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Westport Library Book Sale Opens

Westport Library Labor Day book sale begins
The Westport Library Labor Day Book Sale opened to ticketed customers today. The sale will continue until 5 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are not required after today. Masks are required and social distancing is requested when possible. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 10 Wake Robin Road

Teardown of the Day: 10 Wake Robin Road
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 10 Wake Robin Road, off Greens Farms Road, is in process. Built in 1953, the 1-1/2 story cape has 1,620 square feet, is situated on a .98-acre property and, according to assessor records, last changed ownership in October, 2005 for $890,000. 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

Westport Property Transfers Aug. 17-21, 2020

John N. Nakashian to Deborah & Michael Powsner, 11 Spriteview Ave., $1,120,000

Carol N. Gluckman to James J. & Sally Lavery Deary III, 226 Lansdowne, $683,000

Frank J. & Mary F. Kelty to Coastal Luxury Homes LLC, 14 Mortar Rock Road, $875,000

Alin B. Chelico to Richard Nevin & Deborah Louise Webb, 37 Compo Beach Road, $1,950,000

Robert J. & Dorothy Hamilton-Corona to Julio Perez Fontan & Susan T. Arnold, 7 Foxfire Lane, $1,475,000

Stuart & Shira Friedman to Ilana Whitestone Tamar & Celia Kuznick, Trs., 11 Charcoal Hill Road, $2,300,000

Joseph J. & Mary Ellen Adipietro to Jay & Veasna Suchotliff, 24 Jennings Court, $2,225,000

Holly R. Wilkinson to National Residential Nominee Services Inc., 9 Broadview Road, $1,430,000

Leo Levieff Est. to Whist II LLC, 1 Sandpiper Road, $2,000,000

National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Seth J. Morris, 9 Broadview Road, $1,430,000

Christopher J. Hickman to Jason & Kyoung Ok Bitsky, 39 Silent Grove North, $608,000

Tobias & Eileen Lee to Brian Corbett & Lydia Josephs, 5 Ivy Terrace, $1,949,000

Rocco J. Urciuoli Est. to Al W. King III, 36 Ferry Lane East, $850,000

3 Farmer Road LLC to Pamelynn G. Esperanza & Andrew D. Schwartz, 3 Farmer Road, $2,600,000

155A South Compo LLC to Lisa Wittbrodt, 155A Compo Road South, $448,000

Theodore R. & Susan W. Kantor to Heather & Michael Canale, 7 Greenlea Court $1,350,000

Mortimer Drive LLC to Sara & Adam Gilbert, 146 Old Road, $2,440,000

Terrance A. Doyle to Frank J. & Mary F. Kelty, 310 Lansdowne $832,500

Eric W. & Melinda Hardy Goff to Emil John DeLuca & Rebecca Ajavananda, 23 Gault Ave., $1,600,000

Joseph D. & Marybeth Teklits to Scott & Laura Crocombe, 10 Sugar Maple Lane, $2,050,000

Deborah M. Reif to Maria Licursi, 3 Hillside Road, $3,298,000

Westport 500 Main St. Developments LP to Derek & Tamara Koton, 2 Daybreak Commons, $1,225,000

Robert B. Earle & Bianca Helderman to Daniel Bennett & Kate Daggett, 8 Hockanum Road, $2,100,000

Edward J. & Elizabeth R. Cataldo to Jacob & Elizabeth Glaser, 133 Old Road, $1,699,000

Negreiro & Son Construction LLC to Brett David & Remy Brooke Strause, 20 Woodhill Road, $2,199,900

Fine Builders LLC to Jonathan Scott & Jessica Leventhal, 33 North Ave., $2,300,000

Deborah J. McWhirter to Adam M. & Katherine R. Apton, 76 Ludlow Road, $1,595,000

Albert S. Beasley Est. to Molly Hickok, 133 Lansdowne, $599,000

Charles S. & Lisa Teixeira to Theodore R. & Susan W. Kantor, 22 Flower Farm Circle, $1,260,000

Hu Yan & Wen-Min Hou to Regina Eum & David Ormsbee, 9 Colony Road, $890,000

Gregory & Kelli O’Hara Naughton to Joshua G. & Alison D. Meyer, 12 Oak Ridge Park,  $1,425,000

John N. Nakashian to Deborah & Michael Powsner, 11 Spriteview Ave., $1,120,000

Carol N. Gluckman to James J. & Sally Lavery Deary III, 226 Lansdowne, $683,000

Frank J. & Mary F. Kelty to Coastal Luxury Homes LLC, 14 Mortar Rock Road, $875,000

Alin B. Chelico to Richard Nevin & Deborah Louise Webb, 37 Compo Beach Road, $1,950,000

Robert J. & Dorothy Hamilton-Corona to Julio Perez Fontan & Susan T. Arnold, 7 Foxfire Lane, $1,475,000

Stuart & Shira Friedman to Ilana Whitestone Tamar & Celia Kuznick, Trs., 11 Charcoal Hill Road, $2,300,000

Joseph J. & Mary Ellen Adipietro to Jay & Veasna Suchotliff, 24 Jennings Court, $2,225,000

Holly R. Wilkinson to National Residential Nominee Services Inc., 9 Broadview Road, $1,430,000

Leo Levieff Est. to Whist II LLC, 1 Sandpiper Road, $2,000,000

National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Seth J. Morris, 9 Broadview Road, $1,430,000

Christopher J. Hickman to Jason & Kyoung Ok Bitsky, 39 Silent Grove North, $608,000

Tobias & Eileen Lee to Brian Corbett & Lydia Josephs, 5 Ivy Terrace, $1,949,000

Rocco J. Urciuoli Est. to Al W. King III, 36 Ferry Lane East, $850,000

3 Farmer Road LLC to Pamelynn G. Esperanza & Andrew D. Schwartz, 3 Farmer Road, $2,600,000

155A South Compo LLC to Lisa Wittbrodt, 155A Compo Road South, $448,000

Theodore R. & Susan W. Kantor to Heather & Michael Canale, 7 Greenlea Court $1,350,000

Mortimer Drive LLC to Sara & Adam Gilbert, 146 Old Road, $2,440,000

Terrance A. Doyle to Frank J. & Mary F. Kelty, 310 Lansdowne $832,500

Eric W. & Melinda Hardy Goff to Emil John DeLuca & Rebecca Ajavananda, 23 Gault Ave., $1,600,000

Joseph D. & Marybeth Teklits to Scott & Laura Crocombe, 10 Sugar Maple Lane, $2,050,000

Deborah M. Reif to Maria Licursi, 3 Hillside Road, $3,298,000

Westport 500 Main St. Developments LP to Derek & Tamara Koton, 2 Daybreak Commons, $1,225,000

Robert B. Earle & Bianca Helderman to Daniel Bennett & Kate Daggett, 8 Hockanum Road, $2,100,000

Edward J. & Elizabeth R. Cataldo to Jacob & Elizabeth Glaser, 133 Old Road, $1,699,000

Negreiro & Son Construction LLC to Brett David & Remy Brooke Strause, 20 Woodhill Road, $2,199,900

Fine Builders LLC to Jonathan Scott & Jessica Leventhal, 33 North Ave., $2,300,000

Deborah J. McWhirter to Adam M. & Katherine R. Apton, 76 Ludlow Road, $1,595,000

Albert S. Beasley Est. to Molly Hickok, 133 Lansdowne, $599,000

Charles S. & Lisa Teixeira to Theodore R. & Susan W. Kantor, 22 Flower Farm Circle, $1,260,000

Hu Yan & Wen-Min Hou to Regina Eum & David Ormsbee, 9 Colony Road, $890,000

Gregory & Kelli O’Hara Naughton to Joshua G. & Alison D. Meyer, 12 Oak Ridge Park,  $1,425,000

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020


Westport Town Offices, Schools, Library, & Senior Center are closed.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Labor Day Book Sale (pre-paid admission only)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Labor Day Drive Thru BBQ for Seniors
Noon – 4 p.m. – MoCA Westport – “Helmut Lang: 41.1595° N, 73.3882° W”
1:30 p.m. – Westport Senior Center via Zoom – Friends of the WCSA Concert: Heather Hardy
7 p.m. – MoCA Westport (19 Newtown Turnpike) – Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars: Alexa Tarantino

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

State Says It has Hired a Disinformation Expert

A major reason the system can’t be breached is that it is not centralized, but run by each of Connecticut’s 169 towns, she said. “We’re fairly confident that the towns have secure systems.”

However, Merrill said she is concerned about disinformation campaigns aimed at confusing voters and suppressing the vote.

“Literally, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on these efforts,” she said.

The state will receive $5.4 million in federal funds to enhance the safety of in-person voting in polling places, expand vote at home mail-in voting, and protect the security and integrity of the election and the counting of ballots. 

Merrill said she is using some of the money, which comes from one of the stimulus bills approved by Congress this year, to hire an expert in disinformation campaigns to protect Connecticut voters from foreign attempts to influence their votes.

“We are hoping we will be able to head this off at the pass,” she said.

Gabe Rosenberg, spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, said the office has hired an election information security analyst on a contract basis through the election “to identify mis- and disinformation related to Connecticut elections, reporting and correcting it in real-time, and identifying any other information threats in the planning stage.”

Murphy said the Russians are the most active when it comes to voter disinformation campaigns.

Promoted by Russian media, stories are circulating of the posting on the “dark web” of voter information from Connecticut and a handful of other states.

According to the stories, for each American voter in the database, the following information is available: full name, date of birth, sex, date of registration, home address, zip code, email address, voter ID number, and polling station number.

Merrill said the only information identified in these circulating stories is public information already available. But she said she is concerned that misleading stories like these — stories falsely insinuating there has been a security breach — could keep Connecticut residents from casting a ballot.

“I just want to assure voters we are on top of this,” she said.

During a trip to North Carolina on Wednesday, President Donald Trump suggested that those who vote by mail “then go and vote” in person as well. Intentionally voting twice is illegal.

Today, Trump said he meant that people who vote by mail should follow up by going to a polling place to make sure their vote has been counted, and if not, to then vote again.

Merrill said it would be extremely difficult, because of the town-based electoral system, for any Connecticut voter to castSt a ballot twice.

A major reason the system can’t be breached is that it is not centralized, but run by each of Connecticut’s 169 towns, she said. “We’re fairly confident that the towns have secure systems.”

However, Merrill said she is concerned about disinformation campaigns aimed at confusing voters and suppressing the vote.

“Literally, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on these efforts,” she said.

The state will receive $5.4 million in federal funds to enhance the safety of in-person voting in polling places, expand vote at home mail-in voting, and protect the security and integrity of the election and the counting of ballots. 

Merrill said she is using some of the money, which comes from one of the stimulus bills approved by Congress this year, to hire an expert in disinformation campaigns to protect Connecticut voters from foreign attempts to influence their votes.

“We are hoping we will be able to head this off at the pass,” she said.

Gabe Rosenberg, spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, said the office has hired an election information security analyst on a contract basis through the election “to identify mis- and disinformation related to Connecticut elections, reporting and correcting it in real-time, and identifying any other information threats in the planning stage.”

Murphy said the Russians are the most active when it comes to voter disinformation campaigns.

Promoted by Russian media, stories are circulating of the posting on the “dark web” of voter information from Connecticut and a handful of other states.

According to the stories, for each American voter in the database, the following information is available: full name, date of birth, sex, date of registration, home address, zip code, email address, voter ID number, and polling station number.

Merrill said the only information identified in these circulating stories is public information already available. But she said she is concerned that misleading stories like these — stories falsely insinuating there has been a security breach — could keep Connecticut residents from casting a ballot.

“I just want to assure voters we are on top of this,” she said.

During a trip to North Carolina on Wednesday, President Donald Trump suggested that those who vote by mail “then go and vote” in person as well. Intentionally voting twice is illegal.

Today, Trump said he meant that people who vote by mail should follow up by going to a polling place to make sure their vote has been counted, and if not, to then vote again.

Merrill said it would be extremely difficult, because of the town-based electoral system, for any Connecticut voter to castSt a ballot twice.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020


Westport Town Offices, Schools, Library, & Senior Center are closed.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 50 Imperial Ave. – Westport Farmers Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – MoCA Westport – “Helmut Lang: 41.1595° N, 73.3882° W”
7 p.m. – Electronically – Planning & Zoning Commission: live streamed on http://www.westportct.gov, Optimum ch. 79, Frontier ch. 6020

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

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020


Westport Town Offices, Schools, & Senior Center are closed.
9:30 a.m. – via Zoom – Pension Investment & 401(k) and Defined Contribution Plan Investment Committees
10 a.m. – via Zoom – Westport Senior Center SWCAA Caregiver Support Group
Noon – 4 p.m. – MoCA Westport – “Helmut Lang: 41.1595° N, 73.3882° W”
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Library – open for limited services
7:30 p.m. – Electronically – Board of Finance: live streamed on http://www.westportct.gov, Optimum ch. 79, Frontier ch. 6020
7:30 p.m. – 646-876-9923 ID: 865 5419 8429 – Flood & Erosion Control Board

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

Sherwood Island 9/11 Services to Proceed

It said that arrangements will be made to ensure that attendees have space to spread out.

The memorial is on a peninsula at the park, where on a clear day the Manhattan skyline can be viewed across the Long Island Sound.

Sherwood Island, the Connecticut’s first state park, was chosen as the memorial’s location because it was where many people had gathered in 2001 to observe the devastation in lower Manhattan.

The site was also used by the Connecticut National Guard as a staging area for Connecticut’s relief efforts to New York City in the days immediately following the attacks.

 

 

It said that arrangements will be made to ensure that attendees have space to spread out.

The memorial is on a peninsula at the park, where on a clear day the Manhattan skyline can be viewed across the Long Island Sound.

Sherwood Island, the Connecticut’s first state park, was chosen as the memorial’s location because it was where many people had gathered in 2001 to observe the devastation in lower Manhattan.

The site was also used by the Connecticut National Guard as a staging area for Connecticut’s relief efforts to New York City in the days immediately following the attacks.