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Yard Waste Site Winter Schedule Set

Westport Director of Public Works Stephen Edwards announced today that effective Jan. 11, the Yard Waste Site at 180 Bayberry Lane will operate under winter hours.

These are Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to noon.

These hours will be in effect until March 7 when regular hours will be resumed.

Christmas trees will be accepted from Westport residents at the Yard Waste Site during its hours of operation, the announcement said.

Susan Granger at the Movies: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Youth,’ ‘Joy’

By Susan Granger

In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” writer/director J.J. Abrams has successfully revived George Lucas’s original sci-fi concept, a space Western that captivated global audiences some 30-plus years ago, bringing back Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels).

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It opens with John Williams’ familiar musical fanfare, along with that rolling scroll, explaining that Luke Skywalker has disappeared and the evil First Order has taken power.

Enter Stormtroopers, led by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), whose black mask and cape make him look just like Darth Vader. They’re searching for a map that can lead them to where Luke is hiding; it is hidden within spherical droid BB-8 that belongs to hotshot pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

When conscience-stricken Stormtrooper FN-3182, nicknamed Finn (John Boyega), defects, he joins up with Poe and Rey (Daisy Ridley), the feisty Jakku desert ‘scavenger’ who is protecting BB-8, as they steal an aged freighter, the Millennium Falcon, belonging to legendary smuggler Han Solo. 

Westport Travel Professional Leads Trump Boycott

A Westport travel designer is spearheading a boycott of Donald Trump’s owned and operated hotels around the world.

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Westporter Susan Farewell (in front of Old City of Istanbul, Turkey): “We are outraged by Trump’s denigration of women.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The boycott is in response to the presidential candidate’s controversial comments about Hillary Clinton being “schlonged.”

“We are outraged by Trump’s denigration of women,” said Susan Farewell, founder and owner of Farewell Travels. “We are demonstrating our disapproval in the language Trump knows best: through his wallet.”

The anti-Trump campaign is building through social media and is receiving support from travel professionals around the world, from Hawaii to Turkey, Farewell said.

Real Estate Report: Greens Farms Area Performing Well

By Judy Szablak

The real estate market in Westport’s Greens Farms neighborhood continues to perform well, whether it be reflective of either the resale or new construction segment.

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Featured Home: This home at 3 Hillandale Road is listed at $2,249,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of The Higgins Group/Westport

Separate reviews and analyses of newly built and existing homes place Greens Farms in the top three active neighborhoods, along with the Hunt Club, and Compo Beach.

All three neighborhoods have their own appeal, and if we are talking about new construction, there really aren’t that many homes available in these top areas.

Although the Hunt Club continues to enjoy a slightly healthier market, new construction pricing in Greens Farms is the most reasonable of the three at just $2,366,395 on average for the 10 homes currently available here.

Westport Police Seek Owners of Stolen Delivered Packages

Westport police said today they have identified the person responsible for stealing delivered packages from residences and asked the public’s help in identifying some of the stolen goods’ owners.

Capt. Sam Arciola said detectives arrested the suspect, not identified, on Friday.

“Seized during the investigation were a number of stolen items that people were expecting to receive from delivery services,” he said.

“Presently the Westport Police Department is attempting to identify the victims within our community who may have had the expected packages stolen.”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens – Westport Farmers Market (closed Saturday, Dec. 26)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “DREAMscapes”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Window to Westport’s Past & Present”
1:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Advanced Writing Class
2 p.m. – Westport Library – New Movie Releases: “Clouds of Sils Maria”
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
4:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Tree Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Parks & Recreation Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar