“American Housewife,” the ABC-TV sitcom set in Westport starring Katy Mixon, debuted tonight with 12 mentions of Westport, no scenes shot in Westport, and a Connecticut map that misspelled the town’s name as “Wesport.”
A map on the premiere episode of “American Housewife” misspelled Westport as “Wesport,” among other errors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo from ABC-TV
The 30-minute episode –- originally named “The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport”—was actually 21 minutes and 12 seconds of program with the rest devoted to commercials and network promotions of other series.
“It’s the kind of town where people have big houses and tiny butts,” says Mixon’s character, Katie Otto. “Where every idiot has a boat and a labra doodle.”
To give viewers an idea where Westport is located, it showed a map with a ribbon across part of it that said “Greetings From Connecticut.”
Executive Chef and part owner Luis Arias of Boca Restaurant, 43 Main St., today welcomes lunch guests Matthew Mandell (c) executive director Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, and First Selectman Jim Marpe during the second week of the chamber’s annual Restaurant Week(s) promotion which runs through Sunday. Boca, operating in the space previously occupied by Acqua Mediterranean Restaurant for two decades, opened one week ago. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Staples girls soccer team will recognize its nine graduating seniors in a pregame ceremony today at 2:40 P.M., at Loeffler Field, before a 3 p.m. home match against the Norwalk Bears. Pictured (l-r, rear) are Eve Korus, Lydia Shaw, Tia Zajec, Taylor Githens, Morgan McWhirter, Nicole Welch and (front) Grace Wynne, Charlotte Rossi and Justine Shikowitz. Community members are invited to come cheer for the Wreckers as they honor and celebrate these players and their contributions to the team. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
A house at 25 Cavalry Road is among nine winners of the Westport Historic District Commission (HDC) 2016 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony on Monday at 7 p.m. The HDC said the award will be presented to Kevin M. and Deborah L. Dorsey, owners of the house known as the Alva Finch House, circa 1837. The HDC, citing the owners for their preservation efforts, wrote “after the owners purchased the homestead for their young family they meticulously restored the house to its former splendor.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Board of Education was told tonight that next year’s school budget may be up 4.1 percent and that hidden mold at Coleytown Middle School (CMS), which is not a health hazard, may cost as much as $250,000 to remediate.
Colleen Palmer: budget number “daunting.” Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer, who took over July 1 from retiring Elliott Landon, informed the board about the budget and health issues and said the budget number was “a very preliminary one.”
“If we kept the same workforce and just moved those folks forward a year and followed our bargaining union contracts… and projected increase in health costs, we would have to ask for an increase of 4.1 percent,” she said. “That number is daunting.”
She reminded board members that the current operating budget, which increased 1.29 percent over the previous year, benefitted from “positive trends” in the health reserve account as well as other factors.
Teddy Lawrence (c) is mobbed by Staples soccer teammates today after his header off Will Birch’s free kick –- with just 5:27 left to play -– earned the Wreckers a 1-1 draw in Norwalk. Staples –- now 6-2-4 –- travels to Darien on Thursday. Kickoff is 4 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Frances Rowland for WestportNow.com