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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Power Outages Affect Westporters

UPDATE A power outage occurred as more rain moved through the area late today, affecting scores of Westport homes, according to Connecticut Light and Power Company.

At 5:30 p.m., the utility said 62 customers were without power. By 6:15 p.m., it said power had been restored to all customers.

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Smoke Scare Brings Firefighters to Tiffany & Co.

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Westport firefighters responded to Triffany & Co., 40 Post Road East, late today to investigate smoke in the building and an electrical burning smell. The problem was traced to an air handling unit on the roof. Traffic was blocked onTaylor Place a portion of Post Road East while firefighters investigated the incident. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Smoke at Tiffany & Co. Traced to Air Handling Unit

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Westport firefighters traced smoke in Tiffany & Co. late today to a problem with an air handling unit on the roof. Power was shut down to the store while firefighters investigated the problem.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Supports Scouts

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Fifty women today celebrated the 11th annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, described as a traditional English tea,  was a fundraiser for the Connecticut Yankee Council of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The event was held at the Westport home of scout leader Jennifer Jackson. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Flash Flood Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect

UPDATE The National Weather Service said a Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Westport and area until 5:30 p.m. and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 9 p.m.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will move across the region ahead of a cold front through late tonight, it said.

Due to the warm and humid nature of the air mass ahead of the cold front, torrential downpours are likely with storm total rainfall amounts between 2 to 3 inches, the Weather Service said.

Locally higher amounts are expected, increasing the flash flood potential.

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Library Director Outlines New Library Goals

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Westport Library Director Maxine Bleiweis told the Westport Rotary Club today of the shortcomings of the current library facility and plans for the future in her presentation, “The Westport Library - the Next Chapter.”  “We turn away a 1,000 people each month because we don’t have enough room to accommodate their meetings requests,” she told the weekly meeting at Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Bleiweis said the proposed new library will have more meeting space for event seating, study areas and high tech spaces “to continue to make the library a destination for ideas, a university for all with greater functionality.’ (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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At Staples, ‘Cabaret’ Returns for Summer

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The “Emcee” of “Cabaret” and two of his Kit Kat girls, (l-r) Sylvie Lexow, Jack Bowman and Bella Gollomp. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Kerry Long

“Cabaret”—the renowned but edgy musical that’s currently seeing a fresh run on Broadway—is being staged in Westport once again by the Staples Summer Players.

Evening performances are 7:30 Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26. There is also a 3 p.m. matinee Saturday, July 26.

“Players has a long history with ‘Cabaret,’” said David Roth, the director of Staples Players, who himself had the lead role of Emcee in a 1984 production when he was a senior at Staples High School.

“The show has been done many times over the course of Players’ 50-plus year history,” he added.

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Beaches Closed to Swimming Because of Rain

The Westport Weston Health District has ordered Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach closed for swimming today due to heavy rains Monday night, the First Selectman’s Office announced.

It said it is anticipated they will reopen on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


9 a.m. - Noon - Westport Library - July Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott: Un-Making!
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Westport Library - PageTurners: “The Boys in the Boat,” Daniel James Brown
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - July Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott: Un-Making!
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. - Viva Zapata (530 Riverside Avenue) - Green Task Force
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Nora”
8 p.m. - Rolnick Observatory - Westport Astronomical Society Lecture: George McDonald, “Titan’s Surface: Methane Rivers and Plastic Dunes”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Flash Flood Warning Extended

The National Weather Service tonight extended a Flash Flood Warning for Westport and area until 11:30 p.m.

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Stranded

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A car is stranded tonight in floodwaters on Westport’s Imperial Avenue between Keyser Road and Bridge Street, an area that floods quickly during heavy rains. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Sarah Levenson for WestportNow.com

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Shutting Down the Road

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Westport police officers place a barricade on Compo Road South tonight after floodwaters shut down the roadway at the Metro-North railroad overpass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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A Wet End to Commute

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A commuter makes her way to her car in the lower parking lot off Charles Street at the Metro-North train station tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Allan Siegert for WestportNow.com

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Torrential Rains Flood Roadways

UPDATE Torrential rains tonight caused flash flooding on several Westport roads, stranding drivers in their cars.

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A car negotiates flood waters under the railroad overpass on Compo Road South tonight. A short time later, several cars were reported stranded in the water. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Two cars were stuck in flood waters under the Metro-North overpass on Compo Road South as police rushed to shut down the roadway.

Another car was stranded in flood waters on Myrtle Avenue near Post Road East and one in the area of 169 Imperial Ave, police said. Flooding was also reported at Main and Canal.

The weather station at Westport Fire Headquarters measured 2.72 inches of rain during the storm, most of it coming in little more than an hour beginning shortly before 7 p.m. By 8:15 p.m., the rain had all but stopped and water on the flooded roadways began to recede. But by 9 p.m., it was raining again but not as heavily.

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One Lane of Floodwaters

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Floodwaters covered one of the westbound lanes on Post Road East tonight near the intersection of Compo Road North. Almost 2.5 inches of rain fell in little more than an hour, according to the weather station at Westport Fire Headquarters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Water Floods Commuter Lot

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Water was almost over the hubcaps tonight on cars parked in the railroad commuter lot off of Charles Street as torrential rains hit the Westport area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Allan Siegert for WestportNow.com

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Rain Slows Traffic to a Crawl

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Heavy downpours tonight slowed traffic to a crawl on area roadways. View is of the intersection of Compo Road South and Post Road East in Westport.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Waiting for the Rain to Let Up

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Commuters wait at the Westport Metro-North station at Railroad Place tonight for the rain to let up so they can get to their parked cars. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Allan Siegert for WestportNow.com

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Wet Going on Myrtle Avenue

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A car makes its way through flood waters on Myrtle Avenue near Post Roead East tonight as more than 2 inches of rain fell on the area. Later, at least one vehicle was reported stranded at this spot. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Malloy to Visit Sherwood Island Wednesday

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee will be at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport Wednesday for a groundbreaking, officials announced today.

The noon event will mark the start of a $3.1 million refurbishing and greening of the park’s pavilion.

Comprising 238 acres of beach and parklands, the century-old Sherwood Island State Park in also home to Connecticut’s 9/11 Living Memorial.

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Preparing for Larry Silver Historical Society Exhibit

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Westport photographer, artist Larry Silver watches as granddaughter Lauren, a student at Staples High School, helps with installation today at the Westport Historical Society of “Larry Silver/Westport Visions,” opening Thursday, July 24, with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features images of the town’s favorite haunts, quiet spots and humorous encounters of everyday life. Among them is one of Silver’s best known photos (c) of a jogger on the entrance road to Longshore Club Park. The exhibit runs through Oct. 18. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Westport and area until 8 p.m. today.

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Westport Outdoors: Elvira’s

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Elvira’s Old Mill Market and Deli, 222 Hillspoint Road, is today’s featured spot in our WestportNow series, Westport Outdoors, highlighting popular spots where Westporters gather to eat, play, or relax during the warm weather months. Owned by the Yiozanakof family, Nick, Nicki, John and Stacey, Elvira’s is a landmark of the Compo Beach area, where patrons can relax with their takeout at one of the outdoor picnic tables while enjoying a view of Long Island Sound. Elvira’s traces its heritage to the late Kenneth S. Montgomery, who opened the Old Mill Store there in the late 1950s after construction of I-95 forced him to relocate his Compo Grocery from Bridge Street and Compo Road South. Montgomery, who served on the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) from 1951 to 1957, died July 4, 1985 at age 80. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Lewd Comments, Spitting Lead to Fight and Arrest

A California man who made lewd comments to a woman and spit on her at Viva Zapata’s Restaurant and then got into a fight with the woman’s boyfriend early Saturday morning has been charged with breach of peace, Westport police said.

William Bennewitz, 27, of Beverly Hills was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court Tuesday, July 22, according to Capt. Vincent Penna.

“Bennewitz reportedly approached a female patron, made lewd comments to her and then reportedly spit on her,” Penna said. “The female’s boyfriend then confronted Bennewitz, and a physical altercation ensued.”

The boyfriend, identified as Donald Duffy, was issued a summons on scene for breach of beace, released at the scene and given the same court date, Penna said.

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Honoring a Retired Firefighter

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Black bunting was up outside Westport Fire Headquarters on Post Road East today in honor of Louis B. Gentile, a retired firefighter who died July 10 at age 63. Gentile, a 27-year veteran of the department, retired in 2007. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Rotary Seeks Host Families for Czech Exchange Student

The Westport Rotary Club is seeking host families, each for a three-and-a-half-month period, to house a 17-year-old male exchange student arriving from the Czech Republic Aug. 17, Rotary officials said.

The student, described as a music lover and sports enthusiast who enjoys hockey, skiing, golf and volleyball, will attend Staples High School for the 2014-15 school year.

“There is nothing more rewarding than hosting an exchange student and providing them the opportunity to come to the U.S. and learn about American culture and traditions,” said Justin Phillips, youth services chairman for Rotary District 7980 of Southern Connecticut.

“Hosting an exchange student can also provide American families the chance to learn and connect with another corner of the globe,  and you never leave your local community,” he added. “Rotary Youth Exchange student programs open doors of understanding between cultures and international friendships.”

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Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Westport and area from noon today until late Tuesday night.

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Monday, July 14, 2014


9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
6:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Shellfish Commission
7:30 p.m. - 180 Bayberry Lane - Westport Weston Health District Board Canceled

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Feeding Fun at Wakeman Town Farm

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Caitlin Emra, 4, of Fairfield feeds sheep and goats today at the Westport Wakeman Town Farm Family Day. More than 300 persons turned out for the four-hour event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Getting Ready for Sack Race

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Youngsters line up ready today for the sack race at the Wakeman Town Farm Family Fun Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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