Monday, May 27, 2024


Supper & Soul at Library Image
John Nemeth rocks the Westport Library tonight at the seventh emulation of Supper & Soul, the hit downtown dinner and concert series from the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. The concert was also the first live streaming show presented on the library website. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

New Pool Area at YMCA Image
A tour of the Westport Weston YMCA expansion today included a look at the new pool area which is scheduled to open in June. The expansion includes the addition of a 22,000-square foot building adjacent to the main facility and a Camp Mahackeno makeover. The original 54,000-square-foot, $38.5 million complex at the Y’s Mahackeno summer camp property along the Saugatuck River opened in 2014 after a move from its longtime downtown home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kristin McKinney for

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

10 a .m. – Westport Library – Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Westport Winter Farmers Market
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Museum for History & Culture – “Becoming Westport”
6 p.m. – various – “Supper & Soul” dinner
8 p.m. – Westport Library – “Supper & Soul” Concert with John Nemeth
8 p.m. – MoCA Westport – Cellist Matt Haimovitz

See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar

Westport Property Transfers Feb. 10-14, 2020

HSBC Bank USA NA-Tr. to Chun Wai Kwok, 91 Saugatuck Ave., $570,000

Mary B. Parkes to 7 Pioneer Road LLC, 7 Pioneer Road, $950,000

Barbara Brenner to Mirza A. Baig & Munawar Nomani, 248 North Ave., $765,000

Joan R. Halpin to Matthew A. Feldman & Theanne M. Chively, 2 Surf Road, $2,100,000

Patricia O’Malley to Howard Morris & Kathryn O’Halloran, 122 Regents Park, $617,500

William E. Kirby Revocable Trust to Jonathan & Emily Vlock, 5 Duck Pond Road, $1,115,000

Police: Employee Bilked $42,758 in Bogus Expenses

Officers arrested a Derby man for first-degree larceny, credit card theft and receipt of goods by illegal use of a credit card totaling $42,758.77 from his Westport employer, police said today.

Jaiman Shah, 35, turned himself in on an active warrant at Police Headquarters on Tuesday following an extensive investigation dating back to March 2019. That was when his former employer said that Shah, through various means, had used company funds to make personal purchases. According to the arrest report, Shah made additional purchases he had attempted to pass as legitimate work-related work expenses.

“Additionally, it was alleged that Shah had submitted reimbursement invoices for training classes that he did not attend,” the arrest report said. “It is alleged that the total amount of misappropriated funds by Shah in these incidents is $42,758.77.”

Shah was released after posting a $75,000 court set bond, and he is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Friday, March 6.

‘Do or Die’ Opening at Library Image
A large crowd Thursday night attended the “Do or Die” winter season kickoff of the Beechwood Art Series, founded by Frederick Chiu and wife Jeanine Esposito, in a first time collaboration with the Library. The “Do or Die” theme memorialized the 250th birthday of Beethoven who suffered from loss of hearing and still produced nine classic compositions despite his hearing disability. The event featured a wall displaying one artistic piece by each of 23 artists followed by inspiring personal “Do or Die” experiences in the careers of eight of the artists. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for