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Volume III

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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“Westport What’s Happening”

Westport’s First Selectwoman and Police Chief discuss vehicle thefts and the recent carjacking, and how “prevention is a team effort.”

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The Weather

Friday: 71º
Partly sunny. 53º at night, maybe some rain. On Saturday, 62º, rain probable (1–2") and thunderstorms. Same on Sunday, 65º.

Detailed forecasts.

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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Calendar Highlight

Acclaimed conductor and composer Steven Mercurio speaks at the Library on Friday evening, the first in a series featuring prominent Weston artists.

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Check Child Car Seats, Sept. 29

Car seats can be checked for free by a certified child passenger safety technician at the main Fire Department station.

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Family Fun Carnival, Oct. 7–8

The annual carnival at St. Francis of Assisi features games, inflatables, live music, food, drink, craft vendors, drawings, and more.

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Susan Granger on Stage and Screen

A Haunting in Venice and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot, and the Portokalos clan reunites in Greece.

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In Brief: The Oak, the Bugs

In updates, the Selectmen heard from the Tree Warden about using wood from the Norfield Oak and his call to “keep squashing” the lanternfly.

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Health District Urges West Nile Precautions

“There is no need to panic,” says the health district director, but advises that West Nile Virus has been identified in mosquitoes next door.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September was designated the month to highlight the needs of about 200 Connecticut families each year with a child diagnosed with cancer.

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Norfield Church Runs Third Free Camp

For its third year, Norfield Congregational Church celebrated the waning days of summer with its free, week-long, faith-based summer camp.

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Weston Remembers Those Lost on 9/11

A quiet memorial was held at Firehouse No. 1 in honor of Weston residents who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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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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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

Private Exclusive: This exceptional 3.25 acre property offers historic charm and modern luxury. Call to arrange a personal tour.

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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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The ‘Ugly Offer’ Can Derail Your Dream Home

Sponsored by Bross Chingas Bross

Sales Associate Joni Usdan explains how some offers risk being summarily dismissed by an agent or owner, costing you an opportunity.

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New Lachat Center Officially Open

A huge milestone was reached by Friends of Lachat on Sunday, when the ribbon was cut on the farm’s new building. Story and photos.

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August Property Transfers

16 Weston properties sold in August. 27 sold in the same month last year. Total sales: $18,526,000. Median selling price: $1.04 million.

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Letters to the Editor

In the most recent letter, praise for Carol Baldwin and Ellen McCormick upon the opening of a new facility at Lachat Town Farm.

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“What’s Next in Weston”

In a Y’s Men podcast, First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor and Friends of Lachat president Carol Baldwin discuss the farm's new facility. Part 2.

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Patricia Ellen Burrows, 76, passed away unexpectedly on August 14. Full obituary.

John Floyd Richard, 81, died suddenly and peacefully on July 8, 2023. Full obituary.

Previous obituaries

Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Weston

The invasive insect is so worrisome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the agency asks that if you see one, squash it.

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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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Playhouse Emergency Fundraise Succeeds

The fundraising effort continues, but nearly $2 million contributed before the July 31 deadline relieves pressure and builds for the future.

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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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Michelle Fracasso Honored by Land Trust

Ms. Fracasso, of Wells Hill Farm, was honored by Aspetuck Land Trust for planting hundreds of pollinator-friendly plants and shrubs.

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RTC Elects New Members

Dawn Rivera and Michael Guido were elected members of the Republican Town Committee, which “has new energy,” says its chairman.

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RTC Seeks Candidates for Appointment

The Republican Town Committee seeks a candidate for appointment to the Conservation Commission and candidates for other boards.

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In the Arts: Hans Wilhelm and Judy Henderson

“Why concentrate on negativity when you can use that energy for the positive?” says Mr. Wilhelm.

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Summer Projects Well Underway

The projects include long-planned infrastructure improvements to facilities, amenities, roads and bridges in various locations around town.

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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.

The directory.

First Weston Aid to Siversk Set for Delivery

Funds already raised in the ongoing effort will send vital equipment, where the lone unscathed building — the hospital — was shelled.

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Nicholas Bamonte Wins Attorney Honor

Mr. Bamonte, a partner at Berchem Moses PC, has been recognized as a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

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Nestor, Pesco Launch Campaign

In a video interview, the candidates discuss the opportunities they see ahead and the skills and experience they bring to the table.

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13 Year-Old Forms All Star Golf Team

July was a big month for 13 year-old Weston golfer Sadie Lee, who excelled in tournaments and formed an all-girls PGA Jr. League squad.

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Democrats Caucus, Endorse Candidates

On July 25, Weston Democrats endorsed candidates for the municipal elections, unanimously approving a recommended slate.

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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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Republicans Caucus, Endorse Candidates

On July 19, Weston Republicans endorsed candidates for the municipal elections, unanimously approving a recommended slate.

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Tooker, Koskinas Recount Ukraine Visit

Westport’s First Selectwoman and police chief discussed their trip to Lyman, Ukraine, where at least seven died in artillery strikes on Saturday.

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Weston and Siversk: Partnership, Friendship

The Weston initiative to come to the aid of Siversk, Ukraine formally launched, one day after the leaders of the two towns met again virtually.

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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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