The Planning & Zoning Commission took no action last night on the retail and hotel project known as The Hamlet at Saugatuck.
Discussion, including comments from the public, ranged from building heights and setbacks to where the proposal fits in the town’s affordable housing plans.
Conversations on the text and map amendment requested for The Hamlet will continue on November 14.
Wakeman Town Farm has many traditions.
The Thanksgiving Pie Sale is only 3 years old. But it’s already one of the most anticipated of all WTF events.
Plus, it’s for a
good great cause. Thanks to a partnership with Earth Animal, the Farm and Westporters will raise funds for Connecticut Food Share, helping neighbors in need.
Oronoque Farms is baking up a storm. Choices include apple and blueberry pies (traditional and crumb), and the holiday classic pumpkin pie.
Click here for pie sizes, prices, and pickup dates and times. Orders end November 18.
The Westport Police have released arrest reports for the October 26-November 2 period.
Three people were detained in custody. Two were charged with identify theft. One was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, forgery and the sale of a controlled substance.
The following citations were issued:
- Traveling unreasonably fast (8)
- Cell phone, 1st offense (6)
- Violation of any traffic commission regulation (4)
- Misuse of plates (4)
- Operating an unregistered vehicle (4)
- Failure to display plates (3)
- Discussion, act or intent to commit a crime (2)
- Larceny, 6th degree (2)
- Speeding (1)
- Improper passing/cutting off (1)
- Operating a motor vehicle without a license (1)
- Operating a motor vehicle under suspension (1)
- Failure to have stop lamps/turn signals (1)
- Stop sign violation (1)
- Failure to obey control signal (1).
Speaking of cops:
The WPD and Stop & Shop are again sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations support Homes with Hope’s Food Pantry at the Gillespie Center. and Westport Human Services’ Food Pantry.
Police officers and volunteers will accept non-perishable food items and cash donations at Stop & Shop this Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Suggested items include: Applesauce, Brownie/Cake/Pie mix, Breakfast Bars, Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Gravy, Canned meat/tuna, Cereal, Cranberry Sauce, Dry Milk Envelopes, Hamburger or Tuna Helper, Hearty Soups, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Oatmeal, Pasta Sauce, Peanut butter & Jelly, Rice, and Stuffing. No glass jars!
It’s leaf collection time!
The Department of Public Works begins curbside leaf collection on Monday (November 7).
All leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags near the curb of a town street by December 5. Residents living on private streets must place their leaves behind the curb of an intersecting town roadway. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be picked up.
There is no need to call for a pick-up. Crews will complete pick-ups as schedules allow. For further information, call 203-341-1120 or click here.
Meanwhile, extended fall hours begin at the Bayberry Brush Facility (180 Bayberry Lane, behind the Aspetuck Health District.
The yard waste site is now open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Extended Saturday hours are in effect through December 10.
Westport residents with valid proof of residency may dump up to 6 30-gallon bags or containers full of leaves without a fee. Plastic bags are not allowed.
Any van, pickup or tag-along trailer exceeding the 6-bag limit will be charged $40 per load. Any vehicle or trailer larger than a conventional pickup with a 4-foot by 8-foot bed will be charged $90 per ton.
Any vehicles with a 9-foot body or vehicles changed to significantly enlarge their factory design size will be charged $90 per ton, estimated at 2 ton without weigh slip ($180).
Dump tickets must be purchased at Town Hall, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or by Department of Public Works, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had major flooding here. (Knock wood.)
First Selectwoman Jen Tooker, and the Public Works, Planning & Zoning, and Conservation Departments have arranged a series of open meetings to discuss stream flooding and the town’s responses to it.
Officials and personnel experienced in flooding issues and flood plain management, as well as regulations and oversight authority, will attend.
Each meeting will cover specific streams in Westport. There will be a general overview, followed by a forum for anyone to raise specific issues. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting specific to their neighborhood, but may attend any session they choose.
Information from these meetings will be analyzed, and sent to the Flood and Erosion Control Board to determine flooding priorities.
The meetings will take place in Town Hall on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. The full schedule:
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Yesterday morning, “06880” reported on a new stop sign on the corner of Greens Farms Road and Bulkley Avenue South. Drivers blew right past it.
Yesterday afternoon, it was gone.
That was fast!
Just like the drivers who ignored it.
Popular Westport photographer Tom Kretsch is being featured at Picture This – Nylen Gallery, the custom frame shop. The theme is “Chasing the Light.”
There’s a reception November 10 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.). It’s a chance to relax — just like the moods of his local scenes. For more information, click here.
Many members of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston spent years working in New York City.
Their hours were long, the commute hard. They didn’t have a lot of time to see a lot of the city.
Now — with many of them retired — they’re enjoying New York walking tours.
Tuesday’s — the 6th in the series — included a jaunt over the Queensboro Bridge. Also called the 59th Street Bridge (by Simon & Garfunkel) and the Ed Koch Bridge (by no one), it connects Manhattan with Long Island City, via Roosevelt Island.
Check out the photo below. Looks like the Y’s men were feelin’ groovy.
CAMP Gallery’s newest exhibit is a solo show by Westport artist Liz Leggett. It’s a new venue for the well-known MoCA curator.
Leggett’s vibrant abstract work formed a perfect background when she posed (below) with fellow Westporter Ifeseyi Gayle.
Westport attorneys Ken Bernhard and Ted Freedman have again joined forces for a “Soles4Souls” collection. They’re gathering donations of shoes from residents to help lift people out of poverty, and support those who are homeless in the US and around the world.
From now through Thanksgiving, there are collection boxes at Town Hall, police headquarters and the Senior Center. Donors can drop off new or gently used shoes (with no holes or mold). Please tie the laces together, or use rubber bands to keep matched pairs joined.
In the past, Soles4Souls has collected 3,000 pairs of shoes. Bernhard and Freedman hope for at least 500 pairs this year. For more information, click here.
Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo looks like a painting.
This fall has been the season that keeps on giving. We are lucky indeed to enjoy scenes like this.
And finally … in honor of the Y’s Men’s trip to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (story above):
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