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Wednesday, January 2, 2019


12:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Caregiver Support Group
6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Chess Club for Adults
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Rizzuto’s Restaurant (540 Riverside Ave.) – League of Women Voters Pie & Politics information session with state legislators
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Flood & Erosion Control Board Canceled
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Rpp, 201/201A – RTM Library, Museum, & Arts Committees Canceled
7:30 p.m. – Staples Cafeteria B – Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 6021, & www.westportps.org)
8 p.m. – 182 Bayberry Lane – Westport Astronomical Society Public Star Party (if skies are clear)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Ed Baer, 82, Legendary NY Area Broadcaster

Ed Baer, New York area legendary broadcaster and lifelong Westport resident, died today at Norwalk Hospital from complications from pneumonia, his son Jeff said. He was 82.

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Ed Baer: a WMCA “Good Guy.” Contributed photo

Baer spent more than a 60 years on New York area stations, including as a “Good Guy” on WMCA, followed by stints on WCBS-FM, WYNY, WHN, and WHUD among others.

He was also heard on Sirius Satellite Radio, where he did the morning show on the 50s and 60s channel, Monday through Friday, and their Country channel on weekends.

Baer moved here as a youngster and helped out his dad at his candy store and soda fountain at Desi’s Corner, across from the Saugatuck train station. He graduated from Staples High School in 1954.

Faith Hope Consolo, 73, Prominent Real Estate Broker

Faith Hope Consolo, a Westport-raised legendary New York City commercial real estate broker whose portfolio of luxury retail clients led her to call herself the “Queen of Retail,” died Dec. 23 at her Manhattan home. She was 73.

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Faith Hope Consolo: Westport-raised commercial broker. File photo

At age 2, she moved with her parents to Westport from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and retained that Westport home late into her life.

In a 2011 interview with The Real Deal real estate publication, she was asked if she had other homes beside her Fifth Avenue apartment overlooking Central Park.

She replied: “In Westport, Conn., where I grew up — I still have that home. When I finally retire — who knows when that will be — I will buy something in Europe: Switzerland or France.”

Our New Year’s Gift to Readers

WestportNow.com Year in Pictures 2018

As has been our tradition on the first day of the year, WestportNow presents a pictorial look back at the year just ended.

Now in our 16th year of publication, we are deeply grateful for the support shown by our readers and advertisers — more important than ever to have an independent, expert hometown news source focused only on Westport as others spread their dwindling resources over multiple communities resulting in less coverage here.

We urge you to support our advertisers and thank them for helping make WestportNow possible. And we always welcome more.

To enjoy the 2018 Year in Pictures, CLICK HERE. Happy New Year!

Gordon Joseloff
Editor-Publisher
WestportNow.com