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Celebrating ‘Sex With Strangers’

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The Westport Country Playhouse tonight opened its latest production, “Sex With Strangers,” about the ways modern relationships are influenced by the internet. Getting together afterward to celebrate were stars Chris Ghaffari (l) a Yale School of Drama graduate and former Greenwich resident who plays the role of Ethan, and Juilliard-trained Jessica Love (r), a Broadway and off-Broadway performer, who plays Olivia. With them is director Katherine M. Carter. Written by Laura Eason, best known for her writing for TV’s “House of Cards,” the play runs through Oct. 14. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Forest Drive

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 7 Forest Drive, off Maple Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1946, the one-story ranch has 2,754-square feet and is situated on a .98-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

Saturday, September 30, 2017


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
Noon. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
3 p.m. – NY-bound Saugatuck Train Station – Westport Historical Society Walk through Saugatuck History
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – 5 Ridgewood Lane – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty artist reception to benefit Tiny Miracles
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “A View from the Bridge”
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Sex with Strangers” opening night

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Woman Arrested for Fraudulent Card Charges

Officers arrested Hartford woman for identity theft and conspiracy for making fraudulent purchases with a credit card obtained by a vehicle break-in on Sterling Drive, police said today.

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Dana Vincent: held on $7,500 bond. Westport Police photo

Dana Vincent, 41, was arrested on a bond at Norwalk Superior Court Tuesday where she had appeared on another matter, and she was arraigned the same day in lieu of a $7,500 bond, according to Lt. Jillian Cabana.

Cabana said the matter dates back to July 16 when the Sterling Drive resident had his vehicle broken into, his wallet and credit cards stolen.

“The credit cards were later used at eight different locations,” Cabana.

Letter: Heart Lightened by Kindness of a Stranger

To the Editor:

Yesterday I was saddened by the loss of the cement owl that sat at my husband’s grave, and today I must report that my heart has been lightened by the kindness of a stranger (who is now a friend). 

I received a call last night, right after I sent my letter to the editor at WestportNow, from a lovely lady who read my note and without hesitation, ordered an owl online to replace Stan’s little friend.

It was a gesture that renewed my faith in people when I thought it was lost, at a time when everyone seems to be completely self absorbed.

We, and I include myself, should never forget that good will ALWAYS outweigh the bad.  I am so lucky to live in a town that has people that still care about their neighbors. Thank you Jena, for renewing that faith.

Mimi Roth
Westport