic ones—on Kings Highway at the intersection of Wilton Road and the Platt cemetery near Whole Foods on Post Road West.  She said the sources for much of the plant sale items are collected, with prior approval, at 10 locations comprised of residences, teardown properties and the community garden in addition to the three historic cemeteries. Pictured are Katje Donovan. Ellen Greenberg, Laurie Holst, and Jane Eyes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Thursday,  April 30, 2015


8 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Energy Performance Contracting Program Implementation Committee
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Westport Library – “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
6 p.m.  – Westport Library – Prostate Cancer: New Advances
6:30 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Dalma Heyn on Wives’ “Transformation of Women Into Wives”
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar