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Woman’s Club Awards Scholarships

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The Westport Woman’s Club (WWC) today awarded college tuition grants to 10 seniors among Staples High School Class of 2017 and to one Bridgeport-based adult. Recipients posed for a group photo with club officials and invited guests. According to Arlene Thrope, WWC Scholarship Committee chair the amount distributed today totals $27,500. Recipients included: Michaela Jampierre (University of Massachusetts), Mikayla Czizik (New York University), Elianne Shapiro (Princeton University), Griffin O’Neill (Providence College), Sarah Barnett (Dartmouth College), Sasha Arellano (University of Delaware),  Grace Connell (Catholic University of America), Mangabu M. Kalala (Western Connecticut State University), Chandler O’Reardon (Bard College), and Katherine Weinschenk (University of Virginia). Absent:  Kenneth Brill (Elon University) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Real Estate Report: Plenty Inventory Under $1 Million

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

Even though the average price of a home in Westport has been consistently hovering over $2.1 million, there are still plenty of options available under $1 million.

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Featured Home: This home at 5 Evergreen Parkway is listed at $990,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C.Martin photo courtesy of Higgins Group Real Estate Westport

In fact, 22.7 percent of the current single-family inventory falls in that range.

On average, these 84 homes are priced at $799,883, and one could expect an average size home of 2,497-square feet.

The market is moving nicely in this price pocket as well, with 10 under the initial stage of deposit, another 27 scheduled to close, and 27 homes that have closed in just the past 90 days, which indicates an active market.

Westport Real Estate Price Changes

Westport real estate price changes over the past week:

103 Cavalry Road           $699,000->$639,000
19 Easton Road             $699,000->$649,000
98 North Ave.              $895,000->$799,500
12 Tupelo Road             $925,000->$860,000
139 Imperial Ave.          $997,000->$975,000
4 Lowlyn Road           $1,099,000->$1,025,000
11 Partrick Lane           $1,150,000->$1,099,000
4 Christmas Lake Lane   $1,175,000->$1,099,000  
8 Abbotts Lane           $1,224,900->$1,195,000
33 Colony Road           $1,249,000->$1,195,000
5 Viking Green           $1,299,000->$1,199,000
19 Eno Lane             $1,299,000->$1,249,000
110 C Imperial Ave.    $1,349,000->$1,299,000
46 Hillspoint Road         $1,399,000->$1,325,000
14 Dawn Drive             $1,435,000->$1,399,000
3 Acorn Lane             $1,485,000->$1,435,000
6 Linden St.          $1,699,000->$1,649,000
18 Hermit Lane           $1,750,000->$1,699,000
6 Tranquility Lane         $1,885,000->$1,699,000  
40 Sturges Commons     $1,725,000->$1,699,000
7 River Lane             $1,722,500->$1,700,000
15 Island Way             $1,868,000->$1,825,000
7 Northfield Drive         $2,000,000->$1,850,000
30 Charcoal Hill Road     $1,999,000->$1,888,000
9 Old Hill Road           $2,199,000->$1,998,000
34 Cross Highway         $2,149,000->$2,139,000
86 Bayberry Lane         $2,299,000->$2,249,000
1 Bluewater Hill South     $3,495,000->$3,275,000
—Judy Szablak

Friday, May 26, 2017


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Westport Library – Artist Reception: “Signs of Compassion: Celebrating a Poem, as Photographed by Miggs Burroughs”
7:30 p.m. – Staples Theater – Staples Players: “Peter & the Starcatcher”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

WN Wins 16 Citations in State Competition

WestportNow won 16 citations, including seven first place prizes, in the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut Chapter Excellence in Journalism competition. The awards were announced tonight at the group’s annual banquet in Orange.

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One of the photos in Dave Matlow’s first-place photo essay of the 2016 Easter Parade in New York. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

James Lomuscio won four of the first place prizes for: “Church Filled as Homeless Tina is Laid to Rest;“Old Saugatuck’s Last Neighborhood Fights for Future;” “School Bus Monitor Cut Raises Fears,” and “At 95, Ed Vebell Still Drawing on History.”

The other first-place winners were Dave Matlow for his photo essay “WN on the Scene: NYC Easter Parade;” Gordon Joseloff for “Temple Israel Declares Itself ‘Gun Safe Congregation,’” and Lynn U. Miller for her feature photo “Jetty Walk.”

Lomuscio also won three second-place prizes: “15 Years Later, 9/11 Still Evokes Pain;“Thinking ‘Outside the Bubble’ on Race,” and “Heroin Scourge Affects Westport, Too.” His third-place winners included: “To Dramatize Message, Drunk Driving Victim Turns Playwright,” and “With Saugatuck Booming, Finance Board Oks Master Plan Funds.”

Parks & Rec Commission Seeks Public Input

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe tonight addresses a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at which it sought input for previously publicized beach improvements Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Fava led the discussion to determine whether to repair and renovate the current Compo Beach bathhouse and pavilion structure or replace the structure with a new facility. The meeting was sparsely attended. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Ruth S. Shaw, 75

Ruth Sierra Shaw of Westport died May 23 at home. She was 75.

The wife of the late Melvin M. Shaw was born in Andes, Antioquia, Colombia on May 29, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Carlos Jose Sierra and Ines Garcia.

She attended the Institute of Art in Medellin and received her higher education in New York, receiving a degree in business administration from Baruch College and a degree in fine arts from Hunter College.

She came to the United States in 1971, first settling in Woodside, Queens. She married Mel Shaw in 1982 and was a devoted wife until his death in 2015.