Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Blaze of Color
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Noon - Westport Public Library - Authors@the Library: Jerry Labriola on “The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonaparte”
7 p.m. - Westport Public Library - McManus Room - Community Conversation on Global Warming
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – RTM Employee Compensation/Finance/Public Protection/Education Committees
Monday, October 29, 2007
Halloween Revelers Crowd Main Street
Westport’s Main Street was crowded with Halloween revelers today at the Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Merchants Association, and Police Athletic League sponsored the town’s annual Halloween parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Westport Police Officer Craig Kupson shows off his motorcycle to a youngster dressed in similar gear during today’s Halloween parade on Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Witches on Parade
Westport Inn Sold for $13.1 Million
The Westport Inn, Westport’s largest hotel and a fixture on Post Road East for decades, has been sold to a New York owner and developer for $13.1 million, according to a filing in the Town Clerk’s Office.
The new owners of the Westport Inn will undertake extensive renovations of the 115-room facility, according to a broker involved in the sale. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) File photo
The 115-room facility at 1595 Post Road East occupies more than three acres and features an indoor pool, fitness facility, meeting space, and restaurant and lounge. It was bought by Ranger Properties LLC.
“The new owner plans to extensively renovate and reposition the inn, so the Westport Inn will be taken to an even higher level of accommodations and service,” said Joe McCann, president of Philadelphia-based Optimum Hotel Brokerage, the firm which represented the seller in the transaction.
McCann, a former Westport resident, added, “With Westport’s high land costs and prohibitive zoning restrictions, the hotel is situated at the epicenter of one of the highest barriers-to-entry markets in the country.”
815 Vaccinated in Flu Clinics
The Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) announced today that 815 residents received their flu shots earlier this month at the Health District’s flu clinics.
The Health District collaborated with various town departments including police, fire, parks and recreation, EMS, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), as well as its own volunteers in the large-scale event.
“We plan these large clinics, not only to provide quick and easy access to our residents, but also to train our staff and volunteers on handling large-scale emergencies,” said Sue Jacozzi, Director of Health. “We are very pleased with the numbers this year. People realize the importance of being prepared.”
WWHD nurses vaccinated 526 persons at Westport’s Bedford Middle School on Oct. 20 with an average time of six minutes per person spent from their entry to the clinic to their exit. A second flu clinic took place at the Norfield Church,Weston where 289 residents were vaccinated.
Town Clerk’s Office Open Saturday for Absentee Ballots
Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss announced today that her office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate voters applying for an absentee ballot to vote in the Nov. 6 municipal election.
Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office daily Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be available through Monday, Nov. 5 until 4:30 p.m., Strauss said.
Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 when the polls officially close.
The Town Clerk’s office is located in the Town Hall at 110 Myrtle Ave. in Room 105. Applications for absentee ballots can be downloaded from the town Web site at www.westportct.gov .
Halloween Parade Today on Main Street
The Westport Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Merchants Association and Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) will team up today to host the annual downtown Westport Halloween parade for children.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. in front of the Westport Weston Family Y and conclude at 4 p.m. on Veterans Green opposite Town Hall.
Children will march up Main Street, trick or treating along the way, making their way to Town Hall for more treats. Giveaways from Westport PAL and trick or treat bags from Parks and Recreation will be available.
Parents and shoppers are asked to avoid parking on Main Street between Post Road East and Kings Highway North from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to make way for the trick or treaters.
Early Morning Run
Monday, October 29, 2007
3 p.m. - Main Street - Halloween Parade
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Teen Gaming In The Afternoon (ages 12 and up)
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Planning & Zoning/Ordinance Committees
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Sunday at the Beach
Sunday, October 28, 2007
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Center for Senior Activities - Westport Farmers Market
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Turn of the Screw”
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wreckers Defeat Norwalk Bears 15-3
Senior Jeff Frusciante hauls in a 24-yard pass from Mike Samela for a touchdown today as Staples defeated the Norwalk High School Bears 15-3. Frusciante scored both Staples touchdowns. The Wreckers, playing in rainy weather on their synthetic turf field, improved to 6-0 on the season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com
Power Outage Affects Hundreds, Including Playhouse
A power outage in Westport’s center today affected more than 600 Connecticut Light and Power Company customers, including the Westport Country Playhouse and the adjacent Dressing Room restaurant. The outage stretched from the Post Road East intersection of Imperial and Myrtle Avenues east to Playhouse Square, knocking out the traffic light at the intersection. The Playhouse delayed its 4 p.m. show of “The Turn of the Screw” and then went ahead using an emergency generator which provided only worklights for the show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Playhouse Hosts “Halloween Spooktacular”
The Westport Country Playhouse today presented its third annual “Halloween Spooktacular.” Artistic Director Tazewell Thompson welcomed the audience and entertained them with Halloween stories and jokes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Witches and Pirates Converge on Playhouse
All Gone: 8 Joann Circle
The house at 8 Joann Circle off Roseville Road was demolished today. Built in 1960, the 2,062-square-foot, one-story ranch house was situated on a one-acre property and changed hands in September for $1,200,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Oct. 5. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature Wraps Up
The final day of the Westport Public Library’s Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature drew a large crowd today at Saugatuck Elementary School despite heavy rain. The program included a morning symposium of authors presentations followed in the afternoon with the authors conducting individual sessions for small groups. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday Morning Jam
Traffic on the Post Road through Westport today was jammed as northbound traffic on I-95 was diverted at Exit 16 in Norwalk because of a fatal accident. View is on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center. A truck diverted from I-95 got stuck under the railroad overpass on Saugatuck Avenue, adding to the traffic woes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Accidents on Rainy Roadways Snarl Traffic
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Traffic was backed up this morning on I-95, the Merritt Parkway and the Post Road through Westport due to accidents on both I-95 and the Merritt. View is from a traffic camera at Exit 17 in Westport showing no northbound traffic, which was diverted at Exit 16 in Norwalk because of an accident, and heavy southbound traffic. A truck driver died in the Norwalk accident, which occurred about 6:30 a.m. State police did not reopen the roadway until after noon. DOT image
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