Tuesday, December 07, 2021

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CT Submits Application to FEMA for Supplemental Disaster Wage Unemployment

“It is important to remember that this is only a temporary backstop. It’s imperative that the Trump administration reach an agreement with Congress on comprehensive legislation that provides stable and long-term funding to supplement weekly unemployment benefits.”

“This program will certainly provide some level of assistance to Connecticut’s weekly filers who, without the federal supplement, receive an average of $269.00 per week,” Connecticut Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby said.

The program requires states to establish an entirely new process for claimants to access the FEMA funding. New unemployment claimants and existing state and extended benefits claimants will be required to self-certify that they are eligible under the federal guidelines.

“It is important to remember that this is only a temporary backstop. It’s imperative that the Trump administration reach an agreement with Congress on comprehensive legislation that provides stable and long-term funding to supplement weekly unemployment benefits.”

“This program will certainly provide some level of assistance to Connecticut’s weekly filers who, without the federal supplement, receive an average of $269.00 per week,” Connecticut Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby said.

The program requires states to establish an entirely new process for claimants to access the FEMA funding. New unemployment claimants and existing state and extended benefits claimants will be required to self-certify that they are eligible under the federal guidelines.

Westport COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Unchanged

The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was unchanged at 342 (327 confirmed and 15 probable) while the number of deaths also was unchanged at 23.

Gov Ned Lamont’s office today announced 87 new cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut out of 7,518 tests, for a rate of about 1.2% — slightly higher than the state’s usual rate but still much lower than other states have experienced.

Additionally, state numbers reveal two more coronavirus-linked deaths, bringing the state’s total to 4,460.

The state currently has 54 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 up seven since Thursday but down from a week ago. Hospitalizations have tended to fall on weekends then rise during the week but have generally trended downward in recent weeks and months.

Richard Schwaeber, 87

Richard Schwaeber of Westport died Aug. 21 at home. He was 87.

He was born in New York City to the late Arthur and Evelyn Schwaeber. He was a graduate of NYU and had his own CPA firm for over 65 years.

He was a resident of Westport for 24 years and was an avid classic car lover. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, antiquing and sitting by the water at Compo Beach.

He is survived by his wife Beulah of almost 67 years, daughter Andrea, sons Robert and Wayne, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter and was predeceased by his son Jeffrey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

Westport Property Transfers Aug. 3-7, 2020

David B. & Elizabeth C, Kasabian to Matthew & Katherine Davis, 36 Pumpkin Hill, $1,260,000

John H. & Stephanie Blevins to Yaniv & Alexandra Willinger Cohen, 17 North Ave., $1,789,000

David S. & Cheryl S. Montoya to Michele & Jean-Marie Bergeal, 5 Tall Trees Drive, $921,000

Andaleeb Maksoon Hossain to Elizabeth Kasabian, 24 Timber Lane, $795,000

Paul Harvey Revocable Trust to Ruth-Anne Ring Perliss, 305 Harvest Commons, $590,000

Krister H. Holm & Anne Marie Brorsson-Holm to Michael F. & Arielle Wein, 5 Lamplight Lane, $1,850,000

Able Construction Inc. to Lee & Jennifer Shufro, 141 Old Road, $2,950,000

Richard A. & Carol B. Stein to Victor & Kit Loo, 3 Winding Court, $1,500,000

James R. Cook & Marxianna M. Moe-Cook to Jeffrey White, 12 Cottage Lane, $900,000

Martin U. Mossakowski to Martin & Dana Paniagua, 8 Mansfield Place, $900,000

George A. & Susan B. Thomson to Michael & Lindsay Murphy, 29 Cob Drive, $1,477,000

Alexander & Diana Dunev to Joshua Beaton & Beth Stevens, 39 Pequot Trail, $1,384,000

Alexander Charles Quintner & Maria Garcia Quintner to Jolanda Zickmann & Domenico Calandra, 5 Laurel Road, $1,742,500

Paul & Sara Felcher to Kiersten & Timothy Feil, 6 Pleasant Valley Lane, $2,450,000

Philip G. & Stacy L. Casparius to Barry Taylor & Rachel Schwartz, 25 Burr Farms Road, $1,525,000

Richard Grimaldi to Brad & Julie Podolec, 6 Vineyard Lane $787,500

Jeffrey F. & Kristy L. Carcara to Nicholas P. & Jessica H. Donahue, 9 Marsh Road, $1,140,000

Dennis & Karen Geelan to Kay Chen & Pavel May, 23 Stoneboat Road $720,000

Neil Bhatia to Mark & Stefani Silverstein, 166 Cross Highway, $3,700,000

Brian C. & Joy S. Dolan to Patrick & Raeann McEvoy, 3 Tamarac Road, $1,205,000

Patrick H. & Julia Tess Scott to Olivia Marie & Frank William Eucalitto, 26 Woods Grove Road, $760,000

David N. & Lynda B. Tucker Trs. to Aaron Jeffrey & Arian Sultan, 18 Hermit Lane, $1,375,000

David R. & Bernadette S. Scanlon Trs. to Daniel E. & Lauren Saft Ginsberg, 209 Greens Farms Road, $1,349,000

Sajal Mitra to Zhigang Zhang & Jian Yang, 5 Ruta Court, $907,000

David G. Call & Marion Leaman to Philip & Stephanie E. Kresgo, 66 High Point Road, $875,000

John P. & Gail M. Coykendall to Wade & Swapna Podlich, 28 Island Way, $1,432,500

Marsha Marshall Et Al to Mattera Construction 30 Fairfield Avenue, 30 Fairfield Ave., $1,000,000

Renuka Arunkumar to Maria Garcia-Quintner & Alexander Charles Quintner, 6 Birch St., $835,000

Greg & Lisa H. Lewin to Jennifer Lynn & Bretton Harris Permesly, 10 Charcoal Hill Road, $1,325,000

Glenn & Tara Gans to Andrew & Elise Zimmerman, 12 Sherwood Farms Lane, $1,290,000

Peter H. Haile to Regina Kiska, Unit 111, 35 Bridge St., $150,000

Dennis M. & Francis M. Bresnan to Joshua & Alessandra Russo Nassi, 36 Valley Road, $750.000

David B. & Elizabeth C, Kasabian to Matthew & Katherine Davis, 36 Pumpkin Hill, $1,260,000

John H. & Stephanie Blevins to Yaniv & Alexandra Willinger Cohen, 17 North Ave., $1,789,000

David S. & Cheryl S. Montoya to Michele & Jean-Marie Bergeal, 5 Tall Trees Drive, $921,000

Andaleeb Maksoon Hossain to Elizabeth Kasabian, 24 Timber Lane, $795,000

Paul Harvey Revocable Trust to Ruth-Anne Ring Perliss, 305 Harvest Commons, $590,000

Krister H. Holm & Anne Marie Brorsson-Holm to Michael F. & Arielle Wein, 5 Lamplight Lane, $1,850,000

Able Construction Inc. to Lee & Jennifer Shufro, 141 Old Road, $2,950,000

Richard A. & Carol B. Stein to Victor & Kit Loo, 3 Winding Court, $1,500,000

James R. Cook & Marxianna M. Moe-Cook to Jeffrey White, 12 Cottage Lane, $900,000

Martin U. Mossakowski to Martin & Dana Paniagua, 8 Mansfield Place, $900,000

George A. & Susan B. Thomson to Michael & Lindsay Murphy, 29 Cob Drive, $1,477,000

Alexander & Diana Dunev to Joshua Beaton & Beth Stevens, 39 Pequot Trail, $1,384,000

Alexander Charles Quintner & Maria Garcia Quintner to Jolanda Zickmann & Domenico Calandra, 5 Laurel Road, $1,742,500

Paul & Sara Felcher to Kiersten & Timothy Feil, 6 Pleasant Valley Lane, $2,450,000

Philip G. & Stacy L. Casparius to Barry Taylor & Rachel Schwartz, 25 Burr Farms Road, $1,525,000

Richard Grimaldi to Brad & Julie Podolec, 6 Vineyard Lane $787,500

Jeffrey F. & Kristy L. Carcara to Nicholas P. & Jessica H. Donahue, 9 Marsh Road, $1,140,000

Dennis & Karen Geelan to Kay Chen & Pavel May, 23 Stoneboat Road $720,000

Neil Bhatia to Mark & Stefani Silverstein, 166 Cross Highway, $3,700,000

Brian C. & Joy S. Dolan to Patrick & Raeann McEvoy, 3 Tamarac Road, $1,205,000

Patrick H. & Julia Tess Scott to Olivia Marie & Frank William Eucalitto, 26 Woods Grove Road, $760,000

David N. & Lynda B. Tucker Trs. to Aaron Jeffrey & Arian Sultan, 18 Hermit Lane, $1,375,000

David R. & Bernadette S. Scanlon Trs. to Daniel E. & Lauren Saft Ginsberg, 209 Greens Farms Road, $1,349,000

Sajal Mitra to Zhigang Zhang & Jian Yang, 5 Ruta Court, $907,000

David G. Call & Marion Leaman to Philip & Stephanie E. Kresgo, 66 High Point Road, $875,000

John P. & Gail M. Coykendall to Wade & Swapna Podlich, 28 Island Way, $1,432,500

Marsha Marshall Et Al to Mattera Construction 30 Fairfield Avenue, 30 Fairfield Ave., $1,000,000

Renuka Arunkumar to Maria Garcia-Quintner & Alexander Charles Quintner, 6 Birch St., $835,000

Greg & Lisa H. Lewin to Jennifer Lynn & Bretton Harris Permesly, 10 Charcoal Hill Road, $1,325,000

Glenn & Tara Gans to Andrew & Elise Zimmerman, 12 Sherwood Farms Lane, $1,290,000

Peter H. Haile to Regina Kiska, Unit 111, 35 Bridge St., $150,000

Dennis M. & Francis M. Bresnan to Joshua & Alessandra Russo Nassi, 36 Valley Road, $750.000

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020


Westport Town Offices, Schools, & Senior Center are closed.
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
7:45 p.m. – Imperial Parking Lot – Remarkable Theater Pop-Up Drive-In: “The Princess Bride”

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

Robert J.  Phillips, 77

Bob is survived by his loving wife Celeste, his sons, David Phillips of Portsmouth, and Mark Phillips and his wife Wei Shen of Brookfield, Wisconsin; his four granddaughters, Mia, Camryn, Olivia and Anna Phillips; his sister, Beverly Krasner and her husband Fred of Medford, Oregon; and a brother in-law Vincent Paolizzi of Ocean City, New Jersey and several nieces and nephews.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Celeste, his sons, David Phillips of Portsmouth, and Mark Phillips and his wife Wei Shen of Brookfield, Wisconsin; his four granddaughters, Mia, Camryn, Olivia and Anna Phillips; his sister, Beverly Krasner and her husband Fred of Medford, Oregon; and a brother in-law Vincent Paolizzi of Ocean City, New Jersey and several nieces and nephews.

Town Clerk: Absentee Ballots ‘Will Triple Our Workload’

Each absentee ballot will have two envelopes. The outside one “with a serial number identifying the voter as you,” and an internal one with the candidate form to guarantee anonymity.

Strauss said that counting the votes, as well as processing requests for absentee ballots, however, will be easier thanks to bar codes that are easily scanned.

That’s not to say that absentee, mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic will not have it glitches considering what the town saw during the buildup to and aftermath of the Aug. 11 primary.

True, more people voted by mail as opposed to the one polling location Democratic Registrar of Voters Marla Cowden and Republican Registrar of Voters Richard Ruggiano had set up.

For example, 2,726 registered Democrats voted by mail in the primary and only 518 in person, Straus said. For the 4,076 registered Republicans there only a 23% turnout, 965. Of that amount, 549 were absentee and 416 voted in person.

With unaffiliated voters added, Westport has approximately 19,000 potential voters for the November election.

For the August primary, 4,788 applications were requested and mailed out, yet only 3,275 were returned on time.

“About 1,500 people didn’t return their ballots,” Strauss said.

“Electors must be aware that the absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk by the close of polls Nov. 3 by 8 p.m.,” she added, saying that a Nov. 3 postmark along will not qualify the ballot.

The First Selectman’s Office issued the following news release:

Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced the following information concerning voting at the Nov. 3 election.

This year, an elector can vote either in person at the polls from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, or by mail in (absentee) ballot.

The Secretary of the State (SOTS) will be sending applications for absentee ballots to all registered voters the first two weeks in September.  Completed applications should be delivered to the town clerk’s office as soon as possible, either by dropping off in the black drop box located at the rear entrance of Town Hall or by mailing to Westport Town Clerk, 110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT 06880.

Ballots will be issued by the town clerk’s office starting Monday, Oct. 5 by mail or in person by appointment only. 

Beginning Oct. 5, your completed ballot may be dropped off at Town Hall using the Official Ballot Drop Box located at the rear entrance of Town Hall or by mailing to Westport Town Clerk, 110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT 06880.

Please note – you do not have to vote by absentee ballot.  The polls will be open on Election Day for in person voting.

More information regarding absentee voting, checking your voter registration, registering to vote, or making changes to your voter registration can be found on our website at http://www.westportct.gov under the 2020 Elections Information page.

If you have already submitted an application to receive a mail in ballot for the Nov. 3 election, please disregard the additional application you will receive from SOTS in September.

Each absentee ballot will have two envelopes. The outside one “with a serial number identifying the voter as you,” and an internal one with the candidate form to guarantee anonymity.

Strauss said that counting the votes, as well as processing requests for absentee ballots, however, will be easier thanks to bar codes that are easily scanned.

That’s not to say that absentee, mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic will not have it glitches considering what the town saw during the buildup to and aftermath of the Aug. 11 primary.

True, more people voted by mail as opposed to the one polling location Democratic Registrar of Voters Marla Cowden and Republican Registrar of Voters Richard Ruggiano had set up.

For example, 2,726 registered Democrats voted by mail in the primary and only 518 in person, Straus said. For the 4,076 registered Republicans there only a 23% turnout, 965. Of that amount, 549 were absentee and 416 voted in person.

With unaffiliated voters added, Westport has approximately 19,000 potential voters for the November election.

For the August primary, 4,788 applications were requested and mailed out, yet only 3,275 were returned on time.

“About 1,500 people didn’t return their ballots,” Strauss said.

“Electors must be aware that the absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk by the close of polls Nov. 3 by 8 p.m.,” she added, saying that a Nov. 3 postmark along will not qualify the ballot.

The First Selectman’s Office issued the following news release:

Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced the following information concerning voting at the Nov. 3 election.

This year, an elector can vote either in person at the polls from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, or by mail in (absentee) ballot.

The Secretary of the State (SOTS) will be sending applications for absentee ballots to all registered voters the first two weeks in September.  Completed applications should be delivered to the town clerk’s office as soon as possible, either by dropping off in the black drop box located at the rear entrance of Town Hall or by mailing to Westport Town Clerk, 110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT 06880.

Ballots will be issued by the town clerk’s office starting Monday, Oct. 5 by mail or in person by appointment only. 

Beginning Oct. 5, your completed ballot may be dropped off at Town Hall using the Official Ballot Drop Box located at the rear entrance of Town Hall or by mailing to Westport Town Clerk, 110 Myrtle Ave, Westport, CT 06880.

Please note – you do not have to vote by absentee ballot.  The polls will be open on Election Day for in person voting.

More information regarding absentee voting, checking your voter registration, registering to vote, or making changes to your voter registration can be found on our website at http://www.westportct.gov under the 2020 Elections Information page.

If you have already submitted an application to receive a mail in ballot for the Nov. 3 election, please disregard the additional application you will receive from SOTS in September.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020


Westport Town Offices, Schools, & 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”
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Westport Library – Open for limited services
7:30 p.m. – Virtual Westport Library – Writing Conversation with Rea Frey & Hank Phillippi Ryan
7:45 p.m. – Imperial Parking Lot – Remarkable Theater Pop-Up Drive-In: “Get Out”

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