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Westport Senior Center & Library are closed.
5:44 p.m. – Northern Hemisphere – Summer Solstice
8 p.m. – live online – Stand Up at Home for Homes with Hope

Westport Senior Center YouTube Channel
Westport Library Stuck at Home Activities
Westport Library YouTube Page
Earthplace YouTube Channel
Virtual Westport Museum for History & Culture
MoCA High School Student Art Exhibition 2020
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar

Nan Richards, 61

Nan Richards of Westport died June 7 at home from a sudden heart attack. She was 61.

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Nan Richards: graphic artist Contributed photo
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She is survived by her husband, Daniel (Dan) Richards (Westport), her two children, Casey and Peter Richards (both in San Francisco), her brother, Peter Guastamachio, and his wife, Marlene Kosinski (Fremont, California).

Nan was born on April 28,1959 in Castro Valley, California daughter of the late Carmine Guastamachio and Michiko Ando. She lived her formative years on Kwajalein Missile Base in the Marshall Islands, spent junior high in Castro Valley, California, the beginning of high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the end of high school in Glastonbury, where she graduated NHS in 1977.

She then went on to Boston College where she graduated with a BA in English literature in 1981. Nan immediately moved to San Francisco, where she spent days as a patent law paralegal, nights sailing a yawl in the bay, weekends skiing in Tahoe or camping in Yosemite, and years falling in love with Dan whom she married in 1986. 

Westport Property Transfers June 1-5, 2020

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 1-5, 2020:

Anthony Arciola Est. to Riverside Avenue Holdings LLC, 260-264 & 263-265 Riverside Ave., $1,750,000Westport Property Transfers

John Cravenho & Carol Miller to David & Lynn Giorlando, 230 A & B Bayberry Lane, $1,060,000

Pamela J. Davis to Jonathan Brundige & Lisa Bevacqua, 4 Tanglewood Lane, $1,587,000

Drive-in Concert Set for July 3 at Imperial Parking Lot

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and Westport Library announced today their first live Supper & Soul concert since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

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The drive-in tailgate concert featuring The Tom Petty Project will take place on Friday, July 3 at 6 p.m. in the Imperial Parking Lot.

The partners received permission from the State of Connecticut and Town of Westport to hold the socially distant outdoor event, an announcement said.

“Live music was ripped away from us by the pandemic, we have found an innovative way to bring it back in a safe and fun manner,” said Matthew Mandell, executive director of the Chamber.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 90 Morningside Drive South

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 90 Morningside Drive South is in process. Built in 1964, the 2-1/4 story custom colonial has 5,446 square feet and is situated on a 2.36-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

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Hillandale Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Hillandale Road, off Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1927, the two-story mansion has 4,342-square feet, is situated on a 4.58-acre property and, according to assessor records, changed ownership in April 2018. The purchase price was not published. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. The property was formerly owned by the late A.E. Hotchner. The editor, novelist, playwright, and biographer died in February.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com