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Friday, November 9, 2018


9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 212D – WestPAC
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Exhibition: “Paradise” (last day)
1 p.m. – Westport Library – Foundation Center Workshop: Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing
1:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Social Media & the Communications Revolution
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
7:30 p.m. – Staples Auditorium – Staples Players: “Legally Blonde The Musical”
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Thousand Pines”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

With P&Z Vote, Tesla On Track for Westport

By James Lomuscio

UPDATE Tesla tonight moved closer to opening up a service center and perhaps eventually a dealership at 176 Post Road West, the site of the former the former Dragone Classic Car showroom.

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The property at 176 Post Road West that was home most recently to Dragone Classic Cars.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) by a 5-2 vote approved a text amendment that would facilitate a special permit-site plan application that would allow the Tesla facility. Chip Stephens and Al Gratrix dissented. State legislators have yet to allow Tesla to have dealerships in Connecticut.

Once the text amendment is legally effective, the P&Z will vote on the site plan, a vote which is expected at its December meeting.

In discussing the text amendment, Eric D. Bernheim, attorney for property owner applicant 176 Post Road West LLC, did not say Tesla by name, referring to it only as an electric vehicle (EV) automobile dealership, which does not include hybrids.

Staples Boys Soccer Ousted in State Tournament

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A fast-paced, well-played state tournament soccer game tonight ended in defeat for the Staples boys.  Cheshire –- ranked No, 3 in the LL division –- ousted the Wreckers, at the Rams’ field. Cheshire drew first blood, but Nick DiMasi equalized two minutes later. The hosts got the go-ahead goal with 14 minutes remaining, off a rebound. They added an insurance goal six seconds from time, as the Westporters battled desperately with everyone on offense. Staples ends the season 12-4-4, earning praise from head coach Dan Woog as “a very special, truly passionate and tight-knit, loving group.” Pictured: Nick DiMasi (left) being congratulated after his tying goal by Wilson Daniels, Austin Sholes and Matthew Tanzer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com

Driver Extricated Following Crash

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Westport firefighters tonight had to remove the windshield of a pickup truck to extricate the driver following a two-vehicle crash on Wilton Road at Christmas Lake Lane just north of Newtown Turnpike. The victim was transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS with non life-threatening injuries.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department photo

Real Estate Report: Behind On/Off Market

By Judy Szablak

Special to WestportNow

If you have closely followed the real estate market in Westport, you’ll notice that some homes have been on and off the market for years before they sell.

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Featured Home: This waterfront home at 19 Otter Trail is listed at $2,750,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of William Raveis Westport/ WBCH Team.

That fact in itself does not signify a slow market. It is more indicative of setting an initial list price which is not in tune with current market trends coupled with comparable inventory.

Some homes seem to linger on the market longer than others, and it could be due to any one of a variety of factors, including having too high of an expectation of price, the marketing of the home, or the condition of the home, or a combination of these.

While it is true that the overall market is favoring buyers at the moment, there are some areas, and some price points that are experiencing a better than average turnaround for quicker sales.

Westport Real Estate Price Changes

Westport real estate price changes over the past week:

5 Bridge Street, Unit 112       $233,700->$209,000
21 Hale Street                   $399,000->$390,000
491 Main Street                 $669,999->$655,000
6 Vineyard Lane                 $695,000->$675,000
250 Wilton Road                 $719,000->$679,000
9 Parsell Lane                   $784,900->$774,000
40 Cranbury Road               $859,000->$819,000
4 Christmas Lake Lane         $849,000->$825,000
9 Birchwood Lane               $885,000->$849,000
4 Wake Robin Road           $1,099,000->$999,000
32 Sturges Commons       $1,149,000->$1,049,000
34 Maple Lane             $1,199,000->$1,099,000
7 Sterling Drive             $1,299,000->$1,270,000
34 Little Fox Lane           $1,629,000->$1,569,000
7 Woody Lane             $1,599,990->$1,575,000
103 Hillspoint Road         $2,249,000->$2,149,000
100 Compo Rd South     $2,699,000->$2,649,000
77 Bayberry Lane         $3,175,000->$3,125,000
9 Bluewater Hill           $3,299,000->$3,199,000

—Judy Szablak