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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory: 1 to 5 Inches Expected

The National Weather Service early today issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Westport and area from 7 a.m. today to 1 a.m. Thursday.

It calls for 1 to 5 inches of snow today.

A mixture of rain, snow and sleet this morning should change to primarily snow by late afternoon, the Weather Service said.

Inland portions of Connecticut were under a Winter Storm Warning with predicted accumulations of 4 to 8 inches.

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Maybe Headed Out of Town Before T-Day

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A group of wild turkeys was spotted Tuesday on Westport’s Greens Farms Road near Nyala Farms.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Kowalsky for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


8:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 307/309 - Board of Selectmen Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Perception Illusion Magic”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘Dodge-A-Cop’ Tourney Attracts 31 Teams

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The Westport Youth Commission, Staples Teen Awareness Group (TAG), and the Westport Police-Youth Collaborative tonight held their annual “Dodge-A-Cop” Dodgeball Tournament to benefit Homes With Hope at the Staples fieldhouse. There were 31 teams of students (each with an officer from the Westport Police Department) that came out to the event. In addition to raising money for HWH, the event is an effort to bring police and youth together in a fun environment and help strengthen the relationship and communication between both groups. Pictured are members of the winning team, whose members include Rob Gordon, Connor Chamberlain, Michael Reale, Jared Vishno, Ben Schwaeber, amd Officer James Loomer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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A Message to Ferguson, Mo. from Westport

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The Rev. Roberta Finkelstein, congregants, and members of the community hold “A Gathering in Support of Love and Justice” tonight at The Unitarian Church in Westport in the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision.  “Around the nation, people anxiously awaited the decision of the grand jury on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown,” Finklelstein said.  “With that decision comes the recurring pain of this event and all that it says about the state of racial justice in our country.  As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person; at this particular point in time we most strongly assert that black lives matter.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Packed Library Program on Ebola

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A standing room only crowd, including Staples High SchoolAP Environmental Studies students, came to the Westport Library tonight to hear Dr. Eric Starbuck, Save the Children advisor on child Health and pandemic preparedness, speak about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the impact of the first U.S. cases. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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A Week After Move: Kemper-Gunn House Propped Up

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A week after its move from Church Lane to Elm Street in the Baldwin Parking Lot, the 1885-built Kemper-Gunn House is propped up awaiting a basement and foundation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Comings & Goings: Athleta Opens on Main Street

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Just in time for the holiday season, Athleta, a division of GAP Inc, has opened at 103-07 Main St. The new store was constructed in the spaces previously occupied by Westport Pizzeria, Kate Spade and Francois du Pont Jewelers, which have all relocated elsewhere. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Winter Storm Watch Expanded to Include Westport

UPDATE The National Weather Service early today expanded its Winter Storm Watch to include Westport and western coastal Connecticut.

In late morning, the Weather Service raised its Winter Storm Watch for northern Fairfield County and other inland regions to a Winter Storm Warning from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday and predicted 6 to 10 inches of snow for those areas.

The Winter Storm Watch advisory continued in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning for the coastal region, including Westport. It had earlier only included only inland portions of Connecticut.

The Weather Service said snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible, beginning with a mixture of rain and snow Wednesday morning and changing to all snow by early afternoon.

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Compo Dusk

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Monday’s sunset as viewed from Westport’s Owenoke Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andrew Colabella for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Perception Illusion Magic”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. - Westport Library - Talk on Ebola, Eric Starbuck from Save the Children
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - RTM Education Committee
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Architectural Review Board

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Getting Ready for Saugatuck Christmas

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Workers from Westport’s A.J. Penna & Son and volunteers from Al’s Angels tonight prepared the Christmas lights on the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge and nearby trees in preparation for the official lighting later this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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New Saugatuck Attraction

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Nigel Holmes and Erin McKenna of Westport tonight view a prototype of light-boxes showing old and new Westport which went up earlier today on the outside of the westbound stationhouse at the Westport Metro-North station on Railroad Place. Plans call for installation of 32 of the panels showing Westport scenes in the two tunnels at the station. The project is a joint effort of Westport artist Miggs Burroughs, the Westport Arts Center, and the Westport Police Department Railway Parking Division. (See WestportNow Nov. 24, 2014) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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First Night Buttons Go On Sale Dec. 2

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First Night buttons are $10 until Dec. 14, and $15 thereafter. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Buttons for First Night Westport Weston, the 21st anniversary edition, go on sale beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2.

For early bird buyers through Dec.14, the buttons, designed by Westport artist Miggs Burroughs, will cost $10, and then $15 through to the New Year’s festivities. Children 2 and under are free. 

The buttons will be on sale at Trader Joe’s, Westport Library, Oscar’s Deli, TD Bank, Weston Pharmacy, the Westport Center for Senior Activities, and Westport Town Hall.

Guests planning to purchase a button the day of the event are asked to go directly to their first venue.

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Old and New Westport on Display at Train Station

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A prototype of light-boxes showing old and new Westport went up today on the outside of the westbound stationhouse at the Metro-North station on Railroad Place. A total of 32 of the panels will line the station underground tunnels. They are being produced in cooperation with Helen Klisser During, artistic director of the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Police Department Railway Parking Division, and Westport artist Miggs Burroughs, using his signature lenticular images. Each panel will combine an image from a 100-year-old postcard of Westport with a current photo of the same location, which will change from one to the other as viewers walk by Erecting the prototype today were (l-r) Police Chief Dale Call, Deputy Police Chief Foti Koskinas, Helen Klisser During, and Miggs Burroughs. Sponsorships of individual boxes at $3,000 each are being solicited from Westport individuals, families, and businesses. Those interested should contact Marni Katz at the Westport Arts Center at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (203) 226-1806. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Cornbread for Seniors

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Fifth graders at Westport’s Long Lots Elementary School baked multiple batches of cornbread for the Westport Center for Senior Activities to help support their activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Winter Storm Watch Does Not Include Westport

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for interior sections of southern Connecticut from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, but the advisory does not include Westport and coastal Connecticut.

The advisory, which covers most of the rest of Connecticut, said to expect snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.

It said a mix of rain and snow Wednesday morning will change to all snow by late Wednesday. The snow will continue into early Thursday morning before tapering off to snow showers.

Meanwhile, forecaster Jacob Meisel, a 2012 Staples graduate, tweeted: “A period of heavy snow continues to look likely even down to the coast Wednesday afternoon/evening. Significant accumulations possible.”

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Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Westport and area until 11 a.m. today.

It said to expect winds south 15 to 25 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph through late morning.

Winds will be capable of bringing down limbs and vulnerable trees and power lines, the Weather Service said.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph or gusts of 46 to 57 mph are expected or occurring.

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Monday, November 24, 2014


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Perception Illusion Magic”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - RTM Public Works Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coastal Flood Statement

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Statement for Westport and area warning of localized minor flooding during the time of high tide around mid-day Monday.

It said tidal departures of 1 to 1.5 feet above astronomical tides are likely.

It said localized minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties is likely due to height of storm tide or wave splash over.

There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal, the Weather Service said.

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Heida Hermanns String Competition Winner

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Xiao Wang, violinist from China, was selected today as the winner of the 2014 Heida Hermanns International String Competition at Westport Town Hall. The two-day competition was presented by the Connecticut Alliance for Music (CAM) with the support of the Westport Arts Center. Wang, who began playing the violin at age 5, was awarded a $5,000 cash prize. At age 10, he was accepted to study at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, later studying at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is pictured with Barry Persky, vice president, Connecticut Alliance for Music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Seth Goltzer for WestportNow.com

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Heida Hermanns Finalists

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Finalists in the two-day 2014 Heida Hermanns International String Competition at Westport Town Hall which concluded today included (l-r) Xinou Wei, honorable mention ($500 cash prize); Rachell Wong, second place ($2,500 cash prize); Chensi Tang, third place ($1,500 cash prize); Xiao Wang, first place ($5,000 cash prize); Christina Bouey, honorable mention ($500 cash prize), and (sitting with cello) You Kyung Kim, honorable mention ($500 cash prize). The competition is named after Heida Hermanns, a world-class concert pianist and child prodigy who fled Nazi Germany and eventually settled with her husband in Westport. She died in 1995 at age 89. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Seth Goltzer for WestportNow.com

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WHS Exhibit Celebrates Saugatuck’s Proud Past

By James Lomuscio

Saugatuck, the once working class, mostly Italian-American section of Westport—the area state officials in the 1950s figured it would be easier to build the Connecticut Turnpike through rather than affluent Greens Farms—got its just deserts today.

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Sea Capt. Sereno Gould Allen (r) is portrayed in the William Lambdin mural at the center of the exhibit opened today and present for the occasion were his great-great-great-grandchildren Wm. Bradley Kellogg of Fairfield and Katherine Daught Jacob of Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

At the opening of a Westport Historical Society’s (WHS) exhibition titled “Saugatuck @ Work—Haven of Community, Commerce and Innovation,” the neighborhood was revered not only as an important area of Westport, but as its matrix.

Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, Town Curator who organized the exhibit, was quick to remind the more than 100 persons in attendance “Saugatuck was Westport’s downtown before Westport was Westport.”

Before the town was incorporated in 1835, Westport was called Saugatuck and was a part of the towns of Fairfield and Norwalk.

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Great-Great-Great Grandpa Featured in Saugatuck Mural

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The mural “Saugatuck in the 19th Century” created in 1969 by the late Westport artist Robert L. Lambdin anchors the Westport Historical Society’s “Saugatuck@Work,” which opened today. The meticulously researched wall mural depicts the area bustling with commerce and community and features Sea Capt. Sereno Gould Allen. Among those attending today’s opening reception were his great-great-great-grandchildren Wm. Bradley Kellogg of Fairfield and Katherine Daught Jacob of Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Westport Historical Society Debuts ‘Saugatuck@Work’


Scenes from today’s reception marking the opening of the Westport Historical Society’s exhibit “Saugatuck @ Work—Haven of Community, Commerce and Innovation” and companion exhibit devoted to the life of Saugatuck immigrants, “Framing Saugatuck,” in the WHS’s Mollie Donovan Gallery. Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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