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Westport Senior Center is closed.
Noon — 4 p.m. — Westport Library — Open for limited services
8 p.m. — Imperial Parking Lot — Remarkable Drive-In with Earthplace: “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

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Westport Property Transfers Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2020

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2020:

Evergreen North LLC to Bella Luna LLC, 114 Beachside Ave., $4,500,000Westport Property Transfers

Evergreen East LLC to Bella Luna LLC, 116 Beachside Ave., $6,000,000

Evergreen West LLC to Bella Luna LLC, 112 Beachside Ave., $6,000,000

Steven A. Luttinger to Chad & Jenna Wagner, 374 Greens Farms Road, $1,607,000

VanBrodt Estates LLC to Philip E. Greenspan & Monique Lions-Greenspan, 4 Deerwood Road, $1.600,000

Charles Christopher & Puja Khurana Dhanraj to R. Hunter Morin Revocable Trust, 30 Hitchcock Road, $1,930,000

472 Riverside Avenue LLC to 472 Riverside Group LLC, 472 Riverside Ave., $1,100,000

Katherine Leong to 15 Maple Ave. N. LLC, 15 Maple Ave. North, $550,000

JNAT LLC to Grande Dunes Capital Partners LLC, 2 Marsh Court, $400,000

Stephen E. Daniels & Cheryl Scott-Daniels to Marc R. Angelico & Neva H. Alsheik, 15 Blind Brook Road, $1,155,000

Rocco J. Frank to Sumeet Behl & Sheba Paknejad, 124 Greens Farms Road, $876,000

12 Great Marsh LLC to Brian & Cynthia Trudell, 12 Great Marsh Road, $3,950,000

Mark E. & Chris L. Carver to Nancy & Mark Anderson, 17 Tamarac Road, $1,500,000

Robert C. & Julia A. Potack to Sean & Jessica Stiefel, 28 Reichert Circle, $2,150,000

Gilberto A. & Fabiana T. Carvalho to David Vilage & Arisleya A. Urena, 59 Crescent Road, $995,000

Jacob & Elizabeth Glaser to Yuqi Fu, 8 Canterbury Close, $1,170,000

DRSIL Green Acre LLC to Tye Schlegelmilch, 27 Green Acre Lane, $2,425,000

Thomas E. & Denise D. Sedgwick to Renzo & Diana Ciccia, 17 Hiawatha Lane, $550,000

Sarah P. Carroll to Jeffrey G. & Kimberly B. Bullwinkel, 232 Compo Road South $1,875,000

Ekrem Berk Gurdogan to Mark Edwin & Chris Lynn Carver, 7 Tamarac Road, $2,190,000

Phyllis Markoff to Hande & Ekrem Berk Gurdogan, 307 Harvest Commons $588,465

Richard & Judith Markoff Tr. to Hande & Ekrem Berk Gurdogan, 307 Harvest Commons $86,535

Melissa Fogel Augeri to Andrew Selva & Victoria Morris, 11 Caccamo Trail, $1,310,000

Mark J. & Lori S. Altschuler to Crystal Lynn Caligiuri & Kenneth Porter, 4 Pebble Beach Lane, $1,640,000

Renee J. & Anthony J. Sivinski to SIR Development LLC, 12 India Hill Road, $660,000

Catherine P. Devine to Taylor Gagliardi & Eric Lichtman, 17 Partrick Road, $1,499,000

David L. & Evan G. Levinson to Peter & Elizabeth Mark Reiser, 15 Jennings Court, $785,000

Charles P. & Helena F. Rozier, Jr. to Mark J. Ripka & Catherine A. Walters, 35 Campo Beach Road, $1,400,000

Bradley Charles Stern to Michael & Susan Glick, 18 Danbury Ave., $1,975,000

Anne F. Faber to 16 Sunrise Rd. LLC, 16 Sunrise Road, $510,000

17 Bauer Place Extension LLC to Adam & Molly Schmidlin, 17 Bauer Place Extension, $1,500,000

Joanne C. Marshall to SPA Inc., 19 Oak St., $237,500

Marilyn F. Carrara Est. to SPA Inc., 19 Oak St., $237,500

Florence Lozyniak Est. to Frank & Zoje Vataj, 41 Hermit Lane,  $865,000

Richard W. & Barbara A. Vornkahl to James A. & Kelly Galante, 37 High St., $400.000

Westport COVID-19 Case Count Up Two, Deaths Unchanged

The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was up two at 371 (355 confirmed and 16 probable) while the number of deaths was unchanged at 23.

Hospitalizations for coronavirus infections again edged higher today and the positivity rate for COVID-19 remained above 1% for the tenth straight day.

The state today reported a net increase of two hospitalizations, for a total of 77 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

The state hasn’t reported a hospitalization number that high since July 10. Hospitalizations, which rose nearly every day in the past week, have increased by 16 in the last seven days.

Wynton Marsalis Performs at MoCA

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis will be performing live outdoors at MoCA Westport on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

Their program, “The Sound of Democracy” features new music that will be played in Connecticut for the first time.

Tickets at $200 to $450 are available HERE with the lower priced tickets already sold out..

Attendees can bring their own food/drinks or enjoy the offerings of an on-site food truck. Attendees should bring their own lawn chair seating.

As always, all health and safety guidelines will be followed, including the wearing of masks and physically distanced seating.

This is the second Jazz at Lincoln Center artist that MoCA Westport has presented. The Alexa Tarantino Quartet performed on Sept. 4.

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Fillow St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 15 Fillow St. off Clinton Avenue is in process. Built in 1956, the 1-3/4 story split has 1,764-square feet and is situated on a .41-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

RTM Resolution Targets Racism for Health Crisis

Four Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) members have signed a resolution stating that systemic racism is a public health crisis affecting Westport and the entire state.

The resolution sponsored by Sal Liccione, Lisa Newman, Mark Friedman and Harris Falk has been forwarded to RTM Moderator Velma Heller and will be taken up by the full legislative body at a future meeting.

The proposed resolution links racial disadvantages to poverty and bad health outcomes among minorities.

An excerpt reads:

“WHEREAS racism unfairly disadvantages specific individuals and communities, while unfairly giving advantages to other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, and

WHEREAS racism is a root cause of poverty and constricts economic mobility; and

WHEREAS racism causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes in many areas of life, including housing, education, employment, and criminal justice, and is itself a social determinant of health; and

WHEREAS racism and segregation have exacerbated a health divide resulting in people of color in Connecticut bearing a disproportionate burden of illness and mortality including COVID-19 infection and death, heart disease, diabetes, and infant mortality; and

WHEREAS Black, Native American, Asian and Latino residents are more likely to experience poor health outcomes as a consequence of inequities in economic stability, education, physical environment, food, and access to health care and these inequities are, themselves, a result of racism; and

WHEREAS more than 100 studies have linked racism to worse health outcomes; and

WHEREAS the collective prosperity and well-being of Westport depends upon equitable access to opportunity for every resident regardless of the color of their skin: and

WHEREAS in August 2005, recognizing the need to achieve and celebrate a more welcoming, multicultural community, the Town of Westport established the TEAM Westport Committee to advise Town officials; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Westport asserts that racism is a public health crisis affecting Westport and all of Connecticut;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Westport will work to progress as an equity and justice-oriented organization, by continuing to identify specific activities to enhance diversity and to ensure anti-racism principles across our leadership, staffing and contracting.”

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020


Westport Town Offices & Senior Center are closed.
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Library – Open for limited services
7 p.m. – Virtual Westport Library – StoryFest 2020: What the Darkness Teaches Us

Westport Senior Center YouTube Channel
Westport Library Event Calendar
Westport Library YouTube Page
Earthplace YouTube Channel
Virtual Westport Museum for History & Culture
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Madeline E. Herman, 90

Madeline E. Herman of Norwalk died Sept. 5. She was 90.

Born in Westport, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Capasse) Santella. Madeline was predeceased by her husband Theodore “Ted” Herman, daughter Ilse, infant son Theodore, and siblings, Marie Parke, Louis and John Santella.

Madeline graduated from Staples High School, Class of 1948, and Merrill Business School.

Upon marrying Ted, she began a long career as a military spouse, living throughout the United States and in Augsburg, Germany. Madeline later worked for MBI in Norwalk.

She is survived by her daughter Christine Herman Doran and her husband Richard, her two grandchildren Haley and Gavin Doran, and her sisters Patricia Shannon, Loretta Hallock and Theresa Anzalone.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Madeline will be remembered for her immense generosity and compassion for others.

Funeral Services were held privately with burial at Riverside Cemetery.