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Topo View of Westport

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For a different view of Westport, check out the National Geographic website, which just put every U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home. The Westport quad actually brings up five maps. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) U.S. Geological Survey

Thursday, March 23, 2017


9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Pension Investment & 401(k) Defined Contribution Plan Investment Committees
9 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport School Days 1703–Present”
4:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Fairfield County String Quartet classical chamber music concert
6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Chess Club for Adults
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Public Works Information Presentation
7:30 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Simrit: Syllables of Change”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 5 Court of Oaks

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 5 Court of Oaks, off Hickory Drive, off Morningside Drive North, is in process. Built in 1930, the two-story colonial has 1,400-square feet and is situated on a .36-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

Joe Mioli Honored in Hartford

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The legislature’s Italian-American Legislative Caucus today presented longtime Westporter Joe Mioli—co-owner of the Westport Pizzeria and who served as the town’s state representative from 2004 to 2010—with an official General Assembly citation for his “promotion and prosperity of the Italian culture and history.” Mioli has been active with the Italian-American caucus’ education fund. Joining Mioli were his successor, state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, and state Sen. Toni Boucher, who represents a portion of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Real Estate Report: Sales, Median Price Up

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

Westport’s real estate market has not been this active for quite a long time.

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Featured Home: This home at 8 Bradley St. is listed at $3,950,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of William Raveis/The Fair Group

In fact, closed sales are up from the first quarter of last year, and the median sale price is up by an impressive $200,000.

The current buyer activity is higher than we have seen for quite some time, and may possibly facilitate a nominal rise in property values.

Although the seasonal spring market is fueling part of this increase in activity, a mostly mild winter also gave us a wonderful base to start from, and a great head start on the season.

Westport Real Estate Price Changes

Westport real estate price changes over the past week:

3 Clinton Ave.              $564,000->$555,000
79 Compo Road North         $659,000->$649,000
299 Main St.              $675,000->$669,000
33 Pumpkin Hill Road         $789,000->$769,000
118 Wilton Road           $1,159,000->$1,109,000
166 Roseville Road       $1,400,000->$1,550,000 (Increase)
20-26 Morningside Drive South.  $1,950,000->$1,650,000
15 High Point Road         $1,779,000->$1,689,000
2 Mimi Lane               $1,895,000->$1,795,000
318 Wilton Road           $1,999,900->$1,899,000
1 Oak Ridge Park         $1,999,999->$1,899,999
196 Long Lots Road       $2,099,000->$1,999,000
8 Harbor Road             $2,300,000->$2,150,000
129 Beachside Ave.    $2,685,000->$2,499,000
19 Hillspoint Road         $2,695,000->$2,569,000
6 Hillandale Lane           $2,495,000->$2,585,000
104 Easton Road           $2,675,000->$2,585,000
—Judy Szablak

Staples Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian

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Emily Schussheim (l) has been named valedictorian of Staples High School’s Class of 2017 and Christopher Scherban is salutatorian. Emily has spent her entire academic career in the Westport school system while Christopher moved here in 10th grade, in large part for the schools. They will be featured speakers in June — she at the graduation ceremonies, he the night before at baccalaureate. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Westport and area, which is in effect until 6 p.m. today.

It said to expect winds northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph with the highest winds in the afternoon.

Strong winds are expected to blow down limbs, trees, and power lines, and scattered power outages are expected, the Weather Service said.