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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020


Westport Town Offices & Senior Center are closed to the public.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 50 Imperial Ave. – Westport Farmers Market

Westport Senior Center YouTube Channel
Westport Library Event Calendar
Westport Library YouTube Page
Earthplace YouTube Channel
Virtual Westport Museum for History & Culture
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar

A Remarkable First For Staples Boys Soccer

Westport v Norwalk boys soccer livestreamed at Remarkable Theater Drive-In, Oct. 28, 2020, photo by Neil Brickley
In a first for Staples High School sports—and perhaps any team anywhere in the country—the Staples boys soccer team’s match was livestreamed last night at the Remarkable Theater’s enormous drive-in screen. Soccer fans were treated to a very well-played match. The Wreckers looked strong all over the field, and rode goals by Haydn Siroka and Alan Fiore to a 2-1 victory over Norwalk. Keeper Sebi Montoulieu saved a penalty kick. Central defender Surya Balaji and center midfielder Murilo Moreno were among the keys to the win. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Neil Brickley for WestportNow.com

Winners Announced for Windows Painting Contest

Westport CT Halloween Window Painting Winners 2020
Halloween Window Painting Contest winning entries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com

The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) today announced the winners of this year’s annual Halloween Window Painting Contest held Saturday.

About 100 children, the highest participation to date, painted 55 commercial windows for the contest, the announcement said.

“We are so pleased to have pulled this off, in spite of the pandemic,” said Matthew Mandell, WWCC executive director. “The effort was truly worthwhile, and we thank every merchant who offered a window, to ensure every child entered had a canvas to paint.”

This year’s judges were Ruth Mannes, MoCA of Westport executive director and Anne Greenberg, MoCA’s education director.

Westport Voters Use the Absentee Ballot Option

Westport residents Robert and Donna Bonafide cast their absentee ballots at Town Hall. Oct. 28, 2020, by Dave Matlow
Westport residents Robert and Donna Bonafide cast their absentee ballots at Town Hall. Donna Bonafide said, “we want to avoid the long lines on election day.”  According to Ruth Cavayero, deputy Town Clerk, 9,876 absentee ballots were issued and 7,353 (over 74%) were completed and submitted as of Oct 27 (there are 23,752 registered voters in Westport). Cavayero said the party count is as follows: Democrat – 5,162 issued and 4,122 received; Republican – 1,550 issued and 1,071 received. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020


Westport Town Offices & Senior Center are closed to the public.
9 a.m. – Electronically – Board of Selectmen: live streamed on http://www.westportct.gov, Optimum ch. 79, Frontier ch. 6020
5:45 p.m. – Imperial Parking Lot – Remarkable Drive-In Livestreams Staples Boys Soccer v. Norwalk (game starts 7 p.m.)
6 p.m. – Virtual Westport Library – Getting Started in Medicare (register)
7 p.m. – Electronically – Conservation Commission: live streamed on http://www.westportct.gov, Optimum ch. 79, Frontier ch. 6020
7 p.m. – 646-876-9923 ID:  895 2408 9382 Code: 251996 – Historic District Commission
7 p.m. – Virtual Westport Library – with Earthplace, Environmental Book Discussion: “H is for Hawk”

Westport Senior Center YouTube Channel
Westport Library Event Calendar
Westport Library YouTube Page
Earthplace YouTube Channel
Virtual Westport Museum for History & Culture
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar

Superintendent Scarice Offers Holiday Guidance

Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice today issued the following update to school families:

Dear Families of Westport Students:

Our community and the world has lived through a series of holidays since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Whether religious or secular in nature, we have all made tough decisions about the safest means to carry on traditions associated with them. Unfortunately tough decisions remain as we head into the fall and early winter holidays. I respectfully ask that you join me in making safe plans to celebrate the upcoming holidays, especially if including family and friends is to be considered.

Below is a list of the major holidays arriving shortly on our calendars. While not an exhaustive list, and certainly one that doesn’t take into account other celebrations such as anniversaries and birthdays, it does remind us of the dates and days of the week these holidays will take place.

Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is not a national holiday, but it is a day when schools are not in session. It is important for all of our students and families to remain vigilant with the use of mitigation strategies outside of school. (social distancing, mask wearing, etc.)