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Large Turnout for ‘Westport Uncorked’

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The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club tonight hosted a large turnout for Westport Uncorked, its 29th annual wine tasting at the Inn at Longshore. Funds raised by the event will support 30 nonprofits in Westport, in the nearby area, and globally. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Overflow Crowd for Alden Sherman Service

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An overflow crowd gathered at the Unitarian Church in Westport today to celebrate the life of Alden O. Sherman of Weston who died on Nov. 10 at age 100 at Norwalk Hospital. Sherman, a former Westport resident, entrepreneur, aerospace industry legend, machinist, inventor, and classic car collector, was eulogized by members of his family and friends. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Tractor-Trailer Driver Nabbed in YMCA Crashes

Westport police arrested a North Carolina tractor-trailer driver after his vehicle pin-balled through the Westport YMCA parking lot, striking a tree, a sign post, and an unoccupied parked vehicle before later becoming stuck under a Merritt Parkway underpass.

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Christopher Alexander: held in lieu of $500 bond. Westport Police photo

Police gave this account: shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, police received a call of a motor vehicle accident at the YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane.

The responding officer learned a tractor-trailer struck a tree, a sign post and an unoccupied parked vehicle, dragging it out of its parking space, before leaving the scene, said Lt. Jillian Cabana.

A check of parking lot surveillance cameras produced a partial registration and a vehicle description. The information was put out to other officers and State Police, who said a vehicle matching that description was stuck under the Grumman Road underpass in Norwalk.

Police: Painter Burglarized Deceased Woman’s Condo

Officers arrested a Bridgeport man Thursday on burglary and larceny charges for stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewelry from home left vacant after a woman had died, police said today.

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Carl Cebollero: held on $500 bond. Westport Police photo

According to Lt. Jillian Cabana, the woman’s son reported the burglary on Sept. 5.

“Family members frequenting the home reported a recent burglary in which a large amount of jewelry, valued at over $50,000, had been stolen,” Cabana said. “The victim provided photographs and drawings of some of the missing items to investigators.”

She said that detectives later recovered approximately $37,000 worth of the stolen items at a Bridgeport pawnshop, and that the person who had pawned the stolen items was identified as Carl Cebollero, 28.

Westport Property Transfers Nov. 12-16, 2018

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period November 12-16, 2018:

Dean Graves &d Denielle DeWynter-Graves to Eduardo & Arlene Cruz, 14 Greenwood Lane, $2,890,000Westport Property Transfers

Peter J. & Jaccyln K. Flatow Trustees to Stuart H. & Mary R. Bell, 3 Thomas Road, $1,730,000

Peter J. Flatow to 49 Imperial LLC, 49 Imperial Ave., $100,000

Friday, November 30, 2018


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Exhibition: “Paradise”
11 a.m. – Westport Library – Anyone Can Use … Templates in Word
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. – Westport Library – Bedtime Stories: An Evening of Stories & Family Fun, We Rise Storytelling Collective
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Inn at Longshore – Westport Uncorked Sunrise Rotary Club
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Middle School Night w/ DJ Dereje
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Price” by Arthur Miller

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Several Rejected Options Resurface at School Advisory Committee Meeting

By Jarret Liotta

A closer examination of building options for next year gave the Board of Education’s (BOE) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) pause tonight to look closer at possible redistricting, as well as renewed consideration of a combined middle school at Bedford Middle School (BMS).

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CAC member Amie Peck (r) listens to co-subcommittee member Elena Caggiano talk about the reason that Option 6 — a townwide middle school — is back on the table. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jarret Liotta for WestportNow.com

While it was withdrawn as an option at its last meeting, some CAC subcommittee members — who were looking into a staggered schedule at BMS for townwide grades 6-8 — brought to light a newly created nine-period schedule that would allow all 1,300 middle school students to attend simultaneously.

“It frees up the library and it frees up the auditorium,” said Elena Caggiano, with 41-minute periods — including 41-minute lunches — opening more classroom space for what would become a townwide middle school requiring no new construction.

As things currently stand with Coleytown Middle School (CMS) and BMS operating independently in the BMS building, some classes are very small, having as few as 12 students in them.

Report: Anne Hathaway Sold Compo Beach Home

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has quietly sold her 1920s Colonial residence near Compo Beach, Variety reported today.

Describing the transaction as an apparent “off-market deal,” it said the sale price was $2.7 million, $90,000 less that she and husband Adam Shulman paid for the property two years ago.

A report from the Town Clerk’s Office confirmed the sale price of the Compo Road South address at one time known as CompoBello in late October at $2.7 million.

Variety said Hathaway and her husband are rumored to have purchased a larger, waterfront home in the area.