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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Police: Westport Uncle Had Heroin in Room with 2-Year-Old

Officers arrested a Westport man on drug and risk of injury to a child charges for having heroin in the same room as his 2-year-old nephew, police said today.

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Danny Frazier: held on $10,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Danny Frazier, 38, of 1655 Post Road East, was arrested on a warrant at Norwalk Superior Court Thursday where he had appeared on another charge.

According to Lt. David Farrell, the Westport charges date back to an incident in December stemming from the report of a missing 2-year-old. It was learned at the time that the child had been taken by his uncle, Frazier.

“While the officers were in the home on the date of the complaint, they observed a clear plastic cigarette wrapper with a small amount of brownish powder inside on Danny Frazier’s bed,” Farrell said.

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Police: Couple Held in Attempted Home Invasion, Threatening, Drug Possession

Officers arrested a Bronx, New York woman for trying to force her way into a Jonathan Lane home and her boyfriend for threatening, police said today.

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Cristin Towle (l) and Seneca Abreu: each held on $5,000 bond. Westport Police photos

They said the man, Seneca Abreu, 40, threatened to shoot the homeowner and the woman, Cristin Towle, 35, was carrying 11 bundles of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Towle was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and threatening, and Abreu with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Each was held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

According to Lt. David Farrell, officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Thursday following a complaint.

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Health Director on West Nile: ‘Don’t Panic, Take Precautions’

By James Lomuscio

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station’s (CAES) announcement Tuesday that a West Nile Virus (WNV) infected mosquito was found in Westport comes as no surprise to Mark Cooper, director of the Westport Weston Health District (WWHD). WestportNow.com Image
Mark Cooper: “It happens every year.” File photo

“It’s not unexpected,” Cooper said. “There’s no reason to panic because it happens every year.”

He added that the mosquito captured from a CAES collection point July 18 on North Avenue, one of two collection stations in town, “is the bird biting mosquito.”

“So, it takes a bit of time for it to jump into the mosquitoes that predominantly bite humans,” Cooper said. “But it will happen, and it will happen before the end of the summer.”

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07/26/17 05:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wilton Road Crash Sends One to Hospital

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A collision between a car and a truck today on Westport’s Wilton Road at Bolton Lane sent the car on its side, trapping one man inside. Firefighters extricated him and Westport EMS transported him to Norwalk Hospital. A portion of Wilton Road was closed between Kings Highway North and River Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  WestportNow.com photo

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Inspecting the Damage

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Westport firefighters examine a car that ended up on its side after a collision today with a box truck on Westport’s Wilton Road at Bolton Lane. A man in the car was trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. His condition was not known.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Grounded”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - DeweyKnit: Grade 4 to Adult
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Children’s Series: Dirty Sock Funtime Band
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Public Star Party (if skies are clear)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

West Nile Virus Infected Mosquito Found in Westport

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) said today it has identified West Nile Virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes in four new towns including Westport.

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A map shows where infected mosquitoes have been found since late June.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) CAES graphic

The Westport mosquito was captured July 18 at the state’s collection point on North Avenue, a news release said

Infected mosquitoes were also found in Greenwich, South Windsor, and Stratford, it said.

The latest infected mosquitoes were trapped from July 12 to July 19. More WNV positive mosquitoes were also identified in West Haven where the virus had been previously found in late June, the first this year.

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07/25/17 09:23 PM Comments () • Permalink

Affordable Housing Redo Offers Westport ‘Breathing Room’

By James Lomuscio

The state’s affordable housing statute 8-30g has long been the bane of local municipalities because it allows developers to override zoning regulations if a municipality does not have 10 percent of its housing stock deemed affordable.

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Developer Philip Craft of Easton shows off a redesign of his proposed four-story affordable housing complex at 1177 Post Road East, which he presented to the Representative Town Meeting last October. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport is one of those towns, and 8-30g has been on the mouths and minds of local officials for years. The fear is that an unscrupulous developer could use it to ride roughshod over zoning regulations by providing just a small percentage of affordable units.

In the meantime, towns have been seeking four-year moratoriums to reach the state mandated housing stock goal by way of points based on affordable housing units in place.

On Monday, concerns over 8-30g lessened, with 138 of the state’s 169 municipalities not at the 10 percent goal catching a break.

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07/25/17 08:30 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Scouts at Jamboree

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Boy Scouts from Westport troops 36, 39, and 100 are attending National Scout Jamboree 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. About 35,000 scouts from around the world are attending. The event concludes on Thursday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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07/25/17 07:57 PM Comments () • Permalink

Domestic Violence Task Force Launches Salon Gift Drive

The Westport Domestic Violence Task Force (WDVTF) announced today the launch of a salon gift certificate drive to benefit women at two area Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) shelters.

The drive, which asks local salons to donate gift certificates for hairdressing and coloring, begins Tuesday, Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

“The women and children residing in these shelters have fled violent households, often with just the clothes on their backs,” said Police Lt. Jillian Cabana, WDVTF co-chair.

“Many women in these shelters have been out of the work force for a while and want to prepare themselves for job interviews, or they are looking to change their appearance to avoid an abuser,” she added.

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07/25/17 05:12 PM Comments () • Permalink

Library Hosts Strategist Brian Reich on Aug. 7

The Westport Library will host strategist and speechwriter Brian Reich on Monday, Aug. 7 to discuss his new book “The Imagination Gap.”

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Brian Reich: imagination makes the difference. Contributed photo

Reich argues in his book that imagination makes the difference between projects that succeed and those that don’t, and is the key ingredient that transforms an idea from interesting into world-changing.

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Large Reading Room. The evening will also feature “imagination challenges” designed for all ages, to encourage the use of imagination and include questions, prompts, and directives, an announcement said.

Reich, partner at little m media, is a strategist and speechwriter for executive leaders at global brands, media companies, startups, nonprofits, political, and advocacy organizations.

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07/25/17 02:47 PM Comments () • Permalink

Hits the Turkey Spot

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For almost an hour on Monday, an adult male turkey claimed Earthplace Animal Technician David Denaro’s car as his resting spot. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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