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Another Continuance for Kyle Navin

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Kyle Navin, accused of killing his parents and dumping their bodies on a vacant property in Weston, was back in Superior Court today in Bridgeport. Judge Robert Devlin gave him until Jan. 12 to decide whether to accept the state’s offer of a plea deal or go to trial. He and Westport girl friend, Jennifer Valiante, accused of conspiracy in the case, remain jailed in lieu of bail. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) News-12 Connecticut photo

Real Estate Brokerage Supporting Toys for Tots

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today the firm’s Westport brokerage will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by hosting an official collection point.

The company said it would accept new, unwrapped toy donations dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours through Dec. 22 at its office at 199 Post Road East.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, in which new, unwrapped toys are collected and distributed as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children of that specific campaign’s local community.

“We are humbled to be taking part in this great local cause,” said Marc Caldarone, manager of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Westport brokerage.

JoyRide to Launch Cross-Training Space

Westport’s JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio has announced it will expand to launch a new state-of-the-art, 4,000-square foot cross-training space.

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The JoyRide expansion will occur next month.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Julianne Mulvey

The expansion will allow it to offer cross-training classes and personal training sessions, as well as introduce a new signature class, JoyX, “a challenging, full-body, high-energy workout designed to free one’s inner athlete and push boundaries,” an announcement said.

These intense group-training classes will focus on strength, agility, speed and power, by incorporating rowing machines, TRX, boxing, mixed martial arts and weights, it said.

JoyRide will also be able to expand its popular JoyCircuit class, which will now be accessible to more people.

Medical Examiner: Ulcers Caused Tina’s Death

Christine “Tina” Wessel, the homeless woman found dead Tuesday in a shed behind the Westport Center for Senior Activities, died of gastrointestinal bleeding due to ulcers, the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner said today.

“The cause was upper gastrointestinal bleed due to gastric and duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer disease, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis due to venous stasis ulcer,” a spokeswoman said. A venous stasis ulcer is usually caused by wounds of the legs, sometimes referred to as a leg ulcer.

Wessel, 63, a longtime fixture in the downtown, was often seen asking for money in the rear parking lot of CVS on Post Road East and the Baldwin parking lot.

Easily distinguishable by her long gray blond hair and a pronounced limp, she has been warmly remembered as polite, gracious and sporting a friendly smile when being offered a handout as little as a dollar.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


9 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – Center for Senior Activities Enhancement Committee
9 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. – Fairfield County Hunt Club (174 Long Lots Road) – Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Art to the Max”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “MORE Than Words/#Iammore Exhibition”
5 p.m. – Town Hall – The Town Tree Lighting & Songs by the Orphenians
5 p.m. – Westport Library – #ThrowbackThursdays
6 p.m. – Staples High School Auditorium – WCI Foreign Film Series III “The Last Metro”
6:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – ADL Parent Workshop: Bullying, Name-calling & Cyberbullying: What Children Wish Their Parents Knew
7 p.m. – Westport Library – Rob Wilder on “Nickel” (introduction by Augusten Burroughs)
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Sherwood Mill Pond Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar