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Large Turnout for Howard J. Aibel Memorial Service

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There was a large turnout today at a Unitarian Church memorial service for Howard J. Aibel, lawyer, conservationist, philanthropist, and passionate arts advocate, who died March 9 at age 88. There were tributes from Rand Araskog, former CEO, ITT Corporation where Aibel served as general counsel, Richard Lazarus, the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard University, and Mark Lamos, artistic director, Westport Country Playhouse whose campus was recently dedicated as The Howard J. Aibel Theater Center at Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Bob Weinstein’s $17M Greenwich Estate Sale: the Westport Connection

There is a Westport connection to this week’s $17 million Greenwich waterfront estate sale by Robert Weinstein, brother of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

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A Westport law firm acted on behalf of the buyer in the $17 million transaction. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The Westport law firm of Randel & Molloy LLC acted on behalf of the buyer, The Glenmere II, LLC. The limited liability company’s address is listed as the same as the law firm at 265 Post Road West.

“Our firm was brought into the deal because of our existing relationship with the buyer’s real estate agent who recommended us to her client,” said Kelly A. Molloy, one of the law firm’s principals.

“Our buyer has had an interest in this home for well over a year, and they were finally able to negotiate with Bob Weinstein to a number they could both agree on.”

Demanding Action Against Gun Violence

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Moms Demand Action volunteers were in Westport’s downtown area today to raise awareness of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Westport resident Marion Westby (on top level of steps) said Students Demand Action volunteers, working in unison, distributed orange bracelets to stores and pedestrians. She said that the Moms Demand Action organization will meet Thursday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church to seek additional volunteers. Meanwhile, Students Demand Action volunteers will meet Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Saturday, June 2, 2018


Westport Library is closed for renovation.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art” & “4th Annual Student Art Exhibition” (last day)
11:30 a.m. – Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center – CT Trails Day 2018: Archaeology Walk
Noon – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport”
1:30 p.m. – Sherwood Island State Park East Beach Parking Lot – CT Trails Day 2018: Kayak Paddle
4 p.m. – Jesup Green – Destination Westport: WHS Industrial Boomtown Walking Tour
7 p.m. – Saugatuck Rowing Club (521 Riverside Ave.) – Summer Night on the River benefit for Project Return
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Flyin’ West”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Westporters are Winners at National Invention Convention

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Two 10-year-old Westport fourth grade workshop students came up winners today at the National Inventors Convention and Entrepreneurship Exposition at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Olivia Cohn (l), who attends Coleytown Elementary, won first place among all fourth grade entrants while Penelope Eisenberger, a Greens Farms Elementary student, won a special invention award. See a video HERE of Olivia’s Happy Ride invention and HERE for a video of Penelope’s Retainer Container invention. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Staples Girls Tennis Wins State Class L Championship

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The Staples High School Girls Tennis Team today defeated Darien 4-3 to win the Class L state championship in matches played at Yale. This is the first time the team has won both the FCIAC and state titles in the same year. The Wreckers took the FCIAC crown last week with the same 4-3 score to defeat Darien.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo