A clear day with moderate temperatures attracted a large lunch crowd to outdoor dining at the restaurants on Church Lane. Indoor dining Phase 2.1 restrictions go into effect at midnight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Thursday, September 21, 2023
The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was up 1 at 479 (448 confirmed and 31 probable) and deaths unchanged at 23. (This is 14.2 cases per 100,000.)
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 19-23, 2020:
Andrew H. & Dale L. Rice to Kevin Jain & Shikha Goyal, 20 Island Way, $1,004,500
Patricia M. Brill to Cristian R. & Anamaria D. Petrina, 13 Boxwood Lane, $1,400,000
Bluewater Soundview LLC to 27 SV LLC, 27 Soundview Drive, $5,300,000
Gerald Brant & Elisa M. Klinka to Kalpesh R. & Bina D. Amin, 18 Sturges Highway, $3,700,000
Edward E. & Tina E. Hickok to Morvarid Ardalan & Kaveh Ghahremani, 12 Elmwood Road, $1,275,000
Christopher A. & Jill M. Hennessey Brown to Edouard Arbellot & Blake Leonard, 18 Bauer Place, $1,565,000
Adam & Lindsey Drake to Daniel & Jessica Donnarumma, 5 Lehn Farm Road, $825,000
Mattera Construction 11 Brookside Drive to John Minervini & Elizabeth Ehrlich, 11 Brookside Drive, $3,128,347.98
Jane L. Tyree AKA Jane L. Harness to Brittany & Jonathan Jacobs, 7 Cob Drive, $1,599,000
Andrew T. & Meera D. Gilbert to Sheldon & Phyllis R. Nova, 40 Terra Nova Circle, $812,500
Angela Smallwood Cockfield Est. to Justin Michael & Clarissa Cauli, 101 Easton Road, $975,000
Michael D. Platt & Lisa S. Platt to Marie E. & Brian J. Fusco, 9 Pumpkin Hill, $2,700,000
Cassandra A. Arcudi to Lauren A. & Anthony F. LoFrisco, Jr., 4 Jonathan Lane, $781,000
Richard J. & Ronnie Spencer Riker to Ryan M. Cohn & Regina M. Rossi, 244 Greens Farms Road, $755,000
Brian & Maria Fusco to Michael & Keri Sommer, 1 Grist Mill Lane, $1,081,000
Dabney Taylor & Michael E. Mahoney Trs. to John & Melanie DiBartolomeo, 78 Newtown Turnpike, $640,000
Wiley Cerilli to RTAS 2 CT LLC, 73 Old Hill Road, $6,750,000
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 19 Soundview Drive, in the Compo Beach section, is in process. Built in 1900, the two-story conventional has 1,692 square feet, is situated on a .14-acre property, and changed ownership in Sept. 2020 for $2.7 million. 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
Westport Town Offices & Senior Center are closed to the public.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Veterans Day Lunch Pick-up
Noon – 4 p.m. – 925 Post Road East – Earth Animal 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
First Selectman Jim Marpe issued the following statement today:
The State of Connecticut has implemented a color-coded map indicating the average daily rate of COVID-19 cases among persons living in community settings per 100,000 population by town.
According to a 14-day rolling average, Westport now has a rate of 13.3 corresponding to the orange color category of 10-14 cases per 100,000. The colors are meant to provide communities an accurate account of the prevalence of COVID-19 so that the appropriate personal precautions can be managed. Given this status, the CT Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends adherence to the rules of phase 2.1 listed below. The map and additional data links can be seen on Westport’s town page at www.westportct.gov/covid19.
- Restaurants will return to or remain at 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 8 people limited to a table;
- Restaurants and entertainment venues will be required to close by 9:30 p.m., except for food takeout and delivery services, which will be allowed to continue after 9:30 p.m.;
- Personal services, such as hair salons and barber shops, will remain at 75 percent capacity;
- Event venues will be limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor;
- Performing arts venues and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people;
- Religious gatherings will be limited to 50 percent capacity or 100 people maximum; and
- A public health advisory is issued urging residents to remain indoors between 10pm and 5am, unless for essential activities.
Westport officials are pleased that our businesses will remain open. To those who can, I encourage you to continue patronizing our local restaurants and businesses. Please do so while following the new guidelines.
Since the beginning of this pandemic, Westport has promoted the support of our local and small businesses. There have been many ideas and programs aimed at sharing safe ways for residents to interact with our businesses during these times. I am pleased to share another great idea for eating out and staying safe as developed by our Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. Please take a moment and watch its announcement for the “BYOB” or “Bring your Own Blanket” initiative for outdoor dining: Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Bring Your Own Blanket.
The Westport Weston Health District informs us that a significant portion of Westport’s COVID cases are related to youth travel sports. These programs are regional, span several states, and fall outside of local authority. Updated State DPH guidance for youth and interscholastic sports is forthcoming.
Town officials are also aware that some very large gatherings of both young people and adults occurred this past Halloween weekend. We continue to stress that everyone be sensitive to neighbors and be aware of the risks imposed on those with pre-existing conditions and the elderly.
Please follow the guidance to social distance, wear a face covering and practice good personal hygiene.
The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was up 15 at 478 (447 confirmed and 31 probable) and deaths unchanged at 23.
Mimi Greenlee (front), long-time library volunteer, joins other volunteers to sort book donations at the Westport Library annex. People are encouraged to donate books at the annex on Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Greenlee said, “We collect the books, store them, and then organize into them categories in preparation for upcoming yet-to-be-announced book sales.” She said donation levels are high and they have additional storage space off site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Workers install LED lighting and lamps throughout the Westport Library parking lot. According to the Department of Public Works, the library installation is part of an ongoing project to upgrade lighting in Westport’s downtown and town-managed lots to provide improved lighting at a lower cost of maintenance. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 5 Wakeman Place, off Imperial Avenue, is in process. Built in 1928, the two-story colonial has 1,705 square feet, is situated on a .34-acre property, and, according to assessor records, last changed ownership in February 1993 for $228,000. 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