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Volume III

Tree Trimmed for Holiday Festival

Decorations are in place on a tall tree on the Town Green for the Holiday Music Festival & Tree Lighting event set for Thursday evening.

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Lachat Winter Market & Coat Drive, Dec. 2

Local vendors offer art, clothing, jewelry, housewares, baked goods and locally produced foods. A winter coat drive helps kids and adults.

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The Weather

Thursday: 46º
Sunny. At night, low 34º. On Friday, 50º, partly sunny with afternoon rain likely. On the weekend, mostly cloudy, highs around 50º.

Detailed forecasts.

On Screen: The Crown, Season 6 Part 1

Susan Granger finds season 6 part 1 of “The Crown” irresistible, but separates fact from fiction in the latest edition of the series.

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Cobb’s Mill Eviction Appeal Dismissed

With a stay already lifted and the eviction already executed, the Appellate Court found Laura Friedman and Anthony Villano's appeal moot.

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Drives Benefit Kids and Families

A food drive at the shopping center supported the Weston Food Pantry. Kiwanis members also donated coats to Operation Head Start.

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On Screen: “Fingernails”

Susan Granger isn’t wild about this sci-fi dramedy about technology that determines whether two people are perfectly matched and in love.

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Westport Officials Assure Vigilance

In a podcast, Westport's First Selectwoman, Police Chief, and Asst. Chief discuss police vigilance since the Oct. 7 attacks in Israel.

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Town Officials Sworn In

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz administered the oath of office to newly elected and reelected Town officials in a ceremony on Wednesday.

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Weston Aid to Siversk for Medical Care

Stipends paid to medical and dental professionals fund the only care available to the embattled city's remaining residents.

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Veterans Honored on Town Green

“There is no obligation for the citizens of this country to honor us veterans,” said the ceremony's keynote speaker.

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Election 2023: The Wrap

The parties gathered for a very long day at the polls on Tuesday. 43% turnout, well above the state average. Story and photos.

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Election Results

First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor easily won reelection on November 7. Tony Pesco and Kerem Dinlenc were elected to the Board of Selectmen.

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October Property Transfers

18 properties changed hands in October, up from 14 in October of 2022. Total sales: $20,093,000. Median sale price (excluding land-only): $1.278 million.

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The Blotter

A summary of Weston Police Department assignments or call responses and the number of occurrences. Updated weekly.

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KMS Team: House of the Week

Sponsored by KMS Team at COMPASS

Welcome to 1 Old Field Lane, a spacious, modern 3,500 sf contemporary home with soaring ceilings and an open, airy atmosphere.

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Why You Need a College Admissions Ally

Sponsored by College Prep Tutors

Building this relationship can be pivotal for acceptance to a first choice school and helpful if you are waitlisted.

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The ‘Ugly Offer’ Can Derail Your Dream

Sponsored by Bross Chingas Bross

Some offers risk being summarily dismissed by an agent or owner, costing you an opportunity to buy your dream home.

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Preventing Dryer Fires

Sponsored by Dryer Vent Wizard of Norwalk

Dryers are a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Nearly 16,000 dryer related fires were reported between 2020-2014.

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Babe Ruth Baseball Winter Workouts

Registration is now open for boys in grades 7–10. Sessions, professionally coached, will be held at Hurlbutt on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 9.

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Letters to the Editor

In the most recent letter, appreciation for the Veterans Day ceremony and encouragement to attend next year's event.

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Weston Stands Against Antisemitism

Scenes from the Town Green on Wednesday evening, where hundreds of Weston residents gathered to stand in unity against antisemitism.

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Dr. Jerome Brodlie, 85

Dr. Brodlie, a child psychologist, died peacefully at home in Weston on October 25. He is survived by his wife Lisa and three children.

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DEI Struggles With Role, Priorities

The committee’s focus, negligence in procedures, and perceived indifference to antisemitism could alienate even ardent supporters.

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The Election Section

All in one place: details about voting and registration, interviews with candidates for contested offices, letters of support, and a sample ballot.

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Signs Defaced, Police Request Assistance

Signs depicting the flag of Israel have been stolen or defaced. Weston police are investigating, and ask for help from members of the public.

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A Letter to the Community

The placement of a set of political lawn signs “adds up to an impact that is antisemitic,” write Rev. Bernard Wilson and Rabbi Michael Friedman.

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Statement from the First Selectwoman

“This weekend, various signs were strategically placed throughout our town, and unfortunately, they have sparked fears and concerns amongst our families.”

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Statement from Stephan Grozinger

“As every Weston resident is by now aware, lawn signs mocking Sam and Tony were anonymously installed around town …”

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A Clash on the Board as Terms Near End

Selectwoman Jenner moved to revive denied allegations about the First Selectwoman, and enlisted DEI support in a meeting members denied was held.

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Deer Hunt Closures at Devil’s Den

Tthe closures take place on 11 days in November and December during the state-designated firearms hunting season for private lands.

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Cobb’s Mill Eviction Stay Lifted

A Superior Court judge found the defendants' appeal solely intended to delay, and discovered “stunning interior damage” at the property.

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Dr. Jerome Brodlie, 85, died peacefully at home in Weston on October 25. Full obituary.

Dante Edward Zacavish, 88, passed away peacefully in Wesley Chapel, Florida on June 15. Full obituary.

Previous obituaries

“Cans and Bottles” Recycling Grows

Redeemables sorted every Saturday morning by athletes and the Green Team generate thousands for sports and sustainability programs.

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New Aid for Siversk and Its Children

Thanks to ongoing Weston donations, Siversk, Ukraine now has a van to deliver food and can “get kids away from war” for a while.

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Solidarity for Israel at Temple Israel

Hundreds gathered at Temple Israel in Westport on Monday evening in support of and in solidarity with Israel.

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State Grant Powers Solar Power

The grant will fund repairs to the DPW garage roof and install solar panels, which will reduce Town costs short and long term.

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A Ribbon-Cut Celebrates Sidewalks

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and state and local officials joined the First Selectwoman in the official opening of the first Weston sidewalks.

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An Urgent Plea From Siversk

A letter from the mayor of Siversk, Ukraine contained an urgent request for assistance that illustrates in stark terms conditions in his city.

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“Master Artist” Series Debuts

The series featuring prominent Weston artists debuted with a lively conversation with conductor and composer Steven Mercurio.

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With More Thefts, Police Urge More Prevention

Two more vehicles were stolen in Weston in the last ten days, one in broad daylight. Both thefts resembled previous ones.

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Bear Sightings Up, What to Do

The cooler the weather gets, the more bears will be out looking for food. Advice about preventing unwelcome visits and dealing with encounters.

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In Brief: Residents Get Police Commission OK

Residents of Fanton Hill Road, concerned about speed on their narrow, winding, hilly road, asked for a stop sign.

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Dog Park Appeal Denied

A Superior Court judge denied an appeal seeking to overturn the Conservation Commission’s approval of the Town’s modified plan to build a dog park.

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Weston Police Say, “Lock Them Up”

“An unsettling trend of stolen motor vehicles during daylight hours is emerging,” according to Weston Police, who encourage precautions.

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Cobbs Mill Eviction On Hold

The eviction order is stayed for an appeal. Meanwhile, Laura Friedman sought to delay a hearing and Anthony Villano was arrested.

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Know Your Town

The handy Know Your Town directory of Town officials and staff is updated regularly by the Weston League of Women Voters.

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Cobbs Mill Inn Eviction Ordered

A Superior Court judge ordered the eviction of Laura Friedman and Anthony Villano, who occupied the property for most of two years, despite a sale.

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Weston by Air

Perhaps the most dazzling feature of Weston is Weston itself. If only we could see it from way up in the sky. Well, we can. In only eleven minutes, on video. Come fly with us.

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