Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Buggy or Bus
Dancing in the Aisle
Listening to the music of a bluegrass group, Basket Landing, this little girl could not resist the beat, and got up to move with the music during tonight’s First Night Westport Weston 2008 celebration. The group performed at the Westport Weston Family Y. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Monday, December 31, 2007
Chilly New Year’s Eve Walk
Flying the U.N. Flags for New Year’s
Red Balloons Mark First Night Venues
Red balloons marked the 14 venues where today’s First Night Westport Weston 2008 events were being held, including the Westport Center for Senior Activities on Imperial Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
A Chase, Then a Crash
A tow truck operator prepares to remove the car of a Westport Main Street shoplifting suspect after he crashed head-on into a parked and unoccupied pickup truck on Coleytown Road near Easton Road. The man was being pursued by Westport police when the crash occurred. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Suspected Shoplifter Crashes During Westport Police Chase
UPDATE A suspected shoplifter being pursued by Westport police crashed his car head-on into a parked pickup truck today on Coleytown Road near Easton Road after a high speed chase on the Merritt Parkway.
A shoplifting suspect’s vehicle crashed into a parked and unoccupied pickup truck today on Coleytown Road near Easton Road. Two water company workers moments earlier had been working on the box between the vehicles. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The man, later identified as a Chilean national, Manuel Galacia, 65, was injured in the crash and taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. He was later released and held at Westport police headquarters on $25,000 bond pending a court appearance Wednesday.
During the chase, the suspect tossed items out of his window apparently taken from Parfumerie Douglas Cosmetics at 57 Main St., according to detectives who recovered the merchandise.
Two water company workers had just left an equipment box next to where the crash occurred and were uninjured.
New Year’s Eve Run
Running Out the Year
Metro-North Operating Extra New Year’s Eve Service
Metro-North’s New Haven Line is operating extra service today for New Year’s Eve.
The line is operating a regular Saturday schedule today with additional service during the morning and evening peaks.
In addition, it will have extra afternoon and evening inbound service, and overnight service into the “wee hours” of Tuesday, New Year’s Day. Last trains will leave Grand Central Terminal between 5 a.m. and 5:33 a.m.
Off-peak fares will be in effect today and Tuesday. December commutation tickets will be valid on New Year’s morning between midnight and 6:30 a.m., as well as for one additional courtesy ride until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the railroad said.
Round Pond Reflections
Monday, December 31, 2007
Westport Town Hall and public schools are closed except for First Night events. The Westport Public Library is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3 p.m. to midnight - various locations - First Night Westport/Weston: see FNWW Web site for event and venue information
Four in Hand
Puppy Protest Anniversary
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Westport firefighters clean up after a two-vehicle accident today at the intersection of Post Road East and Imperial Avenue. No one was injured in the accident but a pickup truck involved had to be taken from the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Toys ‘R’ Us Begins Closing Sale on Post Road East
Toys ‘R’ Us at 1850 Post Road East near the Fairfield line has begun a store closing sale. An employee said the store will be closed by Jan. 30. T. J. Maxx is expected to take over the prime retail spot with its HomeGoods outlet. Toys ‘R’ Us has been at the location since 1992 when it took over a spot formerly occupied by Child World. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Man Robs Bank at Stop & Shop
Bank suspect: caught on video. Contributed photoUPDATE A man robbed a bank at Westport’s Stop & Shop supermarket today near the Fairfield line, police said.
The robbery at the People’s United Bank branch inside the store at 1790 Post Road East occurred at 11:20 a.m. The amount of money taken was not immediately known.
Police said the robber approached the counter, demanded money, and then left by the store’s east exit. A note was recovered at the scene. The man, described as about 5-foot-7, in his 50s, and wearing a black jacket, jeans, and sunglasses, did not display a weapon, police said.
Police were not sure whether he escaped on foot or in a vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact the detective bureau at (203)341-6080.
Happiness is a Girl, Her Dog, and a Ball
Sunday, December 30, 2007
No events are scheduled.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Close Call on Ford Road
A Weston woman receives medical treatment (behind firefighters) after she lost control of her Jeep Wrangler today on Ford Road and the car ended up caught in trees just above the Saugatuck River. She managed to get out of the car before police and firefighters arrived and was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport EMS personnel prepare to transport a Weston woman to the hospital today after her car rolled down the Saugatuck River embankment on Ford Road. Westport firefighters put down absorbent booms and pads to absorb fluids and prevent contamination of the river. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Protest Continues as the Year Ends
As 2007 draws to a close, peace advocates maintained their hour-long Saturday morning vigil today on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge over the Saugatuck River in Westport. The protest began two and a half years ago, in June of 2005, and has continued regardless of weather conditions with about 25 Westporters, sometimes augmented by out-of-town visitors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Follow the Leader
It was follow the leader for these skaters at the Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink at Longshore Club Park. The rink’s holiday schedule includes open skating through New Year’s Day. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 7:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
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