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Real Estate Report: ‘Sizable’ Homes Segment at 8%

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

Both new and existing home inventory in Westport is up to nearly 400 homes for sale as of today.

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Featured Home This home at 166 Cross Highway is listed at $3,699,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker Westport-Riverside/KMS Partners

However, contrary to what some may believe, less than 8 percent of these properties are “sizable” newly built homes, which are a minimum of 6,000 square feet and on at least a one-acre lot.

There are 81 newly built properties available throughout town, however only 31 homes fit into the “sizable” category, and they have an average price of just under $3.4 million.

The two that are pending are listed on average at $3.9 million.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 21 Juniper Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 21 Juniper Road, off Compo Road North, is in process. Built in 1956, the one-story split has 1,862-square feet and is situated on a .51-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

Do-It-Yourself Anti-Trump Campaign

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A Westport family appalled at the rise of Donald Trump is selling “amusing” anti-Trump bumper stickers outside their 18 Silver Brook Road home. David Ellis says 60 stickers have been purchased so far (first one free, $5 for any after that). Working on an honor system, the stickers are available daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from a stand outside their home. He said all profits will be donated to an immigration cause in Connecticut and an organization promoting climate change awareness across the globe.—“two causes Donald Trump definitely does not support himself.” Ellis is pictured with daughters Vivian, (l) 12, and Ginger, 14, sixth and eighth grade students at Coleytown Middle School. Their brother Sam, 17, a Staples High School junior, was not available for the photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

After Nearly a Year, Identity Theft Suspect Caught

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Anthony Harris: bond set at $2,500. Westport Police photo

Officers arrested a Hartford man in Norwalk Superior Court Friday for identity theft and conspiracy to commit identity theft for using credit cards stolen from a car in Westport nearly a year ago at a Target store in Windsor, police said today.

Lt. David Farrell said that Anthony Harris 29, was seen on video surveillance in July 2015 at Target, using the stolen cards to purchase more than $1,000 in merchandise through several transactions.

Harris was being held in court for similar crimes committed in New Canaan.

His bond was set at $2,500.

Cuffed Westport Woman Spits in Cop’s Face

Officers arrested a Westport woman Saturday night after she was seen screaming at passersby, arguing with neighbors about parked cars, banging car windows with a stick, and swearing and hurling racial epithets at officers, police said.

While handcuffed, Durri Fishkind, 54, also spit in the face of one of the officers.

She was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer.

She is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Tuesday, June 7.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Oscar-worthy Film Series: “Son of Saul”
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. – Rive Bistro (299 Riverside Ave.) – Westport Library Cocktails for Book Lovers
6:15 p.m. – Town Hall Room 212D – Website Redevelopment Steering Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Education Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201A – RTM Health & Human Services Committee
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room309 – RTM Transit Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Sunny Enjoying Memorial Day

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Sunny, the 23-foot tall Westport Sunrise Rotary Club duck mascot, was back in upright position today on the Saugatuck River, enjoying Memorial Day and the nearby flags on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge. The duck, which is promoting the club’s Great Duck Race on Saturday, June 4, capsized on Saturday, drawing much attention from passersby. (See WestportNow May 28, 2016). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

H. Elliott Netherton, Jr., 82

UPDATE Henry Elliott Netherton, Jr of Westport died May 27 at Norwalk Hospital. He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and battled multiple attacks of pneumonia. He was 82.

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Elliott Netherton: active in community affairs. Contributed photo

He was born Dec. 8, 1933 in La Grange, Ky., the son of H. Elliott Netherton, Sr and Mildred (Rue) Netherton.  After serving two years active duty in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany, he graduated from the University of Kentucky, where he met his wife of 58 years, Joyce Beals. 

They moved to Westport in 1973 along with their three children, Cynthia, Hank and Paige.

He retired from General Electric after 35 years in various financial management positions. In addition, he served over 33 years as a citizen-soldier, retiring as commandant of the 1031st USA Reserve Forces School and rising to the rank of colonel.