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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Taking the Plunge

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Among those taking the plunge today at Westport’s Compo Beach was John Klinga, 47, of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dorrie Harris for WestportNow.com

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Our Annual New Year’s Gift to WestportNow Readers

Once again, WestportNow is pleased to present as a New Year’s gift to its readers our review of the past year through the eyes of Westporters who contributed photos to WestportNow in 2008. CLICK HERE.

In 2008, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth—December saw a 55 percent increase in unique visitors over a year earlier.

As we near our sixth anniversary serving Westport, we are pleased that an increasing number of advertisers have learned that WestportNow reaches more Westporters than any other local Web site. Please patronize those who advertise and suggest to those who don’t they are missing the best advertising buy in Westport.

We are honored to be cited frequently by national publications as a trendsetter in Internet citizen journalism.

And we are very proud to have received two first place awards in May from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists—the first time Web-only publications were allowed in the competition.

Finally, we continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2009. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.

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Thursday, January 1, 2008 - NEW YEAR’S DAY


Westport Town Hall and Public Library are closed in observance of New Year’s Day

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Winds Postpone Fireworks, Hold Down First Night Crowds

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Wintry winds gusting to 50 miles per hour and a wind chill in the single digits caused postponement of the First Night Westport/Weston fireworks tonight and kept the New Year’s Eve crowds to only the most hearty. On Jesup Green, a bonfire was kept purposely small and finally was extinguished in mid-evening. Those who did turn up at various venues said they had a great time. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Hot Steps on a Cold Night

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The snow, winds and cold weather kept many away from tonight’s First Night Westport/Weston activities, but those who did turn up enjoyed the music, dancing, and family activities. At TD Banknorth on Westport’s Main Street, guests danced to River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Westport National Bank Cited in Madoff Scandal

UPDATE Two Florida law firms said today they have been retained by Florida investors to investigate claims against various third parties in connection with the Bernard Madoff alleged Ponzi scheme, including Westport National Bank on Post Road East.WestportNow.com Image
Two Florida law firms said they are investigating claims made against the Westport National Bank at 1495 Post Road in connection with Bernard Madoff. The bank denied any wrongdoing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com/file

In a statement, West Palm Beach-based McCabe Rabin and Boca Raton-based Stein, Stein & Pinsky said they had learned that investors in Florida and other states were solicited by a promoter to invest with Westport National Bank, a division of Connecticut Community Bank, N.A.

Both the promoter and Westport National Bank charged fees to investors who were placed with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, the statement said.

“When the news broke that Madoff’s operation was a Ponzi Scheme, the investors were devastated to learn that their millions ‘on paper’ did not exist,” the law firms said.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Remembering a Westporter

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A wreath today marked the spot on Post Road East where Billy Ford, 49, was struck and killed on Dec. 23 as he crossed the street to his home. A former custodian at Staples High School, he was employed at Trader Joe’s. Westport police ask anyone with information about the accident to contact them at (203)341-6000. Ellen Naftalin for WestportNow.com

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Winslow Fun

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Westport’s Winslow Park hosted youngsters and their sleds during today’s snowstorm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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New Year’s Eve Salute to United Nations

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The flags of member states of the United Nations flew in today’s snowstorm on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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New Year’s Eve Winter Challenge

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A New Year’s Eve snowstorm dumped about 4 inches of the white stuff on Westport today before ending in late afternoon. The snow and high winds made walking and driving a challenge. This view is along Compo Road South. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Getting Ready for First Night

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Westport Public Works crews were out putting up United Nations member flags today on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center in preparation for tonight’s fireworks display as part of First Night Westport Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Snow, Slippery Roads Cause Crashes

A rash of crashes on Westport area roadways today accompanied a New Year’s Eve snowstorm that forecasters said would whip up winds of more than 50 miles per hourWestportNow.com Image
A car slid off Westport’s Partrick Road and into a tree during today’s snowstorm. There were no injuries. It was one a rash of weather-related accidents on area roadways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

A three-car crash on Wilton Road near Marilane sent one person to Norwalk Hospital. Traffic in the area which is a main route between Westport and Wilton was snarled as police shut down roadways around the accident scene.

Westport firefighters also responded to a one-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway between Exits 41 in Westport and 40 in Norwalk. Reports said a vehicle slid off the roadway.

Minor accidents were reported on Greens Farms Road near Wake Robin Road, on Partrick Road, and on Hermit Lane.

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High Wind Warning Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a high wind warning for Westport and area in effect from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Easterly winds will shift to the northwest as rapidly intensifying low pressure passes east of the region this afternoon, an advisory said.

Once the winds shift to the northwest this afternoon, they will quickly increase to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph continuing into tonight.

During the height of the storm—late this afternoon into early this evening—a one- to three-hour period of 30 to 40 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph is likely, the advisory said.

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Fuel Efficient

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A traveler along Westport’s Greens Farms Road got some exercise while being fuel efficient. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - NEW YEAR’S EVE


10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Unique Perspectives: Photography by Six Westport Artists”
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “WestportNow Photographers: The Best From the Best”
3 p.m. - Midnight - various Westport locations - First Night
3 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Westport Town Hall - First Night events and activities
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - First Night, children’s book reading and artwork
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - First Night Westport family fun stop
4 p.m. - Midnight - Jesup Green - First Night: bonfire, food, music
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - First Night: watch award-winners from the 2008 Westport Youth Film Festival
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Westport-Weston First Night “Battle of the Bands”
7:15 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Watch the fireworks from the WAC deck

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First Night Set for Wednesday

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First Night Westport/Weston 2009 is ready to go despite a weather forecast that calls for 2 to 5 inches of snow on Wednesday. All one needs is $15 for a button to take part in the 15th annual New Year’s Eve celebration. There are a dozen fun-filled venues with more than 30 different shows to choose from locations all around Westport. The fun begins at 3 p.m. and continues to midnight with fireworks to usher in the New Year.  For more information visit the First Night Web site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a winter weather advisory for Westport and area for snow which is in effect from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Snow will begin early Wednesday morning and continue through the day Wednesday, the advisory said. The snow will taper off late in the afternoon.

Winds will increase through the day and will result in blowing snow reducing visibilities and causing near whiteout conditions into the evening, the advisory said. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches is expected with higher amounts over the higher terrain.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

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High Winds Down Trees, Power Lines

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High winds with gusts reaching more than 50 miles per hour, downed trees and power lines around Westport today. This was the scene on Old Hill Road where a tree fell against power lines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Bridgeport to Norwalk Car Chase Ends in Westport

UPDATE A 19-year-old Branford man led police on a multi-town high speed car chase early today, including a wrong way I-95 ride, that ended on Westport’s Post Road West.

No one was injured in the chase that came to a halt near Kings Highway South at about 2:50 a.m. The chase ended when the car ran over “stop sticks” laid down by a Fairfield officer which punctured several of its tires.

The male driver, later identified as Douglas Yamada, initially was spotted by state police in Fairfield shortly after 2 a.m. He then crossed into Bridgeport before heading south on I-95. He apparently was wanted on motor vehicle charges.

In Norwalk, he did a U-turn on I-95 and headed north in the southbound lanes, eventually getting off at Exit 18 in Westport. Police chased him through Westport along the Post Road back into Norwalk.

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Wind Advisory Issued

UPDATE The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a wind advisory for Westport and area which is in effect until 1 p.m.

A cold front moving through the area is bringing strong westerly winds. Sustained wind speed of 20 to 30 mph are expected, an advisory said.

Much stronger gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range are possible especially this morning. A private weather station on Westport’s shore measured a gust at 58 mph before dawn.

These winds will be capable of knocking down tree limbs and wires as well as loose holiday decorations, the advisory said.

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Westport at Dusk

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The view at dusk on Monday along the Sugatuck River in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Unique Perspectives: Photography by Six Westport Artists”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “WestportNow Photographers: The Best From the Best”
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Family Program: Vaction Movie - “Wall-E”

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In Step

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A dog and master keep in step early today at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Monday, December 29, 2008

All Gone: 19 High Point Road

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The house and a mighty tree at 19 High Point Road, off Long Lots Road were demolished today.  Built in 1954, the one-story ranch had 3,164 square feet, was situated on a 1.03-acre property and changed hands this month at $1,125,000.  It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Sept. 30, 2008. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers Dec. 8 - 12, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Dec. 8 - 12, 2008:

Bruce and Celeste Amlicke Trs. to Karen Zames, 6 Cob Drive, $2,490,000 WN property.jpg

John G. Manning Tr. to Jeremy and Tracy Benton, 169 Newtown Turnpike, $874,000

Judith A. Hamer to Jason Kiefer and Allison Meehan, 19 Webb Road, $785,000

Thomas L. and Nancy Broadbent to Paul J. Keeler Tr., 251 Greens Farms Road, $1,750,000

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