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Funds Campaign Not Connected to Westport Police

Westport Police announced today that the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police mailings and phone calls seeking charitable donations have no affiliation with the Westport Police Department.

“Although the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police is a legitimate charitable organization, which does work to support various law enforcement related causes around the state, this organization has absolutely no direct affiliation with the Westport Police Department or its various internal groups,” the announcement said.

The announcement added that those wishing to donate to this organization should note that any contributions made “are not received by and do not directly benefit the Westport Police Department in any way.”

Police officials said that any of the department’s fundraising efforts, such as ones for the Police Athletic League, the K-9 unit or its scholarship foundation, are always be clearly marked as to their affiliation with the Westport department.

Westporter’s NY Firm Honored

Group Gordon, a strategic communications firm owned by Westporter Michael Gordon, today was named one of New York City’s 100 best workplaces.

The honor was bestowed as part of the Crain’s Best Places to Work Awards program following a survey of more than 20,000 employees. Group Gordon was recognized for its commitment to fostering a fulfilling work environment.

“We have an employee-first culture, and as it turns out, that’s better for clients, too,” said Gordon, a former Westport Board of Education chair.

“Crain’s recognizing us for our work environment is arguably the greatest honor we could achieve.”

Gallery: Westport Medical Marijuana Facility to Open Soon


Bluepoint Wellness, 1460 Post Road East, Westport’s first medical marijuana retail shop, will have a “soft opening” soon, according to real estate sources. Finishing touches to the interior are in process, according to site supervisor Jeff McNamara of Milford-based Olympus Construction, the general contractor. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers Nov. 18-22, 2019

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 18-22, 2019:

Steven Lubin & Cecilia M. Dahlback to Rahul Ghai Tr., 70 Turkey Hill Road South, $1,475,000Westport Property Transfers

Jeremy L. & Susan F. Ford to Jonathan M. & Kristen S. Gerst, 124 Hillandale Road, $3,566,000

300 Main Street Westport LLC to Mark D. Segel, 2 Wild Rose Road, $1,950,000

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 59 Woodside Ave.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 59 Woodside Ave., in the Old Hill section, is in process. Built in 1952, the one-story ranch has 1,824-square feet and is situated on a .45-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

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019


9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Beading & Stained Glass Holiday Bazaar
10 a.m. – Westport Library – Language Conversation Group: Japanese
11 a.m. – Westport Library – Language Conversation Group: French
11 a.m. – Westport Library – Anyone Can Use … Canva
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Museum for History and Culture – “Becoming Westport”
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – 134 Cross Highway – Wakeman Town Farm Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Pop’t Art (1 Main Street) – “Denizens: People of a Place”
6:30 p.m. – Westport Museum for History & Culture – Hall of Fame: Women & War
7:30 p.m. – 44 Imperial Ave. – Westport Woman’s Club “Sounds for a Starry Night” Concert & Reception
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Cantiamo Choir Christmas Concert benefit for Malta House
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”

See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar

Dobin Elected P&Z Chairwoman

After a convoluted back and forth and partisan leanings, Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) tonight voted Democrat Danielle Dobin as its chairwoman, veteran Republican commissioner Chip Stephens as its vice chairman and Democrat Greg Rutstein as secretary.

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Danielle Dobin: moves up from vice chair. WN photo

Dobin previously had served as vice chairwoman.

The nomination of P&Z officers got off to an unusual start when Rutstein floated the idea of having Dobin serve as co-chair with Paul Lebowitz, chairman until tonight and an Independent.

“The way Danielle was thinking about it is that she believes she deserves to be a chairman, but she does not want to take something away from Paul,” Rutstein said, asking the commission to consider a “division of duties.”